Romance

What to Read After Georgette Heyer

Are you one of the many fans of Georgette Heyer? She wrote historical romances, love stories, mysteries and   regency romances.  She had a wonderful way of bringing her settings and characters to life. Her books were well researched, character driven and witty.  If you really like her style and are looking for other reads that are similar give one of these authors a try.

 

 

Reading Romance Out Loud

romance audiosI am an avid audio book listener, but I don't usually listen to books from the romance genre.  The first reason is that I'm given to inappropriate giggling when hearing some chapters, rather than reading them, and that takes you right out of the story.  The second reason is that I think it is very hard to get the voices right for a romantic novel.  A recent experience I had listening to the latest by a favorite author made me recoil every time the narrator used a man's voice.  The voice she used for the hero reminded me of the millionaire on Gilligan's Island, who I'm sure was a very nice man, but not really the figure I wanted to imagine.

What Are You Reading Next?

Pile of BooksEvery reader has a TBR (To Be Read) list, even if they don’t call it that.  From new titles to titles you missed when they were new, it is a list of books you fully intend to read at some point, whether now or two years from now.  Priority on the list can change when the mood strikes, leading you to read all of the books by a certain author or every historical romance set in New England you can get your hands on.    I find that no matter how many books I read, the list of titles I want to read just keeps growing.  Check out these titles from my own TBR list, and leave a comment with titles from your own!


From Jennifer’s TBR List:

Bared to You

Are you looking for something to read after you finished E. L. James’s trilogy?  Let me just say……  Sylvia Day.  She has a series called Crossfire, and I am excited to say we have the first one, Bared to You, on order.  Quick get in line and get your name on the list.  This book is hot!  The characters and the story suck you right in.  The second in the series is scheduled to be out in October.  I cannot wait!  Bared to you is listed as number four on n the New York Times Best Sellers List.  Can you guess which titles take first, second and third?  Other titles we have by Sylvia Day are:

Have You Read the Latest in Romance?

into the dreamingTime for another update on the latest available by your favorites to hit the library catalog.  Even with a job that focuses so much on books, sometimes I forget to check for the latest releases.  Take a look through the new listings below and see if one of your favorites is yet to be read:

 Into the Dreaming by Karen Marie Moning    Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Samurai Game by Christine Feehan                Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand

Team Peeta or Team Gale: More YA Books for Romance Readers

Anna and the French KissThe popularity of young adult novels continues to grow with adult readers.  Since I last wrote on this topic, many novels of interest to adult romance readers have been released, including some of my own personal favorites.  Although many are not strictly romances, they (like the novel The Hunger Games mentioned in the title) feature romantic entanglements along with the action, adventure or fantasy elements.  If you love teen romances, check one out today!

 

YA Reads:

What is your favorite romance series? Yours not listed? Let me know what it is.

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Meet the I-Team

breaking pointI don't know if I've told you this before, but I'm kind of a hoarder.  A book hoarder, that is.  I buy books and put them in the bookcase and then sometimes forget to read them.  Recently, a novella I purchased for my Kindle led me to the discovery that I had almost all of Pamela Clare's I-Team series in my bookcase.  Once I actually read the first one, I didn't stop until I had finished the entire series.

Have You Heard About OneClickDigital?

headphonesGreat news for eAudio listeners! Items in HCPL’s new eAudio collection, OneClickDigital, are now available for checkout.  A quick glance at the catalog shows 289 romance titles by popular historical, contemporary and paranormal romance authors.  Some of my favorites available in the catalog include Dark Lover by J.R. Ward, Naked in Death by J.D. Robb, The Pursuit of Marriage by Victoria Alexander and Cutting Loose by Susan Anderson.  Items can be checked out for up to 14 days, and most are currently available for unlimited checkouts (no hold lists, yay!). For more information about OneClickDigital, see this post, and don’t forget to sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program.  Audiobooks count toward your goal!

The Buzz is on....

  What are some of the books people are talking about?  Do you like to read the New York Times Best      Sellers List or Amazon’s Top Ten Romance List or maybe HCPL’s Romance Blog for the latest and greatest?  Some titles are here and some are coming soon.  Got to get your Summer Reading list ready!

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