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...
Let’s talk about books. There’s nothing I love more than cracking open a volume, going to the first page and diving into a great story. As writers, we hope to create characters and worlds that truly resonate with readers...
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
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
Big Myths That Should Be Dispelled About Romance Novels If you’re a fan of romance, then you’ve probably heard an insult or two regarding your favorite genre. And for those who don’t often gravitate towards romance for various reasons, now is the time to listen up and take this into consideration. You might be… Continue reading Big Myths That Should Be Dispelled About Romance Novels: a romance blogger post by multi-genre author Marie Lavender
Five Ideal Settings for a Marriage Proposal So, you’ve FINALLY found the girl of your dreams. She is just perfect! You even finish each other’s sentences. But well, marriage, as anyone would know, is not walk in the park. It is more like a battlefield, if you ask any of those veteran married people.… Continue reading Five Ideal Settings for a Marriage Proposal: a guest post by Sarah Jacobs
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
Top Valentine's Day Traditions around the World To some people, Valentine’s Day is just a 'Hallmark holiday', while others take it very seriously. Judging by the traditions discussed below, it’s clear that Valentine’s Day celebrations have been present around the world a lot longer than Hallmark has been in business. Today, we go over… Continue reading Top Valentine’s Day Traditions around the World: a guest post by Dating Connections
Unique and Romantic Date Ideas for Those Crispy Winter Days Whether you and your beau have been going out for a long time or you’ve recently met through a BBW dating site, you should take the time to plan your dates and spend quality time together to deepen your intimacy and strengthen your bond.… Continue reading Unique and Romantic Date Ideas for those Crispy Winter Days: a guest post by Dating Connections