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    What’s Your Favorite? – By Marisa
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  • Published: Apr 27th, 2007

There are many, many different types of themes and sub-genres in a romance novel.  We all have our favorites, our tried and true – the settings/times/places that resonate.  I know Maria would run across hot oil in her bare feet for a time travel romance. I on the other hand am torn between a vampire romance, an historical/regency romance, and romantic suspense novels. There are so many to choose from – a theme for everyone. There is:

  • Vampires
  • Reincarnation
  • Plain Jane
  • Childhood Sweethearts
  • Bad Girls
  • Time-Travel Romances
  • Mail-Order Brides
  • Undercover Agents
  • Pirates
  • Romances Set in Texas
  • Rags to Riches/Riches to Rags
  • Doctors and Nurses
  • Revenge
  • Bad Boys
  • Vampires
  • Nursing Back to Health
  • Marriage of Convenience
  • And that’s just to name a few.

    What’s your favorite?

    12 Responses to “What’s Your Favorite? – By Marisa”

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    1. KeiraSoleore
      on Apr 27th, 2007
      @ 1:05 am

      Of all the historical permutations and cominations, I like the marriage of convenience best. It takes the h/h completely out of their comfort zone and well, puts them together so we get to see them warts, dimples, and all.

      I do like the Plain Jane heroine. And also the literary kind. Blame that other Jane for that!

      Riches to Rags??? What kind of romance is that? Just ask Sophia Nash the question. ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. kim
      on Apr 27th, 2007
      @ 1:29 am

      Pick one?!?! Are you kidding? I love them all!

    3. Buffie
      on Apr 27th, 2007
      @ 7:40 am

      For me, it would have to be medievals. I have a very special place in my reader’s heart for them.

      Other than that I would have to go for the plain Jane or marriage of convenience. I love to see people thrust into a circumstance beyond their controll and forced to deal with emotions they have never felt before.

      Oh, and I am beginning to be a lover of time travel romance, too.

    4. Maria Lokken
      on Apr 27th, 2007
      @ 7:52 am

      Glad to hear about the time travel Buffie. I just love them, for some reason makes me feel like anything is possible, because time becomes an illusion.

    5. Sheila
      on Apr 27th, 2007
      @ 9:08 am

      Bad Boys – definitely, highland warriors, pirates, atheletes, and vamps/werewolves to name a few.

      I love the alpha male but I love to see him fall for a “mere” woman even more, and if she is not his perception of the ideal woman, it’s like icing on the cake.

    6. Kelly
      on Apr 27th, 2007
      @ 11:44 am

      I love when they were childhood sweethearts and come back together as adults. But what I love more than that is when the hero was a jerk and treated the heroine horribly when they were younger. So, then as an adult he has lots of explaining to do. Teresa Medeiros does this in ‘Whisper of Roses,’ and Rachel Gibson does it in ‘Truly Madly Yours.’

    7. Buffie
      on Apr 27th, 2007
      @ 1:09 pm

      Maria — you will have to give me some good recommendations. The only time travel author I have read so far is Karen Marie Moning.

    8. Janga
      on Apr 28th, 2007
      @ 9:43 am

      Redemption stories are my favorites. I think on some level all of my favorite romance authors write about the redeeming power of love.

    9. elsiehogarth
      on Apr 28th, 2007
      @ 9:59 am

      Definitely the Marriage of Conveniences are my favorites but with a funny twist. You know, sort of, the hero is escaping through the roof and goes into the heroine’s bedroom window and gets caught by the her Mother, Father or Aunt.

    10. Stacy ~
      on Apr 28th, 2007
      @ 4:31 pm

      From the list, I love the Bad Boys. But one of my faves is friends to lovers, or if one (the hero) has always loved the other person. They give me goosebumps LOL.

    11. Keira Soleore
      on Apr 28th, 2007
      @ 6:01 pm

      Elsie, try Sally MacKenzie’s “Naked Earl.” The book literally starts that way and is a hoot.

    12. Amanda
      on May 14th, 2007
      @ 11:10 pm

      Kelly, look up, ‘A Knight in Shining Armor’ by Jude Deveraux. It’s the only time travel romance I ever read so far but I read it in two days and stayed up at night finishing it. Look it up, and I think Nora Roberts has a few Time Travel books out.

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