Read a Romance: Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements

The Romance Writers of America call romance novels in which religious or spiritual beliefs are an inherent part of the love story, character growth, and relationship development and could not be removed without damaging the story line Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements; however, some of us may be more familiar with the term inspirational…
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Read a Romance: Paranormal Romance

Paranormal romance novels involve fantasy worlds, the supernatural, or science fiction elements, which are intrinsic to the plot. Paranormal elements include: shifters, vampires, magic wielders (think witches, warlocks, mages, etc.), demons, angels, the Fae, gargoyles, mermaids, and mythical warriors. These books still have a happily ever after for a main couple, though sometimes this may…
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Read-A-Romance Month

August is Read-A-Romance Month--a time to celebrate the genre of romance novels. And it seems like the perfect time to start a series on romance novels, because if you read romance, you are always looking for a new favorite, and if you don't, maybe you'll realize that you should. There is something here for just…
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National Humor Month: Laughter Is the Best Medicine

April is National Humor Month. The holiday was founded in 1976 by author Larry Wilde, who wanted to spread awareness of the therapeutic value of laughter. According to a 2015 Mayo Clinic Health Letter,  there's research to suggest that laughter can: Provide the benefits of a miniworkout: Heart rate, breathing rate, oxygen consumption, and calories burned…
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