Genre Fiction, Romantic Novels and Escapism

One of the complaints often aired by romance readers is that the genre is despised as escapism, and yet this insult is not so often aimed at other forms of genre fiction. There is some justice in this complaint.   Yes, there are highly escapist elements  to romantic novels – but often they are ones … Continue reading Genre Fiction, Romantic Novels and Escapism

The Romantic Novel, The Happy For Now And The Traditional Happy Ever After

I saw some posts on Facebook recently on romantic novels and the HEA (for anyone uninitiated, that notorious Happy Ever After). The posters said that there had been some romantic novels released recently without the obligatory HEA, and because of that, some Indie Authors of romantic fiction had included the assurance that ‘this novel has … Continue reading The Romantic Novel, The Happy For Now And The Traditional Happy Ever After