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About Jane Litte

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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Giveaway: You Knew Me When by Emily Liebert & a custom set of ZOYA nail polish

Giveaway: You Knew Me When by Emily Liebert & a custom...

The other day, I pulled this set out to photograph for the giveaway. Ned commented on how cool it was. I figure when a guy who doesn’t read romances or any type of books like these thinks a promotion is cool, the promotion has succeeded.  What we have today is 1 copy of Emily Liebert’s You Knew Me When and a set of custom nail polish by Zoya representing the different women in the story.

Emily Briebart ZOya



You Knew Me When

When Katherine Hill receives word of an inheritance from former neighbor Luella Hancock, she reluctantly returns home to the people and places she left behind. Hoping for a second chance, she’s met by an unforgiving Laney, her former best friend. And there’s someone else who’s moved on without her—someone she once loved. Tethered to their shared inheritance of Luella’s sprawling Victorian mansion, Katherine and Laney are forced to address their long-standing grudges. Through this, they come to understand that while life has taken them in different directions, ultimately the bonds of friendship and sisterhood still bind them together. But are some wounds too old and deep to mend?


I wish I could keep this set for my own!!

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Friday News: Smartphone adoption increasing; sexist problems in games bigger than boobs; and friendship

Friday News: Smartphone adoption increasing; sexist problems in games bigger than...

I love buying things on my smartphone but I think that’s primarily because I never forget my phone whereas I’ve forgotten my wallet more than once. I don’t really know how that happens. BGR

Therein lies the crux of the problem. The Cracked staff put together a list of 6 sexist video game problems that go beyond the hypersexualized bodies of women appearing in video games. They include glorifying rape culture, making the women into submissive characters, allowing previously capable women to be reduced to girls who need saving (via the dad ex machina which is awesome) and so forth.

And the comments are filled with hate for Anita Sarkeesian, whom male gamers believe is the root of all evil, and mansplaining about why none of the examples are really that bad. It’s games after all! And if they can’t glorify rape culture or save competent women then what else do they have to live for?