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Three Reasons Why Sexism is Still a Problem in Romancelandia

(This post was first published on the Romance Junkie blog as part of my RECKONING blog tour) For a genre by and large written by women for women, romance uses a lot of sexist tropes in its storytelling. You can’t swing a pink dildo around the romance section of your favorite bookstore without hitting a […]

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RWA Conference – Day 2

Day 2 was a rollercoaster ride of emotion, for a bunch of weird reasons. I’m currently deep into an online military course where six (!) of us are trying to write a paper on Iran. It’s six cats trying to herd each other via email, thousands of miles apart. And I got volunteered to cobble […]

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RWA Conference – Day 1

Day 1 of the RWA annual conference in Orlando, FL, began with the traditional carrying of the penis-shaped torch to light the vagina-shaped ceremonial fire. It was quite majestic! Later, I peeked into the Goody Room, loading up on bookmarks and tiny branded chocolates. As I stood in the back with a handful of Harlequin […]

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Character Portrait: Lacy

Full Name: Lacy Zephyr Occupation: Housewife Gender: Female Sexual Orientation: Hetero Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue Height: 5′ 5″ Weight: 115 lbs Hobbies: Pilates, shopping, nursing raging jealousy Background: Lacy is Aaron Zephyr’s wife and the daughter of a local construction magnate. Her father is rumored to also be involved in organized crime. Beneath the Surface: Raised as daddy’s princess, Lacy […]

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Character Portrait: Aaron

Full Name: Aaron Zephyr Occupation: Financial Analyst at Carressa Industries Gender: Male Sexual Orientation: Hetero Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel Height: 5′ 9″ Weight: 190 lbs Hobbies: Squash, basketball, hanging out with friends, dancing close to the fire Background: As a senior financial analyst at Carressa Industries, Aaron lives a posh and comfortable life with his high-maintenance wife, Lacy. He occasionally see Max at meetings. Beneath […]

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Character Portrait: Eleanor

Full Name: Eleanor Fatou Occupation: Prostitute / hostess at Jones’s bar Gender: Female Sexual Orientation: Hetero Hair: Blond Eyes: Green Height: 5′ 7″ Weight: 130 lbs Hobbies: Reading the Bible, traveling, obsessing over God’s plan Background: Eleanor has been…around, to say the least. She has a long rap sheet under different names in different places throughout the country. Where she originally […]

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