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Shop talk: unusual happy-ever-afters

Really enjoyed this thought-provoking post by Lorraine Heath, “When the HEA Isn’t Quite What We Expect,” on Heroes and Heartbreakers. “The value in unusual Happily-Ever-Afters is that they can dare us to believe in the possibility of so much more, change our perspective, or elicit a profound emotion,” says Lorraine. “They can help to keep the genre fresh, broaden its horizons, and allow authors to step out of their comfort zone. . . . if reading romance teaches us anything at all, it’s that there are rewards to be found in taking risks.”

Also — Lorraine’s latest was released yesterday! Check out this amazing cover!Cover of When the Marquess Falls by Lorraine Heath

Click here to read Lorraine’s post in full. And here for info on how to order When the Marquess Falls.

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O Russet Witch

Now that’s a book signing.

Art by Ryan Schude: "O Russet Witch!"

Actually this is an amazing photograph, “O Russet Witch,” by Ryan Schude. Inspired by a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, it was created in 2015 at the Last Bookstore in Los Angeles. More about Schude here.

 

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Last call!

This lovely Goodreads giveaway, hosted by Avon Books, ends tomorrow. Have you entered yet? If not, click here!Graphic: Goodreads giveaway for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne, compliments of Avon Books

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“Look at what the cat did!!!”

Hahaha, I love this.Photo: a dog poses in front of his bed which he's plainly ripped to shreds. Caption: OMG!! LOOK AT WHAT THE CAT DID!!!

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“I can’t imagine why you read those romantic novels”

This floated across my Twitter feed, and I had to laugh.

Cartoon: "I can't imagine why you read those romantic novels."

via Lorraine Heath on Twitter

 

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“Too many books?”

Story of my life.

Graphic: TOO MANY BOOKS? I THINK WHAT YOU MEAN IS NOT ENOUGH BOOKSHELVES

via the Jane Austen Centre on Twitter

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A starred review in Publishers Weekly!

Thrilled! Graphic: An excerpt from the Publishers Weekly starred review for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books, March 2017)

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Mix-and-match Pride & Prejudice

I’m a big fan of Pride and Prejudice, so naturally this graphic gave me several minutes of mix-and-match joy. My favorite Mr. Darcy? Whose portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet do I like best? Who’s the most indelible Mr. Collins?

graphic: the casts of various productions of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

via the Jane Austen Centre on Twitter

SO. MUCH. AUSTEN-Y. GOODNESS.

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Goodreads giveaway!

Avon Books is hosting another Goodreads giveaway for You May Kiss the Bride! Ten advance reader copies are up for grabs. Click here for more info, and to enter. Good luck!Graphic: Goodreads giveaway for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne, compliments of Avon Books

Want to learn more about You May Kiss the Bride? Click here to read Chapter 1. And click here to listen to a beautifully rendered excerpt on SoundCloud.

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Shop talk: Meredith Duran & Sabrina Jeffries

RT Book Reviews recently posted a fascinating conversation between Sabrina Jeffries and Meredith Duran. My favorite snippet is this from Meredith:

“Our genre is often derided as ‘escapist,’ but I think there’s a great and potentially agentive power in escapism if it enables us to realize and articulate our core values. . . . I like to think that the romance genre, by celebrating the importance of human connection, also helps us embrace and defend the qualities that engender human connection in the world.”

Photo: Meredith Duran

Meredith Duran

Photo: Sabrina Jeffries

Sabrina Jeffries

Click here to read the full post, “Historical Chat: Meredith Duran and Sabrina Jeffries Talk Books.”

 

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