There are phrases that get repeated in romance novels all the time. I’ve never been sure whether these are genre markers or what, but they’re part of what non-romance readers find irritating about romance. They’re not quite purple prose: they’re not flowery enough for that. But maybe lavender? A couple of weeks ago, I wrote
Victoria Dahl kicks off a new series this week with Looking for Trouble (which comes out tomorrow). It centers around a group of friends we first met in the last series. In fact, if you intend to pick up this one, it helps to have read Too Hot to Handle, which features the story of
Saturday Snack Time is a little collection of fun things I found online during the week and I thought were worth sharing. Oh, and that delectable thing above is an oatmeal carmelita. It’s evil. Don’t Google it. Let’s get snacking, shall we? 1 | I know you love bourbon as much as I do.
Are you familiar with the concept of “book boyfriends”? Picking out a particular hero and referring to him as your book boyfriend seems like pretty common practice among romance lovers. My first was probably the Phantom of the Opera. Even in high school I loved me a tortured hero. The reality of tortured boyfriends is
I admit it. My reaction to most paranormal romance has been eye rolling. It’s ridiculous because I love fantasy and even some horror; my first “book boyfriend” was the Phantom of the Opera. It’s also unjust to dismiss an entire sub-genre because of some horrible covers you once saw fifteen years ago. For the record,
Saturday Snack Time is a little collection of fun things I found online during the week and I thought were worth sharing. Let’s get snacking, shall we? 1 | I made this grilled corn pico de gallo for our D&D group today. Yummy. 2 | I’ve got eight egg whites chilling in my fridge from
My husband bought me a surprise present last weekend when we were at Anthropologie, the sneaky man. That’s it above. It’s warm and woodsy with a hint of vanilla that’s perfect for me. And it got me thinking: how many times have you seen a reference to scent in a romance novel? All the time,
It’s books like Have Mercy that make me sad more people don’t read erotic romance. Shelley Ann Clark may be a first-time author, but this book doesn’t read like a first effort. It’s super hot, it’s tightly written and Clark conveys truth about humanity and feminism that will stick with me for a long time
Saturday Snack Time is a little collection of fun things I found online during the week and I thought were worth sharing. This week, I’ve also got a quick review of a book I read recently and liked, Delphine Dryden’s Sex on the Beach, which comes out on Tuesday. Let’s get snacking, shall we?