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My youngest son and I were discussing the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action today. This, naturally, let into a discussion about abortion regulation in the U.S. That conversation made me think of this post which was originally published at All About Romance last year. My thoughts on the matter…

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Over the last few weeks, I assiduously avoided sports. Literally. Much of my family spent hours is in another room swearing at the television and the games of the NCAA tournament. I’ve never been into sports. I didn’t play sports growing up. In high school I avoided jocks and the games…

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I am currently re-reading this book for the second time in a week. Usually, books with dom/sub relationships are interesting to me but not inherently engaging. (Have you met me?) The relationship in this book captivates me. I’d review it here but Michelle’s review is so spot on and well…

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I recently had the good fortune to listen to Ms. Essex read from her latest novel, After the Scandal, at my local Lady Jane’s Salon. There, I asked if she’d answer a few questions. The result is this interview which was published at All About Romance. Dabney: Elizabeth, you are the…

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0kJdrfzjAg I’ve a thing for stories. I’ve a thing for music. When the two fuse flawlessly, I’m done. The first time I heard Richard Thompson was on his 1991 album Rumor and Sigh. It’s a great album with one miraculous song. 1952 Vincent Black Lightning is–and no I do not watch HIMYM–legendary. The…

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I went to my first Lady Jane’s Salon tonight. My part of the world has an active chapter peopled by authors, readers, and publishers. I’ve avoided going before because… i’m often too impatient, at 52, to be read to. I love reading, on my own terms, in my own time.…

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Hmmmm….. I choose to be pleased rather than placated by the response by the authors of the Bookish column I called out for, in their piece about genres written by women, utterly overlooked romance. The article now sports a new introductory paragraph: We love the #ReadWomen2014 movement, but we find that…

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