I finished reading Prince Lestat a few weeks ago and while there weren’t a ton of dating tips, there was enough of a romance (human, no less) for me to glean some advice. Dating Advice from Prince Lestat It’s helpful if your vampire father, who doesn’t know you exist, randomly saves and raises a human female who is both incredibly sheltered and had more bad stuff happen to her than anyone else in the history of ever. Don’t date your professors. Don’t date crazy men. Don’t date narcissists. This is all one tip because that was all the same guy. Also: avoid Drano. Human beingsRead More →

It also, for me, was a love story at its very core. Because Jake meets Sadie. And she’s fragile (because of one whackadoo ex and parents who are very victim-blamey), very tall, and smart. Actually, I think I may kind of love her. Anyway, in honor of Halloween, horror, and a writer I love… Dating Advice from Romance Novels: 11/22/63Read More →

So, last week, I finished not one but two (the only currently released, or it would’ve been more) books in the Nodaway Falls stories by Lucy March. I read two because I adored the first one. And then, I bought the second and realized that I was ready to settle down and have babies with it–that’s how much more I loved it.Read More →

This week, I finished the final book in the Scandal at the House of Russell trilogy by Anne Stuart. This series is my first from Ms. Stuart. I first read her in The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes, co-written with Jennifer Crusie and Eileen Dreyer. I enjoyed it quite a bit and put her on my TBR list. I can honestly say, I highly recommend all three of these novels. First of all, oh my–her heroes. Second, I read through the first two in about that many days and bitterly sat about to wait for my pre-order of the final book to come home to my Kindle. EnoughRead More →

So, I was thinking in the car today about what sort of advice I’m totally NOT qualified to give (conclusion: all the advice). However, I then decided, okay, fine… what advice am I really not qualified to give? Dating advice. Oh, so many reasons why. Exhibit A: I’ve been married so long, I’m not entirely sure of the number, but I believe I’m between years 18 and 19 of my life sentence. Exhibit B: I had very few real dates in high school. Like count on one hand. I had boyfriends come “courting” at my house (which should be Exhibit C, so let’s go aheadRead More →