The Romance Shelves: Because February is boring

Yes, I said that. February—that month of celebrating love—also means cold temperatures and the slog of life. It is a blessing Valentine’s Day is in the middle of it because otherwise, we would all perish of boredom. It is too cold to go outside. We are too broke to go skiing. The novelty of winter … Continue reading The Romance Shelves: Because February is boring

The Romance Shelves:  Looking to the New Year

By Cathy Maxwell January—the “at last, I can read” month.  The holidays have passed, the regular routine returns, and there is time to indulge.  January is a “gap” month for me. The world gets crazy for a Romance writer in February.  However, for the thirty-one days of January, life is held at bay. So, before … Continue reading The Romance Shelves:  Looking to the New Year

The Romance Bookshelves—Because Life is Busy and a Great Book a Lifeline

The holidays are upon us. Life moves at a faster pace as I try to accomplish everything I usually do plus all the extra activities of the season.  Books are my escape. They give me balance and great stories give me a mental breather. Here are a few I plan on reading this month— At … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves—Because Life is Busy and a Great Book a Lifeline

The Romance Bookshelves—Great for a lazy afternoon!

By Cathy Maxwell I’m sunbound in Austin, my favorite time to read. I enjoy a long afternoon of reading until the world cools down enough to go outside. It is my treat for all the weed-pulling I have to do. Here are some of my latest faves— The Kissing Quotient by Helen Hoang caught me … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves—Great for a lazy afternoon!

The Romance Bookshelves: Spring Chemistry

Cathy Maxwell is the Austin-based author of over thirty best-selling historical romance novels. She writes a monthly column for BookPeople. Visit www.cathymaxwell.com to learn more. Spring is always a busy time. Here is a trio of intense reads to help take your mind off your too full to-do list. Austin favorite Alisha Rai is hitting all targets … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves: Spring Chemistry

The Romance Bookshelves: All Things Celtic

Cathy Maxwell is the Austin-based author of over thirty best-selling historical romance novels. She writes a monthly column for BookPeople. Visit www.cathymaxwell.com to learn more. What is it about Scotland that stirs the romantic heart? Is it the history, the music, or the men in kilts who toss cabers as if they weigh nothing and the women … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves: All Things Celtic

The Romance Bookshelves: Vampires, book clubs & more!

Cathy Maxwell is the Austin-based author of over thirty best-selling historical romance novels. She writes a monthly column for BookPeople. Visit www.cathymaxwell.com to learn more. I’m already loving this new year, even with Austin setting new records for “cold” weather. Nothing like a good book to enjoy while the nights are still long. Plus, intensity seems to … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves: Vampires, book clubs & more!