Tag Archives: Romance

Upcoming Romance Author Book Signings

In January I did a post on my efforts to look for book signings by romance authors. After my original post, several readers and authors commented that they would like to see this as a regular feature at AAR. Time, … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Books, LinnieGayl AAR | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

A Few of My Favorite Things

Not too long ago, Sandy Coleman blogged about romance cliches she would love to see die. That got me to thinking about the plotlines and features I just love in a romance. I’m sick of small-town sheriffs and I never … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Lynn AAR, Romance reading | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Public Declarations of Love – Modern Style

For my generation, there is a very public way to declare a serious relationship. It’s not a class ring or letter jacket. The question “Have you been pinned?” died long ago. Today, the question is, “Is it Facebook-official?” Facebook offers … Continue reading

Posted in Relationships, Romance reading, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

Speaking of Audiobooks: Heart-Wrenching Narration

Upon release of Lisa Kleypas’ Blue-Eyed Devil in 2007, I ran to the bookstore, eagerly purchased a copy, and then headed home to dive into this greatly anticipated sequel to Sugar Daddy.  Later, when I reviewed it for AAR, I … Continue reading

Posted in audio books, Lea Hensley | Tagged , | 30 Comments

Chapter: A Romance Bookstore in Auckland

New Zealand is a land of many attributes, but Romance Central it is not.  The tendency is to tuck away romance novels at the end of shelves like tails between legs.  So imagine my surprise when I came across Chapter, … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Jean AAR, Reading | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

Sleuthing Out Book Signings

I missed it. About a month ago, I receive a Facebook notice that one of my favorite authors was doing a book signing about an hour away from my home. Problem was, she was doing it at that very moment, … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Book news, Books, LinnieGayl AAR | Tagged , , | 36 Comments

Poll: What’s Your Recession Reading Pleasure?

Romance sales are up. Which is a total no-brainer, right?  After all, it’s scary out there. But here’s what’s got me curious.  What are you reading these days?  And, just as interesting to me, have your reading tastes changed since … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Polls, Reading, Romance reading | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

AAR Featured in Bodice Ripper-Free Article on CNN.com

The mainsteam media came a-callin’ again and this time it came without any attitude. Woohoo! I was interviewed last week about the popularity of vampire romances by Lisa Respers France, a reporter who told me she is a voracious reader. … Continue reading

Posted in Book news, Books, Interviews, Romance reading | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

And Now to Give Thanks

I spend a fair amount of time calling out some of the things in romance that hurt the genre and absolutely make me crazy. However, having read romance since the early 90s (ah, the days of sneaking books past my … Continue reading

Posted in All About Romance, Books, Lynn AAR, Romance reading | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

My Reading Habits Wallow in Shame, Apparently

I normally adore Bookmarks magazine. While more than half my reading is romance, I read all kinds of other books as well and Bookmarks gives pretty good coverage of the non-romance world. They tend towards covering mainstream fiction without a … Continue reading

Posted in Lynn AAR, Reading, Romance reading, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 35 Comments