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Ana and Chris
Ana and Chris love books, baseball, travel and our families
Interests: Baseball, Comicbooks, romance novels, traveling
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Robin Bradford, @Tuphlos, Collection Queen and Romance Librarian of the Year for RWA in 2016, is reviving her blog today to share why she love Angst-filled Romance and share. Find her post and recs here: Angsty about Angst Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Joy is back today to talk about Memorable Sex Scenes. This topic was first hosted by Jen Porter who hosted the Sexy edition of #Rombklove last July! I can’t wait to see what scenes have left and impression for good or bad reasons for all of you! Thank you Ana... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
How many times have you heard of romance referred to as an escape? You’re told that you should be swept away, that you’ll explore worlds of adventure and love. Heck, Harlequin even built an entire ad campaign around this. But the underlying theme of these ideas is that romance removes... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Joy and Meka are some of my favorite people to follow on twitter, they both have such a exuberant love for romance and their recommendations are always aces. I was thrilled when they chose to work together on a post about Paranormal romance. I love PNR, as it was one... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
On romance shelves there is no shortage of young misses and young bucks dancing and flirting, what is rare to see is older couples finding love. Whether it is Penny Watson, Kristen Ashley or Victoria Dahl, I tend to drop everything for authors whose books feature older MCs. In part... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Lola from @thekinkreport has a post on Rockstar Romances and why she loves them for today’ s #Rombklove She loves the Angst, drama & escapism: — Ana Coqui (@anacoqui) May 16, 2018 Day 16: Rockstar #RomBkLove Why be an angel when you can be a god? Can... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
While cupcake-shop owners and Navy SEALs are ever-popular career paths for many a romance protagonists, there are an ever-growing number of characters pursing careers in STEM in both contemporary and historical novels. For example, in Alyssa Cole's new contemporary series, Reluctant Royals, the heroines of A Princess in Theory and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
#RomBkLove day 14: Let's talk about families (bio and found ones) in romance. They can be loving and supporting or a source of tension and trauma for the MCs. Which are favourite ones? What family dynamics in romance work best for you? — Ellie Reads (@e_savova) May 14, 2018 Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Wendy, The Super Librarian tackles Closed Door romances with a fantastic intro post about what she enjoys about Closed Door romances and it has sparked a lot of great conversations on what we look for in romances: Tension, Yearning, Conflict, at whatever heat level and how important it is that... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Corey Alexander is back with another post packed with wonderful recommendations! For #RomBkLove, it’s abt romance shorts & novellas! What do you like abt reading shorter romance stories? What are your fave short stories & novellas? What makes a shorter romance work? Who's brilliant at writing shorter romances? Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2018 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Maybe your first romance was a tattered Fabio-covered historical, a yellowed Silhouette or your mom's Harlequins. Share your favorite Old School/Vintage Romances. Elisabeth Lane is hosting today's prompt at her blog: Cooking Up Romance . Check out her post for pictures of some of favorite vintage romance finds and an... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
I am constantly in awe of Sil's ability to rec dozens and dozens of books for a particular trope at the drop of the hat and her rec threads are not only fun to read but diverse and inclusive and I can keep myself from one-clicking her recommendations into my... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Frannie Cassano, RWA's 2018 Librarian of the year is here today. She absolutely loves Insta-Love romances and has a fantastic set of recommendations for you. #RomBkLove: But What If Insta-Love IS Your Catnip? by Frannie Strober Cassano Hi Everyone! I am so happy that Ana invited me to #RomBkLove. Today... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Suzanne from Love in Panels has list chock full of romances where the journey is a huge part of the story. What appeals to you about love on the road? #RomBkLove, Day 8: Road Trip Romance! What do you love about road trips in romance? What are your favorite road... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Nix from Scorching Book Reviews adores cowboys and I am looking forward to see which books and authors she loves best. If you love life on the range, check out Nix's list: #RombkLove Day 7 : Cowboy Romance (and why I love it) — nix@Scorchingrevs (@Scorchingrevs) May 7,... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Erica from The Book Pushers is hosting today's prompt: Auto-buy and telling us who or what triggers our one-click finger. Erica and I share a lot auto-buy authors and tropes, so I always pay attention to her recommendations. She has never steered me wrong. #RomBkLove Day 6: Auto-Buy who or... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Kini, host of The Romance Romp podcast and reviewer for Smexy Books is single parent herself, has put together a fabulous rec list of Single Parent themed romances and linked to several other fantastic rec lists. What are you favorite romances featured parents trying raise kids by themselves? Day 5... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Today's theme is Foodie Romance. Our host is Corey Alexander @TGStoneButch. This is the first of three post they will hosting for #RomBkLove this year Corey is fantastic reviewer and writer. I really respect their insights and I'm thrilled they joined me for #RomBkLove this year. What are your favorite... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
The marvelous @JenReadsRomance is hosting Day 3 of #Rombklove with a marvelous manifesto on Groveling with tons of recommendations. Head on over to her website to read it: Did you miss Day 3 of ' #Rombklove Groveling? Want to catch up? You can find all the daily archives on... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Today's #Rombklove is Betas hosted by Ellie Reads @e_savova one of the founders of #readRchat and fantastic Eastern European blogger. Check out her list of her favorite Betas on her blog: Ellie Reads (all the books) If you want to read all of the day's tweets tagged #rombklove, you can... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
Once Upon a Time is how every good kind of story begins, fairy-tale or not. They start with the Who, What, Where and it seems that we are sometimes hardwired to get hooked on certain kinds of stories. I have of course loved so many stories that jump to the... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
It has been a year since a few friends encouraged me to embrace my idea of hosting a month worth of romance themed conversation prompts. It was a wild month. I loved being able to spend a month talking about my favorite books with tons of other romance readers. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
30. Rock Chick Reborn by Kristen Ashley. The problematic rep in this was baked in long ago when Ashley created Shrileen, so I can't recommend it to anyone, especially when so much makes me shake my head, however I did enjoy having the Hot Bunch/Rock Chicks play matchmaker. — Ana... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
34. Loving The Secret Billionaire by Adriana Anders (4/19 expanded from Grassroots in the Rogue Desire Anthology). PK teacher running for City Council gets an unexpected campaign boost from a reclusive blind virgin hacker. Ethics/passion collide. Liked it — Ana Coqui (@anacoqui) April 18, 2018 A scrappy pre-k teacher... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books
29. The Love Coupon by Ainslie Paton (4/9, preorder: Odd Couple temporary roommates turns into Friends with Benefits who catch feelings that are inconvenient & so confusing. It was sweet, fun, so emotional and simply hard to put down. #rombklove #bkbrk — Ana Coqui (@anacoqui) April 2, 2018 Tom's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at Ana Coqui: Immersed in Books