October 25, 2010

Do you read Romance?

22 Percent of Romance Readers are Men

A very interesting article about individuals who read Romance.

How many of you know there are many different sub genre of romance, and which do you prefer?

  • Contemporary Romance is set after World War II
  • Historical Romance is set before World War II
  • Romantic Suspense involves an intrigue or mystery for the protagonists to solve
  • Paranormal Romance blends the real with the fantastic or science fictional.
  • Science Fiction Romance is a romance novel that takes place in a story that would otherwise be classified as a science fiction story.
  • Fantasy Romance, also known as Romantic Fantasy, is a subgenre of fantasy fiction, describing a fantasy story using many of the elements and conventions of the romance genre.
  • Time-travel Romances are a version of the classic "fish out of water" story. In most, the heroine is from the present day and travels into the past to meet the hero.
  • Inspirational Romance, as the market exists today, combines explicitly Chriistian themes with the development of a romantic relationship.
  • Multicultural Romance typically features a hero and/or heroine who is African-American, although some multicultural lines also include Asian or Hispanic heroes or heroines or interracial relationships.
  • Erotic Romance, sometimes called romantica, is a blend of romance and erotica.
My present favorite, Bite Me If You Can: An Argeneau Novel by Lynsay Sands. Of course my favorite changes often. Can you name yours?