Category: Books & Authors

Too Accurate?

We all can (probably) agree that there’s such a thing as a story being ruined by gross inaccuracies due to poor research. But it there such a thing as too much accuracy? I’ve been thinking about this ever since I read Brenda Coulter’s post on Regency titles over at Romancing the blog. It’s a pretty…

Wall-Bangers & Book Etiquette

I was thinking about the term “wall-banger”. Does anybody really throw books against the wall? *erica shudders* Not me! I practically burst into tears if I accidentally crease the spines. And I will use any random object within arm’s reach before dog-earing a corner to mark my spot. Books are just… special to me. I…

CYOA

Today’s Choose Your Own Adventure® installment over at the Manuscript Mavens blog is by one of my fave authors, Elizabeth Hoyt. Go read! And vote–all voters are eligible for the many random prize drawings at Halloween! (I read her books The Raven Prince, The Leopard Prince, and The Serpent Prince earlier this year.) Speaking of…

Thank You, Guest Bloggers!

A big THANK YOU goes out to my recent guest bloggers! Just in case you missed the fun, here are the links: ROBERT WALKERRobert W Walker, a graduate of Northwestern University, is the author of forty-three novels, including the acclaimed Instinct Series with FBI Medical Examiner Dr. Jessica Coran, and the Edge Series featuring Texas…

Welcome to Good Karma Tuesday

First, CONTEST WINNERS. Yes, plural! The commenters were split between those who wrote/read tortured heroes and those who did not. So, I am pleased to announce not one but two random winners today! TORTURED WINNER: B.E. SandersonNON-TORTURED WINNER: Kimber An Congratulations! Please email me (erica [at] ericaridley.com) with your address and choice of free book.…

Colleen Gleason: The Rest Falls Away

Confession time. I meant to read this book last year. The concept–Buffy in Regency England–intrigued me last July when I met Colleen Gleason at the RWA National in a Venator tee shirt. Why didn’t I read it way back then? Time and space. No, not in some weird sci-fi sense. I left the RWA National…

Erica Ridley
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