In Romancelandia worden nogal wat afkortingen gebruikt. Hier de bekendste:
Automatic buy (also Auto Buy)
Also known as
Jude Deveraux’s A Knight in Shining Armor
Macho hero. The one you want to read about but don’t want to have. See Beta male
Advanced Reader Copy
Bulletin board (message board)
Black Dagger Brotherhood. One of the most popular paranormal romance series by J.R. Ward
Sensitive hero. The one you want to have but seldom want to read about. See Alpha male.
A person who is close to the author and he/she reads and gives feedback on a work in progress
H/H having a huge dramatic conflict over something easily resolved with a 2-minute conversation. As in normal life.
H/H are separated for a significant period of time in a book
No sex scenes in this book!
Drop everything and read
Desert isle keeper. The book you want to take with you …. etc.
Did not finish
Erotica (Assumed to be Male-Female couple)
Erotica (Menage a Trois, Female-Female-Male)
Erotica (Menage a Trois, Female-Male-Male)
Fantasy (Magic, Genie, Djinn, etc.)
Discovering a new-to-you author and buying up their backlist in a frenzy
Romance novel for a good cry. Also Tearjerker.
Hero and heroine
Happy ever after
Happy for now. Usually a serie of books with an open ending. Authors are holding off on the HEA and stringing readers along.
Hard to find
Author Jayne Ann Krentz
Great romance novel – to be protected from earthquakes, fire, relatives, friends, etc. not to be taken out of the house by someone else. Very comforting and to be read and again. See DIK
Knight in shining armor
Multi-Cultural (Mixed race such as: Latino/Caucasion, African American/Caucasion, African American/Latino, etc.)
Author Mary Jo Putney
Not yet released
Out of print
Bothersome aspect of romance novel(s). A particular or recurring source of irritation.
Paranormal (ESP, Psychic, etc.)
Reissue (or Reprint)
Inability not to read the end of a romance first.
Romance Writers of American awards
Romantic Times. The magazine
Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips
To be bought
To be read
Tearjerker (romance novel that makes you cry) Also Hanky Read.
The Romance Reader
Too Stupid to Live. This is usually the heroine. Readers often hate heroines who are TSTL.
Time Travel Forward in Time
Time Travel Backward in Time
Used book store
Under the Covers
Very hard to find
Book you want to throw against the wall, toss in garbage, return, give away, or just leave behind after finishing your Big Mac.
Allowed to be taken out of the house by anyone.