Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women

Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

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Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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Essays by Sandra Brown, Jayne Ann Krentz, Mary Jo Putney, and other romance writers refute the myths and biases related to the romance genre and its readers

Romantic Conventions

Author: Anne K. Kaler

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 195

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Traditionally, romance novels have a reputation as being no more than trashy, sex-filled fantasy escapes for frustrated housewives. But books in this genre account for nearly half of the paperbacks published. Contributors examine the patterns used by the romance authors to tell their stories.

Love and the Novel

Contemporary Romantic Fiction and Society

Author: G. Paizis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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The popularity of romance fiction is such that it constitutes nearly one quarter of new paperback fiction printed in the world. Its success depends on its ability to reflect and articulate the reader's aspirations for a better life and stands at the same time as a testament to her alienation. This fresh look at the romantic fiction seeks to discover the reason for its appeal by combining analysis of the poetics of the genre with a study of the real reader's intervention.

Fantasy and Reconciliation

Contemporary Formulas of Women's Romance Fiction

Author: Kay Mussell

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 217

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New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction

Critical Essays

Author: Sarah S.G. Frantz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

View: 304

Despite the prejudices of critics, popular romance fiction remains a complex, dynamic genre. It consistently maintains the largest market share in the American publishing industry, even as it welcomes new subgenres like queer and BDSM romance. Digital publishing originated in erotic romance, and savvy online communities have exploded myths about the genre's readership. Romance scholarship now reflects this diversity, transformed by interdisciplinary scrutiny, new critical approaches, and an unprecedented international dialogue between authors, scholars, and fans. These eighteen essays investigate individual romance novels, authors, and websites, rethink the genre's history, and explore its interplay of convention and originality. By offering new twists in enduring debates, this collection inspires further inquiry into the emerging field of popular romance studies.

Peril and Protection in British Courtship Novels

A Study in Continuity and Change

Author: Geri Giebel Chavis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Peril and Protection in British Courtship Novels: A Study in Continuity and Change explores the use and context of danger/safety language in British courtship novels published between 1719 and 1920. The term "courtship novel" encompasses works focusing on both female and male protagonists’ journeys toward marriage, as well as those reflecting the intertwined nature of comic courtship and tragic seduction scenarios. Through careful tracking of peril and protection terms and imagery within the works of widely-read, influential authors, Professor Chavis provides a fresh view of the complex ways that the British novel has both maintained the status quo and embodied cultural change. Lucid discussions of each novel, arranged in chronological order, shed new light on major characters’ preoccupations, values, internal struggles, and inter-actional styles and demonstrate the ways in which gender ideology and social norms governing male-female relationships were not only perpetuated but also challenged and satirized during the course of the British novel’s development. Blending close textual analysis with historical/cultural and feminist criticism, this multi-faceted study invites readers to look with both a microscopic lens at the nuances of figurative and literal language and a telescopic lens at the ways in which modifications to views of masculinity and femininity and interactions within the courtship arena inform the novel genre’s evolution.

Dangerous Games

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 379

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From one of the hottest writers of romance today ("USA Today") comes a two-in-one volume written under the pen name Stephanie James, featuring two determined men who play for keeps. Includes "The Devil to Pay" and "Wizard." Original.

מגע אישה

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

View: 447

After first faking love for Rebecca Wade to gain the land that modern-day gunfighter Kyle Stockbridge considers his own, he has an uphill battle to convince her that his feelings have become real.

Man with a Past ; True Colors

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 444

View: 531

J Krentz 2-In-1 by Jayne Ann Krentz released on Jun 24, 1991 is available now for purchase.

Dangerous Desires

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Publisher: Harlequin Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 499

View: 280

3 complete novels by 3 bestselling authors.

After Glow

Author: Jayne Castle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

View: 664

Para-archaeologist Lydia Smith, while lost in the catacombs beneath the city of Harmony, makes a startling discovery that calls into question everything she believes about her lover, Emmett London.

Dangerous Affair

Author: Stephanie James

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 459

View: 397

Two classic novels in one sultry volume includes Dangerous Magic, in which high-powered executive Elissa Shelden must prove her worth to her sexy boss, and Affair of Honor, in which trespassing on a secluded mountain retreat leads Professor Brenna Llewellyn into the arms of Ryder Sterne. Original.

Joy

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Publisher: Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 309

View: 180

A Caribbean trip seemed like the perfect way to test the waters of a new relationship for Virginia and A.C.--until A.C. wins an emerald bracelet with a mysterious past. Suddenly their days and nights become a reckless roller coaster of adventure, desire and deadly peril. From the author of Chance of a Lifetime.

Endless Rapture

Rape, Romance, and the Female Imagination

Author: Helen Hazen

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 231

Demonstrates how feminism as an intellectual discipline has taken the wrong approach and examines the underlying passion that links feminists and readers of romance fiction

Full Bloom

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Publisher: Center Point Pub

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

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New York Times bestslling author. Jacob Stone was part bodyguard, and part troubleshooter for Ravenscroft International - and the subject of many a woman's fantasies. Emily Ravenscroft was no exception. Throughout the years, Jacob had gotten Emily out of several scrapes - results of her countless acts of rebellion against her domineering family. And now, he'd been summoned to rescue Emily from a marriage that promised to end in disaster. This time, instead of a reckless hellion, Jacob found a lovely woman who was completely in charge of her life. One thing was certain: Emily didn't want his protection - she wanted his love!

Worth the Risk

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Publisher: Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 471

View: 226

Two novels in one volume include "Wizard," in which Sophia Bennett unexpectedly finds love with Dr. Max Travers, and "The Challoner Bride," about two lovers on opposite sides of a family feud.

Dark Light

Author: Jayne Castle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 387

View: 234

When Ghost Hunter Guild boss John Fontana proposes a marriage of convenience to uncover a conspiracy within his own organization, reporter Sierra McIntyre agrees to this business arrangement, which soon results in otherwordly passion.

Midnight Jewels

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 248

Bookstore owner Mercy Pennington gets more than she had bargained for when she acquires a rare edition of erotica entitled "The Valley of Secret Jewels" and a crafty martial arts expert sets out to seduce her in order to acquire it himself

Witchcraft

Author: Jayne Ann Krentz

Publisher: Severn House Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

View: 533

A story of mystery and passion from a best-selling romance author - Mystery writer Kimberly Sawyer lives alone and likes it that way. But when she is threatened by a hooded figure, and a blood-red rose with a needle thrust into its heart is left on her doorstep, she knows she needs protection. So it seems like perfect timing when Napa Valley vineyard owner Darius Cavenaugh returns to Kimberly’s life, offering help and a place to stay. But how did he know she needed him? Was it the deep, intuitive intimacy of a soulmate . . . or was it witchcraft?