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The positive messages of romance novels

Another month of the year has gone by, and a terrible month it’s been, both for the world, and for me personally. So I’m especially glad this month to welcome the topic of our authors’ Round Robin, set by author Rhobin Lee Courtright. What messages do your books hold for your readers? I write –…… Continue reading The positive messages of romance novels

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#Respectromfic! In praise of romance, with ten of my favourite romantic novels of the year

It’s time for another post in praise of romantic fiction. If you’ve been following my blog for a while you might say, ‘Not another article explaining why romance novels are worthy of respect. Do we really need one?’ Sadly, it seems we still do! :( At the end of November, Andrew Holgate, literary editor of…… Continue reading #Respectromfic! In praise of romance, with ten of my favourite romantic novels of the year

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6 of my favourite romantic novels

This month our authors’ Round Robin question is one of the most difficult so far… What are your favourite books of all time, in your favourite genres? Vintage romance. Image courtesy of Pixabay What a question to have to answer! I have SO many favourite books, whittling down a list is like having to kill…… Continue reading 6 of my favourite romantic novels

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Why romance writers are “frittering their talents away” writing a predictable genre

Earlier this week an author colleague posted a link to a review of her latest novel. The reviewer was highly complimentary regarding the author’s writing skill, but he expressed deep disappointment that a writer of her ability was “frittering away her talents in a genre that didn’t deserve them” – ie romance novels. Boy meets girl, boy…… Continue reading Why romance writers are “frittering their talents away” writing a predictable genre