Since the Romance Writers of America announced the finalists for the RITA award back in March, I’ve been reading all of the nominated novels in my favorite category: contemporary single-title romance. Some of the authors are old favorites of mine, and some were new to me. The winners will be announced on July 1, and… Continue reading Who will win the RITA for best contemporary romance?
Tag: Susan Donovan
The coolest animals in romance
A couple of weeks ago, I had a dream about my parents’ dog, Gina. In my dream, she was no longer an elderly, arthritic, deaf, incontinent, grumpy mutt with only one eye (and it blind). She transformed into the enthusiastic puppy she’d been when I first bought her for my parents to help my dad… Continue reading The coolest animals in romance
Why you should never screw over a romance heroine
This is cross-posted at The Season Ever had a husband or lover who screwed you over so badly you invented new forms of revenge? Did you follow through on them? I’ve been reading all the RITA-nominated contemporary single title romance novels (seriously, there has to be a shorter way of saying that), and two of… Continue reading Why you should never screw over a romance heroine
Love lessons from contemporary romance heroes
This is cross-posted at The Season. I’ve celebrated one Valentine’s Day in my entire life. One. It was in 2003, and my boyfriend (now husband) and I had been together for three months. He hated the idea of a manufactured day of love, and tried to explain that he didn’t think love was about exchanging… Continue reading Love lessons from contemporary romance heroes
Susan Elizabeth Phillips – muddying the plot?
My husband’s 100 pages through his Susan Elizabeth Phillips challenge (the challenge: to read one entire romance novel. Yes, that’s it). He’s just discovered subplots, and he’s hating life.