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We Take a Roman Holiday with Ruthie Knox: The Finale

BY , MARCH 25, 2014 | PERMALINK

Well, dear readers. It's finally here. The finale to contemporary romance star Ruthie Knox's serialization, Roman Holiday. We'll be honest, the three-month break between halves was tough. (We recapped the first half, starting here.) As romance fans, we want our HEA, and we want it now. Having to wait several months, while we read a bunch of other great books, made us forget why we loved Ashley, why we wanted Roman to come out of his shell. But we're happy to report that once the second half of Roman Holiday gets rolling (pun intended, and also, it's being released in one big chunk, so no more waiting, yay!), it's a really lovely, wonderful romance. How much did we like it? Let us count the ways!

The Cover of Roman Holiday: The Adventure Continues

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Into the Archives with Kristan Higgins

BY , MARCH 24, 2014 | PERMALINK

In the mood for a fun and flirty contemporary romance? (This is us every day.) Good news, there’s a new Kristan Higgins romance out this week, Waiting on You! Kristin’s written so many great romances, we forced her to pick her top five favorites. We apologize to your ever-growing TBR pile. Ready to go … Into the Archives … with Kristan? Let’s do it!

The cover of Too Good to be True

1. Too Good To Be True

What I love about Too Good is the commitment Grace has to her imaginary boyfriend. Oh, come on! We’ve all done it! But Grace really goes the extra mile, especially when the gorgeous ex-con moves in next door. 

2. My One and Only

The title says it all—Harper and Nick are made for each other, no matter how much they have may have screwed things up way back when. These two circle each other like feral cats, and I absolutely adore their razor-sharp, lightning-fast dialogue.


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Small-Town Romance, Historical Style: Julie Anne Long Talks Pennyroyal Green

BY , MARCH 24, 2014 | PERMALINK

Do you have your calendar blocked off for tomorrow because there’s a new Pennyroyal Green book coming out from Julie Anne Long? Then we have just the blog post to tide you over til release day! In celebration of Between the Devil and Ian Eversea, we got the dirt from Julie on the series — and Olivia’s story.

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Fans of your Pennyroyal Green series — including, ahem, us — have been waiting for Olivia and Lyon's story. Give us some dirt!

I swear, I have the loveliest readers in the world. It's thrilling to know how much they care about Olivia and Lyon—I truly never anticipated how MUCH they would care, and it's wonderful. Readers of the series know that Lyon's Redmond's disappearance (allegedly because Olivia Eversea broke his heart), stirs up the centuries long enmity between the Redmonds and Eversea, as well as revives the well-known curse about the Everseas and the Redmonds: that an Eversea and Redmond are destined to fall in love once per generation, with disastrous consequences.


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Public Displays Of Romance - Week 3

BY , MARCH 21, 2014 | PERMALINK


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Friday Free for All: Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street Brides

BY , MARCH 21, 2014 | PERMALINK

Blossom Street Brides cover

Hey, hey everybody! It's Friday! Are you as excited as we are? We sure hope so. Today we've got a great giveaway for you, from one of the nicest ladies in publishing (it's true!) Debbie Macomber! Debbie's got a new Blossom Street title out next week, Blossom Street Brides. It's the story of three women, whose lives intersect as they each reach a personal crossroad. Lauren's boyfriend constantly prioritizes work ahead of her. Bethanne's having trouble in her marriage, and Lydia's yarn shop is struggling. Want to give it a try? Enter our giveaway below to win one of five copies! (U.S. residents only.) Good luck, and have an awesome weekend. Thanks for spending your week with us!

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New Publisher Alert: ReShonda Tate Billingsley & Victoria Christopher Murray's Brown Girls Publishing

BY , MARCH 20, 2014 | PERMALINK

The business of publishing is always fascinating, especially in this digital age we find ourselves living in. A new development we’re excited about is the creation of Brown Girls Publishing, run by bestselling authors ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray. We wanted to know more about this new venture, and the ladies were kind enough to oblige.

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The cover of Open Door Marriage

Why did you decide to start Brown Girls Publishing?

Our motivation for creating Brown Girls Publishing was the fact that there are so many talented authors who for various reasons, don’t have a publishing deal, or aren’t able to write in genres that are near and dear to them. We also saw an opportunity to introduce some fresh voices in a market where so many genres have become formulaic and repetitive.

Tell us about some of your recent and upcoming releases, and why you decided to publish them?


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Looking for Heathcliff: The Best Villainous "Heroes"

BY Cyndy Aleo, MARCH 18, 2014 | PERMALINK

First came Emily Bronte's Heathcliff. Poor, uncouth, involved in what is one of the most dysfunctional relationships in history, he's not above kidnapping the daughter of his deceased lover (who married someone else because Heathcliff wasn't rich enough) in order to encourage a relationship that would allow him to gain more wealth and property.

The cover of Lothaire by Kresley Cole


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Exclusive Excerpt: Kristen Ashley's THE GAMBLE

BY , MARCH 18, 2014 | PERMALINK

Have we got a treat for you! Close your blinds and angle your monitor away from your boss and get ready for some steaminess! Today, in celebration of Kristen Ashley's upcoming paperback release of The Gamble, we've got a super sexy excerpt starring Nina and Max. The Gamble, part of KA's Colorado Mountain series, is the story of Nina's timeout adventure gone awry, and how Holden Maxwell tries to save her from a whole lot more than a snowstorm. Ready for sexiness? We know we are! 

“I thought we were going to enjoy being alive, breathing and alone.” I reminded him.

“Yeah.”

“We’re not really doing that.”

“Nope.”

“Let’s move onto that phase of the evening,” I suggested.

His fingers curled around my shoulder and gave me a squeeze.

“Good idea,” he murmured.

“Do you want a beer?”

“No.”

“I can make some hot chocolate,” I offered.


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Magazine Extras: Jennifer Wilde On Shirlee Busbee From Issue Nine Of Romantic Times

BY , MARCH 18, 2014 | PERMALINK

What follows is an article written by Jennifer Wilde (aka Tom E. Huff) for his column "The Male Page" on the writing (and personal) life of romance legend Shirlee Busbee, as it appeared in the Spring #9, 1983 issue of Romantic Times magazine.

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Writers are, according to general belief, tempestuous, temperamental creatures full of odd quirks and charming eccentricities that set them apart from the common herd. Embued with a certain mystique and an aura of glamour by much of the reading public, they are undeniably a bit different — nice folks to visit, but you wouldn’t want to live with one.

THE BUSBEES AT HOME

What is it actually like to live with one of these exotic beings? Tough, I assure you. My friend Howard Busbee is an expert on the subject, and I might add that he looks considerably older and drinks far more than he did before his vivacious and engaging wife, Shirlee, gave up a stable, responsible job to become a full time writer of torrid historical romances.


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Your Lucky Day: Some Luck-filled Romances for your TBR

BY , MARCH 17, 2014 | PERMALINK

Happy St. Patrick's Day, dear readers! Are you celebrating with green beer? Some corned beef and cabbage? As always, our festivities mostly involve books, books and more books. So once you make it out of that crush of people at the bar, or finish up kissing the blarney stone, take a gander at our list of lucky reads to grant you good will all the way until next St. Patrick's Day. 

The original cover of THe Bad Luck Wedding Cake

Blind Luck Bride: This 2005 Harlequin American title from Laura Marie Altom tells the story of drunk, jilted Finn Riley, who bets that he'll be married within a week. So it's a good thing he soon runs into wedding dress-bedecked Lilly, who thinks Finn is her Marriage of Convenience groom. As luck would have it, wackiness ensues as they make their way to an HEA, ensuring a truly memorable read.


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