Category Archives: authors

end-of-year bandwagon wrap-ups #5

Swag.  The idea of getting goodies from your fave authors brings out the squee in the majority of readers.Anyone who says otherwise is lying.  Just sayin’.However, after that initial burst of giddiness, a number of us realise we are stuck … Continue reading

Posted in authors, best of 2011, best ofs, extra further randomness, serious randomness | 31 Comments

well… what to do then?

Yes, indeed.I’m going to make the assumption that most of you who read my blog are also aware, to varying degrees, of what has happened in the last few days subsequent to my last post.  If not, and you are … Continue reading

Posted in authors, glbtq, m/m, readers, serious randomness, serious shit | 40 Comments

what’s a pen name got to do with it? another postscript cos now i’m seriously pissed

Earlier in the year I wrote this post after I had found out that a couple of extremely popular m/m romance and erotica authors writing as gay men were actually women. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I … Continue reading

Posted in authors, glbtq, m/m, serious randomness, serious shit | 79 Comments

author fan letter blog crawl

It is because I’m so awesome my honour and privilege to start off Kassa’s (aka ‘You can take that star and shove it!’) Epic Author Fandom Blog Crawl.  *huge round of applause* Thank you.  Thank you.  It is true.  Kassa recognises me as … Continue reading

Posted in authors, georgette heyer, kassa, leontine, Terry Pratchett | 33 Comments

things that make you go O_o

Since when has this ‘author’s cut’ thing been happening or have I just not noticed?Anyone have any idea how it works?  Or is it basically the same deal as a Director’s Cut, but with more pasting than cutting?  Especially of … Continue reading

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dear publisher and/or author

Dear Publisher/s and/or Author/s Two thumbs up for recently producing and creating m/m romances set in the Land of Oz.  That’s pretty awesome. What’s not so great is the whole use of American idioms and language in what is meant … Continue reading

Posted in authors, dear author, dear publisher, me, publishers, reading, serious randomness, suckage | 36 Comments

things that make you go O_o

Hypothetical question 1: Say an author reads a review of one of their books and it’s all positive bar one thing – in fact, the reviewer gives it 4+ stars – how do you think they might react?  By saying … Continue reading

Posted in authors, not a review, reviews, serious shit, things that make you go O_o | 29 Comments