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Picture, if you will, two women walking side-by-side, perhaps even hand-in-hand, along the edge of the beach where it meets the city. It is a sunny day, warm without being too warm, and there is a lazy breath of wind … Continue reading

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Male Leads: Why Gender Stereotypes Limit Readers – Guest Post by Amanda M. Lyons

I have for a long time been obsessing over the ethics and sexuality of vampires (see, for example, Consent). I am delighted to have a guest post today from Amanda M. Lyons, author of the vampire series Shades of Midnight, … Continue reading

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Strong Female Characters and Other Heroines

I have written before about strong female characters (see Female Vampires and Strong Female Characters), but there have been a lot of posts in the past few months complaining about the prevalence of kick-ass heroines in popular culture. There’s nothing … Continue reading

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