On the (over?) importance of motherhood in romance novels In December 2011, Brooklyn couple Jonathan Mann and Ivory King broadcast on YouTube a song that quickly went viral: “We’ve Got … Read More “MOTHERING HEIGHTS BY RACHEL HYLAND”
The Black Dagger Brotherhood’s most despised shellan is actually pretty amazing When reading reviews of J.R. Ward’s crack-tastic Black Dagger Brotherhood series, you’ll find a lot of love for the … Read More “WHY I <3 MARISSA BY KATE NAGY"
Reverse Harems, love triangles and the forbidden glory of wish-fulfillment In February 2017, popular YA authors Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington teamed up for Trickery, the first in their Curse … Read More “WHERE (ALL) THE BOYS ARE — REVERSE HAREMS EXPLAINED”
The literary mashup phenomenon has mostly come and gone – with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies being both its originator and pinnacle – but the literary genre mashup lives on, … Read More “KARPOV KINRADE”
Obviously, we all love Romance as a genre. None of us would be here if we didn’t. (Here, as in reading this magazine; not here as in alive and in … Read More “TOP 10 ROMANCE PARODIES — #5”
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller would probably not thank me for labeling the books in their outrageously addictive Liaden Universe® “romance.” Indeed, when I once asked them about the designation … Read More “THE LIADEN UNIVERSE® BY SHARON LEE AND STEVE MILLER”