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November 20 2011

The Hopeful Side of Post-Apocalyptic Romance: Ellen Connor and Joss Ware

There’s an old Japanese proverb that says “fall down five times, get up six," and poet Carl Sandburg is famous for the line, “a baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” Mush those...
November 16 2011

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told?: Paullina Simons’s Timeless Epic Saga

The covers of these stunning novels capture their essence in three words, found right underneath the title: A love story. Impossible, some would say, that love could survive such atrocity, pain, and...
October 15 2011

He’s Gotta Have It: Addiction in Historical Romance

"Hello, my name is Nicholas, and I am an alcoholic.” Let’s file this one under phrases that will probably never be read in historical romances, at least those set prior to the formation of Alcoholics...
October 7 2011

Watching Battlestar Galactica: WTH, Humans?

The Team H&H Battlestar Galactica (re)watch continues! MEGAN AKA THE NEWBIE: Okay, my burning question has only had its flames fanned even more with these episodes: Why does Commander Adama...
October 7 2011

Laura Kinsale’s Top Three Damaged Heroes: Jervaulx, S.T., and Sheridan Drake

One of the reasons I love Laura Kinsale’s romances so much is that she isn’t afraid to write damaged heroes and integrate their difficulties into the plot and the romance itself. The most well-known...
June 23 2011

Ugly Cries: When Authors Bring the Sob-worthy Goodness

**SPOILER ALERTS LIKE WHOA!** I started out thinking this post would be a Delicious Despair post; then it morphed into “damn it, that author made me ugly cry!” Be warned, this post is going...
June 21 2011

Battlestar Galactica: A Shipping Genesis, Part 2

MEGAN AKA THE NEWBIE: Last week, I was intro’ed to the magical world of Battlestar Galactica (as an aside, I keep asking my husband, “Is this version better than the one starring Lorne Greene?,”...
June 15 2011

The Big Lie: “You’re Better Off Without Me”

Ahh, the noble hero. How can you not love a man who is selfless, stoic, and self-sacrificing...well, at least until he tells the heroine The Big Lie, the one that starts out, “You’re better off...
June 13 2011

Battlestar Galactica: A Shipping Genesis

MEGAN FRAMPTON (AKA THE BSG NEWBIE): This past weekend saw the debut of BBC America’s showing of Battlestar Galactica—and the debut of my watching it. (For more of our coverage leading...
June 12 2011

The Graveyard Scene in Stacia Kane’s Downside series

Betrayal. According to the dictionary, it is “the breaking or violation of a presumptive contract, trust, or confidence that produces moral and psychological conflict within a relationship amongst...
June 2 2011

The “Memory of Her Hair” Scene in Barbara Samuel’s Night of Fire

Basilio, Count Montevarchi, scholar and poet, is the most Romantic hero I’ve ever read. I’m talking Romantic with a capital “R:” extravagant emotion, an emphasis on honor and truth, idealism,...
May 24 2011

The “You are the Only Thing in My Life That Makes Me Want to Live It” Scene in Mary Balogh’s A Precious Jewel

One of the most serious compacts between the reader and the author is the Happily Ever After (HEA). When I pick up a romance, I know that no matter how tortuous the pathway to true love, that there...
May 22 2011

Finding Romance in the Classics: Edith Wharton’s Age of Innocence

They never knew what it meant to be tempted, but you did… People always want to romanticize the past. We like to believe that love was different—more refined, more pure—before...
May 13 2011

The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Finale: More Close Calls Than Closeness?

Previously on The Vampire Diaries... Aunt “Best Roomie and Most Lax Guardian Ever” Jenna (Sarah Canning) went all red-shirt/Ensign Liebowitz on us last episode, sacrificed to help Klaus...
May 10 2011

The Trial Scene in Carrie Lofty’s Scoundrel’s Kiss

Sometimes, there comes a story that seems to find no way to redeem itself to end in a happily ever after for the hero and heroine. They face insurmountable odds within each other, between them,...
May 5 2011

The “Falling to His Knees” Scene in Liz Carlyle’s My False Heart

Let's talk about the Dark Side of Romance. Those moments of hopelessness, when our hero and heroine are at their lowest point; they feel they've lost the love of their lives, or death is approaching...
April 15 2011

Do We Need Another Titanic?

Production is apparently under way on a new 4-part Titanic miniseries for ABC, slated for release next April, to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the luxury ocean liner's sinking in 1912....
March 23 2011

Your Love Geometry Is Invalid: Triangles In Romance

Do love triangles ever work out well? I mean, really? Sure, it’s all delicious angst and tortured looks at the beginning, but eventually, it all ends in either tears, death, or falling in love...
March 15 2011

Water for Elephants: Can the Movie Top the Book?

Author Sara Gruen’s Water For Elephants is not exactly a title that makes you swoon. It sounds literary and artsy-fartsy, about something really sad like the mistreatment of animals or a...
March 8 2011

House Drops “Bombshells”: Huddy Explodes. Discuss.

That final House/Cuddy scene . . . Wow. What were your reactions? Any House/Cuddy predictions for the rest of the season? Where will they go from here? (Speculation is fair game, but please...
March 3 2011

Nobody Told Me Battlestar Galactica Was a Romance

I love love stories. My favorite part of any book, TV, movie, musical, play or other form of media, is always the romance. I swoon for soulmates; I rejoice at happy endings. That being said, you’d...
February 25 2011

Romeo and Juliet: Spoiled Brats or Supercouple?

At 13 years old, Juliet’s got it all figured out. Yup, at the ripe old age of 13. At 13, I had New Kids on The Block and Bon Jovi posters hanging on my walls. Not to mention zits, braces, and...