'The Princess and the Outlaw' by Jean Roberta

In Jean Roberta’s collection of eleven historical erotic short stories, The Princess and the Outlaw (Lethe Press), readers will encounter a broad range of characters and situations, from the fantastical to the mundane, from the joyous to the horrifying, from Amazon warriors and wayward nuns to down-and-out women of the 1920s and Canadian Mounties, all… read more

Sean Strub: AIDS, History, and Survival

“I’m not buying into ‘we were all heroes’ and ‘we changed the world’ and all that stuff. That’s just too rah-rah and simplistic; we deserve a more nuanced understanding of those times and how it affected us, what motivated us then and what the outcomes are today.”… read more

Romance and Religion: Anne Brooke and Dennis Paul Stradford

Since the major religious festivals of the Spring Equinox cycle are underway I thought I’d take a look at two romance writers whose Christian faith informs their writing. G. K. Chesterton wrote, “The very word ‘romance’ has in it the mystery and ancient meaning of Rome.” But this mystery can have a sinister aspect as… read more