It's February so guess what that means. ALL THE ROMANCE IN LOTS OF THE PLACES! Ready for links?
First up: LISTS! LOTS OF EM!
Sarah MacLean is in the New York Times talking about romance in the Book Review section.
(Those aren't words I'm used to putting in the same sentence.)
You can read her short list of recommended romances online, and in the Sunday Times section, too.
Too often, the romance genre is lambasted for elevating readers’ expectations of “real life” and, arguably, of the heroes they might find in their own lives. In “The Perfect Match,” the veteran romance novelist Higgins plays with this idea of “the perfect man,” in the form of Honor Holland’s childhood best friend-with-benefits, who readers will instantly recognize is no kind of hero. Honor is blinded by what she thinks is love, and fails to realize that the not-so-perfect, not-much-of-a-gentleman on the sidelines might actually be a better fit.
Wow NYT, I'm … a little intimidated. Don't make any sudden moves. I want to see if the NYT does it again.
What, more lists? Hell yeah, more lists. Victoria Dahl is in Publisher's Weekly with 10 Dirty Romance Novels:
That’s no surprise to those who know me. I appreciate the more sinful side of everything: Tumblr, Twitter, movies, friends. And definitely books. For me, a big dose of sexual tension and some gorgeously dirty words up the ante of a love story.
If you're in Philadelphia, mark your calendars for a romance event at the Free Library: a panel discussion with Megan Hart, Grace Burrowes, and Geri Krotow, about romance. It's 7:30 on Feb 13 in the auditorium of the main branch of the Free Library. It’s free! You can find out all the info at the Free Library website.
From Elizabeth S, please enjoy this absolutely amazing collection of bad Jane Eyre covers.
This one is my favorite: