I was recently asked about the definition of a romance hero. The answer isn’t simple. The problem is that every reader has specific expectations about a protagonist. There might be a trait which I think is essential for a hero that another reader considers boring or inconsequential. Also, a reader’s wish list for a hero isn’t static. There are times when she gravitates toward one archetype over another. Sometimes life experience will shape her idea of a hero. She could have developed hard ... Read More about What is a Romance Hero?
What is a Romance Hero?
Slytherin/Slytherin pairings create Power Couples. You can’t help but marvel at their determination, elaborate plans and particular talent of intimidating the peasants with a pointed glare. Slytherins get a bad rap in the Harry Potter series. Painting them as villains only out for themselves completely disregards the strengths of this house. ... Read More about Slytherin Power Couples
Have you been searching for free reads online? Here are ten sexy and romantic stories I recommend that are available on Harlequin.com. They were published in a serialized format but are now complete so you don’t have to wait for the next installment. No cliffhangers—I promise! ... Read More about Free Online Reads for Romance Readers
Have you visited a romance publisher’s YouTube channel? They offer more than just book trailers. Check out these video series that discuss the romance genre, the work of your favorite authors, and what happens behind-the-scenes to get the most anticipated romance novels on the shelves. Hachette Book Group's Book Your Next Romance series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNiTBhbALGftzWBWyTyiiLtcz-7YqPJ67 Hachette publishes the Forever and Forever Yours romance imprint. This video ... Read More about Video Series about Romance Novels
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