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AA
African American
AAR
All About Romance
AB
Automatic buy (also Auto Buy)
AG
Angel
AKA
Also known as
AKISA
Jude Deveraux’s A Knight in Shining Armor
Alpha male
Macho hero. The one you want to read about but don’t want to have. See Beta male
ARC
Advanced Reader Copy
BB
Bulletin board (message board)
BDB
Black Dagger Brotherhood. One of the most popular paranormal romance series by J.R. Ward
Beta male
Sensitive hero. The one you want to have but seldom want to read about. See Alpha male.
Beta Reader
A person who is close to the author and he/she reads and gives feedback on a work in progress
Big Mis
H/H having a huge dramatic conflict over something easily resolved with a 2-minute conversation. As in normal life.
Big Separation
H/H are separated for a significant period of time in a book
BSJ
Bookstore Junkie
Clean
No sex scenes in this book!
CR
Celebrate Romance
CT
Contemporary
DEAR
Drop everything and read
DIK
Desert isle keeper. The book you want to take with you …. etc.
DNF
Did not finish
ER
Erotica (Assumed to be Male-Female couple)
ER-FF
Erotica (Female-Female)
ER-FFM
Erotica (Menage a Trois, Female-Female-Male)
ER-FMM
Erotica (Menage a Trois, Female-Male-Male)
ER-MM
Erotica (Male-Male)
FS
Fantasy (Magic, Genie, Djinn, etc.)
FT
Futuristic
FY
Fairy
GH
Ghost
Glom/Glomming
Discovering a new-to-you author and buying up their backlist in a frenzy
GT
Gothic
GY
Gay (Non-Erotic)
Hanky Read
Romance novel for a good cry. Also Tearjerker.
HB
Hardback
HC
Hardcover
H/H
Hero and heroine
HEA
Happy ever after
HFN
Happy for now. Usually a serie of books with an open ending. Authors are holding off on the HEA and stringing readers along.
HST
Historical
HTF
Hard to find
IN
Inspirational
JAK
Author Jayne Ann Krentz
Keeper
Great romance novel – to be protected from earthquakes, fire, relatives, friends, etc. not to be taken out of the house by someone else. Very comforting and to be read and again. See DIK
KISA
Knight in shining armor
LB
Lesbian (Non-Erotic)
MC
Multi-Cultural (Mixed race such as: Latino/Caucasion, African American/Caucasion, African American/Latino, etc.)
MJP
Author Mary Jo Putney
NYR
Not yet released
OOP
Out of print
PB
Paperback
Pet Peeve
Bothersome aspect of romance novel(s). A particular or recurring source of irritation.
PN
Paranormal (ESP, Psychic, etc.)
RC
Reincarnation
RE
Reissue (or Reprint)
Read-enditis
Inability not to read the end of a romance first.
RG
Regency
RITA
Romance Writers of American awards
RJ
Romance Junkie
RS
Romantic Suspense
RT
Romantic Times. The magazine
SEP
Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips
SO
Significant Other
TBB
To be bought
TBR
To be read
TJ
Tearjerker (romance novel that makes you cry) Also Hanky Read.
TRR
The Romance Reader
TSTL
Too Stupid to Live. This is usually the heroine. Readers often hate heroines who are TSTL.
TT
Time Travel
TT-CT
Time Travel Forward in Time
TT-HST
Time Travel Backward in Time
UBS
Used book store
UTC
Under the Covers
VHTF
Very hard to find
VM
Vampire
Wall-banger
Book you want to throw against the wall, toss in garbage, return, give away, or just leave behind after finishing your Big Mac.
Allowed to be taken out of the house by anyone.
WE
Werewolf
WL
Wish list
WT
Witch
NF
Non-Fiction

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