Happy 13th! I suppose we can all breathe a sigh of relief that it isn’t Friday – we had our Friday the 13th last month, and we have another one coming in December (interestingly enough, 13 weeks after the September date). Still, this being our time for celebrating Halloween and scary stories, it would be remiss of me to let the day pass without some kind of theme post.
Since it’s the 13th, I’m thinking it’s time to reclaim it as a lucky number. Consider yourself ...more
People ask me all the time why I chose to write romantic fantasy. The short answer is that I can’t envision writing one without the other. The long answer might be a little more complex. The union of fantasy and romance is a marriage of convenience. The genres complement, enhance ...more
Author Alessia Brio has won awards for her writing. Two of her titles were chosen as Top Picks by RT Book Reviews Magazine, and the non-profit publishing company she runs, Coming Together, has raised thousands of dollars for various charities. Recently, she and her writing partner Will Belegon launched Purple Prosaic, LLC, through which they have released previously published and original stories. According to Brio, many of their works have sold well…except for one.
“[Amichu] is a Quechua word meaning ...more
Everyone enjoys being the best at something, whether it’s singing arias, hitting home runs or spitting watermelon seeds for distance. And even if we’re not personally the best at something, it’s still fun to watch those who are. How else do you explain the popularity of sporting championships, awards shows like the Oscars, and reality show competitions?
On OmniLit and All Romance, we have Best Sellers, Top Rated and Staff Picks to celebrate!
All Romance & OmniLit Best Sellers
The Best Seller lists can be found ...more
Hear ye, hear ye! A new flag is flying on the All Romance/OmniLit website, and Digimonkey wants to explain what it means and how you can use it to help Digi and the rest of the staff at All Romance/OmniLit.
If you have not yet spotted this flag, it’s red and located on each book’s main page directly below the book’s cover image and above the Description.
Are you there, Kindle? It’s us, a generation of readers who grew up reading Judy Blume. We’re excited to learn that thirteen books in Blume’s classic backlist are coming to eBook format through Random House. Stories like Blubber and Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret remain fresh and relevant years later, and hopefully eBook release will introduce them to a new generation of readers.
Blume isn’t the only author of note to receive a digital makeover. The works of the late John Updike ...more
Read an eBook Week began officially on March 4th, and kicks off a celebration of reading in digital format. Whether you have a Kindle, Nook, or Sony reader, or use any of the various reading applications for your tablet, laptop, or other computer, we at AReCafe hope you will join in the appreciation for electronic books and read this week.
With Leap Day coming soon, we have one more day to enjoy a good book in February. Make it a good one! If you’re feeling nostalgic for your first years of reading, you might want to revisit the Berenstain Bears in memory of co-creator Jan Berenstain, who passed away recently at 88. Between the Berenstain Bears, Richard Scarry, and Dr. Suess, I was never far from a book as a child.
Elsewhere in publishing this past week:
Overdrive will make JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series ...more
Pirates! Grrr! Argh! The term “pirate” conjures a great many images in our modern society. Some are romantic, such as Digimonkey’s personal favorite, Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. You gotta love a man who can melt you with a look. Yowza!
However, other pirates are far less romantic, and today Digi wants to talk to you about book pirates. What is a book pirate? A book pirate is someone who makes an unauthorized copy of a book, either digital or print, and then distributes that ...more
Zenobia Renquist: The incentive he wants to be good is one she refuses to give him. YET TO COME (Red Velvet Christmas) by Zenobia Renquist [Erotic Urban Fantasy IR Romance, MF] is now on ARe!! Get it for 5% off for the next two weeks.
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Melisse Aires: I have two fun releases. One, Winter’s Light is a anthology of four heartwarming fantasy and paranormal Holiday stories–fauns and wizards and elves, oh my!
Books one and two of my Diaspora Worlds Sci-fi romance series are now bundled in one volume, Diaspora Worlds Duet–a $2 savings!
In non-writing news, I am crocheting hand warmers for…[Read more]
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Allie Ritch: Author Rosanna Leo is on my blog today (12/7/13) to share character profiles on Soren Snow and Gioia Clementine from her shifter romance, Predator’s Serenade. Check it out at allieritch.wordpress.com
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Lori Stone: *whispers*. I never got past the third chapter in the original ”50 shades” but this rendition on the theme looks interesting. Please enter me into today’s giveaway. Thanks!
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