Beyond Heaving Bosoms

The Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels
Touchstone Books (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 14. April 2009
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  • 256 Seiten
978-1-4165-7125-4 (ISBN)

We do it in the dark. Under the sheets. With a penlight. We wear sunglasses and a baseball hat at the bookstore. We have a "special place" where we store them. Let's face it: Not many folks are willing to publicly admit they love romance novels. Meanwhile, romance continues to be the bestselling fiction genre. Ever. So what's with all the shame?

Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan -- the creators of the wildly popular blog Smart Bitches, Trashy Books -- have no shame! They look at the good, the bad, and the ugly in the world of romance novels and tackle the hard issues and questions:

-- The heroine's irresistible Magic Hoo Hoo and the hero's untamable Wang of Mighty Lovin'

-- Sexual trends. Simultaneous orgasms. Hymens. And is anal really the new oral?

-- Romance novel cover requirements: man titty, camel toe, flowers, long hair, animals, and the O-face

-- Are romance novels really candy-coated porn or vehicles by which we understand our sexual and gender politics?

With insider advice for writing romances, fun games to discover your inner Viking warrior, and interviews with famous romance authors, Beyond Heaving Bosoms shows that while some romance novels are silly -- maybe even tawdry -- they can also be intelligent, savvy, feminist, and fabulous, just like their readers!

  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
  • Windows
illos t/o; insert
  • 1,40 MB
978-1-4165-7125-4 (9781416571254)
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Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan
  • Cover
  • Colophon
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Chapter Cleavage An Introduction to Romance and to the Smart Bitches
  • Chapter Petticoat A Brief History of the Modern Romance Novel
  • The Bitches' Dictionary
  • Chapter Corset An In-Depth Investigation of the Romance Heroine, Emphasis, Obviously, on "Depth"
  • Chapter Codpiece The Romance Hero
  • Chapter Secret Cowboy Baby Cringe-Worthy Plot Devices We Know and Love
  • The Smart Bitches' Big Mis Game
  • Chapter WTF Defending the Genre (No, It's Not Chick Porn. Dammit.)
  • Chapter Bad Sex Rape in Romance
  • Chapter Love Grotto Good Sex, Please!
  • Chapter Phallus The Covers, and the Reasons to Snark Them
  • Controversies, Scandals, and Not Being Nice
  • Choose Your Own Man Titty
  • Color by Numbers
  • Write Your Own Romance
  • Spot the Bullshit Regency Term-It Goes All the Way Up to Eleven
  • Chapter Heaving Bosom The Future of the Genre
  • Works Cited
  • Acknowledgments

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