"Today’s #TBT Cover has me feeling a little nostalgic. I am a huge fan of author Alma Katsu, if you don’t know her, you should..."
"The thing I love about this series is, regardless of the seriously crappy circumstances that brought these three friends together, and in spite of the lack of good parental influences they had growing up, these guys are gentlemen at their cores."
Sun's out, buns out! With July in full swing, we're taking #HunkDay to the next level with a month filled with summery hotties. What screams summer more than a day at the beach? Pack your sunblock and join these hunks for an oceanside stroll. Enjoy!
My favorite thing is when an author earns his or her chops in a very specific sub-genre and then BOOM! they switch it up and write in a new sub-genre that you didn’t see coming. It’s the true test of an excellent writer and storyteller when they can cross over like that. Today's On The Shelf is dedicated to those authors who write outside of their comfort zone...
This week, we are thrilled to have the chance to give away an early copy of SILVER LININGS by Debbie Macomber, the newest Rose Harbor novel coming this August.
We know what themes we like when it comes to our books. Themes are the lifeblood of a good romance novel. There are the new trends and old favorites, but we all have our favorite tropes: go-tos when we want to be almost certain we’ll love the book. Sometimes they’re our triggers and push all of our buttons, sometimes we auto-read based on a few descriptive phrases, but we know them and we love them. Every Tuesday, this is the place to talk tropes…
In keeping with the humor of her latest August Icicle Falls novel A WEDDING ON PRIMROSE STREET, Sheila thought it would be fun to tell a funny anecdote from her own wedding—and asked author friends Marie Bostwick, Brenda Novak, and Susan Wiggs to share light-hearted moments from their own wedding ceremonies.
"If you’ve read JR Ward’s paranormal books, you know the woman knows how to properly build a world within the confines of a romance story. The world she builds in THE BOURBON KINGS is no less detailed and all encompassing than her vampire-filled town of Caldwell, NY. Imagine Dallas and Dynasty getting drunk off expensive bourbon, and having a hot, quick and very messy one-night stand; the product would be the Easterly estate in Louisville, Kentucky. The Bradford family is a nighttime soap opera just waiting to happen and it is glorious!"
So much drama in this week’s episode! Demelza goes to a ball at the Warleggan’s and Ross acts like a total reckless alpha hole for most of the second half of the episode. This show is just burning through plot, which makes sense since these 8 episodes are adapted from the first 2 books in the series. So much happened, I had to watch the episode twice to get everything down and I’m sure I missed a few things. Let’s get to recapping...
"Who said summer ships were easy or breezy? Buckle up, it’s an angst-filled sea for this week’s ships."
New and notable releases this week from J.R. Ward, Gena Showalter, Sophie Jordan, Karina Halle, and Brenda Novak. Enjoy!
We are so excited to reveal to cover of the second Aces Hockey novel from Kelly Jamieson: OFF LIMITS!
We are thrilled to reveal the cover of ROLLING IN THE DEEP by Rebecca Rogers Maher!
Remember the good old days of romance covers? Scandal does -- and every Thursday she reminds us of the golden era of the '70s, '80s, and '90s.
"There’s nothing unlucky about the 13th installment of Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series, SPIDER’S TRAP. Estep continues to stay on the top of my urban fantasy reading list with Gin Blanco and her gang of sidekicks."
Finding (or founding!) your perfect book club: Advice from the creator of The Book Obsessed Chicks...
This week’s On The Shelf is a combo platter of awesome. It’s a summer beach read/second half of the year preview all in one. Yes, I went on vacation last week, sat on a beach and read these books; but, many of these are books you won’t get to read until a little later in the year. Such is the life of a book blogger, don’t hate! I’m pleased to say I returned from the beach with nary a shark bite and several books you’re going to want to add to your TBR shelf!
Sun's out, buns out! With July in full swing, we're taking #HunkDay to the next level with a month filled with summery hotties. This week, it's all about catching a wave and surfing (through the internet) with some outstanding gentlemen. Enjoy!
We’re so excited to be giving away a copy of Janet Evanovich’s THE HEIST this week on Romance at Random!
"Nearly 30 years ago, I went to Martha’s Vineyard for the first time. I disembarked from the ferry on a sunny day and boarded an old school bus that had uncomfortable seats and a curious rattle..."
"This is a fast paced read that grabbed me from the very beginning and kept me going until I finished this story in one sitting. "
Join us tonight, Tuesday, July 21st 7-9:30pm at Madame X, as Lady Jane’s Salon® welcomes the thirty-fifth annual Romance Writers of America® national conference back to New York City. Whether you’re in town for #RWA15 or simply in town, it’s certain you won’t want to miss tonight’s expanded program of seven guest author readings by Sonali Dev, Dahlia Adler, Carrie Lomax, Laura K. Curtis, Nancy Scanlon, Regina Kyle, and Hope Tarr. For now, sit back and enjoy our author roundtable...
Author Hilary Liftin joins us to today to answer a few questions about her unique writing career and her debut novel, MOVIE STAR BY LIZZIE PEPPER -- a book USA Today, People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, and Vogue.com all picked as a Great Summer Read. So what's all the excitement about? Read on...
Guaranteed to get a response one way or the other, the fantasy of non-consensual sex is polarizing for readers. What’s behind the appeal? it may be the giving up of control, or an extreme desire for domination, or even the idea of complete responsibility-free sex. And romance novels can be a safe place to explore this. [Warning: readers who are sensitive to this topic are advised caution.]
If you thought that things were finally going to ease up for Ross after last week’s episode when copper was discovered in Wheal Leisure, and he found out that he was going to be a daddy, you were wrong...
We are thrilled to reveal the cover of LIFE'S A BEACH, the first Hawaii Heat novel from Jamie K. Schmidt!
This week we have break-ups and reunions, new additions and family interference, all leading to plenty of drama in shipping!
We are excited to share an excerpt of Ella Quinn's latest, LADY BERESFORD'S LOVER (The Marriage Game #7) publishing tomorrow! This excerpt has mature content. Enjoy!
New and notable releases this week from Charlotte Stein, Marquita Valentine, Cassie Ryan, Ella Quinn, Sabrina Jeffries, Amy E. Reichert, and Shannyn Schroeder. Enjoy!
It’s Feed Your e-reader Friday: heading into the weekend, we bring you the best low-priced e-deals to feed your reader without breaking your budget.