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April 13 2015

First Look: Lauren Layne’s Crushed (April 14, 2015)

Lauren Layne Crushed (Redemption #2) Random House / April 14, 2015 / $2.99 digital Lauren Layne’s latest novel about the healing power of redemption tells the story of a crush gone...
April 29 2014

10 Tropes That Make Historical Romance Awesome

Today we're thrilled to have not one but three authors—Gayle Callen, Laura Lee Guhrke, and Caroline Linden—weigh in on one of our favorite genres, historical romance. Gayle's latest...
April 7 2014

Not Remotely Beautiful: Edith Layton’s Homely Heroes

The best authors of romance fiction know how to use the conventions of the genre. They are skilled not only at storytelling and prose style but also at tweaking and twisting familiar tropes— sometimes...
March 30 2013

Trope of the Month: Ugly Duckling

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...