Fresh Pressed Posts2018-02-01T15:19:22+00:00

What do romance books offer us?

The benefits of romance books The romance genre is one of the largest categories of fiction. It has loads of sub-genres and even makes its way into other genres right under reader noses. Romance is also one of the most ridiculed genres. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who has felt the need to defend my tastes in literary works.) It’s a shame, really, because romance is a wonderful thing and makes [...]

If Taylor Swift Wrote a Book Would You Read It?

The other day at work I was listening to music by Taylor Swift. If you don't know who she is, she started out singing country music and then switched to pop. Here's one of her older pictures: And here's one of her more - somewhat - recent pictures. (Sorry, I can't keep up with her changing hairstyles so I apologize if this isn't the most recent. But I digress!) Taylor quickly rose to fame [...]

By |January 11th, 2019|Categories: Kelly Scott|Tags: , , , , , |10 Comments

Northern Writer’s Struggle: Winter

I live in snow country. It’s not uncommon for our first snow to fall in October and for the last piles to melt in April. Some years our snow banks are five feet tall. Other years, we cycle through snow storms and meltdowns, snow storms and meltdowns. Regardless of how much snow we get, one thing is pretty consistent: gray skies. You can read about one of my coping mechanisms here. (I’ll give you [...]

Goals and Anti-Resolutions for 2019

Happy New Year, Romance Readers’ Café! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. In the post-hustle and bustle, there is a sense of quiet reflection as we head into a new year. We usually think of the highs and lows of the year gone by, the memories, the things we accomplished, the things left undone, and our hopes for the blank slate that is the coming year. This is when the New Year’s [...]

Introducing Author Kelly Scott

Earlier this month, Beth Olsson broke the news that she's stepping away from the Romance Reader's Cafe to devote more time to her family and writing. While we're sad to say goodbye, the timing worked out well as we had already decided to look at expanding our list of contributors. Technically we aren't expanding, but we aren't shrinking either as we say farewell to Beth and hello to Kelly! Kelly Scott is another pre-published [...]

12 Days of Christmas for Romance Readers

In keeping with the festive season, I thought we could have some fun with a holiday classic: The 12 Days of Christmas. If we could ask our romance authors to give romance readers gifts for Christmas, what would we ask for? On the first day of Christmas my author gave to me: A new book to cuddle up and read On the second day of Christmas my author gave to me: An eye-catching cover, [...]