Is Romance Dead?

I read an article in Psychology Today that suggests romance is no longer in style. The article claims that social media has affected the way we meet people today, the way we interact with others, the way we build (or not) relationships. The writer goes on to say that women today don’t express romantic love, because men don’t care about romance, and that men don’t have an interest in romance because women don’t expect it. Sounds like a vicious cycle to me!

I am happily married, why do I care if romance is dead? Because—I am old fashioned and still believe that love makes the world go around, and that romance makes love sweeter, exciting, and more passionate. Who doesn’t want to feel all that? Who doesn’t want a tall, dark, and handsome man who will idealize you, put you on a pedestal, and make you feel like you are the only one he sees?

This could be why romantic fiction generated a whopping $1.438 billion in sales for the year 2012. Romance is still the top-performing category on best-seller lists and 74.8 million people read at least one romance novel a year—great news for an author/writer of romantic fiction. I maintain that romance isn’t dead yet and that all the writers and readers of romantic fiction are proof of that. My suggestion, carry this passion for romance into the bedroom!!

With that said…This is an exciting day for me. I have achieved a dream, the dream of writing and publishing my first book. I hope you will enjoy The Celtic Rose Trilogy and that you will pass the romance on to others.


—Kenna Gordon

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