Celebrate World Book Day 2023 in style by reading some passionate and emotional romance novels set all over the world. We’ve got 10 great recommendations.
Tag: romance novels
The New Status Symbol for Bookworms: Collectible Paperbacks
Romance book collecting is not just about the words on the page but appreciating the genre’s history and cover art. For bibliophiles looking to elevate their library and show off their love of books, collecting paperbacks is the way to go.
Covers of the Week #99: Funny Covers with Animals
These hilarious-looking romance covers featuring animals are will tickle your funny bone. Our 99th installment of Covers of the Week is bound to make you smile.
Covers of the Week #97: April Fool’s Day
Happy April Fools Day! For this Covers of the Week, Sweet Savage Flame is showing off some parody clinch covers. Theme: April Fool’s Day Covers April Fools! It’s Saturday, April 1, so we’re releasing a special edition of Covers of the Week a little bit early. These aren’t real romance novels; they’re parody covers! Are…
Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish People I’d Like to Meet
For this Top Ten Tuesday Jacqueline Diaz lists ten bookish people she’d like to meet. Almost all her choices are relevant to the romance genre.
Hidden Gems & Crown Jewels: The Rise of Black Historical Romances in the 1990s
The rise of Black romance novels–especially historicals–provided a platform for diverse representation in a genre that had long ignored this socio-demographic. The last decade of the twentieth century was a time of great change and progress for African American fiction in general.
24 Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples & Friends to Enjoy
Whether you’re single or in a relationship, Valentine’s Day can be a fun day (or night). Here are 12 ways couples and 12 ways friends can appreciate this day dedicated to love together.
21 Old-School Cover Artists All Romance Readers Should Know
Sweet Savage Flame believes it’s essential to keep the memory of these skilled cover illustrators and their works alive. These 21 names are among the best romance cover artists to have designed clinch covers.
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?
Movies Based on Romance Novels, Part II: Best-Selling Authors
From the 1970s to the 1980s there would be a smattering of romance novels made into movies, some from Harlequin, Pocket Books, and other publishers. Here we look at four books that made it to the big screeen.
Author Spotlight: Robert Vaughan
Robert Vaughan may not be a big-name author, but he sold tens of millions of books in the 20th century under many names. His pseudonyms include Paula Fairman, K. C. McKenna, Paula Moore, Fancy DeWitt, Patricia Matthews, Jonathon Scofield, Lee Davis Willoughby, and Kit Dalton. Have you read any Robert Vaughan romances?
Most Expensive and/ or Hard to Find Out-of-Print Romances
We’ve compiled a list of some of the most difficult old-school romance novels to track down. Some of these books we’re lucky to have in our collection, others we once had and sold or lost (how foolish!). And finally, there are those we’d pay our weight in gold to have.
Celebrities on Romance Book Covers
Before they were famous, their faces were on book covers. While these celebrities appeared in various genres, we’re limiting our focus to romance. It’s always fun to track the career of the rich and famous to their humble beginnings, especially if they posed for clinches!
Movies Based on Romance Novels, Part I: Barbara Cartland
Considering the many romance novels published in the 20th century, it’s surprising how few of them were adapted for film or television. One exception is Barbara Cartland.
Stepback Covers Part II: The History of the Stepback
The history of stepback covers goes back to the early-to-mid-20th century. Bantam, Warner, and Pocket Books would be among the first paperback publishers to use this innovative cover design in the 1970s.