When some people think of romance novels, they immediately picture erotic romance novels like Fifty Shades of Grey or bittersweet stories like The Notebook. However, the romance genre features all kinds of relationships, and there are plenty of heartwarming novels out there for people who just want a wholesome romantic tale without all the explicit scenes or sexual dialogue. If you’re searching for a simple, feel-good love story, the sweet romance genre is a great place to start.
50 Free Swee... [Read More...]
From medieval castles and handsome knights to the exciting adventures of Victorian and Regency era dukes and earls, there’s no denying the natural curiosity we have about the past. Stories of romance that take place in long-forgotten eras transport us into swoon-worthy old-fashioned courtships, traditions, and customs (who doesn’t want a hand-written letter from their beau?!).
10 Must-read historical romance authors
Historical romance is a popular genre that includes over a dozen sub-genres ... [Read More...]
The romance genre can sometimes get a bad rap for being a bit too steamy or explicit for some readers who are just looking for a clean, wholesome story to enjoy. However, there are numerous authors who specialize in writing sweet romance novels that rival those of classic Disney fairytales. If you’re searching for that perfect feel-good love story that’s clean, check out these top 10 wholesome romance authors!
10. Debbie Macomber
Author Debbie Macomber has carved a permanent niche for herse... [Read More...]
As a romance author, you may want to get editorial reviews for your newest novel. One of the best places to get these reviews is from romance blogs. Here’s a list of the top 20 romance book blogs where you can submit your romance novel to be reviewed.
We compiled 20 of the best romance blogs into one list. All of these sites have solid reputations, wide audiences, and simple guidelines for submitting books for reviews. Take a look to decide which site is right for you!
All About R... [Read More...]
Classic love stories such as Cinderella and Snow White have been adored for generations, leaving audiences wistfully longing for their own happily ever after. Little girls tend to daydream about meeting their own Prince Charming or attending extravagant royal balls, but plenty of grown-ups still fantasize about handsome princes and fairy-tale endings (just think about the global excitement over the royal weddings!). Instead of re-watching Disney princess movies or secretly envying Kate Middleto... [Read More...]
If you’re an experienced reader of erotic fiction, you probably
don’t need us to explain what the reverse harem romance genre. But
for the uninitiated, reverse harem romances take common tropes of
traditional stories and turn them upside down.
In classic folktales and legends of lore a harem is a group of
attractive women who desire one male hero, usually the person at the
center of the story. In some cases, the women are connected to the
man via sexual relationships or polygamous marria... [Read More...]
With strong, female protagonists and
plot lines centered on acquiring true love through whatever means
possible, regardless of the conflicts or obstacles in the way,
romance novels are predictably popular . At their core, romance
novels almost always involve a protagonist overcoming seemingly
insurmountable odds and ending up with the love of her life.
When it comes to the types of
people who read romances, a notable 82%
are women. While the
fact that women make up the largest perce... [Read More...]
Amish romance novels, a subgenre of romance, are often referred to
as bonnet rippers. Books in this subgenre trade traditional romance
covers (which show lust-inducing men with rock hard abs) for book
covers that have women donning Amish prayer coverings. Although Amish
romance novels feature characters who were raised in the Amish
community, these books are usually not written by or targeted toward
Amish people. While not always overtly Christian, these books
typically appeal to a Christian au... [Read More...]
people have fallen head-over-heels for romantic stories. Historians
believe the first written romantic fiction dates back to the
century BC in Greece, and yet the human obsession with
love stories continues to grow exponentially. Romance novels in
particular have been must have experiences for millions of readers
over the past several decades, despite the stereotypes some believe
about the genre.
The First Modern
In 1740, author
Samuel Richardson publis... [Read More...]
I should have taken off my ring before I asked her out.
I’m a military man or was. I should have known better than that.
It gave her the wrong impression. It would to any woman.
Being a single father and losing my wife has left me wanting to pull back from love.
But this new girl at the flower shop, Cupid’s Arrow, has me feeling things I didn’t know I’d ever feel again.
It’s Valentine’s Day, and I want this girl to be mine.
Forever. ... [Read More...]