Category Archives: Books

Whyborne & Griffin by Jordan L. Hawk – A Series Overview

Sci-fi as written by Anthony Trollope? The Palliser novels as imagined by Ray Bradbury? Well, the only easy generalization about Jordan L. Hawk’s remarkable Whyborne & Griffin series is that Widdershins holds onto its own. For her epic paranormal romance … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge: It’s Catch-Up Time!

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Grace Burrowes’ writing, and although I’ve read the majority of her books, there are still a few I haven’t got around to, as she writes them faster than I can read … Continue reading

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A Blast from our Past: Declarations of Love

Here’s a column from three years ago. It holds up well, we think. What are your favorite proposals? We at AAR wish all our readers a happy Valentine’s Day! Today is Valentine’s Day, a day known for over-extravagant, “show me you love … Continue reading

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Writing in Pieces: A Guest Post (and a giveaway) from J.R Gray

Writing is a process. A deeply personal process. As artists who weave words, we all have our own variation of this process. I write in pieces. I used to think I was insane for writing the way I do, taking … Continue reading

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The Best of 2015: Melanie’s List

To be honest, my reading slacked off a lot in 2015. I usually read half again as much as I did this past year, a lot of which were forgettable at best, and absolute stinkers at worst. I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Falling in love in the used bookstore

When I was visiting my daughter in North Carolina, I fell in love with a book. My girls were both next door in a comic book store, so I was left to my own devices in a used bookstore, something … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge 2016 – Short and Sweet

It’s TBR Challenge time, and yes, Caz and I are in again! This month’s theme involves short romances, so we’ve been urged to pull out novellas, short stories and category romances. My choice this month was pretty easy. When books … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge – The Happiest of Holidays

It’s no secret that I love a good Christmas romance. With this month’s TBR theme being holiday romance, I just had to go looking for something Christmasy, and preferably historical. I found a treat in Elisabeth Fairchild’s 1999 trad Regency, … Continue reading

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Life and Death: It’s No Twilight

The tenth anniversary edition of Twilight arrived on the shelves several months ago containing the bonus feature of Life and Death, a gender swap retelling of Twilight. The tales are identical aside from the gender swap and an expedited ending.  … Continue reading

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An AAR Gift Guide: Fantasy Romance

AAR is running a series of blog posts on books we love which you might want to give as gifts. These books may be recent or classic, reviewed or unreviewed, digital or print – the only rule is that they … Continue reading

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