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Unusual Historicals: Best Bets for Oct. 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 22, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by Wendy the SuperLibrarian posted in best bets

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I can hardly believe it, but this month I surpassed my reading totals from 2017.  Don’t ask me how, because I feel like I’m currently mired in a hopeless slump. If it weren’t for audiobooks keeping me engaged during my daily commute I’d be in an even sadder state.  And that’s just, well, sad.  But even with the slump that still hasn’t kept me from browsing for new off-the-beaten path historicals.  Something other than Regency and Almack’s horrible lemonade.

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Guest Post: Rekindling Hope - A Charity Christmas Anthology to Benefit Planned Parenthood

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in guest post

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What follows is a guest post from historical romance author Eve Pendle and four others who are releasing a Christmas romance anthology to benefit Planned Parenthood this year. The anthology releases on November 1st and you can buy a copy for just $0.99 for a limited time!

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Mini-Reviews, Oct. 18, 2018 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2018 10:51:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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Three mini-reviews of three very different books: a paranormal novella, a contemporary romance, and the debut novel from Hank Green.

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Happy Birthday, Suzanne!

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2018 2:00:00 AM / by Margrethe Martin posted in guest post

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Hey, Suzanne,

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Review: Band Sinister, by KJ Charles

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 17, 2018 10:34:00 AM / by Ana Coqui posted in review

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KJ Charles newest novel is a sweet, tender, funny and unapologetically queer polyam romance. Readers of Heyer’s classic regencies will recognize Charles playful nods to Heyer’s style throughout the novel from its character types, distinctive slang and energetic resolution. Long-time Charles readers will find delight in the depth of characterization, her scene-stealing secondary characters and her complex emotional conflicts even if no one is gruesomely or mystically murdered.

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Sci-Fi Romance Best Bets October 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 16, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by Veronica Scott posted in best bets

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Veronica Scott is back to share another round of Sci-Fi Romance recommendations!

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Review: A Taste of Agapi, by Chris Ethan

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 15, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by Andrea Marks-Joseph posted in review

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A Taste of Agapi is a gay romance between two college students in Greece. Reading it felt like going on a summer abroad. It's a story filled with sweetness: Really wonderful, supportive friends! Comic book stores and superhero debates! So! Much! Coffee! (The Greeks all drink frappes all day every day, and hardly ever go to class. They spend alottt of time lounging around in cafes drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.) Really adorable welcoming-at-the-airport- Arrivals-gate scenes. Wonderful, loving, accepting responses to someone coming out (and no negative responses). Tent sex! (First time naked with another man, first time having sex at all tent sex!) Tired boys who haven't been sleeping finally getting rest together, and the sexual tension that ensues. There's also drinking games, drunken nights at a club, spin-the-bottle on a camping trip, and sooo much delicious Greek food!
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Review: Mr. Nice Guy, by Jennifer Miller and Jason Feifer

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 11, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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Spooky Romance: Best Bets for Halloween

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Amy Dittmeier posted in list

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I don’t think it’s surprising to know that Halloween is my favorite holiday (and sometimes fashion aesthetic). Spooky tales of necromancers, witches, and monsters are my jam! I am a huge horror fan, but I am also a scaredy cat. The right horror story will keep me up for weeks. Paranomal romance is a great way to indulge in some horror-like elements without the insomnia. I generally read a lot of paranormal romances, but I’ve amped up my TBR pile with tons of titles now that the leaves are falling. Here are some of my favorites for Halloween:

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The Reasons Your M/F Historical Romance Broke My Heart

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2018 10:27:05 AM / by Margrethe Martin posted in list

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Full confession: I am a newer reader of romance. I never sneaked romances from my mother or grandmother or the library when I was twelve (in fact the only books I liked at twelve were the new Nancy Drews). Romance first came to me in Book Riot’s Summer Quarterly box and I scoffed because at that point I considered myself a science fiction or fantasy reader*, but in truth I wasn’t reading much of anything. That box contained Sarah MacLean’s Rogue by Any Other Name and it made me into a romance reader (well, its sequel did anyway).

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