Top 10 Love Lessons from Kick-Ass Heroines

Top 10 Love Lessons from Kick-Ass Heroinesby Keira G

Guest blog by Pema Donyo, author of The Innocent Assassins My upcoming release, THE INNOCENT ASSASSINS, features a former assassin serving undercover as a spy for the CIA. Along the way, she struggles with her feelings for the assassin organization’s next-in-command. To be honest, kick-ass heroines provide even better love lessons than traditional romance heroines. […]

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10 Key Elements to a Heartfelt Romance

10 Key Elements to a Heartfelt Romanceby Guest Blogger

Guest Blog by Dee Dee M. Scott, author of Sent From Heaven Thanks so much for having me on today. I write in many genres, but I have to say, other than writing thriller/horror my other favorite genre to write is Romance. I was a romance reader way before I was a romance writer. My […]

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Out of Your Reading “Comfort” Zone

Out of Your Reading “Comfort” Zoneby Keira G

If you’re like me, you have a list of things that you like and hate to read. Sometimes though, you come across a book that you should dislike emphatically because it hits on one major dislike or several minor dislikes… and yet, despite the book containing things you dislike to read you find yourself irresistibly […]

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Three Pet Peeves That Get My Goat

Three Pet Peeves That Get My Goatby Keira G

Many of us have pet peeves when it comes to our reading habits. There are certain things that when executed just about darn get our goat. For me, I have three pet peeves that really get my ire up; I wonder if you’ll agree. Contradictions – If a character has never roller-skated don’t make the […]

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The Allure of the Impossible Romantic Interest

The Allure of the Impossible Romantic Interestby Keira G

As is most often the case in a romance novel, one or both main characters is considered an impossible catch. Hero or heroine, this particular lead is often regarded as the cream of the crop, the tip of the top, and the best of the best. He’s the most eligible bachelor. She’s the rarest diamond […]

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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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