Sunday, November 4, 2012

Why I Think Romance Novels Are So Popular

Why Are Romance Novels So Popular?

Whether a sweet contemporary or a steamy historical, romance is in my opinion the best genre out there. By why is that, you may be wondering?

Romance novels unlike other types offer you a chance to fall in love with the characters while they fall in love with each other. Despite whatever events occur during the novel, you the reader, know that in the end there will be a happy ending. And everyone loves a happy ending. Didn't all of our favorite Fairy Tales end with “And They Lived Happily Ever After”.

I also believe that romance novels are so spectacular and popular because there are so many types of romance novels available. Readers can find everything from sweeping historicals, to sweet contemporaries and paranormals to steamy eroticas.

Every romance readers journey and tastes are different so I am going to take a minute and tell you a little about mine.

An avid reader and writer since about the age of 10, I discovered the world of romance novels a little late. I picked up my first romance novel A Gentle Rogue by one of my all time favorite authors, Johanna Lindsey during my freshman year of college. And I was immediately hooked. Soon I found myself scouring the book shelves at Walden Books and Walmart looking for another great romance. In no time I fell in love with other historical romance authors like Julie Garwood, Stephanie Laurens, Julia Quinn, and Hannah Howell. Not long after that I discovered great contemporary romances by authors like Jessica Bird, Kristan Higgans, and Christine Flynn. Next I found the whole paranormal world of romance by authors like Lynn Kurland and Jessica Andersen.

Today I read almost entirely romance romance novels from various sub-genres depending on my mood.

In addition to reading romance, I began writing them around the time I got married. For me it was just a natural progression. Besides what could be better than writing about two people meeting, falling in love and living happily ever after? Nothing, right? My first romance came out in March of 2012. A sweet contemporary, The Teacher's Billionaire is the first in my series The Sherbrookes of Newport. The second in the series, The Billionaire Playboy, came out in September.

While getting The Teacher's Billionaire was a dream of mine, it never would have happened with out the support of my family and OTHER ROMANCE AUTHORS. I don't know about authors from other genres, but those who write romance are the best. They are supportive and giving. They are always willing to offer helpful advice or a kind word. And I am thankful to every romance author I have worked with along the way.

1 comment:

Debby said...

There are so many unhappy endings in life that I need some happy ones and that is why I read them.
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