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The Kissy Bits #3 – Romancing The Category

22. December 2005

The show about romance subgenres and romance in other genres.

– Most romance novels should contain two basic elements to be considered “romantic”

– When is a story with love a love story?

– Single title vs category

Harlequin Mills&Boon lines
— Harlequin NEXT
— Harlequin Everlasting
— Blaze
— Harlequin Intrigue
— Historical Romances
— Harlequin Presents
— Harlequin Romance
— Superromance
— Medical Romance
— Modern Xtra-Sensual
— Silhouette Bombshell
— Silhouette Desire
— Silhouette Intimate Moments
— Steeple Hill Love Inspired

– Sub-genres
— Historical Romance
— Regency Romance
— Contemporary Romance
— Futuristic Romance
— Time-travel romance
— Fantasy Romance
— Paranormal Romance
— Romantic Suspense
— Romantica
— Erotica
— Inspirational

– Is genre-crossing possible? What makes a good cross-over romance?

– Why are some genres more easily blended in than others?

– Romance elements in other genres

– You can often tell male/female writers even under pseudonyms

Show 04 – 30 December 2005 – Writing Resolutions

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. TimK permalink
    25. December 2005 6:06 am

    Hi, Kiki. I do like your podcast, though sometimes I disagree with you, as I did in this episode. I blogged about it on my own podcast, be the story.

    Here’s hoping you’re having a Merry Christmas.


  2. Kiki permalink
    25. December 2005 7:19 am

    I commented over at your blog. You raise a lot of interesting points that I didn’t mention (and didn’t think of!)
    Cross-genre readersd and writers always have it harder than straight genre writers… until their sub-genre becomes mainstream.

  3. Shannon permalink
    9. February 2006 1:05 am

    Kiki, I was trying to download the back episodes through iTunes and ran across a problem with this episode. It gets nearly through downloading and then fails. Only this episode has the problem. Just thought I’d share.

    Thanks for all you do!

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