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Reading Resources

4 Ways to Whittle Your TBR Pile Down FAST!

5 Shortcuts for Finding Your Next Great Read in Record Time

8 Warning Signs You Are Addicted to Time Travel Romance

About The Industry – All Romance eBooks Trend Analysis for 2011

Advantages And Drawbacks Of Both Paper And Pixel Books

Are Print Books Really Doomed?

Are Print Publishers Really Doomed?

Are you missing out on the good stuff?

Are Your Amazon Reviews Being Deleted? Here’s Some Reasons Why (and what to do about it).

A Toolkit And Compass for Romanceland Series

Part 1: Romanceland Meltdown
Part 2: Finding Books – Part 1
Part 3: Finding Books – Part 2
Part 4: Assessing Books
Part 5: Contributing To Word-of-Mouth

Author Hack for Amazon Readers

Because Indie Legacy Published Books Are Full of Typos

Binge Reading

Blog.  Newsletter.  What’s the difference?

Can’t Afford An eReader? How to Read eBooks Now…For Free

Can’t Keep up? 9 Ways to Simplify Your Romance eBook Collection

The Case for Slow Reading

Damn Good Romances

Part I:  Damn Good Romances

Part II: Romantic Tension

Part III: Romantic Conflict

Part IV: Emotional Intensity

Part V: Heart Stopping Moments

Part VI: Uncertainty of Outcome

Part VII: The Moment of Ultimate

Part VIII: Happy Ever After…For Now

Does Size Matter?

Do I Have to Buy Indie Books?

Do I HAVE To Read E-Books?

End of an Era…er…Series. 🙂

ePub Reader Software For Cellphones & Tablets Compared.

Get Organized – Transitioning to Paperless Reading

How Books Are Made

How I Number Series…and Why.

How Safe Is Your Romance Collection from Retailer Raids? –3 Hacks For Protecting Your Books

How To Fix Your Series Addiction When The Next Book Is Months Away

How to Get Back to Enjoying Reading Again

How to read Amazon Books Anywhere – No Kindle Needed.

Is Romance A Feminist Genre?

Light Summer Reading

No Menage? Not Much Sex? Why Bother?

The Next Phase of Ebook Reading – Multi-Function Devices

Paper versus Pixels – A Very Personal Take

The Reading Life – A New Trend in eReaders?

Refashioning, Frugality and the New Poor…Indie Reading Is Part of The New Sexy.

Quotes About Reading & Writing

Reviews

Reviews I: Why I Don’t Do Fiction Reviews

Reviews II: Professional Reviews

Reviews III: Reader Reviews

Reviews IV: Alternatives to Reviews

Ticking Clock, Romance Locks, and Screwing With The Formula…There’s Fun In Them Thar Tropes!

Top 9 Things Readers Should Know About Series

Why You Shouldn’t Rely On Best Seller Lists To Buy Romances

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Stories About My Books

All Of Time And The Whole World, Too

The Arthurian Romance With A Funny Title

Big Enough to Prop a Door Open!

The Big Freaking Dude

The Blood, Sweat and Gritty-Eyed Truth Behind Carson’s Night

By Any Other Name…? No, I Don’t Think So

Byzantine Heartbreak — Book of the Year.

A Drop O’ Scotland’s Finest

Eight Things You Should Know About Caden Rawn

End of an Era…er…Series. 🙂

Gargoyles as heroes? Werewolves are bad enough.

The Good Story, the Bad Story and My Story

I Freakin’ Quit!!!

Nick Escobedo – Who ARE You, Really?

The Oxymoronic Genre – Erotic Urban Fantasy

Rocketships & Romance!!

A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

SFR Galaxy Award 2016 for Faring Soul.

Sherlock Holmes Had A Secret Lover?

Stepping Right Up…

The Story Behind Diana

Super Brat Meets Do-Right Hero

What If…?

Why I Decided To Become A Novelist

Why Set a Thriller in Western Australia?

Why Vampires and Ménage and Time Travel?

The Bastard Language

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MMF Menage

Do Women Like MMF?

Ease Yourself Into MMF Romances Series

Part 1: Ménages Categorized
Part 2: How can MMF be romantic?
Part 3: How To Read Your First MMF Romance
Part 4: Where To Find Your MMF Romances
Part 5: Narrow Down Your List of Potential MMF Novels
Part 6: Keeping Track

The Heroes in MMF Romance Don’t Need Classification

Let Me Count The Ways

MM and MMF – Let’s Try Again. Why Do Women Like Men Who Like Men?

MMF Relationships – Finding A Third

MMF Romance Resource Page

The MMF Thing…How to Get It

Recommended MMF Books. (I was mad. Mad, I tell you…)

Recommended MMF Romance Titles

What Do YOU Think of MMF?

Why Vampires and Ménage and Time Travel?

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Vampires

6 Guaranteed, Sure-Fire Ways To Snare Your Own Vampire In Record Time (IQ Not Included)

And Then There Was Two…Vampires

May You Live In Interesting Times

How to Kill a Vampire

How Vampires Stay Happy – and how you can, too

It’s Just A Job – Vampires

A Kiss of Vampires…The Kiss of Death?

Poor, Blighted Vampires

Vampires and Immortality…Just One Teeny Problem.

Vampire Powers – Holy Objects, Garlic

Vampire Powers – Mental Domination

Watching History Unfold

What if We Weren’t The Top Cats?

What Are The Fangs Actually FOR?

What’s With Vampires and Mirrors?

Who Says Vampire Romance Books are Dying?

Why Vampires and Ménage and Time Travel?

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Paranormal Romance

8 Warning Signs You Are Addicted to Time Travel Romance

The 9 Laws of Time Travel in Romances

Are Strong Women Too Strong?

The Challenges of Serial Lives Management

Doppelgängers

Gargoyles as heroes? Werewolves are bad enough.

How Vampires Stay Happy – and how you can, too

In or Out…Or Something Else?

Is it Worth The Time, Marrying Ephemerals? – Part I

Is it Worth The Time, Marrying Ephemerals? – Part II

It’s Just A Job – Angels

It’s Just a Job – Demons

It’s Just a Job: Fairies

It’s Just A Job – Ghost

It’s Just A Job – High Elves

It’s Just A Job – Incubus

It’s Just A Job – Vampires

It’s Just a Job – Werewolf

It’s Just A Job – Wood Elves

Lingerie – Make Your Own

Time Travels – A Cheat’s Way Of Sneaking In The Unpopular Eras

My Top 12 Paranormal/Fantasy TV Series Ever (for now)

What’s With Vampires and Mirrors?

“Where’s the DeLorean?” – Time Travel Devices v’s Just Being There

Why Thor Isn’t as Cool as You Thought He Was

Why Vampires and Ménage and Time Travel?

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Romantic Suspense & Thrillers

Are Strong Women Too Strong?

My Favourite Romantic Suspense TV Series

What IS Romantic Suspense, Exactly? – Part I

What IS Romantic Suspense, Exactly? – Part II

Romantic Suspense Heroes – Why Are They Always In Uniform?

Sherlock Holmes Had A Secret Lover?

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More Sexy Stuff

Bonnie & Clyde – Sex Sells

Does Your Skill in Bed Match Your Appearance?

Pretty Lips on Men – What Makes Them Kissable?

Sexy Lips on Men…Revisited.

Hot Sex and Story Telling

Hugh Jackman as Rhett Butler.

Man Watching

Slender is A Status Symbol

So Where Are The Thick Romance Heroines?

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Historical Stuff

119th Boston Marathon

1977. A Mere 33 Years And An Eon Of Differences Ago.

1983’s Laptop

The Abdication Of Bonaparte And The Count of Monte Cristo

Air Quality in 1666 London Takes a Dive

The Album of a Generation…or Two Or Three

Alexander Really Was Great.

All Of Time And The Whole World, Too

And a Divorce is Arranged…

Anne Boleyn – A Cautionary Tale

The Battle of Trafalfar – English Supremacy, But Not the End of the War

Beware the Ides of March…But Why?

Bluebeard Gets His Just Rewards

The Burning of Rome

Camelot – The Once and Future King Strides On

Camelot is 54 Years Old

CATS is Thirty-One Today.

A Classic Stockholm Syndrome Girl

Cleopatra, Seventh Queen of Egypt

Columbus and His Day

The Death of Pompeii

The Difficulties of Writing Really Old Erotic Historical Romances

The Eiffel Tower Started Life As A Gate

Equality for Women: Not such a hot idea.

The Fall of Rome

The First Academy Awards

Fletcher Christian’s Heritage

French by Spilled Blood

The Galilean Moons

GONE WITH THE WIND Premiers…76 years ago

The Grassy Knoll – 48 Years of Classic Conspiracy

The Grey Lady Blows Out The Candles

Handcrafted Goodness

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Tudor

Happy Birthday, Los Angeles!

Harry Potter Lives

Henry VIII Lives On.

Hogwarts Here on Earth is 378 Today

i have seen the writing on the wall…

It’s Sherlock Holmes’ Birthday!

King Kong Debuted 81 Years Ago Today

The Last Beatles Live Performance

The Last Day of the Roman Empire…or is it?

Lemuria

Long Live King James

Long Live the Queen…but which one?

Marriage Modernization

The Mother Road No Longer a Highway

The Mounties are 95 Years Old

Mt. St. Helens – 23 Years Ago Today

New Amsterdam, 360 Years Ago

The Only Unsolved Case Of Air Piracy In American History

Orson Welles Does His Creepy Stuff

Peanuts is 63 today.

Pocohontas and John Rolfe

Poor Richard is 282 Years Old

Really Cool Historical Vacation Spots: Constantinople

Roe v’s Wade – 40th Anniversary.

Richard III – A lot of “Lasts”

RIP Armadeus

R.I.P, Caesar Augustus

Shakespearean Sonnets

Strawberry Fields Forever.

Trains!

Tut’s Tomb Discovered

Sherlock Holmes Had A Secret Lover?

A Short-Lived Reign

A True Romance

Vernal Equinox – Time to Burn Your Socks

A Very Old Building

Victor Hugo’s 211th Birthday

Vikings in Canada — 1013 years ago today.

Vikings Weren’t Really Vikings

The Wars of the Roses Begins

Where Are All The Hippies Now?

While Rome Burned….

Who Shot JR? 33 years ago today..

Who Were King Arthur’s Enemies?

Why It’s Impossible to Write An Historical Novel Accurately For A Modern Audience

The Worst Nuclear Accident, Ever.

The Year September Lost Two Weeks

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Erotic Romance

8 Lies Erotic Romance Authors Like to Tell

The Difficulties of Writing Really Old Erotic Historical Romances

Erotic Romance on TV and Film – It’s a Trade Off

Erotic Romance is NOT Erotica!

Erotic Romance…What It Is, and Is Not.

Hot Sex and Story Telling

The Mind Boggles….

Spanking On The Sofa…Are Romances Get Hot All Over?

Why Read Erotic Romance?

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Pulse Pause Moments

Adam Lambert

Alejandro and Elena De la Vega – Zorro

Anthony DiNozzo II

Aragorn…Again

Bad Form, Russian Style

Bill and Sam in TRUE BLOOD

A Body Guard With A Gun

Castle & Beckett

Captain Malcolm Reynolds and Wife.

Colin Farrell

Dances With Wolves

DESPARADO – The Rooftop

Endangered, Unrequited Love

Intriguing Heroes: Derek Reese (Brian Austin Green)

The Good Wife

Han Solo (again)

Han Solo

Ioan Gruffudd

The King

Outlander

Out Of Africa

Peter And Olivia – Fringe

Olivia and the President

Quinn and Huck, SCANDAL

A Really Bad Guy to Love

Richard Armitage…again.

Richard Flood, the Irish Scrapper

Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit

Thorin. Again.

Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Tony and Ziva, Part Deux

Vikings

A Scandal In Belgravia – Sherlock

Sherlock. No, not that one, the other one!

Why Didn’t I Notice Him Before?

Wolverine

You’ve Got Mail

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Bits and Pieces

21 Bad Boy Hero Quotes That Leave You Speechless

Absolutely Mind-Boggling Shoes

Age as a state of mind.

American, British, Australian or Canadian, Eh?

Bogus but Beautiful – Crop Circles

Care Not What the Neighbors Think

Caves – Some of the World’s Most Naturally Creepy Places

Expenditure Twenty Pound Ought And Six

Feel Good About Yourself in 1 Easy Step

Avast! Gabble and Drool, me’beauties!

The Dating Ritual Put To The Test

Damned Fools with Big Mouths

The Day Of The Dead

A Drop O’ Scotland’s Finest

Golden Oldies

How Books Are Made

The Immoveable Object and The Irresistible Force

International Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Kudos to Thorin (At Last!)

Light Summer Reading

Lingerie – Showing Your Bra Straps

Lingerie – Don’t Forget Stockings

Lingerie – Make Your Own

Lingerie – A Woman’s Secret Weapon

Lionlike Heroes

Minimize Your Therbligs

My Top 5 Most Influential Authors

Naked Dew Bathing

NASA’s Incredible Travel Posters

Pinch-Hitting

There are backpacks…then there are Backpacks.

The Road Not Taken

A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

Two Dark Spreads and A Bleak Christmas Later… Part I

Two Dark Spreads and A Bleak Christmas Later… Part II

Slave Labour. It’s Not Just For The History Books.

Smile for the Camera

Step Further Back Into Ancient History

Stonehenge – More Important Than We Thought

Supercentenarians, Age and Immortality

Super-studded Salary Cheques

The Surfing World – A Little Microcosm Of Its Own

Tea for Two, Times Five

The Use of Lubricant

Vikings Weren’t Really Vikings

Where Did All The Long-Haired Heroes Go?

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A Geek Girl’s Guide to….

Author Hack for Amazon Readers

Book Shop Hacking for Amazon Readers

Mottos To Live By

Picking Your Reader

Sideloading Books

Why It Pays To Be (A Little Bit) Geeky

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Science Fiction Romance

Angry Male Readers and SFR

Is SF Romance Really All That Difficult to Read?

SFR Galaxy Award 2016 for Faring Soul.

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The 21st Century Reader’s Manifesto

Don’t be Retail-Centric (You’ll Miss Out)

Stories Rule (Because They Do)

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My Favourite Books Ever

Gone With the Wind

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Fantasy & Mythology

Camelot – The Once and Future King Strides On

Hel…More Crowded than Hell

My Top 12 Paranormal/Fantasy TV Series Ever (for now)

The Oxymoronic Genre – Erotic Urban Fantasy

Point Ears, Stumpy Legs & Other Fantasy Cliches

Vikings Weren’t Really Vikings

Why Thor Isn’t as Cool as You Thought He Was

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