Category Archives: Books

Edward is Edythe and Bella is Beau: Discuss

On Tuesday, in honor of the 10th anniversary of Twilight, author Stephenie Meyer released a version of the book with 400 pages of new content. Twilight Reimagined: Life and Death tells the story of Edythe and Beau. Yes, you read … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaiting October Books

As October has come rolling in, it’s time to start sinking into all of those tempting new books. Many on our staff have been looking forward to The Legend of Lyon Redmond from Julie Anne Long, and it’s already gotten … Continue reading

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We Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Haruki Murakami said, “If you only read the books everyone else is reading you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” This quote speaks eloquently to Banned Book Week. Some people only want us to think what they are thinking. … Continue reading

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Who Loves Historicals? – TBR Challenge 2015

Reading an historical romance for a reading challenge is rather like a Busman’s Holiday for yours truly; the only difficulty being which one to pick from the YOOOGE number I have sitting on my TBR pile. In the end, I … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaited September Books

I was such a happy camper when I looked over the September new releases list. I’ve been waiting for Deanna Raybourn’s newest book for ages! Judging from the responses I received from others here at AAR, I’m not the only … Continue reading

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What Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander Taught Me About Writing Sex Scenes: A Guest Post by Heather Anastasiu

I’m a romance reader (and writer) who loves books of all levels of heat. If it’s got a romance tag on it, I’ll read it, everything from Christian fiction to intense BDSM erotica. With my latest historical fiction novel, super explicit sex scenes … Continue reading

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Writing Across Cultures: Right or Wrong?

Earlier this month I was chided on Twitter for saying this: I’m 70% through A Bollywood Bride by @Sonali_Dev. I now feel bereft that I’ve never been to an Indian wedding. Or worn a sari. The chider is a woman and … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge – How did THIS get here?

As a reader with a large TBR pile, I have more than a few books that have ended up in my house even though I have no clue how they got there. The Master’s Mistress, a 2010 release from Carole … Continue reading

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Eagerly Awaited August Books

I know it’s August already, and now that we’re back from RWA, we’re going on one last summer reading binge. And there are definitely some great treats to be had. Meredith Duran’s latest historical has already been given a DIK … Continue reading

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Reflections on Reviewing Graphic Novels

If I were more organized, I’d have written a graphic novel retrospective at the one-year anniversary. But I’m not, and I didn’t, so here it is now: reflections on nearly a year and a half of graphic novel reviewing for … Continue reading

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