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Amanda Diehl

Amanda Diehl escaped to Boston to get her MA in Publishing & Writing. Though she loves her new home in the Northeast, she will forever mourn the loss of Publix and sweet tea. As for Amanda’s voracious love of reading, she got it from her mama, though her favorite genres are romance, horror, and the occasional memoir. She reviews romance novels for Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, and when she’s able to scrounge together some free time, you can find her napping in front of the TV with the latest trashy reality show or scarfing down brunch-related foods. Twitter: _ImAnAdult

20 Long Romance Novels to Cozy Up With This Winter

Want a single, long romance read rather than a series? We have 20 long romance novels that are perfect for readers who like big books and they cannot lie.

6 Excellent Historical Romance Series to Marathon

Looking for even more historical romance series to cozy up with? We have six underrated series to add to your towering TBR piles.

Why Working in an Independent Bookstore is the Bee’s Knees

Working in an independent bookstore may sound like an ideal job for book lovers, but well, it's actually pretty awesome and here's why.

6 Rich Girl, Poor Boy Romances to Read Right Now

Love a class difference romance? Give the trope a twist with these these historical and contemporary rich girl, poor boy romances.

Reading Pathways: Beverly Jenkins

Want to know where to begin with Beverly Jenkins romance novels? Try these three books to get your newest romance-reading obsession started!

My Frustrations with First Person Jacket Copy in Romance

When it comes to descriptions, one reader explains why she avoids first person jacket copy when browsing books.

Great Bisexual Representation in Romance

If you're looking for romances with positive bisexual rep and characters in a variety of relationships, these books have it!

I Drank Wine and Read the New York Times Romance Roundup

A romance reader responds to the tone deaf, condescending, baffling New York Times romance round-up. And maybe she's a little tipsy.

Shocker – The NEW YORK TIMES’ New Book Desk Won’t Include Romance

Surprise, surprise. The New York Times' revamped book coverage still makes it harder for romance novels to receive mainstream coverage.

Passion Fruit: A Queerotica Anthology

Check out Passion Fruit, a queerotica comic anthology by queer creators! Rioter Amanda D. is extremely excited for the launch of its Kickstarter.

Books for Readers with Toxic Parents

For readers who have toxic relationships with their parents.

100 Must-Read Books by International Romance Authors

Looking to broaden your romance reading horizons? Check out these 100 international romance authors who should be on your TBR list!

Diverse Romances Coming Out May – July 2017

Looking to beef up your TBR pile this summer? Check out these diverse romance releases coming out May, June, and July of 2017

Russian SciFi & The End of a Relationship

Buckle in because this post is all about heartbreak and Russian literature, so you just know it’s going to be ...

100 Must-Read Books for Beauty and the Beast Lovers

Love Beauty & the Beast? These 100 titles are sure to overload your reading list and keep your fondness of the classic fairy tale growing and growing.