You can have all the dominant billionaires, ex-Navy Seals, and alpha werewolves. Let them out-posture each other in an arrogant fight for your love. I’m here to speak for the other kind of quiet hero: not the strong, silent type, but the shy, socially awkward type. The misunderstood genius, the stodgy aristocrat, the introverted businessman. The men who are so far from alpha that they’re all the way to zeta. In my armchair analysis, I’d say that one of the best characteristics of the awkward zeta hero is that, once he’s won, he is singularly focused on his heroine. Unlike the alpha hero, who sees the outside world as a threat to his relationship and stands aggressively in front of his heroine, the zeta hero barely notices the outside world at all. His thoughts and… Continue
Billionaires. They make up one of the most popular tropes in romance today. But when you add the three letters CEO, their heat factor rises about a thousand degrees to the brilliance of a supernova. The sleek offices, the custom-tailored suits, the fast cars, the private planes, their Alpha attitude, and their sexual prowess in the bedroom—all of these contribute to the reason why we love them so much. In honor of National Boss’s Day, here is my list of my Top Five CEOs in no particular order because I love them all equally.
Hello Romance at Random! It’s great to be back. Today I’m talking about some of my favorite dirty short stories and novellas. Pick them up when you only have time for a quickie.
We are excited to welcome author Christina Harding with her new monthly erotic books round-up. To kick off my monthly segment, I first want to thank Romance at Random for inviting me to be a part of this blog! Since there is so much variety within erotica, I am going to pick a theme for each month. To start us out, this blog is going to cover recent “classic erotica.” These novels and short stories are readable in one sitting and feature consensual heterosexual adult scenes. About the Author: Christina Harding is a pseudonym. She is the author of Underneath the Gargoyle, a paranormal erotic novelette. She also blogs at www.christinahardingerotica.blogspot.com and tweets @tinaerotica. Christina is happily married and enjoys reading naughty stories with her husband.
Hiya all, this is Sara @HarlequinJunkie, stopping by to share with you some of our favorites reads from August. We’ve been reading up a storm and it has been a great month of summer reading on the blog. The books below are not to be missed! Check out the list and then let us know: What have you been reading this month? Is there one book that stuck with you more than others, left you with a book hangover? We would love to hear about it. Please hit the comments and share (Over-sharing is allowed!)
This week we return to Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor; a criminal psychology expert hunts a lethal Lothario; lovers find themselves on the opposite sides of a potential apocalypse; passion is sparked on a remote island; and a preacher’s daughter is touched by the love of a marine.
We are thrilled to have Kimberly Rocha of the fabulous Book Obsessed Chicks here today to discuss one of her favorite romance genres – Westerns! Once a month she will be here to make sure you don’t miss her old and new favs set in the wild, wild, west. Kimberly is one of the most well-read, knowledgeable bloggers in all of romance. You can take her recommendations to heart!
I never thought I’d write a book with a dog as the main character. Uh no, I would have said if the absurd topic had been raised. I’m a law professor. I run a law school clinic that represents innocent people after exoneration. And as of late, I mostly write suspense novels. So no, thank you. I wouldn’t be writing any kind of pooch mystery. I certainly would not be writing a book where the dog is the number one agent of romance in the book. But a few years ago, I got a dog, a little goldendoodle named Shafer. And I fell completely in love with that fourteen-pound bundle of energy. My agent, and eventually people at my publishers, started commenting that the theme of my online photos went from books and exonerees, to… Continue
Romance@Random welcomes Sara from Harlequin Junkie! The last day of each month she will be posting about her favorite reads of the past four weeks. Hiya all, this is Sara @HarlequinJunkie, stopping by to share with you favorites from July. We’ve been reading up a storm and it has been a great month of summer reading on the blog. If you’ve hit a reading wall and wondering what you should read next, here are a few recommendations that will be sure to lift your spirits. If you’ve read any of the books listed below, let us what you thought of it — and happy reading. Sara is the founder of Harlequin Junkie blog and owner of an endless TBR pile. A Portfolio Analyst by day, who moonlights as a book blogger and romance novel enthusiast. … Continue
In Between The Sheets, my hero Ty, found out he has an eleven-year-old son only a few months before the book begins. As you can imagine, this relationship is pretty rocky as Ty and Casey try to figure each other out. I love fathers in romance novels: I love the side of their personality that is revealed with their kids. But I really love single Dads. Because the conflict is just so ripe – the feelings of failure and love and pain and confusion – it’s delicious stuff. So, that is why I’m sharing my favorite single dad romance novels. *And if you need more great reads here are my Honorable Mentions, because I just can’t decide! 1.Wild Iris Ridge, by RaeAnne Thayne 2. To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn… Continue
A case of mistaken identity. Getting stuck in a broken-down elevator. Having adjoining seats on a delayed flight. In the “real world,” all of these are inconveniences. But, in a romantic comedy, these are called “meet cutes.” And they are romance gold – the literal “once upon a time.” When I was writing Just Like the Movies, there were dozens of romantic comedies that I wasn’t able to include, so I hope you’ll indulge me today as I channel my inner David Letterman and present…the Top Ten Best Movie Meet-Cutes!