Is there some kind of trend for having deaf characters in romance novels?

I've come across three in relatively new novels in the last several months, and they all have been varying levels of poor depictions, with no evidence of research, knowledge of the Deaf culture, understanding of what life is like for D/deaf people, or even some common bloody sense about the best ways for deaf people to navigate the world.

Absolutely hilarious scene in an M/M kinky book last night. Laughed until I couldn't breath.
My favourite authors are always the ones that make me laugh. Unfortunately, that scene was the only really funny bit from this author thus far. But I'll definitely be checking out a bit more of her stuff.

Casey by Shaw Montgomnery, for anyone interested.

*waves tiredly*

Hi book friends.

Expect me to continue being generally silent here for another few weeks. But I'm alive and still reading!

And by a landslide, the March selection for the #SFFBookclub is The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers.

As always, all that is needed to participate is to follow and use the hashtag. Also, when posting spoilers, please note in the CW how far into the book it is (e.g., chapter number).

We do have funds to help people who might otherwise have trouble accessing the book. DM me for details if this is you.

#Books #ScienceFiction #SFFBookclub

I really want some agender t-shirts or badges/pins or something. And I'd like to buy them from queer creators. Anybody got any recommendations?

A quick evening plea for the #kickstarter for my librarians-and-necromancy fantasy novel, BOOKS & BONE.

Only 2 days left in the campaign and less than £50 from hitting £1000. Your support would be gratefully received if you have a few pounds to spare and would like to make a writer very happy.

Thanks to everyone who has boosted, shared, and supported so far. 💙

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No job, farm mortgage due, help save the alpacas 19 Feb: #rainbow and #pride stuff: 2 trans pride bracelets, 1 6", 1 7", both $20 ea; rainbow hand armor, $30, I have 2; rainbow badge lanyard, $25, 1 avail; rainbow stretch necklace, designed for nursing mothers to give baby something to grab other than mommy's hair, 1 avail, $40. Shipping included in price. #lgbtqa #art #mastoart
help if you can, boost if you can't, tnx

Okay, I admit to not being any kind of expert in power tools. And I'm not actually clear on how much protection, if any, a shirt would offer.

But it just sounds wrong to have your character wearing tough jeans, thick work gloves, and shirtless. Like, are you sure that's a good idea when the sawdust is flying?

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The cottage was well kept and the garden surrounding it was immaculate.

Smoke bellowed steadily from the chimney. Where there was smoke there was fire. Warmth.

I hesitated since the structure was located in the middle of nowhere with no paths leading to or from it; I had only stumbled upon it after several hours of trying to find civilization again.

The wind howled, and I could feel the cold in my teeth.

It'd be worth the risk, honestly.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

Back after long silence. (Was visiting fam and didn't have this instance logged in on my tablet.)

Long list of additions to my booktracking hashtag incoming once I've caught up on sleep. :wink:

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A place for sharing and discussing books. After suggesting a Mastodon-based book club and getting a lot more interest than I expected, I decided to make a place specifically for facilitating that. So this aims to be a home for creating and organizing book clubs and read-alongs.

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