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A Better Superhero_Priya's Shakti_Priya's Mirror
October 5, 2016
Priya’s Shakti and the just-released Priya’s Mirror, comics about a woman who becomes a superhero after she’s gang raped, change the conversation around gender-based violence.
Boys and the Universe, Part III
August 15, 2016
Under the shooting stars, Stacey-Anne Curtis learns about passion in the third in her series of posts on how childhood experiences shape adult relationships.
It’s What’s Underneath that Matters_image
June 23, 2016
Encouraged by her Tryst editor to “shop like a romance writer,” Stacey-Anne Curtis takes on Vegas lingerie stores, discovering that it’s not what’s on top that matters to her, it’s what’s underneath.
Fearing for My Private Life_image
March 9, 2016
Meghan reflects on the moment social media began infiltrating her “me time,” the importance of guilty pleasures, and why losing her private persona scares the bejeezus out of her. 
Politics of Parenting_Big Little Lies_image
March 4, 2016
Sleep deprivation warning: Begin Big Little Lies on a Friday evening with no plans, and finish by Sunday. Starting this book on a Monday night will completely ruin your week. It’s a page-turner and a thinker.
Modern Romance, Dated Romance_image
March 2, 2016
Modern Romance is a fascinating, funny study on dating by Aziz Ansari. As an experience couples go through, it’s something the contemporary romance genre isn’t fully capturing. How does a meet-cute happen in online dating? Where are the misinterpreted text exchanges? Where are the dick pics? 
Friday Reads_Adam Bede by George Eliot
January 29, 2016
In this week’s Friday Reads, Jenny, sick to death of all those dukes, looks for historical romance among the other classes. She had to search beyond the new releases list to find it — back some 150 years — and came across a depiction of love that’s both hopeful and disheartening. 
January 24, 2016
OMG our site changed! Tryst is a publisher of romance novels that are respectful of women, but we want it to also be a forum for discussing the serious issues and random thoughts that come up when we read those novels. Our redesign puts the focus on the blog where that happens.
December 7, 2015
What you may have missed this weekend: Sweet Bliss by Helena Rac, he knows so much about these things, and remember December 6th
October 22, 2015
Tryst Books is a Canadian company, so this week we voted in a new prime minister. Politics aside, this is exciting, because suddenly we have the coolest, hottest leader on the planet. Or so we’ve been told.


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