The Microsoft answer to Google’s book indexing program has been launched in a beta form (meaning its unfinished and may have bugs). Via Publisher’s Weekly. At this time, only public domain works are included but Microsoft hopes to partner with publishers.
Linda Howard, Drop Dead Gorgeous, No. 12 Nora Roberts, Rebellion, No. 22 (Peak 8 ) Mary Balogh, Gilded Web, No. 24 Christina Dodd, The Prince Kidnaps a Bride, No. 38 Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dark Side of the Moon, No. 49 (Peak 19) Eloisa James, Pleasure for Pleasure, No. 52 Nora Roberts, ... more >
Dear Mrs. Michaels, Just an aside, the whole time I was reading this one I kept thinking of antihistamines and sleep meds. Allegra Crispino’s mother ran off with an Italian opera singer and was cut off by her father, the Baron Dugdale (which is a silly name, isn’t it?). Now ... more >
Dear Ladies: Here’s the sttory behind how this book was chosen for the dueling review and why it’s late (it’s supposed to be a November dueling review). Jayne and I were tossing around ideas. I suggested Drop Dead Gorgeous but Jayne confessed to not having read Linda Howard in years. ... more >
While not romance news per se, it is related to women. The Wall Street Journal online has a freely available article about Milan’s movement away from the super thin model. Giovanna Melandri, Italy’s minister for youth policies, and Mario Boselli, the head of the National Chamber for Italian Fashion, have ... more >
The movie, with Annette Benning, looks hysterical, but Augusten Burrough’s book, Running with Scissors, is under attack. The Turcotte family filed a defamation suit in 2005 against the publisher, editor, agent, and author. The Turcotte’s claim that the memoirs are fabricated and sensationalized. Buzz Bissinger wrote the piece entitled, Ruthless ... more >