First, it irritates me when an Urban Fantasy (UF) is criticized for not having enough ROMANCE. Romance is not the point of UF. Yes, there can be the potential for romance, a dalliance, a love interest, sex but it's not the focus of the story and should never get in the way of the story. If you really want romance, read Paranormal Romance (PNR). If you must have a Happily Ever After, read PNR. If you want the focus to be on the romance, read PNR. Do not pick on an Urban Fantasy for not having enough romance. I read both UF and PNR. There are wonderful books in both genres. Lately, I've been seeing a few books labelled as either Urban Fantasy Romance (UFR) or Romantic Urban Fantasy (RUF). That's fine. There will always be some genre blurring. Maybe this is the solution for those seeking romance in their Urban Fantasies. Regardless, if it has an HEA, it will still be PNR to me. If the focus leans heavily towards the Romance and not the Story, it will still be PNR to me. What do you look for in UF?
Second, I am upset that anyone has to argue WHY book piracy is wrong. Quite simply it is STEALING. I think that we can agree that stealing is wrong and illegal. So.... PIRACY is wrong and illegal. No one has to argue to prove that. Arguments that piracy is okay for any variety of idiotic reasons are just specious. Let me sum up:
PIRACY = STEALING = WRONG/ILLEGAL
That's it. I probably won't rant again for a while. Thanks for 'listening.'