Category Archives: Heroes

Dark Shadows

Before we had the tormented Carpathians, and the Black Dagger Brotherhood, not to mention Edward of the Twilight series, many people grew up watching Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows. No doubt the show paved the way for the acceptance of … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: Giveaway Plus Author and Narrator Interviews (Giveaway Closed)

When I discovered that Tantor was set to release Jennifer Ashley’s The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie on March 26th, I enthusiastically shared the news far and wide.  Published in 2009, it’s a favorite among romance readers winning Best Romance … Continue reading

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My Favorite Irish Heroes

Maybe it’s the brogue. Or the green eyes so many of them seem to have. Perhaps it is the passionate, artistic nature. The Irish, after all, are credited with being great poets and musicians. It could be the magic – … Continue reading

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Do We Give Paranormal Heroes a Pass?

Think about it. If I read a historical where the hero comes along, tells the heroine she will be his, and they engage in a courtship that seems to consist of bickering, near rapes, and the hero having to mark … Continue reading

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Endearments – Yea or Nay?

Dearest, darling readers: I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your loved ones.  My day began quite unexceptionally, at school with those sweet children in my class, and all I planned to do when I got home … Continue reading

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Series, Series, and More Series

We have all seen the trend that is happening in Romance novels these days.  The Series.  I can’t even remember the last time that I read a book that wasn’t a part of a series.  Paranormals, fantasy, Regencies – it … Continue reading

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My Beef Against Contemporaries

It’s no secret that I like historicals.  No, change that.  I love historicals.  Yeah, I complain about the proliferation of Regencies.  But when all’s said and done, I look at my list of treasured books, and the vast majority are … Continue reading

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Heads Up: The Annual AAR Readers Poll is Coming

I know that many of you are in a pre-holiday frenzy right now, and the last thing you need is more pressure. Then again, it’s better to have lots of warning. If you’re a longtime visitor to AAR, you know … Continue reading

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Deal Breakers: Have We All Gotten a Bit Too Cranky?

Even a casual visitor to the AAR message boards quickly learns one thing:  We are an opinionated bunch. And in just about every thread somebody posts about a plot device they loathe.  Be it a couple who jumps into bed … Continue reading

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The Elusive A+

One of my children asked me recently if I’d ever given a book I’d reviewed an A+. I said I hadn’t. He then asked if I thought I ever would. I said yes, that in fact, there was a book … Continue reading

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