Category Archives: contemporary

Makeover Queen: When hairdressers go bad

Makeover Queen by Jennifer Stevenson

I actually had a hairdresser once who really was pretending to be gay to avoid his ex-wife. While I didn’t find his act particularly convincing, I did wonder what he had going on that his ex couldn’t stay away from.  Continue reading

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BVC Announces Makeover Queen by Jennifer Stevenson

Makeover Queen by Jennifer Stevenson

In the process of making over his best friend Debby, hairdresser Bruce decides he has to seduce her— just a little teeny bit— to protect her from heartbreak. Yeah, that goes well. Continue reading

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“A Carol for This Christmas” by Pati Nagle

A Retelling I offered to show you the afterlife. It’s not something everyone’s invited to see. Senator Mienz is ready to celebrate passing the bill his donors demanded. As he’s leaving his office building, the elevator malfunctions, trapping him with … Continue reading

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A SPOONFUL OF MAGIC

BVC Founding Member Phyllis Irene Radford is pleased to announce the release of her latest book from DAW Books, A Spoonful of Magic, under her Irene Radford byline. A Spoonful of Magic is the first book in a new series about … Continue reading

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Food fantasies and big girl power in Coed Demon Sluts: Pog

For a lot of big (and formerly big) women, food is not necessarily a part of the picture. For Pog it’s everything. Sex equals power, demonhood means wealth, but food is love. Continue reading

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All the sluts: the hinky side of women’s fiction

I’m so excited about this series launch, I’m squeaking like a mouse. Also bouncing. Coed Demon Sluts was conceived at the point when I realized that my last series, Slacker Demons, was leaving the lair of the incubi empty. I’d … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Marissa Doyle

Marissa Doyle

Writer Marissa Doyle joins Book View Cafe. Her first 2017 interview is at their blog. Continue reading

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Alma’s Bookshelf: Midnight at Spanish Gardens

Follow me. Let me take you somewhere. Let me take you to a place which once was real and is now no more, a place that existed as the worst-kept secret of the University where I was young, handed down … Continue reading

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Alma’s Bookshelf: The Were Chronicles

The origins of this series lie in my quintessential problem: I don’t write short stories, at least not easily or often or even willingly. But when I got wind of an upcoming anthology about Were-kind, with the specific fiat that … Continue reading

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Shortshrifting a story
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Have you ever read a story or watched a show and had a character do something so obnoxious that you called him or her names? I was watching a movie and the father did something fairly shitty to his daughter … Continue reading

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