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Linz

Linz Loves Romance

I've loved romance novels since...like forever. I read across most subgenres of romance. I also write fantasy/paranormal and new adult romance.

Currently reading

Preservation (The Walsh Series Book 7)
Kate Canterbary
The Bollywood Bride
Sonali Dev
Your A Game: winning promo for genre fiction
Damon Suede, Heidi Cullinan

Cat's Romance List 2014 Year in Review

Reblogged from Cat's Books: Romance :

I wish I had the voice of Charles Kuralt  on Sunday Morning to do this post. Yes, I realize some of you don't know who the heck that is. I hyperlinked it so you can the know the joy of a mellow fellow voice. 

 

I had a wonderful year with Romance list making. I hope you enjoyed it too and found many books and writers to glom. 

 

This summer I will officially launch my website Cat's Books which stores and organizes all my lists but there is rough version of the site up now. 

 

I tend to read in theme bursts and this is why I started making lists. Also, I like to think about books in terms of how they treat a certain trope, location, or so on. 

 

Have fun! 

 

Animals in Romance

 

Magical Cats in Romance Novels

 

Character Traits

 

Shy Heroines of Contemporary Romance

Shy Heroes of Contemporary Romance

Shy Heroines of Historical Romance

Shy Heroines of Paranormal Romance

Shy Heroes of Paranormal Romance

Shy Heroes of Historical Romance

 

Children &  Pregnancy in Romance

 

Contemporary Romances with Unplanned Pregnancies

Wee: Children in Historical Romance

Baby Boom! Romance Novels with Multiples

Little Twins: Twin Child Characters in Romance

Littles: Children in Contemporary Romance

Historical Romances with Unplanned Pregnancies

 

Contemporary

 

Burgle: Thieves in Contemporary Romance

Great Summertime Contemporary Romances

Contemporary Romance with Strong Female Friendships

Contemporary Spy Romance

Mariner: Sailor, Fisherman, Ship Captain in Contemporary Romance

Contemporary Romance With Twins as Heroes and Heroines

Christmas Romance Contemporary Anthologies

Beyond: Contemporary Romance with Ghosts

Littles: Children in Contemporary Romance

Contemporary Romances with Unplanned Pregnancies

Fake Fiancee in Contemporary Romance

Shy Heroines of Contemporary Romance

Shy Heroes of Contemporary Romance

Heroine in Pursuit in Contemporary Romance

Best Bookstores in Contemporary Romance

 

 

Criminal Minds

 

Super Villains Need Love Too!

Burgle: Thieves in Contemporary Romance

Swipe: Thief Heroes in Historical Romance

Bootlegger: Romances Novels with Bootleggers and Moonshine

Lift: Historical Romance Heroine Thieves

 

 

Eras

 

Turn of the Century Paranormal Romance 1890-1915

Turn of the Century European Set Romances

American Set Turn of the Century Romance (1890-1915)

 

Family

 

Paranormal Romance Featuring Sisters

Triple Threat: Romance Novel Heroes or Heroines who are Triplets

Contemporary Romance With Twins as Heroes and Heroines

 

 

Food & Drink

 

Pie: Romance Novels featuring Pie

Beer Googles: Romance Novels with Breweries

Bootlegger: Romances Novels with Bootleggers and Moonshine

Wine and Roses: Romances featuring Wineries

Aged: Historical Romance with Wineries, Distilleries, and other Booze Making

 

Historical Themes

 

Pugilists: Historical Romances with the Boxing

Historical Romance Heroine in Pursuit

Shy Heroines of Historical Romance

Shy Heroes of Historical Romance

Lift: Historical Romance Heroine Thieves

Swipe: Thief Heroes in Historical Romance

Historical Romances with Unplanned Pregnancies

Scientists Heroines in Historical Romance

Wee: Children in Historical Romance

Historical Romance with Strong Female Friendships

Politician Heroines and Heroes in Historical Romance
Suffrage in Romance Novels

Regency Romance: Paranormal Style

Snowbound: Historical Romance Style

Historical Christmas Romance Anthologies

Bootlegger: Romances Novels with Bootleggers and Moonshine

Spirited: Historical Romances with Ghosts

University Set Historical Romance

Best Bookshops in Historical Romance

 

Holiday Romance

 

Chanukah and Romance

All Hallow's Eve Romance

Thanksgiving Themed Romance Novels

New Year's Eve Romance

Sunny Christmas: Holiday Romances set in the Southern Hemisphere

Historical Christmas Romance Anthologies

Christmas Romance Contemporary Anthologies

Merry: Santas in Romance Novels

 

Location & Origin

 

Aotearoa: New Zealand Romance

University Set Historical Romance

Sunny Christmas: Holiday Romances set in the Southern Hemisphere

Love in an Elevator

Turn of the Century European Set Romances

American Set Turn of the Century Romance (1890-1915)

Best Paranormal Romances Set in Summer

Great Summertime Contemporary Romances

Best Bookstores in Contemporary Romance

Best Bookshops in Historical Romance

Love is a Circus

 

Media

 

Turn the Radio On: Radio Romances

Tops; Competitive and Adventure Reality Shows Romance

Real Love: Reality TV Romance Novels

Mishmash Reality Show Romance

 

Music 

 

Keys: Piano In Romance

 

Plot Devises (Tropes)

 

Lights Out: Power Outages and Blackouts in Romance Novels

Love in an Elevator

Best Pretend Marriage Romance

Pretend Dating Romance Plots

Fake Fiancee in Contemporary Romance

Roomie: Falling in Love with Your Roomate

Heroine in Pursuit in Contemporary Romance

Historical Romance Heroine in Pursuit

 

Professions 

 

Dissertation: Gradutate Students in Romance 

Tweed: Professors Heroes

Dorm: College Student Heroines

Profess: Professor Heroines of Romance

Back to School: Great College Student Heroes

 

Small Business 

 

Love is a Circus

Wrench: Mechanic Heroes and Heroines in Paranormal Romance

Flora: Florist Heroes and Heroines of Romance Novels

Surf's Up: Surfers in Romance

Scientists Heroines in Historical Romance

Burgle: Thieves in Contemporary Romance

Firefighter Romance Heroines

Pugilists: Historical Romances with the Boxing

The Hill! Senator Heroes and Heroines in Romance Novels

Mariner: Sailor, Fisherman, Ship Captain in Contemporary Romance

Bootlegger: Romances Novels with Bootleggers and Moonshine

Reel Love: Fisherman and Fishing in Romance Novels

Wartime Nurse: Romances featuring Nurses during Wartime

Writer Heroes and Heroines in Paranormal Romance

City Hall: Mayor Heroes and Heroines in Romance Novels

Politician Heroines and Heroes in Historical Romance
Contemporary Spy Romance
Paranormal Spy Romance
Swipe: Thief Heroes in Historical Romance
Lift: Historical Romance Heroine Thieves
Fix It: Mechanic Contermpary Romance Heroines
Love on the Pitch: English Football/Soccer in Romance Novels

 

Sci-fi & Paranormal

 

Turn of the Century Paranormal Romance 1890-1915

Paranormal Romance with Strong Female Friendships

Paranormal Romance Featuring Sisters

Summer's End: Mermen and other Ocean Heroes in Romance

A Bag of Tricks: Best Paranormal Romance Anthology

Writer Heroes and Heroines in Paranormal Romance

Regency Romance: Paranormal Style

Merry: Santas in Romance Novels

Spirited: Historical Romances with Ghosts

Magical Cats in Romance Novels

Beyond: Contemporary Romance with Ghosts

Spectre: Ghosts in Paranormal Romance

Paranormal Spy Romance

Shy Heroes of Paranormal Romance

Shy Heroines of Paranormal Romance

Super Villains Need Love Too!

Caped: Superheroes in Romance

Get Your Super On: Heroine Style

Wrench: Mechanic Heroes and Heroines in Paranormal Romance 

Angelic: Romance Novels with Angels

Best Paranormal Romances Set in Summer

 

Series/Category Romance

 

Snuggle: Snowed in Series Romance Style

 

Species 

 

Summer's End: Mermen and other Ocean Heroes in Romance

Angelic: Romance Novels with Angels

 

Sports

 

Surf's Up: Surfers in Romance

Pugilists: Historical Romances with the Boxing

Love on the Pitch: English Football/Soccer in Romance Novels

 

 

Women's Studies

 

Suffrage in Romance Novels

Get Your Super On: Heroine Style

Contemporary Romance with Strong Female Friendships

Scientists Heroines in Historical Romance

Paranormal Romance with Strong Female Friendships

Paranormal Romance Featuring Sisters

Wartime Nurse: Romances featuring Nurses during Wartime

Firefighter Romance Heroines

Lift: Historical Romance Heroine Thieves

Heroine in Pursuit in Contemporary Romance

Historical Romance Heroine in Pursuit

Fix It: Mechanic Contermpary Romance Heriones

 

War in Romance

 

Home: Romance Novels with Veterans of the Middle Eastern Wars

Wartime Nurse: Romances featuring Nurses during Wartime

The Great War Began 100 Years Ago Today

 

Odds and Ends