#BadNamesForARomanceNovel via Hashtag, You’re It!: @BrandNewMcMann The Top Picks


We’ve all seen those cheesy romance novels with the young buxom woman with her ta-ta’s pushed up in a bodice being swept away by a shirtless muscular pirate with black flowing hair. But the idea of a romance novel is really nothing new to us. They actually date back all the way to ancient Greece. They gained popularity after novels like Jane Austin’s “Pride And Prejudice” and Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre” were published. It wasn’t until the 1930’s that the paperback versions of romance novels became that norm. Formulaic and mass produced, these books really took off. Simplistic plot lines were introduced to help push the narative. These dime store novels really took hold in the 80’s and helped pave the way for things like the Hallmark Channel and the Nicholas Spark’s movies of today. With just his movie version of “The Notebook” taking in a worldwide box office of over $115 million you can see why romance novels are a booming big business. So you can understand how even today there are still more and more romance novels hitting the shelves. But like most everything, writing a hit isn’t that easy. So that’s why with this week’s “Hashtag, You’re It” I asked Twitter for some ideas for some #BadNamesForARomanceNovel. So check out the top list below and don’t forget to join me every Tuesday at 11 am EDT for the next exciting episode of “Hashtag, You’re It”

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