In case you haven’t seen it, USA Today ran a fabulous article yesterday on the Romance genre. Balanced, thoughtful, positive. Fabulous. Quoted are Eloisa James, Julia Quinn, and Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, among others. It’s a must-read!

And speaking of must reads, my friend and RWA chaptermate DeAnna Cameron celebrates her very first release day today! The Belly Dancer (Berkley) is historical fiction with, as they say, “strong romantic elements.” Here is the blurb:

At the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, the modern, the exotic, and the ground-breaking collide. When Dora Chambers, an aspiring socialite, is charged with the task of enforcing proper conduct at the Egyptian belly dancing exhibition, she finds herself captivated by these marvelous women. And as her eyes are opened to the world beyond a life of social expectations, she finds the courage to break free and discover the truth about her own heart.

Doesn’t that just sound fascinating? And look at that beautiful cover!

Congratulations, DeAnna – I can’t wait to read the book.

3 comments to “Good Stuff”

  1. Lady Leigh
    · July 7th, 2009 at 8:22 am · Link

    Thanks for the link to the article! I had not seen it. My dad went to Princeton so I was sure to forward it to him. It feels great to have some R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

  2. Louisa Edwards
    · July 8th, 2009 at 10:25 am · Link

    That article was so well done. Better than a lot of the coverage has been, even since the Harlequin numbers came out. Was interesting that the authors they interviewed were both historical, no?

  3. DeAnna Cameron
    · July 8th, 2009 at 8:14 pm · Link

    Thanks, Tessa! RT Book Reviews gave it a mild rating, but I’m still cringing knowing that my mom is reading the sexy parts. 🙂