Love in Panels - Romancelandia

Cover Reveal: Dalliances & Devotion, by Felicia Grossman

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 15, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in cover reveal

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Today we are thrilled to share a beautiful cover with you - the second historical romance from Felicia Grossman. If you've been following us for a while, you'll recall that Margrethe adored the first book in this series, Appetites & Vices.

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Review: Under His Protection, by LaQuette

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 15, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Dylan St. Jaymes posted in review

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Review: A Duke Changes Everything, by Christy Carlyle

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Margrethe Martin posted in review

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This book has made me a liar. It turns out that I’m not as tired of gaming hells as I thought. Nor am I that tired of aristocrats who can’t believe in love because of past abuse. Christy Carlyle made me a liar. And I actually really enjoyed A Duke Changes Everything, so I’m cool with being a liar today.

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Mini-Reviews, April 11, 2019 Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 11, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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Read on to hear what we thought of Hired, Salute to the Stud, and Lucky Creek Lady. That's 1 m/f contemporary, 1 m/m contemporary, and 1 m/f historical!

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Review: Fly With Me, by Hudson Lin

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 10, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Margrethe Martin posted in review

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Welcome to a list of my favorite words: lovely, charming, cozy, warm, gentle, kind.

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Romance in Libraries

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 9, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Amy Dittmeier

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It’s National Library Week, yay! Last year a kid threw up in front of me, probably because they were so excited about public libraries. This year I’m hoping for a calmer celebration.

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Racism, RITAs, Resistance, and Redefining Relatability: An Interview with LaQuette

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 8, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Dylan St. Jaymes posted in interview

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 It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a resident of Romancelandia in possession of a few hours of free time, must be in want of their next great read. It’s a also a truth, less universally acknowledged, that in order for that read to qualify as “great” it also has to be, on some level, relatable. And it is a bitter truth, often whispered but rarely acknowledged, that “relatable” is frequently coded language for white. While we would all like to think a community built on love and the belief that everyone deserves to live happily ever is devoid of the soul crushing inhumanity of racism and prejudice, that is simply not true.
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Content Warnings: What and Why Are They?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2019 11:32:23 AM / by Suzanne Krohn

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If you've read reviews on our site before, you'll note that we include a bunch of information with each review. This includes tropes (enemies-to-lovers), tags (Regency), and a "heat" rating. In the body of each review, we do our best to include content warnings as well. We are not alone in this, but it's also far from a universal practice. 

Since there's been a lot of discussion about content warnings in the romance community lately, here's the Love in Panels approach. What content warnings are, what they are not, how they benefit readers (and authors), and how we use them. I've also included notes on other approaches used by reviewers/readers where appropriate.

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Review: The True Queen, by Zen Cho

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Margrethe Martin posted in review

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One day, I will understand why Zen Cho’s fantasy world works for me. There is a reason that this might be the first fantasy novel I’ve reviewed. Fantasy and I are those friends who only get along under very specific conditions, but we don’t know what those are and get annoyed if you ask us why. We roll our eyes at each other unless we’re talking about Zen Cho.

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Exclusive Cover Reveal & Excerpt: Teach Me, by Olivia Dade

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 3, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in excerpt, cover reveal

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One of the many joys of running a blog is that sometimes I get to see covers before they are released out into the world. And this time? This time I got to order a paperback before anyone else, including our fabulous author, Olivia Dade. There's a little pencil on the spine and a few other adorable details on Olivia's first self-published book, Teach Me.

I'm getting ahead of myself, though. First, let's talk about the book! Then we'll show you the cover, and THEN an exclusive excerpt!

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