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June 20 2017

How Do You Define “Old School Romance”?

“Old School Romance” is having a moment in the genre. Nostalgia is as well in the general zeitgeist of our country right now, so it comes as no surprise that this theme has permeated...
July 27 2016

Gilmore Girls Premiere Date and Christina Dodd Deal: Romance News

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance. {Did you know you can sign up to receive Afternoon Tea as an e-mail? Sign up to have your daily cuppa delivered...
January 28 2016

Throwback Thursday: “Total Eclipse of the Heart” Is a Romance Novel on Acid?

TeddyP, the resident boy on the Heroes and Heartbreakers editorial staff, recently shared Bonnie Tyler's “Total Eclipse of the Heart” with us and simply said: “It is basically...
January 7 2016

Throwback Thursday: How Many Retro Romances Would You Read Today?

Avon is celebrating 75 years of romance. Yes, that's right, we've been reading Avon since 1940! However, a lot has changed in those 75 years in the lives of women and in society, at large....
December 10 2015

Throwback Thursday: The Gift of Reading

I don't know about you, but I've been giving and receiving some sort of book or reading accoutrement ever since I can remember. The first reading gift I remember getting, however,...
October 8 2015

Throwback Thursday: What Was the First Book That Truly Shocked You?

Source: There are some books that truly shock you. Either they have not-safe-for...anyone...content that surprised you when...
September 24 2015

Throwback Thursday: What Fictional Couple Would You Like to Meet for the First Time...Again?

We've all had moments when a friend gets to experience one of our favorite authors. We're often left saying “I love that couple, I wish I could read their book again for the first...
September 3 2015

Throwback Thursday: Have You Been Ravished by Amanda Quick?

The Old School Romance Book Club is a Facebook group we have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of, and this week they celebrated their one year anniversary—huzzah! For September they picked...
August 20 2015

Throwback Thursday: Name This Romance...

In today's Throwback Thursday, we want you to identify this retro romance quote. What book did this quote come from? Try not to cheat ;) “The groom always smiles proudly because...
May 7 2015

Throwback Thursday: What Do You Miss About ’80s/’90s Romance?

We've been thinking a lot about the '80s and '90s romances that were the introduction for many of us to the genre—check out our lists on the Top '80s romance and the best of the...
July 3 2014

I Melt with You: Top 10 ’80s Romances

Ah, the '80s! A decade of big hair, Miami Vice, MTV, Duran Duran, shoulders padded out to there, and an explosion of over-the-top, lush, blooming romances that came to be known as bodice rippers. That...
April 24 2014

Anticipating Laura London’s The Windflower: Really Real Old School

“Merry Patricia Wilding was sitting on a cobblestone wall, sketching three rutabagas and daydreaming about the unicorn.” Thus begins The Windflower, Laura London’s classic...
April 10 2014

Simple, Honest, Relevant: The Romance Novels of Betty Neels

Some older romance novels don’t hold up well to the passage of time. The changes in fashion make the clothes seem dated; the changes in tech make the situations seem absurd; the changes in male-female...