The Curated Bookshelf: February 2023’s Theme

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Welcome to this month's Curated Bookshelf! I'm a romantic at heart and Valentine's Day has always been my favorite holiday, so I'm quite happy February is finally here again. Of course that meant I thought long and hard about this month's theme. I considered featuring my favorite love stories, but, what with celebrating 13 years … Continue reading The Curated Bookshelf: February 2023’s Theme

Fantasy Books Introduced Me to Romance

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I suppose this could also be titled "Why I Find Romance Novels Unnecessary in My Life." But that didn't sound quite as nice, or as accurate since, once in awhile, I will crack open a romance book. And then read it literally as quickly as I can to make sure I make it to the … Continue reading Fantasy Books Introduced Me to Romance

Guest Post: Fairy Tale Romance by I. L. Cruz

Guest post: Fairy Tale Romance by I. L. Cruz, author of The Enchanted Isles series

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome I. L. Cruz! She is the author of The Enchanted Isles series, an enchanting Latin-inspired fantasy series. Currently, the first two books, A Smuggler's Path and A Noble's Path, are available for purchase (see below). I adore I. L. Cruz, her books, and her blog, Fairy Tale Feminista, because she takes … Continue reading Guest Post: Fairy Tale Romance by I. L. Cruz

My Love, part 2

And the long love poem continues. Check out the first part here. The years swirled past And still I saw him only those times But I knew he was still there Maybe watching me For I saw the curtains sway When there was no wind Freshman year ended Sophomore swirled past Junior left in a … Continue reading My Love, part 2