Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Few Thoughts on Foreshadowing

Let’s start with a definition: Per Wikipedia “foreshadowing or adumbrating is a literary device in which an author indistinctly suggests certain plot developments that will come later in the story.” Usually when you think of foreshadowing, you think of a … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Leigh AAR, Romance | Tagged | 18 Comments

Sequel-itis: Where Do You Stand?

In her recent review of A Lady by Midnight by Tessa Dare, Sarah of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, mentioned something that caught my attention.  A certain group of supporting characters who arrive in the heroine’s village, early in the novel, … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Books, Characters, Elizabeth AAR, Heroes, Heroines, Relationships | 22 Comments

Fall Non-Romance Preview

Yeah, I read non-romance.  Not much, but I do.  That being said, with romance reading and review books, plus grad school coursework, I have to be really choosy with what I read.  At the same time, I’m determined to branch … Continue reading

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Four Special Title Lists Now Open!

First, a huge “thank you” to all of you for your enthusiasm about the Special Title Lists, and for your many suggestions about the lists. We’ve tallied all of your suggestions and are pleased to announce that your top four … Continue reading

Posted in All About Romance, Books, Cindy AAR, LinnieGayl AAR, Rike AAR | 15 Comments