Links: Barbie, Environmentalism, & More
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Articles / September 4, 2019

It’s Links time! I’m excited about all of these things below and I hope you will be too once you see them. If you had a long weekend because of Labor Day, I hope the weather held out and you have some great plans. For those in the ever-changing path of Hurricane Dorian, stay safe! … As someone who goes to therapy on a weekly basis, I loved TeenVogue‘s collection of therapy advice from fifty people. … Autumn is my favorite season and I just love Halloween. If I had money to burn, I would purchase the entirety of ModCloth’s Halloween collection. … In April, porn site PornHub launched a campaign to save the bees, now they’re cleaning up the beaches! Note: the link goes to Forbes, so it’s relatively SFW. PornHub also has a SFW landing page for their campaign, though “pornhub” is still in the URL. … There are Star Wars Barbie dolls now! I’m a little iffy on the execution, but the Leia-inspired doll is definitely my favorite. … I probably watch this Adele “prank” at least once a month: … Don’t forget to share what super cool things you’ve seen, read, or listened to this week! And…

Shifter Romance, Julia Quinn, & More
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Articles / September 4, 2019

How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days by Laura Lee Guhrke is $1.99! This historical romance is the second book in An American Heiress in London series. Featuring a marriage of convenience, our heroine only agrees to marry the hero because he’ll be living his life out on another continent, until a near death experience brings him back home. Readers do give a trigger warning for rape and abuse, which divided many reviewers. They had a deal . . . From the moment she met the devil-may-care Duke of Margrave, Edie knew he could change her life. And when he agreed to her outrageous proposal of a marriage of convenience, she was transformed from ruined American heiress to English duchess. Five years later, she’s delighted with their arrangement, especially since her husband is living on another continent. But deals are made to be broken . . . By marrying an heiress, Stuart was able to pay his family’s enormous debts, and Edie’s terms that he leave England forever seemed a small price to pay. But when a brush with death impels him home, he decides it’s time for a real marriage with…

A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian
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Articles / September 4, 2019

A- A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian April 9, 2019 · Avon Impulse RegencyRomance This book was like a warm hug. The characters were people I would love to know in real life, the relationships (romantic and otherwise) were tender, and gentle emotional healing was a major theme. In other words, my crops are watered, my skin is clear, my checkbook is balanced, etc., etc., etc. Let us start with our protagonists, Verity and Ash, who felt very real and immediate. Verity is clever, ambitious, and practical, and these are some of the traits that make her desirable and appealing to Ash. He describes her early on in the book: “She bore more in common with a hawk picking the meat from its prey’s bones than with a songbird collecting twigs and leaves.” (#Goals). This sounds almost like the way a stereotypical sexist old guard fantasy author would describe a malevolent witch villain, but from Ash, it is clear that this comparison comes from a place of tenderness and admiration. I find that often when a heroine has a certain ruthlessness about her, much of the romantic arc is about her becoming “softer.” Refreshingly, Verity’s character arc does not…