New reviews, a cool live event, and help us out with a poll!
Hi there, readers! Here are a few ultra-new book reviews for my latest book release, a historical romance titled Upon Your Return…
Also, I’m doing a Facebook Live Q&A session next week, on Wednesday, December 9th. So, not only join us for that, but also our book launch party for a chance to win some awesome prizes! 😉
And to determine what ya’ll are really looking for, here’s a nice poll you can participate in. No worries, it’s only one question! 😀
Hope to see you at the release party on the 9th, and also during the Facebook Live event!
As always, stay safe and happy reading! ♥
Posted in Authors, Books, ebook, Event, Fiction, free offer, giveaway, Historical Romance, new release, News, Reader Poll, Readers, Reviews, Romance, Romance Novels, Updates
Tags: author chat, Book News, book release, book reviews, Facebook Live, Heiresses in Love Series, Marie Lavender, new book release, news, poll, Q&A, Reader Poll, Reviews, update, Upon Your Return
Romance Novel Memories, Plus a Reader Poll!
Romance Novel Memories, Plus a Reader Poll!
Do you remember the first romance novel you ever read, or even which romance story in a film, that made you ‘swoon’?
As a child I’d always been swept away by the tales of Snow White, Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty. And romantic comedy movies were wonderful! While I was growing up, I savored the Mary Anne/Logan couple dynamics in The Baby-Sitters Club book series.
Being a writer and a bookworm at heart, however, I must be true to my passion. The first romance novel I remember being simply thrilled with was Annette Curtis Klause’s The Silver Kiss. I was browsing my library at school. I think was about twelve or thirteen. I had just finished two other reads, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (YA historical), and Say Goodnight, Gracie (YA fiction/drama).
I needed a change, something altogether different. And it worked well, since I’ve always been fascinated with the supernatural.
The Silver Kiss turned my fledgling romantic’s heart on its axis. It was the first paranormal romance I ever encountered, even though the title was aimed at young adults.
Sa-wooon! The chemistry between Zoe and Simon is undeniable.
Do you remember the novel that made you rethink the whole romance genre?
I recall sneaking my mom’s Harlequin books when she wasn’t around. But the year I turned sixteen, we went on vacation to Tennessee. For the first time ever while I was on break then, we stayed in a fancy cabin and I had my own room. That evening, the writing observer in me couldn’t leave the place alone. I just had to snoop! 😉
Lo and behold, there was a somewhat worn copy of Catherine Coulter’s Devil’s Embrace, tucked into a nook. I wasn’t sure if the owners meant for an occupant to have a book to read while staying there, or if a previous tenant had left it behind. I was always a bit of a night owl, so I dove into uncharted waters. I wasn’t disappointed!
Needless to say, as the novel was a true bodice ripper in style, it blew away all my expectations for a romance story. I never knew historicals could be so hot! ♥♥♥
Coulter is at fault, setting the stage for me to read slightly dark, racier reads later on. LOL.
So…what about you? Do you recall the romance books that first compelled and inspired you?
Let’s take a poll. Your answers will probably be limited in the polls, but feel free to go into more detail in the comment thread below. Tell us your history as a romance reader! 🙂
Give us more info below…
Which romance novel did you first read, and where were you at the time? Same goes for the second question.
Which novel caused you to rethink the whole romance genre?
I look forward to your responses! 😀
Posted in Authors, Blogging, Books, Event, News, Reader Poll, Readers, Romance, Romance Novels, Updates
Tags: #iloveromance, author news, Blogging, i love romance, Marie Lavender, message to readers, news, opinion, poll, Reader Poll, readers, reading, reading is awesome, romance books, romance novels, story, subgenres, survey, update
Vote for BLUE VISION!
My first sci-fi romance, Blue Vision, has been nominated for the P&E Readers’ Poll.
You can vote now in one of two categories, Romance or Science Fiction & Fantasy.
This interplanetary romance novel needs your help! 🙂 The poll runs through January 14th.
Have a great rest of your holidays, everyone!
Posted in Authors, Books, Contemporary Romance, ebook, Event, Fiction, News, Readers, Romance, Romance Novels, Sci-Fi Romance
Tags: Authors, awards, Blue Vision, book, book lovers, Books, Code of Endhivar Series, Contemporary, event, Marie Lavender, news, P&E Readers' Poll, poll, readers, romance books, romance novel, romance readers, sci-fi, Sci-Fi Romance, science fiction, winter themed