I think it is, especially the subgenres like paranormal romances.
I'm afraid so, Ken. It's made an unholy alliance with vampire novels and carries on that way. So flounderingsahm is correct. My mom reads them. She tells me it's an improvement over what romance novels used to be (esp. Harlequin).
The true romance has evolved from the Harlequin Novels that we had when we were young. The "Fabio" romance is far gone. Today, the romance novel involves hard working woman and sensitive men. The cultural and social evolving into the reality of true romance, and the complex reality of work and love.
I keep checking book stores and super markets and that genre keeps cycling in new books. Breaking the ice and getting yourself published in that genre might prove tough with as jaded publishers in that market have become to the way most romances start.
Yes. I think so, but I believe that the true spirit of romance is lost in many of the novels written today. It is replaced with a lot of eroticism. That is not romance. I feel that true romance focuses on the emtional and spiritual connections between the hero and the heroine. There are still a few of those out there.
Absolutely! I'm a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and recently signed a publishing contract to have my first book published. According to the RWA, romance fiction has the largest share of the fiction market. In 2008 romance fiction generated $1.37 billion in sales, which was 13.5% of the market.
by mizzjanique29 6 years ago
I remember as a child i would from time to time run across one of my mother's romance novels. You know the ones with some lady and a buffed handsome man on the cover...any how I found when i got older that those novels were all about romance and not so much sex or the act of sex. Now with Erotica...
by Angela Joseph 2 years ago
Are you a lover of romance novels?What makes a romance novel really memorable for you - characters, setting, plot, love scenes or just everything? Please give reason(s) for your answer.
by Victrianna 8 years ago
Would you be interested in reading the 1st chapter of a romance novel that I'm working on?
by Sally Gulbrandsen 2 years ago
Is romance still alive?What is the most romantic thing you have ever experienced or done for that someone special in your life?
by july18 15 months ago
How much steam do you like in a romance novel?
by cjcarter 6 years ago
What is your favorite romance novel?I am looking for any good suggestions the hub community might have in this department.
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