There are some brief points to address here about our vintage romance book blog. And yes, some of this is bragging. I’m so happy at the growth of Sweet Savage Flame and the little community we’re building here, so I hope you’ll share in my joy!
Welcome, Mary Anne
We have a new reviewer, Mary Anne Landers, aka “Arkansasannie.” Not only are her reviews fun to read, but she also brings with her information regarding vintage category romances that is outside my usual scope. I’ve learned quite a bit from her in the past few weeks and hope to learn even more.
Mary Anne’s Category Romance reviews are already the most viewed ones on this site, so let’s give her a hand! That tells me that people who come to this blog want reviews on old-school books they can’t find anywhere else, and we’re listening! I have to get my old Dell Candlelight Ecstasy Supremes out of storage and review them!
Remember, Mary Anne is also an up-and-coming author, so you might want to follow her on her Facebook page, Mary Anne Landers Facebook, for her latest updates! With her unique perspective on category romances and Blue Falcon’s in-depth reviews of Historicals, I’m very proud of our little group here.
Speaking of our masked superhero, I also have to show some appreciation to Blue Falcon, whose post on Midnight Captive, a must-read Zebra romance by Penelope Neri, is our highest-viewed Historical Romance review!
We’re Moving on Up
The good news is that we’re getting more monthly views. The number of unique viewers varies from day to day but remains more or less constant. Viewers are sticking around longer and searching multiple pages, so that’s always a plus.
While we’re just a small niche blog, we’re showing up on Google searches and ranking on lists.
On Feedspot‘s Top 100 Romance Book Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2021 list, we’re ranked at #20!
Feedspot is a blog aggregator, and they’ve paid me nothing to say this, but if you’re looking for a great blog/website aggregator, why not look into them?
Also, Sweet Savage Flame should be loading faster. I’m looking for some help maximizing speed at this site, so I had to remove my beloved Sweet Savage Flame header. This is who we are, and eventually, I’ll figure out a way to post this header without slowing down the pages!
Used Book Store
There’s now a STORE attached to this blog. I’m reducing my vast paperback and hardcover library by selling used books. I have many books to sell from multiple genres, including romance, science fiction, children’s books, and non-fiction. There are few doubles, so it’s first-come, first-serve if you find something you’d like to purchase from my vintage-and-not-so-vintage collection.
For example, the rare, out-of-print book Bliss by Judy Cuevas is available for $25, a fair price. We also have books like Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton romance, When He Was Wicked, for only $1. Many books are priced at only 50 cents. I am cleaning out my book collection, and there are thousands of books!
The conditions of the books range from excellent to acceptable for reading, and they are priced to sell. Shipping and handling is a default flat rate of $4 for Media Mail anywhere in the US for up to 10 books. If you wish for a faster method or to ship elsewhere, please send inquiries for the cost.
Financial Support for our Vintage Romance Book Blog
Donations are welcome to keep this site up and to run it. It’s getting so busy that I’d like to take on some part-time help, if at least to help with reviews!
If you’re feeling generous, you can support the podcast at Anchor – Jacqueline Diaz Romance Support.
You can support our site at Patreon. We have established tiers, which are being tweaked to best benefit your interests. Or you can make a one-time donation below:
If you have any recommendations or requests for reviews, please comment or email me at [email protected].
Thank you all so very much, and happy reading!