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Full Steam Ahead

SteamedOne of the biggest new trends in fiction is steampunk, a sub-genre of fantasy and science fiction.  Important elements of the genre include steam power (which usually means a historical setting), technology ahead of its time, and some elements of alternate history and fantasy.  Steampunk is often set in Victorian England, but because of the alternate history elements romance heroines need not be protected society misses and the world around them can be close to reality or whatever the author can imagine.  Steampunk is perfect for readers who love both fantasy and romance or for historical romance readers looking for something different.  If you are looking for something different and creative, try a steampunk romance!



Lights, Camera, Action!

Greeting from Hollywood signLike many people around the world, I spent last Sunday evening watching the Academy Awards with friends.  I often question the winners, but I love the celebration of filmmaking and the glamour of the celebrities that attend. (Personally, I think Angelina Jolie’s right leg stole the show this year.)  The same love I have for movies and theater extends to romances featuring actors.  They feature talented and creative personalities, and it’s interesting to see how the perception of actors has gone from low class in historicals to the most sought after and famous people in the world in contemporaries.


Need More Football?

Football FieldFootball season might be over for now, but if you love sports romance any time of year is a great time to read a football romance.  Surprisingly, there are not as many football romances as one might expect when compared to hockey or NASCAR, but HCPL has many romances that feature current or former NFL players.   If your type of hero is a professional athlete, give a football romance a try!

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New Books for a New Year

LothaireCelebrate the New Year with a new title!   HCPL has many new and upcoming romances that you can place on hold before they hit our shelves.  Personally, I’m really looking forward to Shannon Hale’s Austenland sequel, and I know many paranormal readers who can’t wait for the new Kresley Cole.  What are you most excited about reading?


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Reads for a Holiday Merry and Bright

Christmas ornamentEvery year our library does a display of holiday books, and every year these books practically fly off the shelves.  Reading holiday titles help many people (including myself) get into the holiday spirit as we do the many things necessary to prepare for the season.   Holiday romances are always plentiful on the display and in the library, and there really is something for every romance reader, no matter the subgenre you prefer.  So if you are in the mood for novels full of merriment and families, both old and new, coming together, check out a title today.  Have a wonderful holiday season!

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