January 29, 2020

 Emily Cloyd and Stacy, her wife

As much as we love to read the enemy-to-friends-to-eventually-lovers troupe, we don’t ever think it could happen in real life. But it does happen all the time, not just in romance novels, and not always in the romantic setting of say, something like a coffee AU. No, for Emily Therese Cloyd she met her life-long partner on Jeopardy! ten years ago. 

After the release of a recent ABC’s News special featuring a long form interview with Alex Trebek, Cloyd took to Twitter to remind us that love can come from anywher...

January 28, 2020

 Georgette Heyer

One Sunday morning, while I was drinking my coffee, getting ready to write, I glanced at Twitter. Romance folks were playing a game of “what Georgette Heyer character would you want to be and what character would she make you?” Normally, I would’ve cursed under my breath, shrugged, and ignored it. But this particular Sunday was the day before the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and suddenly I had things to say about the woman who would’ve made me into a horrific antisemitic stereotype. Though unchallenged ant...

January 27, 2020

In the 1960’s when mom-life was too much to handle, The Rolling Stones gave us “Mother’s Little Helper,” but times have certainly changed and now overworked moms are taking “momcations,” according to a recent article in The Washington Post.

Momcations are luxury spa hotel stays with junk food, cocktails, bubble baths and binge watching. One woman in The Post article explained that she takes a “momcation” every Mother’s Day and on her birthday (Jane Fonda’s character in Grace and Frankie mentioned that she did this on Mother’s Day too, so it’...

January 26, 2020

While we were all glued to the tube (or the internet) with the Senate impeachment trial, Pamela Anderson, 52, married former hairstylist/director/producer Jon Peters, 74, who, it turns out, she had dated nearly 30 years ago when she was 19 and he was 41. They married in Malibu.

They both have had a long and colorful Hollywood past filled with celebrity romances (and a total of eight spouses between them).

Peters told the press that they first met at Hugh Heffner’s Playboy mansion in 1987 and that he has always been smitten with her.  

Pet...

January 25, 2020

 Bradd pitt and Jennifer Aniston

After the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony this past week where both Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston each won best acting awards in their respective categories and were seen by millions being friendly to each other, the Hollywood and gossip sites were aflutter with their eternal buzz of the possibility that this former husband and wife might rekindle their romance. Video of Pitt admiring Aniston accept her award went viral and everyone gushed.

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton 

As much as we love the second...

January 24, 2020

Almost a month has passed since the national leadership of the Romance Writers of America punished Chinese American author Courtney Milan for calling, on Twitter, a white author’s book “a fucking racist mess.”

The resulting outrage in Romancelandia, the peeling back of layer upon layer of procedural violations and systematic discrimination against authors of colour and LGBTQ+ authors (the marginalization of differently abled authors being so profound they and their work might as well not exist)—oh, and the weird personal vendettas and politi...

January 23, 2020

Rihanna is officially single again! Hopefully her recent break-up with Hassan Jameel will mean the star has more time to actually drop a single. The singer hinted that she would be releasing an album in 2019 but failed to release any new music. Instead, it appears that the singer has been focusing on her beauty and clothing lines.

 While, Rihanna and her former beau kept things low key and out of the spotlight, the two had a serious, and long relationship. Besides her tumultuous relationship with Chris Brown, Rihanna has not been in a public...

January 22, 2020

Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh on their wedding day. Picture: Instagram

Tim Tebow, the celebrated wonder-boy former NFL quarterback and current New York Mets minor league baseball player, married Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Universe 2017, were married in South Africa over the weekend.  Nerl-Peters is South African.

"I've been looking forward to three things," Tebow told People Magazine before the wedding. "The first moment I see her in her wedding dress, the first kiss, and the first dance together as man and wife. It's such a special night.

Te...

January 21, 2020

An unpublished novel by Louisa May Alcott, written in 1866, but published for the first time in 1995, has been “rediscovered” by the romance community. The 1995 edition of A Long Fatal Love Chase is currently available from Random House as a trade paperback and audio book, but no digital copy exists yet to the chagrin of a new generation of Alcott fans who discovered (or rediscovered) the author with the current Greta Gerwig film Little Women.

According to the Wikipedia entry on the  book, an early draft of the book was auctioned off by Alco...

January 20, 2020

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As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of a women’s right to vote in America this year, we finally got the Equal Rights Amendment decreeing equal rights regardless of sex ratified by three quarters of the State Legislatures. 

Way back in the 1970’s when I was a young feminist (joining NOW as soon as I turned 18), I was convinced that it was only a matter of months, if not maybe a year, until the Equal Right...

January 19, 2020

If the new space exhibit at the Hayden Planetarium excited you, you’ll be happy to discover that Disney will be giving you the opportunity of a life time to dine in space! Okay, not real space, but with Disney it might as well be. 

During Disney’s D23 expo this August, they announced a brand new space-themed restaurant coming to Epcot in Walt Disney World. The restaurant, named Space 220, will “launch” guests 220 miles directly above Earth to dock at the Centauri Space Station. But to get there, you’re going to have to be brave. Guest will b...

January 18, 2020

Science nerds and museum geeks rejoice for the New York City’s Hayden Planetarium in the American Museum of Natural History is getting an all new look as it shares over 50 years of NASA space discovery available.

The new space exhibit, Worlds Beyond Earth will explore the vastness beyond space through stunning visuals. The new exhibit pushes the limits of technology as it utilizes the world’s most advanced planetarium projection system, installed just this year in the Hayden Planetarium. 

The stunning film includes an impressive and talented...

January 17, 2020

— erotic romance author Kate Allure explores kink, eroticism, and erotic fiction

This January, we’re pleased to feature Naomi Springthorp. She loves baseball and writes some very hot stories featuring players and balls, but that’s not all. Let’s get to know her…

Welcome, Naomi. To get started, what inspired you to start writing erotic romance novels?

Naomi: When I started writing, it wasn’t something that I’d planned to do. I woke up one morning in the middle of a dream. For me, it was an ultimate fantasy that I couldn’t let go and I needed to...

January 16, 2020

For those distracted by the new year and the resolutions you may or may not be sticking to, Valentine’s Day is FAST approaching! For those celebrating Valentine’s Day, it usually entails rose pedals, chocolates (or discounted chocolates the day after if you and your significant other are smart), fancy dinners, a cozy date night, and maybe lots and lots of wine. 

But maybe you want to take it a step further, try something new? Like, say, vacationing in a giant wine barrel at the Quinta da Pacheca estate in Duoro Portugal? 

That’s right, you re...

January 15, 2020

The now 74 year-old “boy wonder” received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to “Batman” star Adam West on Thursday, January 11th.

Ward told the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce that he daydreamed of being Superboy as a kid, but ended up being the iconic Robin known for his many “holy” exclamations on the beloved but campy TV show.

“So many kids relate to Robin more than Batman," Ward told Eyewitness News. "They knew they could ride in the Batmobile, they could fight with Batman, they could climb the walls, they could do all things that B...

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