Poll

All the posts here contain a poll and some more than one!

Quiz: Which Type of Historical Romance Heroine Are You?

Quiz: Which Type of Historical Romance Heroine Are You?by Guest Blogger

Authors Grace Burrowes, Katie MacAlister, and Shana Galen would love to invite you to take their historical romance quiz. Below is the quiz written by the authors which asks readers if they are royalty, an operative, or a member of a retinue. #1 What word best describes you? a) effervescent b) nonconfrontational (mostly) c) stealthy […]

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Do You Listen to Music When You Read?

Do You Listen to Music When You Read?by Keira

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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If You Could Live in Any Period Setting and Fall in Love, When Would You Go?

If You Could Live in Any Period Setting and Fall in Love, When Would You Go?by Sandra Scholes

Guest Post by Sandra Scholes I am a lover of period romance novels, and I would like to say that I’m not fussy about what period novels I read, but I would be lying. The Regency period is as romantic as it gets for me; I like the setting, the architecture, the underlying passion that […]

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Dastardly and Dandy – The Wicked Highwayman – Why Do We Find Him So Appealing?

Dastardly and Dandy - The Wicked Highwayman - Why Do We Find Him So Appealing?by Sandra Scholes

Guest Post by Sandra Scholes The dandy Highwayman has been an elusive figure in popular culture. This 17th century figure cuts a dashing swath through romances and it’s easy to see why. For a lady, being out on her own (during daylight or night time hours) was fraught with some serious consequences. An opportunistic male […]

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My Favorite Tropes: Secret Baby!

My Favorite Tropes: Secret Baby!by Carla F.

Guest post by Carla F. Secret Baby! The phrase just screams for capitalization and an exclamation point. Of course, this plot is when a couple goes their separate ways without the hero knowing that the heroine is pregnant. (Sometimes the heroine doesn’t even know.) The couple could have been separated by war, controlling parents, a […]

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My Favorite Tropes: Marriage of Convenience

My Favorite Tropes: Marriage of Convenienceby Carla F.

Guest blog by Carla F. Merriam-Webster defines a trope as “a common or overused theme or device”. However, it seems to me that it can only be “overused” if it brings nothing new to distinguish itself from all the others. The one thing more satisfying than reading a romance is reading one that has your […]

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Do You Read a Book While at Work?

Do You Read a Book While at Work?by Keira

How many of you do this I wonder? I’m curious! If you do read at work, do you sensor your reading? For instance do you bring an ereader with you so you can read your romance or erotica without commentary from the peanut gallery? I bring an ereader or an actual book – and I’ll […]

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Poll: How Often Do You Read Book Reviews?

Poll: How Often Do You Read Book Reviews?by Keira

A lot of work goes into writing book reviews and I’m curious to know how often you read them. There’s a poll below to see where everybody falls. If you read lots of book reviews: What do you like best about them? Do you look for anything in particular in book reviews? What would help […]

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