Some consider the number 13 unlucky, and there was speculation this was part of why the Mayans thought the world would end in 2012. Since it didn’t, we must now deal with 2013 with all its untold stories. But for clues, we can look back to the last ’13’–to 1913. What was the state of romance then?
In film–then silent–there were such titles as A Muddy Romance (above) where sneaky slapstick tricks brought about romance.
Another film, the Last Days of Pompeii, is about two love triangles intersecting in ancient times.
In novels, men wrote most of the notable titles of the day.
The Passionate Friends by H.G. Wells is about a love stronger than any law.
Domnei: A Comedy of Woman-Worship, according to Wikipedia, is ‘a fantasy novel by James Branch Cabell, set in the imaginary French province of Poictesme during the second half of the 13th century.”
So hey, fantasy romance was getting its start.
Obviously romance was alive and well in 1913 or we wouldn’t exactly be here, so that gives great hope that 2013 will be equally romantic, this year and beyond.
Check out the titles coming up from some of the authors here at Authors Of Main Street:
Tori Scott: Book 3 of the Lone Star Cowboys series, The Bluest Eyes in Texas, in February
Mona Risk: Valentine Babies, a sequel to Christmas Babies. An international sizzling romance set in Russia, To Love A Hero, and a romantic suspense set in France, French Peril.
Stephanie Queen: The Renegades, Book 3 of Scotland Yard Exchange Program series in March.
Kristy Tate: Losing Penny, A Rose Arbor Romance.
and I have a time travel romance coming out in March, Kiss Me, I’m Yours.
So 2013 being a romantic year? Bring it!