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Historical Romance: Raven by Evelyn Rogers

Raven, Evelyn Roger’s 2nd installment in her Chadwick sisters trilogy is steamy Zebra romance about an actress haunted by her past who meets an English Lord who heals he soul. 4 1/2 stars

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Link: The Evolution of Romance at Harlequin

The Evolution of Harlequin romances. Chris Lambie at saltwire.com addresses “How Harlequin Romances Got Spicier.” A study of 500 books found the covers and books got sexier as time passed. Still, younger readers view them as books grandma would read, despite their changes.

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Category Romance Review: Night Shift by Nora Roberts

Silhouette Intimate Moments #365 Nora Roberts Night Shift Cilla is a radio host with a stalker. Boyd is the police officer determined to stop him from hurting the woman he loves. 4 stars

Night Shift

Updates #4

It’s hard to believe this vintage romance blog is only a month old, as it’s taken up so much of my time trying to put it together. Besides researching authors, publishing houses, and cover artists, I’ve been reviewing books and tweaking the site to make it more user-friendly with plenty of links and additions to the menu.

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Category Romance Review: Carnival by Jenna Ryan

The setting of Carnival, a Harlequin Intrigue by Jenna Ryan, is the dark, dreary English moors. It’s a well-plotted romantic suspense book that will keep you on your toes. 3 stars

carnival by jenna ryan

A Closer Look At: Roger Kastel

Roger Kastel may not be as noted for his romance cover art as most of the other illustrators I’ve highlighted, but to ignore his artwork would be a shame. Although Kastel created a vast catalog of pulp fiction artwork, as well as romance covers, his biggest claim to fame is his work on movie posters, notably Jaws and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

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Covers of the Week #2

Happy April! For the week of April 19 to April 25, these are my picks for stunning covers to gaze upon!

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