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willaful
December 3 2014

Top 5 Good “Other Women” from Mayberry, Beverley, and More!

The Evil Other Woman is a romance staple, although these days we're might be more likely to run into the Superfluous Other Woman—throwaway characters the hero never cared about and only used...
Scarlettleigh
July 17 2014

Travel the World Without Leaving Your Chair: Non-American Authors

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!” Each...
JenniferProffitt
May 16 2014

Trope of the Month: Childhood Sweethearts!

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...
Scarlettleigh
April 7 2014

When Love Doesn’t Come First: Pregnancy in Romance Novels, Part 1

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage... Except when it doesn’t! In the tradition of mimicking real life situations sometimes the hero and heroine...
Scarlettleigh
March 26 2014

Binding, Broken, or Unraveling: Family Ties in Romance Novels

Family: any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins. For better or worse, we all have families. And this unit influences us for most...
Scarlettleigh
March 19 2014

Getting into Her Kind of Trouble by Sarah Mayberry

Sarah Mayberry loves to mix things up a bit from book to book. In one of her books, the physical relationship between the hero and hero might develop slowly—going from like to caring to the physical....
Scarlettleigh
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...
Scarlettleigh
November 18 2013

All is Forgiven?: When Characters Do Bad Things

There are numerous reason why a book doesn’t work for a reader. But one of the most common is that the reader doesn’t have empathy for the character or condone his or her actions. But as...
Scarlettleigh
October 26 2013

First Look: The Christmas Wedding Quilt Anthology (November 1, 2013)

Emilie Richards, Janice Kay Johnson & Sarah Mayberry The Christmas Wedding Quilt Harlequin / November 1, 2013, digital; November 5, 2013, print / $7.99 A FAMILY'S GIFT When they...
Scarlettleigh
October 17 2013

Up to the Challenge: Romance Heroines with Moxie

I have never understood the appeal of wallflower heroines. Not that I don’t understand the fantasy of a hero who recognizes the innate goodness of the quiet heroine; who doesn’t want to...
juliabroadbooks
October 7 2013

Build Me Up, Buttercup: The Princess Bride’s Heroine as Romance Type

Several months back, Shelley Ann Clark wrote a post on The Princess Bride at Wonkomance about all the different kinds of love in the relationships in that movie. It was a lovely post reminding me why...
Scarlettleigh
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...
Scarlettleigh
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...
Scarlettleigh
August 19 2013

First Look: Sarah Mayberry’s Her Favorite Rival (September 3, 2013)

Sarah Mayberry Her Favorite Rival Harlequin / September 3, 2013 / $5.75 print, $4.99 digital A new meaning for office politics   Audrey Mathews has worked hard to get here. Now...
Scarlettleigh
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....
Scarlettleigh
May 21 2013

In Sickness and in Health: Illness and Hurt/Comfort in Romance Novels

I read romance novels because I love the journey of two people falling in love. There is the encounter and then the attraction which leads to lust and hunger, need and desire. Throw in some conflict—maybe...
Scarlettleigh
April 18 2013

More Than One Good Reason: What Makes Sarah Mayberry So Good?

In the same manner that Jerry McGuire had Dorothy Boyd at “hello,” Sarah Mayberry had me with her Superromance release The Best Laid Plans. Each subsequent story have confirmed my passion...
juliabroadbooks
February 25 2013

Dancing Towards Love: Ballerinas in Romance Novels

I never danced seriously myself and didn't watch ballet; it was too slow, and there are no words. Then my kids started to take ballet. It very quickly turned into something serious. My elder daughter...
teamhandh
January 18 2013

January 2013 Bloggers’s Recommendations: Secrets, Disasters, and Motorcycles

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to...
TinaAllen
December 20 2012

Who Put That Category Romance into My Romance Novel?

If romance readers admit to having a guilty pleasure, it’s not so much about the genre we choose to read, but the tropes within the genre: Secretly loving alpha men with their monosyllabic commands...
redline_
October 26 2012

Trope of the Month: Friends to Lovers

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...
teamhandh
August 15 2012

August 2012 Recommendations: Lawyers, Rough Riders, and Bad Boys

At the end of last year, we ran our fabulous bloggers’ lists of top reads of the year. Those posts were so fun that we’ve decided to continue, asking our bloggers to share the best thing...
teamhandh
May 21 2012

May 2012 Recommendations: Hellraisers, Governesses, and Enemies to Lovers

At the end of last year, we ran our fabulous bloggers’ lists of top reads of the year. Those posts were so fun that we’ve decided to continue, asking our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve...
Brie.Clem
May 3 2012

Beyond Roberts and Phillips: Best Current Contemporary Romance Authors

I like reading about people falling in love and their personal journey towards their happy ending; that’s why I read romance in the first place. I don’t need serial killers, vampires or...