August is Read-A-Romance month. What is that? According to the website it “was conceived and launched in 2013 by freelance writer and romance advocate Bobbi Dumas, after she realized there was no one place where the community celebrated romance all together, at one time, in a concentrated way. Read-A-Romance Month is cross-publisher and cross-genre, and represents a broad spectrum of authors and books.”
Read-A-Romance Month is the creation of Bobbi Dumas. Scroll down on this page for links to her opinion pieces which are very good (and support the genre instead of bash it like so many do).
This is about reading romance novels. And [NEWSFLASH] there are a lot of different subgenres and writing styles to choose from. The page has a series of posts/essays by authors who discuss why they love romance or answer a set of questions. I saw a lot of names on the calendar of authors I had never heard of, like Dylann Crush and Teri Wilson, or authors I’ve heard of and keep meaning to read, like Sonali Dev and Jeannie Moon. But all the posters offer recommendations
Off to read more romance (although I should also be writing it).