Derision for the genre might have as much to do with the bodice as the ripping. I am quoted in this piece on the politics and passion of bodice ripping.
The most interesting thing that had ever happened to Lady Serena Cavendish was being jilted by the Duke of Frye. And Greyson Jones, agent of the crown, was the second. Check out this excerpt from HOT ROGUE ON A COLD NIGHT, my novella in this latest anthology from the Lady Authors.
In which our heroine has a sexy encounter with a mysterious stranger–who happens to be the duke, who happens to be the one man she could never wed. Ah, romance!
In which the wedding of Lady Claire and Lord Fox is also the occasion at which “mean girl” Lady Francesca meets her match.
In which Lady Amelia runs away (again) and the duchess finds love (again).
In which Lady Bridget gets married to Lord Darcy. There is cake. Lots of cake.
In which host Claudia Hall Christian and I discuss the world of romance fiction. I share my research into why romance gets so little respect despite being a billion dollar business and why I believe it’s so incredibly popular. You can get more information about Women and Fiction at WomenandFiction.com