Tag Archives: romance

Romance by authors of color

Over the past week, there’s been a spirited discussion on Romance Twitter (yes, it’s a thing) about the way the industry and publishers treat authors of color as well as readers of color. Authors told stories about being shunted to … Continue reading

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A genre reading list for library insiders

Chances are some of you haven’t heard of ALA’s Reading List Council, but trust me on this one: Their annual list of top books in several genres is a book lover’s gem. They pick the best in eight genres — including mystery, science … Continue reading

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Second Chance Romance

Everyone has their romance catnip, a trope or plot device that makes it an automatic read for them. One favorite is the rekindled romance with a spouse, often after an estrangement or a marriage by proxy. In Eloisa James’s The … Continue reading

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Fantasy Checklist Challenge: Romantic Fantasy

~posted by Selby G. Romance novels, by their very nature, are usually not considered great literature. This is not to say that romance novels are not worth reading, but perhaps they should be judged with relaxed criteria. It is no … Continue reading

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Romance: Until the End of Time by Danielle Steele

– posted by Tinh Until the End of Time is an interesting, unbelievably sweet story about the destiny and fate of two different couples, four decades apart.  The strong, deep love between Bill and Jenny stirs in a reader the desire for … Continue reading

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Romantic Wednesdays: Staff Picks

For the past two years we have been highlighting the robust and diverse romance genre on Wednesdays. Despite its staggering popularity, the romance genre doesn’t always get respect or recognition from mainstream press and book awards. It’s been our goal with this column … Continue reading

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Romantic Wednesdays: Love for Friends

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away! In order to shake things up a bit though I thought I would offer some books that focus on the bonds of friendship rather than romantic relationships. After all, friends are the … Continue reading

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