Recently Published Fiction starring Heroines Who Run Wild Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent Turtle has wandered the woods since the death of her mother, adventuring and isolated until she meets a boy at school who draws her out and makes her realize what a safe and secure life should look like. Bear and the Nightingale… Continue reading Women Who Run Wild, a book list
Sometimes a bad guy has more appeal than the hero, especially if the so-called villain is as ruthless in his pursuit of the heroine as he is in achieving the rest of his goals. Here are fivescience fiction and fantasy movie villains whose characters could become enthralling romance heroes, given some moral fiber.
When the hero's former lover/mate/wife died, making him leery of falling in love with the heroine. He doesn't want to suffer the pangs of love and/or loss and/or betrayal again.
When a whole romance series is dedicated to a group of men introduced in the first book, in which the first guy fell. Here are the archetypes that feature in romance series dedicated to a group of men, with notes on the typical heroines and plotlines of their respective books.
3 Types of Rivals for the heroine's affections who make their move when the hero and heroine's relationship has hit a rough patch and the hero's reaction when he comes onto the scene
4 Archetypes Often Used for the Hero's Mother: Monster-in-Law, Mother She Never Had, Shrewd Matron, and Mother-Figure Housekeeper/Cook
When the hero/heroine falls for the ex-lover (or even ex-spouse) of his/her sibling
The Romance and Respect event at Strand Bookstore featured a panel of five authors of contemporary and historical romance. They discussed the (lack of) respect for their work and the genre. However, for seasoned authors, the past few years has seen more open acknowledgment and polite interest in a genre that has hitherto dominated trade fiction in ignominy. Questions covered negative attitudes toward romance, writing practices, and the future of the genre.
The hero gets shot protecting the heroine vs. the heroine gets shot protecting the hero: Which is more romantic, more compelling to the plot?
See the list on Goodreads I've been reading a lot of romances lately, featuring super possessive billionaire heroes. (Warning: Some of these guys exhibit stalker-like behavior. They use their monetary resources to both protect the heroine and keep her close.) Trust Series by Kristin Mayer Everything for Her by Alexa Riley Trinity Trilogy by Audrey… Continue reading Insta-Possessive Billionaire Romances