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Link: Old School Romance on Youtube

These six commercials advertise the wonder of category romance novels. They look so tasteful, like old Summer’s Eve or Massengill feminine douche commercials. I got a kick out of watching them. Hope you enjoy them, too.

old school romance on youtube

Link: Art of the Clinch by Virginia Moench

We were super-hyped when our Twitter friend, @GinnyMoesch, created this interactive presentation on the history and anatomy of the clinch cover. We adore romance cover art, and this graphic amazed us

anatomy of the clinch

Link: The History of the Clinch Covers

At Dr. Maria DeBlassie’s blog Enchantment Learning she hosted a presentation by our Twitter pal Daily Clinch @Artof the Clinch. We recommend watching this informative video on the history of romance novel clinch covers. They touch upon the genre’s past as well as discussing pivotal cover artists, models, authors, and more.

night song

Link: The Evolution of Romance at Harlequin

The Evolution of Harlequin romances. Chris Lambie at saltwire.com addresses “How Harlequin Romances Got Spicier.” A study of 500 books found the covers and books got sexier as time passed. Still, younger readers view them as books grandma would read, despite their changes.

the feathered shaft
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