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Violetta Vane

Writer | m/m multicultural | mad skills | http://violettavane.com
January 09, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 1 plus ones
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Hello after years! I ended up being added to a bunch of communities I never interact with, so I think I'm going to kill this account. If you're actually interested in mixed-orientation multicultural erotic romance and a generous dose of opinionated grumbling, go ahead and add  +Solace Ames, my new pen name, to your circles, where I'll update every week or so. You can also find me on Tumblr at solaceames.tumblr.com. I'll repost this message a few times over the next couple of days before I go nuclear. And Happy New Year!

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February 15, 2013 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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The Social Trends Driving American Gangs and Gun Violence

Learning from University of Chicago Crime Lab's Harold Pollack, a man who helped make the misuse of firearms a public health issue

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January 28, 2013 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Reading Thy Self

A bit of bad-assery from Thomas Hobbes:Concerning the first, there is a saying much usurped of late…

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January 18, 2013 1 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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http://www.salon.com/2013/01/17/notre_dames_double_standard/

Notre Dame’s real dead woman

Manti Te'o's soap opera moves the school's athletic director to tears, while Lizzy Seeberg's suicide is ignored

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January 13, 2013 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Spice and Secrets by Suleikha Snyder

Title: Spice and Secrets Author: Suleikha Snyder Genre: Contemporary Romance Multiracial/Interracial Content: Most characters Indian, one white. Reaction: Spice and Secrets is a fantastic followup to ...

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December 19, 2012 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Violetta Vane's Imaginarium: The Next Big Thing

The first one is a shorter novel written with Heidi (writing as Molly Ian) called The Dom Project, and the other is a longer novel written solo called Love is a Stranger. They're both part of a series...

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December 07, 2012 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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6 WTF Japanese Trends (You Can Blame on White Guys)

It turns out that much of Japan's iconic wackiness was actually imposed upon it by Western culture.

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December 06, 2012 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Violetta Vane's Imaginarium: When "Bullying" is not Bullying

I believe in honesty. Being an author doesn't mean I stopped being a reader, and I'm also a reviewer. I'm very proud of my reviews, which are often unprofessional, eccentric, profanity-laced and long....

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December 03, 2012 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Violetta Vane's Imaginarium: Mark of the Gladiator Blog Tour Wrap-Up

I love all the comments we've been getting this tour! Thanks, everyone, and thanks to all our hosts! I have to brag a bit and say that we've gotten some awesome reviews. Here's a super passionate one ...

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December 02, 2012 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Mark of the Gladiator, Heidi Belleau and Violetta Vane

A befitting end to the Warriors of Rome Collection. An absolutely wonderful piece of writing. -Review by Kazza K The Warriors of Rome Collection has been a good read and this was a terrific book t...

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November 28, 2012 1 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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"Weep, you girls. My penis has given you up. Now it penetrates men’s behinds. Goodbye, wondrous femininity!"

The above is a choice piece of raunchy Latin graffiti preserved for the ages when Vesuvius exploded and covered Pompeii in ash in 79 CE. Sexuality is one of the most difficult topics to explore historically, since it’s often left out of the record, but in the case of ancient Rome, we’ve got a lot of records. Love poetry, sacred writings, brothel tokens, even filthy graffiti. Put them together and cohesive worldviews begin to emerge....

Event: Heidi Belleau and Violetta Vane Blog Tour for Warriors of Rome collection

Hello and welcome to the last week of Riptide Publishing’s Warriors of Rome month! We’re Heidi Belleau and Violetta Vane, and all week, we’ll be posting across the web chatting about our heartpounding...

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November 28, 2012 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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I've got an article on the USA Today website.

Women who love men who love men: The appeal of M/M

Authors Violetta Vane and Heidi Belleau lay it all out: Why are some women so crazy about romance between men?

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November 26, 2012 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Review: Mark of the Gladiator by Heidi Belleau and Violetta Vane — Joyfully Jay

Rating: 4.75 stars. Buy Links: Amazon | All Romance Length: Novel. Punished for laziness and disobedience, gladiator Anazâr has been contracted to a lanista specializing in female gladiators, or gladi...

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November 26, 2012 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Guest Post: Five Questions for Violetta Vane By Heidi Belleau

Hello and welcome to the last week of Riptide Publishing’s Warriors of Rome month! We’re Heidi Belleau and Violetta Vane, and all week, we’ll be posting across the web chatting about our heartpounding...

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November 26, 2012 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Ave!

Book Tour for Mark of the Gladiator by Heidi Belleau & Violetta Vane (Guest Post & Giveaway)

Hello and welcome to the last week of Riptide Publishing’s Warriors of Rome month! We’re Heidi Belleau and Violetta Vane, and all week, we’ll be posting across the web chatting about our heartpounding...

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November 26, 2012 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Violetta Vane's Imaginarium: Mark of the Gladiator and Ancient Africa

Mark of the Gladiator releases on November 26th in ebook and December 3rd in print, and you can enter to win a free print copy here. I'm incredibly proud of this book on so many levels. This is the mo...

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November 12, 2012 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Review of The Hot Floor by Josephine Myles | More Than This: Menage and Polyamory Reviews

Title of Book: The Hot Floor Author: Josephine Myles Publisher: Samhain Publishing Length: Novel, about 170 pages. Primary Relationship(s): Evan/Rai, Josh/Evan/Rai Category or Genre: “contemporary men...

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November 12, 2012 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Violetta Vane's Imaginarium: Back!

I don't know what I would have done if November 6th had turned out differently, but I was fairly confident my side would win. And it did. Woohoo! I'm very heartened. My family and I did a lot of work ...

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September 04, 2012 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Violetta Vane's Imaginarium: Taking a Social Media Hiatus

I'm incredibly happy about the reception for The Druid Stone. I do have one regret—well, actually two. Sidewalks and blocks. I can't blame our wonderful Irish beta for that, because she pointed them o...

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August 29, 2012 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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By Any Other Name: What Do You Call a Love Story for Two Women?

This is Violetta Vane introducing my good friend Ruth Diaz. She’s got some fascinating things to say about writing lesbian relationships in romance. Like Ruth, I also come from a background ...

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