According to the Romance Writers of America, "Two basic elements comprise every romance novel: a central love story and an emotionally-satisfying and optimistic ending." Both the conflict and the climax of the novel should be directly related to that core theme of developing a romantic relationship, although the novel can also contain subplots that do not specifically relate to the main characters' romantic love. Other definitions of a romance novel may be broader, including other plots and endings or more than two people, or narrower, restricting the types of romances or conflicts.

New Releases Tagged "Romance"


  • Beyond Limits by Laura Griffin
    Beyond Limits (Tracers, #8)
    Release date: Jan 27, 2015

    An FBI agent and a Navy SEAL race against time in New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin’s newest Tracers novel. “Gr…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jun 24 - Jul 11, 2015
    2 copies available, 1094 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • The Awakening by Kemdi Ik
    The Awakening (Alleyhill, #2)
    Two ARCs (paperbacks) of the upcoming second book in the urban fantasy series by Kay Ikejiani, Alleyhill.

    Dying is one thing. Burning in hell is anothe…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: May 18 - Jul 18, 2015
    2 copies available, 430 people requesting
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  • Travel Glasses by Chess Desalls
    Travel Glasses (The Call to Search Everywhen, #1)
    Release date: Jul 10, 2015
    Signed copy, open internationally!

    Given away to celebrate the upcoming audio release of Insight Kindling (The Call to Search Everywhen, #2), July 10!

    T…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jun 06 - Jul 10, 2015
    1 copy available, 4336 people requesting
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    Cassandra Clare
    And I'm suppose to sit by while you date boys and fall in love with someone else, get married...?" His voice tightened. "And meanwhile, I'll die a little bit more every day, watching.
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    There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione's arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet. "Is this the moment?" Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. "OI! There's a war going on here!" Ro ...more
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    Writing Tagged "Romance"

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