Erotica:7 Romance Novels with Super Awkward Animals On The Cover
Oh romance novels, why did you do this?
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10 Animals Who Have No Idea Why They're On Romance Novel Covers

Some erotica and romance novel covers are cool...you know, in a romance novel sort of way. They have the right mix of sex and mystery. Sometimes they have Fabio (who is actually a lot cooler than you might think.) And then sometimes, an animal gets thrown on there for no good reason. The animals themselves don't seem to understand why they're there, and neither can we.

The 9 Most Ridiculous Romance Covers
We could all do with a dose of romance from time to time.
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The 9 Most Ridiculous Romance Novel Covers

Romance novels can be a lot of fun. The explore themes of love and eroticism (and who doesn't love that?). But I think we can all agree that the covers range from giggle-worthy to the downright baffling.

Reality Check: Your Love Life Will Never Be Like A Romance Novel
Pfft, love stories are overrated anyway.
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Reality Check: Your Love Life Will Never Be Like A Romance Novel

Let's face it: Romance novels tap into the wish-fulfillment part of our brains. The scenarios can be delightfully outlandish, the romantic leads perfect dramatic (and erotic) foils for one another. There are mistaken identities, swordfights for ladies' honor and often unrealistic sex scenes. We've rounded up all the reasons we wish we were being courted by a fictional character — and one reason we're glad that's not the case.

Summer love
With long days & sultry nights, even adults can't resist that "school's out" feeling.
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7 Ways To Turn A Summer Crush Into A Serious Relationship

Summertime and the flirting is easy. With long days and sultry nights, even adults can't resist that carefree "school's out" feeling. In Susan Andersen's "Some Like It Hot", the second book in her Razor Bay series, summer brings new girl Harper Summerville to the idyllic town of Razor Bay, Washington for a seasonal job. But work quickly becomes pleasure when Harper meets Max Bradshaw, the town's sexy deputy sheriff.

Beyond Lust: 7 Real Reasons We We're Addicted To Romance Novels
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Beyond Lust: 7 Real Reasons We We're Addicted To Romance Novels

This close to Valentine's day I’ve fallen back into my old reading habit of romance novels. To be honest, I had been leaning towards that anyway because I am a member of a couple of “interesting” & fun Facebook groups, one of which has a romance novel author as a member. I read her books, I liked them. She sent me some more, I liked them too…then I had to ask myself what exactly did I like about these works?

Desperately Seeking A Gentleman
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Desperately Seeking A Gentleman

For some men, the art of being a gentleman is second nature. They ooze a certain sense of confidence and debonair. Whether they were raised well, its in their DNA or they were inspired by characters seen in movies, some men just know how to wow a woman.  For others, it can be a challenge. Courtmanship and courtesy are as foreign as speaking Latin. In fact, speaking Latin may be easier. Saying "Bless you" after a sneeze is as close to chivalrous as they get.

50 shades darker
Love tips for Anastasia Steele in "50 Shades Darker."
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5 Love Tips For Anastasia Steele In '50 Shades Darker'

Dear Anastasia: Let me get this straight — after only FIVE days of being away from Christian, you've rekindled your romance already? Geez, that didn't take long! I'm thrilled you're back with your man, but it's obvious you're still tormented by your own issues with your sex life, his past and your future together. Let me let you in on some advice.

Fifty Shades Of Grey
'Fifty Shades Of Grey' by E. L. James.
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5 Love Tips For Anastasia Steele In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

Yes, it's true that your love for Christian Grey has made you feel happier than you've ever been in your life. But it has also caused you to cry uncontrollably, lose your appetite for weeks — or devour an entire jar of cookies, drink irresponsibly, send inappropriate text messages, lay in bed for hours on end, and question everything you have come to learn about life and who you are as a person.

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Are Romance Novels Bad For Women?

When it comes to banned books, we're used to seeing classic titles on the blacklist, but a new essay from British psychologist Susan Quilliam suggests that we should take similar precautions when considering romance novels. In her research, which appeared in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare, Quilliam says that these fanficful stories can cause women to idealize sex and relationships.

Couple kiss in the rain.
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Will A Romance Novel Publisher Successfully Patent The Kiss?

Harlequin, one of the largest romance novel publishers, thinks they've got a shot at locking down a patent for the "essential romantic kiss." We figured this timeless tradition was far past patentable, but they're certainly making a case for it. The Canadian company is looking to patent a specific brand of lip-locking. According to a press release, it's a way for "two people (to) reciprocate their romantic feelings toward one another in a manner that deepens attachment, provides pleasure and promotes physical and emotional well-being—the essential romantic kiss."