Wayback on Wednesday: an interview with Meredith Duran
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Wayback on Wednesday: an interview with Meredith Duran

this column was originally published on June 9th, 2009 (and, man, we miss Duran) Three of AAR’s publishers are buzzing – literally – about Bound by Your Touch, Meredith Duran’s new historical novel to be released at the end of June. Here’s what Blythe had to say:  “For me, it’s all about the hero –…

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A guest post (and a giveaway) from Jodi Thomas

When I begin working on a new story I always do something I call “walking the land.”  I take a few weeks, or sometimes a few months and wander through museums, bookstores, old houses, cemeteries and the stories begin.  Since I’m doing books right now set on modern day ranches, I visit several, go to…

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Very Short Love Stories: #5WordRomanceNovel

Earlier this week, the Twitter hashtag #5WordRomanceNovel was trending. People took to the social media platform to try their hand at micro storytelling. The results were both sweet, funny, dirty, or downright self-promotion as many companies used the trend to push their brand. Such an abbreviated formatted let me see how different Twitter users viewed…

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Speaking of Audiobooks: A BIG May Multi-Audio Giveaway

The selection of exceptional romance audiobooks keeps improving and Spring of 2014 has proven that with old print favorites released as new audiobooks and much-loved authors simultaneously releasing their new books in print and audio format while a number of newer authors (especially New Adult) have become instant hits. This spring, Tantor Audio’s romance offerings…

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Books With Buzz: Grace Burrowes – and an ereader giveaway!

Many historical romance readers know Grace Burrowes as the very prolific author of European historicals, many of which have been enjoyed by our reviewers and readers. Darius received a DIK review here, and many of her other books and novellas have been well-received also. Burrowes’ latest release, Once Upon a Tartan takes readers to Scotland,…

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A New Look at a Childhood Favorite: Pimento Cheese

Growing up one of my mother’s favorite snacks was pimento cheese. Perhaps it’s because we lived in the north (I’ve since learned it’s a longtime southern favorite), but she never made her own. Instead, she bought this small jarred version of pimento cheese. For a special treat for all of us, she’d put tiny squares…

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Sherry Thomas Book Celebration and ARC Giveaway (Contest Closed)

Since Sherry Thomas first burst onto the scene in 2008 her reputation has grown as one of the most literate and lush writers of romance. Now, after a wait of two years (during which Sherry switched publishers), readers are about to delight in a new book by the author when Beguiling the Beauty, the first…

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Speaking of Audiobooks: Giveaway Plus Author and Narrator Interviews (Giveaway Closed)

When I discovered that Tantor was set to release Jennifer Ashley’s The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie on March 26th, I enthusiastically shared the news far and wide.  Published in 2009, it’s a favorite among romance readers winning Best Romance of 2009 in AAR’s Annual Reader Poll and ranking #10 in AAR’s 2010 Top 100…

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Books with Buzz: Lisa Kleypas Interview and 10-Book Giveaway (Contest Closed)

At long, long last after a draught of one solid year without a book from Lisa Kleypas, her loyal readers catch a break at last when Rainshadow Road is finally released on Tuesday, February 28th.   To celebrate, we’ve got Lisa herself to answer a few questions and she doesn’t come empty handed.  Lisa has…

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