Romance

While You Wait…

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

Keeping Up with the Reading Stack

Amazon just released a list of the best romance books published so far this year, according to their editors.  I am kind of appalled at myself that I've only read one of them -- Laura Kaye's Hard as You Can, the second book in a great new romantic suspense series.  I have a couple of the others in my pile of books to read and I am fan of many authors on the list, but I don't guess that counts in my favor.

What about you?  Have you read any on this list?  Do you think they're the best romance books so far this year?

Julie Garwood's Got What it Takes

I have really been enjoying listening to Julie Garwood’s books on my daily commute.  I just finished Sweet Talk, which is about FBI agent Grayson Kincaid, who meets Olivia MacKenzie during an operation gone bad.  Grayson finds that not only does Olivia need his protection from the hazards of

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.

Connect With Authors Through Facebook

Did you know that many of your favorite authors are on Facebook?  You can follow them and find out what is going on in their lives, and most importantly, when their next book is coming out.  You can also and see if they are going to be in your area for a book signing.

Some of the authors I like to follow are:

Deborah Harkness, I love her All Souls Trilogy.  The characters, the setting, the wines, what's not to love?   I am always eager to hear any new information about the third and final book, The Book of Life, that is due out in July. Hint, hint --We already have it on order. Guess who is already on the list?

Book Hunters in Brief #19: Steampunk Romance Series

http://www.hcpl.net/content/book-hunters-brief-19-steampunk-romance-seriesSteampunk Romance graphicThis week, Book Hunters turn their attention to a relatively new subgenre: a mashup of steampunk and the ever-popular historical romance.
The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook
A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz
Steam & Sorcery by Cindy Spencer Pape
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

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

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Find Your Favorite Romances at NoveList Plus

 I am always looking for good resources for finding new authors or titles to read.  One resource I return to time and time again is NoveList Plus   NoveList Plus is one of the databases available through the library’s website.  It is fantastic.  You can look up your favorite author and get a list of their titles, even find the titles and order of a series.    There is a link for Romance if you just want to browse.  If you have a favorite author you can do a search for them and find read-alikes.

Who is Your Favorite Romantic Couple?

There are many iconic romantic couples in literature. Their stories might not end happily, but they stay with you after you read them. Who is your favorite couple?

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