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Jayne’s Best of 2014
REVIEW:  Off Campus by Amy Jo Cousins
Kati’s Best Reads of 2014
REVIEW:  Transcendence by Shay Savage
REVIEW:  Touched by Darkness by Catherine Spangler
REVIEW:  Zodiac by Romina Russell

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Friday News: upcoming romance conference, fake memoir pulled, sexist internet comments, and Kickstarter’s trends

Friday News: upcoming romance conference, fake memoir pulled, sexist internet comments,...

Library to Host Conference, “What Is Love? Romance Fiction in the Digital Age,” Feb. 10-11 – Next month Harlequin will be sponsoring a conference on Romance at the Library of Congress. Conference program and registration information can be found here…. more

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The Curious Case of Ellora’s Cave

The Curious Case of Ellora’s Cave

Long before there was the Kindle, long before self publishing, long before the emergence of Fifty Shades, a digital first publisher by the name of Ellora’s Cave began to deliver sexy reads that would transform the face of romance publishing…. more

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