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(n.) A love affair. romance
(adj.) Of, relating to, or being any of the languages that developed from Latin, including Italian, French, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish. romance
(v.) To invent, write, or tell romances.
The Romance Genre:
“Romance novels, more than any other genre, affirm love conquering all odds. … If romance is love, then romance is human behavior.”
“In the late 1700s, romantic gothic fiction was a popular genre epitomised by Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho, which involved a beautiful heroine who suffers mental torture at the hands of her aunt’s husband in his ruined castle. ”
Paranormal romance is a literary subgenre of speculative fiction, with a focus on romance and including any element beyond the range of scientific explanation blending together themes from the genres of traditional fantasy, science fiction, or horror. Paranormal romance may …