Every BreathNicholas SparksContemporary RomanceAnother heart stirring tale from the master of the Dramatic Love-story genre There is a difference between ‘Romance’ and ‘Love stories’ or the sub-genre I would describe as Dramatic Romance – and Sparks remains at the top of this genre. You know you’re going to fall in love with his characters. You

I’ve been searching for an author like this – one who tackles ugly but realistic stories, that involve two characters falling in love, whilst also providing a context for us to reflect and challenge our own thinking and beliefs in the real world … and that’s what Colleen gives us in spades. Topics like this seem only to be tackled in the Domestic Drama genre. I think we need a new Romance sub-genre, one that allows for the HFN ending (Happy for now), rather than…

I’ve been trying out a number of authors in the very wide ‘romance’ genre, searching for something new & different … & this wasn’t it.

I choose this based on her NYT best seller status but was sadly disappointed. Not in the prose, which was well written but in the same…

I’ve heard of a new genre emerging called ‘New Adult’ & I would definitely slot this offering from DGS into it.

Set in a university, a nerdy maths genius is tasked with offering extra tutoring to a failing jock.

Not surprisingly the dark secrets & hidden pasts mean things are never a simple as boy meets girl etc, and as much as I didn’t want to enjoy this …

As an author myself, I look for three things in a book in order to earn five stars. Well-written prose, great character arcs and a story that surprises me. I will still honour the author with a solid 3.5 or 4 stars if they’ve written their tale well even if the storyline or genre doesn’t appeal to me personally – but…

I downloaded a free copy of this after listening to Elin on the Self-Publishing Show podcast as I was intrigued by her psychology background and her motivations on writing this Slave series. Apparently, she used to help people who had been badly bullied and in her words ‘kidnapping and withholding someone’s freedom is the ultimate form of bullying’.

I too write dark romances where the protagonist has a…