Tag Archives: Eloisa James

Cheating Hearts

There are few deal-breakers as universal as infidelity. Most readers avoid any mention of it like the plague, and very few authors can – or even try to– pull off a believable HEA when one of the protagonists cheats on … Continue reading

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Characters With Disabilities

“Disability” can mean a whole lot of things: blindness, paralysis, amputated limbs, deafness, a chronic illness, brain damage. When I first started writing this blog, I thought it was a rare occurrence in romance novels. However, when I asked the … Continue reading

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Flying the Romance Flag With Pride

Think about this: According to Romance Writers of America, in 2009, romantic fiction garnered the largest share of trade book sales, outselling mystery, science fiction/fantasy, and religion/inspirational books. In physical books sales, only general fiction sold (by less than one … Continue reading

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Avon ARC and Vera Bradley Bag Giveaway (Contest Closed)

Our friends at Avon books are helping AAR celebrate our new look by putting together an extra special prize package for one lucky reader, including coveted ARCs of favorite authors and one from a historical romance debut author.  It includes … Continue reading

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Adultery – The Great Romance Taboo

Before I get to actual books, I have to begin with celebrity gossip, about a very famous German soccer player. Some time ago, while she was pregnant with their second child, he left his wife of many years and very … Continue reading

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