Category Archives: romance

No, not the band. There’s been a lot of talk around the blogosphere recently about the general love of bad boys. I’ve seen a few folks saying that nice guys can work too (and a few more actually claiming “bad … Continue reading

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Today, I’m doing a giveaway of historical author Betina Krahn’s new romance, MAKE ME YOURS. It’s a marvelously fun romp through Victorian England with a spunky widowed innkeeper named Mariah and the bachelor gentleman Jack whose assignment from the Prince … Continue reading

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Maggie Stiefvater, who once made waves online with her “I just don’t get romance” post and then a year later sold a big fat werewolf romance to Scholastic (releasing this fall!) has put up a very thought-provoking post furthering her … Continue reading

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A busy day here, which is why this blog is so late. Woke up this morning to find out that my adorable, perfect puppy has graduated into the full throes of adolescence. I was out the door at 7 a.m. … Continue reading

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So this is weird: the winners of the CYCLER Giveaway are the first and last comment: Elizabeth M and Jen. Drop me an email with your address to receive your prize. Thanks for participating in the giveaways, guys! I hope … Continue reading

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So I got my RITA books in the mail, which of course, I’m not allowed to talk about. In passing, why do we capitalize the word RITA? The award is not an acronym. It’s named for Rita Clay Estrada. Why … Continue reading

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I am fascinated by yesterday’s comment thread. We were discussing chemistry, and the variety of the responses were so intriguing! Some people said they liked the idea of Andie from Pretty in Pink ending up with Duckie, but others thought … Continue reading

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My friend Justine canvassing for opinions as to what makes a love story work. Tell her your favorites, tell her what you liked about them. All genres — doesn’t have to be romance (some of my personal favorites aren’t). Do … Continue reading

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I’ve been reading a certain genre of romance novel recently (RWA members can guess why.) It’s a subgenre I read a lot of, and it’s one that I enjoy. I enjoyed several of my recent reads. However, I did notice … Continue reading

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