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August 3 2017

Sex and Liberation, or Why Sex Scenes in Romance Can Matter

Sex scenes in romance are a (excuse the pun) sticky business. They’re variant depending on the subgenre, they often rely on politics of beauty, and they’re mostly between two straight,...
November 15 2016

Sex Doesn’t Sell? Wait...What Now?

Sex doesn’t sell. In books— at least per the bestseller-ometer! Believe it or not? Jodie Archer, ex-research lead on literature at Apple, and Matthew L. Jockers, an associate...
June 10 2015

Putting the “Adult” in Young Adult: Sex in YA

One of the reasons I read romance is the throbbing , bodice ripping, hot, steam factor—um, better known as the sex scenes. YA literature is marketed to teens, but many adults (yours truly)...
March 19 2015

A.M. Arthur’s Take on Poverty, Sexuality, and Male Bonding in The Truth as He Knows It

While the amount of men compared to women in m/m romance can be questionable, occasionally I find myself absorbed in an m/m romance that swims in male characters. A.M. Arthur’s The Truth as He...
February 4 2015

“You’re Welcome”: Magic Mike XXL Trailer

Just released, the first teaser trailer for Magic Mike XXL, where Channing Tatum reveals his rogueish charm (and other things), along with many other fine specimens. The heroine from the first...
October 3 2014

Pick Me! Auctions in Romance Novels

If you’ve ever seen the musical Oklahoma! you know that auctions can be synonymous with love play. In that story, farm owner Laurie is wooed by cowboy Curly and farmhand Jud during a day and evening...
September 27 2014

Trope of the Month: Mistresses and Courtesans!

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s]," which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance...
February 1 2014

First Look: L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov’s Payoff (February 3, 2014)

L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov Payoff Riptide / February 3, 2014 / $2.99 digital Tristan and Jared have got it made. When they aren’t raking in the cash together at Market Garden,...
December 8 2013

First Look: Sierra Dean’s Chasing Kings (December 17, 2013)

Sierra Dean Chasing Kings 
Samhain / December 17, 2013 / $4.50 digital Samantha Hart wishes things would stop happening in Vegas when a case of mistaken identity lands her in the Hard...