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Wednesday News: Kindle Scout releases 10 books, NBC to try video...

Will Amazon’s Kindle Scout democratize publishing? – Well, the first ten books chosen for publication through Kindle Scout were released yesterday. Three of the ten are classified as Romance: Royal Date by Sariah Wilson – Romance A Highland Knight’s Desire… more

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On Heroism in Romance

We speak routinely of heroes and heroines in Romance, but do we all share the same definition of those terms? For some, the protagonists of a genre Romance novel must act in ethically or morally upright ways to earn these… more


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