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September 3 2014

Sweet Sacrifice: Heroic Sacrifices from Kleypas, O’Keefe, Phillips, and More!

This past spring, I talked about heroines that made sacrifices for their family in What We Do for Love: Sacrificing Heroines from Higgins, Carr, and More so it only seemed fair that I chat about the...
August 21 2014

First Look: Robyn Carr’s The Homecoming (August 26, 2014)

Robyn Carr The Homecoming (Thunder Point #6) Harlequin MIRA / August 26, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital At the age of nineteen, Seth Sileski had everything. A superb athlete and scholar,...
June 23 2014

First Look: Robyn Carr’s The Promise (June 24, 2014)

Robyn Carr The Promise (Thunder Point series) Harlequin MIRA / June 24, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small Oregon community of...
April 15 2014

What We Do for Love: Sacrificing Heroines from Higgins, Carr, and More

Recently in my post about family ties in romance, I talked about the impact of families, or lack thereof, on the heroine and hero. Basically, they—the hero and heroine—were either the recipient...
April 10 2014

Oh, Baby!: Pregnancy in Romance Novels, Part 2

In the first pregnancy in romance novels post, I talked a little bit about unplanned pregnancy in romance, but there are so many different scenarios evolving pregnancy, such as an already pregnant by...
March 21 2014

First Look: Robyn Carr’s Four Friends (April 1, 2014)

Robyn Carr Four Friends Harlequin MIRA / March 25, 2014 / $14.95 print, $10.99 digital Gerri can't decide what's more devastating: learning her rock-solid marriage has big cracks,...
January 17 2014

Good As It Gets: Nice Guy Heroes from Carr, Mayberry, Gibson, and More!

Heroes come in all sorts of different varieties from tortured, Alpha, Beta, wild and dangerous, to just all around nice guy. The journey of the tortured hero’s growth as the author peels back...
September 7 2013

Working-Class Heroines are Something to See: Blue-Collar Heroines

After writing about Blue-Collar Heroes, it was natural to consider the other side of the equation—blue-collar heroines. Marrying up is so common there is a word for it—hypergamy—so...
August 31 2013

Poll: Who’s Your Favorite Blue Collar Hero?

Recently, we ran an article about Blue Collar Heroes. We think it shows that while billionaires are still going strong, the working man still very much has the appeal. You all gave some great examples...
August 29 2013

Blue Collar Heroes from Seidel, Higgins, Carr, and More!

No one grows up dreaming of living on the edge of poverty and worrying about bills. That's likely why romance novels are filled with wealthy, well-to-do heroes like business owners, attorneys, pro...
July 25 2013

Kinder Doesn’t Mean Less Sexy: Best Beta Heroes in Romance

Do you think that everyone falls in love with Alpha heroes? I know that when I first starting reading romance, I had a compulsive need for stories featuring heroes who just oozed machismo and dominance....
June 12 2013

Gentle Giants and Towering Beasts: Big Heroes in Romance Novels

Several months ago, I read Meant to Be, Terri Osburn's debut novel. As with nearly all the romance novels that make up my keepers, I fell in love with the characters, major and minor. One of the...
May 22 2013

June 2013 Upcoming Romance Novel Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in June. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very...
February 20 2013

March 2013 Upcoming Romance Novel Releases Shopping List!

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in March. This time around, we’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve...
November 15 2012

Merry Reading!: A Christmas Reading Roundup

Holiday theme reading is sort of like baking traditional Christmas cookies. You eat cookies all year 'round, but during the holidays you want something that really makes you feel part of the celebration....
October 17 2012

First Look: Robyn Carr’s My Kind of Christmas (October 30, 2012)

Robyn Carr My Kind of Christmas MIRA / Ocotber 30, 2012 / $7.99 print, $6.71 digital The Riordan brothers may have a reputation for being rough-and-tumble, but Patrick has always been the...
September 5 2012

Package Deals: The Appeal of Ready-Made Families in Romance

Romances always feature people falling in love; sometimes the romantic love also has a familial component, with the main characters introducing their families to each other. Lately I've been reading...
June 18 2012

July 2012 Upcoming Romance Releases Shopping List!

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in July. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very specific...
June 5 2012

The Ginger Hero: Romance’s Redheaded Stepchild?

You have 30 seconds to come up with as many redheaded romance heroes as you can, ready? Go! Not so easy, right? What if I ask for dark-haired heroes, or even blonds? Brown and black are undeniably...
April 7 2012

Fresh Meat: Robyn Carr’s Sunrise Point (April 24, 2012)

Robyn Carr Sunrise Point Mira, $7.99 / April 24, 2012 / $7.99 print, $6.39 digital Former marine Tom Cavanaugh’s come home to Virgin River, ready to take over his family’s...
December 18 2011

Small-Town Christmas: Robyn Carr, Susan Wiggs, and Marilyn Pappano

Whether your vision of the perfect Christmas is “city sidewalks, busy sidewalks/dressed in holiday style” or “Christmas in the country/like another time and place,” chances are you can find...
November 18 2011

What’s Old Is New: E-book Reissues from Guhrke, Carr, and Canham

The opportunities welcomed by self-publishing e-books has opened the doors not only for authors who color just slightly beyond the lines, but for veteran authors to dust off their out-of-print (OOP)...
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...
July 26 2011

Prescription for Romance: Favorite Fictional Doctors

As Megan Frampton reported in a Heroes and Heartbreakers post in May, neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam concluded, after analyzing 15,000 Harlequin novels, that the most popular profession for...
July 21 2011

Older Women in Secondary Romances: Still Sexy After All These Years

Madeleine L’Engle once said, “I am still every age that I have been.” It seems that most romance readers agree with L’Engle, and have chosen the mid-20s as the age they prefer for identifying...
June 7 2011

Bookstore Beat: Mid-June 2011 Report

Summer is here, and Posman customers are coming in to pick up not only the new releases, but also older titles that they might have missed during the course of a busy year. So here are some recommendations...
May 7 2011

Sexy Soldiers: Top Five Military Heroes in Contemporary Romance

Having a military man as the hero in a romance novel seems like a no-brainer; what is surprising is that four of my five top choices were category romances. Perhaps that's because a category’s...
April 5 2011

The Bookstore Beat: April 2011

So they say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. In terms of book sales, that strangely translates to “March comes in like a comedy and out like a . . . western?” Yep....
March 18 2011

Small-Town Romances Make It Big

It all started with Robyn Carr's Virgin River series. Or maybe not. Maybe the genesis can be traced to Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove, or Susan Wiggs' Lakeshore Chronicles. Wherever it began,...