Can You Feel the Love? It's Romance Week on Goodreads!
Where is the love? On Goodreads, of course! All this week, we're celebrating the readers, writers, and books that get our hearts racing. Join the fun by tagging your posts on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest #RomanceWeek16.
Here's what you can look forward to:
Monday: Ask your favorite romance writers a question! Debbie Macomber, Nalini Singh, Josh Lanyon, and many more writers are taking questions via Ask the Author. Browse our list of writers here. We'll keep updating this throughout the week to help you discover even more great books!
Tuesday: We have some titillating teasers lined up for you from some of the hottest books of the year. Find quickie reads here from J.R. Ward, Lisa Kleypas, and Maya Banks that will leave you wanting more...
Wednesday: We pored over hundreds of romance books—tough job, we know—to put together a list of the fictional weddings that make us swoon (plus one anticipated wedding we can't help but fantasize about).
Thursday: Book groups help you share your passion with like-minded readers. We're putting the spotlight on some of the most popular romance groups on Goodreads!
Friday: What did we learn about love? We'll find out with a recap of all the chatter this week. Also, Colleen Hoover will be answering twenty of your questions today so be sure to check her Ask the Author!
Some of our favorite romance writers are answering reader questions this week! To get things started, we asked them a question of our own:
COLLEEN HOOVER, author of Hopeless:
"Mud Vein isn't a typical romance novel. It's more suspense than anything, but the small amount of romance that is in the novel is very profound. This is one of my favorite scenes between the main characters, Senna and Isaac."
Ask Colleen Hoover a question here!
JOSH LANYON, author of Fatal Shadows:
"There's a line in Dorothy L. Sayers' classic mystery novel Gaudy Night. Amateur sleuth Lord Peter has been pursuing academic brainiac Harriet Vane for five years and six books. He regularly proposes to her (and she regularly turns him down in no uncertain terms). At the end of Gaudy Night he asks her one final time in Latin—respectfully acknowledging her independence and achievements (and knowing if she refuses him this time, it truly is over). It probably doesn't seem like much, but give how restrained and cerebral these books are…whoo boy!"
Ask Josh Lanyon a question here!
SYLVIA DAY, author of the Crossfire series:
Ask Sylvia Day a question here!
MARJORIE LIU, author of The Iron Hunt:
"I can't remember the first time I encountered that poem, though I'm certain it was in high school—and I'm equally certain I was overcome with the same exquisite heartache that fills me even now after decades of reading that line, that poem, all his poems. It is, to me, the perfect expression of how I feel about love: that love is a bond, that love does battle, that love overcomes. I've held that line, that entire volume of poetry, close to my heart. I reach to it, always, for inspiration."
Ask Marjorie Liu a question here!
DEBBIE MACOMBER, author of The Shop on Blossom Street:
"The book is The Desperate Game by Jayne Castle (Jayne Ann Krentz's pen name), published in 1986. The book starts out with this line. It drew me right into the book because it made me laugh and I was impressed with how clever it was. "
Ask Debbie Macomber a question here!
NALINI SINGH, author of Slave to Sensation:
"It's so hard to narrow things down to one line, but from the first moment I read it, this line from Jane Austen's Persuasion has made my romance-reader heart ache in a wonderful way. I've added a couple more lines from Captain Wentworth's letter because the entire thing is pure romance.
Ask Nalini Singh a question here!
ABIGAIL ROUX, author of Armed and Dangerous:
"I know it's not your usual romance, but this was the first line I'd ever read in a book that filled me awe and hope over how a relationship could be. A love, whether romantic or platonic, should be exactly how the Musketeers treated each other; All for one, one for all!
Ask Abigail Roux a question here!
ELOISA JAMES, author of When Beauty Tamed the Beast:
"My teenage daughter fell in love with The Fault in Our Stars, and ended up reading it aloud to me. We both agree that this is a wonderful line: it really catches the way one falls in love, "slowly, and then all at once."
Ask Eloisa James a question here!
BRENDA JACKSON, author of Irresistible Forces:
"My favorite romantic line comes from favorite novel Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodwiss. Throughout the novel, Shanna consistently fights her love for Ruark, yet he continues to love her. That is something she doesn't understand, the depth of his love."
Ask Brenda Jackson a question here!
SHAYLA BLACK, author of Wicked Ties:
"One of the first things that ever struck me as romantic was actually from a children's book."
Ask Shayla Black a question here!
What's the most romantic line you've ever read in a book? Tell us in the comments!
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