Tag Archives: julie anne long

eyes open is better

I wrote a while ago about the Big Misunderstanding – that romance trope by which identities are mistaken, kisses are seen and misunderstood, words are overheard out of context, etc. Any circumstance, basically, which could be rectified with a conversation, … Continue reading

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the book that cured all ills (ill-thoughts, at least)

Okay, I forgive Julie Anne Long everything. You’re in for another (much longer) rant, but at least this one’s almost all joy. Yesterday I read the fifth book in the Pennyroyal Green series, What I Did For a Duke. I … Continue reading

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selling a convoluted plot

I didn’t intend to blog today, but the book I’m reading is irritating the hell out of me for a couple of reasons, so here I am to vent my spleen. (Lucky you!) The book is I Kissed an Earl, … Continue reading

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third-wave romance

according to the people who like to talk, coffee culture is up to its third wave. So in a completely unrelated aside, I decided that I have a theory about romance writing, and where it’s up to. (I’m obliged to … Continue reading

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motivation

A while back I wrote a post about the way Susan Elizabeth Phillips is right up front with her characters’ motivations. You meet a character and you learn very quickly what’s happened in their past to make them the way … Continue reading

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The Perils of Pleasure review

I still don’t know what I really think about this book. The writing was an absolute revelation – beautiful, unique and interesting by any standards, not just “for a romance novel”. But soon she would be on a ship, a … Continue reading

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