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Why I Read Romance Novels

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Maria Rodale

I started reading romance novels in college at my mother's insistence (long-ish story). As a student of women's literature, she declared that I couldn't legitimately receive such a degree without reading the most popular and profitable books by women, for women, about women.

Romance Novels 101: The Infamous Book List That Changed My Life

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels When my mother insisted that I, the snobby academic, read romance novels, I ...

The Most Powerful Word in the English Language: Hope

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Jennifer Probst, author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance I remember I was hanging with my family one afternoon, and we were g...

2014's Best Books for Women

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.04.2015 | Books
Maria Rodale

My goal this year was to read 100 books, including everything on my to-be-read (TBR) shelf and all those books I'd bought and forgotten about on my e-reader. Ha! Snort. Like that happened. I blame the people publishing all the amazing books I needed to read immediately.

I Almost Quit Writing; This Book Is Why I Didn't

Maya Rodale | Posted 11.05.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

Earlier this year, I almost quit writing. The hours are endless, the pay is wildly unpredictable, and writing emotionally driven books is draining.

Sign Off the Internet and Start Reading Outside

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Stop reading this blog. It's summer and you should turn off the Internet, p...

Hacker Heroes, Girl Gamers and Other Reasons to Love Geeky Romance

Maya Rodale | Posted 07.15.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

I know, I know: Mark Zuckerberg is an unlikely sex symbol/romantic hero. But the young, successful tech entrepreneur is the hot new hero in romancelandia -- the new aristocracy, if you will.

Why I Will Not #BanBossy

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels With all due respect to my idols, Sheryl, Beyoncé, and the other women of t...

A Garden of Marvels

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.06.2014 | Books
Maria Rodale

I don't usually read gardening books, but this one promised sex. I was intrigued by a peek at the great orgy happening in the great outdoors.

Heroines Gone Wild

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.09.2014 | Books
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Once upon a time, if a woman wanted to make it in the world she had to keep ...

On Becoming Fearless

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Like any sane person, I was afraid to ride a bike through New York City. But...

Sex, Reputation, and Leaning In: A Romance Author's Favorite Books of 2013

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.05.2014 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels I confess, after a long day writing novels, I don't always want to spend the...

7 Things I Learned About Life from Romance Novels

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure In days of yore, there was a tremendous fear that young, impres...

Where Is the Love?

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Maria Rodale

What is the appeal of books like 50 Shades of Grey, and why do so many women want to be treated that way--with violence and domination instead of passion, tenderness, and freedom?

What Happened When I Disconnected

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure For the month of August I took a break from all social media. Be...

When Four Authors Went Rogue...

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.02.2013 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure We were all on deadline. We had books to write and promote, as ...

Why We Write Romance Novels

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.03.2013 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels I'm currently at work on my eighth novel (!), and I'm finding that each bo...

Lean In and Lead With Swagger

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels I like to think that I'm one tough, empowered chick, so you can imagine my ...

The Girl Crush

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels March is Women's History Month, but I say we celebrate the history that is hap...

Romantic Fantasies We Love to Hate

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.03.2013 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Valentine's Day. Pop Songs. Romantic Comedies. Romance Novels. The message ...

The Dangers & Delights of Downton Abbey

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.06.2013 | TV
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels My mother, who has forced me to stay up past my bedtime to watch PBS's Mast...

2012 Catastrophes That Make Me Optimistic for 2013

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.27.2013 | GPS for the Soul
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels There were some silver linings with some of the bad news stories this year....

My favorite Christmas Music

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels My listening to Christmas music is usually limited to whatever is playing i...

The Best Books I Read in 2012

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.13.2013 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Welcome to the inevitable blog post in which a dedicated reader, author, an...

Best Green Gift Ideas

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels This blog is brought to you by my love of shopping...as well as my love...