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Archive for the 'Romance' Category

Thu, February 13th, 2014
Book Trailer Thursday: Romance Is My Day Job
Posted by: Annie Bostrom

In the spirit of wholeheartedly embracing that equally loved and loathed mid-February holiday arriving on our doorsteps tomorrow, BTT turns to–who else?–a Romance editor for some wisdom this week. Harlequin editor Patience Bloom shares her real-life love story via the well-known characters and plots of classic romances in Romance Is My Day Job (Dutton). (Dangerous […]


Mon, February 25th, 2013
Hostile Questions: Zoe Archer
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

Zoe Archer knows how to mix it up. This ain’t plain old la-la romance she’s writing. We’re talking paranormal historical romance (Hellraisers series). We’re talking steampunk adventure romance (Esther Chronicles). We’re talking magical Victorian romance (Blades of the Rose series). We’re talking spaceship science-fiction romance (Collision Course). In fact, I’m betting you could put any […]


Mon, April 9th, 2012
Hostile Questions: Victoria Dahl
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

Everyone’s convinced that Victoria Dahl is the bee’s knees. (Provided that we’re talking about an abnormally titillating bee with unusually come-hither knees.) She’s the award-winning, USA Today-bestselling author of both historical and contemporary romances. Impressive? Sure. But does she have the stamina to withstand my super-sexy cross-examination? Let’s get started — right after I slip […]


Sun, May 22nd, 2011
Tasha Alexander on a Book That Makes Even a Transatlantic Flight Fly By
Posted by: Keir Graff

We’ve described Tasha Alexander‘s protagonist, Lady Emily Ashton, as “an irresistible Victorian iconoclast”; from the series debut, And Only to Deceive (2005), to the most recent installment, Dangerous to Know (2010), our reviewers have consistently complimented Alexander’s engaging blend of mystery, romance, and humor. But what does Alexander read for fun—does she like to take a break from […]


Fri, February 11th, 2011
Reading the Screen: Confessions of a Shopaholic
Posted by: David Pitt

I watched Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), the movie based on the first two Shopaholic novels by Sophie Kinsella, and I was pleasantly surprised. Truthfully, I hadn’t expected much. Isla Fisher seemed a good choice for Becky Bloomwood, the financial writer with a serious shopping addiction, but I wasn’t thrilled they were transplanting the books […]


Tue, February 8th, 2011
Romance Not Deadly at Love Is Murder
Posted by: Keir Graff

Those who read this issue of REaD ALERT last fall know that I am no expert in romance (the genre, I mean, not the art of)–in fact, a couple of them sent me e-mails, strongly worded, decrying my lack of expertise. There are, of course, many holes in my reading knowledge, but for my New Year’s resolution, […]





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