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I'm a history geek and educator, and I've lived in five different countries in North America, Asia, and Europe. In addition to the usual subgenres, I'm partial to YA, Sci-fi/Fantasy, and graphic novels. I love to cook.
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Caroline
Russomanno
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<p><a href=" https://www.amazon.com/Frederica-brilliant-Regency-romance-Romances/dp/1402214766/allaboutromance" ;><strong>Frederica</strong> by Georgette Heyer</a></p>

<p>Contemp:&nbsp;<a href=" https://www.amazon.com/Again-Hometown-Memories-Book-4-ebook/dp/B00XCSOW0Q/allaboutromance" ;><strong>Again</strong> - Kathleen Gilles Seidel</a>, <a href=" https://www.amazon.com/Welcome-Temptation-Dempsey-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00403MNZS/allaboutromance" ;><strong>Welcome to Temptation</strong> - Jennifer Crusie</a></p>
<p>Historical:&nbsp;<a href=" https://www.amazon.com/Unclaimed-Turner-Book-Courtney-Milan-ebook/dp/B00KUYCF0O/allaboutromance" ;><strong>Unclaimed</strong> - Courtney Milan</a>, <a href=" http://www.amazon.com/Carla-Kelly/e/B000AP8UPW/allaboutromance" ;>just about any regency by Carla Kelly</a></p>
<p>YA:&nbsp;<a href=" https://www.amazon.com/Anna-French-Kiss-Stephanie-Perkins-ebook/dp/B0046ECFRM/allaboutromance" ;><strong>Anna and the French Kiss</strong> - Stephanie Perkin</a></p>
<p>SF/Fant:&nbsp;<a href=" https://www.amazon.com/Games-Command-Linnea-Sinclair-ebook/dp/B000OI0G8E/allaboutromance" ;><strong>Games of Command</strong> - Linnea Sinclair</a>, <a href=" https://www.amazon.com/Dragonflight-Pern-Book-Anne-McCaffrey-ebook/dp/B000FBFOCI/allaboutromance" ;><strong>Dragonflight</strong> - Anne McCaffrey</a></p>
<p>Graphic Novel:&nbsp;<a href=" https://www.amazon.com/Tramps-Like-Us-Vol-1/dp/159532139X/allaboutromance" ;><strong>Tramps Like Us</strong> - Yayoi Ogawa</a></p>

<p>SF:&nbsp;<a href=" https://www.amazon.com/Warriors-Apprentice-Vorkosigan-Saga-Book-ebook/dp/B005DNGSUU/allaboutromance" ;>The <strong>Miles Vorkosigan</strong> books - Lois McMaster Bujold</a></p>
<p>Fant:&nbsp;<a href=" https://www.amazon.com/Tiffany-Aching-Complete-Collection-Books-ebook/dp/B013PKIRZQ/allaboutromance" ;>The <strong>Tiffany Aching</strong> series - Terry Pratchett</a></p>
<p>Myst:&nbsp;<a href=" https://www.amazon.com/Daughter-Time-Inspector-Alan-Grant-ebook/dp/B00AB194RS/allaboutromance" ;><strong>The Daughter of Time</strong> - Josephine Tey</a></p>
<p>Hist:&nbsp;<a href=" https://www.amazon.com/Only-Call-Us-Faithful-Underground-ebook/dp/B008MYX4OU/allaboutromance" ;><strong>Only Call Us Faithful</strong> - Marie Jakober</a></p>
<p>Children's: <a href=" https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Garden-Frances-Hodgson-Burnett-ebook/dp/B0083Z614S/allaboutromance" ;><strong>The Secret Garden</strong> - Frances Hodgson Burnett</a></p>

<div>Detailed settings (contemporary, historical, or imaginary), sexy banter, "good guy" heroes, genius heroes, intelligent and competent heroines, intricate plots, drawn-out sexual tension, relationships based on cooperation and respect, characters with a sense of humor and laugh-out-loud scenes.</div>

<p>Any conflict which could be resolved by a five minute honest conversation, emotionally abusive heroes and their doormat heroines, authors who conflate rude/violent heroines with strong heroines.</p>

<p>Favorite classic:&nbsp;<a href=" https://www.amazon.com/Jane-Illustrated-Formatted-Specifically-Kindle-ebook/dp/B003XNTEOE/allaboutromance" ; target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl=" https://www.google.com/url?hl=en& ;amp;q= https://www.amazon.com/Jane-Illustrated-Formatted-Specifically-Kindle-ebook/dp/B003XNTEOE/allaboutromance& ;amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1468341307696000&amp;usg=AFQjCNE1IDlJTp7XjmX-nr8UCGF5ffM41w">Jane Eyre&nbsp;</a>(and my favorite adaptation is the&nbsp;<a href=" https://www.amazon.com/Masterpiece-Theatre-Jane-Ruth-Wilson/dp/B000LPQ6DE/allaboutromance" ; target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl=" https://www.google.com/url?hl=en& ;amp;q= https://www.amazon.com/Masterpiece-Theatre-Jane-Ruth-Wilson/dp/B000LPQ6DE/allaboutromance& ;amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1468341307697000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHOGS3WcvzFVeVDJWtChDeZmdnC1w">2006 Ruth Wilson/Toby Stephens</a>)</p>
<p>Guilty pleasure:&nbsp;<a href=" https://www.amazon.com/Eden-Burning-Elizabeth-Lowell-ebook/dp/B000FC11JM/allaboutromance" ; target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl=" https://www.google.com/url?hl=en& ;amp;q= https://www.amazon.com/Eden-Burning-Elizabeth-Lowell-ebook/dp/B000FC11JM/allaboutromance& ;amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1468341307697000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEqU9Vlc7pAMT5g6YpP6-Qj2PCmcw">Eden Burning by Elizabeth Lowell</a></p>
<p>Favorite couple:&nbsp;Han Solo and Princess Leia (and I deny The Force Awakens with every fiber of my being).</p>