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i on Romance: Book Summary Pet Peeves
27th Jun / 12 Comments

i on Romance: Book Summary Pet Peeves

Book Summary Pet Peeves I have to read a lot of book summaries. And when I say ‘a lot’, I mean a crapton.  Like anything else that one sees all the time, there are things used in summaries that make me grit my teeth – and some of them are […]

i on Romance: Getting Books Into Hands
30th May / 5 Comments

i on Romance: Getting Books Into Hands

i on Romance: Getting Books Into Hands There’s a pretty big news story that concerns young readers, and it’s about LeVar Burton using Kickstarter to resurrect his show, “Reading Rainbow”. I know it’s not in the Romance genre, but I’d like to talk about the general concept of getting people […]

i on Romance: Tattoos and You
18th Apr / 26 Comments

i on Romance: Tattoos and You

i on Romance: Tattoos and You So many books feature a tattooed hero or heroine. Of those, I’d say about two thirds show the said character on the cover. Sometimes the character is considered a “bad” boy or girl, and sometimes not. Either way, the tattoo says something about them. […]

i on Romance: Cover Clones
4th Apr / 45 Comments

i on Romance: Cover Clones

i on Romance: Cover Clones With the rise in self-publishing, cover art is something that is becoming more standardized. Now, it’s not the worst thing ever – once you’re reading a book, the cover is behind you. But have you ever looked at something on Amazon (or your shopping site […]

i on Romance: Crossover Genres
14th Mar / 19 Comments

i on Romance: Crossover Genres

i on Romance: Crossover Genres   There are a lot of different crossover genres when it comes to romance. There are people that read many different kinds, and there are people with their particular niches. I tend to stick with Mainstream Contemporary, Adult Contemporary, and Suspense, while veering off that […]

i on Romance: Hawt or Not
21st Feb / 27 Comments

i on Romance: Hawt or Not

Today I want to talk about the hotness factor. Romance novels have always had varying degrees of steaminess, but I think today we have so many more choices. There are still the chaste novels, all the way down to Christian romance, and we go all the way up to what […]

i on Romance: Serials
7th Feb / 27 Comments

i on Romance: Serials

i on Romance: Serials Today I’m going to talk about Serials. Personally, I like them, as long as they fit certain criteria. Knowing ahead of time that they are a serial The pricing is much lower than a self-contained book The frequency with which they are released is consistent They […]

i on Romance: HEA vs. HFN
24th Jan / 28 Comments

i on Romance: HEA vs. HFN

Happily Ever After ~Versus~ Happy for Now. A few years ago, Happy for Now (HFN) was a trend. Now I see it more as a preference that an author makes as he or she writes a book. What do you consider is a true ‘Happily Ever After’ (HEA)? Is it a […]

ionR: What does “Bestseller” mean to you?
10th Jan / 24 Comments

ionR: What does “Bestseller” mean to you?

What does “Bestseller” mean to you? Well, we all know what the term “Bestseller” should mean – and it usually does. It represents something that has made more sales than other things of it’s kind through a certain medium. In this case, I’ll be talking about books. (not a shock, […]

i on Romance: Damsels? No, EMPOWERED
27th Dec / 17 Comments

i on Romance: Damsels? No, EMPOWERED

It’s not a new thing – people dismissing romance novels as “trashy”, or sordid, or just plain bad. It seems like it’s easy for people who’ve never read any of the romance genre to make fun of those that do. But truth be told, it’s an incredibly large portion of […]

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