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If you’re a fan of paranormal romance like I am – and haven’t been too “naughty” this year – you’re in for a potentially unforgettable holiday season. With so many noteworthy paperback paranormal romances that have been released in the last few months – and that are about to be released – your stocking should be stuffed with one or more of these titles: King of the Damned by Juliana Stone, Nightbred by Lynn Viehl, A Love Untamed by Pamela Palmer, Heart of Atlantis by Alyssa Day, etc...

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Writing paranormal romance is a lot like baking a cake – there’s no one correct way to do it. A diversity of recipes can lead to an appetizing reading experience. While a lot of it comes down to reader preference, there are those rare novels that are just universally palatable: the perfect combination of narrative elements. Thea Harrison’s latest release Lord's Fall, the fifth installment in her Elder Races saga, is one of those novels – it’s blue ribbon paranormal romance: arguably one of the very best paranormal romance releases of the year...

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Generating images that are simultaneously a little scary and a lot sexy, blindfolds – and specifically blindfolded women – are a popular motif in romance cover art. Our paranormal romance blogger examines why blindfolds create such a powerful image on book covers...

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On a recent visit to my nearest B&N, I noticed a clear division when it came to the man candy featured on the covers of the books in the new release section of romance. They were either mesomorphs (brawny) or ectomorphs, the typically “normal” male lead who is appealing not so much for his overwhelming sex appeal but for his wit, intelligence, ingenuity, etc.

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This week at Romantic Reads, the final book in a trilogy about a Duke with a secret is one of my recommended reads for September.

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Beautiful prose, a wildly original take of the fairie and vampire mythoi, characters that readers can identify with and root for, and an overarching storyline that is nothing short of epic, Galenorn’s Indigo Court series – which seamlessly fuses together urban fantasy and romance – may be one of the most underappreciated sagas in all of genre fiction...

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It's K.I.S.S & Teal time again, and in addition to supporting a great cause - the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance - Avon has published a stellar line-up of books. Among them is Tessa Dare's stirringly romantic A LADY BY MIDNIGHT.

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With summer all but over and my days of beach reading dwindling (until next year), I used this weekend’s jaunt to our lakeside camp as an opportunity to read Chosen, the third and concluding volume of Sable Grace’s Dark Breed trilogy. Chosen is also part of K.I.S.S. and Teal, an awareness campaign begun last year between the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and Avon Books that advocates women being cognizant of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer...

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The post-50 Shades era of romantic fiction offers up THE DIRTY GIRLS BOOK CLUB,  a story about a repressed career woman, the hockey player who can't get enough of her, and the naughty book that liberates her mind - and body.

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Even the casual Romantic Reader knows of my love for Tuesdays, the day of the week when publishers bestow their best new books upon devoted romance fans. If so, perhaps you've come to look forward to the last Tuesday of summer the way kids anticipate Christmas.

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