Category Archives: Books

Best Debut Romance Author of 2015 So Far Is……..

I’ll admit it; I tend to shy away from new authors. Give me a choice between a comfort read and an unknown quantity and I’ll almost always choose the comfort read. This is particularly stupid when I look at the … Continue reading

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Santa Baby, Bring Me a Love Story

I have always been a sucker for a holiday romance. There’s something about the holidays that allow me to access the over-the-top, gushily sentimental core of my heart that is normally hidden under a layer of “loves complicated realism in … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge: Books With Buzz

This is my second year taking part in Super Wendy’s Multi-Blog TBR Challenge, and even though I don’t read the various romance sub-genres widely, I’ve nonetheless managed to find something in my TBR pile to fit the prompts each month. … Continue reading

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It’s a VERY big sale at Harlequin!

Like many other romance fans, I’d heard about the big Harlequin sale that started on November 10. Harlequin has been selling eBook editions for 10 years. They’re celebrating by having a big sale. Really big. 10,000 titles will be available … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaited November Books

November is certainly looking like a big historical month. After writing a number of contemporary romances, Lisa Kleypas has returned to historicals (and to Avon!), and many of us on staff couldn’t be happier. Carla Kelly also has a new … Continue reading

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Someday My Print Will Come Back

I bought my first eBook in 1999. Back then, eBook publishing was like a frontier. Most publishers e-mailed the books to you, and the process wasn’t automated, so if you bought something on the weekend, you’d have to wait a … Continue reading

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Why You Can’t Set a Wax Play Scene on Shabbos

And other things I learned while writing a BDSM erotic romance set in an Orthodox Jewish Community A Guest Post by Tamsen Parker (Ms. Parker is giving away a signed copy of Craving Flight. To be entered in a drawing … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge – Keep Me in Suspense

I’ve been looking forward to this month’s TBR prompt for a while. Even though I read fairly widely across romance, historical romance and romantic suspense remain my first loves. And I’ve been dying to read some rom susp for a … Continue reading

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Queer Romance Week: A Queer Fantasy Roundup

Every Friday in October, AAR will run a guest post as part of our participation in Queer Romance Month. Today Ginn Hale, Nicole Kimberling, Astrid Amara and Langley Hyde are here to discuss queer fantasy romance. This piece is hosted by Alexis … Continue reading

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When Names Are a No-Go

A few years ago I picked up a well-reviewed historical – I can’t remember the title anymore but I think it was a Western – and DNFed the book. There was nothing wrong with the book, stylistically or content-wise, but … Continue reading

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