AAR’s 2022 numbers for queer and AoC romances
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AAR’s 2022 numbers for queer and AoC romances

According to an oft cited study by the romance bookstore The Ripped Bodice, in 2022 12.3% of romances published last year were written by authors of color. For the last few years, I’ve shared AAR’s 2022 numbers for reviews of books written by non-white authors. (Note that these reviews are not limited to books published…

The Wayback on Wednesday: All About Romance Celebrates PRIDE 2018
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The Wayback on Wednesday: All About Romance Celebrates PRIDE 2018

LBGTQ+ PRIDE is celebrated in many countries throughout the world in June, and here at AAR, we’re doing our bit to celebrate the idea that Love is Love is Love and that romance is for everyone by choosing our favourite queer fiction and queer romances. We could all have chosen more than one (or two!),…

July TBR Challenge – Contemporary Romance
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July TBR Challenge – Contemporary Romance

Talk about an overwhelming prompt!  This month we are challenged to read a contemporary romance for the TBR Challenge, and that leaves readers with an embarrassment of riches as contemporaries have been in high supply for the past few years. I ended up choosing a sports romance which I had seen recommended on Twitter, and…

Ginn Hale on When Love is Magic: Finding the M/M Fantasy Romance That’s Just Right.

Ginn Hale on When Love is Magic: Finding the M/M Fantasy Romance That’s Just Right.

When it comes to the gay romance I like them best with at least a touch of magic; it can make for fascinating worlds and thrilling conflict. But sometimes it’s tough to find a book that’s just right. That’s when picking up an anthology is the perfect solution. So when I considered the selection of…

Avon Gale and Roan Parrish on Heart of the Steal (and a giveaway!)
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Avon Gale and Roan Parrish on Heart of the Steal (and a giveaway!)

The authors are giving away a copy of this ebook to two lucky AAR readers. Make a comment below to be entered in our drawing! Step 1. Brainstorming Roan: Heart of the Steal was born in a moving truck, on a hot as hell August day in the South. Well, that’s not entirely true—it had…

Avon Gale on queer representation in sports romance.
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Avon Gale on queer representation in sports romance.

Hi! I’m Avon Gale, and I’m here today to talk a little about queer representation in sports romance. As a queer person, and a writer of sports romance, this is obviously a subject near and dear to my heart. My series, Scoring Chances, is set amidst the lives of queer minor league hockey players and…

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