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Family, Coming Home and Lots of Chrome: An Interview with Vanessa North

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 22, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in interview

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Vanessa North is launching a new series and I'm super excited to read the books because...

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Interview: Ana and The Ripped Bodice's Awards for Excellence in Romance Fiction

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 14, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in interview

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On July 24th, The Ripped Bodice unveiled their latest endeavor: the Awards for Excellence in Romance Fiction. You can read the announcement or go straight to their site to see the list of judges, selection process, and more.

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Alisha Rai and The Right Swipe: A Conversation About Modern Love

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 9, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Ana Coqui posted in interview

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Recently I had the opportunity to sit and talk with Alisha Rai about The Right Swipe, romance and dating. The Right Swipe is the first in Modern Love, a new series for Rai with Avon, who previously published her angsty and soapy Forbidden Hearts series. In The Right Swipe the main characters meet via a dating app, and although they had fantastic chemistry, they just as quickly lost that connection only to be reunited unexpectedly in a very public way. The realities of modern dating via apps, from sexting to ghosting are central.

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Talking Music & Romance With JN Welsh - Interview & Giveaway!

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 29, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in giveaway, interview

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Consent, Bodyguards, and What's Next: An Interview with Anna Zabo

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 22, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in interview

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Author Anna Zabo writes a lot of different things. Polyam romance, kinky romance, paranormal romance, all sorts of queer romance, and most recently, rockstars!

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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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Food, Weddings, and Diaspora: An Interview with Nisha Sharma

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 1, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Amy Dittmeier posted in interview

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Amy, who is Sri Lankan-American, is reading Nisha Sharma's new  romance, The Takeover Effect, for Love in Panels and Nisha was gracious enough to answer her questions for us!

Read on for their discussion about writing across age ranges, weddings, and the Indian-American experience.

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Culture, Cuisine, and Claiming A Seat At The Table: An Interview with Adriana Herrera

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 12, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Dylan St. Jaymes posted in giveaway, interview

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If Virginia is for lovers, then Romancelandia is for dreamers. We live in a world that’s uncertain and often unfair and while a lot of us are putting in the work the change the things we can no longer accept, sometimes we need to rest and reset. And in those times we dream of escaping to a place where we know, in the end, love really will conquer all. Romancelandia is that place. It’s a place where good always (eventually) triumphs over evil, everyone finds their soulmate(s), and “they lived happily ever after” isn’t an ending— it’s a promise.

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Love's Sweet Arrow - Q&A With the Backlins

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2019 3:43:27 PM / by Amy Dittmeier posted in kickstarter, interview

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Romance fans rejoice - a romance-only bookstore may be coming to the Midwest! Marissa and Roseann Backlin are a mother/daughter team who currently have a Kickstarter for Love’s Sweet Arrow. Their goal is to open up a romance focused bookstore in the south suburbs of Chicago with the funds raised. We spoke to Marissa and Roseann about their Kickstarter, their goals for the store, and some of their favorite romance reads.

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Perfect Harmony: An Interview with Romance Author Crystal B. Bright

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 27, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Dylan St. Jaymes posted in interview

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Sometimes the most unexpected combinations make the best pairings and no one knows this better than the residents of Romancelandia. Opposites attract is a time honored and battle tested trope that helped create the very foundation our fair city rests on. Knowing that we love our opposites-attract romances the way citizens of Shondaland love popcorn and wine, Crystal B. Bright (yes, that is her actual factual legal name) offers her unique take on the trope by pairing sultry R&B divas with good ole country boys for her Love & Harmony series.

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