Category Archives: Authors

Chatting with Virginia Kantra about her Dare Island series

Carolina Blues, the fourth book in Virginia Kantra’s appealing Dare Island series comes out next month. Today, Virginia talks with AAR about heroes, sex scenes, and happy endings. Virginia is offering the Dare Island novel of his or her choice to three lucky … Continue reading

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Checking in with Sarah MacLean

I was lucky enough to get a chance to sit down and chat with Sarah MacLean while at RWA. (This was before she won the RITA for best historical romance!) I wanted to follow up with her. I’d talked to … Continue reading

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It’s a Lucky Harbor Day: We’ve got Jill Shalvis and a Giveaway!

Many a romance reader knows Lucky Harbor, the fictional town where Jill Shalvis has set (thus far) nine novels. All good things must come to an end, however, and Ms. Shalivs has penned the last three love stories she plans to … Continue reading

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Critique Partners, Continents Apart

Two of my favorite books I’ve read thus far this year are Untouched by Maisey Yates and Having Her  (here’s my review) by Jackie Ashenden. Though both books are contemporary romances, they have little else in common. Or so I thought. However, … Continue reading

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AAR’s Maggie Interviews Mary Kubica, Author of The Good Girl

“I’ve been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she has her dry cleaning done, where she works. I don’t know the color of her eyes or what they look like when … Continue reading

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Romance Writers Rock my Favorite Bookstore

When I was 18 and arrived in North Carolina to go to school, I was thrilled to discover The Regulator Bookshop. Its shelves held fiction so tempting that for the next 25 years, throughout college, graduate school, and grown-up life, … Continue reading

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Courtney Milan: A Slow Writer’s Guide to Making a Living (RWA2014)

I’ve loved attending my first ever RWA. It’s always great fun to meet new writers, talk to those I already know, and listen to everyone chat about Romancelandia.

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News from San Antonio

I I had to hit the ground running At RWA this year, leaving a family reunion in just enough time to make it to the Literacy Signing. Not the most relaxing way to start off a conference, but then you … Continue reading

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An Interview with and a Giveaway from author Laura Andersen

I’m speaking with Laura Andersen about her Boleyn Trilogy, which was completed on 15th July with the release of the final book, The Boleyn Reckoning. (My review of the book is here.) I’ve been reading historical fiction for more years … Continue reading

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Courtney Milan talks to AAR… and gives away five copies of The Suffragette Scandal!

I, like many AAR readers, have been avidly awaiting Courtney Milan’s most recent book, The Suffragette Scandal, which she released this week. I asked Courtney if she’d answer some questions and she agreed to do so. She is also giving away in … Continue reading

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