Jun 22, 2020
Hey HBs! Erin and Melody are here recapping The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe! It features feminist icon Florence "Fuck Yeah" Greene (thanks, JenReadsRomance), the most inconveniently huge and beautifully scarred hero Clayton Madden, and as many gamblings as England Times New York can offer! But really, uptown-debutante-comes-to-dark-souled-king-of-a-criminal-empire-to-ask-for-mentoring-about-running-an-illegal-casino is one of the best premises we've ever read. And SO HOT!
Erin hurt her foot!, Melody is frustrated by her town's Black Lives Matter response, we contemplate the alternate reality in which Clay doesn't start in a billiards-type poolhouse, but rather a cabana-boy-type poolhouse (now accepting fanfic), grafting??!, reading 4 Joanna Shupe books has turned Erin into a scholar of England Times New York (thanks, girl!), more Vocabulary Brilliance with Heaving Bosoms, platonic friends can be hot, #brotherstuff, #twinstuff, #yougetyourfreakonflorence, McFlurry Mulligans!, breakfast burritos in England Times New York, more! secret! passages!, and finally, "Getting Your Melody On?"
Here's a great roundup of orgs you can donate to and support Black Trans Lives.
Erin: if you need a brain break, trash internet is a great place to be! Listicles, quizzes, and more!
Melody: get you some endorphins. Get 'em. When the world is creating anxiety and stress, take care of yourself with some physical exertion!
Patreon Shout Out:
Elyse L., you are descended from Selene, the early Greek goddess of the moon. Ancient Origins said that Selene was as much a symbol of the glorious night as she was the proverbial light in the darkness. Not only are you that calm, thoughtful quiet often associated with the dark, You are often that safe harbor, that spot of brightness in dark times for those you love. Like the phases of the moon, Selene represents life’s constant changes, but, crucially, also provides stability in that cyclical fluctuation. And perhaps her greatest gift, was to allow mortals to dream while they slept. You take that a step further, though, helping those around you realize their dreams whenever you can.