There is a bit of chatter going on in the writing world. I guess it started with this poll that had been put up by one of the news sites.
It was all about if you read romance novels or not. They decided to use the word bodice which is something that should not be reflecting of what all romance novels are.
The last results were
Do you read romance novels? * 7849 responses
Yes, yes, yes! Bodice-rippers are my ultimate escape.43%
No way. I don't touch those books.33%
Sometimes, while on vacation or at the beach.24%
(Make sure to go and vote if you haven't cast your vote)
It got people talking about the world of romance novels and what the view of romance novels is in today's society.
I don't remember the first time I read a romance novel but I know it was a long time ago. Romance novels are not what they use to be. A lot of things have changed with the times.
There is variety in the genres and the topics when it comes to romance books. You can read about pirates, sexy cops, vampires, ware wolves and so much more. Plus it's not just the men who are the hero's, woman have taken up a big step and become the main character/ heroine in today's romance novels. They have just as much power as the men do. They can do what the men can do.
When I first started to write and told people what I wrote I was surprised about the reaction that I got from some. I got the smirk and a laugh because I was writing romance.
Did I say something wrong?
What's wrong with writing romance?
Nothing......but people still have a warped view of what a romance novel is. I guess it's because of how it has been portrayed in society and media.
In this day and age why are there still people who are ashamed to admit that they read romance novels? They hide their books and cover them up. I have even seen special covers being sold for books to cover the book cover up so nobody can see what you are reading....
There is noting wrong with reading a great romance, and I'm not saying that because I write erotica and romance.
Doesn't it say something about the romance book when the majority of sales are romance novels.
I don't get it.......why make such a big deal about it....
Grab a romance novel and enjoy it....let it transport you to a different time and place, a new world that takes you away from now....Get lost in the beauty that is romance.
Seeing people read is a bonus considering the last numbers that came out showed that the number of readers of books in general was low.
I think that romance books are amazing and if you have never picked up a romance novel you should, give it a chance..You might discover that you are missing out on something wonderful. You might discover that you like what you read...
Show your love of romance books.....
So now I ask you all, what did you think about this poll that was put up?