- Living the fantasy. Carpenter, Betsy // U.S. News & World Report;11/6/95, Vol. 119 Issue 18, p78
Considers how romance writers are earning some respect, scholarly interest and huge numbers of readers. How books differ from historical `bodice rippers'; Definition of romance novels; The genre's enormous appeal; How publisher's pay close attention to readers' tastes in men.
- Jennifer Crusie's Literary Lingerie. Vivanco, Laura // Journal of Popular Romance Studies;2012, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p98
Lingerie plays a significant role in many of Jennifer Crusie's romances from Sizzle, "the first book I wrote even though it was published as my third," through to Bet Me, which she has described as her "last classic romance." Its function and symbolism varies depending on differences in context,...
- SUZAN SÃ–ZEN ROMANLARINDA SADECE AÅžK Ã–YKÃœLERÄ° MÄ° ANLATTI? Yilmaz, Ayfer // Electronic Turkish Studies;2009, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p2404
Suzan SÃ¶zen is a popular novel writer of 1960's. Anyone reading her novels carefully can realize that social matters are hidden in the lines of her books in which she narrates desperate love relations. It is possible to classify her eleven novels into two major groups considering theme, place...
- Love's Labors. Garman, Emma // New York;1/24/2005, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p80
Interviews Mary Bly, a novelist who uses the pseudonym Eloisa James in New York City. Reaction of her husband on the decision to come out of the romance-novel closet; Reason for writing romance fiction using a pseudonym; Support of her writer father on her lucrative romance sideline.
- And Jayden and Alexis Lived Happily Ever After: The romance author's job is to deliver dreamsâ€”or else. Thomas, Jacquelin // Black Issues Book Review;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p16
This article focuses on the need for romantic novel authors to seduce the readers. A romantic novel author can first win the reader's heart by creating appealing characters with whom the reader can identify and empathize. After reading a great romance novel, the reader should be satisfied,...
- Sexy, Steamy Reads. Ramsdell, Kristin // Library Journal;2/15/2001, Vol. 126 Issue 3, p153
Focuses on the launch of Jove publishing's Seduction line of romance novels. How romance novels can be sweet or sensual; Stylistic variations of romance novels; Mention of romance novelists, including Susan Johnson, Bertrice Small and Jane Feather.
- AT THE EDGES: IS IT OR ISN'T IT? Ramsdell, Kristin // Library Journal;6/15/2006, Vol. 131 Issue 11, p50
The article discusses the fiction genre of romance. The author claims that in recent years this genre has been more diverse than ever. How the genre has adapted to popular interests and current trends is considered. The two criteria which a book must meet in order to be classified as romance...
- Gossip, Liminality, and Erotic Display: Jennifer Crusie's Links to Eighteenth-Century Amatory Fiction. Baldus, Kimberly // Journal of Popular Romance Studies;2012, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p55
Links between contemporary popular romance and novels of amatory fiction in the eighteenth century have received limited critical attention, but today's authors of popular romance share significant topics and strategies with those early pioneers of the novel. Focusing on three novels by Jennifer...
- Getting Laid, Getting Old, and Getting Fed: The Cultural Resistance of Jennifer Crusie's Romance Heroines. Kramer, Kyra // Journal of Popular Romance Studies;2012, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p77
The human body is a cultural text, and can be therefore be used to promote or resist various social norms. Jennifer Crusie, who defines herself as a writer of feminist romances, uses the bodies of her heroines to countermand several patriarchal assumptions about femininity. Within the Western...