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Book Fetish: Volume 309

Bookish goodies for your literary life.

Adorable People With So Many Issues

Jess and Trisha give some (non-lawyer) updates on #cockygate, talk about the role of fan-voted “best of” lists, offer a podcast high-five to Stacey Abrams, and start talking about their favorite books of 2018 so far.

From The RT Convention: First, Last, and Everything

Jess and Trisha offer some thoughts and updates on #cockygate; react to the news that the Romantic Times publication, convention, and awards are coming to an end; and talk about the books we’ve picked up at RT 2018 that have us excited.

Advice for Fathers in Romance Novels

Don’t get yourself embarrassingly deep into debt with the local tradesmen and then die, and more advice for fathers in romance novels.

The Best Romance Authors (And Their Must-Read Book)

Looking for excellent romance authors to build up your reading list? Here are some of the best romance authors to check out right now, and a book each to start with.

Do You Choose a Protagonist for Yourself While Reading Romance?

Love reading romance? What makes it click for you? For me, it's when I really identify with and choose a protagonist for yourself and read the book to find out if they get their HEA!

You Get To Experience Brainstorming Live

Jess and Trisha delight in the winners of the (still odd) RT Awards, offer thoughts about preparing for RT and other book cons/festivals, and toss around a bunch of recs for the early days of May’s #RomBkLove challenge.

8 of the Best M/M Romances For Your TBR

Eight M/M romances that are excellent examples of how some of romance's best writers are crafting engaging male/male love stories with complex characters.

Speaking of Crazed Stalker Fans

In honor of Valentine's Day, Katie and Rincey talk about romantic mysteries, with quick mentions of the Audie awards and some Stephen King news.  This episode is sponsored by It Should Have Been You by Lynn Slaughter from Page Street Publishing and The Honorable Traitors by John Lutz.

This Valentine’s Day, Do Yourself a Favor and Read a Romance

Best-selling author Kristan Higgins on why you should do yourself a favor and pick up a romance novel.

Book Hearts: Literary Gifts Perfect For The Season of Love

If you're itching for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for yourself or someone else, these heart-shaped book goods are just what you need.

Native American Romance Novels by Native Authors

They're few and far in between, but that isn’t to say that Native American romance novels by Native authors, don’t exist. Here's some of the best options from authors like V.S. Nelson and Evangeline Parsons Yazzie.

Buy, Borrow, Bypass: Bear Shifter Romances

Yep, they're a thing.

44 Mystery Romance Novels to Read Right Now

Whether you love mystery or romance–or both!–these 44 mystery romance novels provide the perfect combination of love story and suspense.

My Thanksgiving Tradition: Holiday Romance Anthologies

After the turkey is eaten and the football is over, it's time for holiday romance anthologies.