Like many an AAR reader, I was a child repeatedly decried as “lost in a book.” I am a swift reader and, while growing up, read a book every two days. In 2019, I read 87 books (for the first time) and reread countless others. And, fortuitously, I lost myself in many. […]
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman. Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser. Stella Lane and Michael Phan. Naledi Smith and Thabiso Moshoeshoe. Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. Dominic Frey and Silas Mason.
Just to name a few.
Romance is rife with swoon-worthy couples, lovers whose union is literally the stuff that dreams are made of. […]
AAR no longer has the manpower to run our annual reader poll but we still want to know what you think! So, give us your 2019 choices for:
Best romance novel
Best secondary romance
Best debut romance novel
These are from books published in 2019. OK? Go!
the [email protected]: Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing in Romance–What are your thoughts?
It’s damn difficult to get numbers on what percentage of romance novels are self-published or traditionally published. One site, looking at Kindle sales only, posits these numbers: […]
Back in 2006 (!) we did a minipoll on favorite heroes in romance. 13 years ago, AAR readers picked, in order, Roark (In Death series), Jamie Fraser (Outlander series), Sebastian Ballister (Lord of Scoundrels), Derek Craven (Dreaming of You), Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice), Rupert Carsington (Mr. Impossible), Harry Braxton (As You Desire), Matthew Farrell (Paradise), Zsadist (Lover Awakened), and Beowulf Malloren (Malloren series). […]
the [email protected]: What’s the best/most interesting thing you’ve ever learned from a romance novel?
Yesterday, in the States, many of us joined friends and family for Thanksgiving. I host my large family every year and am usually too frenetic to be thankful for much until the meal is done, the dishes are washed, and my mom is making turkey stew which we freeze and then eat all year. But then, when the day is almost at its end, I do try and think about all that I am thankful for.
Somewhere on that list is always romance novels. […]
AAR readers routinely tell us they disagree with our takes on books. Over the years we’ve been told: