Is there a picture of the hero on the cover of the romance book you’re currently reading? Does he wear an unbuttoned shirt or is he bare-chested? Can you see his face or is the image focused on his hard, lean and muscular body? And if the hero was overweight, would he be shown on the book cover? Perhaps that’s the wrong question. Let’s dig a little deeper: If the hero was overweight, would he be the romance hero? ... Read More about Must a Romance Hero Be Physically Fit?
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A “bucket list” is a wish list of achievements and experiences you want to enjoy before you die (aka kick the bucket). By the way, I did some research on why the phrase “kick the bucket” is used to mean death. I discovered that a) there are many theories, b) the possible reasons are gruesome, and c) do yourself a favor and don’t look it up. ... Read More about How to Create a Bookish Bucket List
You may have seen the terms online in bookish communities: slump, fatigue, and burnout. Each represents a time in a reader’s life when reading is no longer pleasurable. Why does this happen? How are these reading moods different? And how can you combat the problem? ... Read More about Reading Burnout, Fatigue and Slumps
Years ago, when category romance readers wanted an in-depth look at current and upcoming romance novels, they would browse through Romantic Times. The publication is no longer around, but there are a few places online where category romance readers can get the information they crave. Here are five suggested places to browse: ... Read More about Online Resources for Category Romance Readers
Learn more about contemporary romance or find you new favorite book by exploring these websites dedicated to romance fiction: ... Read More about Romance Fiction Websites