Paranormal Romance, Romance, Science Fiction Romance

Dragon Heroes … are from Mars?

Dragons in fiction have evolved in the way of vampires, supernatural villains that once threatened and preyed upon maidens have become the heroes of paranormal romance. While a fantasy realm might seem like a draconian hero's natural habitat, there's an abundance of shapeshifting dragon aliens. What's up with that?

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Archetypes and Characters, Romance, Science Fiction Romance

Archetype Sighting! SciFi Romance Hero-Heroine Matches

After categorizing the heroes and heroines from 33 science fiction romances, I matched them up to see if any of the archetypes paired up more frequently than others and came up with 6 archetype pairings.

Genre Rules, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Science Fiction Romance, Tropes

Genre Police! Heroes that are too many tropes

When a writer creates a hero that's too many things, she has to fill the reader's expectations for that hero, plot-wise and romance-wise. Juggling too many and fitting them all in one book is difficult—though not impossible—and makes the story and the hero seem over the top.