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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

How Do You Like Your Romance?

It's easy for readers to get confused by the variety of romance books available.

Here are some broad categories:

Humorous/ Romantic Comedy
Time Travel
Romantic Suspense
Romantic Element in a Mystery

A sweet contemporary romantic comedy

However, there are a great many subgenres, such as combining a sweet with a time travel going back in time, which could also make it historical. Or, you might see a paranormal featuring vampires, taking place centuries ago, making it historical as well. Or, you could have a humorous paranormal vampire book. Then, there are all sorts of contemporary romances, ranging from sweet to spicy to erotic, some combining humor, some combining inspirational messages, some containing mysteries.

It's a confusing, yet exciting time for those who love to read or write romances.

I used to enjoy historicals, but for some reason that phase passed. My favorites these days are contemporary sweet romantic comedies, which I also enjoy writing. I also like reading cozy mysteries with a bit of romance thrown in, but so far I haven't written one myself.

What about you? How do you like your romance?

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  1. My tastes used to lean toward historical romance, too, but these days I prefer spicy, but not erotic, contemporary romance. I'll take a little suspense thrown in too. I'll read vampire paranormals, but steer clear of werewolves, zombies, angels, shapeshifters, etc. Although, many times the stories overlap so I have to put up with a werewolf in my vampire story. *sigh*
    I love cozies, and my favorite ones are the ones with romance in them.

  2. I've been reading lots of YA because of work, and tire of them on occasion. I too used to love historicals, but lean toward a sci-fi - any era, romance/thriller/mystery. And to Deb's comment, I prefer werewolves over vamps! :) Good thing there are so many wonderful choices.

    1. I do so love that everyone has a choice no matter what their preference. And if we all liked/wrote the same boring would THAT be?! :)

  3. Forgot to mention - cute picture!!