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Why Amish Romance Novels Are Hot!

Why Amish Romance Novels Are Hot Ours is a hectic world and one that you would think wouldn’t really have much of an audience for Amish fiction, let alone Amish romance novels – but you’d be wrong. In fact, Amish romance novels are hot. Just a decade ago, the genre was in its infancy and new titles were rare, arriving on shelves at a rate of maybe one per year. Things have changed a lot in the last ten years, with half of the titles on the Christian fiction top 10 best sellers list being Amish related; and some of these books even made the mainstream best sellers list. Why have Amish Christian romance writers managed to make such a splash in the world of publishing? There’s a very simple explanation. These novels appeal to readers who want to read romance, but would rather avoid the explicit language (and explicit sex) found in many mainstream titles. Amish romance novels are certainly not erotica, but they appeal to readers who want something more wholesome and family-centered. The best of these novels are incredibly well written, but at least until very recently, their audience was largely Christian women. Maybe it shouldn’t be such a surprise that Amish romance novels have become such a hit. We live in an age where the divorce rate seems to continually climb and real romance ever harder to find, which makes exploring Amish culture all the more appealing. On some level, many of us yearn for a simpler, quieter life. Of course, each reader brings their own experience and perceptions to these books and each has their own reasons for being attracted to Amish fiction. Many fans of Amish fiction find the experience of reading these novels to be a sort of time travel to a time when the world was a calmer place and the family was the central social unit. Close-knit families and communities as symbolized by meals together around the kitchen table and a generally less hectic life are all things that modern readers find very enticing – and the rapidly growing sales of Amish romance novels are ample proof of this. The Amish romance boom began with Beverly Lewis’ 1997 novel, “The Shunning,” which was the first installment in a trilogy. Since then, she has sold over 12 million books. It’s clear that this is more than a short lived trend. In fact,

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Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling

An introduction with J K Rowling. Was there a particular person who inspired you to become a writer. Alan Quilter, to whom Only Time Will Tell is dedicated he was my English teacher at school. I enjoy writing short stories, although they have no connection with each other. I come up with stories inspired by people I meet, something that has happened, or even from a passing comment someone has told me. I have learnt a great deal from your own distinguished storyteller, R K Narayan. Fear is part of the fundamental core of human existence, as connected to the basic functions of survival and the psyche as the survival instinct or the need to mate. Fear and anxiety, therefore, are among the staples of any genre that deems itself fit to entertain the masses, an art form to be mastered in the hands of a true artiste. Fear, dread, and anxiety are all integral components of any successful horror story, for example, but not everyone who writes horror manages to get the mix of the important elements. His works have inspired terror and anxiety in many individuals, primarily through the use of heavy psychological tones, as opposed to the gore and blood themes used and abused by writers of his time. Poes collected works easily counts as some of the most frightening material ever written, especially now, in an age where horror movies are relegated to two hours of bloodshed and senseless violence, lacking any true horror and relying solely on shock value to appear scary. Poe also stands out as being among the few who can make even the most mundane things seem utterly terrifying, a feat emulated by Stephen King and several Japanese horror authors, but never truly duplicated. In a completely different vein of horror from his predecessors, and arguably creating a sub genre of horror through his works, H. P. Lovecraft also stands out. His works, while lacking in humanity, are difficult to see as anything but terrifying, particularly because of the apparent lack of humanity in them. In contrast to writers of previous generations, Lovecraft focused more on the truly monstrous, ignoring the human element that most horror writers tended to insert into their works since the days of the Gothic era. His stories were littered with monsters that knew neither morality nor mercy, seeing humanity as insignificant insects and, in Lovecrafts malignant world

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