The 2016 RITA Finalist Reading Challenge


The RITA is a contest put on by the Romance Writers of America that is basically the Oscars of the Romantic Fiction world. If you write romance this is the award you want listed in your bio.  “The RITA is the highest award of distinction in romance fiction. It recognizes excellence in published romance novels andContinue reading “The 2016 RITA Finalist Reading Challenge”

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?”

2014 RITA Finalists


Congratulations to all the ladies who have become finalists in the 2014 RITA competition! I love following the RITA awards. I feel it is always a great representation of current trends in the romance genre and it helps us see which authors, editors and publishers are in the thick of it all. Hopefully, one day myContinue reading “2014 RITA Finalists”

A Review: Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden


A Review: Against The Tide by Elizabeth Camden <Synopsis> Love and Lives are Threatened in Camden’s Latest Offering As a child, Lydia Pallas became all too familiar with uncertainty when it came to the future. Now, she’s finally carved out a perfect life for herself–a life of stability and order with no changes, surprises, orContinue reading “A Review: Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden”

2013 RITA Winners


After reading through countless articles and books on how to be a successful writer, I noticed that many had the same tip: Read everything you can get your hands on. Read books in your genre, read books outside of your genre. Read bestsellers and emerging authors. Read the classics. Read ANYTHING that talks about orContinue reading “2013 RITA Winners”