Romance Genre 101 Articles

Julie Tetel Andresen covers the various romance novel genres.

Romance Subgenres: An Overview

November 30, 2015 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

My quest as a writer is to mine the riches of as many romance subgenres of this wide-ranging art form as I possibly can. The major division is between historical and contemporary: Historical Romance Subgenres Location and century organize this, one of the largest romance subgenres. The following time-periods qualify... read more

New Adult Fiction

New Adult Fiction: All Eyes On Her

April 9, 2015 5:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Lately I’ve been reading New Adult fiction, mostly sports-themed romances. A recurrent feature of these stories has caught my attention. It’s the moment in the narrative when the heroine experiences “all eyes on her.” One story, featuring a college football hero, has the wildly improbable scene where the star player... read more

the romance novel is an art form, painting the love relationship in its many colors

The Romance Novel as an Art Form

July 16, 2014 11:18 pm Published by 1 Comment

I don’t have to go out on a limb to say this, because I’m already out on that limb: the romance novel is an art form. Yes, it’s an art form like any other. It’s a very popular art form, which means in terms of numbers of practitioners, it’s at... read more