Dear Ms. Giles: This is a Young Adult book and I know that some YA books are marketed to 12 years or older, but I would only deem it appropriate for kids aged 15 or older because of the dark overtones. This book’s centerpiece is the suicide of David Kyle. ... more >
Dear Ms Owens Malek, Are you still writing? I hope so but haven’t seen anything new from you in ages. You’ve got me worried. I guess until I learn otherwise, I’ll have to just keep re-reading your OOP books. This is a dual ‘against all odds’ romance. Two sisters love ... more >
Dear Ms. Copeland: Here’s the deal. At the end of Undressing Mercy, there was an excerpt from “after hours”. It looked kind of interesting. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until the end of the first story that I realized this was an anthology. Fuckity fuck. Night Moves. Brendan Jordan is normally the ... more >
Dear Ms. Michaels, Most of your books have worked for me on some level. Some much better than others. When I saw a great review of “Everything’s Coming Up Rosie” I was psyched. I’d read 2 chapters of it before I saw a not so great review but I already ... more >
Fred Shapiro is the editor of The Yale Book of Quotations and he is seeking famous quotes from romance fiction. Let’s help. Dr. Shapiro’s email: fred dot shapiro at yale dot edu
Is it piling on to say that maybe time spent with a focus group on what romance readers really want may reverse this downward trend? Harlequin’s revenues were down $3.2 million in the first quarter excluding the impact of foreign exchange.