Tuesday, December 9, 2008

For Lovers of Sweet Romance...

...Involving a boy and a girl.

I know, not what I generally rec, but this is a pretty good bang for the buck. I'm not a rabid fan of het romance, this is hardly a secret, so you won't find me touting it very often, but I had to point out the release of One Touch, One Glance. It's an anthology of eighteen short stories harking back to the days before sex filled every other page of contemporary romance novels. Not that I'm against reading sex, quite the contrary, but to find stories that don't rely on it to boost reader interest and still manage to keep me turning pages, especially when there's no man on man action, is something worth recommending.

These authors have gone back to the basics of what makes romance romance. They tell solid stories where the payoff is being transported a world where love really does conquer and make people happy, without all the angst and drama we seem so addicted to these days. Sure, I'll go back to my angst and drama. I'm just as much an addict as the next reader, but there are a few stories I'll come back to in this book, too. Just to remind myself that some people really do believe in Happily Ever After, and I happen to be one of them.

Congrats to the Authors on a job well done. You can find out more about each of them at their websites:

Gwen Hayes
M.E. Ellis (at her many blogs)
Maryann Miller
Adelle Laudan
K. Starling
Trinity Blacio
Debbie Gould
Ava James
Faith Bicknell-Brown
Savannah Chase
Lisa Alexander Griffin
Kensana Darnell
Brieanna Robertson
Nicolette Zamora
Kathleen MacIver
Missy Lyons
Jambrea Jo Jones


Jambrea said...

Thanks Jaime! I'm secretly hoping mine is one you would go back to. :D

Maryann Miller said...

Thanks for the kind words about our book, Jaime. Much appreciated

Jaime Samms said...

Jamb, I'll probably read them all more than once. I'm kind of mushy that way! (But I do have kind of a slashy soft spot for yours. Hee)

You're welcome, Maryann. I enjoyed it, so I thought I should share.

Jambrea said...

I like that it has a slashy spot I didn't know about. Thanks for pointing it out! :D

Adelle said...

Thanks for the kind words, Jaime. It really is a Sweet collection of stories from the heart.

kensanadarnell said...

Thank you so much Jaime! I'm glad you enjoyed the anthology. It's a great piece of work and it's an honor to be included with so many talented authors.

Lisa Griffin said...

Thanks Jaime!! Glad the anthology wasn't too much of a pain to read. *grin* And to know you'd come back and read it again makes me happy.

Jaime Samms said...

You are all very welcome. I'm glad to spread the word