Friday, December 31, 2010

Review: Passion under the Poplars

Author submission in exchange for an honest review.

Passion under the Poplars
Dickey Roebuck and Austen Duane
Release Date:
December 20, 2010
Noble Romance
Word Count:
approx. 6,400
Purchase Links:  
Authors' Website:


Heartbroken because his boyfriend dumped him for their Brazilian hairdresser, defeated because he got fired due to the recession, and desperate because his savings melted far sooner than he expected, Farley Stevens has no other option but to leave San Francisco and return to his Bible Belt hometown. The future seems bleak.

But then he accidentally meets his unrequited first love—a former quarterback who never acknowledged his existence back in high school. Can anything in his life remain the same after this chance reunion?

Joey's Review:

Our Rating System

Our first official review will be posting shortly, just in time for the advent of a new year! Before posting, I wanted to be sure everyone was aware of the rating system posted in the side-bar. All books will be reviewed and assigned a rating from the following scale:

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hello To The New Followers!

Welcome to The One Hundred Romances Project! Our first batch of requests has been received, and I'm catching up on emails and beginning to disperse reads. Reviews to come!

I decided to make a change and include self-published digital romances, because I believe there are stereotypes that exist that allow good stories from independent authors to go unnoticed. All submissions, small-press and self-published alike, will be held to the same standards in terms of grammar/structure/formatting. Check out our review request guidelines for more information.

Are you a soon to be or recently published eRomance author? We'd love to see your work! We would adore some contemporary romance, romantic comedy, historicals, paranormal, etc. Contact information is in the sidebar!

Also, just wanted to give everyone a heads up: We are on Twitter  and Facebook. Add us and spread the word to your romance author and reader friends!

Thanks again!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Room For More Reviewers!

We'd love to have a couple more reviewers for the project to address reads in a more timely fashion! Welcoming dedicated romance junkies who are willing to give an honest but kind review for the ebooks we accept. Small-press digitally published romance authors who would like to lend their opinions are also very welcome. Contact us at our Review Request email address and let us know if you are interested in joining the One Hundred Romances Project.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What The Heck Is This Blog About?

Starting in January of 2011, we hope to begin posting reviews of small-press romance novels and novellas. What do we mean by romance? Contemporary, historical, erotica, etc. Heterosexual and homosexual pairings alike are accepted. The key romance elements must be there:  A love story and a happily ever after of some sort. The usual restrictions apply: No bestiality, incest, pedophilia or rape scenario storylines. Nothing illegal or depraved. Other non-romance genre elements are welcome as long as the primary focus of the story is the romance.

Initially, we will be accepting only ebook submissions, though we will consider accepting bound print-copies in the future. Very recently or soon-to-be-published authors will be our primary interest. Submissions may be temporarily closed at any given time depending on number of reviewers and time-constraints. Keep an eye on the blog for the go-sign to submit, and please follow submission guidelines, if you send a manuscript when submission are closed, it will be deleted.

So what do we need from you right now? Spread the word! We need followers in order for this to work. Writers, readers, romance junkies in general, follow now and let your friends know where to find the One Hundred Romances Project! And get prepared to support the little (romance) guy or gal.