A to Z Challenge
For the challenge, I’m focusing on the A to Z of reading and writing romance novels. This series of posts will contain Adult Content – especially in this post. So, if you’re really young or don’t enjoy dirty things, just don’t read it. No harm, no foul. Otherwise…enjoy. 🙂
Ahh yes, if there’s one giant staple in historical romances, it would be rich and titled characters – like dukes, counts, lords, viscounts, knights, and such. I’m sure there are historical novels somewhere that do not include characters with titles or vast fortunes – but they are few and far between.
And the “duke” trend hasn’t stayed in its historical romance novel birthplace, it’s morphed into the millionaire trend seen in contemporary romance novels (which is another romance novel staple). Too bad the romance industry didn’t churn out any books on millionaire playboys being hit hard by the recession – it would have been an interesting change of pace. After all, historical romances do feature dukes/counts/viscounts/lords with no money (who are often looking for that easily seduceable, naive heroine). 😉
…D is also be for discipline:
Love or hate “Fifty Shades of Grey” (I didn’t read more than 3 pages of it), it brought erotica and BDSM into the hands of new readers – and with it, a lot of stories of discipline. 😉
But it seems like most of the stories feature some naive, young heroine being introduced to BDSM by the hero. I think it’s time to break through of the leather bindings ladies, and write some kick-ass heroines they like to, well, you know… 😉