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Romance Novels

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 04.29.2015 | 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."

Author Rachael Herron Tells Us About Love, the Coolest Writing Desk in the World and Her New Novel

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.03.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

In the hands of another writer, this topic could be dreary and depressing, but Rachael spins a story of resilience and love that leaves you believing in the healing power of family and forgiveness.

50+ Posts That are Sexier Than 50 Shades of Grey!

Angela Keck | Posted 04.15.2015 | Books
Angela Keck

In those years I have read many, many books that have inspired me to put my love of writing those amazing characters, love stories, and yes sexy love scenes to work for me.

The Secrets of Publishing Success

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Lev Raphael

When I started out, an author friend warned me that publishing was a crazy business, and he was right. Ever since my first book was published in 1990, I've been seeing news items about one scary trend or another.

Reflecting on the Boystown Book Series

Jake Biondi | Posted 03.02.2015 | Arts
Jake Biondi

Thankfully, things have improved quite a bit since those days. I now enjoy watching Will and Sonny on Days of Our Lives, and gay characters populate many shows on television and online. Still, I still keep thinking that there is room for more.

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.

Q&A with Romance Novelist Catherine Avril Morris About Her Rose Quartz Series

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 01.14.2015 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

Marry Me Twice and Cassidy's Daddy, the first two novels in the Rose Quartz Series by romance novelist Catherine Avril Morris, were just released in September.

16 Books For Foodies You'll Want To Devour

XOXO After Dark | Posted 12.24.2014 | Books
XOXO After Dark

We love to devour a good book, and so do the editors at XOXO After Dark! They've rounded up a tasty selection of fiction and nonfiction for you to sample, all about the pleasures of food. Use one of these as inspiration for your next dinner party, and you'll be well-read and well-fed!

31 Important Life Lessons From Romance Novels (Yes, Really)

Maya Rodale | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Maya Rodale

Heroes find heroines attractive for their personalities, especially if they are snarky, smart or sassy. Don't worry about being the nice girl all the time.

Am I an Author or Prostitute... Who Can Rightly Say?

D.J. Wilson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Books
D.J. Wilson

Do some authors prostitute themselves to make a living creating stories that sell to the masses, rather than writing "their story" directly from the heart? That is the question of the day and one that I've asked myself repeatedly a thousand times.

What Happened to the Historical Romance Novel?

Maya Rodale | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

Once upon a time, a girl could find some bad ass cowboys in historical westerns, tycoons in turn of the century NYC, and medieval Knights charging in to save the day.

Why Do Women Read More Novels Than Men?

Warren Adler | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

There is statistical evidence showing that adult women read more novels than men, attend more book clubs than men, use libraries more than men, buy more books than men, take more creative writing courses than men, and probably write more works of fiction than men. If women suddenly stopped reading, the novel would nearly disappear.

10 Surprisingly Funny Romance Books

XOXO After Dark | Posted 11.11.2014 | Books
XOXO After Dark

The best lovers can laugh at themselves.

Romance Writers Told This Type of Hero Would Never Sell. These Authors Showed How Hot They Could Be.

Maya Rodale | Posted 11.09.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

When I first began writing romance novels there were very few rules, including the book must end happily and do not write a sports hero. Seriously--even though women crush on them in real life (Hello, Beckham)--they were deemed off limits if you wanted to sell a romance.

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.

10 Books To Read Lying On The Beach... Or If You Wish You Were

XOXO After Dark | Posted 10.29.2014 | Books
XOXO After Dark

Summer reads to carry you through Labor Day.

Bestselling Author Marie Force Provides Her Path to Success

Michael Price | Posted 10.19.2014 | Books
Michael Price

Like so many successful writers of this era, Marie Force has built her career as a hybrid-writer, having published books on her own as well as through traditional publishers.

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...

A "Sistah's" View: Fifty Shades of Gray

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 09.24.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Maybe it's just me, but a guy ordering me to give up all control and let him tell me what to do in bed or anywhere else is not okay.

Six Reasons to Love Military Romances

Maya Rodale | Posted 09.01.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

There's nothing quite like a man in uniform and nobody knows that better than the authors and fans of military romances. These novels feature "strong, sexy heroes and strong, sexy heroines" in dramatic, high conflict situations.

Love Is Dangerous... Still

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

The other weekend the Sunday New York Times Book Review had its annual summer reading issue. Now, it's not like I need any more books to read, since...