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  • Taking a bit of a hiatus, well, sort of. I’ve joined an instagram group that will be starting a Bridgerton reread on the 26th and it will last until Bridgerton airs on December 25th. 8 books, and 8 weeks of reading and discussion So, I’ll still be reading, I just won’t be doing my usual reviews on new books/books that are new to me. I will probably still post my thoughts during my rereads as I go along, might even consider doing some more moodboards!

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    Back on it with the Geraskier fanart, and of course it’s that old trend of drawing them as romance novel covers

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    I want to die.

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  • Reread : Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas

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    I found it’s challenging for me to find a satisfying read on romance. I prefer stand alone more, so Suddenly You is perfect for a reread. Although not everyone seems to put a great liking on Suddenly You, but I grew to kind of like it. Less unnecessary dramatic side characters or complicated parents issues. I like the men in this story as we have Jack and Charles. Both are gentlemen! Amanda Briars, a 30 year old lady, was an insecure wreck ((which at first I was not fond of her but after rereading, I got where did it came from)).

    Younger men courting older women is not my cup of tea scenario. It highlighted Amanda being 30 but we didn’t know Jack’s. Nevertheless, Jack’s age was revealed only later so it didn’t make things awkward for me as he was decent enough at his age (and appreciative too).

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  • The caption says “if there isn’t a burly Scottish laird ripping the bodice off his new bride on the cover, is it even a romance novel?” and there’s like a 86% chance that I’m buying it.

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  • 💕🎀💕This is the Monolouge Intro snippet of Levi Ackerman to a Female OC in my new story for him called, “AOT/SNK: God Rivaille {Levi x Female OC}.” Please feel free to check out my other stories on WattPad @PinkysPrint94 aka Anime Bae, thank you so much for your support! Besos💋💕🎀💕

    “ Sā, anata wa watashi ni furēkingu shite imasen ka? You can’t possibly believe that this is all MY fault right? I mean look at us, both covered in his blood right now.. look at his lifeless body laying here before our very eyes.. look, I know you didn’t WANT to do it, but I mean you said it yourself. Didn’t you wish he was dealt with? Mhmm, I see, you still have feelings for him dont you? Hehehe, dont be like that, I didnt mean to make you cry. Get over here.. I SAID get over here! Look, I didnt necessarily want to have to get loud with you, but right now you’re being stubborn, and also in mob language, a flake… I dont want Kenny to have to get involved you know? He already thinks I did too much getting involved romantically with an MP cadet of your status and this is gonna look suspicious on your end, you know since you know him well and all.. but don’t worry about that.. im sure I could pull a few strings from Erwin to make sure this doesn’t get out and that you’re safe… you know that I, love you, right? Look, don’t give me that look, it’s not easy being vulnerable… I mean just look at you… those sandy locks… your curvaceous figure.. those hazel eyes… if we didn’t have to clean this mess up… I’d do a number on you right here and now.. but unfortunately, we’re going to have to put our lustful needs aside and clean this up before others around here get suspicious… can you help me with that?


    Good girl…




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    #attack on titan #levi ackerman#fanfiction #levi x reader #levi heichou #shingeki no kyojin #levi x y/n #writing#snk levi#aot#female oc#wattpad#romance#romance novels #anime love stories #anime / manga #manga edit#shoujo manga#yandere#levi yandere#yandere levi #yandere levi ackerman
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  • We’ve all been there. Staring at our planning document with a long list of characters who are like our children. We love every single one of them, but what about the reader? Will they get confused? Will they be able to keep track? Will they care about any of your characters if they don’t get enough page time? 

    If these questions have plagued you, it might be time to think about who gets the chop. To help with the dilemma, I have put together a list of questions to ask yourself.

    1. What does each character bring to the story thematically?
    2. List what each character does to advance the plot?
    3. Could any of these things easily be done by another character?
    4. Do they all have distinctive personalities? 
    5. Do they all have distinctive mannerisms/speech/appearances?

    If you’re struggling to answer these with a clear yes or no, it might be time to bin some characters. Bonus questions to consider are:

    1. Is there potential to merge two characters into one? 
    2. Does this character need a name, or are they just an extra?

    Hope this helped!

    [If reposting to Instagram, please credit @isabellestonebooks]

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  • #romance novels #linda lael miller #Mary Alice Monroe #Fern Michaels#Debbie Mason#Diana Palmer
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  • The Featherington Sisters in Bridgerton

    Photo still courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.

    Can we just take a minute to talk about HOW PERFECT THEY ALL LOOK. OMG. I cannot wait for December 25th.

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  • Bookstores have notably suffered since the rise of e-readership, which makes Ripped Bodice, the only exclusively romance bookstore in the United States, an even more delightful success story in the time of COVID-19. The L.A.-based shop, run by sisters Leah and Bea Koch, has been seeing a surprising surge in interest since stay-at-home orders have swept the nation. We spoke with Leah about how Ripped Bodice has been finding innovative ways to connect with customers and what the romance novel landscape will look like on the other side of quarantine.

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  • I just sent my manuscript sample to Readict. If you read romances on Readict, look for Beltane by Erin O’Riordan!

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  • This year had me in a big reading slump and I just read a book in its entirety in less than a day. Literally the only book I finished reading this year. Came for the sex and erotica, was slammed out of nowhere with a thesis on love and characters that literally fucking make and destroy and love each other and it’s powerful and raw and amazing. AND it’s only 99 cents to buy right now.

    The Earl I Ruined by Scarlett Peckham


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  • So I’m reading this romance novel, right? And I’m not expecting it to be brilliant or anything, but it was professionally published so I do expect a decent grasp of grammar and metaphors.

    And the MMC is at this party, reflecting on the fact that he’s probably about to get engaged because he’s a prince (which everyone can tell because he’s wearing a sash, as we all know all royalty are wont to do at any given moment) and his grandmother wants him to marry someone titled. And he’s not quite ready to give up being a player, so he’s looking to sow some wild oats before he gets engaged. So he picks out FMC as the most desirable girl there and they’re talking. And then there’s this line:

    “Is it heavy?” his final sown oat asked of his sash.

    And I’m like… what? WHAT? You think the girl is the oat being sown? WHAT? I… do… what? Like, yeah, this whole metaphor is weird to start with. But are you telling me neither author nor editor were aware that the seeds being sown in this metaphor are, you know… the seeds being sown?

    This whole book is an accidental pregnancy book. Like, I haven’t even gotten that far yet, but that’s what the blurb and title tells me. So the idea that the girl and her womb are the field and he’s the farmer planting his seed would make sense from that point of view. It’s not super witty, but it serves the plot fine.

    But no… instead, they unwittingly imply that she’s his daughter. Which just. Nope.

    Either that, or he’s talking to his testicles? Which also is dumb.

    The book is Prince’s Son of Scandal, by Dani Collins. And I’m enjoying it for the most part, honestly. Just, that was a major screw-up from author and editor, and I had to share.

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    Rome took all the vanity out of me, for after seeing the wonders there, I felt too insignificant to live, and gave up all my foolish hopes in despair.“

    "Why should you, with so much energy and talent?”

    “That’s just why, because talent isn’t genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing. I won’t be a common-place dauber, so I don’t intend to try anymore.

    - Little Women by Louisana Alcott

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  • Gunpowder is hot; this romance is not. -Lily

    I would have dated everyone in this novel except for Chang-wei. -Smurf, guest reviewer

    The main love interest can’t be a nerd AND a narc. -Catherine

    Was too busy biking to read this book. -Margo

    Dream Cast

    Soling

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    Chang-wei

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    https://megarab.tumblr.com/post/154002817036  (flashing gif)

    Summary

    Jin Soling’s scientist father was killed by the emperor. Years later, the emperor needs her help. Soling is forced to team up with Chen Chang-wei, a former employee of her father and her EX-FIANCE.

    Review

    This romance novel actually had a plot. At first this was fun and refreshing (there were so many characters! So much societal commentary!) but I quickly grew bored. I spent so much time wishing I was reading a different, hornier novel instead. The other issue was the abundance of characters meant that we kept meeting people who SHOULD have been Soling’s love interest. There was nothing particularly wrong with Chang-wei. It was just that he and Soling were both far too good-natured. As a result, their scenes together were… so fucking boring. Meanwhile, Soling had super intense chemistry with: Yang Hanzhu, her father’s former coworker who became a PIRATE and Lady Su, a REBEL LEADER! They were both so hot and briefly turned Soling into an interesting character. At one point, I also wished she would hook up with the emperor’s son. He was super corrupt but it would have been sexy.

    -Sarah

    6/10 stars

    Additional Ratings

    Sexy Sex: N/A 

    There were no sex scenes in this book. Shocked and appalled. 

    Historical Accuracy: 8/10 

    Some stuff was a little simplified but in general p good. Very strange to have nothing to complain about in this category. 

    Notes: This book did contain a brief, upsetting foray into foot fetish territory. 

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