Blog Archive

Christmas Reading, Pt. 2

Yesterday I wrote about some of my favorite Christmas comedies, and now to my favorite redemption stories. A redemption story, in my book, is about a character who has misbehaved quite badly, usually hurting someone dreadfully,…

Christmas Reading, Pt. 1

Now is the time of the year to go to my shelves and pick out a book to curl on the sofa with. Not surprisingly, many of my choices for December are holiday romances. I treat…

And the Hits Just Keep on Coming…

It’s been reported at various locations across Romanceland that both Harpercollins (home of Avon) and Penguin have announced wage freezes.  From what I understand, HC originally announced a freeze through January, but it looks like the…

Random House Fallout is Hitting Fast

I heard a distressing tale this afternoon.  A published and very successful writer with an established and dedicated readership (let’s call her author Number One) met yesterday morning with her editor in New York. Everything was…

A Tribute to Linnea Sinclair and Sci-Fi Romance

Once a year, I pick up Linnea Sinclair’s Finders Keepers and devour it. It’s the first science fiction romance I ever read, and what an eye-opener it was! SF-wise, I come from Star Wars and Star…

Bad Economic News Extends to the Inspirational Market

The bad economic news that we’ve been hearing seems to be extending into the inspirational sector of the market as well. Publisher Thomas Nelson has announced that it is laying off 55 of its staff –…

Last of the Mohicans and Colonial Romance

A few weekends ago I was inspired to pull out the DVD of a movie that I love and watch often – Michael Mann’s 1992 version of The Last of the Mohicans. Though it barely resembles…

Amazon and Barnes and Noble Online Pricing: What’s Up With That?

If you haven’t heard by now, there was much outrage in Romanceland in the days before and during the Thanksgiving Day weekend. The issue? The Kindle price for Eloisa James’ When the Duke Returns was reported…

Eagerly Awaiting for January

AAR staff once again got a sneak peek at the romances on sale for January 2009.  This is what we are really looking forward to reading.  What about you? Title and Author Reviewer Marrying the Captain…