Seen & Heard: Genre Shaming

on December 4, 2014

Have you ever noticed no one reads romance novels?  It’s always, “Oh, I don’t read those books,” or “Those books are trashy,” and “They’re nothing but sex.” No one reads them, and yet the romance novel industry is, according to Romance Writers of America, a 1.43 million dollar a year industry. Someone, somewhere, is reading

Historical Romance and the English Country Home

on November 23, 2014

Whether it’s a stolen kiss in the formal rose gardens, a desperate embrace on a solitary woodland path, or a passionate afternoon in the stable hay loft, the affair between historical romance novelists and the English country estate is an inevitable one, written in the stars, fated to be—a love match.