My Worldcon Schedule!

My Worldcon Schedule! Please note, I do NOT use 24-hour time like the con committee does. It fucks me up. So this has been translated to AM/PM time that doesn’t trigger my numeric dyslexia. (All numbers become synonyms to me.) Panel: Food: Ancient, Modern, Future, Near and Far Friday, 2pm – 3:30 And apparently I’m…

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Summer Dinner

My posts on Twitter yesterday as I was cooking what I deemed the “Baitcon Widows dinner” prompted many people begging for the recipes.

See, me and two friends got together partly because our spouses are all off at this annual private party in the woods where about 100-150 of our closest friends camp out together and make a lot of ice cream.

My goal was to use up some of the stuff I got from our two farm shares. We’re in a meat CSA and a vegetable CSA, and we get veg every week! And I’m the only one here most of this week so it’s a challenge to eat it all up. And we’ve been falling behind on our meat consumption, too, meaning we have like 15 steaks to eat up in the freezer.

So, it went something like this… (click title to read entire post, including Wasabi Cucumber Chive Dressing and the Honey Black Tea Rose Vanilla Ice Cream).

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Whipped Cream this time!

Whipped Cream Reviews just gave Mind Games “five cherries”! http://whippedcream2.blogspot.com/2009/06/mind-games-by-cecilia-tan.html?zx=61c55b3ed69fd3cf A few choice bits: “Mind Games is brisk, fast-paced, ironic and completely sexy. The writing is crisp and concise with characters any reader can easily identify with. The point of view never jumps, and the scenes are well described and packed with delicious adjectives. Writing…

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Dang, and another one…

This time from ParaNormalRomance reviews: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/review.php?id=31422 The review is mostly a plot synopsis, but features the headline “Scorching hot with a touch of suspense” and finishes off with this nice blurb: “Cecilia Tan brings together love, suspense, and scorching sex in a story well worth reading. I would love to read a sequel to see…

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MIND GAMES keeps getting reviewed favorably (happy dance)

I’m pleased to say my paranormal erotic romance, MIND GAMES, has garnered another rave review. FIVE STARS! From Manic Readers Review, a romance review site.

Excerpts: “Ms. Tan is going to blow readers away with Mind Games! Superb from beginning to end, I discovered new faith in the paranormal erotica genre.”

“Fans of Ms. Tan’s erotica will rejoice at her venture into the paranormal world. This was such a treat for me… I certainly hope this won’t be Ms. Tan’s only foray into the paranormal world because Mind Games is definitely an all out hit!”

Here’s a link to the whole thing:
http://manicreaders.com/index.cfm?disp=reviews&bookid=4131

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What’s next, witch burning??

I honestly can not wrap my head about a lawsuit pending in Wisconsin in which four West Bend community members are claiming that just SEEING A COPY of Francesca Lia Block’s young adult book BABY BE-BOP on display in the public library damaged them. (“Oh my virgin eyyyyyyyes!!!!”)

To quote from the ALA story on the matter:

Milwaukee-area citizen Robert C. Braun of the Christian Civil Liberties Union (CCLU) distributed at the meeting copies of a claim for damages he and three other plaintiffs filed April 28 with the city; the complainants seek the right to publicly burn or destroy by another means the library’s copy of Baby Be-Bop. The claim also demands $120,000 in compensatory damages ($30,000 per plaintiff) for being exposed to the book in a library display, and the resignation of West Bend Mayor Kristine Deiss for “allow[ing] this book to be viewed by the public.”

“the plaintiffs, all of whom are elderly, claim their mental and emotional well-being was damaged by this book at the library,” specifically because Baby Be-Bop contains the “n” word and derogatory sexual and political epithets that can incite violence and “put one’s life in possible jeopardy, adults and children alike.”

All I can say is… WTF people. I can’t even muster a coherent argument against this, it’s broken my brain so badly.

If anyone knows of a legal fund we can donate to to help the library fight the case, please let me know?

Meanwhile, you can buy a copy of the much-lauded and award-winning book in question here at Powell’s.

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