Tag: september romance

10 Questions for Megan Frampton
By September 27, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

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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Hungry for Love: 16 Tales of Food-Based Romance
By September 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Hungry for Love: 16 Tales of Food-Based Romance

Food has the ability to engage at least four of our basic senses, five if you count the sound of popcorn popping or the sizzle of a hot steak. Is it really surprising that food is often an important ingredient in romance fiction? Couple that sensory appeal with just how steamy things can get in […]

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10 Questions with Mary Jo Putney
By September 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

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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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance and Travel
By September 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Romance and Travel

As we introduce the latest installment of our long-running annual spotlight on romance, we begin the third year of our new tradition: #SeptemberRomance. For the next two weeks, The Booklist Reader will delight all your senses with daily romance injections. Subscribe to our daily updates to get these love notes delivered straight to your inbox. The […]

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Toujours L’Amour: The 10 Best Love Stories Set in Paris
By September 5, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

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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101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years: 2017 Edition
By September 25, 2017 3 Comments Read More →

101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years: 2017 Edition

 It’s time to roll out an updated Best 101 Romance Fiction list. We first posted this grand gathering of nine years’ worth of Booklist’s Top 10 Romance Fiction lists—and one rogue Top 11 list—in 2015. We’ve now moved the dial forward in order to capture more recent titles, and we’re happy to see that our […]

10 Questions for Sheila Roberts
By September 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

10 Questions for Sheila Roberts

Before becoming a writer in 1989, bestselling author Sheila Roberts owned a singing telegram company and performed in a band. Since then, two of Roberts’ books have made it to the television screen: On Strike for Christmas appeared on the Lifetime Channel, and The Nine Lives of Christmas became a Hallmark Channel movie. Roberts now spends her days (and some […]

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ACTING ON IMPULSE: 10 Questions for Mia Sosa
By September 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

ACTING ON IMPULSE: 10 Questions for Mia Sosa

Mia Sosa doesn’t exactly remember when she first read a romance novel, but she does remember hiding a stash of Harlequin romances behind the covers of 16 magazine in middle school. After finishing college and law school, Mia spent a decade practicing law as a First Amendment and media attorney in our nation’s capital before […]

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The Coalition Rebellion Series: High-Flying, Science Fiction-Infused Romance
By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

The Coalition Rebellion Series: High-Flying, Science Fiction-Infused Romance

A longtime genre fiction reader, I first heard the term “keeper” used by romance readers. There’s something about particular romance novels that makes readers want to keep them for rereading and remembering. These are the sorts of books we are sorry to see end; I often reread the last chapters right away to experience them […]

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Love through the Generations: Series Romance about Families

Love through the Generations: Series Romance about Families

There’s nothing romance readers love as much as a series, and there’s something especially warm and comforting about reading a series books with characters from the same family. You get to know them as secondary characters in one book, and cheer for them when they get their own book, with their own Happily Ever After. Here’s a trove of […]