Happy Holidays, AAR readers! My name is Debbie Baldwin, and I am the author of the Bishop Security romantic suspense series. The first novel, False Front, is currently available in print and e-book at all major online booksellers. Book Two, Illicit Intent, will hit the virtual shelves in December. […]
Black Friday is here and many of you will shop on Amazon. If you do, please consider using the AAR link. As you probably know, AAR gets 4% of certain of your purchases (gift cards, Amazon Pantry, and a few other departments are excluded.) Our Amazon revenue is our number one source of site support. […]
But many of you weren’t wowed with your options and said there were other books, not on the list, you loved more. […]
Have you been reading more in 2020?
Because of coronavirus and the lockdowns, we’re spending more time at home than we’re used to.
For many people, it was the perfect opportunity to dive into some great books.
Global English Editing wanted to find out exactly how the world’s reading habits stacked up in 2020 versus previous years. […]
It’s always an experience to read Vintage AAR. This article by Paula Detmer Riggs on writing taboo subjects is especially thought-provoking. She wrote about the hero of her book, Her Secret, His Child, a book she published in 1995 and we gave a DIK to in 1998.
Years ago, her hero–and he is her hero–date-raped the heroine. Riggs writes:
The hero I love is imperfect in some terrible way. He’s an all too-human soul who’s driven by inner demons far more deadly and cruel than any serial killer or evil empire or double-agent. A man, who, because of a mistake in judgment or action, had done a terrible wrong to an innocent victim, and if that victim is our heroine, so much the better.
She knows her choice is controversial. To her critics, she replies:
Why was it written? […]
The final round in the Goodreads Choice Awards is up and, guess what guys, it does not include AAR’s most recent winner which, with 16 of the 61 votes cast, was Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews. (Your second choice was A Rogue of One’s Own–12 votes–followed by Spoiler Alert–9 votes.) There are now ten choices, one of which will be the Goodreads’ Readers Choice Romance of the Year. […]
Today is the last day of the semi-final round in the Goodreads Choice Awards and they’ve added books nominated by readers.
In our survey, based on the choices in the first round, you picked Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall (15 votes) followed by A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore (11 votes). (This is out of 70 votes.) […]
“The naming of cats is a difficult matter’ – T.S. Eliot
At what point do fictional characters get a name? Generally, it’s when they have to be identified in order to make it clear who another character is talking to, or who is speaking, or who is doing something.
How a name is assigned is a Process. Mine has evolved a little. […]