Category Archives: romance

maybe it’s me, but… (part two)

In yesterday’s post about sappy endings a couple of people mentioned the believability associated with an HEA ‘coming out’ scene and its time frame. As I was responding to the comments, I kept wondering about which HEA I would think … Continue reading

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maybe it’s me, but…

Call me a romantic sap, but, by the book goddesses, can I get ridiculously gushy and gooey when there’s a big happy ending. Nothing like an overly dramatic, completely unrealistic I-love-you-and-will-do-anything-to-be-together-with-you-for-ever-and-ever-like-coming-out-in-a-very-public-way scene to warm the cockles of this reader’s heart. … Continue reading

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romance & the tough issues

*Warning: This post discusses sexual abuse in fiction. After my rant about my despised ‘twu wuv will cure what ails you’ trope, some of the comments started me thinking about the way sexual abuse is dealt with in m/m romance … Continue reading

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maybe it’s me, but…

I know I talked about noticing the abundance of ectoplasmic cum ghosts in m/m romance lately, but this seems to have been taken over by stories featuring grieving heroes moving on to find new love after the death of a … Continue reading

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the long ones: your sexual expectations

About romance and erotica books, you perves. *rolls eyes* This is a post that’s been hanging around in my head for a while now so I decided to pull it out, dust it off and attempt to give it some … Continue reading

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