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Just when romance readers thought their beloved genre had reached a new level of embarrassment with E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey… And just when we thought romance novels, as a whole, had published every bit of controversial and explicit content it could allow… Christian imprint Bethany House Publishers gives you, For Such a Time by Kate Breslin.  Just...

What woman has time to sit down, relax, and read a good holiday romance novel in December? No surprise here, but the answer is hardly any. Some of the best holiday titles are left on the shelf and forgotten in the craziness of the holiday season. However, with summer sales like “Christmas in July” you can finally pick out that romantic snow fallen novel you’ve been eyeing for months...

Internationally renowned male escort service Cowboys4Angels has teamed up with innovative hybrid publisher Riverdale Avenue Books to publish The Vegas Virgin by Lissa Trevor, a pseudonym for a USA Today best-selling erotic romance writer. “Once I saw the Cowboy4Angels website, the men there reminded me of my cover models, except more accessible,” said Trevor. “It sparked my creativity. What if the reader could have their own adventure with the man on the cover of their book? What would you do if the rules didn’t apply...

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Lana Finch is a twenty-five-year-old social worker. She believes wholeheartedly in saving the world—one broken kid at a time. Lana is headstrong, she’s righteous and she’ll let nothing stand in her way. Except for maybe her entire family that’s financially dependent on her. Enter Mozey Cruz, the eighteen-year-old juvenile delinquent assigned to her charge. He’s an illusive artist, he’s misunderstood, and he’s a natural born troublemaker. Their love is illegal, much like Mozey’s undocumented status in the States. So Lana...

1- They Open Your Mind A lot of people don’t actually know what turns them on, they don’t know what they like or what they want to try and experiment with. Sometimes it takes the power of suggestion, or a friend to say “hmmmm I thought that was weird, but I guess it is OK, I am not alone in this, I am going to try it”. 2- They Empower Women Romance novels are usually written by women, for women, and they don’t give women feelings of inadequacies like other media does. The heroins don’t need to be modelesque...

Enjoy a sneak peak at “Pairing Off” the debut novel from contemporary romance author Elizabeth Harmon, a Carina Press Feb. 2015 release. American pairs figure skater Carrie Parker isn’t just famous—she’s infamous. After her philandering partner caused one of the greatest scandals in skating history, Carrie’s dreams of gold, not to mention her career, are ruined, until a mysterious invitation reunites her with Russia’s sexiest male skater…and the first man Carrie ever loved. Anton Belikov has sacrificed much in pursuit...

You know the scene in “Sleeping With the Enemy” where Julia Roberts is holding onto the boat during the storm and then she slips into the water? We all knew that she actually knew how to swim, but the water was so rough that it was terrifying to watch anyway! Well, that’s how I felt, like Julia Roberts slipping off the boat into rough waters, as I tried to navigate “Dating’s...

It has been decided…Jamie Dornan is the new Christian Grey after Charlie Hunnam pulled out of the production for various reasons. Jamie Dornan has been in a few movies, but nothing major, I guess the producers were looking for someone fresh faced that we’d have no pre-conceived judgements about. What do you all think? ...

Riverdale Avenue Books, the innovative hybrid publisher, will move their signature erotica and erotic romance reading series Between the Covers to Manhattan’s renowned Museum of Sex, and to Riverdale’s own An Beal Bocht. The monthly series will feature best-selling authors each month, as well as their signature Dirty Word Raffle for free books and prizes. The Romance Beat team would like to invite all our readers out to the first reading series this Columbus Day! Between the Covers will take place in Riverdale, New York, where the...

On The Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth, Nicholas Sparks confessed his love for his characters, his book, and his career. His enthusiastic answers for each interview question gave fans an inside look at the romantic writer’s insight. Wentworth started off asking Sparks about his newest book The Longest Ride. In the book there are two plots: one of Ira and Ruth, a Jewish couple who fall in love in the 1930’s South. Their story is an epic of the ups and downs of marriage and love as couples grow throughout their life. The second story...