I’m of the mind that feminism without intersectionality doesn’t count as feminism anymore, and romance certainly falls behind when it comes to characters of color, as well as religion, physical ability and, as I’ll outline here, body type.
The first part of this article was a very small glance at the experiences women face everyday, and how romance novels are way to escape those realities. Part II will delve more into the damaging effects of monitoring, not simply what women do or don’t do, but what kind of information they consume and how … Continue reading When Men Comment on What Women Read (And Do) Part II
There are two articles, specifically, that brought this (these) posts to the fore. One for good reasons and bad comments, and the other for not so good reasons. Ultimately, they teach us the same lesson. We cannot comment upon or dictate the actions of others, when we have not shared their experiences - that applies … Continue reading When Men Comment on What Women Do (and Read) Part 1
After the Romance Writers of America 2016 Conference, my boyfriend and I explored San Diego for a few days, (majorly falling in love with the city in the process.) We’ve been back home on the east coast for a little over a week, and now that the dust has settled, I can take the time … Continue reading RWA16 In a Nutshell
DARK BREW A time travel romance Learn from the past or forever be doomed to repeat it. An interview with Diana about Dark Brew Where did the story come from? This story took 11 years from start to finish. I’m a longtime member of the Richard III Society, and in the spring of 2004, … Continue reading Dark Brew – Guest Post by Diana Rubino
There are a great many forgivable elements that show themselves time and again in the romance novel genre. For instance, based on our knowledge of history’s healthcare and abundant inbreeding, we know for certain that every duke, earl, marquis and prince was not, as our favorite novels lead us to believe, a hottie with a … Continue reading On the Shelf at 24
When it comes to asserting my own powers and going after what I want in the world, I take my cues from Jemma, Duchess of Beaumont and Lady Georgiana, better known as Chase, and the powerful owner of the most notorious gaming hell in London.