Romance

By June 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS

When the doctors removed a tumor from Flora Banks’ brain at the age of 10, she also lost her ability to form new memories. Now, at 17, one memory sticks out—kissing Drake. The trailer for The One Memory of Flora Banks (Philomel) follows Flora as she traverses a tundra, determined to find Drake in Norway […]

Passport to Romance

Passport to Romance

An intimate dinner for two at an off-the-beaten path Tuscan ristorante. A moonlight stroll along the Left Bank of the Seine. Watching the sun come up over the savanna. Letting the gentle breeze caress your cheek while standing on a warm beach in the Caribbean. It all sounds wonderfully romantic, doesn’t it? That is, until […]

Happily Ever After: Fairy-Tale Romance
By February 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Happily Ever After: Fairy-Tale Romance

Fairy tales and myths have always been a popular source of inspiration. From television shows like Once Upon a Time and Grimm to movies like Enchanted, Tangled, and the latest adaptation of Cinderella, there’s something about the core elements of these stories that allows them to be easily updated or transformed. Romance novels in particular share […]

In Defense of Bad Sex (Awards) and Sexy Literary Fiction

In Defense of Bad Sex (Awards) and Sexy Literary Fiction

The Erotic Review, an English website “committed to giving sex a good name,” recently announced its intent to introduce an award for good sex in fiction, called the Good Sex in Fiction Award, to combat The Literary Review’s annual Bad Sex in Fiction Awards. At a festival hosted by The Times of London, Erotic Review publisher Lisa Moylett, along with UK journalist Mariella Frostrup, […]

Fantasy, Free Me: Romances That Do the Time Warp

Fantasy, Free Me: Romances That Do the Time Warp

Traveling through time has always had a certain appeal. One can leave behind all their troubles and start over—or discover that there’s no running water. Hot guys, however, can be found in all centuries. Pack your bags, and get ready to take a romantic flight backwards—or forward—in time. Geek Girl and the Earl, by Gina Lamm Comic-book […]

Careless Whisper: Romance Novels that Cheat

Careless Whisper: Romance Novels that Cheat

Heroes and heroines who cheat tend to be an automatic turn-off for most readers of romance. Even if we haven’t experienced infidelity in our own lives, we all know someone who has been affected by it, and as a result, we tend to have strong feelings about it. In some of the following romances, the main […]

Buzzworthy Erotic Audiobooks
By October 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Buzzworthy Erotic Audiobooks

On the heels of #SeptemberRomance comes a slightly NSFW innovation that I just have to share: this Daily Mirror story, “Literature with an Added Buzz: Company Creates Vibrator that Works in Time with Erotic Audiobooks. . . and It Can Even be Controlled Remotely by a Partner.” With a title like that, I don’t have much more to […]

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A Mega-List of Lovely, Lusty Librarian Romance
By September 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

A Mega-List of Lovely, Lusty Librarian Romance

A note from the editor: This is the final entry in #SeptemberRomance, our month-long celebration of romance novels. For more—way more!—great romance coverage, click here. Twenty years ago or so, my friend Debbie Mazoyer and I decided to team up and try our hand at writing romances. We chose the nom de plume Deborah Shelley, […]

Romance Unbound: Romantic Novels in Other Genres
By September 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Romance Unbound: Romantic Novels in Other Genres

Some great love stories may not be classified as romances, even though they richly convey the same appeal. What’s more, many romantic novels in other genres are series, so readers are privy not only to the courtship and wedding, but also to the pleasures of living out the happily ever. These titles will get you started—and […]

The Mechanics of Love: 22 Tales of Handyman Romance

The Mechanics of Love: 22 Tales of Handyman Romance

We can’t explain why men who work with their hands and know their way around a toolbox are so sexy, but there’s no denying that they are. This list contains more than 20 hunky men—and a couple of talented women—who know what to do with a hammer. Gimme Some Sugar, by Kimberly Kincaid Being one half of a celebrity […]