Category Archives: Books

Taboo or not Taboo

One of the ideas I’ve had for this blog is The Taboo Bookclub. I envision that, every month or so, we’d pick a book for discussion that has a taboo in it. This idea, though, has proved easier to imagine … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge 2015 – Catch-Up Time!

I’m not normally one for vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters or paranormal romances in general, but I loved the first book in this series (Firelight) and this month’s prompt of “series catch-up” gave me the ideal excuse to read book two, Moonglow. … Continue reading

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Monday Minis

Dabney’s reads: I first read Chase Me in November and loved it. Just loved it. So, while stuck in a surgery center waiting room for most of a Friday morning, I read it again. And loved it again. (I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: Accessing Audiobooks Through Your Library

For years, I have wanted to write a column on borrowing library audiobooks. In my experience, “checking out an audiobook” from the library has been reserved for the occasional hard copy (cassettes or CDs). I haven’t really taken the time … Continue reading

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Midweek Minis

When Good Earls Go Bad: A Victorian Valentine’s Day Novella by Megan Frampton is a quick read and one I’d recommend to anyone who likes frothy, fun historical romance. Ms. Frampton is a reliably strong writer and in this novella she … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge: You’ve Just Got to Read This

First things first – since a couple of people emailed me to ask about it, I figured I’d go on and post my confession. Why yes, I did indeed screw up and forget to post my TBR post last month. … Continue reading

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It’s the results of the AAR Annual Reader Poll!

Best 2014 Romance Novels Best Romance It Happened One Wedding, Julie James Best Contemporary Romance It Happened One Wedding, Julie James Best Romantic Suspense River Road, Jayne Ann Krentz Best Paranormal Romance Shield of Winter, Nalini Singh Best Romantic Science … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: It’s Almost All Listening for Me These Days

Since I started listening to fictional audiobooks more than twelve years ago (I’ve lost track), I have continued to read print titles while listening to others. Even when I was only reading in print, as a rule, I read three … Continue reading

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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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Eagerly Awaited February Books

After looking at the February release list , it seems like many of us are in the mood for a historical. Or perhaps some suspense. It’s looking like a promising romantic suspense month, too. What’s your pleasure for February? Title … Continue reading

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