Welcome to First Page Sunday. Individual authors anonymously send a first page read and critiqued by the Dear Author community of authors, readers and industry others. Anyone is welcome to comment. You may comment anonymously. You can submit your own… more
This past week an author who writes young adult books as well as erotic romances posted a Kickstarter weeks after the release of her latest YA novel. The novel failed to have a strong buy-in from retailers and because of… more
Angel of Skye by May McGoldrick. $ .99 From the Jacket Copy: Winner of the Holt Medallion for Best Historical Romance From the wild shores of the Scotland’s Western Isles to the bloody fields of France to the glittering courts… more
Dear Ms. Gabaldon, It’s fair to say that reading Outlander however-many-years-ago was what turned me into a romance reader. I had had fitful encounters with the genre before, as a teen, but it was Outlander that made me OBSESSED with… more
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. $ 1.99 From the Jacket Copy: Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out….Maybe having… more
Dear Mr. Older, I have an uneasy relationship with urban fantasy. During the subgenre boom some years back, I dove headfirst and devoured everything I could get my hands on. It seemed like I couldn’t get enough of it. But… more
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Today we are hosting the April Dear Author Book Club pick: Love Irresistibly by Julie James. If you haven’t read Jayne’s A- review, take a gander here. The following is a Q&A with the author to prime our discussion pump. If… more
When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books… more