Romance, Tropes

Trope Sighting! Taking a bullet for love

The hero gets shot protecting the heroine vs. the heroine gets shot protecting the hero: Which is more romantic, more compelling to the plot?

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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.