About the Romance Genre
Romance fiction is innovative, bright and diverse. Whether you love any number of other motifs, historical settings, mystery, thrillers or contemporary dialogue, there is a romance novel awaiting you!
Every romance novel: a central love story and an ending that is emotionally satisfying and optimistic is comprised by two basic elements.
A Central Love Story: The main plot centers around people falling in love and struggling to make the relationship work. As he/she wants as long as the love story is the primary focus of the novel a writer can contain as numerous subplots.
An Emotionally Satisfying and Positive End: In a love affair, the lovers who danger and battle for each other and their relationship are rewarded with mental justice and unconditional love.
Romance novels may have style or any tone, be set in any area or time, and have varying levels of sensuality—ranging from sweet to extremely popular. These settings and distinctions of storyline create particular subgenres within romance fiction.
All love affairs have a central love story and an emotionally satisfying ending. Beyond that, nonetheless, romance novels may have any tone or style, be set in time or any location, and have changing levels of sensuality—ranging from sweet to extremely popular. Love Story fiction may be classified depending on plot and setting elements. These subgenres comprise:
Contemporary Romance: Romance novels that are set to the present that focus primarily on the relationship that is intimate.
Erotic Romance: Novels where strong, often explicit, sexual interaction is an inherent part of the love story, character growth and relationship development and couldn’t be removed without damaging the storyline. These novels may comprise elements of other romance subgenres (like paranormal, historical, etc.).
Historical Romance: Romance novels that are set prior to 1950.
Inspirational Love Story: Romance novels in which spiritual beliefs are an large part of the plot.
Paranormal Romance: Romance novels by which science or paranormal fiction elements or fantasy worlds are an integral part of the plot.
Romantic Suspense: Romance novels in which thriller elements, or suspense, mystery constitute an intrinsic part of the plot.
Young Adult Romance: Romance novels in which young adult life is an integral part of the storyline.
Romance Novel Formats
You will find two formats for romance fiction:
Set or “grouping” romances: books issued under a standard imprint/series name which are typically numbered sequentially and released at regular intervals, generally monthly, with exactly the same amount of releases each time. These publications are most often released by Harlequin/Silhouette.
Single-title romance novels may be released in hard cover, trade paperback, or mass market paperback sizes.