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The Romance Reviews (Carole) (The_Romance_Reviews) | 32 comments Mod
Tell us your name, what genres of books you love to read and why. And anything else you'd love for us to know.


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The Romance Reviews (Carole) (The_Romance_Reviews) | 32 comments Mod
I'll start. My name is Carole and I blog together with my friends at The Romance Reviews. I love love love books and I've been reading since I could hold a book in my hands. I love the feel and smell of new books. I mainly read fiction, especially historical romances. I could be persuaded to read paranormals and fantasy, on occasion, like if the story's good and I trust the person making the recommendation.


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Paige (anauthor) | 67 comments Mod
Hi there! I'm Paige and I know Carole from The Romance Reviews Site. I have the lovely job of reviewing books for the site and I love love love it! I just recently got into romance, about 10 months ago or so and have devoured every romance I could get my hands on since then. My favorites are historical and I've been getting into paranormal a lot more recently and I will always pick up a contemporary if it has good reviews. I also like to read a lot of the happening YA books right now. My fave's are Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and Graceling. I do love me a good Dystopian though and that is pretty much what I write myself, Dystopian and Sci-fi. Yes, I am a nerd and I love it. LOL I'll pretty much read anything though if it's there and someone tells me to read it or it is popular. And I rarely ever don't like a book. I tend to find the good stuff in every book I read, though I am honest in all of my reviews. I hope to see lots of people join this group.


The Romance Reviews (Carole) (The_Romance_Reviews) | 32 comments Mod
Hi Paige, glad you love reviewing for the site! What's Dystopian?


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Paige (anauthor) | 67 comments Mod
This is the best way that I can explain it, and as usualy Merriam-Webster says it in as few words as possible all while giving the reader the complete idea. LOL

Definition of DYSTOPIA
1: an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives
2: anti-utopia


message 6: by Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie* (last edited Oct 01, 2010 02:39AM) (new)

Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie* (httpsrakesandrascalswordpresscom) My name's Carol and I live in the Principality of Wales (to give it's correct title) famous for singing, mountains, Richard Burton, Tom Jones, Catherine Zeta Jones, Dr Who (filmed in and around Cardiff) and last but not least, sheep, sheep and even more sheep!

I am an active member of the following groups on Goodreads - 'We Love Lisa Kleypas', 'Historical Romance' and 'Dangerous Hero Addict Support Group'.

Judith McNaught's book 'Whitney, My Love' was my first introduction to Historical Romance and I have been an addict of that genre ever since. Lisa Kleypas, Loretta Chase, Julia Quinn and Lorraine Heath are among my favourite authors but my list keeps growing as I discover new authors.For me Historical Romances are a form of escapism into a totally different world.

I absolutely love J R Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Her heroes are truly dark, dangerous and oh so sexy!

Sometimes when I want a complete change, I read mystery novels and my favourite authors are Mary Higgins Clark and Michael Connelly.

I have recently started to write reviews for The Romance Reviews site and really enjoy doing this. It's also an opportunity to explore new authors.


The Romance Reviews (Carole) (The_Romance_Reviews) | 32 comments Mod
Paige wrote: "This is the best way that I can explain it, and as usualy Merriam-Webster says it in as few words as possible all while giving the reader the complete idea. LOL

Definition of DYSTOPIA
1: an ima..."



Oh, thanks! Yup, Utopia is kinda familiar, but not Dystopia. :)


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The Romance Reviews (Carole) (The_Romance_Reviews) | 32 comments Mod
Carol wrote: "My name's Carol and I live in the Principality of Wales (to give it's correct title) famous for singing, mountains, Richard Burton, Tom Jones, Catherine Zeta Jones, Dr Who (filmed in and around Car..."

Hey, Carol, thanks for introducing Lisa Kleypas to me. I'll get to her books when I've the time. :)

Re PNR, I've recently discovered Sherrilyn Kenyon through her anthology In Other Worlds (Were-Hunter, #0) by Sherrilyn Kenyon and it's awesome! She has a huge backlist for me to read and I'm in ecstasy over it. (Now, if only I have time...)

There's also Christine Warren. I've read the first two books in her Other series and I love the humor mixed in with the danger and suspense. I also love the banter between her main characters. :) I'm also in ecstasy over her considerable backlist, and the latest book Prince Charming Doesn't Live Here (The Others, #10) by Christine Warren is out in November and I may have to read that first!

Okay, leaping down now from the fangirl stand.... LOL


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Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 350 comments Mod
Hey Guys!

I'm Rho. I recently became a reviewer for the Romance Reviews site, and I'll try to help Paige out with moderating this group as well.

I will read just about anything at least once, but I love reading romances the most by far. I started reading romance when I was in college, but I went to grad school and did some post-graduate training and really didn't get to read for pleasure for many years. Now that I have finished schooling and my kids are a bit older and on a schedule, I started reading again about 2 years ago. I was reading so much that my husband complained about the amount of books I had all around the house. So, that lead to me getting a kindle. And the rest as they say is history.

My tastes tend to lean on the more erotic side, the steamier the better, but I like to have an actual plot to my stories. I like M/F contemporary, PNR, and Menage Romances. I recently discovered M/M romance and I have been devouring them a lot as well.

I look forward to getting to know you guys, and I think we can have a lot of fun on here.


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Debbie  (Greeneys6) | 17 comments Hello everyone.

My name is Debbie. I have always loved reading Romance. I actually started reading some lite romance in junior high school. After I got old enough for the steamier stuff that's what I liked to read and still do. I love erotica. Like Rho says, the steamier the better. Lately most of what I've been reading are M/M and light BDSM. I don't much like the harsher side of that genre. And if it's a menage of M/M/F or M/F/M all the better. The two genre I typically won't read are books with F/F or historical romance. I really like suspense or romantic suspense also if there is a good plot.

I look forward to reading the posts and chatting with some of you.


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Lillian Grant (lilliangrant) Hi I'm Lillian

I love to read almost anything. The one author I can't resist is Cherise Sinclair. I never read BDSM until I found Cherise and now I am hooked. I also recently started reading Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake series and discovered a love for Urban Fantasy. I write erotic romance but my stories are contemporary and lean more towards suspense than kink.

I am looking forward to meeting you all.


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Debbie  (Greeneys6) | 17 comments Hello Lillian. Cherise Sinclair is on my auto buy list. I had never read BDSM prior to her books either.

I absolutely love erotic suspense. I'll have to check out your books :)


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Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 350 comments Mod
Hi Lillian! Welcome to the Group. I am a fan of BDSM books as well. Cherise Sinclair is one of my favorites. I look forward to Chatting with you!


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Paige (anauthor) | 67 comments Mod
Hi Lillian! Hi Debbie! Hi Carol!

Woohoo! Some people have been active. Let's try to invite friends and such to get this group hoppin'!

Thanks for joining!


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Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 350 comments Mod
Welcome Carol! Glad to have you.


Donna (BLHmistress) (BLHmistress) | 10 comments Hi my name is Donna, I'm a divorced mother of one , My fave genres are Historical and Paranormal.

I have a wide range of fave authors from Cassie Edwards to Sherrilyn Kenyon


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Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 350 comments Mod
Welcome, Donna. Glad to have you. Feel free to jump right on in!


Donna (BLHmistress) (BLHmistress) | 10 comments Hi thanks for the warm welcome


Donna (BLHmistress) (BLHmistress) | 10 comments Congrats ! What genre is it ?


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Debbie  (Greeneys6) | 17 comments Hi Carol I just looked at your book Edge Of Humanity and it sounds good. I'll check it out.


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Keta (ketadiablo) | 5 comments Hi everyone, I'm Keta Diablo, erotic romance (historical and paranormal) author. I absolutely love the new web site for The Romance Reviews so thought I'd join the Goodreads group. My latest book is a paranormal shifter, Where The Rain Is Made.

Here's a little information on that book. I'm also happy to announce The Romance Reviews has agreed to review the book (biting nails here).

Thirteen Five Star Reviews on Amazon. Also a best seller top 100 in the time travel/shifter category on Amazon.

Where The Rain Is Made, my latest paranormal shifter, has been nominated for a Bookie Award by Authors After Dark in the Annual Best E-novel category. Voting starts in November here: http://authorsafterdark.blogspot.com/

Two "New" reviews in this week for Where The Rain Is Made.

Ramsey's Reviews (written and Video review) (4.5 Stars)
Read full review here: http://trinagon6.blogspot.com/

Snippet:
I would recommend this book to anyone. I read mainly vamp and shifter books, so I was pleasantly surprised to find myself not wanting to put this book down. Because of this, I want to give the book a 4.5, a warm, endearing read that will appeal to any romantic, no matter what genre they prefer.

Paranormal Romantics (FIVE STARS)
Read the full review here: http://www.paranormalromantics.blogsp...

Snippet:
"Diablo weaves a story together with such beautiful writing it can only be described as poetic. But it's not only the writing that made this story incredible, it's how Diablo told an entire life within one story. I was completely enthralled with the Native American life, the conflicts Cesca experienced as the story progressed, and the romance between her and Meko left me breathless. Every character, not just the main ones, I fell in love with, laughed and cried with and are ones I'll never forget."

BUY Where The Rain Is Made here on KINDLE: http://www.amazon.com/Where-Rain-Made...


Follow the "Naughtiest" blog on the Net: http://redlipstickjournals.blogspot.com

Keta's Keep: http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com


Donna (BLHmistress) (BLHmistress) | 10 comments OH definitely sounds interesting , ever since I joined GoodReads just last month I thought I really need to try different things


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Lillian Grant (lilliangrant) Hi Keta

Hi Donna.

Don't panic about the review Keta. Rho reviewed my book before I had even heard of The Romance Reviews and gave it a glowing write up.


Donna (BLHmistress) (BLHmistress) | 10 comments is it one that i can buy and download to my pc I don't have a ereader yet


Donna (BLHmistress) (BLHmistress) | 10 comments thanks that will help out a bunch


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Theresa (theresamcole) Hi everyone! I was just accepted as a reviewer for TRR and I'm excited! My favorite genre is paranormal romance (especially if it involves a hot, sexy vamp), but I've been know to read other genres as long as the story is interesting and there is some romantic element involved. I am just starting out in the book blogging/reviewing aspect of life and would greatly appreciate any help and/or suggestions from all of you! You can check out my blog if you like http://www.TheCreativeWell.blogspot.com to get a better vibe about who I am and what I'm like.

Some of my favorite authors are Karen Marie Moning, Joanne Valiukas (self published.. check her out here on goodreads), and Laurell K Hamilton. There are MANY more, but that's a start. :)

Unfortunately, I don't have an ereader YET, so I have to read all of my ebooks at my desktop. I'll try my best to get everything done as quick as possible.

I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you better, and please bear with me as I try to keep up with all of you.


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Debbie  (Greeneys6) | 17 comments Hi Theresa. Welcome to the group. I'm fairly new myself and this is the first I've done reviews. For me it can be challenging at times so I'm hoping I can get the hang of it.


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Theresa (theresamcole) Thanks Debbie! I'm sure that we will both get the hang of it quickly :)


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Theresa (theresamcole) Come on over, Carol! I've learned everything I know from the generosity of other bloggers, so I'm more than willing to share! Spread the love, ya know? :)


message 31: by Sassafrass, aka Rho, reader of erotica (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 350 comments Mod
Hi, Theresa! Welcome to the group! Glad to have you.


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Theresa (theresamcole) Thanks, Sas!


message 33: by Theresa (new)

Theresa (theresamcole) Are you on fb, Carol? That would probably be easiest. Here's mine: http://www.facebook.com/TheHappySoul


message 34: by Theresa (new)

Theresa (theresamcole) No worries Carol :) You can send me a message on here anytime and I'll try to answer as soon as I can. Keep in mind that I'm not a pro. LOL


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Grace Elliot (httpwwwgoodreadscomgraceelliot) Hello everyone, I'm new to Romance Reviews and loving what I'm reading.
I am a veterinarian who has discovered romance in the past few years. I find it a wonderful release from what can be an emotionally demanding job. I specifically read historicals - ashamed to say I havent read a modern romance yet, which is silly since I had a misconception about historicals until I actually read one!!
I just love the glamour and escapism of historicals, I love being at that distance from the modern world, I suppose it gives me permission to dream I could be the heroine two hundred years earlier.
Anyhow, I progressed from reading to writing and my debut regency romance, 'A Dead Man's Debt' is a story of blackmail, duty and unexpected love.
My aim is to write the sort of page turning, lump in the throat romance that I love to read. I hope you agree.
To find out more visit my blog at:
http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com


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Malena (mallena) | 1 comments Hi everyone.
I am Malena. I am also a reviewer for Romance Reviews site, and I love in it. Writing reviews for TRR is a great experience. New books new authors... I love Paranormal Romance, but I also love romance/erotica.

Happy New Year and all the best in 2011!


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Bronwyn Rykiert | 140 comments Hi, my name is Bronwyn and I live in Australia. I enjoy lots of different types of books but my favourite is romance, be it paranormal romance, historical romance, erotic romance or current day romances I love them all. Some of my favourite authors are Nora Roberts, Debra Mullins, Lisa Kleypas, Laura Lee Guhke, Teresa Medeiros, Lynsay Sands, Kerrelyn Sparks, Michele Bardsley and Johanna Lindsey. There are other authors that I also like to read.


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Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 350 comments Mod
Hey ladies! Welcome!


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Bridget (bekeown) | 126 comments Hello Everyone!

My name is Bridget and I'm also a reviewer on the Romance Reviews site. I've always been in love with books and reading. I started really reading romances while in grad school. They were a fabulous way to unwind from studying, and as the library near my flat never seemed to have the books I needed, I decided to read the books I wanted!

I'm a huge fan of paranormal romances--mostly the vampires (always the vampires, who am I kidding?), and historical romances. Some of my must-read authors are Lisa Kleypas, J.R. Ward, Susan Sizemore, Michelle Rowen, Loretta Chase, Molly Harper, Jennifer Ashley and Alexandra Ivy, but I've adored finding so many great new authors lately!


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Shelly (shellye77) Hi! My name is Shelly, and of course, I love to read all things romance! Currently I'm addicted to historical, mostly regency or victorian era, but I do love to read almost all types!


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Val Pearson | 9 comments Hi all! I don't know if I've introduced myself or not but I am a bookaholic. Thank you for the collective "Hi Val" :) Anyway, I read anything! I review for You Gotta Read, and have several personal sites of my own. I review occasionally for other places on the net but You Gotta Read is my baby. Just about everything I read will get a review on there. I've loved being a reviewer as I have met an incredible amount of extremely talented writers. So if you are a writer here, let me just say that I am in awe of all that you do!


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Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 350 comments Mod
Hello Val and Shell's Bells. Nice to have you and WELCOME!


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Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 350 comments Mod
Welcome Anna! I look forward to learning more about your work!


Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie* (httpsrakesandrascalswordpresscom) Welcome Anna. I will certainly check out your author page.


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Steph paquette (steffienol) | 3 comments hello my name is Stephanie i'm 22 i love to read willing to try to read any book . love romance ,serial killers book, criminal books, books about the mind and many more


message 46: by Sassafrass, aka Rho, reader of erotica (new)

Sassafrass (sass-a-frass) | 350 comments Mod
Hi Stephanie! I'm Sassy. Welcome and jump right on in!


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Steph paquette (steffienol) | 3 comments thanks


message 48: by Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie* (last edited May 19, 2011 03:33PM) (new)

Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie* (httpsrakesandrascalswordpresscom) Welcome, Stephanie!


Unapologetic_Bookaholic Welcome! I hope to see you on the threads :)


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Susan Griscom (susangriscom) | 5 comments Hello everyone!

I’m Regan and I love to read romance, all genres. I write paranormal, and young adult romance and dabble a little in mainstream. I’ve been writing for four years and my very first novel, Whisper Cape, a paranormal romance, was just released this last weekend. It took four years from start to finish and I am so happy to be able to move on and put my heart into something else. I’m a one book at a time writer and when I write, I need to be in those character’s heads. I’m writing a young adult romance now that I started on NaNoWriMo last November. I do hope it won’t take as long to get right because I want to finish that before I get into the sequel to WC.

I have a blog at http://enjoyingthewaves.blogspot.com . I love comments and will always respond if you leave one. At least I try to. I also have a website, http://reganwalsh.com where you can read the first chapter of Whisper Cape.

I like having a place to come to see what other people are writing and reading and bounce ideas off of.

You all seem like a great bunch of people and I look forward to getting to know you all!!


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