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New Release: Highland Passage

#1 Hot New Release in Time Travel Romance

#3 Hot New Release in Scottish Historical Romance

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What would you risk to find love?

Mackenzie Cooper has had it with romance. On her way home from another blind date arranged by her well-meaning sister, she is caught in a snowstorm. While maneuvering the twists and turns of the icy road, Mackenzie loses control of her car and crashes into the rocky hillside.

When a rugged Scotsman pulls her to safety, Mackenzie is sure she must be hallucinating. Through the storm’s fury, he takes her to shelter in one of the mysterious stone chambers scattered throughout Putnam County, New York. Snowbound, Mackenzie must wait out the storm with this strange, kilted man who claims to be a Highlander from eighteenth-century Scotland. By morning, she not only believes Ciarán MacRae’s story but has also lost her heart just in time for him to kiss her, promise his love—and then vanish.

Unable to forget him, Mackenzie returns again and again to the stone chamber, hoping to unlock the secret of Ciarán’s disappearance. But if she does, she will have to decide whether her fierce feelings for Ciarán are worth abandoning all that she knows to travel through time to find her gallant Scotsman.

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Why People Love Romance Novels – Oprah.com

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You probably know someone with a stack of steamy novels teetering next to her bed or cued up on her Kindle. And maybe that someone is you. Romance, after all, is fiction’s big best-selling category, accounting for nearly $1.5 billion in sales in 2012—more than mystery and science fiction combined. And according to the Romance Writers of America, the average die-hard fan is far from the stereotyped sexless spinster. She’s in a relationship and has a career while still a voracious consumer of romance books.

 

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(via Why People Love Romance Novels – Oprah.com)

The Real Men Who Read Romance Novels | Maya Rodale

Maya Rodale Author of The Bad Boy Billionaire’s Wicked Arrangement and other smart and sassy novels.Posted: 02/04/2014 7:59 pm EST Updated: 02/04/2014 8:59 pm EST

It is a truth universally acknowledged that men do not read or write romance novels… unless they are attempting to “cash in” or use phrases like bodice ripper or burning desire (for example: these two snarky gentlemen). However, according to statistics from Romance Writers of America, 9 percent of romance readers are guys. Who are the real men who read and write romance novels just because they like it? I spoke with a few of them and about the portrayal of men in the genre, how people react to them, and how to make these books more appealing to dudes.

 
 
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To err is human, but to sweep it under the rug is completely corporate.

With so much talk in recent news about the poor quality of indie authors’ works and data that shows that only about 59% of self-published authors go so far as to pay a professional editor before hitting that publish button, it’s easy to forget that the traditional publishing industry has its fair share of mistakes, too…

But now, the highly anticipated release of a sequel in the Bridget Jones Diary series, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, has not only an error…it contains about forty pages of a different, unpublished book somewhere in the middle of it.

(via goodereader.com: Lack of Editing Is Only for Self-Published Authors? Think Again.)