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Monday
Dec012014

What is romance? I want to know what your definition is! Post it in our comment section.

I want to know what YOU think romance is?

According to Wikipedia romance is...

ro·mance (r-mns, rmns)

n.
1.
 
a. A love affair.
b. Ardent emotional attachment or involvement between people; love: They kept the romance alive in their marriage for 35 years.
c. A strong, sometimes short-lived attachment, fascination, or enthusiasm for something: a childhood romance with the sea.
 
2. A mysterious or fascinating quality or appeal, as of something adventurous, heroic, or strangely beautiful: "These fine old guns often have a romance clinging to them" (Richard Jeffries).
 
3.
a. A long medieval narrative in prose or verse that tells of the adventures and heroic exploits of chivalric heroes: an Arthurian romance.
b. A long fictitious tale of heroes and extraordinary or mysterious events, usually set in a distant time or place.
c. The class of literature constituted by such tales.
4.
a. An artistic work, such as a novel, story, or film, that deals with sexual love, especially in an idealized form.
b. The class or style of such works.
5. A fictitiously embellished account or explanation: We have been given speculation and romance instead of the facts.
 
6. Music A lyrical, tender, usually sentimental song or short instrumental piece.
7. Romance The Romance languages.
adj.
Romance Of, relating to, or being any of the languages that developed from Latin, including Italian, French, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish.
v. (r-mns) ro·manced, ro·manc·ing, ro·manc·es
v.intr.
1. To invent, write, or tell romances.
2. To think or behave in a romantic manner.
v.tr. Informal
1. To make love to; court or woo.
2. To have a love affair with.
Thursday
Oct302014

Historical Romance Readers & Authors: Fall Back In Time on November 1st! 

Take a selfie of yourself reading one of your favorite historical romances and post to social media using hashtag #fallbackintime

On November 1, 2014 search the hashtag and meet many other authors and readers who loves this genre!

 

  

Tuesday
Oct212014

Blog Tour featuring Cheryl Holt and her new release SEDUCING THE GROOM

SEDUCING THE GROOM by Cheryl Holt

Read an exerpt

A Message from Cheryl Holt:

For many years of my life, I was hailed as “The Queen of Erotic Romance.”  I was one of the first authors to jump into erotics just as they were bubbling up as a romance subgenre.  I wrote fifteen erotic novels and novellas.  At the time, they were considered the cutting edge of the erotic market, but when we see how erotics have evolved over the past decade into full-on erotica, the old books I used to write seem very tame in comparison.  They’re still fun to read, but they’re so different from what’s available now.

My erotic novella, SEDUCING THE GROOM, originally appeared in an erotic anthology in 2004.  It was priced at an exorbitant $15.00, and the print run was very small, so very few people ever bought it or read it.  It’s sort of a “lost” book for me.  The rights recently reverted to me from my old publisher, so I’m rereleasing the book so everyone will have a chance to read it.  And I hope you will.  It’s a great story that’s extremely well written and very fun to read, but when you remember that—just a decade ago—it was the hottest kind of erotic story out on the market, it’s such a surprise!  I think you’ll all be fascinated.  The world is changing so fast!

Learn more at:

http://www.cherylholt.com

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Tuesday
Oct142014

Enter Susan Mallery's Contest!

Eye on Romance-October Contest

Enter Susan Mallery's Contest!
Win one of 10 maps of Fool's Gold! One entry per person. Winners will be chosen at random on or around November 1, 2014.
Good luck!

 

Monday
Sep292014

Ellora's Cave vs. DearAuthor.com (resources and links updated frequently)

Both readers and authors learned this past week that Ellora's Cave was suing the blogger site, DearAuthor. com for a blog post they recently added to their website.

The purpose of our blog post is to post links to news, blog posts, and resources on the matter. You can draw your own conclusions:

The original blog post on DearJane.com entitled The Curious Case of Ellora's Cave

The legal document filed by Ellora's Cave vs DearJane.com and Jane Litt (blogger)

DearAuthor's blog post announcing Ellora's Cave was taking legal action:

SmartBitchesTrashyBooks recent blog post on the recent events:

Deirdre (D.S. Moon's) Author Exodus Support Thread:

The Los Angeles Times

F*ck Yeah Young Adult Blog Site has compiled ..A Master post of the Chaos at Ellora's Cave (hard to read links here)

Of interest - Tina Engler, Ellora's Cave CEO, changed her FB profile pic to this:

https://twitter.com/courtneymilan/status/516630466871709696/photo/1

 

Want Twitter updates regarding this issue? Follow hashtag #notchilled

https://twitter.com/hashtag/notchilled?src=hash

More to be added...