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Flashbacks of 2019 and Looking Ahead to 2020 – A Chance for Renewal…and Reincarnation?

Hi, readers! I hope you’re having a wonderful New Year celebration! 😀 Such a crazy busy year, right?

Anyway, let’s get down to discussing why we’re here. If you’re a loyal follower, then you know I do a New Year’s Eve post every year.

When our clocks and calendars reset, and we switch to another digit or two once a year, it becomes a time of renewal. A chance to look back on the ups and downs – our experiences throughout the year – and to digest the opportunity of starting over. Finally, it’s a clean slate, though our memories will always be with us, and thereby color the past and present in numerous ways.

For some reason, this ‘reset’, so to speak, always makes me think about the idea of reincarnation.

Due to some parts of my personality, I’ve actually wondered in the past if I would’ve fared better as a Victorian woman (LOL). Whether or not this concept jives with your belief system, in a way, we reinvent ourselves each year – reincarnate – shucking the cocoons we’ve been in just to face our metamorphoses with new wings and horizons. The reset is often cathartic.

Chris Flexen, Unsplash

 

To honor this notion, I’ve decide to take a moment and list some reincarnation romances I found on Amazon. Afterwards, I’ll give you an overview of all the I Love Romance Blog posts from 2019, divided by respective category. Just in case you missed any of them! 😉

Without further ado, let’s check out some romance books with a reincarnation theme…

https://books2read.com/u/bPRBPd
https://books2read.com/u/b5QVyG
https://books2read.com/u/4DEpMQ
https://books2read.com/u/bw2ZPZ
https://books2read.com/u/4XZVp9
https://books2read.com/u/4NQ6zz
https://books2read.com/u/49Qj1Y
https://books2read.com/u/b6kd6y
https://books2read.com/u/mYKdNo
https://books2read.com/u/bQaY86
https://books2read.com/u/mZBn9B
https://books2read.com/u/bWBMX1
https://books2read.com/u/mVrkG6
https://books2read.com/u/mv2QAX
https://books2read.com/u/mlaNvq
https://books2read.com/u/bzvME2
https://books2read.com/u/4j1X9Z
https://books2read.com/u/bzvM02
https://books2read.com/u/mgGpX6
https://books2read.com/u/3Lp1WX
https://books2read.com/u/4Ax890
https://books2read.com/u/b5QVAG
https://books2read.com/u/mdG8pO
https://books2read.com/u/3npa6R
https://books2read.com/u/47En2j
https://books2read.com/u/4j1X9X
https://books2read.com/u/bzvM0z
https://books2read.com/u/bPRBqA
https://books2read.com/u/3Lp1W7
https://books2read.com/u/4Ax89q
https://books2read.com/u/b5QVAA
https://books2read.com/u/m2rWgO
https://books2read.com/u/4ExwGA
https://books2read.com/u/4DEpwA
https://books2read.com/u/bpEeXW
https://books2read.com/u/3yvkBv
https://books2read.com/u/49QjzM
https://books2read.com/u/b6kdnM
https://books2read.com/u/mYKd0x
https://books2read.com/u/bQaYre
https://books2read.com/u/mZBnRp
https://books2read.com/u/bWBMVY
https://books2read.com/u/3kpyEO
https://books2read.com/u/mVrkMl
https://books2read.com/u/mqD6yQ
https://books2read.com/u/3RarQj
https://books2read.com/u/mv2QeV
https://books2read.com/u/bO6KB9
https://books2read.com/u/mlaNDP
https://books2read.com/u/mdG8gO
https://books2read.com/u/47En7j
https://books2read.com/u/bzvMYz
https://books2read.com/u/b5QVdA
https://books2read.com/u/38E7jB
https://books2read.com/u/4Exw5A
https://books2read.com/u/4DEpLA
https://books2read.com/u/bpEe5W

Wow, they all look awesome! Let’s see what happened this year, too.

Listed below are the links to all of our posts from 2019.

Character/Author Interviews

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/19/exclusive-interview-with-author-lisa-doughty-and-look-at-historical-romance-ella-and-the-experiment/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/exclusive-interview-with-author-faye-hall-and-look-at-historical-romance-wrath-and-mercy/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/a-character-interview-with-josh-from-think-of-me-plus-a-chat-with-author-kat-schuessler/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/05/a-character-interview-with-selene-from-selfs-blossom-plus-chat-with-author-david-russell/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/12/character-interview-with-abigail-from-lady-saves-the-duke-plus-a-chat-with-author-annabelle-anders/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/14/exclusive-interview-with-author-scarlett-holloway-plus-a-look-at-mc-romantic-suspense-policy-of-truth/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/character-interview-with-dylan-from-lyrical-embrace-plus-a-chat-with-author-amber-daulton/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/exclusive-interview-with-author-kimberly-stuart-plus-look-at-contemporary-romance-sugar/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/28/exclusive-interview-with-author-kaitlynzq-and-a-look-at-romance-audiobook-legend-of-song-de-light/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/02/exclusive-interview-with-author-nicolina-martin-plus-look-at-mafia-romance-suspense-heat/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/09/exclusive-interview-with-author-sheri-langer-plus-look-at-contemporary-romance-love-lines/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/25/exclusive-interview-with-author-kathryn-troy-plus-a-look-at-time-travel-fantasy-romance-curse-of-the-amber/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/02/character-interview-with-miranda-from-the-end-of-hatred-plus-a-chat-with-author-rebecca-hefner/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/09/exclusive-interview-with-author-isabelle-moss-plus-a-look-at-adult-literary-romance-fantasy-eros-and-the-magician/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/11/exclusive-interview-with-author-sierra-n-terry-and-look-at-fantasy-romance-beneath-the-surface/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/23/exclusive-interview-with-author-dana-littlejohn-and-look-at-multicultural-erotic-romance-tri-romance/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/25/exclusive-interview-with-author-jamie-schulz-and-look-at-dystopian-western-romance-suspense-jakes-redemption/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/19/exclusive-interview-with-author-barbara-wallace-and-look-at-contemporary-vacation-romance-one-night-in-provence/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/24/exclusive-interview-with-author-chris-ann-yim-and-look-at-military-romance-liaison-in-lyudinovo/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/15/exclusive-interview-with-author-maggie-blackbird-and-look-at-multicultural-romance-sanctified-matawapit-family-series-book-three/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/11/07/exclusive-interview-with-author-angela-ford-and-look-at-new-adult-sweet-western-romance-series-the-healing-hearts-ranch/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/11/12/exclusive-interview-with-author-linda-diane-wattley-and-look-at-inspirational-military-romance-a-love-story-to-remember/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/11/14/exclusive-interview-with-author-xina-marie-uhl-and-look-at-western-romantic-comedy-lady-law-and-the-texas-derangers/

New Release/Book Features

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/07/new-release-feature-meant-to-be-kept-by-author-amelia-foster/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/02/book-feature-texas-maverick-by-authors-sable-hunter-and-ryan-oleary/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/new-release-feature-the-impalers-wife-by-author-autumn-bardot/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/book-feature-loving-justice-by-author-sable-hunter/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/23/new-release-feature-redeemed-by-author-maggie-blackbird/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/30/release-blitz-driving-reigns-by-bella-jeanisse-presented-by-words-turn-me-on/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/16/free-book-feature-the-hitmans-mistake-by-author-sally-brandle/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/06/cover-reveal-feature-dopey-women-by-author-laura-barnard/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/book-feature-the-reluctant-husband-by-author-eliot-grayson/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/17/cover-reveals-miracle-express-series-holiday-historical-romance-books-by-authors-rebecca-lovell-and-dawn-brower/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/11/26/new-release-feature-with-q-and-a-clean-contemporary-romance-rescue-road-by-author-gayle-m-irwin/

Film/Music Features

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/special-music-feature-plus-q-and-a-christopher-ferguson/

Blog Tours

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/21/blog-tour-feature-indigo-knights-series-by-a-j-downey/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/26/blog-tour-feature-multicultural-romance-expecting-tys-baby-by-empi-baryeh/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/25/blog-tour-feature-georgian-romance-wicked-wager-by-beverley-oakley/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/07/blog-tour-feature-multicultural-romance-the-destiny-series-by-gloria-silk/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/06/cover-reveal-feature-dopey-women-by-author-laura-barnard/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/blog-tour-feature-lovecontu-song-de-light-lovecontu-audio-set-by-kaitlynzq/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/book-feature-the-reluctant-husband-by-author-eliot-grayson/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/17/cover-reveals-miracle-express-series-holiday-historical-romance-books-by-authors-rebecca-lovell-and-dawn-brower/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/22/blog-tour-feature-with-q-and-a-adult-romantic-adventure-passion-punch-by-tricia-leedom-and-kindle-fire-giveaway/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/11/21/blog-tour-feature-adult-fantasy-romance-sealers-game-by-kathy-coleman/

Blog Awards

http://blog.feedspot.com/romance_book_blogs/ – TOP 100 Romance Blogs (#45)

http://blog.feedspot.com/novel_blogs/ – TOP 100 Novel Blogs (#67)

Personal Book News/Reviews

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/06/chance-to-win-a-free-historical-romance-boxed-set/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/01/vote-for-this-cover-please/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/27/two-great-reviews/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/08/heiresses-in-love-trilogy-by-marie-lavender%f0%9f%92%95-spotlight-exclusive-ebook-bundle-giveaway-%f0%9f%92%95-historical-romance/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/03/win-a-copy-of-blue-vision-and-other-books/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/12/03/a-sci-fi-romance-you-just-cant-miss/

Giveaways

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/21/blog-tour-feature-indigo-knights-series-by-a-j-downey/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/06/chance-to-win-a-free-historical-romance-boxed-set/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/26/blog-tour-feature-multicultural-romance-expecting-tys-baby-by-empi-baryeh/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/25/blog-tour-feature-georgian-romance-wicked-wager-by-beverley-oakley/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/07/blog-tour-feature-multicultural-romance-the-destiny-series-by-gloria-silk/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/16/free-book-feature-the-hitmans-mistake-by-author-sally-brandle/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/06/cover-reveal-feature-dopey-women-by-author-laura-barnard/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/08/heiresses-in-love-trilogy-by-marie-lavender%f0%9f%92%95-spotlight-exclusive-ebook-bundle-giveaway-%f0%9f%92%95-historical-romance/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/blog-tour-feature-lovecontu-song-de-light-lovecontu-audio-set-by-kaitlynzq/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/03/win-a-copy-of-blue-vision-and-other-books/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/22/blog-tour-feature-with-q-and-a-adult-romantic-adventure-passion-punch-by-tricia-leedom-and-kindle-fire-giveaway/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/11/21/blog-tour-feature-adult-fantasy-romance-sealers-game-by-kathy-coleman/

Blog Hops & Personal Romantic Thought Posts

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/06/romance-novel-memories-plus-a-reader-poll/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/12/20-questions-book-tag/

Guest Posts

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/05/top-valentines-day-traditions-around-the-world-a-guest-post-by-dating-connections/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/11/five-ideal-settings-for-a-marriage-proposal-a-guest-post-by-sarah-jacobs/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/20/we-all-have-dreams-a-guest-post-by-author-sheri-langer/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/love-at-first-sight-a-guest-post-by-author-holly-bargo/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/30/top-10-dating-tips-for-the-modern-woman-a-guest-post-by-author-kai-nicole/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/03/ten-effective-conversation-starters-for-couples-guest-post-by-dr-b-anne-hancock/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/29/stunning-tips-to-consider-before-dating-a-guest-post-by-maggie-holmes/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/11/08/6-fashion-tips-for-a-mans-first-date-a-guest-post-by-rebecca-siggers/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/11/19/planning-a-wedding-the-right-way-a-guest-post-by-dora-potter/

My Romance Articles

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/14/a-to-z-of-romance-a-valentines-romance-blogger-post-by-marie-lavender/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/big-myths-that-should-be-dispelled-about-romance-novels-a-romance-blogger-post-by-marie-lavender/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/how-shopping-correlates-with-dating-and-relationships-a-romance-blogger-post-by-marie-lavender/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/08/06/my-top-six-dream-wedding-locations-a-romance-blogger-post-by-marie-lavender/

What Does Romance Mean to Me? Series Feature

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/special-feature-what-does-romance-mean-to-me-by-lynn-chantale/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/special-feature-what-does-romance-mean-to-me-by-the-smut-report/

Heroes & Heroines Series Feature

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/heroes-heroines-special-feature-character-erica-timberly-from-lyrical-embrace-by-amber-daulton/

Poetry

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/national-poetry-month-feature-miles-of-our-memories-a-poem/

 

And, of course, we can’t forget our book reviews from 2019! Check them out, in case you missed these awesome book titles! 😉

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/16/book-review-beneath-this-mask-by-meghan-march/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/book-review-aloha-baby-by-ann-omasta/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/book-review-legends-of-lust-by-autumn-bardot/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/06/book-review-valentine-in-venice-by-kaya-quinsey/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/book-review-boardroom-bedroom-by-gemma-snow/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/22/book-review-dear-heart-by-linda-lingle/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/book-review-take-my-heart-by-j-j-sorel/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/10/book-review-the-key-of-f-by-jennifer-haskin/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/14/book-review-undercover-siren-by-ellen-mint/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/book-review-jakes-redemption-by-jamie-schulz/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/recommended-read-book-review-break-my-chains-by-nicolina-martin/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/book-review-the-homecoming-bayou-shifters-book-1-by-tammy-tate/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/18/book-review-the-impalers-wife-by-autumn-bardot/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/23/book-review-unglorious-war-by-maxine-flam/

I have so much gratitude for author Kevin Ethan, due to the excellent book review work he did for a while there on this romance blog. He was always so pleasant to me. Let’s all wish him a swift and successful recovery during this rough time he’s going through…

Well, I hope we’ve given readers some new novels to find, as well as fascinating romantic posts to glance over.

Many thanks to all the participating authors and guest content writers! ♥♥♥ You’ve helped to expand ILRB into what it is today. 😀

On a final note, I’d like to extend an invitation to both writers and readers to contribute to our guest book reviews (see our blog policy for more information). My current book reviews are closed, as I need to time to work my way down the list, but I will get to them. So…if you’d like to do a shout out with a brief commentary on a book you loved, please email me and I’ll get your guest book review scheduled. Use the subject heading ‘Interest in Writing A Guest Book Review on ILRB’. There’s no need to be shy at all! 😀 I can just put your first name on the post, if you prefer. These guest book reviews will be published on the blog in a first come, first served fashion. Additionally, as a thank you, I’ll add the book title to ‘Our Fave Reads’ page on ILRB for more exposure to romance readers. 🙂

Doesn’t sound like a bad deal, right? And, of course, we’re open to new ‘What Does Romance Mean to Me’ posts. You do not need to have written or published a book to participate!

In the meantime, I’m always willing to help out with book features, new release features, author and character interviews, and other types of posts to promote your work.

I hope you have a wonderful, successful new year, and it leaves you healthy and content! 😉

Happy reading, as always, and Happy New Year, everyone! 🎉

Authors, Blogging, Books, Event, Fiction, Hope, Love, Message, poems, Readers, Relationships, Romance, Writers

Romantic Reflections: 2015

Romance

heart-shaped-rose

Why do we love romance? Why do we hang onto romantic phrases in love poems, novels, song verses or words uttered by a lover? Why indeed have writers throughout the ages attempted to capture this ideal of “love” so completely with the written word? Because, in some ways, love is elusive, a treasure just out of reach, or rather it’s complex and difficult to describe.

For me, my love of romance is reminiscent of the times when women were considered ‘ladies’ and men were ‘gentlemen’. There was a genteel or eloquent approach to life. There’s a reason some women get breathless with romantic gestures, such as offering a rose or getting down on one knee. These gestures show respect, appreciation and deep affection for the individual they are directed at. And there are millions of other little ways to be romantic, and they don’t have to be big, expensive gestures. All it takes are honest intentions, and a little creativity.

Links to Classic Romance Novels:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10604842/Best-romantic-novels-of-all-time.html

http://entertainment.time.com/2007/02/14/top-10-romantic-books/slide/all/
http://www.datingonline.org/dating/novels/

Links to Top Love Songs:

http://allwomenstalk.com/top-20-classic-romantic-songs/

http://www.billboard.com/articles/list/1538839/top-50-love-songs-of-all-time

http://top40.about.com/od/top10lists/tp/top100lovesongs.htm

Links to Top Romantic Poetry:

http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/famous/love/

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/love-poems

http://www.poetrysoup.com/famous_love_poems/

Romance, I think, is a timeless notion, and if you or your partner can manage to bring out these gestures now and then, you can be reminded again of that deep connection you share with that person, and the evolving love between you. For romantic love is not without its hardships. There will be ups and downs, and you’ll grow as individuals. But a lasting love will stand the test of time, and the occasional conflict that arises. Life is pretty nutty sometimes. It can be stressful. But, having a partner who supports you in the good times and the rough times? That’s priceless. And I think that deep, lasting love is the kind of connection that most romance writers are trying to convey.

So, that’s my take on it. Feel free to post your own comments about your take on this – why you love romance – below. I’d love to hear from you! ♥♥♥

Well, as this rounds out another year for us, I thought I’d also give a brief overview of what’s happened on the I Love Romance Blog this year.

On last January 2nd, I did a post about our top blog post for 2014. You can check it out here to find out why it was so popular.

This year, I also offered some book excerpts from some of my works in progress: Upon Your Love, the future book three of the Heiresses in Love Series (historical romance); Blue Vision, a sci-fi romance; and Blood Instincts, the future book two of the Blood at First Sight Series (paranormal romance/urban fantasy). Check them out! 🙂

I also linked to several of my author interviews. Here are the links:

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/author-interview-on-rachael-stapletons-blog/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/marie-lavender-an-interview-from-her-latest-release-second-nature/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/my-author-interview-on-crystal-miles-gauthiers-blog/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/last-monday-with-marie-lavender/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/27/marie-lavender-stops-by-to-chat-old-flames-and-a-new-book/

You can catch some reviews of my books on the I Love Romance Blog as well:

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/5-star-review-for-leather-and-lace/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/double-reviews-for-second-nature/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/a-short-and-sweet-five-star-review/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/10/double-5-star-reviews-for-uyr-uyh/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/5-stars-for-second-nature/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/great-review-for-second-nature/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/awesome-5-star-review-for-second-nature/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/a-short-and-sweet-review-for-uyr/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/thoughtful-5-star-review-for-second-nature/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/27/second-chance-heart-by-marie-lavender/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/great-4-star-review-for-second-nature-on-readers-favorite/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/27/5-star-review-for-sch/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/double-reviews-for-sch/

We were very privileged to have many character interviews from some awesome romance novels, as well as chats with those authors, this year! Check out all the highlights here:

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/a-character-interview-with-sophia-marcil-from-curse-of-the-purple-delhi-sapphire-plus-a-conversation-with-author-rachael-stapleton/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/character-interview-candy-frost-from-miracles-in-the-making-plus-chat-author-adrienne-davenport/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/a-character-interview-with-kathleen-from-kathleens-undressed-plus-a-conversation-with-author-celia-kennedy/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/a-character-interview-with-keri-sunderland-from-lost-scared-plus-a-conversation-with-author-k-c-sprayberry/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/a-character-interview-with-sepalika-from-saved-in-sri-lanka-plus-a-conversation-with-author-devika-fernando/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/character-interview-with-vikki-ward-from-the-end-of-camelot-plus-author-diana-rubino/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/character-interview-with-robert-from-the-dukes-bedeviled-bride-plus-chat-author-nina-mason/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/character-interview-with-cassandra-from-bound-to-a-vampire-plus-chat-with-author-grey-francis/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/character-interview-with-kyla-from-testosterone-poisoning-plus-chat-author-carole-mckee/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/character-interview-with-francine-hunter-from-the-angler-and-the-owl-plus-chat-with-author-viv-drewa/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/08/a-character-interview-with-thomas-andrews-from-changing-lives-plus-a-conversation-with-author-tracy-kincaid/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/22/a-character-interview-with-devereaux-from-devereaux-cox-plus-chat-with-author-palessa/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/a-character-interview-with-nick-from-not-quite-juliet-plus-a-chat-with-author-katherine-rhodes/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/character-interview-with-j-p-ryan-from-crewel-work-plus-chat-with-author-natalie-alder/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/character-interview-with-angel-bennett-from-angeleas-dreams-of-yesterday-plus-a-chat-with-author-linda-l-picl/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/a-character-interview-with-colin-from-my-haven-my-midnight-plus-chat-with-author-isobelle-cate/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/a-character-interview-with-eryn-omalley-from-the-gangsters-woman-plus-a-conversation-with-author-ginger-ring/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/character-interview-with-victor-titus-from-kindred-sacrifice-plus-a-chat-with-author-eryn-black/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/a-character-interview-with-julie-from-julies-ascent-plus-chat-with-author-emily-walker/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/a-character-interview-with-kristen-from-the-guardian-of-my-soul-plus-chat-author-emily-a-lawrence/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/18/a-character-interview-with-angela-from-the-healer-plus-chat-with-author-c-j-anaya/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/22/character-interview-with-elizabeth-from-mercys-angels-plus-chat-with-author-barbi-barnard/

So, we had a lot of guests this year, and it was exciting to meet every one of them! 😀

And we had a couple of new release announcements:

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/new-release-donuts-diamonds-and-assorted-details-by-debut-author-skye-mcneil/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/new-release-the-breadth-of-the-soul-by-author-linda-lee-williams/

We also had an awesome dual blog book giveaway around Valentine’s Day!

You can catch some of my original love poems on the blog here:

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/forever-a-poem/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/lovers-like-us-a-poem/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/your-kiss-a-poem/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/in-your-arms-a-poem/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/a-language-of-our-own-a-poem/

https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/home-a-poem/

And here is a review I gave for Kris Tualla’s Discreet Gentlemen Series.

I also participated in a cool blog tour with awesome authors Lois W. Stern, Vicki-Ann Bush, Celia Kennedy, Devika Fernando, Jordyn Meryl, Ella Quinn, Crystal Miles Gauthier, Adrienne Davenport, Beverly Ovalle and E.J. Frost.

On April 20th, guest poet Honcho Mars, visited us to offer some of his great romantic poetry! Yay! 😉 I hope to have more guest posts in the future with regards to the romance theme.

Also, in April I found out that I won Honorable Mention in the BTS Red Carpet Book Awards for my books published in 2014. So, that was exciting! 🙂

On April 25th, the I Love Romance Blog was nominated for an award. Pretty awesome!

In the spring, I won 2015 PnPAuthors Contest for poetry, and my winning poem, “Lovers Like Us”, was featured in the anthology, Poets & Writers in Action. Woo hoo! 😀 Here is the book, which can also be found on my Amazon author’s page and the crazy list of books on my website.

In July, I had a very cool radio interview on the popular Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! show, covering all of my paranormal books. If you missed it, you can still check it out here!

In October, I released a new romance book, Second Chance Heart, a contemporary romance. Very exciting!

As a final send-off for the year, let me leave you with these great romance quotes that I think fit the theme of this blog perfectly:

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So, to sum everything up, a lot happened this year! I hope I’ve given you some food for thought with regards to romance, and perhaps a list of different romance authors to check out! I’d like to personally thank each of my guest authors this year, all 31 of them, as well as our loyal readers! Thank you so much for making the I Love Romance Blog what it has become today! 😀

Happy New Year, readers! I will catch you here next month. 😉