It’s not the destination…it’s the journey.
As promised in my genre mashup post here (and just in time to kick off the holiday season), Melinda Huber has released Christmas in Switzerland, a Christmas-themed addition to her Lakeside Hotel contemporary romance series.
“Whoa, there…” I can hear your protests now. “You said this week was all about genre mashups. How does that include a straight-up romance?”
The answer is simple. Because there is really only ONE requirement for a romance novel (a happily ever after or HEA), romances by definition are mashups with any other genre. It’s not to be confused with a love story (where one or more lovers often dies, resulting in much blubbering, snot, and soggy tissue production). If one of the lovers dies in a romance novel, it’s probably because it’s mashed with a paranormal and come sundown, the lover will rise more sexy than ever…
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