Things I Love about Category Romance.

OoC_mockupMy first encounters with romance were at the age of eleven when I used to pinch my mother’s Mills and Boons and read them behind the sofa. So started my lifelong love of romance. These days my reading and writing tend to focus on anything speculative: paranormal, sci-fi, or a mixture of both. My heroes tended to be vampires, werewolves, aliens, but I still have a soft spot for my first love—contemporary category romance.

This month, book 2 in my Babysitting a Billionaire series, Out of Control, is released. Out of Control is part of Entangled Publishing’s Brazen imprint—sexy, steamy, contemporary romances.

So what do I love about category romance and why has my love affair lasted so long? Here are a few things that come to mind:

  • I know what I’m going to get. Within a particularly line I can be guaranteed certain things. If I’m in the mood for sweet romance, I know which line to go for. While if I’m in the mood for an alpha male and some sizzling love scenes, then there are lines for that too. Something for every mood.
  • Gorgeous heroes and exotic locations…
  • While the basic stories remain the same, category romances are in fact always evolving, they’re current, and up to date, and actually constantly changing as the readers change.
  • They’re short and can be read at one sitting—I love reading books in one go.
  • They’re pure romance. I love most genres of books, but sometimes I just want the romance! Because of the relatively short word counts of category books, there’s no room in them for complex sub-plots, so the focus always remains on the hero and heroine’s relationship—they can be very intense.
  • Every month there are new stories coming out.
  •  And of course—most important—I always get a happy ever after.

So what do you love best about category romance?

About Nina Croft

Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of 9-5 work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain. Nina writes all types of romance often mixed with elements of the paranormal and science fiction.
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2 Responses to Things I Love about Category Romance.

  1. Molly McLain says:

    I fell in love with categories at a young age too. Right now, I really like HQN’s Kiss line because I think they allow for a little more variation in their stories than some of the other lines. They’re also a bit younger feeling and more modern, yet I know, as you said, that I’ll get my HEA. I don’t mind knowing, more or less, what’s going to happen at all. In fact, sometimes I just need an honest-to-goodness romance and I know I can count on a category to give me that. So…I’m with ya. Category is not a dirty word! lol

  2. Beth Rhodes says:

    I don’t know the answer to this right now… Having a hard time with category lately. 😛 😀 But I LOOOOVE romance.

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