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Sweepstakes! Enter for your chance to win

We interrupt our Urban Fantasy week to bring you fantasies of another kind… and they happen to take place in Vegas, baby!   Our friends at Simon & Schuster Audio are running a fabulous romance sweepstakes to cap off the summer! The grand prize winner will receive a $3,000 travel voucher for a trip to […]

CONTEST! Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Have you ever had an obnoxiously loud roommate or neighbor? No, no, I don’t mean that they use their outside voice inside or that they yell when they’re on Skype. I’m talking loud as in he/she is a screamer. Or a grunter. Or a banger. A wallbanger, if you will. Unfortunately, I’ve had that roommate. […]

CONTEST! The Typewriter Girl, by Alison Atlee

Missed our feature last week on the amazing giveaway ten historical novelists have cooked up? There’s still plenty of time to enter and win! Today’s feature is brought to you by Alison Atlee, author of THE TYPEWRITER GIRL. Go to her blog or FB to enter for a chance to win a free book…or maybe […]

The Final Rose: the Bachelorette Recap

Finale! Bachelorette history! Will Desiree go home without one of the 25 dudes she was destined to fall in love (or at least vague superficial attraction) with? We rejoin her in pensive mode on the deck of her Antigua suite, mourning the loss of Brooks. She recaps for us, explaining that when his mom and […]

Contest! 10 Great Authors, 10 Unforgettable Adventures

Gallery Books author Alison Atlee let us know about this amazing contest she and nine other historical fiction writers are running, now through August 14. If you’re a historical fiction fan, you’ll want to check it out! See below for all the details… Don’t let your summer end without an adventure! We’ve gathered ten stories […]

Bachelorette recap: Caribbean Blues

I missed recapping the home visits, but I would never abandon you for the bitter end! Tonight, Des takes her top three gents to Antigua (finally, some truly enviable scenery). BUT…tragedy strikes even in paradise! The previews show Des telling us that she’s falling in love, and then weeping inconsolably to Chris Harrison. Whatever could […]

Rowling’s Next Secret Project a Romance?

  The following article originally appeared on Bookish.com, who have kindly agreed to let us share some of it here. To read the full article and many other book-related goodies, please click here or visit the site here. So now that the cat’s out of the back about THE CUCKOO’S CALLING, J.K. Rowling’s critically well-received […]

Congratulations, RITA Winners!

Last night, RWA concluded its annual conference with the sequin-studded RITA Awards. 1700 attendees get glammed up, sparkled up (and often Spanx’ed up) to watch their fellow writers vie for the coveted golden lady. (One thing I love? RWA also honors the editors of the winning books.) If you’re looking for a great romance to […]

Scenes from a Signing

One of the highlights of the RWA conference is the many publisher book signings. Pocket held theirs on Friday afternoon, with more than twenty authors in attendance. Below are a few impressions from the event–and at the end, despite the cartons and cartons of books we unpacked, nary a copy was left!  

#FridayReads

It has been a SWELTERING week at the XOXO headquarters in NYC, and this heat wave doesn’t show any sign of stopping. It’s the type of weather that leaves only two appealing options for weekend activities: hunkering down in a café where the AC is blasting or hitting up a beach. Either way, having a […]

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