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Oct 10 2017 8:30am

First Look: Embrace the Romance, Pets in Space 2 Anthology (October 10, 2017)

Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 Anthology

Carol Van Natta, Alexis Glynn Latner, Jessica E. Subject, Sabine Priestley, Michelle Howard, et al.
Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2
Cats, Dogs, and Other Worldly Creatures / October 10, 2017 / $3.99 digital

Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 releases on October 10, 2017, and in addition to loads of futuristic pet fun, this sci-fi romance anthology will help support a good cause. Here's the blurb:

The pets are back! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, featuring twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors brings you a dozen original stories written just for you! Join in the fun, from the Dragon Lords of Valdier to a trip aboard award-winning author, Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr to journeying back to Luda where Grim is King, for stories that will take you out of this world! Join New York Times, USA TODAY, and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, M.K. Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E. Subject, Carol Van Natta, and Alexis Glynn Latner as they share stories and help out Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that supports our veterans!

10% of the first month’s profits go to Hero-Dogs.org. Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.

So, what can romance readers, pet lovers, and romance reading pet lovers expect from Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2? Pull up a chair and I'll fill you in!

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Oct 4 2017 2:00pm

Will a Sea Creature Find Love in The Shape of Water?

The Shape of Water

Serious buzz is building for The Shape of Water, a forthcoming film from writer-director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy are two of his well-known films).

This 1962-set romantic fantasy is about a mute janitor who discovers a sentient amphibious creature in a government laboratory. On its surface, The Shape of Water is a supernatural/sci-fi romance in the mode of Beauty and the Beast stories. Heroine Elisa (Sally Hawkins) finds a mystery on her hands and makes a deep connection with The Creature (Doug Jones). Just how deep of a connection? The film promises to delve into many aspects of their relationship, including a romantic one.

The Shape of Water will release in the U.S. in December 2017. Early reviews have been extremely positive, including Time Magazine's description of the film as a “…Poetic Love Letter to a Monster,” and The Wrap calling it a “glorious romance.”

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Sep 15 2017 8:30am

Everything You Need to Know to Prepare for a Sense8 Movie

What will the Sense8 movie bring?

Take a Deep Dive into the Romances of Sense8

Netflix's Sense8 seems like a show that's too good to be true. Its appealing factors are immediately obvious—a mind bending premise, a diverse cast by diverse filmmakers, and a global, culture-spanning setting, among others. Plus, between Netflix's deep pockets and the pedigree of creators Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski, Sense8 promises to be expertly shot and visually appealing.

The least you need to know:

Eight strangers across the planet evolve into “sensates,” humans with extraordinary psychic powers. These powers enable them to connect mentally and emotionally; they can swap abilities/knowledge with each other (e.g., combat skills); and they can telepathically visit each other. The sensates struggle to understand their newfound abilities while also facing the threat of a mysterious organization bent on hunting them down.

Still, even as a lifelong SF fan, I resisted watching Sense8 for a very long time. Would the show live up to the hype? I have wild love for Bound and The Matrix, but after feeling disappointed by The Matrix Reloaded and Jupiter Ascending and having read tepid reviews of other Wachowski films, I hesitated to make the emotional and time commitment required for two seasons of Sense8. The Wachowskis and Mr. Straczynski have set high bars for themselves across their respective bodies of work, and I really wasn't keen on being disappointed again. (Speed Racer is in my Blu-ray collection, still unwatched as well for that very reason).

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Aug 25 2017 12:00pm

Books to Read If You’re Excited About a Lady Doctor Who!

Jodie Whitaker as Doctor Who

Long before the main character of Doctor Who regenerated into a woman—specifically, actress Jodie Whittaker, who will be the 13th Doctor—a few sci-fi romance authors have been tangentially filling in the representation gap. A book can't be the same as a television show, of course, given the massive differences between the two mediums. However, that doesn't invalidate the entertainment and representation service such books can provide, especially since female Time Lords existed only as mere crumbs on Doctor Who up until now. Books (and fan fiction) can help fill a void when other mediums lack the characters we crave. It's a particularly important service when that lack is an artificial one.

I don't recall hearing about a sci-fi romance publicly announced as being a story directly inspired by Doctor Who, but a few feature heroines who capture the spirit of a female Time Lord. My main criteria for the comparison is that the heroine embarks on some kind of time travel/alternate dimension adventure. She either possesses the ability to travel through space and time because of a superhuman ability or has access to technology that allows for it.

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Aug 17 2017 8:30am

Move Over Tortured Heroes—Give Us the Angst of the Tortured Heroine of Sci-Fi Romance

 Finding Hekate by Kellie Doherty

A tortured romance heroine is like buttering bacon. You start with something tasty and then add a rich, delicious layer of sweet angst. The tortured heroines in sci-fi romance hail from far away worlds and otherworldly settings, perform a variety of futuristic jobs, and often possess extraordinary abilities (often a reason many of them feel so tortured). What they have in common are secrets, internal conflict galore, and self-doubt that drives them to distraction. No wonder they could really use a supportive romantic partner!

Having recently finished Finding Hekate by Kellie Doherty (Amazon | B&N | Kobo), I feel like I just ate a whole plate of buttered bacon. Mia Foley probably broke the mold for tortured heroines. She's a starship captain with a deep, dark secret. And I do mean dark—she's committed some horrible, violent acts. But she's not a criminal. Rather, she's haunted by a tragic past and compelled by a sinister group known as the Acedians to make morally questionable decisions over and over again. Her secret not only eats away at her soul every single day, it threatens to destroy her tender romance with Cassidy, a super sweet gal who serves as Mia's first mate (think Kaylee from Firefly).

Here are a few other examples of notable tortured heroines in sci-fi romance...

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Aug 13 2017 10:00am

Why Romance Readers Might Be Interested in Zoe

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Zoe Asks: If Technology Could Make Your Romance Perfect, Would You Use It?

We currently have dating apps like Tinder and sites like Match.com to help us find compatible romantic partners, but what if technology suddenly took a giant leap forward and perfected the very process of falling in love?

A forthcoming film called Zoe (2018) plans on exploring exactly that issue. Helmed by Drake Doremus and written by Rich Greenberg, this “sci-fi romance” story is about “…two colleagues at a revolutionary research lab who design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships. As their work progresses, their discoveries become more profound than they could ever have imagined.” (via Collider). The film stars Léa Seydoux and Ewan McGregor, alongside other prominent actors including Rashida Jones, Christina Aguilera, Miranda Otto, and Theo James.

A perusal of the film's entry on IMDB.com revealed an interesting tidbit: actress Jordana LaJoie will play a character called “The Other Robot.” Whoa. What's that all about?

So, what can we speculate about Zoe so far?

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Aug 8 2017 2:00pm

8 Lighthearted Science-Fiction Romances to Help You Relax Under Any Circumstance!

Collision Course by Zoe Archer

Science-fiction romance generally explores intense topics, including alien invasions/attacks, war, political strife, human trafficking, and all kinds of catastrophes. That's not even counting the pain and trauma endured by its heroes and heroines. Many sci-fi romance protagonists have been tortured, victims of crimes, experienced tragic separation from loved ones, or underwent extreme transformations through genetic engineering or alien mutation. Sci-fi romance is not unlike other romance genres in this regard, although some elements, like genetic engineering and weapons of mass destruction, do raise stakes to a whole other level.

The combination of intense topics, social commentary, and romance is one of the genre's best features. That said, it's also nice to unwind with sci-fi romances that entertain without delving into heavy issues. Or that are easy on the brain, but not brainless in execution. Sometimes a sci-fi romance might even involve something like an alien “first contact” situation and put a comedic spin on it so the tone is more Earth Girls Are Easy than, well, Contact.

Maybe you're a sci-fi romance reader who's extra busy, stressed out, or wants an escape from real world events even as you prefer stories set in futuristic worlds. Toward that end, here are some sci-fi romances that might fit the relaxation bill for you. These stories are lighthearted, hopeful, over-the-top, or downright gentle in nature.

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Aug 4 2017 12:00pm

Doctor Who Breaks the Time Lord Glass Ceiling: Introducing Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor

Doctor Who's Jodie Whittaker

Where were you on Sunday, July 16, 2017, when the news broke that the 13th incarnation of The Doctor would be a woman played by actress Jodie Whittaker? In the coming years, we will likely look back at this time and ask ourselves that question, especially since we are participating in a character regeneration announcement heard round the world.

Given the show's premier stature, it's all the more potent that Doctor Who accomplished something many female fans, never, ever, ever expected to encounter in our lifetimes: the breaking of the Time Lord glass ceiling with the installment of a woman as the 13th Doctor (the existence of secondary female Time Lord characters notwithstanding. While important, their roles don't carry the same amount of weight.)

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May 3 2017 10:00am

Get Your Farscape Fix: What to Read If You Love Aeryn and John

Farscape's John and Aeryn

Farscape, an Australian-American science fiction show that aired on the Syfy Network from 1999-2003, is an iconic show for many reasons. The story delivers galactic intrigue, visually mesmerizing aliens (courtesy of the Jim Henson Company), epic space opera adventures, a misfit starship crew, wackadoodle plot lines, and a star-crossed romance. In fact, one of the most unique and important aspects of this show is that the main romance is an integral part of the plot.

The least you need to know about Farscape: During a mission, astronaut John Crichton accidentally travels via wormhole to another part of the Milky Way, where he joins a band of misfits attempting to escape the wrath of the military empire known as the Peacekeepers. Once there, he meets Aeryn Sun, an outcast Peacekeeper soldier with a heart of ice. Together, they embark on adventures across the galaxy.

We're introduced to this world through John's eyes, but he and Aeryn quickly merge as the show's dual protagonists. Their strong chemistry is evident from their very first meeting, when she kicks his ass like nobody's business! John and Aeryn work as a team through thick and thin. They rescue each other, both physically and emotionally. They bicker, banter, and have hot sex. Theirs is one of the most beloved romances in science fiction television show history.

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Jul 12 2016 8:30am

Thank Heaven for Sci-Fi’s Diverse Romance Creators

The Felig Chronicles by P.J. Dean

You may have heard the news that the Iron Man comic will pass the mantel to Riri Williams, a black female teenager. Great news for diversity in comics, but there’s a catch: the series will be written by Brian Michael Bendis, who’s white and male.

In June 2016, comic writer Mark Miller revealed he’s rebooting his Kick-Ass comic with a black female superheroine. Great news for diversity in comics, but there’s a catch (stop me if you’ve heard this one): Mark Miller is white.

In other book news, author Ben Winters was hailed as “fearless” in the New York Times for mixing “slavery and sci-fi”. Can you guess what comes next? Yep, he’s white.

And the one show you’d think had black writers penning stories and dialogue for black female characters apparently doesn’t. Sad to say, Orange is the New Black missed a huge opportunity there.

The above examples are just the tip of the ice berg, yet despite the small sample there’s already a disturbing pattern of mostly white creators having the privilege of writing characters of color. This is happening even though authors of color were exploring issues like slavery in science fiction long before authors like Ben Winters were even born. But they aren’t afforded the same opportunities as folks like Bendis and Miller. Check out those marketing platforms—The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter...nice gigs if you can get them.

[Content by authors of color...]

Jul 7 2016 3:30pm

Saga: An Otherworldly Romance and So Much More

Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

Is Saga a Romance?

Saga features a mix of magic and technology, a space opera setting, and a diverse cast of characters and gender identities. It also includes action-adventure, graphic violence, gore, mature themes, sex scenes (some of it interspecies), and thought-provoking sexual imagery (some romantic, some raunchy).

Does Saga push some boundaries? Heck, yeah! Yet beneath the decidedly adult themes and dark humor is a universal story about the joys and struggles of love and parenthood.

Marko and Alana are fugitives fighting for their lives against a backdrop of interplanetary war. Marko is a soldier and has sworn off violence. Alana, however, won’t hesitate to use violence to protect her family. They share a goal of escaping the war and settling down in peace to raise their daughter, Hazel, but events are constantly conspiring against them.

Saga begins with the birth of the couple’s daughter rather than their meet-cute. And Vaughan has stated that the gist of the story is about parenthood. Therefore, all bets are off regarding romance genre conventions. To be sure, Saga isn’t advertised as a sci-fi romance and it hasn’t ended yet, so I’m managing my expectations accordingly. And yet, Alana and Marko’s romance is a key part of the story. Without their forbidden romance, the whole story falls apart.

[You had us at forbidden...]

Jul 6 2016 1:00pm

Sci-fi Romance’s Discoverability Challenge

Sureblood by Susan Grant

Why Is Sci-Fi Romance So Difficult To Find?

Full disclosure: Heather Massey runs the site The Galaxy Express. 

Though sci-fi romance has been around for decades, it has a history of being difficult to find for a number of reasons.

Number one with a bullet: it’s a niche genre. The audiences for science fiction and romance are each huge, but those who enjoy the genres in blended form are far fewer. Either that, or they have yet to reveal themselves. :p

The cause is partly rooted in a deliberate partitioning of genres along gender lines. SF was designated—largely by men—as a genre only for men. Many women enjoy science fiction despite such prohibitions, but haven’t been entirely welcome in the fandom, especially in the early years. In turn, they were less likely to not only read SF, but to also write it and infuse it with romance if they so desired.

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Jun 30 2016 8:30am

Androids May Be Artificial, But Their Love Sure Isn’t

Are robots the new frontier?

A BBC News article called The rise of the romantic robot* covered a few “robot erotica” books that feature sizzling encounters between robots and humans:

“Whether robots could one day think for themselves and the how this would affect humans' relationships with them is a common subject in science fiction. However, novelists are increasingly investigating another burning issue: could robots love a human?”

The article goes on to state that “Only a few authors have braved an area that is almost literally a no-man's land….” At that point, I was like, wait, hold up. In my reading experience, way more than “a few” authors have explored these types of stories, specifically android and/or A.I. romances. This apparent “no-man’s land” has already been colonized, thank you very much.

I’ve covered android romances multiple times in the blogosphere and the BBC News article made me realize it’s time to revisit the topic. I can’t possibly list all of the titles in one post, but I can certainly share more than “a few”! Plus, given advances in the field of robotics and related sciences, these stories deserve more visibility because they offer a fun way to explore the thought-provoking topic of artificial intelligence and the intimate role it plays in our lives.

[Robots for a new generation...]

Jun 17 2016 8:30am

Passengers and the Questionable Promise of Sci-Fi Romance Films

An out of this world romance...

On December 21, 2016, Sony Pictures Entertainment will release a film called Passengers starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. The film was conceived of and written by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts. Morten Tyldum is the director.

The media has been describing this film as a sci-fi romance. Here’s the premise:

“A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger is awakened 60 years early. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger.”

Interestingly, Passengers has been garnering positive buzz:

“Earlier this week, Den of Geek was invited to see a presentation of footage from Sony Pictures and its subsidiaries’ upcoming film slate, and while there were a lot of early trailers and footage of lots of cool genre movies they have slated, the standout was clearly the first footage from Passengers, starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence.

Directed by Morten Tyldum, the Norwegian filmmaker whose previous movie The Imitation Game got him nominated for an Oscar, it looks like a fantastic science fiction film in the vein of The Martian and the original Alien, although it offers a romantic angle that those films did not have.”

-(Via Den of Geek!)

[A love that's out of this world...]

Jan 15 2016 9:30am

Breeding Romances: He Has the Need, the Need to Breed

Coach by Alexa Riley

Romance and erotic romances have gained a new tag these days and that tag is “breeding.” Characters being bred for babies is a longtime trope, and with the advent of ebooks, romances are increasingly bold about exploring it. In fact, there are references to breeding in both book tags, blurbs, and titles, such as Cara Bristol’s Breeder, Juno Wells and Aurelia Skye’s Alien’s Babies, and Fannie Tucker’s The Sperminator.

Romance and erotic romance that are all about breeding the heroine, especially for the sake of reviving a near-extinct species, abound in paranormal and sci-fi romance (e.g., MK Eidem’s Grim, Ruby Dixon’s Ice Planet Barbarians series, Alien Alpha by Juniper Leigh, and Emma Paul’s Kaden’s Breeder), but you can also find them among contemporary titles. Take Alexa Riley’s Coach: Breeding #1. It’s pretty up front about what readers can expect. Here are some sample key words from the blurb (from the hero’s POV) that set up the premise:

“She's a student, she's barely legal, and she's my best friend’s daughter.” – promises forbidden romance, taboo elements, and a heroine at her peak physical and sexual prime

“I have to have her, no matter what the cost.” – promises dubious consent/nonconsensual sex and by extension, the fantasy of awesome sex without the guilt (who needs guilt, anyway?!)

“I have to breed her and bind her to me so tightly she can't ever get away.” – promises a hero so obsessed with the heroine he wants to impregnate her.

Additionally, Alexa Riley is transparent about her story: “this book is…pretty much just about breeding the heroine.”

Wow! So, yup, flowing, gushing, potent semen and all that.

[Wait ... You can breed with me ...]

Oct 14 2015 1:00pm

Space Age: Older Heroines in Sci-Fi Romance

Restoration by KS Augustin

Older heroines in sci-fi romance are pretty scarce, but two 2015 releases made me realize how much I want more heroines in this category. Older heroines seem fresh and the life issues they face are different from those of heroines in their 20s. I enjoy getting a glimpse into a romance heroine whose life stage differs from mine. I want to be more aware of such issues through the sci-fi romance I read, so there’s a bit of cerebral appeal as well.

Reading about an older heroine in love is a chance to celebrate a mature heroine having a fabulous romance and yes, even hot sex. Part of this is a conscious effort on my part to be more aware of how ageism has played a role in my life and in my entertainment choices. Having grown up in the U.S., I feel a strong urge to shake off the bias this culture has toward older people being romantic, as if it’s a reason to go, “Ew.” Older SFR heroines offers me a chance to further reflect on the issue.

Another interesting aspect to explore is what it might be like to be an older heroine in a futuristic society. Sci-fi romance has many tools to explore that angle. How will technology impact issue like medical care, mobility, and lifespan? How will those factors intersect with love and romance?

Sci-fi romances with older heroines offers romantic situations that focus on elements other than a heroine’s sexual awakening or first love. Virgin heroines are less plausible in futuristic romances to begin with, so it makes sense that SFR offers fertile (!) creative ground for older heroines who are sexually experienced. Maybe more sex is important to them, or maybe they’re just seeking an emotional bond. I like the promise of that kind of variety.

[Girl power with space heroines at any age ...]

Aug 3 2015 3:30pm

Time-Stopping Orgasm: Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s Comic Sex Criminals

Sex Criminals Vol 1 by Matt Fraction

Time Magazine awarded Sex Criminals (2013; Image Comics) by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky the number one spot in its list of Top Ten Comics and Graphic Novels of 2013, and there are plenty of good reasons why.

In 2014, Sex Criminals won an Eisner Award for Best New Series, and there are plenty of good reasons why.

In 2015, Universal TV announced it had optioned Sex Criminals for a series, and there are plenty of good reasons why.

I just finished glomming issues 1-10 of Sex Criminals and—wait for it!—there are plenty of good reasons why.

The number one reason is the premise: A couple gains the power to stop time when they orgasm.

When I first heard about this comic, I was a bit wary. Its high concept premise sounded pretty gimmicky. And it is gimmicky—there's no way around that fact. Sex sells, eh? Despite my misgivings, the gimmicky angle plus my interest in science fiction romance and superhuman stories made it a foregone conclusion that I'd read it. When I became the happy owner of a tablet, and thus able to order the series digitally from comiXology, I took the plunge.

Image Source: Thoughtballoons

[Hello, comic strip sex...]

Jul 31 2015 12:00pm

10 Things You Should Know About Eve Langlais

When an Alpha Purrs by Eve Langlais

When a romance author delivers lusty romantic adventures time and time again, they're bound to get noticed in a big way. Eve Langlais is one such author.

This New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling author writes hot paranormal and sci-fi romances. As in, wowzers-that-stove-burner-is-hot hot. So if you enjoy easygoing, sometimes quirky, maximum power Alpha hero PNR and SFR romances, you'll want to keep a book of hers within easy reach (but maybe keep it away from your hot stove).

You may have heard about her buzz-generating When An Alpha Purrs, which recently hit #16 on the NYT Bestseller list. Why are so many readers gobbling up her books? The romances of Eve Langlais cut straight to the heart of what many crave: the ultimate surrender. She writes about heroes who surrender their hearts, and heroines who surrender to their deepest sexual desires.

The author has a light, breezy style, with dollops of humor thrown in for good measure. Her books are like a best kept secret that's begging to be spilled. In light of her ability to deliver such addictive romance comfort food with a side of over-the-top flair, here are ten things you should know about author Eve Langlais.

[It only takes one book to become a fan...]

Jul 21 2015 10:00am

Ladies Night: Adventures in Lesbian Sci-Fi Romance

Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi

As an avid lover of sci-fi romance, with its endless possibilities for exploring love in a technology-based setting, many kinds of romances appeal to me. One of those is the lesbian kind. In fact, I love lesbian SFR to pieces! I’m a cis heterosexual woman, so some of you might be wondering, “How does that work, exactly?”

For one thing, it has a lot to do with the kinds of stories I crave in sci-fi romance. A lesbian romance in a science fictional setting allows me to visit progressive futures where, for women, the playing field is level (or at least more level than it is now). There are worlds where marriage equality is the norm and lesbian couples find love while living free from the discrimination and violence they face in real life (for example, Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi). Alternately, lesbian sci-fi romances have used their speculative powers to explore how a same-sex couple finds love while navigating an oppressive society (Lise MacTague's Depths of Blue is a great example of this scenario). These are the types of themes I'm keen to explore and reflect upon over and over again.

I'm also a heroine gal, so the concept of reading about two intriguing, smart, equal, confident, and talented women is lesbian SFR's main attraction for me. Heroines in these stories accomplish feats like battling aliens, overthrowing evil corporations (as in Cathy Pegau's Deep Deception), and embarking on perilous journeys through space. There's a whole different set of romance gender dynamics at work and they're told using the most excellent female gaze.

[Women lovers who kick alien butt...]

Jul 9 2015 1:00pm

Addictive Glomming Alert: The Wonderful World of K-Drama with My Love From Another Star and More!

Do Min-joon and Cheon Song-yi are romance characters in My Love From Another Star

As the Internet bridges all kinds of distance and language gaps, we're able to enjoy a wider variety of entertainment. This includes television shows from other countries. One type of show that has proven immensely popular are Korean dramas, or K-drama for short.

K-dramas are fun, whimsical, fantastical, and wildly addictive. They feature beautiful actors and actresses, to-die-for fashions, and a big variety of stories. Romantic comedy, action, mystery, historical dramas, contemporary adventures—it's all there at your fingertips.

Streaming technology and subtitles have made K-dramas highly accessible, therefore raising their fan base to new heights. K-dramas have a lot of appeal for romance readers since many are romantic comedies or involve romances.

[What do you know about K-dramas?]