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Why Romance Novels Matter !!

  Brought to you by Adam & Eve What do you say when someone asks if you enjoy reading romance novels? Do you answer with a loud and proud “yes,” or do you hedge, saying you read them, but just for fun, as if being a serious enthusiast is akin to being a pervert? Do you, in other words, give in to the idea that there’s something shameful about loving a good romance story? You’re not alone. The truth is, society has stacked the deck against those of us who love romance novels. There are still major misconceptions surrounding the genre, namely that it is a frivolous pastime enjoyed only by bored housewives. No other type of literature has endured the same level of malignant criticism or unfair categorization. The term “Harlequin romance,” which refers to one of the largest and oldest distributors of romance novels, has become shorthand for “trash” and “smut.” And all this hatred exists even while romance novels continue to be one of the fastest-growing and top-selling gen

Winter Pick-me-up Giveaway Hop

  Welcome to the  Winter Pick-me-upgiveaway Hop  This time around I'm giving away,  $5 Amazon GC. All you have to do is leave your comment telling me what you do to get yourself out of the winter blues !! **Don't forget to leave your email-address so  I know how to reach you.** Whenever I feel those blues coming on and  need my pick-me-up, I grab some great reads !!   Wait, who am i kidding.  I read as often as I get the chance no matter my mood :) AND... make sure you visit Roane Publishing , for some great new reading material.   My title from Roane is Harper's Wish Blurb: Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time of year, but for Harper Donaldson it’s just another day. Orphaned at an early age, she doesn’t have a single good memory of Christmas. But, when a Santa’s Mailbox mysteriously appears in the lobby of the post office where she works as postmistress, Harper wonders what it could hurt to send her own letter to Santa.