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Romance Novels

Pill Addicts, Bicycle Vigilantes and Cuckolding, Strange and Beautiful Romance by Cara McKenna

Mara White | Posted 01.22.2016 | Books
Mara White

Cara McKenna is an award-winning romance and erotica writer who also publishes under the name Meg Maguire. Her stories are as smart as they are sexy, full of emotional depth and complex characters. Her latest book, Badger, defies the conventions of genre writing and rises to be a stunning and unique creation in a league of its own.

Tacit Liaisons: 'What's Never Said' By Susan Shapiro

Jocelyn Jeffery | Posted 01.26.2016 | Books
Jocelyn Jeffery

The New York Times bestselling author, Susan Shapiro's twelfth book, What's Never Said, tackles the interminable question of romance gone awry. Th...

A New App Turns Your Romance Novel Fantasy Into Reality

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.13.2016 | Arts

Reading a novel isn’t what it used to be. There you sit, nose stuck in a book, á la Belle the Disney princess, when your phone buzzes wi...

Oh, You Little Heartbreaker! The Ultimate List of Ugly Cry Novels

Mara White | Posted 12.17.2015 | Books
Mara White

Sometimes it just feels good to let it all out. Why do we love to read sad stories? Are we masochists, or does a good cry maybe serve a cathartic purpose in our own lives? Here are 18 novels about love that will tear out your heart and turn on the water works like nothing else.

Getting REAL With the LEGEND, Author Katy Evans

Mara White | Posted 11.11.2015 | Books
Mara White

Katy Evans is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Real series and the Manwhore series. The much anticipated sixth book in the ...

5 Things About Author Amy Impellizzeri

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.10.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Amy Impellizzeri is the author of Lemongrass Hope, a time traveling, fantasy romance that pits affairs of the heart against the heartstrings of mother...

Literary Fiction: Gateway to Reality

Andre Averbug | Posted 11.04.2015 | Books
Andre Averbug

Fiction is an amazingly flexible platform. It develops the reader's capacity to absorb details. It lets us navigate on the most intimate side of things, sharpening our understanding. Diving into particular characters, it makes us humanize the experiences.

Put a Ring on It: A Conversation with Beth Kendrick

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.02.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Put a Ring On It is a delicious romp of a novel by Beth Kendrick, author of New Uses for Old Boyfriends. Here we meet Brighton Smith, a reluctant heartbreak tourist, who changes everything with a drunken night that turns into what she calls a "screw up summer" and a new chance at love.

No, All Romance Novels Are Not the Same

Jenny Trout | Posted 10.30.2015 | Books
Jenny Trout

All romance novels are not the same. All romance readers are not the same. A quick perusal of the romance category on Amazon could prove that in three clicks. Unless a journalist is willing to reach out to authors and readers of romance, or at least research the genre before denouncing it entirely, then they -- and we -- would be better off if they didn't write about it at all.

A Conversation With Jan Stites: Sweet Oak and Sweet Books

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.15.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Schools everywhere use books to teach students all kinds of subjects. Ruby, the 70-year-old grandmother in the novel by Jan Stites, Reading the Sweet Oak, starts a romance book club to try an teach her granddaughter, Tulsa, about love. Stites spoke to me about the Ozarks, making a great book club, and lessons we can learn about love.

Why I Write Bisexual Romance

Cecilia Tan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cecilia Tan

When I write, all my characters are bisexual until proven otherwise. My invisible friends earn their keep, not only by being part of how I make my living in fiction writing, but by keeping me sane, by giving me an outlet for all my urges and desires.

October Is Queer Romance Month!

Suzanne Brockmann | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Suzanne Brockmann

Over the past dozen or so years, the romance genre has begun to embrace LGBTQ equality. Because let's face it, love is love, and everyone deserves a chance to find their reflection in a book with a happy ending.

Should a Novelist Be Politically Correct?

Warren Adler | Posted 09.22.2015 | Books
Warren Adler

The recent flap over a romance novel titled For Such a Time whose plot features a concentration camp inmate falling in love with her Nazi captor has aroused the wrath of various critics and readers on grounds that it is too discomfiting and disturbing to have been published.

This Romance Novel Stars A Pit Bull In A Wheelchair

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.22.2015 | Good News

A pit bull in a wheelchair named Robert is a catalyst for romance in novelist Jennifer Probst's new book. Without giving too much away, let's just ...

'Possessing The Lily' And Other Sexual Euphemisms You Never Knew You Needed

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.16.2015 | Comedy

Why can't we just say ... *whisper* penis and vagina?

You Say You Want a Revolution

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Maria Rodale

I spend a lot of my emotional, mental, and creative energy at the intersection of acceptance and resentment. Obviously, what this AA quote states are universal truths that are not merely about recovering from addiction.

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.

10 Things I Learned from Reading Romance Novels

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Maria Rodale

From the very first lines of the very first romance novel I ever read in 1977 (Shanna, by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss), I was hooked: "Night gripped the c...

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...

Claire Fallon

'Bachelor' Host Chris Harrison's New Book Is The Best Terrible Guilty Pleasure Read

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.22.2015 | Arts

Do you love romance? Do you love reading? Do you love "The Bachelor"? Are you from Texas? If you answered "yes" to any two of those questions,...

Author Beverly Jenkins' Romance With the Past

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.08.2015 | Black Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Thirty-one books later, Jenkins is known for introducing readers to little known histories of African-Americans in the 19th century, amid tales of complicated and strong heroines and the men who they grow to love.

Who Is the Romance Novel Reader?

Maya Rodale | Posted 05.07.2015 | Books
Maya Rodale

The romance industry is big -- it's the second largest category of fiction, outselling science fiction, fantasy and the classics -- which means there are a lot of readers, who may or may not fit the stereotype. It means that you or someone you know might be reading romances.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Fabio

Maya Rodale | Posted 06.29.2015 | Books
Maya Rodale

Romance novels are more than just Fabio books. They are also more than bodice rippers, mommy porn, trashy books, rescue fantasies, guilty pleasures, or any of the other "funny" but disparaging slang terms we have for them.

Meet Author C.M. Owens

Neal Wooten | Posted 05.11.2015 | Books
Neal Wooten

Keep on keeping on, Christie. If you're a fan of romance novels, check out her books. And if you love her books or are already a fan, let me say -- "That's my cousin."