Parker could write hundreds of thousands of custom romance novels.

The Roman General: A Novel

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Romance novel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This subgenre includes a wide variety of other subgenres, including . Mass-market historical romance novels are rarely published in hardcover, with fewer than 15 receiving that status each year, less than one-fifth of the number of contemporary romance novels published in that format. Because historical romances are primarily published in mass-market format, their fortunes are tied to a certain extent to the mass-market trends. Booksellers and large merchandisers now sell fewer mass market paperbacks, preferring trade paperbacks or hardcovers, which prevents historical romances from being sold in some price clubs and other mass merchandise outlets.

In 2001, 778 mass-market historical romances were published, a 10-year high. By 2004, the annual number had dropped to 486, which was still 20% of all romance novels published. Kensington Books says they receive fewer submissions of historical novels, and their previously published authors have switched to contemporary.

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Okay, I think that's enough for now... but I may add some later at a future date after I rest up from creating this batch. Lovin' takes a lot out of a boy.

Hey, feel free to send me some of your own.

(Some of you actually have...)

New Covers Posted!
Due to the unexpected and wild success of this page, I felt compelled to get busy and create some new covers. I can only hope they can match the popularity of the originals...

(Yeah, yeah, I know... some of you have written in to tell me that the preceding two covers were not from romance novels. But I like them anyway.)

10 Dirty Romance Novels - Publishers Weekly

Over half of the romantic fiction published in the United States in 2004 (1468 out of 2,285 books) were contemporary romance novels. Contemporary romance novels have twice been chosen by to be featured in her Reading with Ripa book club.

Most contemporary romance novels contain elements that date the books. The majority of them eventually become irrelevant to more modern readers and go out of print. Those that survive the test of time, such as 's work, are often reclassified as historical romances.