Difficulties with Genre

I have a habit of starting out essays and blogs—maybe these are the same things—with a definition. So here it is: Genre: a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject … Continue reading

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A keyhole into medieval life–Gillian Polack’s Langue[dot]doc 1305

Tired of generic medievaloid historical novels? How about reading one written by someone who has studied the period, and knows the real deets—with a plot you can’t predict? Gillian Polack’s Langue[dot]doc 1305 newly out from Book View Café, is about a … Continue reading

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A Most Dangerous Woman: A New Victorian Serial Adventure

When Wilkie Collins—close friend of Charles Dickens—published his fifth book, The Woman in White,  (found here in a collection of all his work, for a buck ) in spite of outrage on the part of critics, it was a runaway … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Love Forever After by Patricia Rice

As a vicar’s daughter, quiet Penelope Carlisle is accustomed to living on the thin edge of poverty. She’s content with her small home and a friendly village–until a cloaked and crippled Beast rides into her orchard. Badly scarred in heart and soul, Viscount Graham Trevelyan has no use for love. He has a need for revenge and a child to protect. The compassionate innocent who doesn’t flee his fierce visage is the perfect mother his silent daughter needs.

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