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Drinking Tropes: Dragon Bound (to the ER)

Quite a number of individuals argued that dragons prefer debauchery to all other past-times (such as amassing treasure, devouring their enemies, or acquiring the knowledge of the universe).

I beg to differ. Thankfully, Fangs for the Fantasy invented the perfect medium through which to survive this endeavor. The Paranormal Romance Drinking Game. A true stroke of genius. For every trope, we drink. Huzzah!*

Raise a glass for Thea Harrison’s Dragon Bound, and join me as we drunkenly dive into the world of the Elder Races. Spoilers (and drunken rambling) Ahead!

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She had stolen from one of the most dangerous creatures on Earth, a creature so frightening that just imagining him was more scariness than she ever wanted to meet in real life.

I am not impressed. I believe this mandates a drink. Brutalizing the English language has to be in there somewhere. “More scariness”? No. How about “more terrifying …

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Dragon Day 2013: The Results Are In!

Some of you may have noticed that Book Lovers Inc. was briefly taken over by dragons! In an effort to appease our new draconic overlords, you battled for draconic treasures, and voted as to which dragons we should next honor with the same exuberant adulations heaped upon Lady Trent and Seraphina.

The results are in! Next on The Dragon Lovers’ Dragon Reading List is….

The Eon Duology by Alison Goodman!* Comprised of:

Eon (aka Two Pearls of Wisdom)

Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic for four years, hoping he’ll be able to apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. But he also has a dark secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragon-eye, the human link to an energy dragon’s power. It is forbidden …

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This Blog Has Been Taken Over By Dragons. Poll + Giveaway.

As discerning readers have no doubt noticed….This blog has been taken over by dragons!

This really shouldn’t come as a shock. Dragons are magnificent and powerful creatures. They range from brilliant, duplicitous, magic-wielding immortals – to the less-strategically inclined, but equally deadly, fire-breathing, poison-spewing, feral winged-creatures terrorizing all who dare to enter their territory.

Even as we speak, they are shoring up their defenses and laying in siege weaponry. Soon the dragons shall spread throughout the internet and into your computer.

THEY CANNOT BE STOPPED. (Plus, who would even want to try? Only soulless monsters who have to appreciation for literature, art, beauty, and the distinct pleasure of having one’s head still attached to one’s body.)

Dragons can, however, be placated. Through copious amounts of praise and treasure. Book Lovers Inc. has thus begun honoring our draconic overlords through Dragon Day (in which there has been much praise, and the promise of treasure). This shall be …

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BLI Holiday Reading Challenge 2012: Link Up Your Reviews!

Now that you have signed up for the Holiday Reading Challenge and started (or will soon start) reading holiday themed books, this is where you can post links to your reviews of said books.

Winners will be selected from all submitted reviews, so the more you read and review, the better chance you will have at winning

Please in the “Name” section of the linky leave the title and author of the book.

Example:

Name: All I Want For Christmas by Santa Claus

Thank you!

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My Experience with the Romance genre: Draconismoi Reads a Romance. From Start to Finish.

Wow, crazy month. Full of firsts.

First wedding I didn’t want to object too. First time off work. First completely spontaneous vacation. First time in New Mexico. First time separated from my laptop. (I know, I’ve been neglecting my fellow book lovers. But not my glorious books. )

During my trip, I found an old school book exchange. Predictably filled with romances. Not one single non-romance title. And there I was, stranded, for two hours. What to do?

Is it possible that I am unfairly biased against an entire genre based on a few notoriously ridiculous tropes? This is my chance to give romance a fair shake. I WILL READ A ROMANCE! One without rape, iffy issues of consent, minors, or hideously awful misogyny.

There go the historicals and bondage. Which leaves me with two choices. One of which involves a cowboy. The other a chef. Cheffing it is! I am hungry, so …

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The BLI Holiday Reading Challenge 2012 – Sign Up

Today we are interrupting our usual Romance & Me feature to make a festive announcement.

It’s time to bring out the Christmas decorations, eggnog recipes and your holiday reading, because

the BLI Holiday Reading Challenge starts today!!!

Ready, steady, go!

You might remember the BLI Holiday Reading Challenge from last year, we read a lot of holiday set books, got in the festive mood and had tons of fun, so we thought why not do it this year as well, only amping the fun and prizes?

Truth be told as you may remember I’m a Christmas-aholic, so I’m counting back the days ’till the holidays from the moment January rolls around, so I was excited and impatient to finally start the challenge again!

So please join me in Book Lovers Inc’s second annual Holiday …

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The Romance and Me Reading Challenge 2012

I love participating in reading challenges but I only discovered how much fun it was to organize them as well when I hosted the Book Lovers Inc Holiday Reading Challenge. Well I am back with a new challenge for 2012:

The Romance and Me Reading Challenge!

Why is this challenge different from the others? I’ll tell you, because every month we’ll be exploring new horizons of the romance genre! But here it is in more details:

Rules:

1. You have to read at least 1 book per month from the monthly theme.

2. There will be a monthly theme: each month we will explore a different romance sub-genre.

3. The challenge runs from 15 January 2012 until 31 December 2012, you can join anytime.

4. You can join the challenge by submitting the link of your general sign up post in the linky below (if …

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BLI Holiday Reading Challenge 2011 – Wrap Up Post

Sadly the holidays are over and 2012 has already begun, which also means that our 1st BLI Holiday Reading Challenge of 2011 came to an end.

It was great fun, with more than 75 reviews posted! Wow, congratulations, that is definitely impressive!

But now you all want to know who was favoured by the Gods of Random, right?

My magic crystal ball says the lucky winner of their choice of holiday themed book is none other than

Review No. 19: Review of Only Us by Susan Mallery

written by Julie from Manga Maniac Cafe

Congratulations Julie!! I have sent you a notification e-mail please get back to me within 72 hours or I will have to draw a new winner. Thank you!

Thank you all who have joined us and participated in this year’s holiday reading, I …

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BLI Holiday Reading Challenge 2011: Holiday Read Recommendations

By now you have signed up for the Holiday Reading Challenge and are in the mood to start reading those holiday themed novels but you just realized that *gasp* you have no idea what to read as you don’t know any holiday themed books.

No need to worry, we are here to help you out with our selection post where we tried to list as many holiday themed books you could read for the challenge as we could think of.

Check them out, there are quite a lot I have on my TBR/wishlist, and if you know of more that should be added to the list please let me know in a comment.

So which ones will you be reading for the Holiday Challenge? 

Genre-specific recommendation lists:

 

Contemporary Romances
Historical Romances
Paranormal Romances
Free Kindle Reads

and some holiday novels we read in the past years (click on …

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BLI Holiday Reading Challenge 2011: Link Up Your Reviews!


Now that you have signed up for the Holiday Reading Challenge and started (or will soon start) reading holiday themed books, this is where you can post links to your reviews of said books.
Winner will be selected from all submitted reviews, so the more you read and review, the better chance you will have at winning

Please in the “Name” section of the linky leave the title and author of the book:
example:
Name: All I Want For Christmas by Santa Claus
Thank you!

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