Historical Romance Review: Forbidden Ecstasy by Janelle Taylor

This review is of Forbidden Ecstasy (“Ecstasy/Gray Eagle Series #3″) by Janelle Taylor. The “Stockholm Syndrome romance” between Gray Eagle and Alisha keeps me from giving Janelle Taylor’s Forbidden Ecstasy a five-star rating. 4 Stars

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Covers of the Week #78: Oliviero Berni

For the week of Monday, November 14, 2022, to Sunday, November 20, 2022, please enjoy these phenomenal romance covers by artist Oliviero Berni.

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Covers of the Week #77: Armed Heroines

For the week of Monday, November 7, 2022, to Sunday, November 13, 2022, our Covers of the Week #77 focuses on romances featuring armed heroines who are in control and in charge.

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Romance Versus Romantic Fiction: What’s the Confusion All About?

In fiction, what genre is romance and what is romantic fiction? It’s not a simple question as the answer draws confusion. Every month or so, controversy arises on Twitter, with some posters unable to comprehend the difference between the two terms. Besides, why must there be rules for romance?

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Gothic Romance Review: My Name is Clary Brown by Charlotte Keppel

My Name is Clary Brown by Charlotte Keppel (nee Ursula Torday) was first published in 1976 under the title When I Say Goodbye, I’m Clary Brown. Diamond is an actress of little renown and loses her “protector’s” patronage. She returns to her home village where she finds many of her childhood friends have died. There are dark forces that seem directed at her. Could she be the next victim in a long string of murders? 5 stars

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Covers of the Week #76: Paranormal Romances

It’s that time of year…Halloween! For the week of Monday, October 31, 2022, to Sunday, November 6, 2022, our Covers of the Week celebrates Halloween by showcasing some spooky paranormal romance covers.

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6 Gothic & Paranormal Romances That Will Haunt You

It’s that spooky time of year again…Halloween! We’re preparing for one of our favorite holidays by reading some paranormal and gothic romances to get us into that creepy spirit. Here are six romances we think you’ll appreciate, too.

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In Memoriam: Author Sharon Curtis

Sharon Curtis, one half of the duo who wrote as Laura London, passed away on September 4, 2022, at the age of 71. She was the beloved wife of Thomas Curtis, her writing partner from 1976 to 1986, and her husband of more than forty years.

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Covers of the Week #75 – Gothic Romances

We’re celebrating Halloween with creepy, yet gorgeous art. For the week of Monday, October 24, 2022, to Sunday, October 30, 2022, our Covers of the Week shows off some eerie Gothic covers.

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