Romance Novel News
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 17:27
Necessary Restorations by Kate Canterbary (contemporary, selfpublished, April 2015, $2.99, 315pp)
Series: The Walshes, book three
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:41
See the new cover for Jeffe Kennedy's Petals & Thorns
In exchange for her father’s life, Amarantha agrees to marry the dreadful Beast and be his wife for seven days. Though the Beast cannot take Amarantha’s virginity unless she begs him to, he can and does take her in every other way. From the moment they are alone together, the Beast relentlessly strips Amarantha of all her resistance.
If Amarantha can resist her cloaked and terrifying husband, she gains his entire fortune and will be allowed to return to her family and a normal life. But the Beast seduces her at every turn, exposing, binding, tormenting, and pleasuring Amarantha until she no longer knows her own deepest desires. Increasingly desperate to break the curse that chains his humanity, the Beast drives Amarantha past every boundary. But her desire for a normal life may jeopardize the love that will save them both.
Monday, 20 April 2015 17:54
Taken by Charlotte Stein (erotic, Avon Impulse, April 2015, $2.99, 99pp)
Series: Under the Skin, book three
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 19:17
Gay Dinosaur Billionaire Adventures with Bigfoot and Friends! anthology by Jezebel Lixxx, Nikolaus Sparx, Foofla La Pluge, Arabella Snark, and Crystal Lattis (m/m, dinoporn, Excessica Publishing, April 2015, $2.99, 97pp)
If you’ve ever wondered about dino porn, Gay Dinosaur Billionaire Adventures with Bigfoot and Friends! is a great place to start. This anthology contains five stories from five different authors - all with a different spin on dinosaur love. There is something for everyone here - okay, maybe not for everyone, but there are many laughs to be had, along with some feel-good love stories.
Sunday, 05 April 2015 18:55
Deep by Kylie Scott (contemporary, St. Martins Griffin, March 2015, $14.99, 271pp)
Series: Stage Dive, book 4
Saturday, 04 April 2015 15:36
Seven Days by Ariel Atwell (erotic, historical, Loose Id, March 2015, $5.99, 205pp)
Series: Cavanaugh Trilogy, book 1 (stand alone HEAs)
Saturday, 04 April 2015 10:22
The Courtesan Duchess by Joanna Shupe (historical. Zebra, April 2015, $7.99, 352pp)
Series: Wicked Deceptions, book 1
How to seduce an estranged husband--and banish debt!--in four wickedly improper, shockingly pleasurable steps...
Friday, 03 April 2015 20:52
Books Read: 28
Ebooks Read: 24
Paper Books Read: 4
Review Books Read: 15
Sunday, 22 March 2015 19:07
Caution: This post contains a whole host of words that some might consider profanities.
I’m never entirely sure why I do the things that I do, but when I heard about the release of the Clean Reader app I had to find out more. The app is billed as a way to stop the display of profanity in ebooks - “read books, not profanity” is their slogan. Mostly horrified by the idea, I decided that I needed to experience the app to find out if my horror was justified. There is an app for iOS devices, so I immediately went to iTunes and downloaded the free app. I then set out to discover more . . . .
I do want to say that I don’t really care what a reader does with a book. A reader has a right not to want to read books with profanity in them. I personally think the best way to deal with this is to not buy the offensive books. But again, I understand this isn’t always possible as books do not come with warning labels about everything someone might find offensive. Also, the app seemed to be designed in order to give parents the ability to filter their children’s books. Again, I think parents have that right. As a result, the idea of an app that allows a reader to control what is displayed does not offend me. Yet, I have several issues with the Clean Reader app.
After I downloaded the app, I started searching for romance novels - and was surprised to find there was a large collection. I mean romance novels have sex and well, words used to describe sex seem like they could be considered profane. But after having browsed the Clean Reader store, I found that there do not appear to be any romance novels that are tagged with the erotic or erotic tag. The genres that are available are African American, Collections & Anthologies, Contemporary, Fantasy, Gay, Historical, Lesbian, Military, Multicultural & Interracial, New Adult, Paranormal, Romantic Comedy, Science Fiction, Suspense, Time Travel, and Western. The catalog seems to be built off of Inktera’s ebook collection (http://www.inktera.com). As a side note, Inktera’s romance genres mirror those in the Clean Reader app except that Inktera does sell erotic romance.
Sunday, 22 March 2015 12:18
The List by Anne Calhoun (erotic, Berkley, March 2015, 336pp)
Matchmaker and stationery shop owner Matilda Davies brings people together. For those on her list, Tilda will find the man or woman of their dreams—whether it’s for an hour or a lifetime. But due to a painful past, the British expat has never put her own name on the list. Instead, she limits herself to emotionless and commitment-free hookups. Then she meets Daniel, who wants not just her body, but also her heart…