Posts and articles by The Editorial Department’s lead romance editor and women’s fiction specialist Lindsay Guzzardo.

Romance: More Than a Formula TED’s Lindsay Guzzardo tells us why romance novels are more than just fluff

Romance novels get a bad rap. They’re not taken seriously. Some of it (okay, most of it) has to do with the formula.

romance cover joke *This is not a real book.

The formulaic covers, titles, and premises. Covers featuring busty heroines embraced by bulgingly-muscled heroes, and never quite enough fabric to cover everything. Titles like The Sheikh’s Impatient Virgin and Hide and Sheikh (sheikhs were very big a couple years ago). And premises involving marriages of convenience and […]

By | 2018-05-03T19:12:50+00:00 |LG, The Writer’s Craft, Trends|Comments Off on Romance: More Than a Formula TED’s Lindsay Guzzardo tells us why romance novels are more than just fluff