Hello, Lovers! It's the New Goodreads Romance Newsletter!

Posted by Jade on February 10, 2015


Can you hear our hearts pounding? We've already got our General and Young Adult newsletters, but now our palms are sweating and our pupils are dilating because we're so excited to announce the debut of the Goodreads Romance Newsletter. Get ready to find out about great new love stories from your favorite authors! In our first issue we have the mysterious (and anonymous) Sylvain Reynard's revealing interview plus a deleted scene from his new paranormal series, The Raven; a sexy video chat with the irrepressible Colleen Hoover; a peek at some hot upcoming covers; a selection of classic erotica for you to read while you're waiting for the premiere of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, and more. The newsletter starts hitting inboxes today—if you want to receive it, make sure you've selected Romance as one of your favorite genres. Do that here! Can't wait? Sneak a peek at it here!

And did you know? It's Romance Week here at Goodreads! More than 100 romance writers are currently taking questions from readers—see the complete list here. And if you're looking to pad your to-read list with some steamy picks, check out the Top 100 Romance Novels on Goodreads!

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Ellis Hello


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Winona kucharski hello


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Maureen Barf.


message 4: by Ahsan Ali (new)

Ahsan Ali Gardezi K.


message 5: by Colleen (new)

Colleen I think it would be much more useful if the top 100 list were split by category. If you are in to Historical or supernatural you are just not going to be interested in all the 50 Shades, girls just want to be beat up stories.


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Colleen wrote: "I think it would be much more useful if the top 100 list were split by category. If you are in to Historical or supernatural you are just not going to be interested in all the 50 Shades, girls just..."

I agree 100% with you Colleen, would make it much hander for people


message 7: by Dorothy (new)

Dorothy Wiley And it would be helpful if the list of authors taking questions was divided into romance category too. There are romance authors--like me and a few other author friends--who are taking questions but are not listed.
Thanks!
Dorothy Wiley


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Kelley.R hello


message 9: by Emotonal (new)

Emotonal Reads Hello,hope it's okay if I comment here,but I have to say I am definitely not waiting for the premiere of Fifty Shades Of.....
To be honest It would be a happy day for me when it's gone, so I agree, it should be split into categories,the erotic from the truly romantic, IR from mainstream, historical, science fiction etc.


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SuEff Idris hummmm apa ya?


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Yoosong hello...


message 12: by Cintia (new)

Cintia Emotonal wrote: "Hello,hope it's okay if I comment here,but I have to say I am definitely not waiting for the premiere of Fifty Shades Of.....
To be honest It would be a happy day for me when it's gone, so I agree,..."


Hey, I couldn't help reading your comment, and I couldn't agree more. I'm sick of hearing about 50 shades everywhere, and I'm convinced that doesn't deserve to have a movie and so much fame. I want to be a writer myself, and given how much it has succeced, I cannot help thinking that nobody will ever read my books because it wont't contain sex or erotic scenes.

A woman with half a brain who likes to be punished and all that is not literature for me, and many people can't believe I haven't read it, not I will, but I don't want to say what I really think, because it'll surely be problems, and I don't want that.


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Mohammed Yimer i like this


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Jeanette Mathis Hello


message 15: by Scarletine (new)

Scarletine Cintia wrote: "Emotonal wrote: "Hello,hope it's okay if I comment here,but I have to say I am definitely not waiting for the premiere of Fifty Shades Of.....
To be honest It would be a happy day for me when it's ..."


I agree that 50 shades... is just a monster marketing machine. It didn't deserve a movie and the amount of ridiculous merchandise beggars belief. I can't wait until its all blown over too.

On a positive note, that book began as a free e-book and apparently floated around the internet for a few years before getting noticed. This should give a glimmer of hope to new romance authors out there.
Personally, Romance is all about the story telling. It doesn't have to be high literature. Tell me a good story and make the characters real, make me care what happens to them.

I also can't stand fade to black sex in my romance reads, but if authors do write sex scenes, please make it believeable, not paint by numbers sex! ;-D


message 16: by bluish (new)

bluish silverish Pfff.. my sad love life :"D If I actually have one :|


message 17: by Cintia (new)

Cintia Scarletine wrote: "Cintia wrote: "Emotonal wrote: "Hello,hope it's okay if I comment here,but I have to say I am definitely not waiting for the premiere of Fifty Shades Of.....
To be honest It would be a happy day fo..."


You're right.
I'm sick of 50 Shades. Sometimes I think that it is an insult to the real art literature is.


message 18: by Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* (last edited Feb 16, 2015 11:44AM) (new)

Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* I didn't think the writing quality for 50 shades was good (at all), but the story was an addictive train wreck I couldn't put down. As Scarletine said, it's the story with romance that makes it good, and that one had a lot of twists. I'm the same when I'm in a harlequin mood - sure they're all formulaic and predictable, but sometimes I love the little drama-filled things.

I like that Goodreads is finally branching out to genre newsletters - can't wait for others to follow, if they ever do. This one took a long time to get to.


message 19: by Cintia (new)

Cintia Each one has his/her tastes. We can't judge that. But it's my opinion, and I there's nothing I discover that can make change my mind. I just can't like it.


message 20: by Linda (new)

Linda Strong I like a little spice if its relevant to the story I'm reading (mostly in Romantic Suspense). 50 shades seems to be no story ... just sex. My normal reading is deep, dark psychological books... but I appreciate a lighter reading from time to time.


message 21: by Emotonal (new)

Emotonal Reads Cinitia, I so agree, sadism is not romance to me,plus how is it love and romance when a woman signs a contract allowing a man to do whatever he wants to her, anywhere and anytime, becoming his sex toy, a thing to be used not a person with emotions. It's nothing but sexual abuse.

There are so many books more worthy to be shown on the big screen that truly has a story, as Linda wrote, 50 is just about sex.It's smut porn, I can't believe they allow this to be shown in a regular theater.


message 22: by Cintia (new)

Cintia You're right, it is exactly how I feel. I'm sorry that now teenager girls have that kind of model, and I can't express properly how much I hate it. It's an insult to art. I can't believe people who condemned books I loved (as great as Harry Potter, LOTR and Chronicles of Narnia) now reads 50 Shades, and try to convince me to read it, and I can't believe it, I feel outraged that they never read what I recommended, that are real books, but they read that bunch of porn.

For me, it represents everything it's wrong, and the book doesn't even have, according to the quotes I read in GoodReads to see what the big fuss was about, a good writing. It's BADLY written, and I can't believe how that books steals place in bookstores to real books...

I'm sorry, but this book awakes the worst in myself


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Cintia wrote: "You're right, it is exactly how I feel. I'm sorry that now teenager girls have that kind of model, and I can't express properly how much I hate it. It's an insult to art. I can't believe people who..."

Chronicles of Narnia was a blessing. I used to love a version of the animated film growing up but, despite being a big reader, never read it until a few years back. As an adult, the series still carries a lot of magic. Have yet to finish The Harry Potter books.


message 24: by Cintia (new)

Cintia Harry Potter is more than just a book saga.
They are my friends, and I can always come back to them... My favorites growing up!


message 25: by Dianne (new)

Dianne Is there going to be a March edition?


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* It's now April and no new edition since February?


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Has it been abandoned already? The other newsletters came out in March and April, this one only in February.


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