Dangerous Men & Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance

Synopsis

In Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women, Jayne Ann Krentz and the contributors to this volume-all best-selling romance writers-explode myths and biases that haunt both the writers and readers of romances.

In this seamless, ultimately fascinating, and controversial book, the authors dispute some of the notions that plague their profession, including the time-worn theory that the romance genre contains only one single, monolithic story, which is cranked out over and over again. The authors discuss positive life-affirming values inherent in all romances: the celebration of female power, courage, intelligence, and gentleness; the inversion of the power structure of a patriarchal society; and the integration of male and female. Several of the essays also discuss the issue of reader identification with the characters, a relationship that is far more complex than most critics realize.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Cathie Linz
  • Linda Barlow
  • Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Laura Kinsale
  • Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Cathie Linz
  • Linda Barlow
  • Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Laura Kinsale
  • Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Daphne Clair
  • Doreen Owens Malek
  • Robyn Donald
  • Elizabeth Lowell
  • Mary Jo Putney
  • Brittany Young
  • Penelope Williamson
  • Judith Arnold
  • Stella Cameron
  • Sandra Brown
  • Suzanne Simmons Guntrum
  • Diana Palmer
  • Kathleen Gilles Seidel
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Philadelphia
Publication year:
  • 1992