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Exclusive: Historical Hookups by Eileen Dreyer

Exclusive: Historical Hookups by Eileen Dreyer

In celebration of historical releases from Forever, they set up a group blog tour of their authors.  The task for the author was to create a 500-600 word short based on the criteria set out by the author’s fans.  We… more

Oh those Arrows

Oh those Arrows

  SPOILER NOTE:  In lieu of an AM review, I present to you everything you wanted to know about the Arrows in Nalini Singh’s Psy / Changeling series. This post will contains spoilers up to “Heart of Obsidian.”+ (If you… more

The Cross Dressing Duke by Anna Cowan

The Cross Dressing Duke by Anna Cowan

The Duke of Darlington is the hero of my debut novel Untamed. He spends most of the novel pretending to be a woman, wearing gorgeous masterpieces in embroidered silk with tight corsets and small hoops. Untamed is set in the… more

The Science of the Glom

The Science of the Glom

2012 was the year of Kristen Ashley for many romance readers.  Whether it was through The Golden Dynasty (recommended to me as Game of Thrones fan fiction) or Knight (the weirdly magnetic but hard to read book featuring the pimp… more

Guest Post by Karen Robards

Guest Post by Karen Robards

Sue Grimshaw, formerly of Borders and now an acquiring editor for Loveswept, emailed me and asked if we would be interested in having a guest post from Karen Robards. I said sure. Ms. Robards decided to share her inspiration for… more

Artifacts of a Regency Life

Artifacts of a Regency Life

  The find by Jo Beverly of the Almack’s Voucher on Flickr sent me searching out other photographic evidence of the Regency period.  There was something so visceral about the Almack’s voucher and I know having seen it, the image… more

First Reads by the Dear Author Crew

First Reads by the Dear Author Crew

I thought it would be fun if reminisced about our first romance read.  To prime the pump, so to speak, I asked the Dear Author crew to write up a small post about their first romance reads.  Share your own… more