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Steffi ~ Co-Founder


The Romance ReviewI’m Steffi and I’m a literary publicist and grad students on the way to getting my MA degree in English Literature. I love to read, do anything with my hilarious friends, write and go hiking and running, preferably with my dog, a yellow lab, because she can run for miles and motivates me to go on. I met Karla through Goodreads and we instantly hit it off. I’m so happy she agreed to do this blog with me and hope you guys will enjoy it as much as I do.

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Karla ~ Co-Founder

Hi, I’m Karla! So glad you stopped by to visit. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I’m a 53 year old mother to one fantastic 22 year old son. About 2 years ago, I was home recuperating from a car accident when my son purchased some of the Twilight books for me. I was hooked. I could not get my hands on books with a romance theme fast enough. Paranormal, suspense, historical, contemporary, I love them all. I guess you could say I got Swept Away by Romance!!

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Kristen ~ Reviewer

I love to read and review romance novels. I haven’t always been an avid reader but discovered recently, since my children are in school and I have more time, that I enjoy reading. I was also surprised to discover that I love to share my thoughts and feelings about the stories that I read. My favorite books have well drawn-out characters with substance and an engaging plot. Goodreads is my addiction, and Happily-Ever-Afters are a must!

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Dorsey ~ Reviewer

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Splage ~ Reviewer

Hi, they call me Splage, which is my nickname from college and coincidentally the same college that one of my favorite authors, Kristen Ashley attended as well. My claim to fame is that I never read a novel for fun at any time until I was 43 years old. When I tried to read when I was younger I would be asleep within 15 minutes. The problem…I never read a romance or at least a good romance. So let me thank Stephanie Meyers, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Diana Gabaldon, Kristen Ashley, Brenda Joyce, Lisa Kleypas, Julie Garwood, Lorelei James, and many more for opening my eyes real wide. Now, since I started reading romance I can’t stop. I have read over a thousand books, (average about 200 a year) and I can’t seem to get enough.

I love most types of romance, especially contemporary, historical, and erotica, but I am a little burnt out on paranormals at this time. When I read historical romances I tend to go more for the medieval time, highlanders, or early American than the Regency and Victorian time frames. I think this is because I like my heroes rough and tough and all alpha. I really enjoy love triangles and other women plots. These themes tend to add enough spice and jealousy to get me hot and bothered. Even though I do have my comfort zone I have found many great books and new authors that push me to examine some new boundaries recently.

On the more personal side, I am from the United States and currently live in Atlanta, Georgia. I am 47 years young, have 3 kids (2 in high school and 1 in college), and I have been married to my college sweetheart for 21 years. He is my very own Jamie Fraser from the Outlander, which is my favorite romance hero of all times

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Crista ~ Reviewer

Hi everyone! My name is Crista and I am a romance-aholic. My addiction is worsening and I am NOT seeking treatment! Lol!

The first romance I ever read was Passion Flower by Diana Palmer when I was just 13 years old. I guess you could say I was hooked for life! I’m now 35, and although I’ve long outgrown Diana Palmer, I still love a great romance novel! My reading tastes are very broad, and I’ll read just about anything! Lately I’ve been reading lots of New Adult and contemporary romance, but I still love historical and paranormal romance as well!

I am a wife, the mother of 2 daughters, and a registered nurse by trade. Reading is truly my escape, passion, and preferred hobby!

I am so excited to be reviewing for Swept Away by Romance. Thanks for stopping by, and I can’t wait to discover the next greatest romance novel…together!

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KindleRomance ~ Reviewer

I love to read! I know – big shock!! I enjoy a great relationship story with lots of dialogue. Anything I read must be adult-oriented and have a happy ending. I avoid stories with violence or significant trust issues.

I love reading reviews of a book to help me decide if it’s something I’ll like. I always appreciate the time others take to write a review, and I work hard to write an honest and fair review of any story I read.

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