Romance Rocks!

Have you participated in our summer reading genre challenge yet?  This week we are focusing on Romance novels.

Why read a romance? The primary appeal of Romances is to the emotions. Readers feel an emotional link with the protagonists and are invested in the satisfactory outcome of their story.  Characters may be stereotypes -- bright, independent heroines pitted against strong, dangerous heroes -- but readers expect this and find satisfaction. Authors mayexperiment with characters, settings, and story lines, but the happy ending is sacrosanct. Readers don't want surprises at the end!

Are you interested in winning our romance basket?  Try one of the following authors: Robin Carr, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Johanna Lindsey, Jane Feather, Diana Gabaldon, Karen Kingsbury, Janette Oke, Christine Feehan, Laurell K. Hamilton, Iris Johansen, Sandra Brown, and Brenda Novak.

And don't forget, if you read 5 different genres, you recieve an entry for our grand prize basket which includes 4 tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse, a $25 gift certificate to Katy Budget Books, and a Kindle Fire HD.