May 2016 recap and links

Okay, this one is super late and I’m sorry for that!

In may, I reviewed:
Bad Boys Do by Victoria Dahl, The Duchess War by Courtney Milan and Sutphin Boulevard by Santino Hassell on the 2nd;
The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan and Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff on the 10th; and
Trade Me by Courtney Milan on the 23rd.

Some interesting links:

On writing how and what you want to write, by Megan Derr.

11 Women Throughout History that Wrote about Sex at Huffington Post. I’m sure we can all think of many more than that.

At The Establishment, On the Inevitable Pettiness of Creative Work.

Staff and commenters at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books talking about their romance influences. It’s an interesting exercise to try to figure out what influenced what you like in fictional romance – I was definitely influenced by teen films and The X-Files, as well as the X-Men starting with the original animated series in 1992, and later the comic books when I could get to them.

Stop with the misogyny plot point – Ainslie Paton’s guest post at BookThingo about misogyny in romance novels.

And finally, something amusing: Why Everyone on TV has the Same Hair.