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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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A to Z’s of Romance: a Valentine’s romance blogger post by multi-genre author Marie Lavender

A to Z's of Romance   I launched this blog in 2014. It just occurred to me that I haven’t written a post of my own in a while. Mainly I just share authors’ new releases, interview both authors and characters, we feature guest posts about romance, and we started offering book reviews in the… Continue reading A to Z’s of Romance: a Valentine’s romance blogger post by multi-genre author Marie Lavender

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Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by Katherine McIntyre

Hi, readers! I am beyond pleased to announce a very special post today on ILRB. In 2017 and 2018, 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… Continue reading Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by Katherine McIntyre

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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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Chivalry Doesn’t Have to Be Dead: a romance blogger post by multi-genre author Marie Lavender

Chivalry Doesn't Have to Be Dead   It isn’t a reach to suppose that many romance readers spent part of their childhoods dreaming of sweeping fairytale relationships, comprised of a white knight on a steed coming to a maiden’s rescue after slaying a dragon for her. Or, for a feminist type, perhaps she was indeed… Continue reading Chivalry Doesn’t Have to Be Dead: a romance blogger post by multi-genre author Marie Lavender

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How to Meet Your Soul Mate in This High-Tech World: a guest post by Dating Connections

Innovative Yet Safe Ways to Meet Your Soul Mate in This High-Tech World   We cannot escape the fact that we’re living in the world where basically everything happens online, regardless of whether we’re talking about something as trivial as food ordering or stalking our favorite celebrities on Snapchat. Still, we can’t help but wonder… Continue reading How to Meet Your Soul Mate in This High-Tech World: a guest post by Dating Connections

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My Romantic Thought of the Day 50

The person who's right for you may not come in the package you're expecting, so keep an open heart and an open mind. https://twitter.com/marielavender1/status/865283970656849923

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Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by Lashanta Charles

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 Lashanta Charles

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Special Feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me? by Isobelle Cate

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 Isobelle Cate