Love letters are the best because they’re personal and honest and raw and beautiful, and this week—by request—we’re talking about all the different ways romance tells epistolary love stories! Leave us your own version of a love note in comments!
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Next week, IT IS HAPPENNNINNNGGGGG! We’ll be talking about Sweet Ruin, Sarah’s favorite book in the IAD series, and she is BEYOND EXCITED to talk about her favorite Kresley hero and the magnificent, perfect heroine who refuses to back down from their fated matehood. Block off some time, as we can’t guarantee this will be anything near a normal length episode! Read Sweet Ruin at Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo, or from your local Indie. Also, we promise you won’t be disappointed by the audio of this one!
- It was @jenalice1 who requested an epistolary interstitial.
- "That INXS song" that played in the universe when Sarah met her husband was Never Tear Us Apart.
- Sarah didn't like the movie Mystery Men. (Jen did.)
- Text messaging has come a long way since ICQ, but it looks like there are ICQ nostalgia apps in case you miss it.
- We muddled through our Kristen Callihan favorites for a while: The one where they fuck in the library, the one with the virgin NFL player with the piercing, and the one with Scottie.
- When Sarah said "Mr and Mrs Smith but make it gay," Jen was thinking of The Spies Who Loved Her series by Katrina Jackson but couldn't remember them.
- Salt with Angelina Jolie.
- Archie was a non-cool name that is experiencing a resurgence.
- when Jen said Not if I Save You First was "An RWA book," she meant it was a RITA finalist.
- Atonement, fuck that book.
- The Crimea? The Napoleonic Wars.
- A still funny New Yorker cartoon about Power Point.
- The Vixen and the Vet (not that kind of Vet) has extensive heroine-groveling.
- The problem of how we should archive our personal electronic communication is soemthing people think about.
- Multimedia apps for The Waste Land and Ulysses.
- The Cyrano story is well-entrenched that it has become a trope.
- A perfect tweet from Kate Clayborn.
- Pre-order Brazen and the Beast from Word in Brooklyn, mention Fated Mates at checkout, and you'll get a bunch of cool swag.
- Kelly's business is Resistance Buttons, so check that out.
- Buy fun stamps, including these that Jen pre-ordered.
- Write some postcards to voters.
- Sweet Ruin is coming.