Romancenovels are very popular and as a result, there are many options available when it comes to choosing one. However, before a reader chooses to purchase a romance novel they must consider what sort of book that they would like to read. Many are unaware of what exactly a romance novel is, how they are formatted, and the types of romance novels that are available.
Definition of a Romance Novel
A romance novel typically includes a plot that involves two individuals that develop a romantic relationship and love for one another. In the plot there is work to get to that romantic point, some sort of a conflict, and a climax. Conflict and climax are usually found in all sorts of novels, but with romance novels there is a romantic love that revolves around the entire story.
Format of Romance Books
Romance novels are also referred to as romance books and they are divided into one of two formats. One, called category romances, which are shorter in length, and two, single title romances. Single title romance novels are longer in length. Another difference is that a category romance is more like a series of books, while single title novels are not published as frequently. Although single title romances can interconnect with other stories, they aren’t considered a series.
Contemporary Romance Novels
There are many types of romance novels, but one of the popular includes contemporary romance. This is a story set with a timeline post World War II. A stunning 50% of romance novels are set during this time frame, making it the largest sub-genre within romantic novels. Usually they also involve more of a complex plot, and have characters that are more realistic. Any romance novels written before World War II are called historical romance novels.
Novels that are Romantic Suspense
Another popular type of novel is called romantic suspense. The plot will usually involve a bit of mystery and a plot where the heroine becomes a victim to some sort of a crime, and the romance strikes when the hero saves him or her. The relationship develops the same as the other genres, but a significant difference is that the language is clearer and because of a bit of mystery, some suspense is created.
Other Genres of Romantic Novels
Romantic novels may also be called erotic books sometimes and they can take on several other plots and genres. Other types include paranormal romance which blends science fiction and fantasy, science fiction romance, and fantasy romance. Time travel romance novels, multicultural romance novels, and inspirational romance novels are also some other types of romance novels. Each and every type of romance novel has a different theme to them.
With so many options it can be hard to choose just one romance novel, but the good news is that the reader can easily read more than one! Once the reader knows their romantic novel genre preference, finding these novels is easy. Simply visit a local book store or online book retailer. Romance books are also great to pass around from friend to friend, and are the topic of discussion in many book clubs.