For the average person, romance novels bring to mind one word: Harlequin.
It rained Saturday during the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, and the inclement weather meant a lot of the hats were kept under wraps. That said, some VIP managed to don fine spring fashions and elaborate hats, in keeping with tradition.
Note to the alien who designed the cover of Nora Roberts' Happily Ever After: Good effort, but humans have this thing called a palm. The fingers attach to to it, and the thumb doesn't go on the bottom!
There is a ton of chick lit in the world because those pink covers sell like hotcakes, but as Stephen King points out in his current Entertainment Weekly column, there's still a considerable market for meaty ''manfiction.'' "Here's a concept so simple it's easy to miss," King says. "What men want from an Elmore…