Hard Knocks Artisanal Pop Tarts + A Giveaway

I love finding funny, smart, new-to-me romance writers and Ruby Lang definitely fits the bill. The second book in the Practice Perfect series, Hard Knocks is about a neurologist coping with parental illness and an aging hockey player working though a vocational crisis. It doesn’t appear to matter whether these are read out of order.

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The King’s Man Rack of Lamb and Roasted Yellow Turnips

The King’s Man by Elizabeth Kingston had me raving for a week. I listened to the audio during a car trip over the holidays and when we got home from our drive, my husband and I invented errands so we could keep listening. It’s that good. The fact that the narration is done by Nicholas

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A Seditious Affair Christmas Pudding

A Seditious Affair by KJ Charles is one of the best books I’ve read all year. The romance, the politics, the history, everything combines to a near-perfect whole. It’s not a stand-alone and readers who skip A Fashionable Indulgence, the first in the Society of Gentlemen series, will miss quite a lot as much of

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Hazelnut and Whiskey-Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookies

So. Hazelnut & Whiskey-Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookies. Doesn’t that sound AH-MAZING? That’s because it is! Every year I bake for the holidays–a bunch of cookies that stay pretty standard from year-to-year and a couple of experiments. And lemme tell you, this experiment is the best one ever. I sent a few of the first batch

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A Midnight Clear Bombe Alaska

A Midnight Clear by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner is a FREE prequel novella to their Fly Me to the Moon series, 1960s-set historical romances with astronaut heroes. This novella is set in the late-1940s, a bit before the start of the rest of the series, and features young love, motorcycle riding, sailing, dinner party

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Guest Post by Roan Parrish: In the Middle of Somewhere Gingerbread (Three Ways)

Elisabeth here. Today I’m pleased to welcome queer romance writer Roan Parrish to Cooking Up Romance. I don’t have a lot of guest posters, but Roan takes such great foodie Instagram pictures and there’s so much food in her current release, In the Middle of Somewhere, that I just had to ask her to make

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The Little White Horse Unicorn Cake

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge is a historical fantasy young adult or possibly children’s romance. But since it was published in 1946, you’ll probably never see it reviewed that way. It tells the story of a thirteen-year-old girl named Maria who is orphaned and sent to live with an uncle in the village

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