Category: Question

Question: Did RT Get It Right?

Question: Did RT Get It Right?

Last week, RT Romantic Times announced their annual award nominees. Do you agree/disagree with their choices? Did they miss any award-worthy titles? Here’s my 2 cents on their picks: Wolf With Benefits by Shelly Laurenston Only Lycans Need Apply by Michele Bardsley Breath of Fire by Liliana Hart Macrieve by Kresley Cole Savage Betrayal by […]

— Posted November 21, 2013 by Carmel / 13 Comments
Question: What Makes a Better Cover…Headed or Headless?

Question: What Makes a Better Cover…Headed or Headless?

My first reaction to this question was headed, all-the-way! As a general rule, most romance covers are pretty generic and a girl can only see so much man nipplage before they all begin to blend together. My original thought was that adding a face to go along with the six-pack helps to differentiate one rock-hard […]

— Posted November 7, 2013 by Carmel / 21 Comments
Question: Do You Ever Picture A  “Bob” You Know?

Question: Do You Ever Picture A “Bob” You Know?

I don’t have a problem differentiating my “real” men from my “fictional” ones but I haven’t undergone the ultimate test yet, reading a book with #1’s name in it. If any male is going to infringe on my fantasy land it would be him. I do however sometimes struggle when I read books back-to-back that […]

— Posted October 31, 2013 by Carmel / 4 Comments
Question: Can You Quote a Book Without Looking?

Question: Can You Quote a Book Without Looking?

I don’t have an overly awesome memory for things like book quotes given the sheer number of novels I read on a yearly basis. That’s what GoodReads is for. But, there are definitely a few that have stuck with me over the long haul. Here are a few of my favourite werewolf quotes: [quote]You forget, […]

— Posted October 17, 2013 by Carmel / 5 Comments
Question: How Seriously Do You Take Goodreads Ratings?

Question: How Seriously Do You Take Goodreads Ratings?

I tend to take ratings on GoodReads with a grain of salt; even more so now that Amazon has acquired them and has begun to hide reviews that they deem are “inappropriate”. I also hate the fact that the site allows users to rate a book months (or even years) before publication. And, I’m not […]

— Posted October 3, 2013 by Carmel / 22 Comments
Question: Do Romance Heroes Always Have To Be SO Broken?

Question: Do Romance Heroes Always Have To Be SO Broken?

Lately I’ve found myself pondering how an author can claim that their protagonist is a “alpha male” when in reality, they are more “beta” because of all their underlying issues. Like most, I love a good tortured hero but recently they seem to be a dime a dozen. If I have to read about one […]

— Posted September 26, 2013 by Carmel / 22 Comments
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