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October 13 2014

Talking ’Bout the Next Generation: The Second Generation in Historical Romance Novels

Perhaps it is because I grew up reading the family sagas on my mother’s bookshelves—books like Elswyth Thane’s Williamsburg series, Mazo de la Roche’s Whiteoak Chronicles, and...
August 21 2014

You’ve Got Text: Love in the Digital Age

Today we're pleased to have author Shelley K. Wall join us to talk about the next iteration of romance communication, this time in the digital age! Shelley's latest release, Text Me, has...
December 5 2013

Seeing Your Way to Love: Blind Heroes in Romance

Blind characters feature prominently in Western literature from very early in its history. Tiresias, who received the gift of prophecy from Zeus, was always a favorite of my students, whether they encountered...
August 29 2013

Trope of the Month: Plus-Sized Heroines

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...
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...
June 21 2013

Letters of Love: Epistolary Romance

Reading Jessica Brockmole's July debut, Letters from Skye, reveals that the title of the book is, er, literal! Letters from Skye is an unbashedly romantic epistolary novel following the star-crossed...
December 5 2012

January 2013 Upcoming Romance Novel Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in January. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a...
June 22 2012

Delayed Introduction: Heroes and Heroines Who Fall in Love Before They Meet

What is it about stories like Sleepless in Seattle or You’ve Got Mail that sets our hearts aflutter? You would think that in a story where our hero and heroine don’t touch or kiss, and sometimes...
May 31 2012

H&H Book Club for May: Closing Out Teresa Medeiros’s The Bride and the Beast

...And we’ve come to the end of May, and thus are wrapping up the discussion on May’s H&H Book Club choice, Teresa Medeiros’s The Bride and the Beast. We chose the book because it featured...
May 23 2012

H&H Book Club: Teresa Medeiros’s The Bride and the Beast

We’re in the penultimate meeting of the H&H Book Club for May, which is Teresa Medeiros’s The Bride and the Beast. Let’s continue the discussion of the book with a few questions: Have...
May 14 2012

H&H Book Club: Halfway Through Teresa Medeiros’s The Bride and the Beast

So here we are, about halfway through May’s H&H Book Club choice, Teresa Medeiros’s The Bride and the Beast. What is striking about it is the wit; the three on-screen characters, Gwen...
May 7 2012

First May Meeting of H&H Book Club: Teresa Medeiros’s The Bride and the Beast

For May’s H&H Book Club, we chose Teresa Medeiros’s The Bride and the Beast, featuring an overweight heroine. If you’ve read any of the book thus far, you also know the heroine is...
April 27 2012

H&H Book Club for May: Teresa Medeiros’s The Bride and the Beast

Thanks to everyone for offering their choice on books featuring an overweight heroine for this month’s H&H Book Club. The most votes went to Teresa Medeiros’s The Bride and the Beast....
March 26 2012

The Fairy Tale Romances of Teresa Medeiros and Julia Quinn

More than a decade ago, Jennifer Crusie argued that romance is a genre that both depends upon the tradition of fairy tale narratives and demands the revision of the traditional stories (“This Is Not...
August 30 2011

5 Favorite Romance Heroes (or, All Men Should Be Desperately in Love)

I’m a historical reader. Have been ever since I read my first Jude Deveraux historical romance back when I was…11? 12? Don’t tell my family. ;) Sure, I’ve read a few contemporary romances (Kristan...
August 12 2011

Top 10 Phattest Plus-Size Heroines from Lisa Kleypas, Jennifer Crusie, Teresa Medeiros and More!

Our culture is full of downer messages about the romantic prospects of curvy ladies. From the multiplex to the Fiction and Literature shelves, it can seem good things wait for “After.” Fortunately,...
March 9 2011

Author Binge Buys: Gluttonous Shopping Sprees of Epic Proportions

Binge buying is not like binge drinking. Gross. Another turn of phrase for binge buying would be a gluttonous shopping spree of epic proportions. You know the ones I’m talking about, so don’t...
February 15 2011

Coming Clean: Why I Read Romance

When it comes to reading, if we're honest with ourselves, it's all about the emotion. Culturally (almost across the board), it's “weak” to show emotions. For males, such...