Kathryn Kane — Romance Is Closed

As of today, the Kathryn Kane — Romance blog is now closed. There will be no further posts made to this blog in the future. However, KKR will remain online as an archive, for those who find the articles here of value. Since it is now closed, the blog will no longer be actively maintained. Therefore, please accept the articles here as they stand, they will not be edited, updated or changed going forward.

In addition, commenting has now been closed for this blog. If you have any questions or comments, you can contact me via my email address, which you will find posted near the bottom of the navigation panel to the right.

My sincere thanks to all of my readers and those who have been guests here over the years. I hope you will all continue to enjoy reading, and/or writing, tales of romance. Engaging romance novels have always provided me with a respite from the mundane track of my daily life and those happily-ever-after stories lift my spirits as nothing else does. Romance Forever!!!


Kathryn Kane — Romance To Close

At the end of this month, the Kathryn Kane — Romance blog will close permanently. Guest posts will only be accepted for post dates which occur before Friday, 31 March 2017. After that, there will be no further posts made to this blog. Commenting will be allowed though the month of March. After that, all commenting will be closed as well.

Though Kathryn Kane — Romance will be closed at the end of March, the blog will not be taken offline. There are a number of informative articles which have been posted here over the years which may still be of interest. Therefore, though no new articles will be added, the blog will remain online.

Anne Rice Vs Amazon: more on reviews (with flowchart)

Earlier this week, a member of the RWA, with a new book out, was quite hurt by a very nasty review which someone had posted about her new release. The members of RWA rallied around her, sharing their own experiences with such nasty-grams. Another member shared a link to this post, by KJ Charles, which really puts nasty reviews in perspective. But the very best part of this post, at least as far as I am concerned, is the flow chart which Charles provides at the end of the article, on how to deal with negative reviews on Amazon. I think all authors will enjoy KJ Charles post, and her flow chart!

KJ Charles

Anne Rice, among others, is calling for Amazon reviewers to be forced to give their real identities. ‘The Interview with the Vampire author is a signatory to a new petition calling on Amazon to remove anonymity from its reviewers in order to prevent the “bullying and harassment” it says is rife on the site,’ says The Guardian.

There’s no point going into the stupidity of this because it won’t happen. It would cause the number of Amazon reviews to drop like a rock (silencing not just those who don’t want to be harassed, but also anyone who doesn’t want their parents, partner or potential employer to see what they’re reading), and if there’s one thing Amazon likes other than gouging for gigantic discounts and exploiting workers, it’s onsite reviews. So that’s not what I want to talk about here. What I’m baffled by is…

Anne Rice reads her Amazon reviews…

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Porn, Erotica & Romance Novels: Why Deciding For Yourself Is Important

I happened across this article about romance novels and whether or not they can be considered erotica or porn, and by whom. This author points out that it should be the reader who makes that ultimate decision and that all such novels should not be lumped together under one, often pejorative. label.

As the author of a erotic romance myself, I found the points raised in this article, and in the lengthy comment which accompanies it, rich food for thought. I hope you will, too.

A Place Of My Own

It’s been a long debate. What is the difference between porn and erotica? How fine is the line between erotica and porn and is it really easy to tread between the two? How are they any different from the mess of other terms associated with smutty explicit content?

When I first started writing novels, almost ten years ago now, I investigated the traits of many many genres and, despite being a kid back then, I could understand the meaning of most of them and what they entailed.

By the definition there was back then ‘porn’ was considered a novel in which it was probably about 80% sex and 20% actual plot, with emotions and some development. It was considered ‘porn’ because the sex scenes would usually delve into very explicit detail of the physical aspects and not as much the emotional. See, then there wasn’t a massive difference when compared…

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Welcome to Kathryn Kane — Romance

Today, I am pleased to announce the debut of my new blog, Kathryn Kane — Romance. This blog will be devoted to all aspects of my favorite recreational activity, romance novels. Many of you may be wondering why I need another blog when I already have The Regency Redingote, which I have been publishing for more that six years. But the Redingote was created to focus primarily on historical snippets of the English Regency for the edification of Regency romance authors and their readers. I have come to the conclusion that I want to keep it that way.

So, why I decided to create Kathryn Kane — Romance …

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