Dear Sonya Clark: I bought this novel on an impulse after reading your tweets about not seeing the small town life you knew represented much in the small-town romances you’ve read (even though you enjoyed the books). Most of the year I live in a not-wealthy state with a lot of small towns ... more >
NOTE: The hero relates his abuse as a child and his nieces are rescued from implied abuse. In 1866 on the empty Kansas prairie, two children shared a few desperate moments that changed their lives. For years afterward, each nursed a secret dream – that the other had grown into ... more >
Dear Ms. Jemisin, I was first introduced to your work via your debut, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. That novel excited me for various reasons. It was an original take on the “person fights for the throne” fantasy staple. The characters were not white. The worldbuilding was really interesting. And, of ... more >
Paint a mural. Start a battle. Change the world. Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. But then a corpse crashes the first party of the season. Her stroke-ridden grandfather starts apologizing over and over. And when the murals in her neighborhood ... more >
Welcome to the Promotional Thread for Authors. What’s this you say? I read quite a few blogs outside the romance blogosphere and many of the big ones have a daily open thread where the commenters drive the bus. The rules for Author Promo Night Open Thread are as follows: The ... more >
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