Jessica Avery

Jessica is a recovering MA student, still trying to find a way to make her trained brain forget some of its rigid academic parameters. Unable to move her study of romance novels to the PhD level she turned instead to blogging about them. Constantly. Until she finds that dream book job she's surfing an administrative desk, and wracking her fingers at the keyboard writing about the books she loves.

The Origin of the Romance Novel Clinch Covers

You may not know the term by name, but you've probably seen one. Learn about the origin of clinch covers on romance novels, and why this reader loves them.

We Need a Horror Romance Sub-Genre

With Halloween on the way, one reader considers why we don't have a horror romance subgenre, and why a genuinely scary romance is so hard to come by.

10 Critical Texts About Romance Novels

Happy 35th Anniversary, Alanna the Lioness

"I could talk for hours about Alanna and Tortall. Days really. Longer, given that I’ve been pushing it on all my reading friends for *mumble mumble* years."

10 Reasons Why Women Read Romance Novels

It's a pointless question. But if you're a romance reader you've probably been asked it at least once: Why do you read romance novels?

Full Length Trailer Released for MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda are bringing us Mary Poppins again!

Romance Novels Are Not Your Junk Food

To the romance detractors out there, romance novels are not junk food. A reader on why we need to stop dismissing romance as fluff.

6 Necromancer Romance Novels To Die For

'Tis (almost) the season to be creepy, so check out these necromancer romance novels with spooky, fall-worthy themes and elements.

Reading Pathways: Tiffany Reisz

Long Live the Avon True Romance

Did you know Beverly Jenkins, Lorraine Heath, Meg Cabot and more authors wrote Avon romances aimed at younger audiences? Take a look!