Category Archives: Strong Female Leads

A Tribute To Anne McCaffrey, Accidental Romance Author

Word came over the Twitter today that beloved author Anne McCaffrey has died at 85. She was one of my absolute favorites growing up, and what’s more I’m currently in the middle of the biggest Dragonriders of Pern-reading binge in the history of dragons. Or binges.

It’s always dangerous to revisit things you loved as a kid—there is the chance they will have gone stale or turned fragile, and then you can never quite recapture that soothing golden glow. But then there are the things that turn out to be even better now that you’ve grown up and gotten around more than you did when you were, say, twelve. And then you feel smart for having such good taste as a kid.

With that in mind, let’s talk about the first book in the Pern series: Dragonflight.

It is my contention that Dragonflight is a classic example of romance as well as sci-fi/fantasy.

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It’s An Erotic Steampunk Print Anthology!

We here at Olivia Waite are absolutely tickled to announce that we are appearing in a print book. And not just any print book, but a steampunk erotic romance anthology. And not just any steampunk erotic romance anthology, but a steampunk erotic romance anthology with the glorious Delphine Dryden and the magnificent J.K. Coi.

And check out that cover!

Cover image for Steam HeatSteam Heat contains my own Generous Fire (Dickensian alternate history), Iron Seduction by J. K. Coi (Chinese steampunk), and The Lamplighter’s Love by Delphine Dryden (straight-up gaslamp fantasy).

In conclusion: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

{Disclosure: clicking on some of the above links might prove profitable to myself or the other authors mentioned—so you should totally do it. Go on; you know you want to.}

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“I’ve Got Deviants To See And A Novel To Finish.”

The whole time we were writing this previous post on fictional romance authors, we here at Olivia Waite had the nagging suspicion that we were forgetting something.

And then someone on Tumblr reminded me who it was.

Allison Janney as Ms. Perky: a pale-skinned woman with short, dark, retro-curly hair. She wears a pink suit jacket and a strand of pearls, and is looking very skeptically over the top of her computer monitor.
Dig that suggestive stained-glass window!

I Always Like the Secondary Characters Best

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