Sexy novels seduce Gladstone women
GLADSTONE women love their novels sensual and intriguing, but will they dare to be seduced by a new, even more explicit range of titles from Australia's leading romance publisher?
NewsRegional research shows more than two thirds of Mills & Boon fans in Gladstone and Biloela have fallen in love with the brand's Sexy range.
The Intrigue series is the second most popular range with its page turners most loved by almost 10 per cent of Glastone readers and one third of Biloela folk enjoy the Western Romance range.
Medical, Romantic Suspense and Australian Romance round out the top five Mills & Boon genres in our region.
The company sold 1.1 million electronic and print books in 2017 and expects that figure to climb this year.
Setting female hearts aflutter for 110 years, the iconic book publisher reckons our region's romantics will fall in love with its newly released Dare series that features strong women who throw the romance rule book out the window.
Author Clare Connelly's Off Limits is one of the launch titles and the 35-year-old says the range will get hearts racing.
"I write romance that takes you into the bedroom," the writer of more than 50 titles said.
"I like to write the intimate scenes that come from an emotional place and further the narrative of the love story - it's not just sex for the sake of sex.
"The Mills & Boon Dare titles are the next level - they are very contemporary and quite graphic, driven by the physical and emotional connection."
Helen Sibbritt started reading Mills & Boons about 45 years ago and passion for the books has not waned.
"I love the escapism," the 60-year-old grandmother said.
"I really enjoy the new Dare line - I've read four of them and they are really, really good.
"The stories are awesome - they are sensual and heart-warming."
Publisher Kita Kemp said romance novels had changed over the years, with books being available as digital and print editions.
Ms Kemp said modern romance writers were presenting female leads who were in control in and out of the boudoir.
"These novels are written by women for women who understand what women like," Ms Kemp said.
Mills & Boon Dare series is available in bookstores or head to www.millsandboon.com.au - NewsRegional
WHAT TURNS YOU ON?
Mills & Boon genres explained:
MODERN: Seduction, glamour and sinfully seductive heroes await you in luxurious international locations.
FOREVER ROMANCE: Uplifting escapes featuring real, relatable women and strong, deeply desirable men.
MEDICAL: Dedicated professionals find escape, passion, comfort and love in each other's arms.
CHERISH: Sparkling romances that will make you laugh, cry and fall in love again and again.
DARE: Sensual love stories with smart, sassy heroines and the sexiest men alive.
DESIRE: Dramatic and emotionally powerful reads to keep you captivated.
INTRIGUE: Edge of your seat romances, whodunit mysteries, get your crime-solving hat on.
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE: Heart-racing suspense, adventure and romance under extraordinary circumstances.
HISTORICAL: Intense passion, lavish settings and romance, burning brightly through the centuries.