Category Archives: Romance

Pen Hiding Face With Hand Clip Art April 10

Pen Names! Your Favourite Authors Writing Under Different Names – Those Names Revealed!

Many authors write under various pseudonyms so you may well be waiting in anticipation for their next book to come out thinking you have read everything by a sensational author, when in fact there are many other books sitting on the shelf that you could get right now! Authors use pen names for a variety […]

These broken stars March 12

These broken stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

These broken stars is a little like Titanic meets Lost. Lilac LaRoux is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Her father takes possessive to a whole new level and would think nothing of disposing of any man that takes an interest in his daughter. Whilst on board her father’s mega inter-galactic spaceliner, […]

Fabric heart March 06

104 in 2014: whole lotta love

Here are the next ten books for my year of reading and yes! there’s a definite theme of love. This is partly because I have been continuing with my re-reading of Georgette Heyer’s Georgian era novels, in chronological order – and with the three below I have passed the halfway point both numerically (18 of 34) […]

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is available through Gold Coast Libraries. **Please be aware that book discussions may contain spoilers** This novel explores the nature of love across space and time, ageing, physical decay and the power of first-time love despite all of these earthly limitations. While certainly clever in […]

Rock chick

Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley. Rock Chick is an adventure romance after the style of the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich, and came highly recommended to me by someone who enjoyed both! Indy Savage is a cop’s daughter and a wild child who runs a book store with a coffee shop attached. When her […]

The fault in our stars: why is it that the complex books are now written for teenagers?

The fault in our stars is not about cancer, although the lead characters meet in a cancer support group. It’s a book about dealing with the universe’s lack of empathy. It does have a sweet romance, and some tragic parts in it, because fate is conspiring against the lovers. I don’t consider that a spoiler […]

Blackberry Summer

Blackberry Summer by RaeAnne Thayne is a fun, romantic easy read. Yes, by the end of the first chapter you already have guessed who is going to end up with who. But it’s a small town setting where everyone knows everyone and there are lots of little side stories that keep it interesting. Sometimes, a […]

Warm Bodies October 11

A New Twist on the Saturated Zombie Genre

Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion GCCC Libraries have both the movie Warm Bodies on DVD and novel of the same name it was based on by Isaac Marion.  For fans of the zombie genre, who are a bit over the same old same old story being retold time and time again, Warm Bodies is certainly different.  The […]

Love Starts With Elle by Rachel Hauck

Love Starts With Elle by Rachel Hauck Love Starts With Elle by Rachel Hauck is a compelling story of love, loss, hope and wonder. I enjoyed reading this contemporary story set in Beaufort, a small rural town in USA. It is also an inspiring story of an aspiring painter, Elle, and a lawyer who has […]

The Yearning

The Yearning by Kate Belle  Post by Brenda. Romance, chick lit, erotic fiction, sexy seem to be the latest trend for many readers.  “The yearning”, a first novel by Kate Belle, has just been released and fits well within this genre. Not only is it a racy romantic fiction, it is also a well constructed story covering many […]

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