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Midweek Minis: the RITAs, Part Two

The RITA nominees, the highest awards of distinction in romance fiction, are out. (The entire list is here.) We’ve reviewed many of the books nominated this year. (A list of all of our reviews with links is at the end of this post.) We’ve had a great response to our mini-reviews so I thought it would…

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Speaking of Audiobooks: Accessing Audiobooks Through Your Library

For years, I have wanted to write a column on borrowing library audiobooks. In my experience, “checking out an audiobook” from the library has been reserved for the occasional hard copy (cassettes or CDs). I haven’t really taken the time to figure out digital audiobook library borrowing. Oh, I tried about five years ago and…

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It’s the results of the AAR Annual Reader Poll!

Best 2014 Romance Novels Best Romance It Happened One Wedding, Julie James Best Contemporary Romance It Happened One Wedding, Julie James Best Romantic Suspense River Road, Jayne Ann Krentz Best Paranormal Romance Shield of Winter, Nalini Singh Best Romantic Science Fiction The Kraken King, Meljean Brook Best Romantic Fantasy Fiction The Winter King, C.L. Wilson…

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Speaking of Audiobooks: It’s Almost All Listening for Me These Days

Since I started listening to fictional audiobooks more than twelve years ago (I’ve lost track), I have continued to read print titles while listening to others. Even when I was only reading in print, as a rule, I read three books at a time since variety has always been important in my reading/listening. That meant…

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It’s the 20th Anniversary of Lord of Scoundrels!

AAR feels old! We can’t believe many of us first read Loretta Chase’s classic romance Lord of Scoundrels 20 years ago! We first reviewed the historical romance in 1997. The review was written by a reader who gave the book an A. In the review, she wrote: One of the greatest thrills about reading, for…

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