Category: Random Thoughts

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 […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: The Book Boyfriend ProblemRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: The Book Boyfriend Problem

Posted August 14, 2016 by Suzanne in Random Thoughts, Under the Covers / 8 Comments

The Book Boyfriend Problem Is anybody else’s book boyfriend list getting out of hand? At first I just needed a basement to contain all my lovelies, now I fear I need a small country, or perhaps a cluster of islands. This compulsion I have to gather imaginary (WHAT!?) boyfriends is a strange combination of kleptomania, lust and sheer good taste. In that imaginary country with my imaginary husbands I am imaginary Queen. And life is […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Odd Man OutRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Odd Man Out

Posted July 21, 2016 by Suzanne in Random Thoughts, Under the Covers / 27 Comments

ODD MAN OUT There I am, eager, excited, practically rubbing my hands together in glee. Because there it is, right before my eyes, practically glowing with its own inner light. I have the book. You know the one I mean, the one that has everyone raving, which has been recommended to you by a battalion of different people and has more 5 star reviews than you can shake a stick at. And then I finish the book. […]

Random Thoughts of a Blogger: Things I hate to see in a heroRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Blogger: Things I hate to see in a hero

Posted July 8, 2016 by Annie in Random Thoughts, Under the Covers / 27 Comments

THINGS I HATE TO SEE IN A HERO It’s going to be hard for me to sugarcoat today’s topic but I’ll try my best to remain civil. But knowing me, I will fail miserably because today we’re talking about asshole heroes. Yup, we’ve all encountered a few in our reading lifetime and just like in real life, those miserable bastards tend to stick with us long after they are gone. What can I say? Evil […]