Books, Comic Books & Graphic Novels…. What’s the Difference?

A novel is a fictitious prose narrative of considerable length and complexity, portraying characters and usually presenting a sequential organization of action and scenes.  A comic book is a magazine with one or more comic strips A graphic novel is a novel in the form of comic strips. Now that we got the technical termsContinue reading “Books, Comic Books & Graphic Novels…. What’s the Difference?”

A List of Plus Sized Heroines and the Heroes That Love Them

We’ve all got our favorite couples in romance. Why they are our favorite is as varied as the reader. However, when someone sees a fictional couple as a favorite then you can guaranteed that the writer did their job. In order for there to be a favorite there has to be a connection between notContinue reading “A List of Plus Sized Heroines and the Heroes That Love Them”

What Are The Most Popular Sub Genres in Romance & How Do They Compare?

Most people who have not been lucky enough to read a romance book think that all romance books are the same. Of course, those of us who actually read and enjoy romance know that this genre is vast and varied. Romance is a literary genre that has many sub genres. Even some of the subContinue reading “What Are The Most Popular Sub Genres in Romance & How Do They Compare?”

What Do Romance Readers Really Want?

What do romance readers really want? That is the million dollar question and as a writer it’s the one thing I’m always dying to know. What do my readers really want to see in the romance books they pick up? Of course there has been thousands of articles and books that have covered this topic fromContinue reading “What Do Romance Readers Really Want?”

Do You Leave a Book Review?

Book Reviews. Are they even worth the effort? I think they are. As a reader I turn to book reviews only after I’ve found a book I might be interested in.  I look for: How many stars someone gave it If it’s a low star (3 or lower) then I read the body of the reviewContinue reading “Do You Leave a Book Review?”

51 Romance Books I Can’t Wait To Read in 2015

There is nothing more exciting then a book you’ve been waiting for to finally be released. What is it like to be in love with a book series? You stumble upon a gem of a story and fall in love with the characters, the world and the author who created it. Then you spend countlessContinue reading “51 Romance Books I Can’t Wait To Read in 2015”

Does Reading A Book Exercise Your Mind?

Does Reading A Book Exercise Your Mind? Yes. Reading is the ultimate workout for the brain. Why? Because learning new things stimulates your mind. Intelligence depends on one’s ability to learn Reading expands your vocabulary Reading improves your communication skills Reading develops your analytical skills Reading boosts your memory Reading makes it easier for youContinue reading “Does Reading A Book Exercise Your Mind?”

African American Romance Reads of the Curvy Persuasion

Monday I talked about the difficulties African American Authors face in the romance genre. If you missed it, check it out: Diversity In Romance. Today I want to give some book suggestions of the curvy African American persuasion. I hope you all enjoy them. This was a bigger ordeal then I anticipated. Although, I shouldContinue reading “African American Romance Reads of the Curvy Persuasion”

Reading Challenges & One Library App To Rule Them All!

It’s a new year and that means time for a new reading challenge …. or two 😉 I love reading challenges. Not because I finish them and have a sense of accomplishment… Oh no. That would be silly. No, I love taking part in reading challenges because it helps me narrow down my choices. See,Continue reading “Reading Challenges & One Library App To Rule Them All!”

Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts for Avid Readers

Welcome to 2015 my fellow avid romance readers! 2014 was a great year for Musings from a Curvy Romance Writer and it wouldn’t have been so without you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Listed below are: My Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts about Reading   Have You Wasted Hundreds of Dollars onContinue reading “Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts for Avid Readers”