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9 Contemporary Love Stories That Will Make You Swoon

| Posted 02.11.2014 | Books

Originally published on Kirkus Love may be one of literature’s oldest topics but if an agile, exciting writer takes it on, love can feel new. The...

9 Book Romances We Wish Had Ended Differently

Posted 02.08.2014 | Books

J.K. Rowling recently announced that she made a mistake with the way she chose to wrap up the Harry Potter saga. "For reasons that have very little to...

10 Differences Between Finding Love In A Romance Novel And In Real Life

Patience Bloom | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Patience Bloom

Sixteen years ago, when I started editing romances, I had an inkling that real love might not resemble the fantasy. There were a few similarities: the goose bumps, surprising emotions, nights out on the town, nights indoors, and the potential for that coveted walk down the aisle.

What Makes A Great Romance Novel?

A.D. Robertson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
A.D. Robertson

What makes a truly fantastic romance? Do readers want to gain entrance to a temple or buy a ticket to an amusement park?

20 Books Most Likely To Be Left In Hotel Rooms

Posted 08.30.2013 | Books

Budget hotel chain Travelodge has released its annual list of the top books left behind in its UK franchises. Unsurprisingly, the list has a steamy th...

Why More Women Should Read Romance Novels

Sherryl Woods | Posted 05.26.2013 | Books
Sherryl Woods

A number of years ago at the height of the shirtless hero craze on romance book covers, one of my novels featured an artist's rendering of an impish little girl dragging angel wings. A television news anchor in Washington, DC, held it up on camera and asked, "Where's Fabio?"

Romance Novels Without The Sex?

Ariel J. Smythe | Posted 09.18.2012 | Books
Ariel J. Smythe

While "No-Sex" and "Romance" might seem incongruent, especially given those bodice-ripper covers we've come to know so well, Edenbrooke has proven itself to be a winner right out of the gate, receiving a coveted starred review from Publisher's Weekly.

9 Books That Make You Undateable

Posted 07.19.2012 | Books

There's a lot of red tape to cut through before completely committing to a relationship: There's the ex talk, the meeting of the parents, and if you'r...

Why Smart Women Read Romance Novels

Anne Browning Walker | Posted 09.11.2012 | Books
Anne Browning Walker

So go ahead. If you're still feeling a little embarrassed, download a romance onto your e-reader. Aside from your blushing, you might discover a passion for a whole new genre. As it turns out, smart women read romance, too.

Top 10 Fantasy Love Stories

Theodora Goss | Posted 04.15.2012 | Books
Theodora Goss

Here are my choices for the top ten fantasy love stories, both ancient and modern. Fair warning: none of them involves sparkly vampires!

The Greatest Kisses In Literature

| Posted 02.14.2012 | Books

By Emily Temple for Flavorwire: It’s the season of romance, and you know what that means — you’d better start gearing up to give that special...

The Perfect Man - Revealed!

Posted 10.25.2011 | Books

The perfect man is loyal, honest and clean. These, at least, were the top attributes as voted for by 58 British romance novelists in a poll sent out b...