Romance in 2013

muddy romance

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!


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4 Responses to Romance in 2013

  1. stephaniequeen says:

    A comedy of women-worship???? LOL! Thanks for digging up these crazy books and movies from 1913!
    Who knows what people will think of our books a hundred years from now?


  2. Tori Scott says:

    Looking forward to lots of great reads in 2013! Just as soon as I catch up on the ones I bought in 2012. LOL.


  3. leighmorgan1 says:

    Numbers and their meaning…always interesting. Comedy, always great!


  4. E. Ayers says:

    According to my horoscope for 2013 (which I give about as much credence to as fortune cookies – which means they are good for a laugh) Thirteen is the year of death and rebirth. My horoscope says the old me is gone as the new year arrives and I’m being reborn to greatness. Hmm, great what? Okay, it sounds good. My dogs think I’m pretty great. Please do not let 2013 be the year I become a great-grandmother. That granddaughter is not yet ready for motherhood. So I’m going to cross my fingers, and hope that maybe my greatness might come via one of my books.

    A Son is another River City Novel due to be released before the end of this month.


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