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Video of the Day–Dukes and Clowns Are the Same Thing, Right?

I went to my local library today (you don’t want to know how much I wanted to kill them when I got home) and picked up Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right by Kieran Kramer.  I’m a bit of a classic rock nut, so the title alone made me pick it up. …

My Favorite and Least Favorite Novel Tropes

During this last reading slump, I did a lot of thinking about the things that I like and the things that I don’t like when it comes to romance novels, and recently I posted about my hatred of all things vampire and were-related.  What I realized is that I am very picky when it comes …

Trying a New Author

Until recently, I pretty much stuck with the same authors, my bookshelves looking like an homage to Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb and Karen Rose.  I was loathe to try anyone new, and honestly I’m not sure why.  I didn’t start out only wanting to read one author (boy would my reading have been limited–7 books until Casual …

Free E-books for August 5th

After taking the weekend off, I’m back with some free e-books for you today. 1. The Wild One by Danelle Harmon “The bluest of blood, the boldest of hearts; the de Montforte brothers will take your breath away.” England, 1776: Lord Gareth de Montforte is known as an irresponsible rake with a heart of gold. …

Free E-Books for August 2nd–A RITA Winner

I have found two free e-books for today (one from Bookbub and the other is pretty much everywhere because it is a RITA winner). 1. Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden.  This won the RITA for Best Historical Romance and is free for TODAY ONLY on  Amazon and Barnes and Noble. (There were originally reports of it being free …

Reader Shaming–A Not-So-New Form of High Entertainment

I hadn’t planned on posting again today, but I was more than a little angered by an “article” I read earlier and I felt the need to come here to vent. One of my facebook friends posted the article, Descriptive Language: Nora Roberts vs. Vladimir Nabokov, to her timeline and having read both, I decided …

Why Are So Few Romance Novels Set in the 1920’s?

A few months back I read and reviewed The Gin Lovers by Jamie Brenner and despite not being in love with the book, I’ve been thinking a lot about books set in the 1920’s, which is a time period that I have always been enamored with (a couple of years ago I even went as a …

The Romance Novel Trend I Wish Would Go Away

After finishing Ransom two days ago, I haven’t really been in the mood to read.  I started two books, but I couldn’t really get into either of them–one of which I am still trying to like, but I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to stand it.  I found myself scanning the Queens Library’s …

Babies, Babies, Babies

In an earlier post, I posed the question, “Why do romance novels assume that a baby = HEA (Happily Ever After)?”  To me and to many other women like me, babies are not the be all and end all.  I, personally, do not need a baby to feel complete, but so many romance novels use …