Cheap, Cheerful, and Chaste – Regencies from Joyce Alec

Although my eReader of choice is Kobo, I have the Kindle app on my phone. I have my phone with me when busing (and ferrying) about town, so I do most of my reading on that. When I finish a book, suggestions for something similar are right there. Buy Now With 1-click is a terrible …

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Romance One Update: A Better Hero

  Some months ago I published a few excerpts from the draft of my romance novel, Romance One, and asked for comments. Thanks again to all who commented here, by email, and on Facebook. I also submitted a portion of it for a writing class, and discussed it at a writers' retreat. Now I am working …

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Love on Ice: Game Changer

Game Changer is a new release from Carina Press, an ebook imprint of Harlequin, and the debut novel from Rachel Reid. Scott is the captain of an NHL team. He's off his game, but one morning he tries a fruit smoothie from the cute Kip, and that night he returns to top form. He credits …

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More Alward Cowboys: Crooked Valley Ranch

Several years ago I read (and loved) The Cowboy's Homecoming, third book in the Crooked Valley Ranch series. In my review, I praised both the story and the series. Now I've finally read the first two: The Cowboy's Christmas Gift, and The Cowboy's Valentine. The Cowboy's Christmas Gift has a slightly misleading title. Duke isn't …

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Love and Lust: Welcome to Sea Port

Welcome to Sea Port is a series from Katrina Jackson. I read the first three: From Scratch, Inheritance, and Small Town Secrets. The series features mostly Black characters, and a variety of relationships: From Scratch is a threesome (MMF), Inheritance is male-female couple, and Secrets is two women. Sea Port is a small, remote, and …

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It’s all taken care of: The Marriage Pact

The Marriage Pact, Wendy Sotis, 2018 Several years ago, Sotis started writing Austen fan fiction, and has published many variations of Elizabeth and Darcy's relationship, with more promised, but The Marriage Pact is an original Regency romance. James and Celia have been friends for years, due to connections between their families, and as the story …

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More or Less Contemporary Reads

Now that I'm all caught up reviewing my historical reads, here's what else I've been reading. An assortment of contemporaries, with a little suspense, erotica, a sweet, and even a romantic threesome. Tell Me No Lies, Kathryn Shay, Harlequin Super Romance, 2006 Cease Fire, Janie Crouch, Harlequin Intrigue, 2018 Mystery Date, Crystal Green, Harlequin Blaze, …

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Escape to the Past: The Rock Creek Six

After several years of reading romance novels, I've narrowed my preferred romance story type for reading and writing: Contemporary tales featuring ordinary people, with strengths, flaws, and pasts, who are happy on their own, but find another person who helps them grow. I've enjoyed other types - paranormals, millionaire, billionaire, suspense, and so on - …

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Sharing Something about Shoes

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. From tech to fetish, shoes in fairy tales are a mark of status The glass slippers in Disney’s 2015 film version of Cinderella. Allison Shearmur Productions, Beagle Pug Films, Genre FilmsRebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario, Monash University Fairy tales have …

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