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!

The Romance Bookshelves: Stocking stuffers, friendly disagreements & more!

Cathy Maxwell is the Austin-based author of over thirty best-selling historical romance novels. Her latest, If Ever I Should Love You, is out December 26. She writes a monthly column for BookPeople. Learn more at www.cathymaxwell.com.  December is reading time. With all the hurrying and prepping and planning, I savor a few hours with a great … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves: Stocking stuffers, friendly disagreements & more!

The Romance Bookshelves: Holiday reads, book club announcements and more!

Cathy Maxwell is the Austin-based author of over thirty best-selling historical romance novels. She writes a monthly column for BookPeople. Learn more at http://www.cathymaxwell.com.  The holidays are almost upon us.  I need a good read in the evening to stave off all the merry craziness. Between school and church programs, fun places to take the … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves: Holiday reads, book club announcements and more!

The Romance Bookshelves—Austin, Bats, and Vampires. Oh my!

by Cathy Maxwell Yes, we are talking Paranormal Romance. Vampires, other worldly creatures, and humans discover what they have in common, and it’s usually a mix of humor, passion, and awareness which is exactly the way I like my books. Lynsay Sands has another installment of her Argeneau series out this month. IMMORTALLY YOURS is a … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves—Austin, Bats, and Vampires. Oh my!

The Romance Bookshelves: ‘Tis the Season for Romantic Suspense

post by Cathy Maxwell It is finally growing cooler in Austin and this is the time of the year when Romantic Suspense moves to the forefront. This category of Romance takes all we love about a gripping suspense novel and heats up the relationships of the characters. It is also known for series with recurring … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves: ‘Tis the Season for Romantic Suspense

Guest Blog Post: Austin Writers are HOT, HOT, HOT!

The Romance Bookshelves—Austin Writers are HOT, HOT, HOT! By Cathy Maxwell Last month, Romance Writers of America, a professional organization of ten thousand writers, gathered in Orlando to hand out their prestigious RITA awards for the best in romance fiction.  One of the winners named was Austin’s own Cheryl Etchison for Best First Book with … Continue reading Guest Blog Post: Austin Writers are HOT, HOT, HOT!

The Romance Bookshelves—A Get Together and Look Who is on the A List

By Cathy Maxwell Several years ago, Sarah MacLean (yes, that Sarah MacLean, the one whose new book The Day of the Duchess will hit the shelves June 27th (you can find an excerpt here), wanted to start an online book club that celebrated all she loved about Romance. She called it the Old-School Romance Book … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves—A Get Together and Look Who is on the A List