Tag Archives: Greek alphabet hero

SFF, Romance and Abuse Narratives

Yesterday, I came across this great post by Foz Meadows about the frequency of abusive romance narratives particularly in media aimed at teenagers. The post is a response to a post by someone named The J. Gatsby Kid, in which … Continue reading

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Beyond the Greek Alphabet – Romance and Non-Stereotypical Gender Roles

So Fifty Shades of Grey has sold ten million copies (both in e-book and print) in six weeks. And since the article is already approximately a week old, it has probably sold another million or two since then. What is … Continue reading

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Paranormal Romance and the Alpha Male

At All About Romance, Lynn Spencer wonders whether heroes in paranormal romance are given a pass for controlling, stalkerish and sometimes outright violent behaviour towards their heroines that readers would not tolerate in historical or contemporary romances. Now I have … Continue reading

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