Category Archives: Books with Buzz

It’s the 20th Anniversary of Lord of Scoundrels!

AAR feels old! We can’t believe many of us first read Loretta Chase’s classic romance Lord of Scoundrels 20 years ago! We first reviewed the historical romance in 1997. The review was written by a reader who gave the book … Continue reading

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The Fifty Shades of Grey Hater quiz

Happy Fifty Shades of Grey readers are all alike; each Fifty Shades of Grey hater is a hater in his or her own way. Well, not quite. I’ve identified at least five species of Fifty Shades Hater and classified them … Continue reading

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Talking with Joanna Bourne

Dabney: Thank you so much for talking with me. I am an unabashed Joanna Bourne fan girl and have been ever since I first read The Spymaster’s Lady. AAR readers have loved your Spymasters series; I’m sure many of us are counting … Continue reading

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Tessa Dare releases her latest and Harper Collins offers a give-a-way

Tessa Dare, a perennial favorite here at AAR, releases her latest novel, Romancing the Duke, today.

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Pandora’s Box: The Last Hour of Gann

Wendy Clyde here. Dabney Grinnan and I are discussing R. Lee Smith’s The Last Hour of Gann, which was released in September. While Dabney had read Ms. Smith, this is my first book by her and I was very pleasantly … Continue reading

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An interview with Sherry Thomas, YA author

Readers love Sherry Thomas’s historical romances. Of the seven she’s published, three are Desert Island Keepers here at AAR and three others garnered a B+. She is a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s RITA® Award. When I heard Sherry … Continue reading

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An Interview with Alexis Hall

Alexis Hall has just released his debut novel, Glitterland, to wide acclaim. It’s a four and a half star read on Goodreads. Library Journal gave it a starred review and deemed it “Highly recommended.” Alexis and I are Twitter pals … Continue reading

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Books With Buzz: Grace Burrowes – and an ereader giveaway!

Many historical romance readers know Grace Burrowes as the very prolific author of European historicals, many of which have been enjoyed by our reviewers and readers. Darius received a DIK review here, and many of her other books and novellas … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Rivers talks about loss, change, and love

This week Mary Ann Rivers released her first published work, a moving novella entitled The Story Guy. Goodreads readers give it a 4.5. I thought it was almost perfect. I know Mary Ann through twitter (every Tuesday night we watch … Continue reading

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Books With Buzz: Lauren Willig Interview and Giveaway

Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation series is already much-beloved among readers and when news broke that she planned to release a standalone work of historical fiction set in another time period, readers really started buzzing. Ranging from Edwardian England to 1920s … Continue reading

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