Category «Tropes From Hell»

Tropes from Hell: When Character Names Distract

Welcome to our feature where we discuss common and overused themes (a.k.a tropes) that are making the rounds in the book world these days. Today, we discuss character names that distract the reader from the story. Have you ever refused to read a book just because of a name? I know I have. It may …

Tropes from Hell: Love Me or I Die

Welcome to our feature where we discuss common and overused themes (a.k.a tropes) that are making the rounds in the book world these days. Today, we discuss the “Love Me or I Die” trope, very popular in Paranormal Romance (PNR). Books with this trope: Primal Law by J.D. Tyler, Burning Alive by Shannon K. Butcher, several …

Tropes From Hell: The Kinky Billionaire Businessman

Welcome to our new feature where we discuss common and overused themes (a.k.a tropes) that are making the rounds in the book world these days. For our very first post, we start with the extremely hot “Kinky Billionaire Businessman” trope that has been on fire recently. Here you’ll find the answer to several questions…Why are …

The Weekly Bitch {3} Love Squared ~ Dreaded Plot Devices

[box type=”warning”] The Weekly Bitch is a place where Lethal, AH and myself can unload our book reading gripes. Maybe you’ll find you agree with some, and others you won’t. Maybe you keep coming back every week just to see what we have to say, or maybe you won’t. One thing is for sure, we …

Discussion: Indie/Self-Pub Authors ~ Help Me–Help You

When sending a book to me a reviewer please keep in mind the following: Please do not just email me your book with no information other than “Hey I’m author X here is my book for review”, and attach a copy. I am lazy, and will just hit delete. I don’t want to search for …

The Weekly Bitch {2} ~ Topic ~ Immortal High Schoolers

  [box type=”warning”] The Weekly Bitch is a place where Lethal, AH and myself can unload our book reading gripes. Maybe you’ll find you agree with some, and others you won’t. Maybe you keep coming back every week just to see what we have to say, or maybe you won’t. One thing is for sure, …

The Weekly Bitch {1} Random Bitching

  [box type=”warning”] The Weekly Bitch is a place where Lethal, AH and myself can unload our book reading gripes. Maybe you’ll find you agree with some, and others you won’t. Maybe you keep coming back every week just to see what we have to say, or maybe you won’t. One thing is for sure, …

Discussion: Badass Heroines ~ Real Badass or Brawling Bitch?

Sorry WoW peeps, I put the wrong link in: WoW is here The Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Futuristic, Sci-Fi = Totally awesome Badass Females   What makes a heroine a genuine–bonafide– Badass vs just a Bitch or a teenybopper badass? Erika: She has to have attitude, like AH says, and she has to have a style. …

Part Two: Sex ~ Words and Phrases that are NOT Sexy

Awesome Song to go along with the post: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Part two of my Sex discussion involves words that are so un-sexy that it throws you out of the scene, and out of the mood. There are also phrases that are just so odd and funny that you can’t imagine what the author might have been …

Part One: Let’s talk about Sex… {baby}

Sorry, I had to post the video. We can’t be talking about sex without a little Salt N’ Pepa. You know you want to get up and dance. I wanted to bring up a topic that some readers enjoy, and other readers can’t stand. The taboo subject of Sex. This is spurred because I just …

Up For Discussion: Are we killing Imagination?

  What makes a person have a vivid — writable — imagination?  It seems to me that most authors are generally over thirty years old (Please, don’t send me emails with copies of your birth certificates, or call Donald Trump! If you are published and younger awesome for you! But this is a generalization for …