The majority of romance novels I've read during my younger years always told the story of the damsel in distress who is saved by the strong, protective hero. Luckily, my need for information and my progressive nature plus the fact that I'm just plain nosy, helped bring a new world of romance novels into my reading library. A world where the woman is no longer the weakling and the man gets saved more often than ever before. Where love knows no stereotypes, color, or race and romance is not gender specific. I like to call those romance authors the "Get Down" romance writers. Why? Because just like all creative progression in the art world, and writing is indeed a form of art, they've blazed through the mundane status quo and pushed the novel to a new level. Just like the "Met Breuer" was slow on the uptake of new artists, while the Bronx Museum of Art and Queens Museum were way ahead of them. The new day finally dawned and they got on board. The rebirth of romance novels like so many art forms from hip hop, dances, fashion, painting and performance art, have finally reached the point of no return. The stories are endless and the audiences are hungry to experience new literary adventures in love. The "Get Down" writers putting out these enthralling stories that make romance writers like me aspire for more; and aware that taking risks is what a great love story is all about.
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