Dec 15 2008
I’m starting to wonder if there is a generational divide amongst readers of romance (and of writers too) wherein certain tropes appeal more to the older readers and certain tropes that appeal more to the younger readers.
I don’t mean to say that all readers/writers of a certain age fall into the “old school” v. “new school” dichotomy. For example, I think Nora Roberts writes a very new school type of heroine: self confident, unafraid of sex, and personally powerful (if often emotionally weak). Catherine Anderson writes old school heroines and plots as do authors like Cassie Edwards.
I’ve come to understand that few book clubs order Paranormals. I think that new school books are typified by the heroines you find in paranormals, particularly cross overs.
Do you agree or do you think I”m all wet? If you agree, how do you take into account the popularity of Twilight which has, by all accounts, an old school virgin heroine?