Toxic Romance: Villain to Hero

I find that romance is frequently the genre that does the most work to examine if villains are capable of change and worthy of love. Do people who have done terrible, depraved things deserve to be loved? Personally, I find it so much more interesting to watch characters work for redemption as opposed to attaining it through one heroic act that results in their death.

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February Recap

February is, in the timeless words of BLACKPINK, “Bada-bing, bada-boom-boom-boom.” I’m sure they coined the phrase.  For the shortest month of the year, February did not disappoint the world-at-large. On one end, we watched helplessly as extreme cold swept across the midwest, devastating many communities in Texas. On the other, we were able to take…

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House Tour, Final Stop: Publicity

Book publicity is the effort a book publicist makes to get the book(s) they’re promoting into the consciousness of consumers. Simply put, it is the job of the book publicist to help drive sales by building recognition.

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Tired Tropes

while tropes are important to writing genre fiction, please keep in mind that mishandled tropes can easily become cliches. And then there are tropes that are so beyond cliche they need to be retired. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the romance tropes we could do without.

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Toxic Romance: Addiction

It’s no secret that drug abuse and alcoholism continue to be a rampant issue in many communities around the world, so it’s little wonder that these issues find their way into the plots of romance books.

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House Tour: Manufacturing and Distribution

The tour continues with manufacturing and distribution! Don’t count this part out — it is critical to your book succeeding.

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Bridgerton is here, what’s next?

Bridgerton has proven what we in Romancelandia have known to be self-evident for years: romance novels make for excellent entertainment. Now that Bridgerton has crossed into the mainstream and people are loving it, it’s time for more.

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