*All the trigger warnings* NOTE: The review is pretty much spoiler-free but the comments are not. If you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t read the comments. Go read Kings Rising and then come back and talk to us about all the things. Janine: Three years ago, Kaetrin and I ... more >
The recommended read review of the long awaited release "Heart of Obsidian". It will answer many questions and leave you with many more. An intense reading experience.
When I started this series, I was working toward a consideration of why certain types Romance novels and authors are so popular right now, especially when they have generated so much controversy and even divisiveness among readers. I started with the assertion that Romance, because it covers the territory of ... more >
Last week I discussed the device of forced seduction as part of the literary legacy of North American captivity narratives on genre Romance. As I’ve noted several times during this series, I think that the genre as it has developed in America, at least (and I would include a good ... more >
Avon’s publication of Anna Campbell’s Claiming the Courtesan in 2007 sparked quite a conflagration online. Campbell’s unapologetic use of captivity and sexual force generated a great deal of discussion and controversy, some of which is captured nicely in Sarah Wendell’s review and its attendant comments. Many readers characterized the book ... more >
I had initially planned to jump right into late 20th century Romance novels and their reliance/reflection on captivity narratives, but since it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted, I realized that I needed to sit down and catch myself up. And that turned into this catching up post. I ... more >