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? […]
This month the TBR Reading Challenge prompt invited us all to dive into our series reads. While Caz used this month to catch up on a series by an author she’s enjoyed, Lynn decided to jump into a new-to-her series because she was craving an angsty historical. And fortunately for both of us, the books we chose delivered. What series are you all enjoying now? […]
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. […]
I have to admit, it was my love of the fairy tale romance between Prince William and Kate Middleton that prompted me to vote for London when my now husband asked where I might want to go on our first overseas trip together. There was so much more once we arrived that helped to mold a permanent place in my heart for London and inspire me to write my latest romantic comedy. […]