Sublime romance became the accepted mode post-17th century, with rural life romanticised and the pastoral upheld as a kind of rhapsody – epitomised in the paintings by Gainsborough such as his ‘Girls on a Swing’ and Jane Austin’s novels depicting the glories of country life [for the relatively well-to-do, anyway]. Romantic novels in the 19th century tended to be either gothic or historical, epitomised in “Wuthering Heights” and the Scottish Lairds of Sir Walter Scott’s novels. The gothic romantic novel also took hold in America with writers such as Hawthorne who wrote “The Scarlet Letter”, the writings of James Fenimore Cooper and, of course, Mary Shelley and her epic “Frankenstein”.
Anthologies are ideal if you enjoy reading but have little time to read a full book. The stories in anthologies are short stories that you can
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Romance novels are all about the relationship. Whether the genre is historical, paranormal or contemporary the focus is on the characters and how they overcome all obstacles to be together. Erotic romance grows more popular every day proving that many women like hot and steamy sex scenes in their love stories. We’re not talking pornography. Readers still want an engrossing plot and well-developed characters. But after almost unbearable sexual tension, dreadful conflict and emotional angst the big payoff is the love scene. Today’s readers don’t want the bedroom door slammed in their faces when the characters finally have sex.
Those who want to spice up their writing will find a wealth of advice in THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO WRITING EROTIC ROMANCE by Alison Kent. Ms. Kent has written more than thirty novels and novellas, including “The BeachClick here to continue reading