Why you shouldn’t EVER try to convince me your women’s fiction novel is romance
I’ve seen lots of misclassified books on Amazon lately. LOTS. OF. THEM. I don’t know if Amazon is shifting these books around erroneously, or if the authors/publishers are making mistakes, but whatever the case may be, I’m sick of it. I want to read romance novels. If I wanted to read women’s fiction, I’d go find some women’s fiction to read. There’s nothing wrong with women’s fiction, but it’s NOT romance.
I usually prefer my paranormal romance to feature vampires and shifters, but this year I thought, what the heck, let’s change it up a bit and recommend some ghost romance. I mean, ghosts need love too, right? At least Enzo did when he died on The Vampire Diaries...but I digress ... Anyhoo, here are some awesome ghost reads for your TBR pile. Enjoy!
Not too long ago, we posted about stuff that should be banned from paranormal romance novel covers. Now it’s time to focus on contemporaries, because they’re not without fault, either.
Disclaimer: Like I said in the PNR covers post, this is NOT intended to shame authors, and I’m not saying that these books aren’t great. Some of them I would highly recommend. These are just my opinions and personal preferences, and no one is the boss of me. So, if these books look good to you, you shouldn’t let my opinions keep you from reading them. End PSA.
What our favorite book boyfriends really want
I don’t know about you, but I get tired of romances written only in the first person from the heroine’s POV. I mean, my whole life is in the heroine’s perspective, first person. It’s nice to read a little romance from the male POV, you know? That said, here are some of my favorite romances that aren’t afraid to delve into the male brain. (In a non-surgical, non-psycho way, of course) Enjoy!
Guest post by author Eliot Grayson
Like superheroes, every romance reader has an origin story. Mine is pretty typical: I purloined my grandmother’s Harlequins as an adolescent and read them far into the night. I’m guessing I’m not alone!
We did a post awhile back about romance novel heroines who kick ass, and it was hugely popular. (As it should be) But I didn’t want to leave out the romance heroes who kick ass. There’s lots of them! These are guys you wouldn’t want to pick a fight with. Men who would fight—to the death—for their families, friends and the women they love. So, without further ado, here are the men of romance who kick the most ass (in our not-so-humble opinion). Enjoy!
This week marks the end of an era. On October 10, the first episode of the very last season (season 15) EVER of Supernatural will air on the CW. (Let’s all bow our heads for a moment of reverent silence) I’ve been a huge fan of the show since season 1, and despite a couple of minor missteps (*cough*Leviathans*cough), it’s been one hell of a road so far. (See, all you fans of the show will get that reference to the road so far. Everyone else...go watch the show. It’s on Netflix for crap’s sake. No excuses.)