Vying for power among vampires is not unusual in paranormal romances. Sheriffs in U.S territories do so in Sookie Stackhouse novels.
Joey Hill’s Vampire Queen series and Lynn Viehl’s Darkyn and Lords of the Darkyn series’ have a more serious tone. Reading both authors, I found they also dealt with the politics of vampire society; including hierarchy.
Small-town life is often portrayed in character-driven Cozy Romances. With some exceptions, the Cozy does not follow Romance’s formula. The happy ending underscored in an earlier post is no longer key, but is replaced in the Cozy by solving the murder or mystery. Romance is just another element to the story.
Have you glanced at Tamara Leigh’s Clean Read Medieval Romances? If so, and you read Gentle Romances, are her heroes’ hidden side “gentle” enough for you? I love reading authors of historical romance novels, from different time periods, with strong, powerful heroes whose cold, distant, arrogant, or fierce demeanor hides a gentle, loving heart for his chosen lady;
Thanks to Lauren @ https://ljonesedition.wordpress.com/2016/02/12/fridayreads-7/ for adding Irene Hannon to my author lists of “Clean” Reads and Christian Romances, published between February 4th and 12th, 2016. Hannon is another author who doesn’t let her choice of subgenre stop her from including action, adventure, suspense, or thrills to her writing. Enemies abound; rebellion, battles, and death occur; warriors conquer, avenge, and imprison; and wrathful, retaliation and revenge are plotted.
This is where Christian Romance meets the Gentle Read. Set in a polite and kindly society, literate and often humorous, there is little explicit sex or violence in them. Carla Kelly, whose writing explores her Mormon background, is best known for gentle romances set in Regency England. If you like her Regency Romances, and enjoy