O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
Okay, okay. So Shakespeare’s play ends in tragedy, but that hasn’t stopped generations of women hunting for their personal “Romeo.” And one place an amazing hero can always be found in between the covers of a romance novel.
But the young, forbidden hero of Shakespeare’s time has recently made way for all different types of love interests. From historical highlander hunks to fanged, fearsome vamps, no character is off limits in the imagination of a romance author.
However, many readers forgo the fantasy of paranormal and mystery of the past in order to stay in modern times to read all about a contemporary hottie. And at this year's RT Booklovers Convention we couldn’t leave out the realistic heroes that make us swoon, so today romance authors Victoria Dahl, Shannon Stacey, Erin McCarthy, Beth Ciotta, along with moderator Louisa Edwards and editor Sarah Frantz, sat down to discuss how they go about “Reinventing The Modern-Day Romeo.”
THE APPEAL OF THE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE HERO