You asked for us to let you know what’s on sale next month…. so here you go! We’re working on the format for this, so, feel free to give us suggestions in the comments!
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Harlequin is having their biggest sale ever.From October 18-25, all Harlequin category romance eBooks will be on-sale for just $1.99 each! There are over 18,000+ titles on sale.
That’s a lot of books and it’s hard to choose. So, we’re asking for recommendations. Tell us what are your favorite Harlequin category romances?
Sometimes you just don’t have the time to read a full-length book, yet you can’t face the prospect of not reading SOMETHING! An anthology of short stories or novellas can be just the thing to fill that gap; you can dip in and out whenever you feel like it and they can also be a useful way of introducing you to new authors. We asked AAR staffers to recommend some of their favourites.
Caz: I’m not the greatest fan of anthologies as in my experience, there tends to be a huge difference in quality and you end up buying a book of three or four stories for just one good one. Thankfully, with the advent of digital publishing, lots of authors who contribute to anthologies are later able to release their contributions singly, so it’s possible to just snap up the ones you wanted in the first place!
It’s a phrase we all know, an ideal we strive for in our own lives, and one we enjoy reading about again and again.
The promise of a happily ever after is what drew me into romance years ago, first as a reader, then as an author. The idea that obstacles can be overcome and happiness can be found gave me hope, not only for the characters I was reading about, but also hope for my own life. It still does today.
When I started reading romance novels, my husband had just taken a job back in my hometown, my life was uprooted from what I had known for the past few years, and we were staying with my parents until we could find our own home. This was when my mom, a librarian and life-long book lover, went blind and needed me more […]
We liked Marina Adair’s new contemporary Last Kiss of Summer. (Here’s our review.) Her publicist sent us an excerpt which, yes!, we are sharing with you.
Kennedy rested her elbows on the counter and leaned forward. “You cook, clean, and make house calls? Be still, my heart.”
“I aim to please.” He dried off his hands and brought two steaming mugs of coffee to the counter. “Which is why I was trying to be quiet, so you could get another few minutes of sleep, before I surprised you in bed.” He grinned. It was a wicked grin. “Again.”
Luke had done more than surprise her last night; he’d spoiled her for other men. Sure, he was an incredible lover, but it was the tender moments in between that made her nervous.
In another of our series of mini-reviews, AAR staffers Keira, Maria Rose, Rike and Sara share their thoughts about some of their recent reads. If you’ve read any of them, what did you think? And please feel free to share your recommendations with us.
The American Earl by Joan Wolf
Julia Marshall is the daughter of the Earl of Althorpe. Following her father’s rather gruesome death, she now has the burden of the house and the impoverished estate of Stoverton on her young shoulders as well as the future of her younger sister to worry about.
While Julia is struggling to make ends meet at Stoverton, the new earl has been informed of his fortune. He is an American from Salem and is enormously wealthy, but his wealth comes from a vast shipping business. To him, the earldom is a burden he doesn’t want, and he is reluctant to leave his business to travel all the way to England. Likewise, Julia can’t […]
August’s TBR Challenge prompt is “Kickin’ it old-school” and it’s a prompt I always enjoy as it gives me the opportunity to pick something from the TBR Pile of Doom, which still looms large next to the bed. I went for Tangled by Mary Balogh, a standalone title originally published in 1991 which features a somewhat unusual premise; one I haven’t read before although I’m sure this isn’t the only book to have made use of it. I see that the book has engendered very mixed reactions over the years, and although I can understand why, I enjoyed it, principally because Mary Balogh is so skilled at portraying the emotional lives of her characters in a way that makes them feel very real to the reader.
The book opens as Lady Rebecca Cardwell is saying a fond farewell to her husband, Julian, before he departs with his regiment for Malta, and then the Crimea. He is accompanied by his foster brother, David, Viscount Tavistock, whom she dislikes and blames for Julian’s joining the army. Julian is eagerly reassuring his anxious wife that he will be in no danger, and it’s clear that he is keen to be on his way and sees the whole thing as an adventure. […]
Am I crazy but does it feel like every romance novel published today is a part of a series? Almost every new book I pick up has a number after its title.
Is the standalone, single novel becoming extinct? I wonder if a book without a series will one day be a relic of the past similar to what happened to the landline telephone.
The death of the non-series novel might not feel like a big deal to everyone, but the series is starting to wreak havoc with my reading enjoyment. Am I whining? Probably. But I also think I have some valid grievances to address with authors and their publishers.
You (author and publisher) didn’t warn me there is a cliffhanger!
I did my due diligence. I read the book description and even downloaded a sample before buying it. There was no obvious hint that the story would not be resolved by page 289. Instead of an epilogue, I am given a teaser to the story to be continued in the book #X to […]
It’s somewhat serendipitous that my romance with Totally Bound, Finish What You Started, has come out around the same time as the print version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. My story, while neither a fantasy nor the final installment of a bestselling franchise, has fandoms like Harry Potter to thank. When we first meet Dash and Gabby, two actors who grew up on TV, they’ve wrapped up a series created to capitalize on the fantasy fandom boom…one about a school quite similar to Hogwarts. After a Vegas elopement, they celebrate their love and independence with plans to build on their respective careers.
Now, this is all in the first chapter, so naturally it doesn’t happen right away. There wouldn’t be a story if they didn’t have obstacles to overcome.
For Dash Gregory, though, a lost love isn’t the only problem in his life. Often we hear stories about the […]