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Romance Novels

Author Mary Elizabeth on Fandom and Bad Boys

Mara White | Posted 07.07.2016 | Books
Mara White

Mary Elizabeth is a contemporary fiction and new adult romance writer with a huge and loyal fan base. She lives in Southern California with her family, styling hair by day and crafting addictive stories by night. Her latest novel, Low, was an Amazon best-seller and chronicles two bank robbing bandits in love and on the lam.

Writing A Tame Romance In the Age Of 50 Shades

Nicole Evelina | Posted 07.01.2016 | Books
Nicole Evelina

I'll be the first to admit that my new romantic comedy Been Searching for You is about as far away from the erotica craze as you can get. It's not tec...

Are You Christian Grey? Take the Fifty Shades Test

Devra Maza | Posted 07.01.2016 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

Mr. Grey will be you now: Christian Grey may be a man of singular sexual tastes, but ten simple questions will tell you if you're him. Every pop-cult...

How I Got There: Sandra Brown

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 05.27.2016 | Books
Lan Anh Vu

Sandra Brown is an American bestselling author of romantic and thriller suspense novels. Brown is the author of sixty-seven New York Times bestsellers...

Romance Author Sarah Robinson on Animals, Advocacy and Alpha Males

Mara White | Posted 05.27.2016 | Books
Mara White

Sarah Robinson is the best-selling author of the Kavanagh Legends series. A poet at heart, Robinson is passionate about animals, advocacy and alpha ma...

Here’s What A Robot Learned After Binge-Reading Romance Novels

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts

Romance novels aren’t known for their fresh metaphors. The genre is meant to be palatable and easy to enjoy even if your critical thinking skills ar...

Can 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Turn You Into A Sexist?

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.10.2016 | Arts

If you were planning to replace The Feminine Mystique with Fifty Shades of Grey on your teenage daughter, niece or sidekick's feminist recommended rea...

A Fictional Character's Take on Being Over 30 and Single

Nicole Evelina | Posted 05.10.2016 | Books
Nicole Evelina

The only background I will give is this: Annabeth is a 34-year-old hopeless romantic who is still struggling to find her soul mate. She decides that rather than waiting for him to come to her, she's going to do everything she can to try to find him, including using a fictional online dating site, which is the genesis for this column.

Louise Bay on Choosing Romance over Law and Finding Inspiration in Prince Lyrics

Mara White | Posted 05.05.2016 | Books
Mara White

Louise Bay is a USA Today best-selling contemporary romance writer. Author of the novels, Faithful and Hopeful as well as the Empire State Series, Bay...

You've Never Been on a Ride Like This Before

Mara White | Posted 04.18.2016 | Books
Mara White

Motorcycle Club themed romances novels are their very on genre. These stories mix bad boys and bikes with oftentimes, innocent heroines who are just waiting to be corrupted. Fraternity is not taken lightly and membership is forever.

These Twitter Romance Novels Capture Love In Five Words (Sort Of)

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.28.2016 | Arts

Can love be captured in just five words? The whole sweeping, passionate arc of a romance novel? Twitter users think so! Well, sort of. In the trending...

Heartfelt and Sexy: Classic Romances By Jill Shalvis

Mara White | Posted 03.21.2016 | Books
Mara White

Jill Shalvis is an award winning and best-selling contemporary romance writer. Her novels combine intense romantic heat with her signature quirky and laugh-out-loud humor.

The Inspirational Woman Project: Bea and Leah Koch

Bri Seeley | Posted 02.25.2016 | Women
Bri Seeley

Bea and Leah Koch have always loved romance novels. The sisters immediately fell in love with the incredible community of smart, funny, and engaged readers. They also immediately noticed the strong stigma of judgement attached with the genre.

This Valentine's Day, Try Outlander

Michelle Scalise Sugiyama | Posted 02.12.2016 | Science
Michelle Scalise Sugiyama

It's that awkward time of year again--Valentine's Day--when the forces of consumerism conspire to propel men into mate-retention mode: to avoid being ...

New Hit Romance Series Proves 'Fifty Shades' Ruined Erotic Novels

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.10.2016 | Arts

"Is Calendar Girl the next Fifty Shades?" asked USA Today last month. To put an end to the suspense: If USA Today has to ask, the answer is obviously:...

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. The pl...

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 with a text f...

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.