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Poll: Do You Skim/Skip Sex Scenes

[poll=219] There is an issue that was prompted by a review of Charlotte Featherstone’s Sinful written by our newest addition to Dear Author, John.   (He already had the J name). A couple of readers confessed that they are skimming or… more

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Backlist Title Dilemma

[poll id="213"] I was emailing with a friend of mine over two backlist titles from authors whose recent work we both enjoyed tremendously.   The backlist titles were such poor quality compared to the recent works and I thought that had… more

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Poll: Movies and Books

[poll id="212"] New Moon was released this past weekend and grossed a whopping $140.7 million. Record shattering.   New Moon also debuted at No. 5 on the NYT Bestseller Children’s list and spent 11 consecutive weeks on the list. There is… more

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Con Artist Protagonists

JMC posted last week about having problems with con artist protagonists. I’ve enjoyed the occasional assassin book such as Kelley Armstrong’s Nadia Stafford series or Barry Eisler’s John Rain series. Jenny Crusie seems to love the morally ambiguous protagonist with… more