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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling...

Jewels of the SunSince yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be fun to create a list of romances either set in Ireland or featuring Irish characters.  No one can deny the beauty and magic of the country, or the attractiveness of the accent.  Still feeling Irish?  Find a historical or contemporary Irish romance to read!


My Favorites of 2014

bookHappy New Year! 2014 has come and gone, and it was a stellar year for romance. Since I love best of lists, I decided to contribute my own list of the 10 best romances I read in 2014.  Some are new titles by authors I love, some titles are from new authors and some are from authors new to me.  What were your favorite books of 2014?


Best of 2014

Shield of WinterThe end of the year is upon us, and that means annual best of lists are being released.  Although Publishers Weekly’s list was interesting, my favorite list (like Linda before me, as she wrote in this blog

2014 RITA© Award Winners

The FirebirdThe winners of the 2014 RITA© Awards for excellence in the romance genre were announced July 26th at the annual Romance Writers of America Convention in San Antonio, Texas.  Award recipients represent the best in published romance for the year 2013, as judged by published romance authors.

Love Historicals? Read a Sherry Thomas

Private ArrangementsI’ve been on a historical romance kick lately, and recently discovered Sherry Thomas.

While You Wait…

The CollectorAre you one of the more than 200 people waiting for Nora Roberts’ newest novel,

I Love Rock 'N' Roll

LickFrom David Cassidy to Mick Jagger to Adam Levine, our love of musicians is deep-seated and long-lasting.  The same is true in romances, where sexy rock stars are a staple of contemporary romance.

RITA Nominees

It Had to be YouEvery year, I write a blog about the nominees for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA© Awards, and it’s that time again.  For those that are unfamiliar, these awards are given in 9 different categories (historical, inspirational, paranormal, etc.)  to the best of romance published in 2013.  There have been many changes this year, from the elimination of the novel with strong romantic elements category to the inclusion of an erotic romance category.  Despite these changes, many wonderful authors and novels are nominated this year, and I can’t wait to see who takes home the prize.  Awards will be given out on July 26th; be sure to check back here for the complete list of w

Best Reads of 2013

Open booksSince one of my favorite things to do at the end of one year and the beginning of the next is read best of lists, I decided to contribute my own list of the 10 best romances I read in 2013.  Some were new novels by my favorite romance authors, and some were by authors new to me that I will be reading more of in the future.  They cover a wide variety of sub-genres in romance including, for the first time, new adult, and novels with strong romantic elements.  What was your favorite romance of 2013?

Sparkling Holiday Romances

Christmas ornamentsIt seems like every year the holiday season starts just a bit earlier.  Christmas trees go up, holiday music playing in all the stores, and the shopping season starts practically before Thanksgiving.  With the early start, getting into the spirit of the season can be difficult.  If this is the case, why not try a holiday romance?  No matter the type of romance you prefer, holiday books are available for your enjoyment.  Check out a book today!

All the titles listed were released this year, so if you like holiday romances you’re sure to find something to read.  Enjoy and happy holidays!

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