Posted on December 5, 2013 by Haylee Nash
Curious about which rogue is most full of rascal, which heroine the sharpest, which love scene the steamiest?
Booktopia’s romance guru Haylee Nash rates the Top Ten Most Romantic Novels ever written.
From Mr. Darcy to Noah Calhoun, our Top Ten covers unmissable classics and contemporary hits.
Think the list is spot on? Or did we miss a crucial novel (too few Scottish highlanders)? Let us know what you think and your Top Tens in the comments bellow!
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Posted on November 15, 2013 by Haylee Nash
Booktopia’s romance specialist Haylee Nash saunters through the visual menagerie that was this year’s romance novel covers, and chooses some of her favourite – worst – covers.
This gorgeous midnight blue silhouette reminds me of a Nineties ad for Impulse…or AntzPantz (sick ‘em, Rex!) Continue reading
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Posted on July 23, 2013 by Sarah McDuling
Banish really surprised me.
When I pick up a Paranormal Romance these days, especially in the Young Adult genre, I automatically brace myself for a barrage of tropes and clichés.
1) Average human girl meets brooding immortal boy – cue Love At First Sight.
2) Requisite villain does something villainous (at which point, I usually start yawning and skipping pages).
3) Happy ending.
The details may vary slightly. Sometimes the brooding immortal boy is a vampire. Sometimes he’s a werewolf, or a fallen angel or a fairy prince. But the basic formula never really changes.
Now maybe it sounds like I’m complaining. And maybe it sounds that way because I am complaining. The truth is, I’m sick to death of reading the same story over and over again, so when I come across an author who breaks away from all the predictable stereotypes, that’s when I reach for my metaphorical pom-poms and start cheering.
Filed under: Booktopia, Crime/Thriller, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Young Adult | Tagged: Banish, Nicola Marsh, Paranormal, Romance, Sarah McDuling, Young Adult | 1 Comment »