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Janga
August 13 2014

So Romantic: Favorite Grand Gestures in Romance Fiction

I’m a romantic. I can appreciate a sizzling scene, but I confess that, with few exceptions, once I close a book, the scenes that earned it a high sensuality rating tend to blur into memories of...
CarolMalcolm
March 29 2014

First Look: Anne Gracie’s The Winter Bride (April 1, 2014)

Anne Gracie The Winter Bride (A Chance Sisters Romance) Berkley / April 1, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital Damaris Chance’s unhappy past has turned her off the idea of marriage...
teamhandh
March 19 2014

April 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in April. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very...
Janga
November 7 2013

Addicted to Love: Anticipating Series Books from Beverley, Kleypas, Roberts, and More!

My name is Janga, and I’m a series addict. The habit goes back to childhood when my favorite fictional characters—Jo March, Anne Shirley, and Betsy Ray—were featured in series that...
Janga
September 4 2013

Class Differences in Historical Romance, Part 2: She Stoops to Conquer and to Fall (in Love)

While tales of the gentleman ignoring the strictures of society to marry a heroine of humble status is a long-established tradition in romance fiction, tales of the lady marrying the groom or even the...
LaurieGold
August 6 2013

Sometimes You Just Need a Good Cry: Unhappy Ever Afters in Books

I read JoJo Moyes’s Me Before You a couple of weeks ago, and after I finished explaining it to my husband, I asked him, “What would make an author write such a sad book?” His response...
Janga
July 17 2013

Class Differences in Historical Romance, Part 1: The Triumph of Love Over Level

Part One: Marrying the Maid (Or the Governess or . . .) The theme of love powerful enough to overcome the boundaries of class is rooted deeply in the tradition of romance fiction. Whether one views...
ldosch
February 1 2013

First Look: Anne Gracie’s The Autumn Bride (Febuary 5, 2013)

Anne Gracie The Autumn Bride Berkley / February 5, 2013 / $7.99 print,digital Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her sister and two dearest friends from destitution, even...
Janga
December 8 2012

Joyful Holiday Stories from Putney, Beverley, Elliott, Gracie, and More!

One of the first new Christmas books I read this year was Mischief and Mistletoe, an anthology that includes stories by eight romance authors who blog together as the Word Wenches. They are (in the...
Janga
January 13 2012

Inspired by Austen: Sister Acts from Nora Roberts, Eloisa James, Mary Balogh, and More!

Linguist and author Deborah Tannen describes the unique bond of sisterhood as the “the coming together of connection and competition.” Tannen also talks...
Janga
November 13 2011

Chicks in Pants: Cross-dressing Historical Heroines

Cross-dressing heroines, or chicks-in-pants books as they are popularly known, are among my favorite reads when they are done well. Twelfth Night has long been my favorite Shakespearean comedy. One...
Janga
September 4 2011

Poignant (Non-Romantic) Moments in Romance: Nora Roberts, Eloisa James, Susan Wiggs, and more!

Usually when we talk about most memorable moments in romance novels, we are referring to scenes featuring the hero and heroine. After all, they are the novel’s raison d’être. But there are those...
Janga
August 18 2011

Top 5: Twisting the Tropes in Historical Romance

Like most romance readers, I have favorite tropes—reunited lovers and friends-to-lovers head my list. But more than any single trope, I love books that take the conventions of the genre and give them...
CherylSneed
April 28 2011

On the Road Again: Getting Road-Trip Romances Right

Road Romances are one of my favorite romance tropes. There are a lot of them out there, but to my mind, a great road romance must include three elements. There must be a compelling reason for our...