Tweet Last week, I wrote a post about relationship porn, in which I argued that the sex in romance novels is the least interesting part for romance readers. The most interesting part, I said, is that the heroes like, respect, and support the heroines. I also said that there are few writers who even try [...]
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Tweet It’s no big secret in the Bookworm Room that I like romance novels. Someone I know calls them pornography. He’s both right and wrong. A large percentage of today’s romance novels have pretty explicit sex scenes scattered through the pages. The language isn’t as vulgar as true pornography, but the sex is certainly graphic [...]
Tweet I’ve already confessed to having a weakness for romance novels. My problem with this shameful weakness is that there was only one Georgette Heyer. Everything else is second best, with most books being more secondary than others. Because of my fondness for Heyer’s wit and delicacy, I prefer true romances — the literary dance [...]
Tweet I happen to be extremely fond of Georgette Heyer who, in the mid-20th Century, picked up Jane Austen’s mantle. Here is a lovely character description she wrote about the romantic lead in her book Black Sheep: He was not a rebel. Rebels fought against the trammels of convention, and burned to rectify what they [...]
Tweet If through some magical alchemy I could get some of my favorite authors to write into being the man in my next life (I’m planning on being reincarnated), the authors, in chronological order, would be: Jane Austen, Dorothy Sayers, Georgette Heyer, Neville Shute and Linda Howard. Do any of you have writers who create [...]