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What Makes a Hero Sexy?

What Makes a Hero Sexy?by Keira G

“The hero is sexy,” or some variation, I see a lot when reading reviews. I’m guilty of the same. It got me thinking. What makes a hero sexy? It’s really hard to pigeon-hole as there are many characteristics that can make a hero sexy. Here’s a list of what I came up with: The White […]

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Kate Quinn’s Top Ten Heroes

Kate Quinn's Top Ten Heroesby Guest Blogger

Guest Blog by Kate Quinn, author of The Lion and the Rose (A Novel of the Borgias) Any book-loving gal has a list of fictional boyfriends—they get us through lonely Valentine’s Days, bad break-ups, and countless daydreams. And if you’re a historical fiction buff like me (I was reading it long before I was writing […]

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Do You Listen to Music When You Read?

Do You Listen to Music When You Read?by Keira G

I’m not a person generally inclined to play music while I read for pleasure. I find that it’s distracting and can pull me from the middle of a good book – either because I want to sing along or because commercials came on and are aggravating. Now when I do read for work or blogging, […]

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You Don’t Need Great Vision to Spot a Great Catch

You Don’t Need Great Vision to Spot a Great Catchby Keira G

I’ve always been a fan of bespectacled heroines and blind heroes. Their circumstances create instant empathy in me as a reader. In the historical genre, there is a trend in how each character type pans out at the end of the story. For example, I fully expect hilarious hijinks in the case of the heroine […]

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Fall in Love with these Beastly Heroes

Fall in Love with these Beastly Heroesby Keira G

I don’t know about you, but I grew up on Beauty and the Beast, and to-date it is still my favorite Disney cartoon. I love Belle’s quiet grace and inherent sweetness, not to mention she doesn’t flinch at the unexpected, like talking objects. She knows when her imagination is caught up in a book and […]

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Three Reasons Why Dating During the Regency Period is Like Dating Today – But Sexier

Three Reasons Why Dating During the Regency Period is Like Dating Today – But Sexierby Keira G

One of the many reasons I like reading Regency romances, is how dating is portrayed. It’s courtly. Upon closer examination though, I find there isn’t that much difference between dating back then and dating today. It just sounds sexier. Here are three areas dating is the same, but where I still think Regency dating habits […]

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What’s In A Name? Funny Character Names in Romance Novels

What’s In A Name? Funny Character Names in Romance Novelsby Sandra Scholes

Guest blog by Sandra Scholes A male friend of mine once met me at a discreet corner of Waterstones book store. While I browsed the romance section, watching me reading the blurb on the back cover – he snatched it from me, read it and started to laugh while people passed us by, probably thinking […]

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The Man the Heroine Abandons and Why

The Man the Heroine Abandons and Whyby Sandra Scholes

Guest blog by Sandra Scholes You’ve read about these poor schmucks in countless romance novels. You know the ones. The man who the heroine has been dating for a while before the new beau comes into her life. She had an interest in him before the hero came along, but now she doesn’t, let’s call […]

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