Blood Oranges - Kathleen Tierney, Caitlín R. Kiernan

The author's warnings are little pretentious.  "If your ears, eyes, and sensibilities are easily offended, this book is not for you. If you want a romance novel, this book is not for you.  ... In fact, if you're the sort who believes books should come with warning labels, this book's not for you."  Then she states, "Also, please note: Siobham Quinn is not a very good writer. Fair notice."  Um, Siobhan Quinn is a fictional character who is the "heroine" of the book.  This paragraph left a bad taste in my mouth.  Like the author is too cool and anyone who dislikes her book is not part of the cool group.  I guess I'm not part of the cool group.