Ruminations on Humanity, Escape and Sexiness: Recent Works by Kelly Kay, Leesa Cross-Smith and Alice Kaltman

Column by Ben Tanzer
Mini reviews of "Crushing" by Kelly Kay, "This Close to Okay" by Leesa Cross-Smith and "dawg towne" by Alice Kaltman.

Reflections on WriteOnCon, A Jam-Packed Online Conference for Kidlit Writers

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson finally attended her first WriteOnCon, an online conference for kidlit writers, and reflects on the experience.

"To All The Boys: Always and Forever" is the Sweetest Ending to a Beloved Series

Column by Karis Rogerson
Thoughts and reflections on the final installment in the To All the Boys film series.

7 Books That Will Make You Happy You’re Single

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
These seven literary picks brilliantly reveal the joys of singledom and will have you transforming from a Bridget Jones to a Samantha Jones in no time at all.

Lessons I Learned Ghostwriting Romance (as a Non-Romance Writer)

Column by Jay Wilburn
After ghostwriting many romance novels, Jay Wilburn learned some lessons that helped with writing stories in other genres.

Bad Romance: 10 Books To Warm Your Cold, Black Heart

Column by Sadie Hartmann
Horror fiction might seem like the least likely genre to give you that romance fix, but this list will convince you otherwise.

9 Sexy Poems to Read with Your Valentine

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Forget to buy your S.O. a Valentine’s present? Need a last-minute plan for making a night at home special? Set on wooing your literary darling? Never fear: poetry is here!

Five Literary Love Affairs To Get Lost in This Valentine's Day

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
To celebrate this Valentine’s Day, we’re revisiting some favorite literary love affairs typically left off other lists.

Why Don't Men Read Romance?

Column by Peter Derk February 11, 2020
One brave man breaks the silence about why romance is such a snooze.

Are Functional Relationships Ever Interesting In Fiction?

Column by Peter Derk
Bumper stickers are the right place for "I love my wife." Novels are the place to tell the truth.

Tackling the Issue of Consent in Fiction

Column by Andrea J. Johnson
This article offers authors strategies for exploring the darker side of sex with safety and consent in mind.

Why I Love YA Rom Coms

Column by Christoph Paul
Whether it's on the page or on Netflix, I love a good YA rom com.

50 Provocative Questions About Romantic Subplots

Column by Peter Derk
Asking the hard, sweaty, breathless, demanding questions of romantic subplots.

150 Years Later, ‘Little Women’ Is Still The Biggest Of Deals

Column by Meredith Borders
On its sesquicentennial, Louisa May Alcott’s novel is still challenging readers.

LURID: Stalker Lit and "You"

Column by Karina Wilson
Lifetime's long-awaited adaptation of Stalker Lit epic, "You", hits our screens this weekend, starring delectable Dan from "Gossip Girl", Penn Badgley. Can we take pleasure in such antiheroes?

7 Interesting Romance Fiction Trends from the Past 10 Years

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Looking to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day? We’re diving into the eclectic world of romance novels to uncover some popular and kooky subgenres that just might tug at your heartstrings.

Rocket Launcher Bayonets, Secret Babies, Rock Powers: This Is 'License To Love'

Column by Peter Derk February 5, 2018
Only through surviving one of the oddest reading experiences of all time can you earn your License to Love.

50 Signs You’re In Love With A Writer

Column by Annie Neugebauer April 24, 2017
You might be in love with a writer if...

6 Couples in Literature Who Should Just Break Up Already

Column by Riki Cleveland February 23, 2017
You might have your OTP, but we have couples who should just call it quits.

9 Gothic Novels Less than 40 Years Old

Column by Annie Neugebauer January 23, 2017
Gothic fiction may be a genre born of tradition, but these 9 atmospheric novels aren’t even over the hill!

25 Days of Christmas Romances

Column by Riki Cleveland
Here’s 25 days of Christmas romances to warm you up as the temperatures outside dip. Baby it’s cold outside, but the romances in these novels are sure to heat things up.
Bookshots: 'A Bloom of Bones' by Allen Morris Jones

Bookshots: 'A Bloom of Bones' by Allen Morris Jones

Review by Stephanie Bonjack
A dead body discovered in small-town big sky country directs all eyes to a lone cowboy with a complicated past.

10 Things We Can Learn About Writing from 'You’re the Worst'

Column by Max Booth III September 26, 2016
We dig deep into Stephen Falk's complicated FXX series.

Vampires in Wuthering Heights

Column by Annie Neugebauer August 15, 2016
Within Wuthering Heights there’s evidence to interpret this plot: Cathy becomes a vampire, haunting Heathcliff for years before turning him into one so they can roam the moors together eternally.

Google's A.I. Gets Sexy, Reads 2,865 Romance Novels

News by Peter Derk May 5, 2016
How do you make an A.I. sound less rigid? Make it a romance reader.