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About Janine

Janine Ballard loves well-paced, character driven novels in historical romance, fantasy, YA, and the occasional outlier genre. Recent examples include novels by Katherine Addison, Meljean Brook, Kristin Cashore, Cecilia Grant, Rachel Hartman, Ann Leckie, Jeannie Lin, Rose Lerner, Courtney Milan, Miranda Neville, and Nalini Singh. Janine also writes fiction. Her critique partners are Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran and Bettie Sharpe. Her erotic short story, “Kiss of Life,” appears in the Berkley anthology AGONY/ECSTASY under the pen name Lily Daniels. You can email Janine at janineballard at gmail dot com or find her on Twitter @janine_ballard.

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REVIEW:  When Love Isn’t Enough by Kathleen Gilles Seidel

REVIEW: When Love Isn’t Enough by Kathleen Gilles Seidel

Dear Ms. Seidel, Your out of print 1984 novel, When Love Isn’t Enough (Harlequin American Romance #80), opens when three men return to the DC area from Texas, where they’ve been spending time on behalf of their legal firm. All… more