MediaBistro notes the upcoming book A Billion Wicked Thoughts, co-authored by neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam who analyzed 15,000 Harlequin books to discover the most popular professions for heroes in romance novels:
Then EvilReads, “a humorous website and blog dedicated to publishing news and gossip,” asked its Twitter followers which professions were the least popular for romance heroes:
2. Political Lobbyist
3. Assistant to the Regional Manager
5. Business Mogul/Reality TV Host
7. Olive Garden Line Cook
9. Comcast Cable Man
On hearing this news, H&H's Senior Manager, Liz Edelstein, immediately asked if the professions came with comparative pay scales, Megan Frampton, H&H's Community Manager, Romance, wanted to reimagine a world with Sexy Dentists, and Heather Waters, H&H's Production Associate (aka redline_), wanted to know where one could sign up to find her king (a knight in shining armor would do also, she agreed).
So—any guesses as to what the Most Popular Profession for a Romance Heroine would be? How about the Least Popular, Heroine-wise?