In romance, the heroine — pure or promiscuous — gets to decide if the hero is worthy of her love.
This week, we’re asking readers who plan to attend SWF to leave specially designed postcards at common areas, empty seats and any other places that other attendees might serendipitously find them. If you plan to attend SWF and would like to help out by leaving postcards in places other readers might find them, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have saved the best for last in our final #loveromance cover reveal. This would not be a complete set without a glorious historical cover featuring windswept locks, satin gown and half-naked hero. The only thing missing is the stepback cover — we shall leave that to your imagination!
This cover remix features Tess of the D’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented by Thomas Hardy. I confess: I haven’t read this book. Because no amount of salacious text can make up for a plot in which a woman is continually victimised by the power that men hold over her. I expect more from men in fiction, and my favourite heroines do, too. My favourite romances are the ones where the heroine gets to decide if the hero is worthy of her love. So that when she decides to recklessly throw away her strength, so does he.
This postcard was designed by the superlatively fabulous Jennifer Wu. You can find out more about her work here.