Through more than twenty years of All About Romance’s reviews, AAR’s readers have visited, read our posts, and commented on the reviews, blogs, and message boards. And over the years, as AAR staff, we have gotten to know some of you. However, we would love to get to know all of you better. […]
Here, as promised, is Part Two of our latest AAR Loves… list, this time of romances featuring characters living with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses (Part One can be found HERE.) It’s by no means an exhaustive list (nor is it meant to be), but as AAR’s Disabilities in Romance Special Titles List was last updated in 2013, we decided it was time for an update and for us to draw your attention to some of our favourite romances in this category that have been published since then. […]
I love to travel. I’m fortunate to have summers off and that my husband travels nearly every week for work (well, that’s unfortunate) accruing thousands of flight and hotel points for our family to use to get away. As a voracious romance reader, I always have too many books in my TBR at any time, and I often read what I hope to review. But summer/travel reading is different! […]
AAR’s Disabilities in Romance Special Titles List was last updated in 2013, and a lot of amazing books featuring disabled or chronically ill protagonists have been published or added to our database since then. We wanted to shout out some of our favorites, so welcome to the latest AAR Loves… and this one is a loooong list, so look out for part two soon! […]
Last year, when AAR published its latest Top 100 Romances List, many got furious at us for doing so in a way that didn’t encourage diverse romance. We took those criticisms to heart and our final list was indeed more diverse than any of the others that had come before it. However, the anger towards AAR, me (its Publisher), and its dedicated all-volunteer staff took on a life of its own on Twitter. For weeks, thread after thread attacked AAR and its staff, often in personal and, in my opinion, unreasonable ways.
At the height of this, someone I’ve never met screenshot a series of posts I’d made defending our staff, made them into a PowerPoint presentation, and presented them at a conference. At that point, I made my Twitter profile closed to all but people I knew well–I’ve since opened it back up to the public–and have been very guarded […]
Romance Writers of America (RWA), the trade association for published and aspiring romance fiction authors, announced the winners of the 2019 RITA® Awards on Friday, July 26, at a black-tie awards ceremony at its 39th Annual Conference in New York New York. The evening was hosted by Sarah MacLean and was notable for its celebration of diversity within the genre. The entire ceremony can be seen here. RWA has also compiled a stellar list of Trailblazing romances that may be seen here.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Luck with That comes a new novel about a blue-blood grandmother and her black-sheep granddaughter who discover they are truly two sides of the same coin. […]
How’s your summer reading shaping up? If you’re looking for something new to read, AAR staffers have combed through the lists of new releases to find the books we think are the best bets for the coming weeks. […]
Talk about an overwhelming prompt! This month we are challenged to read a contemporary romance for the TBR Challenge, and that leaves readers with an embarrassment of riches as contemporaries have been in high supply for the past few years. I ended up choosing a sports romance which I had seen recommended on Twitter, and Caz went with an m/m contemporary that turned out to be a winner as well. […]
Previously on the blog, AAR’s Kristen wrote about how many different corners of Romancelandia there are, and how there seems to be less and less overlap in the “must-reads” and canonical works of each corner. There’s Amazon best-seller Romancelandia, Twitter Romancelandia, Goodreads Romancelandia, and blog circles that overlap to varying degrees, just to name some of the biggest players. With all of these places, and a world in which reading time is unfortunately and totally unfairly finite, where do our reviewers look for buzz? How do reviewers pick the books that end up on our review database? […]