One of the most important parts of a romance novel is the optimistic conclusion. The reader must believe that the main characters have what it takes to stay in a loving and committed relationship no matter what the future holds. But what if one of the characters deals with a mental health condition? How does that impact the happily-ever-after? ... Read More about Happily Ever After & Mental Health
Happily Ever After & Mental Health
The Warrior is tenacious, principled, and focused, and brave at heart. He has a strong sense of justice and cannot ignore the call to duty. This hero is compelled to act and stick up for the underdog. He may not seek out danger, but trouble has a way of finding him. ... Read More about Hero & Heroine Archetypes: The Warrior
If you read sexy contemporary romances, you've probably come across a book by Jill Shalvis. She has written over one hundred love stories! Her award-winning romance novels are bestsellers and they’re the perfect form of escapism. The characters she creates are the kind of people you want as your friends, but the author’s real genius is the sense of community in every book. ... Read More about Retro Romance: Jill Shalvis
I was not familiar with The Forward, a publication that reports on American Jewish life, when one of the headlines caught my eye: “Why so few Jews in romance novels? This author and bookseller is leading a charge to change that”. ... Read More about Jewish Life in Romance Novels
Do you avoid reading romance short stories? Is it because they feel too short and incomplete compared to a novel? The problem is that a short story is supposed to offer a different reading experience. ... Read More about What is a Romance Short Story?