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5 December 2013 0 View comments A housewife has landed a book deal after writing a steamy novel in secret for the past 14 months. Anna-Maria Athanasiou, 47, originally from Leeds but now living in Cyprus, hadn't even told her husband of 23 years,
Search Guest Column The term "Rubenesque" comes from 17th century painter Peter Paul Rubens, whose portraits reflect the ideal of female beauty of that period--women with big breasts, wide hips and lush curves. Unfortunately, over time the image of
Self-help, kid lit, and erotica As USA Today celebrates the 20th anniversary of its bestseller list, the organization says romance novels, children's books, and inspirational books defined the last two decades of reading.
Romance novelist Nora Roberts' foundation has given a $100,000 grant to McDaniel College in Westminster the third grant in as many years. The grant, which was announced Tuesday, supports the Nora Roberts Contemporary American Fiction Collection
Written by Natalie Zutter for Bookish Let's face it: Romance novels tap into the wish-fulfillment part of our brains. The scenarios can be delightfully outlandish, the romantic leads perfect dramatic (and erotic) foils for one another. There are
Comments In secondary school at Kaaga Girls High School, with two other girls, I had attempted to write a romance novel which was passed around widely, even though we never got to finish it...The Shy Girl (Oxford University Press) and a plethora of
Mirna Denic of Rendezvous bookstore says some customers, having read a book, come back in fanning themselves, only to ask for more of the same...Illustration: Matt Golding. ''Some people don't care whether there's a sexy scene or not; they just want
Silicon Sisters, a developer of video games for women, is bringing this well-loved genre to life in a tantalizing new way with Everlove: Rose , an interactive romance novel for iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, and other Android and Apple devices. (Photo:
Farrah Abraham is adding to her veritable list of career accomplishments with the release of her first erotic romance novel...The New York Times bestselling author mentioned her upcoming (sure to be) literary masterpiece during a post-VMA party.
Of course, it's a promise that's rarely if ever what it's cracked up to be. The new romantic comedy "Austenland" casts a skeptical eye on the fantasy of romantic comedy itself, dating all the way back to the divine Miss Jane. Novelist Shannon Hale co-