Blogging, Marie Lavender, Message, Readers

On Hiatus – SORRY

The truth I'm on a bit of a break for a while. With illnesses and numerous time constraints this year, I just can't focus on my blogs or my author newsletter the way I did in the past. I have so much on my plate, and am simply overwhelmed. But I've gone for far too long, trying to do everything on my own. I am not sure when I'll be back, if at all. I don't think it will be forever, just enough to take some time for myself and accomplish other tasks...

article, Blogging, Contemporary, Couples Goals, Date Night, Dating Tips, Event, feature, Love, Message, Planning an Event, Readers, Relationships, Romance, romantic ideas, Special Feature, tips, Traditions, travel

Ten Tips for Managing a Long Distance Relationship: a guest post by Emily Moore

10 Tips for Managing a Long Distance Relationship -- Waiting for that special someone to get home? Be it your new bae or your old one, you’d want them to feel how much they mean to you. Even if you live far from each other, long-distance relationships (LDR) can be surprisingly easy. From keeping the flame alive through regular chats and video calls to planning romantic getaways, an LDR doesn’t have to be so isolating. In this blog, we’ll provide tips for managing a long-distance relationship – whether it’s your first or sixth. Whether yours is a short-term arrangement or something longer-term, these tricks will make distance relationship love messages easier on both of you...

article, Couples Goals, Event, feature, Guest Writer, Hope, Love, Message, Readers, Relationships, Romance, romantic ideas, Special Feature, tips

Six Steps to Building a Long-Lasting Relationship: a guest post by Emily Moore

Keeping a relationship alive and kicking is no easy feat. How do relationships last so long? It takes a lot of effort, time, and patience to maintain a happy partnership...

article, Blogging, book lovers, Book News, Books, Event, feature, Message, Readers, Romance, romantic ideas

Why Men Should Read Romance: a guest post by Rebecca A. Corio

Let’s talk about romance novels for a minute. Romance novels come with a specific stigma. They’re “cheap, cheesy, trashy, not real literature”… Do any of these sound familiar? Then, there’s the fact that romance novels are written for women only. Aren’t they? Maybe once upon a time. Now? That would be debatable. But consider, at least for the purpose of this post, that romance novels aren’t specifically written, NOT for men. Men read. As a matter of fact, men read a lot. And contrary to popular belief, a lot of men read.

Action & Adventure, annual, article, Authors, Blog Share, Blogging, book lovers, Book News, Book Release, Books, characters, Contemporary, Dating Tips, Drama, Event, Fantasy, feature, Fiction, Historical, Interview, Message, New Beginnings, new release, Readers, Relationships, Romance, Romance Subgenres, Second Chances, Special Feature, Time Travel, Writers

Ghosts of 2021: Romance Past, Present, and Future – New Year’s Eve Post

As the end of the year drifts toward us and we look toward tomorrow in hopes of better days to come, it behooves us to look at a mixture of the past, present, and future in preparation for the new year ahead. I guess that’s why I’ve chosen a time travel theme this year for the new romance books I’m spotlighting in this annual post. Without further ado, here they are!

Authors, Blogging, book lovers, Book News, Book Release, Books, Contemporary, Drama, Event, feature, Fiction, Hope, Message, New Beginnings, Readers, reflections, Relationships, Romance, Romance Movies, romantic comedy, Second Chances, Special Feature, Writing

Blog Tour Feature: The Sound of Violet by Allen Wolf

Blog Tour Feature: The Sound of Violet by Allen Wolf NEW RELEASE - A man believes he found his perfect soulmate, but his autism keeps him from realizing she’s actually a prostitute... I am pleased to announce a cool book blog tour going on right now, presented by Allen Wolf, an author I met during my journey! Congratulations on your romantic comedy! When a new book comes out, it is always an exciting time for authors! Let's hear a little about this new book. Desperate to find his soulmate, Shawn goes on one awkward date after another until he encounters the alluring Violet.

article, bad boy, BBW or Curvy, Blogging, book lovers, Books, characters, clean romance, Contemporary, Couples Goals, dark romance, Event, Fantasy, feature, Fiction, Historical, Historical Romance, Hope, LGBT, Love, Mafia Romance, Message, Military Romance, Multicultural/Interracial, New Adult, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Readers, reflections, Research, Romance, Romance Subgenres, Romance Tropes, romantic comedy, romantic ideas, Romantic Suspense, Second Chances, small town, Special Feature, sports romance, Stories, Traditions, vacation romance, Writers, Writing

What Most People Don’t Know about Romance Novels: a romance blogger post by multi-genre author Marie Lavender

I’ve debunked the top myths about romance books before, but today I’d like to discuss facets of the genre that many of us don’t always think about...

article, Authors, Blogging, book lovers, Book Release, Books, Contemporary, feature, Fiction, Guest Writer, Message, new release, Readers, reflections, Relationships, Romance, Romance Tropes, romantic ideas, Stories, Writing

Heroes in Disguise: a guest post by Kelle Z. Riley

The concept of disguises dates back much further than our Man-of-Steel. Nearly every culture has elements of disguise in their rituals and religious expressions, as well as in their forms of entertainment. From morality plays to masquerade balls, Samhain to Shakespeare, disguised figures exist in both culture and entertainment. Disguise, apparently, has deep psychological things to say about us, too.

article, Blogging, Budgeting, conflict resolution, Contemporary, Couples Goals, Event, Love, Making Decisions, Message, Planning an Event, Readers, reflections, Relationships, Romance, tips, Traditions, Wedding

Ten Signs You Are Ready for Marriage: a guest post by Jade Langton

Marriage is something that should be taken very seriously. Therefore, it is crucial to know whether you are ready for it or not. Read a comprehensive article on this topic; we've put together factual information for you!

Blogging, Books, Contemporary, Date Night, Event, feature, Guest Writer, love poem, Message, New Beginnings, poem, Poet, Poetry, Readers, Relationships, Romance, romantic ideas, Singles, steamy, Writers, Writing

Poetry Spotlight: David Russell on Mysterious Sensuality

Now and then on the I Love Romance Blog, I recognize poets and their wonderful, romantic poems. Today David Russell has stopped by to showcase some of his work for us...