Category Paranormal Romance

Paranormal Romance Rita Finalists, 2016

The Romance Writers of America have announced the finalists in the 2016 Rita contest for best romance writing of the year. Congratulations to all the finalists! You can see the full list of finalists here, but as an author of science fiction romance, I’d like to focus on the Paranormal Romance category (which is where RWA pigeonholes […]

Top Ten Things Readers Hate about Books

The Paranormal Book Club recently asked their readers what is the “ONE thing you CAN NOT stand about a book when reading it?” While this is not a scientific survey, the results are nonetheless interesting. In a classic example of procrastination, I spent way too much time categorizing the issues, and I hereby present the results […]

Looking for a Great Read, part 2: Rita Award nominees

The other day, I listed the nominees for the prestigious Hugo Award for best science fiction novel of 2012.  Today I’ll show you  for the Rita nominees in the Paranormal Romance category … and one other, a nominee for best first novel. But first, I have a confession.  I’m not sure how much stock to […]

Looking for a GREAT Read? Part 1, Hugo Award Nominees

Have a dog and/or a cat? Hey, you’re like me! If you’re like me, your To-Read pile is threatening to take over the house … and that doesn’t even count the untouched tomes on the e-reader! And yet, if you’re like me, you’re always looking for the next big book to read, the next great […]

Profile: Angela Quarles

Angela Quarles, author of Beer and Groping in Las Vegas Mr. Valentine is delighted to have with us today Ms. Angela Quarles, whose upcoming contemporary  romance tale, Beer and Groping in Las Vegas has paranormal elements. Angela’s other works have been doing spectacularly well in writing contests around the US. With the excellent build up […]