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I'd Know Her (Voice) Anywhere

For some writers, a sentence is as telling as a fingerprint.

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SF (Not) Seeking M

These women are looking for anything but love.

 

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Parting Shots

Why the most exciting moment in a romance is also the toughest.

 

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Fools of Fate

Is true love a matter of destiny?

 

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Taking Me Back: The Best of 2013

A novel approach to judging the best romance of the year.

 

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I'll Tumble for You

Love's a farce.

 

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Not the Marrying Kind

They can sweep you off of your feet -- but can they commit?

 

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Wounded Heroes

The healing power of love found in deep space, the nineteenth century, and modern homes.

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Forsaking All Others

Divided loyalties can make for passionate drama.

 

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Everybody Knows

Sometimes the biggest -- and most entertaining -- obstacle to true love is the audience.

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Closet Romantics

Literary lovers who pack as much passion in their sentiments as they do in the bedroom.

 

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To Serve and Protect

Peace officers sometimes hide their hearts behind their badges.

 

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Creative Culture

There's an art to romance in these five new novels.

 

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All's Well That Ends Well

Love stories complete with hard-won happy endings. 

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The Rules of the Road

New historical love affairs built on classic Romance commandments.

 

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Fools of Fate

Is true love a matter of destiny? 

 

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Tough Love

These novels find romance even in the direst circumstances.

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Enchanted Refuge

Love stories that offer respites from trying times.

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You Made Me Love You

Love stories in which kisses are coerced.

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Love Is a Battlefield

Can love prevail against the furies of war?

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Believe It or Not

Why some of the most winning romances know how to laugh at themselves.

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Nickel and Dimed

Hardworking love stories for tough times.

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Everybody Knows

Sometimes the biggest -- and most entertaining -- obstacle to true love is the audience.

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Here Comes Trouble

Eloisa James on love stories in which indomitable women aren't ready to stop making waves.

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The Talk of the Town

Stories of love in which reputation means everything -- and nothing at all.

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The Peacock's Partner

Tales of love between plain Janes and their beautiful beaus.

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Baggage Claims

Eloisa James kicks off a new year of Reading Romance with stories of lovers encumbered by the past.

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Angst with a Bow on It

Tips for buying the perfect book for the young reader in your life.

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The Second Time Around

Re-reading a year's worth of favorites.

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Family Feuds

If their parents weren't at war, would Romeo and Juliet have noticed each another?

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About the Columnist
Eloisa James is a New York Times–bestselling author of historical romances, as well as a memoirist (Paris in Love) and professor of English literature teaching Shakespeare at Fordham University. Her latest novel is Once Upon a Tower.

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Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.