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5 BDSM Romances to Start With
Maybe you’re a fan of Fifty Shades of Gray, maybe not—but either way, BDSM romance (that’s a combo of Bondage, Dominance/Discipline, submission or...
5 Book and Activity Pairings Perfect for Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is a chance to thank the moms in your life for all that they do for you. If the mom in your life loves to read with her kids,...
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21 Books for the Newlywed’s Bookshelf
Here comes the bride, all dressed in white—what books will she read with her new spouse? Okay, maybe the song doesn’t go quite like that, but that...
5 Romances With Villains You’ll Love to…Love
I have a confession: my favorite thing about romance aren’t the happy, fluffy, swoony parts. My favorite part of a good romance is dark and stormy: the...
8 Cookbooks to Celebrate the Fresh Flavors of Spring
Autumn is often referred to as the season of plenty, but with all the fresh vegetables in season from March through June, spring is a contender for that...
Romance Roundup: Journalists, Greek Tour Guides, and Hockey Players
This week’s Romance Roundup includes a ship captain trying to scare away a beautiful gold digger, a celebrity journalist with a major scoop on her hands,...
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6 Thriller Characters in the Dirty Harry Mold
It’s been 46 years since Dirty Harry hit movie screens, establishing an anti-hero cop character who was thrillingly edgy at the time. People sometimes...
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6 Conversation-Starting Books to Read in Public
Chatting up strangers in public can be an awkward proposition, but having an awesome icebreaker like a book can be a great way to get the conversation...
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The Book Nerd’s Guide to Lies They Told You
Welcome to the Book Nerd’s Guide to Life! Every other week, we convene in this safe place to discuss the unique challenges of life for people whose...
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5 Romances for Readers in Love With the Great Outdoors
While cities often provide the perfect fast-paced, modern setting for romance novels, there’s something about the great outdoors that can make you feel...
Romance Roundup: Witches, Shifters, and Chefs
This week’s Romance Roundup includes two friend Shifters who want to get even friendlier, vampire dating services, and a military guy with a brand-new...
The Best New Vinyl to Spin This May
May is a big month here at Barnes & Noble’s Vinyl Store, with new albums from Diana Krall, the Zac Brown Band, Sheryl Crow, and the Chainsmokers,...