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Friday, February 17th, 2017

Swoon Author Danika Stone: A Tasty Guide to Books and Ice Cream

When you eat at a fancy restaurant, a sommelier can offer you the best wine choice to accentuate your meal. He or she will select a wine that highlights your dish, bringing out the very best flavor. But wine isn’t my kryptonite. Ice cream is! And a few weeks ago, Lauren Scobell and I were pining over the lack ... Read More


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Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Swoon Author Shani Petroff: Wonderfully Surreal

It’s hard to believe Romeo & What’s Her Name is out in the world!!It started off as an embarrassing moment from my high school days. It turned into a short story. And years later a book that I wrote specifically for Swoon Reads! I feel so lucky it was chosen to be published.This is such a ... Read More


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Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

It's About Chemistry! (Because Science)

One of the things that can really make a story shine is the chemistry between characters. Not just in romance novels (although it’s VITAL in romance novels), but also the chemistry between friends, and occasionally even the chemistry between the protagonist and the antagonist. These kinds of sparks add a lot to your novel and can really deepen relationships ... Read More


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Monday, February 13th, 2017

Let Us Set You Up With a Book (Based on Your V-Day Plans)

Whether you’re planning a quiet, romantic dinner with your special someone or an epic overseas adventure with… I don’t know, zip-lining and stuff (is that what the kids are doing these days?), we’ve got the perfect book for you!Just find the card that most closely reflects your Valentine's Day plans, and click to find out ... Read More


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