Meatworks: A Guest Pandora’s Box

Hello everyone and welcome to our monthly AAR blog column. The basic idea is we choose a book every month and have a discussion about it. We being Elisabeth Lane (of Cooking Up Romance), a long-time romance reader who now creates recipes inspired by books and then blogs about it, and Alexis Hall, author of, most recently, For Real.

This month we read Meatworks by Jordan Castillo Price, an m/m romance set in a dystopian near-future where robotics technology reigns. Desmond Poole has recently lost a hand in a robotics accident and he is… failing to cope. He gets sent to group therapy where he meets Corey Steiner, a hip, young thing who has much better control of his robotic limb than Desmond. They have instant chemistry, but it takes them awhile to navigate the treacherous waters of their new relationship.


AJH: This your first JCP […]

By | 2017-06-23T08:30:15+00:00 November 15th, 2015|Categories: Dabney AAR, Guest Posts, Pandora's Box|Tags: , , |4 Comments

My Dark Prince: A Guest Pandora’s Box

Hello everyone and welcome to our monthly AAR blog column. The basic idea is we choose a book every month and have a discussion about it. We being Elisabeth Lane (of Cooking Up Romance), a long-time romance reader who now creates recipes inspired by books and then blogs about it, and Alexis Hall (author of, most recently, Waiting for the Flood), relative newcomer to the romance genre and occasional writer.

So, uh, My Dark Prince: He’s the Prince of an imagined country, attempting to secure the line of succession by marrying the princess of neighbouring imagined country.  Except then the princess is presumed kidnapped. BUT the heroine happens to look like this princess. There’s politics! And intrigue! And angst. And finally love.


 

AJH: Omg, this book. I literally do not know what […]

By | 2017-06-23T08:30:16+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Categories: Guest Posts, Pandora's Box|Tags: , , |6 Comments

A Guest Pandora’s Box: Rose Lerner’s Sweet Disorder

Hello everyone and welcome to the fourth of our AAR blog columns. The basic idea is that we choose a book every month and have a discussion about it. We’re still Elisabeth Lane (of Cooking Up Romance), a long-time romance reader who now creates recipes inspired by books and then blogs about it, and Alexis Hall (author of, most recently, Waiting for the Flood), relative newcomer to the romance genre and occasional writer. […]

By | 2017-06-23T08:30:20+00:00 May 8th, 2015|Categories: Guest Posts, Pandora's Box|Tags: , , |40 Comments

A Guest Pandora’s Box: Erin Nicholas’s Getting Dirty

Hello everyone and welcome to the second of our AAR blog columns. The basic idea is that we’re going to choose a book every month and have a hopefully-not-too-lengthy discussion about it. We’re still Elisabeth Lane (of Cooking Up Romance), a long-time romance reader who now creates recipes inspired by books and then blogs about it, and Alexis Hall (author of, most recently, Waiting for the Flood), relative newcomer to the romance genre and occasional writer. We hope you’ll enjoy reading our thoughts, and we hope you’ll think about reading along with us next month.


This month’s title is Getting Dirty by Erin Nicholas. The third book in her Sapphire Falls series, it features a city girl and a country boy essentially conspiring to drive each other nuts. Sapphire Falls is just the sort of place Lauren loves and Travis is just the sort of farmer she goes for, but she’s terrified of sacrificing her career […]

A Guest Pandora’s Box: Judith Ivory’s Beast

Hello everyone and welcome to the first in what we hope will be on-going series here on the AAR blog. Every month or so we’re going to choose a romance and have a discussion about it, we being Elisabeth Lane (of Cooking Up Romance), a long-time romance reader who now creates recipes inspired by books and then blogs about it, and Alexis Hall, a relative newcomer to the romance genre, whose other hobbies involve hats, swords and tea (though rarely together).


In this Pandora’s Box guest bloggers Alexis Hall and Elisabeth Lane discuss Beast by Judith Ivory, published in 1997. It’s a beauty and the beast type story featuring a beautiful American heiress, Louise Vandermeer, and her husband-to-be, a French prince and – of all things – perfumier,  Charles d’Harcourt.  The first part of the book is set aboard a cruise ship during a storm: concerned for his future wife’s […]

By | 2017-06-23T08:30:21+00:00 February 6th, 2015|Categories: Guest Posts, Pandora's Box|Tags: , , |17 Comments