There are over 1 million new books published each year. Bowker, a company that provides bibliographic information, released a report in 2016 that stated more than 700,000 books were self-published in the U.S. during the previous year. There were also over 300,000 books traditionally published. This does not include books published in other countries or the previously published books that are still available. ... Read More about Award-Winning Romance Novels for You to Enjoy
Award-Winning Romance Novels for You to Enjoy
A romance trope is a common situation found in romantic stories. Most romance readers have a favorite trope or two and they will purchase a book based solely on the promised trope. They also have tropes they will avoid at all costs and romance publishers know this. It’s one of the reasons why so many titles will have buzz words. If a reader loves marriage of convenience stories, a title with the phrase convenient marriage, marriage bargain or temporary bride will make her pick up the book ... Read More about What Is a Romance Trope?
The Librarian is controlled and clever. She is proud of her intelligence and her interests, even if she’s not the life of the party. ... Read More about Hero & Heroine Archetypes: The Librarian
What is a hero? The word is often used in sports and movies but what is the correct use of the term? Joseph Campbell, a scholar who wrote about the hero’s journey, defined a hero as "someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." ... Read More about Love Songs Playlist: The Hero Edition
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?