Category Archives: romance novels

My December Reading Log

TweetFiction: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson is a charming romance with older characters set in a contemporary small English village. Major Ernest Pettigrew, a widower of six years, has just been told his brother unexpectedly died, when he … Continue reading

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Rutabagas and Unicorns: The Windflower by Laura London

TweetThis essay was written in 2012 for Heroes and Heartbreakers; it is no longer available there, as the site is defunct. I’m posting the essay again because Sharon Curtis passed away on September 4, 2022. Every lady of breeding knows. … Continue reading

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Romancing the Beast – Embracing Monstrousness in Romantic SFF

TweetI have a new post up at the SFWA blog: Romancing the Beast – Embracing Monstrousness in Romantic SFF.

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My May Reading Log

TweetFiction: Strong Wine by A.J. Demas is third in a trilogy about former solider and all-around mensch Damiskos and his spy/dancer lover Varazda, set in a world reminiscent of Classical Greece. I’d recommend reading this series in order, as a … Continue reading

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My April Reading Log

TweetFiction: Can’t Find My Way Home by Gwynne Garfinkle is a ghost story that’s also a period piece. Vividly set in mid-1970s New York City, it features Joanna Bergman, a young actress in a soap opera who’s developing an intense … Continue reading

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My March Reading Log

TweetFiction: Rescue Operations: Changes of Life by L.A. Hall, sixteenth in the Clorinda Cathcart’s Circle series, includes the return of Josh Ferraby to England amidst a complex plot, involving a vast number of people, to free a woman from an … Continue reading

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My January Reading Log

TweetFiction: The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton is a bitingly satirical alternate Victorian England in which women have learned to make their houses fly, and of course have used this ability to become pirates, and also spend … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Festive: Cotillion by Georgette Heyer

TweetIt’s true! I’ve never read Cotillion by Georgette Heyer! Until now. This book was published in 1953, so I felt free to include spoilers in this post. I found the novel charming, with typical Heyer character types, plotlines, and shenanigans, … Continue reading

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My September Reading Log

TweetFiction: The Factory Witches of Lowell by C.S. Malerich is historical fantasy set in nineteenth century Lowell, Massachusetts, which at the time was a factory town full of textile mills. Many of the workers in those mills were young, single … Continue reading

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Finding Refuge available this week!

TweetMy new novella, Finding Refuge, is now available! It’s science fiction with lesbian romance, telepathy, found family, and trauma recovery. They lost the revolution. But then, they found sanctuary—and hope. After the fascistic Federated Colonies crushes their interstellar revolt, freedom … Continue reading

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