Branding Latina romances

Film still, Caridad Pineiro, Popular Romance Project

Kensington launched its Encanto line of Latina romances in 1999. Caridad Piñeiro, was among the line’s flagship authors.

Circulating romance

Photo, The Heart of the Library, Kate Ter Haar, Feb. 13, 2012, Flickr, Creative Commons

How does adding romance novels to collections impact libraries? Christyna Hunter shares her experiences.

MacLean’s Eleven Scandals

Film still, Sarah MacLean, Joseph Friedman, Popular Romance Project

How do romance readers and writers share the books they love? Sarah MacLean shares her work at Lady Jane’s Salon in NYC.

Tragic love

Film still, William Gleason, Popular Romance Project

Once upon a time, love stories ended in tragedy much more often than do modern romances.

Romance in Turkey

Photo, Couple, 28 March 2006, kosare, Flickr, creative commons

Pick up a romance novel in Turkey, and you’ll find a greater emphasis on family than you would in the U.S., says İrem Yerlikaya.

HEA at home and abroad

Film still, Sherry Thomas, Joseph Friedman, Popular Romance Project

According to Sherry Thomas, all genre fiction offers a promise of justice and fairness that may not be visible in readers’ daily lives.

Mrs. Robinson revisited

Promotional image, The Graduate, 1967, MGM

What if The Graduate had taken Mrs. Robinson’s desires and personhood seriously?

Eye of the beholder

Film still, Nalini Singh, 2012, Joseph Friedman, Popular Romance Project

One woman’s villain can be another woman’s hero, says paranormal romance writer Nalini Singh.