Posts tagged with jennifer-crusie

Dec 11 2018

A present from the internet

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If you're desperate for a new Jenny Crusie novel after her eight-year hiatus, I have good(ish) news: she just posted the first draft of the first act of her work-in-progress on her blog, and you can read it...

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Dec 14 2016

Holiday Book Giveaway: Santa, Baby, by Jennifer Crusie and others

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Today's Holiday Book Giveaway pick is the 2006 romantic short story collection Santa, Baby, which we originally reviewed here. The highlight of this collection was undoubtedly Jennifer Crusie's novella Hot Toy, which I see has recently been...

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Aug 2 2016

Fingers crossed

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In the six-plus years since Jennifer Crusie's last book, Maybe This Time, I've pretty much given up hope of her producing anything else. Deadlines for several books have come and gone, and as far as I can tell, Crusie's writing has pretty much been limited to her (very entertaining) personal blog. But...

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Oct 14 2015

Where there are re-releases, there's hope.

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Jennifer Crusie fans take note: there is now an standalone e-book version of her holiday-themed 2006 novella Hot Toy, which we originally reviewed here. Last summer my hopes were raised when...

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Jun 17 2015

She causes me second-hand anxiety

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So, Jennifer Crusie continues to be frustratingly non-productive on the new-book front, but she is apparently working on a re-write/expansion of her holiday-themed novella Hot Toy...

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Jan 27 2014

Weekly Book Giveaway: Tell Me Lies and Crazy For You, by Jennifer Crusie

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This week's Book Giveaway is a two-pack: Jennifer Crusie's Tell Me Lies and Crazy for You, which we reviewed here a few years ago. I'm trying to make some space on our bookshelves, and we were lucky enough to be sent multiple copies of Ms. Crusie's books, so you can expect one more Crusie-themed giveaway in the next few weeks. I have accepted (grudgingly) that...

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Feb 12 2013

My condolences

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Remember when I wrote that Jennifer Crusie was republishing a novella she'd written long ago, later described as "embarrassingly bad", and said she never wanted to lay eyes on again? I was trying to be understanding about the reprint, because I know Crusie has had a really rough year and could use the money, but it turns out that wasn't an accurate assessment of the situation...

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Jan 8 2013

Kinky! But not really.

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WHOA. This collection of Spanish-language e-book editions of Jennifer Crusie's older titles looks way racier than anything actually featured in the books. These are stories set in Ohio, people...

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Nov 2 2012

Maybe it's better than she thinks?

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Jennifer Crusie has always described her first romance novel, 1994's Sizzle, as embarrassingly bad, and insisted that she never wanted it to see the light of day again. She seems to have changed her mind, as Amazon has posted a collection of stories including Sizzle called Be Mine with a release date of January 22, 2013...

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Oct 15 2012

Weekly Book Giveaway: Fast Women, by Jennifer Crusie

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We're offering up another Jennifer Cruise title for our Weekly Book Giveaway: the most recent reprint of her 2001 novel Fast Women. We reviewed it here, mentioning that its strong mystery storyline should broaden its appeal to more than just romance readers...

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Oct 2 2012

Jennifer Crusie on the big (or maybe small?) screen

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According to Jennifer Crusie's blog, Agnes and the Hitman (which she co-wrote with Bob Mayer) has been optioned for film. Apparently, this has happened before, but this time it's for real; there's a script and an option check and everything...

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Oct 1 2012

Weekly Book Giveaway: Maybe This Time, by Jennifer Crusie

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Good morning! This week's giveaway pick is Jennifer Crusie's Maybe This Time, which we reviewed a couple of years ago. Maybe This Time isn't our absolute favorite Crusie, but (like all of her books) it's plenty entertaining...

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Jun 26 2012

Romance-writing school

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Whoa: Nora Roberts has apparently given McDaniel College a boatload of money to start a center focusing on the study of romance writing. The center will include support for a romance novel collection in the college library, the establishment of a minor in romance fiction, and an online graduate-level romance writing program, featuring PROFESSOR JENNY CRUSIE...

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May 15 2012

Awkward...

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Ouch: Jennifer Crusie's short story collection Crazy People: The Crazy For You Stories is allegedly (although one never knows with Crusie) hitting stores soon, and her graphic designer had chosen a perfectly lovely, Roy Lichtenstein-esque stock art image for the cover...

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Nov 1 2011

Additional Crazy

Several years ago, Jennifer Crusie wrote a collection of interconnected short stories for her MFA. The characters in the collection eventually formed the basis for Crusie's full-length novel Craz...

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Jun 1 2011

Faking It and Fast Women, by Jennifer Crusie

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The fine people at St. Martin's Griffin continue to trot out reprints of Jennifer Crusie's earlier work. Their latest offerings are freshly re-covered editions of 2001's Fast Women and...

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Dec 16 2010

Welcome to Temptation, by Jennifer Crusie

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St. Martin's Press has recently re-released Jennifer Crusie's Welcome To Temptation, giving Crusie fans a second chance to enjoy this ridiculously fun, sexy blend of small-town pol...

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Oct 12 2010

The more Crusie the merrier

So I decided to swing by and check out the "Upcoming Books" page for Jennifer Crusie (author of our current Featured Book, the excellent Maybe This Time). And while it's possible some of the book...

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Oct 4 2010

Maybe This Time, by Jennifer Crusie

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A new Jennifer Crusie novel is always cause for celebration, and Maybe This Time—her first full-length solo effort since 2004's Bet Me—is no exception. In this lively re-working of Henry James's novella The Turn of the Screw...

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Jun 7 2010

Awesome!

At long last, the cover art is out for Jennifer Crusie's first solo novel in years, a Turn of the Screw-inspired book called Maybe This Time. Behold:I'm not a huge fan of that font, but I like ov...

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Mar 30 2010

Tell Me Lies and Crazy For You, by Jennifer Crusie

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Even on her warmest, fuzziest day, Jennifer Crusie doesn't go for the hearts-and-flowers approach to romance writing. Her books are funny and sharp-tongued and sexy, and even her sweetest titles—...

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Mar 16 2010

Wild Ride, by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer

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Wild Ride is the most successful of the Jennifer Crusie/Bob Mayer collaborations to date: fast, fun, and deliciously weird. Admittedly, we still prefer Crusie's solo work, but how could anyone ha...

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Feb 22 2010

Set your alarm clocks!

Well-organized Jennifer Crusie fans TAKE NOTE:St. Martin's Press is currently running a week-long giveaway of 35 bound-manuscript copies of Jennifer Crusie's upcoming solo novel Maybe This Time. T...

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Dec 29 2009

Movin' on up

I'm usually not a fan of $14 paperback reprints (particularly when the original book cost far less), but I really like this cover:Awesome, huh? I think I would have left off the lipstick mark (it'...

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Oct 19 2009

New-old Jennifer Crusie

I've always been curious about Jennifer Crusie's long-out-of-print early novel The Cinderella Deal, and it's finally being reprinted (with, sadly, a luridly pink-orange cover). Crusie has said thi...

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Aug 20 2009

Jennifer Crusie needs you...

...to come up with a new title for her paranormal work-in-progress. The book has been tentatively titled Always Kiss Me Goodnight for some time, which Crusie chose because the phrase has always g...

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May 7 2009

New look for Jennifer Crusie

Wordcandy favorite Jennifer Crusie has changed her website, going for a vaguely circus-inspired, vintage-y vibe (rather like a less-scantily-clad Britney Spears, actually), and I think it looks pr...

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Jul 17 2008

Ask, and ye shall receive

Cover's out for the upcoming Jennifer Crusie collaboration:Eh. I'm not feeling the Charlie's Angels vibe of those silhouettes, but I suppose it could be worse. Anyway, Amazon has posted a release ...

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Jul 10 2008

Rumblings

Last month Yulianka noted some signs of life from Jennifer Cruise, including the first chapter of her next collaborative novel, Dogs and Goddesses."Once upon a time, three writers decided to do a ...

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Jun 6 2008

Signs of life

I am a wee bit late to this, but Jenny Crusie recently posted* the first chapter of Dogs and Goddesses, her upcoming collaboration with Anne Stuart and Lani Diane Rich, and I am happy to inform yo...

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