Romance comes in all shapes and sizes, not to mention color. “Romance
is a love story in which the central focus is on the development
and satisfactory resolution of the love relationship between the
two main characters, written in such a way as to provide the reader
with some degree of vicarious emotional in participation in the
courtship process” – Kris Ramsdell, Romance Fiction:
A Guide to the Genre.
Eventually the two main characters go through obstacles in their
path, and then by the end of the novel, they live happily ever after.
I believe in romance one hundred percent. I have this philosophy
that there’s a mate for every male and female in the world,
and we will find him/her when the time is appropriate.
Some of us are lucky to find our romances in elementary and high
school, after college, at a young age, or when we’re old and
more mature. Some of us are still waiting to find Mr. and Mrs. Right
and we go through the process of evaluating every man/woman we meet
in hopes that he’s the one to turn our wheels all over the
place, and the butter on our pancakes and sliced roll.
There are some of us who don’t believe in romance, and forget
about the happily ever after endings; especially standing in a bookstore,
and having eye contact with someone in the mystery section of the
bookstore, when you’re in the romance section. There’s
an instant attraction, and its love at first sight. I believe in
love at first sight, but of course, there are skeptics who think
I have lost my mind. Even though, I’m not in a romantic relationship
at the writing of this article, I still believe my mate is right
around that corner, and romance will always be an integral part
of my beliefs. I believe in love.
To overcome the plight of not having a romance in my life right
now, you can find me sitting back and reading a romance. I’ll
take a romance over a night out on the town, money, and a trip to
New York City. I got to have my romance novels, and the genre of
romance has taken over in the twentieth century. Romance novels
are ruling the world because there are so many to choose from. Just
log onto www.amazon.com
and many of the outline bookstores, and you won’t be surprised.
Romance has improved since the eighties and the nineties with erotic
romance and the different genres coming into the forefront. Some
of the genres of romance are:
- Contemporary Romance – this is like woman’s
fiction and soap operas kind of romance. These are the kinds of
romances I love to read.
- Romantic Mystery Romance – suspense
and gothic – I’d love two main characters meeting
and falling in love against the mystery surrounding them. Now
this kind of romance is a page turner.
- Historical Romance – in the early days
of romance with petticoats. I don’t read much of these kinds
of romances, but I love Rosemary Rogers’s books, so I try
to be flexible in my reading.
- Regency Romance – like historical romance,
but mindful of the king and queen days. I’m not flexible
in these kinds of romances because I have to admit I just don’t
read them because they just don’t appeal to me.
- Gay and Lesbian Romance – this kind of
romance is taking over, but again, I don’t read these kinds.
- Inspirational Romance – this is two main
characters falling in love but they have religion and God in the
mix. These are some eye-opener romances, and very good and interesting
to read. I find myself learning the true form of faith when I
read these romances, and what true faith really is. It brings
me back down to earth in a rush.
- Ethic/Multicultural Romance – These are
my favorite with the BET line now Harlequin Line – Kimani
Press Arabesque. I have been reading these books since they debut
after Harlequin romances which I started with. I can relate to
Multicultural romance because they are written by African-Americans
and the stories are about us.
- Erotic Romance – these are romance with
the emphasis based on more sex between couples. Eroticism is very
popular and authors like Zane have been introduced because of
What kind of genre of romance do you like to read? Genesis
Press is also an essence of popular and excellent reads for
Multicultural Romances. They put out two books every month, and
I have most of them. They begin with two main characters, a heroine
– the female; a male – the hero, and they meet against
obstacles such as divorces, breakups, another male or female, lies
and deceits which is the main ingredient, but they find happiness
at the end. I am a sucker for joy and delight.
Remember Genre fiction is a form with a distinctive voice and the
plot is the main focus. It’s widely published and very popular
and the most read fiction today. I read so much romance in my forty-three
years that I decided to write one, and ‘I Confess’ was
born. A collaboration of twenty-two collection short stories about
romance with some happily ever after endings. I wanted to join the
wagon train of authors who was saluting romance to its highest degree.
I wanted to be part of the genre.
So enjoying the genre of romance is a mountain of opportunities
for everyone to get into the market of reading a good quality romance.
You can enjoy a historical, contemporary, gay/lesbian, erotic, or
just a plain old multicultural romance and still find something
in the book to give you the satisfaction and cheerfulness you crave.
We read romance because there’s something missing in our
lives, and with the many classifications listed, there’s a
romance book out there for everyone and anyone. The genre of romance
is here to stay and in 2010, the world of romance will get better
and better as the many talented romance writers continue to emerge.
instead of turning on the television or going out to party, getting
drunk, and possibly into trouble, pick up a first-rate romance,
settle back on a comfortable sofa or bed, and turn the pages of
a genre of fiction because it’s a safe haven tactic for the
by Bonnie Hopkins is a good romantic read. Check it out among the
thousands and take a ride with the genre of romance. Imagine one
million dollars in your grasp and the material things you can purchase
with this kind of money; also imagine the problems you’re
going to have with family and friends. On the other hand, imagine
a million dollars with a superior romance novel. Is there any difference?
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