I am an aspiring writer living in the mid-Atlantic states who read her first romance novel at the age of 9, snuck out of my mother’s shelves. Since then, I’ve had a career centered around books and literature and find myself rather indignant at how people stick up their nose at romance, or worse, apologize for reading it.
I read so many wonderful books and do a great deal of reading and thinking about the world of romance novels. Because of this personal passion, this blog is intended to help other romance enthusiasts think about the great works available as well as reflect upon the publishing industry which gives us these gems. I love the recent movement toward more academic analysis of the genre, so you can bet your boots that the websites, documentaries, and books from this angle will be touched upon often in my posts.
Obviously, if in the course of my writing I can get published or decide to self-publish, I’ll include posts that promote my own work, but it will always be a part of this blog, not the sole focus of it.
While the majority of books I review I will have purchased myself, I do accept advanced reader copies or outright gifts from publishers, and also review books loaned from libraries or from a service like Lendle. However, I do not accept any money to review books and will never, ever review a book that I didn’t want to read in the first place.
Oh, and just so you know, Tori MacAllister is a pseudonym. I work with children, so putting my own name on a racy romance novel or discussing the naughty bits in books (which I enjoy discussing, trust me!) didn’t seem like a good idea. Hence, the Tori persona.