Debra Mullins

Last Day of the 31 Days of Books Giveaway: Why Do You Read Romance Novels?

Congratulations to Margo, who won yesterday’s drawing! I’ll be emailing Margo to arrange delivery of her choice of book.

Well, we made it. This is Day 31 of the 31 Days of Books Giveaway. For the topic, let’s keep it short and sweet: Why do you read romance novels?

For me, it helps me keep up my optimism. I mean, I’m a writer, and I’m always interested in stories, all kinds of stories (except horror—gives me nightmares). But why romance? Because I’m fascinated by the dynamic of male and female. How different they are in the way they think and the way they see the world, and yet how similar. That’s what keeps me reading romances, and also what drives me to write them.

In the end, I love the feeling of falling in love, that issues can be overcome. Reading romances allows me to forget my problems and lose them in something bigger: the pirates are attacking the ship, we’re on the run from the bad guys who want to kill me because I witnessed a murder, or maybe I meet a guy who time travelled from the future in order to save the human race. Those problems are definitely bigger than me trying to finagle an extra car repair from the budget or try and figure out what to get my sister for her wedding. They make my problems seem surmountable. 🙂

What about you? Why do you read romance novels? Comment to be included in a drawing to win a paperback title from my backlist! And remember, on February 1, I will be pulling three names from everyone who commented on the blog in the month of January to win a book and a gift card!