Zebra romance

Covers of the Week #13

For the week of July 5 to July 11, here are a few Walter Popp romance covers to appreciate. Walter Popp was a fantastic artist, part of the original pantheon of pulp genre masters who would later go on to create covers for Gothic, Regency, Historical romances, including bodice rippers and epics.

Smuggler's Lady

Historical Romance Review: Sweet Prairie Passion by Rosanne Bittner

This review is of Sweet Prairie Passion, book #1 in the “Savage Destiny” series by Rosanne Bittner. If you love books that will stir your emotions-good and bad-and leave one feeling as you’ve been on a roller coaster, books like Ms. Bittner’s Sweet Prairie Passion will be your jam. 5 stars

Savage-Destiny

Historical Romance Review: Sweet Fire by Jo Goodman

Sweet Fire by Jo Goodman is an action-packed romance filled with the requisite passion you’d look for in a Zebra Heartfire, but also adventure, murder mystery, and drama. 4 1/2 stars

sweet fire pino

Historical Romance Review: Kathleen’s Surrender by Nan Ryan

This review is based on the Zebra print version of the book published back in 1983. Kathleen’s Surrender by Nancy Henderson Ryan–known better these days as Nan Ryan–is without question one of the best, most emotional romance novels I’ve ever read. 5 stars

kathleeen's surrender nsn ryan

Historical Romance Review: Sweet Savage Heart by Janelle Taylor

Janelle Taylor’s Sweet Savage Heart, a Zebra Lovegram historical romance, begins in Dakota Territory, May 1867. It is here that an Oglala Indian maiden, Wild Wind, the heroine of the book, is troubled, for she is arguing with her brother, Lone Wolf, over her future. Bottom Line: Sweet Savage Heart is one of Janelle Taylor’s best books. 5 stars

sweetsavageheart

Historical Romance Review: Passion’s Web by Cassie Edwards

This review is of Passion’s Web by Cassie Edwards. There are books I’m glad I got through because I paid for them and can now resign them to the dustbin of history-literally and figuratively. Passion’s Web is one such book. 2 stars

passions web

Historical Romance Review: Beloved Enemy by Jane Feather

When my cat destroyed the cover of my edition of Jane Feather’s Beloved Enemy, chewing it to shreds, I lamented the loss. It was a pretty cover, although I cared nothing for the book. Beloved Enemy begins with an intriguing premise, then about 20 pages in, the annoying “insta-luv” trope rears its head. Everything goes downhill from there. 2 stars

beloved enemy jane feather

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

raven franco

Historical Romance Review: Texas Princess by Veronica Blake

Veronica Blake’s Texas Princess was a forgettable Zebra Heartfire. Tasmin is betrothed to the leader of her Roma tribe, a kind and handsome man. However, she falls for a gadjo cowboy drifter, Blayde and follows him across the West. 1 1/2 star

texas princess blake
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