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The Dirty Dozen

If you’re one of the few people in America (literally three) who hasn’t yet read Fifty Shades of Grey—and maybe before you head out to watch the movie version of the E.L. James master (and slave) piece—take a look at some of the other steamy reads we have compiled for your Valentine's Day delectation.

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Colleen McCullough Dead at 77

Colleen McCullough died yesterday on Norfolk Island, which is located in the Pacific Ocean. She was 77 years old. For those of us who can remember when the internet didn’t exist and the world was a much bigger, more spread out place, it’s likely that we can also recall a runaway bestseller written by...

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Rumors of Tears: An Interview with Nicholas Sparks

If Stephen King is the King of Horror, Nicholas Sparks is, well, the King of Love. There’s no mystery to it, Sparks insists: “I just put people on dates and let them fall in love.” Across seventeen novels, nine of...

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A Love Story Complicated by a Crime: “The Paying Guests” by Sarah Waters

I received a somewhat disturbing text from a friend the other afternoon. She was running late for work because she couldn't put a book down that I'd recently leant her. "How can I go? I must read on!" "But, the...

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Lauren Willig on "That Summer," Mad Pre-Raphs, and Regency Rom-Coms

This week, I talked with Lauren Willig, author of the Pink Carnation series and the upcoming That Summer. We discussed brooding Pre-Raphaelites, underwire nightdresses, and witty Regency romance. Alyssa Morris: Can we start by talking about your new novel, That...

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10 Immortal Gifts Between Writers and Their Beloveds

To celebrate this amorous season, Shannon McKenna Schmidt and Joni Rendon, authors of Writers Between the Covers: The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads, present the 10 most memorable gestures of affection between writers and their...

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Patience Bloom's 10 Favorite Romances

One of our selections in the True Love category of our Valentine's feature 150 Love Stories, Romance is My Day Job is the sweet story of a romance book fan who lands a dream job as an editor of romance...

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How Do I Love Thee? 150 Ways...

When we think of February, love frequently comes to mind--and let's face it, for better or worse this four letter word is probably one of the most enchanting, infuriating, and exciting subjects to read about. From stories of an idyllic...

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Connie Brockway: Fairy Tale-Inspired Romance

Guest contributor Connie Brockway is a best-selling romance author, eight-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award, and two-time recipient for My Dearest Enemy and The Bridal Season. What romance reader worth her salt doesn’t swoon over...

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Sylvia Day Whets Our Appetite for "Entwined with You"--and More Crossfire

After naming Sylvia Day’s Bared to You a 2012 Best Book of the Year in Romance and devouring Reflected in You, we've been anxiously awaiting the release of the third book in Day's scorching Crossfire series, Entwined with You. To...

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