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A man's world? The lot of the heroine in contemporary romance

At the Romantic Novelists’ Association Conference last week I attended a seminar entitled Universal Elements of Romance Fiction, hosted by Catherine LaRoche.

Catherine LaRoche is a professor of gender and cultural studies at a college in the US, and has just finished a year at Leeds University in the UK. 991 more words



She didn’t like werewolves or vampires for that matter; she detested damsels in distress. Always damsels in distress, or superior women who could right a man who had no real idea what they were being reformed for. 933 more words


Trash Is My Treasure

I was born a reader, then a writer, then a girl. I’ve been reading since my eyes could focus (I revealed my ability much later when I decided to say my first words). 243 more words


The Trailer We've All Been Waiting For

The first official trailer for the highly anticipated, possibly gross Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation has dropped, and we have to say… It actually looks kinda good. 160 more words


Seventy-five Days of Phobias Day 36: Kate Cuthbert Will Be There For You

To herald the release of my romantic comedy, Driving in Neutral — a love story about claustrophobia — I’m running this 75 Days of Phobia series. 766 more words

Author Quick Chat with Ava Armstrong

Hi, readers! Today I’ve got Ava Armstrong here for a quick chat. I posed one question to her:

Who is the most memorable person from your childhood? 328 more words

Author Quick Chat

Seventy-five Days of Phobias Day 35: Green Eyed Monsters and Me

To herald the upcoming release of my third novel, Driving in Neutral—a love story about claustrophobia—I am running the 75 Days of Phobia series. It takes Maxwell, the claustrophobic hero in Driving in Neutral a little while to figure this out, but sometimes you have to embrace your fear. 298 more words