Category Archives: LinnieGayl AAR

Annual Poll Focus: Best Historical Romance NOT set in the U.K.

Last month we published the first of a series of posts leading up to AAR’s Annual Reader Poll for the best of romance published for the first time in 2015. Each post will focus on one of the Annual Poll … Continue reading

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The Best of 2015′s Romantic Suspense (Thus Far)

Each January the AAR Annual Reader Poll is a major event here, celebrating the best in romance published for the first time the previous year. And each year many readers do a lot of last minute reading in an attempt … Continue reading

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Your Special Title Lists Team Hasn’t Abandoned You!

We’re happy to announce that this morning we’re opening four Special Title Lists for new submissions. That’s right, your Special Title Lists’ team hasn’t abandoned you. The lists that will be open for the next two weeks are: (1) Beta … Continue reading

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Midweek Minis

This week, in Midweek Minis, three of AAR’s reviewers share short takes on six books. In an effort to make these mini-reviews consistent with our long-form reviews, we’ve added a sensuality rating for each book. I also have a question: Would readers like to see … Continue reading

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Midweek Minis: the RITAs, Part One

The RITAs, the highest award of distinction in romance fiction, were announced last month. (The entire list is here.) We’ve reviewed many of the books nominated this year. (A list of all of our reviews with links is at the … Continue reading

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a Pandora’s Box: Karina Bliss’s Rise

Acclaimed literary biographer Elizabeth Winston writes about long-dead heroes. So bad-boy rock icon Zander Freedman couldn’t possibly tempt her to write his memoir. Except the man is a mass of fascinating contradictions–manipulative, honest, gifted, charismatic and morally ambiguous. In short, everything she seeks … Continue reading

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The Annual Poll Results for Books Published in 2014 are in!

Yes, the results of the Reader Poll for Best Romances of 2014 are in. Click here to see the list of winners and go to the accompanying article to see author comments. The Annual Poll at AAR is a cooperative … Continue reading

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Two New Categories Are Open in our Special Titles Listings

Now that we’ve revised the more popular Special Titles Listings, we are left with a number of the smaller categories that appear to be less in demand, but still interesting to some. So as we open them for new submissions, … Continue reading

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Four Special Titles Listings revised

When we collect nominations for the Special Titles Listings, usually we greet the individual submissions with an affectionate moan: We love the new titles, but we grumble a bit at the work of looking up the books online, preparing the … Continue reading

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LinnieGayl’s Favorite Romances of 2014

As time approached for this year’s annual AAR Reader Poll, I found myself thinking more and more about my favorite romances published in 2014. As one of the three AAR pollsters – along with Cindy and Lee – I get to … Continue reading

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