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Book Recs: Truman Capote

Capote was an American author, born in New Orleans in 1924. His parents divorced four years later and he spent the latter part of his childhood being raised by his mother’s relatives in Monroeville, Alabama. In one of those weird coincidences that are so common in history, in Monroeville Capote befriended the future novelist Harper Lee. If you’ve read To Kill a Mockingbird, you’ll recognise young Truman in Dill, a small, small boy who lives with his aunt and befriends Jem and Scout.

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More Sex, Please

Recently on Facebook, I saw three separate conversations, all about the same thing. One was an author asking how much sex was appropriate for a book of X length (basically, did it need more than she’d written). Another was a different author asking if a book needed depictions of full penetration, or if other sex acts were enough given the length of the title in question. And the third was a reader saying she was X percent into a book and the MCs hadn’t had sex yet, but she hoped they would soon.

Spot the lowest common denominator?

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New Releases from Kate Aaron!

I haz exciting news. February 12th is the release date for the Free Men boxset, a collection of my bestselling series, plus three extra bonus scenes and the Free Men world map. It’s silly but I’m stupidly pleased with the map, and all the little details in it. It reminds me of the fantasy series I read as a kid. (more…)