Everybody Street

Everybody Street

“All I want to do is take pictures. I don’t care about anything else”

Celebrated filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn turns her lens on the pioneers and masters of New York street photography. Dunn profiles artists spanning six decades, including Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark,..(read more)

Drs. Joanna Gregson and Jen Lois about the Gendered Community of Romance courtesy of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

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Interview by SB Sarah of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books                                                      ..all of the romance, none of the bullshit.. Ha! I love saying that out loud and since I discovered these ladies, I do say it out loud at least once a day.

Anyway, I digress. If you are a proud lover of romance and interested in the dynamics of the romance writing world then this is a podcast you do not want to miss. Dr. Joanna Gregson and Dr. Jen Lois are professors who are studying the sociology of the romance writing community (Read & Listen)

500 new fairytales discovered in Germany

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  • Collection of fairytales gathered by historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth had been locked away in an archive in Regensburg for over 150 years. A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in an archive in Regensburg, Germany for over 150 years. The tales are part of a collection of myths, legends and fairytales, gathered by the local historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth (1810–1886) in the Bavarian region of Oberpfalz at about the same time as the Grimm brothers were collecting the fairytales that have since charmed adults and children around the world.

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Concrete Park Named One Of The Best American Comics 2013

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Creator-owned graphic novel from Dark Horse wins kudos for first series

Los Angeles, CA – July 15, 2013 – Concrete Park, the critically-acclaimed new sci-fi graphic novel series from Dark Horse Comics, has been selected as one of TheBest American Comics 2013 and will be featured in a hardcover book of that name to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on October 8, 2013.

Created by screenwriter Tony Puryear (Eraser), actress Erika Alexander(Living Single, AMC’s new Low Winter Sun) and Robert Alexander, Concrete Park was firstserialized in the pages of Dark Horse Presents, the 2012 Eisner Award-winning anthology. Set in a disturbing near-future, the gritty science-fiction epic deals with issues of race, poverty and exile.

The Best American Comicsshowcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors. Editor Jeff Smith—creator of the classic comic 

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Marie Force (KINDLE FREE READ)

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Treading Water (The Treading Water Series Book 1)

Love is the last thing on Jack Harrington’s mind when he sets out to meet Andi Walsh’s flight. Recently back to work after spending more than a year tending to his comatose wife, Jack is focused on getting through each day and caring for his three daughters. However, the moment he sets eyes on Andrea Walsh, the interior designer who has come to decorate the hotel his company is building in Newport, Rhode Island, Jack begins to wonder if Andi might be his second chance. After a disastrous marriage, Andi, single mom to a hearing-impaired son, isn’t exactly looking for love, either, but that’s what she finds with Jack. The two embark on a long-distance relationship fraught with challenges as they balance the needs of their children and dueling careers while Jack continues to care for his wife, Clare. Just when Jack thinks his life is once again settled, he is confronted with a new challenge that tests him in ways he never could’ve imagined, leaving him to wonder if “happily ever after” is in the cards for him.

Mature Couple. Emotional story.

Treading Water (The Treading Water Series Book 1)

The gist: Married man whose wife of 20 years is in a coma attempts to move on with his life after a year by unintentionally falling in love and diving into a new relationship (while still married to his comatose wife).

I am amazed at how bitter and angry some readers are about the story line..or maybe not as a story like this may remind these readers of the fears they harbour in regards to their own relationships. I understand that certain story lines do not appeal to all but faulting the author for writing a story like this is a little childish.

My view: These things happen. That’s life. I, on the other hand, applaud the author for daring to ‘go there’ but I also understand that some readers want a simple romance with a happily ever after.

Cedar Cove Update

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Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove premiered on the Hallmark Channel yesterday. Did you watch it? If so, what did you think? Will the show do the books justice?

See Cedar Cove TV for updates.

Sanity

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Sanity is..

Ginger tea, Roxanne St. Claire and I ..waiting for the Sun to break through in the Spanish mountains of Altea.

..and my sanity today is titled Now You Die by Roxanne St. Claire

 

Elizabeth Hoyt

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The Raven Prince (Prince Trilogy)

After reviewing her somewhat precarious financial situation, Anna Wren comes to the conclusion that she needs a job. When she discovers that Edward de Raaf, the Earl of Swartingham, requires a new secretary, it seems like the perfect solution to her employment problem. Having already lost two secretaries because of his temper, Edward reluctantly agrees to give Anna a chance. Much to Anna’s surprise, she finds she likes working for the often stubborn but unexpectedly kind Edward, and Edward soon realizes that Anna is not only an excellent secretary but also an extraordinarily intriguing woman.

Heroine is either 29 or 30.

The Raven Prince

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Miss Wonderful

Due to his history of expensive romantic entanglements, Alistair Carsington now has six months to find either a useful occupation or a wealthy heiress to wed. To prove he is not an idle fop only concerned with sartorial pleasures, Alistair agrees to help his old friend, Lord Gordmor, by traveling to the wilds of Derbyshire to convince Gordmor’s neighbors to support the nobleman’s proposal to build a canal. Upon arriving, Alistair, a famous war hero and eligible bachelor, finds everyone couldn’t be nicer, everyone except for respectable, practical, spinsterish Mirabel Oldridge. The last thing Mirabel wants is for her tranquil little corner of England to be destroyed by a noisy, nasty canal, and she is prepared to use every weapon at her disposal–including her disheveled coiffure and unstylish wardrobe–to stop Alistair.

Heroine is 30 or 31, hero is 29.

Miss Wonderful by Loretta Chase