Category Archives: Books

A Guest Post and Giveaway by Sheri Cobb South

Too Hot to Handel, the fifth book in the John Pickett mystery series! It’s the pivotal book, and the one I’ve most looked forward to writing. The saga of John Pickett began around 2004, when I approached Five Star/Cengage about … Continue reading

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Georgette Heyer: From the AAR archives, May 1, 2000

Something wonderful happens when you mention Georgette Heyer to writers and readers. They start to smile (you can feel it in e-mails). They can’t wait to tell you how they first discovered her books, where they were, which ones they read first. … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge 2016 – Pick a Trope, Any Trope

There are few tropes I actively dislike, but I’m a sucker for a good marriage of convenience story. I love the idea of two people who don’t or who hardly know each other being put into a situation of enforced … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaited Books for July 2016

There are some months where many of us here at AAR are all chomping at the bit to get our hands on the same few books. And then there are months like this one. When July’s list of books on … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge – Expect the Unexpected

I’m a fairly eclectic reader (just check my Goodreads account for proof of that), so when confronted with a theme calling on me to pick out something completely different, I found myself at a bit of a loss. I decided … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge: Modern Love

It’s always a bit of a scramble for me to find a contemporary romance for this prompt, because I don’t read them very often and don’t own many. And I like to choose my challenge books from books I already … Continue reading

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Steals and Deals

This week has great steals and deals. Click on the book covers to go to Amazon. Thanks and happy reading. Caroline Linden’s I Love the Earl is just 1.99. We haven’t reviewed this one but we’ve given many of her … Continue reading

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Sunday Steals and Deals

So many books and so many deals! Here are some of our favorite bargains to be found right now. This collection has an impressive lineup of authors: Alexis Hall, Del Dryden, Vanessa North, and more. I love anthology’s inspiration: How does love … Continue reading

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Blasts from our Past: Purple Prose Parodies

For years, All About Romance ran a very amusing Purple Prose Parody Contest. We thought we’d share some of the entries. These two are culled from the 1999 Contest. from Carol Taylor (written as an homage to Dara Joy) Knight of a … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge – You’ve Just Got to Read This!

As a September 2015 release, The Matchmaker’s Match has obviously not lingered long in my TBR pile. However, I thought it would be a perfect choice for this month’s TBR challenge. While I was in New York for RWA, I … Continue reading

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