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July 9 2015

Throwback Thursday: Have You Read Kathleen Woodiwiss?

Love her or not, Kathleen Woodiwiss has defined a genre! The last book by Woodiwiss, Everlasting, was published six months after her death. Here's the official description:  Handsome...
May 11 2015

The Flame and the Feminist: The Feminism of Kathleen Woodiwiss?

Today we're thrilled to have Maya Rodale on Heroes and Heartbreakers. Maya's latest book is a little different. Dangerous Books for Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels, Explained, came...
February 4 2015

#ReplaceALetter RuinARomance: Submit Your Best (and Worst) Titles!

Okay, so you've been reading romance for a while, and you may have noticed that we kind of like puns—we blame the innuendo packed '80s. But it's something we've learned to embrace!...
January 22 2015

Trope of the Month: Held Captive!

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s],“ which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance...
November 13 2014

Before The Flame and the Flower: Romance from Back in the Day

It is a truth pretty much universally acknowledged that the modern romance genre as we know it came into its own with the publication of The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss in 1972. The market...
October 3 2014

Pick Me! Auctions in Romance Novels

If you’ve ever seen the musical Oklahoma! you know that auctions can be synonymous with love play. In that story, farm owner Laurie is wooed by cowboy Curly and farmhand Jud during a day and evening...
February 17 2013

Keepers of the Dream: Reading the Classics in Historical Romance

When offered the chance to propose a “core curriculum” for historical romance, I eagerly accepted, knowing full well the problems I would have narrowing the list to a reasonable length....
March 2 2012

Forced Seduction in Kathleen Woodiwiss’s Ashes in the Wind

We’re reading our way across romance at a time. And, to make it even more fun, we’re doing it in order of incorporation into the United States. Louisiana: Ashes in the Wind by...
March 28 2011

Chick-in-Pants Heroines: Historical Hotness

Everyone has a sub-category of romance that makes them sit up and take notice. Maybe it's a vampire, a secret baby, an arranged marriage, or a governess story. Me? I love a chick-in-pants romance. A...
March 22 2011

Kathleen Woodiwiss: The Beatles of Historical Romance Pt. 2

Continuing from “Kathleen Woodiwiss: The Beatles of Historical Romance, Part 1”: As for the rapey-rapey aspects of the story—it’s not unique to The Wolf and the Dove, or to Kathleen Woodiwiss....
March 21 2011

Kathleen Woodiwiss: The Beatles of Historical Romance Pt. 1

Kathleen Woodiwiss didn’t invent the romance novel; Harlequin and Mills and Boon were publishing romances before Woodiwiss’ first book appeared in 1972. She didn’t invent the sweeping historical...