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National Poetry Month Feature: J. Simon Harris and Neruda’s TWENTY LOVE POEMS AND A SONG OF DESPAIR translation

Hi, readers! It's time once again to celebrate National Poetry Month here on ILRB. Yay! 😀 Recently, I decided to mark this special occasion by letting J. Simon Harris come visit us and feature the brand-new English translation of Pablo Neruda's romantic poetry. Why? Well, do you actually need a reason to honor poetry about… Continue reading National Poetry Month Feature: J. Simon Harris and Neruda’s TWENTY LOVE POEMS AND A SONG OF DESPAIR translation

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Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by The Smut Report

Hi, readers! I am beyond pleased to announce a very special post today on the I Love Romance Blog. In recent years, I asked both authors and romance readers to come to me with their responses to this big question: “What Does Romance Mean to Me?” I was genuinely interested in what made us all… Continue reading Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by The Smut Report

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Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by Lynn Chantale

Hi, readers! I am beyond pleased to announce a very special post today on ILRB. In recent years, I asked both authors and romance readers to come to me with their responses to this big question: “What Does Romance Mean to Me?” I was genuinely interested in what made us all tick, what continued to… Continue reading Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by Lynn Chantale

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National Poetry Month Feature: “Miles of Our Memories” – a poem

Hi, readers! April is here again! 🙂 To celebrate National Poetry Month, I decided to write a romantic poem, inspired by my relationship with my fiancé. Here it is:   Miles of Our Memories A special anniversary approaches… How many times have we crossed these miles? More than I can count. Distance separates us again… Continue reading National Poetry Month Feature: “Miles of Our Memories” – a poem

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“Aching Heart” – a poem

Aching Heart Taillights easing farther away, my eyelids shutter. Even before you’ve left, I ache for you. Missing you is pain. In bed I yearn for your arms to hold me tight once more, yet the room is dark and cold. All I have are memories, the remnant of your kiss on my lips, your… Continue reading “Aching Heart” – a poem

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“A Lover’s Vow” – a poem

A Lover’s Vow Well over ten years have passed… Still every touch, every word, every look feels right. When you hold me close at the day’s end, once all our obligations have subsided, and I can at last rest against your chest as we talk softly, you’re the only home I’ve ever wanted or needed.… Continue reading “A Lover’s Vow” – a poem

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The Relevance of Romance and Romantic Literature in Modern Society: a guest post by Inkitt

The Relevance of Romance and Romantic Literature in Modern Society   Romance has always been a universal theme of literary relevance. While some people today are of the belief that Romanticism has seen its day, many more would argue that it is still alive and well. In fact, one could even present the case that… Continue reading The Relevance of Romance and Romantic Literature in Modern Society: a guest post by Inkitt

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Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by Belinda Y. Hughes

Hi, readers! I am beyond pleased to announce a very special post today on ILRB. Recently, I asked both authors and romance readers to come to me with their responses to this big question: “What Does Romance Mean to Me?” I was genuinely interested in what made us all tick, what continued to draw us… Continue reading Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by Belinda Y. Hughes

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Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by Cleo Scornavacca, plus giveaway…

Hi, readers! I am beyond pleased to announce a very special post today on ILRB. Recently, I asked both authors and romance readers to come to me with their responses to this big question: “What Does Romance Mean to Me?” I was genuinely interested in what made us all tick, what continued to draw us… Continue reading Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by Cleo Scornavacca, plus giveaway…

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Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by Tanya W. Newman

Hi, readers! I am beyond pleased to announce a very special post today on ILRB. Recently, I asked both authors and romance readers to come to me with their responses to this big question: “What Does Romance Mean to Me?” I was genuinely interested in what made us all tick, what continued to draw us… Continue reading Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by Tanya W. Newman