Diversity in race, sexuality, socioeconomic background and more in YA books plays a fundamental role in providing young people with a sense of identity, belonging and validity. Most of the time.
And in knowing better, and understanding that romance is both subversive and aggressively feminist and forward thinking, I now hold it to a much higher standard than I ever did in the past.
I got to sit down with Catherine Curzon to chat writing, puppers and her new story, An Actor's Guide to Romance!
It’s important to step back and remember what drives us to our favorite genre, so I want to delve into my top five romance novel tropes and why they rank above all the rest.
Troubleshooters is an example of prime, important, top-shelf romance. It is progressive and lasting and does not shy away from difficult social or political topics. One of those topics being Sam Starrett.
It’s fun to look back and see what I’ve enjoyed – and not enjoyed – over the year! I’d love for you to take a look and share your favorite and least favorite reads of the year!
Passionflix is the Netflix for romance lovers. It’s the Hallmark and Lifetime channels without the handholding and with all the kissing bits left in. It’s the future we, as a genre, have been waiting for for a long time.