Freedom to Tinker provides 2009 predictions which include netbook/larger iPhone at $899; civil lawsuits over violation of terms of service based on Lori Drew case; Obama administration prosecutions for large scale bittorrent abusers.
Alpha Heroes wonders what is up with the animal-like genetalia. Rhev (the hero in JR Ward’s next book) is a sympath whose penis has a “barb” (google wolves and barb kids). This isn’t the first barb in romance. You can that NYTimes bestselling author Lora Leigh. (Thanks Bec).
Mills & Boon is hooking up with Rugby Football Union to produce Rugby related romance books. Bring some sports to us in the States, Harlequin!! Now I propose we suggest our own favorite titles: BOUGHT: The Revengeful Rugby Tycoon’s Virgin Princess Bride’s Secret Baby. Top that, I dare you. (Thanks Ann).
Not to send Nora Robert’s blood pressure through the roof, but Christian author Neale Donald Walsch got caught plagiarising someone, admitted it when caught, and now his fans are all outraged that he’s being accused of doing something wrong because the original content creator, Candy Chand, “might even be flattered by an author of your stature finding in her work such quality that it moved him to breed further life into it.” ha ha ha ha ha.
Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and 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