Tag: romance

Return of the Royals: Four Steamy Summertime Reads

Return of the Royals: Four Steamy Summertime Reads

It’s been over a year since we celebrated Harry and Meghan’s wedding with some royal reads. But just because the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are married and living happily ever after (especially with the arrival of adorable baby Archie), it doesn’t mean we as readers should stop indulging in fairy tales. In fact, 2019 […]

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10 Questions for Abby Jimenez

10 Questions for Abby Jimenez

Fueled by an abundance of coffee, Minnesota resident Abby Jimenez founded her award-winning company, Nadia Cakes, in her own kitchen in 2007 after discovering she had a rare flair for handling buttercream and pastry bags. After taking home the gold in Food Network’s Cupcake Wars developing a cult following among sweet-toothed fans around the globe, […]

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Kiss Me or Kill Me: The 20 Best Romantic Suspense Novels

Kiss Me or Kill Me: The 20 Best Romantic Suspense Novels

Picture a genre fiction Venn diagram. One circle represents suspense, the other romance, and the overlap contains the intriguing world of romantic suspense, in which two seemingly disparate elements, danger and desire, are successfully merged into one irresistible story. The ratio between the amount of suspense and romance as well as the manner in which […]

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Hope and Heart: 18 Titles for Readers Who Love the Hallmark Channel

Hope and Heart: 18 Titles for Readers Who Love the Hallmark Channel

Sometimes the world can be a dark and scary place (especially, it seems, during the last two years), so is it really any wonder that ratings have been booming for the Hallmark Channel? The seemingly endless supply of made-for-television movies and shows offer a warm and comfortable place to escape from all the sturm and […]

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10 Questions for Maya Rodale
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10 Questions for Maya Rodale

Best-selling and award-winning writer Maya Rodale discovered just how great a romance novel can be while in college when her mother insisted that she read one. Now the author of more than a dozen romances, a selection of novellas, and the nonfiction work Dangerous Books for Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels Explained, Maya […]

10 Questions for Megan Frampton
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10 Questions for Megan Frampton

With The Lady is Daring, the latest sparkling installment in Megan Frampton’s Duke’s Daughters series—out earlier this week—the always- reliable historical romance writer delivers another happy literary marriage of red-hot sensuality and deliciously dry wit. We spoke to Frampton about writing witty characters, Latin phrases, and Clark Gable.   JOHN CHARLES: Who is Megan Frampton? […]

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10 Questions with Mary Jo Putney
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10 Questions with Mary Jo Putney

Early in her writing career, which began with the publication of The Diabolical Baron in 1987, Mary Jo Putney began testing the traditional boundaries of historical romance. She tackled topics like alcoholism and domestic abuse, set her stories in a wide range of locales from China to Indonesia, and even added a dollop of magic […]

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Toujours L’Amour: The 10 Best Love Stories Set in Paris
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Toujours L’Amour: The 10 Best Love Stories Set in Paris

What is it about Paris that makes it so darn romantic? Is it the thought of stealing a kiss under the Eiffel Tower at night? Enjoying a picnic in the springtime beauty of the Luxembourg Gardens? Sharing a delicieux éclair with your petit chou at some charming little patisserie? Holding hands while enjoying a sunset cruise […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: CONSUMED

J. R. Ward (of Black Dagger Brotherhood series fame) is at it again with a fiery protagonist, a fiery romance, and actual fires in her new novel. coming this October. When the consequences from a rash decision leaves adrenaline-junkie Anne unable to continue her work as a firefighter, she turns to arson investigation, starting with […]

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2018 RITA Winners Announced

2018 RITA Winners Announced

Yesterday, the Romance Writers of America (RWA) announced the 2018 winners of the RITA Awards, honoring works of outstanding romance fiction. Named after the first president of the RWA, Rita Clay Estrada, the awards were given to the following titles, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For more information, click here.   Best First Book Take the […]

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