Category: Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Turn-OffsRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Turn-Offs

TURN-OFFS Everyone has turn-offs so it’s not surprising that we’d have some when it comes to the books that we read. After brainstorming, here are our biggest turn-offs when it comes to Fiction! Don’t forget to share what you absolutely hate to see in books below! Cheating If the hero or heroine can’t keep it in their knickers than what’s the point? When the hero sleeps with another woman other than heroine at any point […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: On DiversityRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: On Diversity

Posted April 7, 2017 by Suzanne in Random Thoughts, Under the Covers / 7 Comments

ON DIVERSITY Diversity. I’m approaching this subject with an unusual amount of tact, which isn’t something I am really known for, I normally just say what’s on my mind without much thought of who I may offend – although no offence is generally meant. But diversity is a prickly subject and can often hit peoples sore spots without you ever realising it…hence my diplomacy. First off, I’m white and I’m a Brit. I don’t really […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: DNF: A JourneyRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: DNF: A Journey

Posted March 2, 2017 by Suzanne in Random Thoughts, Under the Covers / 23 Comments

DNF: A JOURNEY You sit, book/e-reader in hand and yet no matter how hard you try you just can’t get passed the next paragraph. In fact you have read the last few sentences so many times that the words will be echoing in your dreams tonight. So you stop. Maybe it’s time to pick up something else, after all this is your fourth contemporary romance in a row, maybe you need to shake things up. […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Trying New AuthorsRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Trying New Authors

Posted February 13, 2017 by Francesca in Random Thoughts, Under the Covers / 19 Comments

TRYING NEW AUTHORS   Every time I think about trying new authors, I honestly get a bit scared.  But as we’ve said many times before here on the blog, there’s a lot of books out there now just a lot less quality it seems.  Books tend to all blend together to the point you can’t remember which one was it that you just read.  And among that scary sea of pages, it’s easy to stay […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Turn OffsRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Turn Offs

Posted January 18, 2017 by Francesca in Random Thoughts, Under the Covers / 16 Comments

Turn-Offs We all have those pesky things that when we come across them in a book, they can ruin the whole experience.  Sometimes I can look past them, some authors make me even question myself when they don’t bother me.  But I have put together a quick list of the things that turn me off from enjoying a book.  I’d love to know what yours are! Cheating This is a big one for all of […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Lover: Christmas CheerRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Lover: Christmas Cheer

Posted December 14, 2016 by Suzanne in Random Thoughts, Under the Covers / 48 Comments

Christmas Cheer It’s approaching Christmas and New year as I am sure that you are aware. It’s hard to miss with all the tinsel, baubles and Christmas good cheer being paraded around and sold at a new low low price. But, Christmas and its theme of giving, forgiveness and new beginning got me thinking. I love books and have been having an ongoing affair with them since I was a teenager, I started off with […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Where Have All the Good Books Gone?Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Where Have All the Good Books Gone?

Posted December 8, 2016 by Francesca in Random Thoughts, Under the Covers / 29 Comments

WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD BOOKS GONE?   Wait!  Don’t go getting all upset on me.  Well, maybe you still won’t agree with me by the end of this post but let me make this clear.  I’m not trying to say everything is crap and although there is some generalization going on in this post, I do think there are still gems out there and good writing. Now, that being said, here’s my BIG problem. […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Tropes, Tropes, TropesRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Tropes, Tropes, Tropes

BOOK TROPES Today, we would like to talk to you about book tropes, you may have heard that phrase bandied about a lot recently and we thought we would dive into the world of tropes and see what is all about. First of all, we have established that a trope is not a genre, a genre is a broad type of book, for example Romance is a genre, Thriller, Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi they are all […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Genre DefinitionsRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Genre Definitions

GENRE DEFINITIONS This seems like an obvious thing, but a lot of times while in conversation about books and genres we often see people have issues with classifying books in certain genres and usually getting them in the wrong ones.  A few genres are repeat offenders.  So here’s a quick guide on genres and how you can tell where a book should fall under. Paranormal Romance Paranormal Romance can be, but not limited to, urban […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: What’s a Series?Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: What’s a Series?

Posted September 2, 2016 by Francesca in Random Thoughts, Under the Covers / 18 Comments

What’s a Series?   Sometimes we assume that everyone has the same perception of things as we do, and when we realize that others see things a bit differently it always makes me wonder what’s right and what’s wrong.  I had a conversation with a friend of mine earlier this week, and later on with Annie as well, about what do we all consider a series should be.  And I’ll admit we all had the […]