posts by Janine:
Dear Simon Jimenez, Your debut novel, The Vanished Birds (2020), is one of my favorite science fiction novels of recent years. It earned an A from me when I reviewed it and made my Best of 2020 list. I’ve been waiting with bated breath for the release of The Spear ... more >
A few weeks ago, we discussed the emotional dynamics of sex scenes and their role in the story. Now for a broader conversation about our other likes and dislikes, what we want more of and our pet peeves. Here are the questions I asked DA’s other contributors: In general, do ... more >
Got a book you want to talk about? Frustrated with a book or series? In love with a new one? Found a buried treasure? An issue that keeps popping up in the books you are reading? Just want to chat about stuff in general?
Ilona Andrews’ new book in the Hidden Legacy series, the conclusion to Catalina and Alessandro’s romance, is now out. Here, Sirius and I review it together. –Janine Janine: Ruby Fever begins with Alessandro proposing to Catalina and Catalina accepting his proposal. They are very much in love but in this ... more >
Janine: Hi guys. It’s time for a new conversation post, and this one is about sex scenes—their dynamics and their role in books. Here are a few questions: How much does the emotional dynamic or tenor in a sex scene matter to you? Do you prefer that the sex in ... more >
Dear Tasha Suri, It pains me to write this review of The Oleander Sword (book two in the Burning Kingdoms series, which began with The Jasmine Throne), because while this isn’t a terrible book, The Jasmine Throne was my favorite book of 2021, as well as the most romantic and ... more >