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Cynthia Eden | Why write romance?

February 28, 2008

Have you ever gotten this question before? Have you been asked just why you decided to write in the romance genre? There are so many different areas out there…why romance?

Well, for me, the answer is simple: I love romance.

I’ve been addicted to romance novels since I read my first story almost twenty years ago. (I was twelve, for anyone curious about the math!)

I love romances because I like to escape from the real world—I like to sink myself into a story that I know will give me thrills…and a happy ending.

I love romances because the romance genre—it’s huge! I can read historicals, futuristics, romantic suspenses, or contemporaries. With romance, cross-over is welcome.

My upcoming Kensington Brava release, HOTTER AFTER MIDNIGHT, is probably best described as a paranormal romantic suspense. My heroine, Dr. Emily Drake, is a psychologist who only treats paranormal patients. She gets pulled into a murder investigation as a profiler—and teamed up with sexy wolf shifter, Detective Colin Gyth. I loved being able to add darker elements to this tale. Romance, a serial killer, wolf shifters and psychics—lucky for me, the romance genre is so broad and so wonderfully accepting.

I feel like writers have been pushing the boundaries of romance for years and that push has allowed our genre to just grow stronger.

But what about you? Why do you write (or read) romance?

(And a big thank you to Fresh Fiction for having me here today! I’m thrilled to be guest blogging!)

Cynthia Eden

HOTTER AFTER MIDNIGHT—April 29, 2008, Kensington Brava

Wicked Ways” in WHEN HE WAS BAD—May 27, 2008, Kensington Brava

Believe in monsters. They believe in you.

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