Sweet Savage Flame

Sweet Savage Flame is a site dedicated to old-school romance. They were those books your mother, grandmother, or older uncle read. Perhaps you might have read one or two yourself! Various talented artists illustrated the covers, and the stories were sometimes shocking or often not politically correct.

Starting from the 1970s to the beginning of a new millennium, we love this monumental era in romance and wish to keep a historical record. Therefore, Sweet Savage Flame will focus on the biggest authors (and some personal favorites), the publishing houses, and the cover artists who made it all happen. In addition, we will blog about topics and post reviews of vintage romance books we’ve read years ago or recently.


Who are We?

Blue Falcon

Sweet Savage Flame is excited to introduce our newest member, Blue Falcon! Blue Falcon enjoys books with strong female characters and dislikes “simpering Sara” or “Olive Oyl” types who constantly need to be saved by the males of the books. He also likes romances where the male characters are close and comfortable with their feelings.

“I’m not a fan of ‘alpha-males’ who try to pretend that they don’t feel anything other than the comfortable feelings of lust and anger. I also like books with depth; I hate books with really shallow characters/storylines,” he explains.

A lover of various romance genres, Blue Falcon has a special affection for romances published in the 1980s, especially Zebra romances. Blue Falcon’s reviews display a keen ability to extract the “positive” and “negative” aspects of the books he reads, which we feel will add a more nuanced perspective to the site. Certainly, his reviews will be a great addition here.

You can find Blue Falcon on Goodreads.com at Blue Falcon (https://www.goodreads.com/oldskoolromancereader).

Sweet Savage Flame hopes to see much more of him in the future. Welcome, Blue Falcon!

Jacqueline Diaz

As for me, who am I? Well, Jacqueline Diaz is what I am: a writer. I’m an author of two historical romance works-in-progress, The Savage Noble and What She Says With Her Eyes. Both will be released in 2021.

My Official Website: JacquelineDiazRomance

I picked up my first romance at age 12 and never looked back. This thrilling genre has me enraptured. Epic tales with strong heroines who go through hell and back are my favorites. I prefer my characters to be imperfect and grow, as the story does. I enjoy all kinds of heroes, from sweet, nice guys to protagonists who straddle the line of villainy.

For years, I’ve collected thousands of paperbacks (and e-books) until my house was bursting with romance novels and more. Vintage historical romances are my favorites, from epic bodice rippers, family sagas, Zebra romances, Harlequin Historicals, and more. As a reader, I also enjoy space operas, cookbooks, true crime, detective mysteries, philosophy, and history, especially anything to do with Spain and/or the Medieval Ages.

Other places to find me:






My personal blog

Contact me: [email protected]

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