Sunday, February 28, 2010

Charleston to Fairmont in a Minute & a Half.

March Preview of Coming Attractions

    posted by Jo Robertson

    We have some delightful guests lined up for March so be sure to join us for these special appearances by some of your favorite authors. There'll be lots of laughter, giveaways, and a wicked, wily wooster vying to go home with a Bandita Buddy each day.




    On
    March 2
    we're heading deep into romantic suspense territory courtesy of debut Aussie author Helene Young (http://www.heleneyoung.com/). Helene is a commercial pilot in gorgeous, tropical and exotic Far North Queensland and she used many of her experiences as the basis for her first novel Border Watch. Anna Campbell will be her copilot for what should be an exciting trip!




    March 3 – Suzanne will interview debut author, Addison Fox about her new paranormal series The Sons Of The Zodiac and the series launch book, Warrior Ascended.





    M
    arch 7 -- Debut author Erica Ridley will be visiting with us as Kirsten's guest! Erica's debut, Too Wicked to Kiss, is a darkly sensual Gothic romance full of suspense, murder, and passion.






    On March 8 Anna Campell hosts historical romance author Miranda Neville (http://www.mirandaneville.com/). Miranda worked for Sotheby's before she started writing and last time she told us a thrilling story about discovering an unknown letter from the Duke of Wellington. What amazing tales will she unearth on this visit while she talks about her latest release The Wild Marquis?


    March 9Kate Walker will be back to talk about her brand new novel The Konstantos Marriage Demand which is published March 16 in Presents EXTRA. She's really thrilled about this one because she's just heard it has won hersecond Romantic Times Top Pick Award. Anna S. hosts.



    On March 12, a Lair favorite returns as Anna S's guest Julie Cohen talks about bats, gargoyles, corpse-washing sinks and her newest novel, NINA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF GLOOM.


    March 16 – Donna hosts guest Allison Chase who'll join us to talk about her new Victorian series: Her Majesty’s Secret Servants. The first book in the series, MOST EAGERLY YOURS, promises to be a fast paced adventure with lots of twists and turns and one very sexy hero.


    March 17 -- St. Paddy's Day -- Wearin' o' the Green!


    March 19 – Kate hosts mystery author Karen E. Olson as she visits the Lair for the first time. She'll be discussing Pretty in Pink, book two in her smart and sassy new Tattoo Shop mystery series.





    March 20 -- First Day of Spring!


    On March 21 author Chloe Harris joins Nancy to discuss her steamy Caribbean-set historical, Secrets of Sin.







    March 29 – As Raine Benares's next adventure launches, author Lisa Shearin returns as Nancy's guest with a choice between Raine's two magical guys, Paladian MychaelEiliesor and goblin Tam Nathrach. Join us and vote for your favorite.







    March 30 -- NYT Bestseller Dianna Love returns to the Lair as Cassondra's guest. What is a romantic thriller? Dianna Love answers the question. And she'll have lots of goodies to give away as we preview SILENT TRUTH, her April release, the fourth BAD Agency novel written with #1 NYT Bestseller Sherrilyn Kenyon.






    CONTEST NEWS!!!



    Anna Campbell's latest contest offers one lucky reader the chance to win an ARC of MY RECKLESS SURRENDER, her June 2010 release. All you have to do is email Anna on anna@annacampbell.ino and answer a simple question. In the excerpt on the Books Page (http://www.annacampbell.info/recklesssurrender.html )for My Reckless Surrender, Diana the heroine quotes an old proverb to the hero Lord Ashcroft. What is that proverb? Here's a hint -- it's for the birds! Good luck! The contest closes April 30, 2010.




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A Digression: What I Loved About The Vancouver Olympics

    Thank your lucky stars I haven't been filling this cinematic blog with Olympian sized and inspired rants for the last two weeks. And I suppose I could join the greek chorus whining about the monstrosity of tape delay or some such thing but to paraphrase Vince Vaughn, I don't feel like taking a turn to negative town. Not in the face of the always-transcendent Olympic Games.

    Instead I have been compiling a list of my favorite moments and people and events of the XXI Olympiad and will now share them and/or shove them down your throat. Deal with it. (And then check back all week for a daily festive Countdown To The Most Boring Oscars In History!!!)

    1. The pink-haired U.S. moguls skiier who doubles as a coffee mogul. Why can't I meet a pink-haired U.S. moguls skiier who doubles as a coffee mogul? (Never mind the fact the only time I've been skiing I fell down so often - occasionally when not even moving - that my ski instructor openly became angry at me.

    2. The fact U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir put a poster of Lady Gaga up in his room in the Olympic Village and said that it would be "watching over us, protecting us." (Note: Johnny Weir never fell in competition. Beware all ye who doubt the power of the Gaga.)

    3. The skip of the German women's curling team is also a professor at the University of Munich who continued getting emails from her students while competing in the Olympics. (In a related story, Vince "I've Got A Bunyon, Guys, I Think I'll Sit This Game Out" Carter of the Orlando Magic is set to earn a cool $16 million this season.)

    4. The end of the nordic combined. I had no idea cross country skiing could be so thrilling.

    5. Golden girl Lindsey Vonn coming within half-a-second of dropping the s-bomb on camera in wake of her historic win in the downhill. "Oh shhhhhhhhh........."

    6. The women's curling match between Canada and Denmark in which the valiant Danes nearly pulled an epic upset. It had all the sport's finest hallmarks: remarkable shots, numerous momentum shifts, different strategy employed in every end, and all capped off in the final end, with Denmark down by a point, with back-to-back-to-back unbelievable shots by Denmark and Canada and Denmark wherein each time the respective skip threaded her stone through two stones at the top of the house and directly onto the button. (Need an anaology? Sure! How about this? Remember in "Robin Hood" when the one archer hits the bullseye and then Robin Hood splits the arrow? Well, imagine if then just for kicks Robin Hood split the arrow that had split the arrow. That's what it was like!) And at that point my friend and fellow curling enthusiast Dave - and admittedly we'd each imbibed a few adult beverages - completely freaked out. Sure, the extra end, as Canada finally sealed the deal, was routine but nevertheless....so, so, so much fun to watch.

    6(A). Maybe the best part of the whole thing was the moment when the Danes called timeout to consult with their coach and when they were done, Madeleine DuPont, Denmark's courageous third, said: "Thanks." Thanks! She thanked her coach! I mean, can you imagine Randy Moss thanking Bill Belichik when he runs a play for him? I still can't get over the awesome politeness of it! God, I love curling.

    7. Norweigans: for celebrating the biathlon competition like this and for wearing curling pants like these.

    8. The last three minutes of that U.S./Canada hockey game, and I'm a person who can't stand hockey (and its fourteen-and-a-half month season)! At one point the U.S. goalie - Ryan Miller - stopped (by my count) 153 shots in a 90 second span.

    9. NBC's curling color commentators. Bad situations were a "pickle". Poor ice was "fudgy." Starting from scratch in relation to strategy was "re-stringing the hammock." When a heated discussion broke out between the U.S. men regarding a particular shot the commentators hoped there wouldn't be any "fisticuffs". You just don't get that kinda folksy wisdom from the blowhards on ESPN. Did I mention I love curling?

    10. Morgan Freeman's Visa ad for the Jamaican bobsled team.

    11. Liudmila and the girls' behemothic 10-1 curling beatdown of Sweden. No, Russia didn't make the medal round, but you revel in the joy when you find it.

    12. Medal ceremonies. I love 'em. Can't get enough of 'em. If everyone's day started with a bowl of cereal and a medal ceremony I think the world would be a better place.Source URL: http://afrenchkitchengardenweekend.blogspot.com/2010/02/
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When Life Loves Fucking You


    I can't make it over tonight, Big K says on my birthday. OBSIDIAN and I are crestfallen. Shit, no fun, no party. Well, those are the breaks. We stay home and sober up more. We don't even smoke dope. We just pine away that there isn't any hooch to hit up. Nothing to send us into orbit. We work on skits and poems and I watch a lot of Hulu.com.

    On Wednesday, money falls into my account and the first thing that I run out to buy is a quart of vodka. OBSIDIAN and I put it down in no time, so I go out and get another. We are running headlong into the Brown World, Two days drying out is enough for any man. More than enough. We STAY drunk. On Wednesday night, it's time for OBSIDIAN to leave. At 11:00pm the security guards downstairs buzz the intercom. I'm totally wasted and head down, for some reason. Instead of just sending OBSIDIAN on his way, I confront the security officer and ask for another night not on the pass. "I'll have to report you," he says sternly. No problem. Why did I say that? That IS a problem if he does do something detrimental to my stay here.

    I go back upstairs and fall asleep. OBSIDIAN makes himself comfortable on the floor. In the morning we get a final quart of vodka, drink up and by that evening, he heads out. He tries to tell me that he is leaving at 11:00pm when the guards call up, but I'm unconscious on the bed. I awake the next morning not even knowing that he had left. Wow, I LIKE nights like that!

    The rest of the week is just a slow motion slide. I dry out once more. I can't eat on Friday. I have no appetite. My stomach just will NOT function. I sleep mostly. I'm not creative. I haven't been really creative for months. I've lost my muse. I've lost my creative source. I can think of nothing, while my brother comes up with idea after idea. It's just not fair. It makes me want to scream sometimes, yell out how unfair everything is. Yet, with all things in life, shit only gets worse and worse, so what's the point of crying?

    Saturday rolls around and I get up early and shower for the SHOUT OUT. I am dreading going in and seeing Cyndi Lauper. I made a real ass out of myself last week, misbehaving. Frankly, I told her that I wanted to stick my dick in her. Kinda rude. How do I take that back? You can't. You can only apologize....profusely. Hopefully, I won't get crowned by a bottle of something. I head out with my same poems that I have been reading for some time now and make it to the SHOUT OUT without eating anything for the second day in a row. I sweat profusely, even though the day is cold, with piles of snow lining the sidewalks.

    I am there early in front of OTTO's and a small smattering of poets are forming just outside the front door. As I stand there, Cyndi Lauper walks up, looking at me sideways with a smile. "Are you feeling better today, Hobobob?" I smile back. Much better. She unlocks the club and lets everyone in. I set up the stage and have to go to the bar to get the microphones and the cables from Cyndi. As she hands them over, I apologize to her for my behavior last week. She waves at me carelessly: "Don't worry about it, Hobobob. I knew you weren't yourself. You never act like that. Besides, your brother told me what was going on with you." Oh he did, did he? Hmmm. We'll have to look more into this at another time.

    Also, what does this make me? The 'good guy'? Am I the normally quiet type that NEVER says things to women that can be taken as sexually provocative? What is that about? I would like to be thought of as having a dirty mind and mouth too. I am a fucking HOBO! Shit. Get a few drinks in me and the real man will come out. Stand back, jack. I'll fight or fuck. Just push me. Just listen to my poetry. I'll tell you something, I can turn on you like a Killer Whale if I'm drunk enough. I'm hungry on all fronts. All fronts. You cannot expect predictability from me right now. Once in the Brown World, all bets are off and the rules change. That's just the way that it is.

    We collect little in the donation bucket after the show. It's pretty sad that more and more people are coming to the SHOUT OUT to perform, but fewer and fewer are putting donations in the donation bucket. A group of comedians showed up, signed in early and ran out before the collection bucket could go around. Another group, who didn't perform didn't donate either. I'm having mixed feelings about that. What is the deal with $3.00? I know there is a recession, but will $3.00 really break people? Is it being frugal or stingy? I don't know. It's just depressing when my brother and I can't even raise enough money to get some fried chicken, a beer and train fare home after a show.

    But we do a little of everything, scraping our money together to buy a little hooch, and some food. We head upstairs and get online, working into the wee hours of the night, but I do fall asleep around 1:00am. I get up pretty early in the morning and get online. My brother gets up and on later, and around noon, while we are computing happily, the Internet dies out. Kaput. I look at the router. There is still a connection, just no Internet. I check the unopened mail in my room and find one from the cable company. I have to come up with cash by yesterday or they will disconnect my Internet service. Nice. As broke as I am, there will be no coming up with anything anytime soon. Ha ha ha.

    My brother and I look at each other. Lets get the fuck out of here and head down to Starbucks. We pack up our gear and head down to the Starbucks on the corner. A message is taped to the door of the establishment. This is the last day that this Starbucks will be open. They are closing their doors for good after today. Nice. Very nice. It's nice to be fucked over and over again. It makes you feel wanted by life when it grows to enjoy giving you the cock in the ass.

    We get in and imme- diately find seats next to a power plug. Very good news. We get online...for today. Don't have any clue about tomorrow. Tomorrow. What good can come out of tomorrows? More and more of absolutely nothing. Nothing but problems. To survive on the streets, you have to completely numb yourself to your problems. Make yourself impervious to them. Make it so nothing stops you, and that you don't feel any pain.

    Getting drunk is good for that.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Men Of Sports!

    by Suzanne

    Before I go any further, I'd like to announce that the pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training!! Whoohooo! The boys of summer are almost back!


    Can you tell I adore baseball? I'm married to a Cleveland Indians fanatic, so I watch 161 games a year. I kid you not! But luckily for me, the scenery isn't too hard on the eyes.



    There's Grady Sizemore out in Centerfield. He's beautiful and beautiful to watch, especially when he's stretched out going for a fly ball. They guy simply loves to play the sport and goes all out. And when he scores a run or steals a base, the grin he gives lights up his whole being!




    Then there's Travis Hafner, the DH, who hopefully will live up to his potential. I mean the man is a farm boy raised in South Dakota...built like an oak and when he's on can hit the ball a country mile. Every time Travis comes to the plate there is a potential for a game altering swing of the bat! I love his intensity and focus as he eyes the pitcher and waits for the ball. And watching his body move to take it downtown...poetry!






    And to my great pleasure, (and any other woman who's stared at the backside of pitchers on the mound) Jake Westbrook, the best looking behind on a pitcher's mound, is returning to the rotation after nearly 2 years. Jake is one of my favorite reasons for watching baseball. That and I consider baseball a thinking man's, or woman's, game.



    Another sport I adore is football. American football. Sigh. Being a Cleveland Browns fan long before meeting my hubby, I've suffered many a disappointing season. There have been highlights over the years. Bernie Kosar's throwing. Clay Matthews (#57) 16 years as a fabulous linebacker who knew how to hit and tackle. And now the explosive kickoff and punt returns of Joshua Cribbs (#16) and the power blocking of Joe Thomas, I think there might be a light at the end of the tunnel for my boys. But because I rarely get to root for my Browns in the post season, I also admit to admiring Petyon Manning and the Colts. Peyton is one of the most beautiful passers ever to play this game. And talk about confidence? Mmmm.


    Of course, there's always my Buckeyes. Jim Tressel is on the road to greatness as a coach, IMHO. Being an Ohioan transplanted in Texas, well let's just say I've had more than one occasion to boast about my home team!





    Now, these are tried and true sports for most Americans. There are those who love basketball. My coach is die-hard Kansas Jay Hawke fan and my husband is ga-ga over LeBron James and the Cavs this year. However, I am not really much of a fan, although I do sit through my fare share of games. (Usually with my nose in a book, or working on the king-sized afghan for my son's bed...a Christmas present it will take me until next winter to make.)


    But the other day I was vegging before getting ready to head to work, when my channel surfing came across something unique to TV in America.





    RUGBY.



    OMG!! It was like the heavens had opened up, a beam of light from above shone over me and I swear the choir of angels, (all female) hit a high C in perfect harmony!! (By the way, google rugby players and you won't believe the pictures you get...uh, not for publication on the Bandit blog!)





    Have y'all seen this? I mean truly watched the game? It's like soccer, football and ultimate fighting all rolled into one glorious expression of male bonding and testosterone!!!


    Super buff men in shorts...god they have great legs...no padding, literally beating each other up to get this huge football down the field. And when one of them is passing the ball in from the sidelines 2 guys lift a third way up in the air by his feet to catch it! Bloody noses, bloody lips, bloody eyes, dirt, twisted ankles and knees. (Yes, I'm slightly blood thirsty.) But I think I've found a wonderfully masculine game to watch.

    Now, if I could just get the TV people to show more games!!

    What does this have to do with books? Hmmm...well, I've read books with sports heroes in them. But I think it's the whole males competing against males that piques my interest and I'd love to see more books with heroes from sports. (And yes I've read all of SEP's books!)

    So, what sport do you love to watch or at least don't mind watching the men who play them? (Yes Anna...I know you adore hockey!) Anyone love rugby like me? Which sport would you like to see featured in a series of books?

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Movie Fans....Rejoice!!!

    Rare are the days anymore when movie fans earn victory. For example, this weekend multiplexes in Chicago are being invaded by films such as "Cop Out" (must miss!) and "The Crazies" (I wouldn't watch it on TBS at 2 in the morning when drunk!) with the theaters right next to them still showing "Valentine's Day" and "The Wolfman" and "Dear John" and so you find yourself staring at the marquee and wanting to weep into the snow and you think, "Is there any hope left?"

    And then you read this.

    Now maybe the great Amy Ryan won't be under-used in next month's "Green Zone" but as brilliant a filmmaker as I think Paul Greengrass is I won't believe she hasn't been under-used until I see it and, thus, I will just revel in this news.

    The next film by Tom McCarthy, the exceptionally-talented writer/director behind "The Visitor" and "The Station Agent", will star Paul Giamatti and, yes, Amy Ryan. I don't even care what it's about! I don't! All I know is that McCarthy creates rich characters and doesn't under-use his actresses.

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WWE Mohegan Sun Arena Tickets

Bill Cosby Treasure Island Tickets

    Hey Bill Cosby fans!! Guess what... Bill Cosby will be making an appearance at the Treasure Island Showroom to perform TWO shows! The first performance will be on Saturday, July 31st at 7 pm and the second at 9:30 pm that evening. Fortunately, Ticket King has some really great Bill Cosby tickets for both performances. You may not have another chance to see Bill live so you should grab your tickets now while you still can!Source URL: http://afrenchkitchengardenweekend.blogspot.com/2010/02/
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Friday, February 26, 2010

Cruising Into Spring

    by Caren Crane

    Regulars here in the Lair know I am a devotee of autumn. I love the crisp air, colorful leaves and "settling in" that happens as the Earth prepares for winter. I also enjoy winter and have made a complete and total fool of myself during the Winter Olympics. (Anyone care to discuss curling? I'm now an expert! I could hardly get this post done for the women's gold medal final. Canada broke my heart!) Okay, gold medalist Apolo Ohno was just here as your daily eye candy. *g*


    This year, though, it has been colder and snowier than usual, even here in the (normally) sunny South. I find myself looking forward to the budding trees and warm breezes of spring. I am also getting an itch to travel, much like my friends up north tell me they get when winter drags on too long. My friend Elizabeth says that by March everyone in Chicago is beating a path to the travel agent, begging for tickets to "anywhere the sun is shining" and this year, I can relate.


    My husband is at home these days and, despite his curmudgeonly tendencies, has begun to pick up some phone calls he would previously have ignored. I came home a couple of weeks ago to be told by my beloved that we had won a cruise. Huh? Yes, indeed, I had heard correctly. My man said we won a cruise. I have no idea how we (or actually, he) won this cruise, but I took his word for it since he assured me it was real. Then I went to fix dinner or something and promptly forgot about it. Until last week, when the information about our cruise came in the mail. It is real!


    We have been on a cruise once before and it was a lovely vacation. We enjoyed many things about cruising during that first trip and also learned some things to avoid - like anything alcoholic, since it costs a fortune to drink onboard! We feel better about this second cruise, armed with knowledge about how to avoid tack-on fees. This cruise is technically free, except for the unavoidable port fees since the trip is to the Bahamas and, apparently, a fuel surcharge of some sort. Hm.


    Normally, we would avoid the Bahamas due to the excess of badly-handled tourism there and the likelihood of being hassled and/or pick-pocketed by locals. But did I mention the cruise is free? I have fretted about this "free" trip, knowing it will actually cost us hundreds of dollars to: a) get to the port in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; b) park our car at the port (or take a cab, if we fly or go by train); c) pay the port fees and fuel surcharges; and, d) cover the "incidentals" that always come up. (This picture is me at home, facing the reality of the money we will have spent - so sad!) The money is a real worry for us this year, but vacation - that singular, glorious chance to get away from all our cold, wintry worries for a few days - beckons like a sun-soaked siren.

    The prolonged cold weather has made our so-called "free" trip more tempting with every gray, passing day. I know the sun is shining in the Bahamas and, despite the inevitable hassles, surcharges, delays and mix-ups, a patch of warm, welcoming sand is waiting for me. I think it's time to work on trip details. Maybe something around my birthday in May?

    Are you longing for spring (or autumn, if you're in the Southern hemisphere)? Have a vacation planned, in mind, or at least in your dreams? If you could get away today, where would you go?Source URL: http://afrenchkitchengardenweekend.blogspot.com/2010/02/
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Have a wonderful weekend.

Jeff Foxworthy Tickets Mystic Lake Showroom

    Tomorrow night at Mystic Lake Showroom, America's favorite stand-up comedian & TV personality Jeff Foxworthy (of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), will be performing two shows: one at 5 pm and one at 8 pm. Ticket King currently has Jeff Foxworthy tickets to BOTH shows, starting at just $40 each for 8th row in the center section!! You won't find deals like this anywhere else so grab them now while they're still available! Source URL: http://afrenchkitchengardenweekend.blogspot.com/2010/02/
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Cheap Gophers Womens WCHA First Round Hockey Tickets

    Tonight is the first round of the Gopher womens WCHA playoffs at Ridder Arena. The best of three series kicks off at 7 pm as the Golden Gophers face the Mankato State Mavericks at 7:07 pm. Game two comes just a day later and will be played Saturday afternoon at 4:07 pm and the third game will be on Sunday at 4:07 pm, if necessary. Ticket King currently has GREAT seats for all three games, just 7 rows up from the ice and they're only $5 each!!! Grab your Gopher womens WCHA hockey tickets today and conveniently pick them up from our Minneapolis office.Source URL: http://afrenchkitchengardenweekend.blogspot.com/2010/02/
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Barenaked Ladies Orpheum Theatre Tickets

    The Barenaked Ladies will be coming to the Orpheum Theatre on Monday, May 17th at 7:30 pm. This Canadian alternative rock band originally formed in 1988 and since then has released 11 studio albums and won numerous awards. Now is your chance to see them live!! Ticket King currently has Barenaked Ladies tickets on the main floor for just $95 each. We've only got a few left though so I would suggest snatching them up right now before someone else does! Source URL: http://afrenchkitchengardenweekend.blogspot.com/2010/02/
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Love in Boom

    by Nancy

    Anybody else here like a romance with some non-romantic boom in it? Where things blow up apart from the relationship? And somehow all that leads to HEA? Yeah, me, too.

    I tried out various titles for this blog, including "boom in love," but Demetrius started snickering at that and other choices, and then Sven joined in. The two of them set aside their sibling-esque rivalry in favor of male bonding, which would've been nice had it not involved mockery of my blog titles. I'm never composing another blog where they can see it in progress. I'll do that from home.

    Anyway, I wonder why I like romance with a heavy dose of action-adventure. Maybe it's because all the stuff blowing up and the bullets flying add to the stakes, the jeopardy, the chance that HEA won't happen. When I asked in the Lair for movies or books involving both romance and boom, Christine suggested Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Cassondra came up with True Lies, and Anna Sugden suggested the works of Suz Brockmann. These are all great choices with high stakes. What's at risk is not only true love but life itself.

    Plus, I admit, I just like movies where stuff blows up. I prefer that gore not accompany the explosion, as it would in real life, but I do like a movie with some boom. Again, I think it's because of the stakes. In Stargate SG-1, which I so love, the fate of humanity is at stake. In the darker Battlestar Galactica, it's the same thing, but it's humanity versus technology, not just humanity versus evil humanoids, as in the Stargate series.

    In Serenity, the stakes usually revolve around the ship's crew, but we care about them, engage on their side, and don't want to see them die.


    The fondness for boom also leads to a certain darkness in tone. By the time the hero and heroine find their way to each other, they're scarred and battle-weary. At least times have changed enough that the heroine takes an active part in the battle. Ann Aguirre's Sirantha Jax and her March have to fight their way to each other time and again, sometimes through foes and sometimes through the scars and pain of other battles, and the struggle gives the relationship depth. These are science fiction novels, not romances, but the romantic thread runs strongly through them.

    So what about you? Do you like boom with your romances? Romance with your explosions? Whether you do or don't, why do you think that is?
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