Welcome to the reinstatement of romancing the novel. This carnival is here to share with readers what others wish to highlight around the romance community. Today because appropriate submissions were short I’ve added some posts that I liked. I hope you enjoy! Any feedback you have for improvements to this carnival would be most appreciated.
- Beth Fish Reads reviews Rumors by Anna Godbersen. Be careful, there’s spoilers.
- swapnil warang presents “Love Marriage” posted at Book Reviews. I wasn’t sure, if I should include this link in the carnival, but decided to as the reader picked it up thinking it was romance only to be fooled it should stay as a warning for others.
- Meghan of Medieval Bookworm reviews Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris. Have you read it?
- YAnnabe reviews An Abundance of Katherines written by John Green (one half of vlogbrothers on YouTube).
- I particularly loved this question and answer by Amarinda Jones at Smart Bitches.
When writing erotica, what do you think are the most important things to remember about reaching the audience?
Like any genre, make it realistic, make it doable, make it something a reader can identify with or dream of.
- Kassia at Romancing the Blog writes a very interesting in-depth article on The Digital Revolution, Goal One, Author Education. Why is RWA not behind the bandwagon?
- Dear Author came out with a list of Reader and Reviewer Online Don’ts. The list is pretty straightforward but it’s nice to have because there’s explanation of policy for reviewers/authors. In particular, I loved these two sentences:
Many authors and reviewers do view review copies as “free books”, but in truth it is not. It’s an exchange of services.
- Speaking of reviews Justine Larbalestier talks about the goodness of bad reviews.
On Genre and Subgenre
- A funny, if stinky list posted at Seduced by History of historical myths in romance…busted!
- Romantic Reads posts on the future of futuristics with a prize for someone who comments. Contest side ends June 5th.
- Night Owl Romance hosts Angela Cameron on Werewolves (not literally)… her thoughts.
- Cheryl St.John presents What is a hero? posted at Petticoats & Pistols, saying, “What is a Hero?”
In addition, I would like to send readers to the forum to help a reader remember a book title.
That concludes this carnival edition. If you have written or found an interesting article about romance novels, I do hope you will share by submitting to the next edition of romancing the novel. Use the carnival submission form for convenience and ease. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
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