HaBO: Hero Ghostwrites His Aunt’s Books
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Articles / February 4, 2020

This HaBO comes from Mary, who is trying to find what she describes as “British chick lit”: I’m hoping you can help me find a book I read several years ago, in the middle of a British chick lit binge! I really thought it was a Jill Mansell, but none of the plot descriptions are ringing bells and I don’t want to read through her entire backlist to find it. The plot I remember is mostly the secondary plot I think. I’m pretty sure it was the main characters best friend or sister, which is what is making it difficult! She wanted to find a boyfriend, who was hardworking and had a real job of some sort, and keeps rejecting the playboy of the town for being a layabout living off of his rich author aunt. The plot twist is that she discovers he’s actually writing the books for his aunt because she’s had writer’s block for years. Then she’s interested because he does work & she doesn’t have an excuse anymore, but he doesn’t think she likes him for him. I don’t remember how it ends or what the main plot was. I think it took place in Cornwall…

Wolves, Dance Teachers, & More
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Articles / February 4, 2020

Polaris Rising RECOMMENDED: Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik is $1.99! This is a sci-fi romance that released last year and I absolutely loved it. You can read my A- here: I am so incredibly happy that this book is in the world, especially after feeling like I’ve exhausted all my sci-fi romance options. Polaris Rising is exciting. It’s funny. It’s fan-fucking-tastic. My quibbles are minor in comparison to the joyful Good Book Noises I made while reading this. As the seventh of nine children, Ada von Hasenberg knows that her only value to House von Hasenberg is as a political pawn in an arranged marriage. But after watching two of her older sisters get auctioned off to horrible men, Ada refuses to play her part. She flees off-planet and disappears for two years. Ada’s father, fed up with her rebellion, offers a bounty for her safe return. The universe is a big place, but mercs are everywhere, and Ada is caught. With the merc ship full, she’s forced to share a cell with Marcus Loch, the Devil of Fornax Zero. Rumor has it he murdered every commanding officer who issued orders during the Fornax Rebellion. All anyone knows for sure is…

HaBO: Hero & Heroine Play Matchmaker for Each Other
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Articles / February 4, 2020

This HaBO is from Jenny, who is looking for this historical romance: I’m looking for a historical romance, but I don’t have much to go on unfortunately. The heroine’s relative (possibly father/grandfather) is forcing her to marry. She’s been given a little bit of time to choose for herself before the relative selects a husband for her. The hero is her friend and has to marry for some reason as well. So they decide to help each other find a spouse, essentially matchmaking for each other. The best part is that the hero is in love with her. So he sends the heroine a lot of dud suitors while trying to court her himself or get her to see that he’s an option. I’d appreciate any help with this. I read it around 8-10 years ago. I know of a few where the hero plays matchmaker for the heroine, but not a both scenario.

Podcast 390, Your Transcript is Ready
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Articles / February 4, 2020

The transcript for Podcast 390. RWA One Month Later, Part III: Jessie Edwards, Marketing and PR Manager, RWA has been posted! This podcast transcript was handcrafted with meticulous skill by Garlic Knitter. Many thanks. ❤ Click here to subscribe to The Podcast →

Guest Squee: Good Omens (2019)
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Articles / February 4, 2020

Good Omens (2019) by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett Squee Not a Book This guest review comes from Rhoda Baxter! Rhoda writes contemporary romantic comedies about smart women and nice guy heroes. She also writes multicultural women’s fiction as Jeevani Charika. Her latest Christmas novella is Christmas for Commitmentphobes. Rhoda can be found on her website or on Twitter (@rhodabaxter). … Good Omens is being shown on TV in the UK. It’s been available on Amazon Prime for months and on DVD since November. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m mildly obsessed with it. I first read Good Omens when it came out in paperback all the way back in the 90s. I had never heard of Neil Gaiman, but I loved Terry Pratchett. It’s one of the few books that I’ve re-read many times because it makes me laugh every time. As a fan, I was wary when they said it was going to be adapted for TV … but then less wary when I heard that Neil Gaiman would be writing the adaptation. Now, having seen it, I think that maybe the adaptation is even better than the book. For those who don’t know it,…