Tag: romance novels

6 Ways to Orgasm According to Romance Novels

Based on the title of this post, you can probably tell its NSFW (Not Safe for Work), but it’s a whole lot of fun! So drop by on…

Babies, Kids, and Adult Children: What’s your take?

Offspring in romance is one of those things that really get readers up in arms. We either love them or hate them. Few ride the middle and think…

20 Ways to Know You Read Too Much Romance

Before I begin, thanks Susan for your 5 tells – they’re hilarious! Now, when it comes to our favorite literature is it possible to ever read too much…

Why the Hero Pursues – The Thrill of the Chase

It’s true. It really is all about the chase; in real life and in romance novels. In a romance, the man pursues. A heroine might take action first,…

You’re so Vain, You Think this Romance is About You, Don’t You?

Carly Simon was onto something when she claimed, “you’re so vain.” What is romance, after all, but being (seemingly) attended to as you secretly think you deserve? ~Michael…

How to Woo Women Like a Romance Novel Hero

Disclaimer: My tips are not guaranteed to work in real life. They are merely conclusions drawn from the literature I love to read and are meant to be…

Ten Reasons Why Women Love Romance Novels

5 Reasons why the unenlightened think we love romance novels: 10. We’re bored and have nothing better to do. This explains why a good portion of us read…

What Makes a Virgin Hero Sexy?

There are two male extremes in romance novels. The first is the rake, who is a ladies’ man among ladies’ men. The second is the untested virgin hero….

Romantic Classics and Why I Prefer Them in Film

Much of my contact with romantic classics was in high school. It seems odd as a lover of romance novels to prefer most of them in film over…

Review: Beyond Heaving Bosoms by Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan

I won the Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance Novels in the SBTB ARC giveaway contest. When I got it in the mail I ripped…

The Little Black Book of Romance Novels

by Susanna Carr, guest blogger and author of “Hot for the Holidays,” her novella, in Wicked Wonderland. You’re having a great day and you want to celebrate. You’re…

10 Pet Peeves from a Romance Reader

by Susan S., guest blogger Pet Peeve Number 1: I can’t catch up. Please wait for me! Reason: You love an author, and want “all” of his/her books,…

Erotic Romance, Not Just Erotica and Romance

by Cecilia Tan, guest blogger Our tale begins in 1970, which is the year some point to as the beginning of the modern romance genre, with the arrival…

Romance and Female Empowerment

by Jennifer Roland, guest blogger It is no secret that we women–and some men–love our romances. As was discussed at great length in the news media earlier this…

The Romance Novel – Women’s Porn?

This question has been asked in one form or another since romance novels went mainstream. Authors have been dismissed because they write romance instead of science fiction or…

The Best Highlander Romance Novels

What are they? I know this is pretty subjective and that personal tastes vary greatly, but I am pretty positive we can come up with a list of…