Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saturday Book Deals



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Whatcha Reading? + Romancelandia Recap (April 21st)




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Romancelandia Recap

Hey look! This week we can finally start this post off with a bit of good news rather than romancelandia drama! Alisha Rai has signed on for a new contemporary trilogy, which spins-off from her Forbidden Hearts trilogy. The new series will include Rhiannon's story, which makes Jen and I both extremely happy as we were dying for her to get a book! No release dates yet though. *sobs*


While we're on the topic of upcoming books, more good news! Ilona Andrews sold 3 more novels and a novella in their Hidden Legacy series to Avon (novella late 2018, novels starting in 2019). Jen and I both love this trilogy, so we're excited for this as well.


And finally, Lucy Parker has sold two more books to Carina Press. I've not read Parker yet, though I have her books on my pile, but Jen read book 3 (out next month) and enjoyed it quite a bit. I know many are a fan of her books -- so yay for more books!


It's a day ending in Y, so of course we're having to deal with non-romance readers trying to tell us how the genre is. This time, it's the old "If you limit romance novels to HEA only, you're going to limit the evolution of the genre!". Which is total bullshit, on so many levels. Once again, for the people in the back: if you wish to write a story that follows a couple but does NOT end with them together and happy and, you know, BOTH ALIVE, that's totally fine. BUT YOU CANNOT CALL SUCH A STORY A ROMANCE. NOT NOW, NOT EVER, OVER ROMANCELANDIA'S DEAD BODY.


And because it's still a day ending in Y: The Boston Globe ran a story about romance and the #MeToo movement that was . . . not exactly great? It talks about bodice rippers, okay? Enough said. I'm not going to get into this, but Courtney Milan did a great thread on it, as did Roan Parrish.


Many of you may know c2s (Cee Squared) on Twitter. She's been a longtime romance reader, friend to many, and awesome person to follow. Sadly, she passed away this week. My heart goes out to her friends and family, and she will be missed in our community. You can find out more about how to donate to her favorite charity here.


Ending on a better note, there was an interesting conversation going on about romance authors (and readers) who love romance -- obviously! -- but are not romantic in their own lives. Courtney Milan started this discussion, and some replied to her thread, but many others started their own thread stories about their IRL romantic tendencies (or lack thereof). I couldn't keep up with finding all those separate tweets, but I can at least link you to Milan's to start.


Other than that, I think this week was pretty quiet in romancelandia. You know, compared to some we've had this year! Fingers crossed that quiet sticks around for a bit.


Nothing interesting to talk about from my own life this week, so I won't bore you all. Instead, let's get into the book recaps!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday Book Deals



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Kat's Review: We Will Make Mischief Together

We Will Make Mischief Together by J. Hepburn
Publisher: Less Than Three (March 14, 2018)
Genre: Historical / Steampunk -- F/F
Novella (about 65 pages)
1st POV


Frances once had a life of her own, and a future in a world that was throwing off old shackles.

That was before she was hauled back home to be chained by convention and family, and the dearest person in the world to her went missing, presumed dead.

Then a battered wooden box arrives, bearing a cryptic message from someone she thought long dead.





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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday Book Deals



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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday Book Deals



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Pat's Review: Love at Last

Remember, since this is a Royal Pick, come back on April 26th for a chance to win an ecopy of your own!



Love at Last by Claudia Connor
Publisher: Claudia Connor (April 24, 2018)
Genre: Contemporary Romance


How many times can you be unlucky in love before you decide it’s not luck, it’s you?

I’m in love with someone else. With her ex-groom's words still ringing in her ears, Clare Franklin flies off alone to her would-be honeymoon. Forced to accept not everyone gets that happily ever after she’s always dreamed of, she’s done with men. Until she gets tangled up, quite literally, with one sexy veterinarian.

The only thing Dr Deacon Montgomery wants is to share his surgical expertise and get back to his two year old twin daughters. But, the connection he feels with Clare highlights just how alone he really is and makes him wonder if he can be more than doctor and daddy.

Long talks and moonlit walks under the rustle of palms has Clare thinking maybe she gave up on love too soon. Until one phone call from home changes everything. 



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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday Book Deals



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New Releases (April 17th)





This is by no means a complete list. These are just the ones I'm aware of and/or ones that I'm curious to try myself. If you know of any that I missed for this week, let me know in the comments below!


Also: Occasionally I include some reprints in the list but I always mark them as such.


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Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday Book Deals



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