There was one kiss that left me giggling when I read My Sky Cowboy as the heroine had tangerine flavoured lips. I’m sure you’ve come across this trope before as well. It got me wondering why so many romantic heroes taste fruit when they are kissing the heroine.
Category: Wondering Wall
A colleague forwarded a link to “Does Great Literature Make Us Better?” from the New York Times. The author, Gregory Currie, queries whether reading great literature can actually “refine our moral and social sensibilities”. This article got me thinking and I thought I’d jot down my thoughts.
I stumbled across Ann Aguirre’s blog entry on GoodReads. For those of you who don’t know, she is a fairly prolific science fiction writer of series such as Razorlands and Sirantha Jax. She’s been receiving criticism because as a female she has dared to write science fiction.
Lip biting is one trope I have noticed in many of the romance novels I have read. I was curious about whether it was just a literary device or recognition of a genuine medical condition. Here are my findings…
There are a lot of blogs commenting on the change in the rise of minimalist cover art for romance novels such as Smart Bitches Trashy Books. The prequel, if you like, seemed to be the Twilight series which was followed and popularised by the erotic Fifty Shades of Grey. Given the success of this style, it isn’t too surprising that other erotic novels such as those by Sylvia Day and Beth Kery have followed suit. I don’t read this genre but I can’t help wondering why this shift is occurring. I came up with what I think are plausible reasons: