Getting Lit S2EP7: Writing a Romance Novel for Dummies

By Leslie Wainger Ilana and Wendy have a great discussion about the writing process, both within the romance genre and without, as well as try to think of all the most popular romance...

Books I Read, Vol 60

Witches, spooks, angry elves, and giant matchmaking country parties. Alex Craft Series: 1,2,3 Author: Kalayna Price Books: Grave Witch, Grave Dance, Grave Memory Tags: I see dead people, private...

Books I Read, Vol 60

Witches, spooks, angry elves, and giant matchmaking country parties. Alex Craft Series: 1,2,3 Author: Kalayna Price Books: Grave Witch, Grave Dance, Grave Memory Tags: I see dead people, private eye, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, elves, reapers, love...

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Books I Read Vol 59

Shelly Laurenston Part 3!   Bite Me Pride #9 Him: Polar bear-tiger shifter hybrid, relaxed and easygoing with a secret mean streak, freelance bodygaurd/security detail, worked on the same job with Toni. Her: Rude, sarcastic short-fused photographer, straight-laced but...

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Books I Read, Vol 58

Part 2 of the Laurenston Shifterstavaganza!   Beast Behaving Badly Pride #5 Him: OCD, anal retentive, superstar hockey player, lion-polar bear shifter hybrid, on Lock's shifter hockey team. Her: ADHD, bouncy, goofball wolf-wild dog shifter hybrid, plumber, best friend...

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Books I Read, Vol 57

I have been TEARING through these Shelly Laurenston books. Quippy, fun, off-the-wall shifters getting paired off in mismatched pairs like Noah's Ark having a wife swap night. Lots of personality, lots of fun, lots of action, lots of sexy times, and hardly any big ol'...

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Books I Read Vol 56

Three Quinns and a Guillory: weddings, spies, gothic novels, fake significant others, mistaken identities, and heinous lack of communication. Ten Things I Love About You Author: Julia Quin Series: Bevelstoke #3 Tags: Regency, PTSD, saved from a bad marriage with...

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Getting Lit S2EP6: The Wedding Date

By Jasmine Guillory This month, Ilana's mom Sandy joins us! Favorite quote: Sandy: "Who has time for hobbies?" Ilana: "You are right now in one of our hobbies."   "The Wedding Date"   Ingredients: 1/3 oz brandy 3 oz Brut champagne a...

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Books I Read Vol 55

It's a Quinnestravaganza! Oh man, I am just one book shy of making this post the Quintessential Quintuplet of Quinn Novels. Bummer.   Splendid Author: Julia Quinn Series: Splendid Trilogy Tags: American, Indomitable Ingenue, Moody Duke, mistaken identity Format:...

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Books I Read Vol 54

Kill or Be Kilt Author: Victoria Roberts Series: Highland Spies #3 Tags: Highlanders!, childhood sweethearts, older man, strong and silent Format: ebook Rating: meh.   Oh man, I so thought I was going to enjoy this. Growly, terse older man! Younger woman with a long...

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Books I Read Vol 53

The Chase Author: Lynsay Sands Series: Deed #3 Tags: Highlander-Medieval times-ish, woman in brees, ladies man Format: audiobook Rating: yay.   Ladies men are not my flavor of choice, but she was pretty funny. Our heroine is a sword swinging, brees wearing,...

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Books I Read Vol 52

An indomitable ingenue, nursing back to health, AMNESIA, and icky cold vampires taken down by the Power of the Vajayjay.   Because of Miss Bridgerton Author: Julia Quinn Series: Rokesbys #1 Tags: historical romance, Napoleonic wars, stick in the mud, spirited woman,...

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Getting Lit S2EP05: Hot and Badgered

By Shelly Laurenston. This month, Ilana prepared for us some literary questions: Literary critics have said that Hot and Badgers is possibly the finest honey badger shapeshifter novel ever produced. Discuss: Is what ways are the characters of this novel both hot AND...

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Books I Read Vol 51

  Ahhh, so glad to be back from a short hiatus in BIRs. Let's see, what have I been up to?   Lake Silence Author: Anne Bishop Series: The Others #6 Tags: shifters, elementals, humans are the real monsters, MURDER Format: audiobook Rating: yay!   Hooray!   I am NOT...

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Getting Lit S2EP03: First Grave on the Right

By Darynda Jones In this episode, we have not one but TWO special guest stars: Ilana's sisters Suzie and Naomi! Naomi helped us trash the book, and Suzie brought the Shock Jock to Getting Lit by contributing sound effects. We discuss the trials of being a...

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Book I Read Vol 50

  Hard Core Author: Tess Oliver Series: N/A Tags: Contemporary, Tats, Broken Puppy, Ex-Con, Man Bun Format: audiobook Rating: meh.   I'm not quite sure what's so "hard core" about this book. I mean, it could have been called Perfectly Nice Man But Has a Record,...

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Body Blog: Weighting and Waiting

  I'm toying with the idea of making a new post category. I've been soaking myself in body positivity lately, so a lot of my thoughts are going that direction. However, I don't think that Books I Read is the right venue for them. So I'm trying this out....

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Books I Read Vol 49

Dislusterating, whiskey-making, Ne'er-Do-Well brother. Extreme klutziness; flatulent bloodhounds. Apocalypse is coming, so the gods have a party.   DNF: A Devil in Scotland Author: Suzanne Enoch Series: No Ordinary Hero #3 Tags: Scotland, Highlander, childhood...

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Getting Lit S2EP02: The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne

By Madeline Hunter. Highlights: "My husband: long time listener, first time stenciler." "The angstier the hero, the more he's an asshole." "You have to ask yourself: what level of asshole am I comfortable with?" "Walking, talking bags of money...and abs."...

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Books I Read, Vol 48

  Health at Every Size edition!!! February was a very HAES month. Featuring: kickass diverse yoga, another great read on how diets are bullshit, and a fabulous podcast that has been slowly changing my life for the better.      Every Body Yoga Author: Jessamyn Stanley...

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Getting Lit S2EP01: His Precious Cargo

By Ava Cuvay. Highlights: "I just don't have much faith in humanity..." "A human rubix cube you solve with your vagina." "It's statistically unlikely that anyone you meet is secretly a prince." GETTING LIT WORLD TOUR RECAP The Spot...

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Books I Read, Vol 47

  Sexy Times Book Genie | English Postgrad Goes Vamp: The Expositioning! | American Gods the book (but more importantly, Ian McShane) | Stripper Space Romance with Laser Guns of LoOoOove!   Fantasy Lover Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon Series: Hunter Legends #1 Tags:...

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Books I Read, Vol 46

Duke seeks vengeance, creates hobo vigilante. | Lackluster dragon shifter with the first dog sidekick I want to punch in the face. | Sexy chocolate making times with Duke & Co. If I Only Had a Duke Author: Lenora Bell Series: Dastardly Dukes #2 Tags: historical...

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Getting Lit S1EP12: Pirate Prince

By Gaelen Foley. Highlights: "You, fictional character from the land of Fae, are responsible for Brexit." "Laying it all out there: sex with reindeer, whipped in the face." "Ilana, you can't give this two stars just because of a cat!" "They are kind of...

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