Romance novels

May 21, 2020 - 7:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Romance Writers of America have dropped their annual RITA awards and replaced them with a prize dedicated to the association's co-founder and meant to address criticisms over lack of diversity. The RWA announced Thursday that the new award will be called the Vivian, in honor of...
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May 14, 2020 - 8:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction by Ken Follett, Matt Haig and Sue Miller will be among the dozens of upcoming releases excerpted in two free e-book compilations. “Buzz Books 2020: Fall/Winter” and “Buzz Books 2020: Romance” were released Thursday by the online industry publication Publishers Marketplace...
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FILE - This June 28, 2011 file photo shows people waiting to attend an autograph signing event during the Romance Writers of America Annual Conference in New York. The Romance Writers of America faced another high-level departure and several publishers announced they would not participate in this summer's annual conference. Writers, editors and publishers have been furious with the RWA over allegations that it has failed to address a lack of diversity in the organization. Numerous RWA board members have left, including President Damon Suede on Thursday. Also this week, the RWA cancelled its annual RITA prizes and confirmed that the Harlequin, Avon Books and Berkeley Romance are among the publishers who dropped out from the conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)
January 09, 2020 - 5:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Turmoil continued Thursday at the Romance Writers of America as it faced another high-level departure and several publishers announced they would not participate in this summer's annual conference. Writers, editors and publishers have been furious with the RWA over allegations that...
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FILE - This June 28, 2011 file photo shows people waiting to attend an autograph signing event during the Romance Writers of America Annual Conference in New York. The Romance Writers of America faced another high-level departure and several publishers announced they would not participate in this summer's annual conference. Writers, editors and publishers have been furious with the RWA over allegations that it has failed to address a lack of diversity in the organization. Numerous RWA board members have left, including President Damon Suede on Thursday. Also this week, the RWA cancelled its annual RITA prizes and confirmed that the Harlequin, Avon Books and Berkeley Romance are among the publishers who dropped out from the conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)
January 09, 2020 - 4:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Turmoil continued Thursday at the Romance Writers of America as it faced another high-level departure and several publishers announced they would not participate in this summer's annual conference. Writers, editors and publishers have been furious with the RWA over allegations that...
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This undated image released by CourtneyMilan.com shows romance writer Courtney Milan. The Romance Writers of America, which bills itself as the voice of romance writers, has been upended over the way over the way it has treated Milan, a Chinese American writer. The association initially accepted the vote of its ethics committee that Milan had violated the group's code of ethics with negative online comments about other writers and their work. (Jovanka Novakovic/CourtneyMilan.com via AP)
December 27, 2019 - 1:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's not a lot of love at the Romance Writers of America this holiday season. Lots of passion, but not too much love. The organization, which bills itself as the voice of romance writers and cites 9,000 members, has been upended over the way it has treated one of its authors,...
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FILE - This Feb. 13, 2009 file photo shows novelist Nora Roberts posing for a portrait in Boonsboro, Md. Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed “multi-plagiarism.” In papers filed Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Rio de Janeiro, Roberts alleged that Serruya’s books showed an extraordinary level of verbatim lifting and close paraphrasing. Roberts would donate any damages from the suit to a non-profit literacy program in Brazil. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
April 24, 2019 - 4:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling novelist Nora Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed "multi-plagiarism" on a "rare and scandalous" level. In papers filed Wednesday morning in Rio de Janeiro, where Serruya lives, Roberts called...
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FILE - This Feb. 13, 2009 file photo shows novelist Nora Roberts posing for a portrait in Boonsboro, Md. Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed “multi-plagiarism.” In papers filed Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Rio de Janeiro, Roberts alleged that Serruya’s books showed an extraordinary level of verbatim lifting and close paraphrasing. Roberts would donate any damages from the suit to a non-profit literacy program in Brazil. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
April 24, 2019 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling novelist Nora Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed "multi-plagiarism" on a "rare and scandalous" level. In papers filed Wednesday morning in Rio de Janeiro, where Serruya lives, Roberts called...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018 file photo, E.L. James poses during a photocall for the world premiere of 'Fifty Shades Freed - 50 Nuances Plus Claires' at Salle Pleyel in Paris. The author of the blockbuster “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy has an “erotic love story” coming out April 16, Vintage Books announced Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. It’s called “The Mister” and is another saga of sex, wealth and other indulgences. It features a rich Londoner who “has rarely slept alone” and a beautiful woman who is an “alluring mystery.”(AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
January 24, 2019 - 9:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — E L James is working up some new thrills The author of the blockbuster "Fifty Shades" trilogy has an "erotic love story" coming out April 16, Vintage Books announced Thursday. It's called "The Mister" and, according to Vintage, will again be a story of sex, wealth and other...
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November 30, 2018 - 2:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a literary title bout, romance novelist Nora Roberts had a few words for fellow author Tomi Adeyemi. Adeyemi had tweeted on Tuesday an accusation that Roberts "shamelessly" lifted the title of her new book, "Of Blood and Bone," from Adeyemi's fantasy work "Children of Blood and...
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February 27, 2018 - 11:20 am
LONDON (AP) — British writer Penny Vincenzi, whose stories of romance, rivalry and family secrets topped best-seller lists, has died. She was 78. Publisher Headline says Vincenzi died peacefully Sunday. The cause of death wasn't given. Vincenzi worked as a journalist before publishing her first...
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