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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

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Poll: How do you like your heros?

[poll id="199"] I’ll admit I’m a bit shallow. I like my heroes tall, at least 6′.   I think other romance readers must as well because you rarely read about the short hero (even if the heroine is short, the hero… more

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Golden Era of Romance

[poll id="194"] McVane has kindly thought up some poll ideas for me. (They are hard, you guys!).   I thought this topic was particularly apt given two things.   First, there are some readers who believe that the best of romance is… more