Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Romantic Times Book Reviews

Romantic Times Book Reviews
edited by Kathryn Falk

Romantic Times is the ultimate magazine for fans of the romance fiction genre. Each monthly issue featues profiles of classic and up-and-coming authors, news about the romance publishing industry, columns about writing/editing/publishing romance fiction, interviews, forthcoming publication previews, gossip and discussion forums, where readers can trade bookstore news, "whatever happened to?" inquiries and praise/complaints about trends in the romance publishing industry. But...the most important and useful feature of each issue of Romantic Times is the reviews. Every issue has several hundred reviews of new romance novels, broken up into helpful categories -- Historical, Mainstream, Teen Scene, Inspirational, SF/Fantasy, Romance Suspense, Mystery, Contemporary, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Series Romances, and Erotica. Although the reviews are fairly short, and only books with relatively positive reviews are featured, this is still an incredible assist to the romance fan on a limited budget. Romantic Times also has an impressive web site (see link below), where you'll find thousands more reviews, as well as information about the RITA Awards for the best romance fiction published each year. The libraries maintain a collection of only the current two years of this title, located at the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown. -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[Note: We have a RITA Awards booklist here on BookGuide.][ official Romantic Times Book Reviews web site ]

Have you read this one? What did you think? Did you find this review helpful?

Ten (or more) new reviews appear every month on the Staff Recommendations page of the BookGuide web site. You can visit that page to see them all, or watch them appear here in the BookGuide blog over the course of the entire month.

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