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Iraq In Romance…

Friday, October 6, 2006
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I’ve just finished reading Sharon… erm Maya Bank’s book, Colters’ Woman. In this book, one of the lead characters had been held captive (and tortured) in Iraq. I don’t know why, but for some reason, this totally me threw me out of the story.

I seem to hate Iraq related plot devices in romances, but I’m at loss to explain why. I can cope with other actual military operations such as Desert Storm appearing in books, but I just can’t stomach any mention of this particular Iraq war. Is this a case of trying to bury my head in the sand?

Any thoughts?

I see Millenia Black is suing. Good for her. I’ve been wondering if she was going to take the whole changing colour thing lying down. I’m not sure if she’ll win, but at least somebody’s taking a stand. It only takes one person to make a difference after all…

In other news, Jordan Summers tells us that she’s sick of sex. It’s an interesting column. Are you guys sick of overblown monkey sex in romance yet? Go read.