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Someday My Prince Will Come – Reader Roundup by Amy Alessio

Or not, but at least the stories are fun. Enjoy these fantasies about Princes as heroes or fairy tale themed romances. Harry is still single, right ladies? Park your glass slippers at the door and […]

Silencers, don’t. By Adam Firestone

All I know about silencers I learned from action movies, primarily those featuring Agent 007. That’s all I knew before I met ADAM FIRESTONE, that is. Most of what I “knew” about silencers was wrong, […]

Heart for Teacher – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

Bless the many teachers heading back into the classrooms this fall. Old West romance stories usually feature a schoolteacher, and Regencies star governesses, but professors appear in modern stories too. Enjoy these stories about them […]

I Went to RWA Nationals and Got a Lot More Than a Bag from Harlequin – Pat Haggerty

Did you make it to RWA Nationals? Pat Haggerty did – and here’s his thoughts about what he did, who he saw and just how hot it gets in San Antonio! Just about a month […]

Sara Megibow Sells Romance – Submission Suggestions

We were so fortunate to have Sara Megibow blog with us for a while and I’ve decided to pull one of her all-time fave posts and publish it again. As always, she’s candid, real and full […]

Rockin’ Romance – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

I had posters of Prince and Bon Jovi in my room as a teen and wrote (terrible) fan fiction inspired by them. Who doesn’t have fantasizes about rock stars? In these stories, stars find love. […]

Dealing with Rejection by Tessa Shapcott

Welcome back to regular contributor Tessa Shapcott. Today we’re going to learn how to deal with rejection – if you’re a writer, you know it’s something you’re going to have to face one day! You’ve […]

Romancing the Author – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

While the Romance Writers of America conference is going on in San Antonio, I thought it might be fun to look at some romantic stories about writers. Get the movie Romancing the Stone for more […]

STUXNET: ANATOMY OF A CYBER WEAPON by Adam Firestone

RU’s resident weapons expert ADAM FIRESTONE returns with a post that will make you wary of flash drives, computer worms and cyber attacks. Stuxnet is widely described as the first cyber weapon.  In fact, Stuxnet […]

Sizzling Heat for Summer – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

We haven’t had too many scorching days yet in Chicagoland where I am. Is it hot where you are? Heat it up a little more with these sizzling titles. Many readers are familiar with Jill […]

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