Overviw here and specific rules here,but basically it's like Yuletide, but for genre romance novels written within the last 50 years (so Heyer, etc, is out.) They're taking nominations for characters and books now.

I'd really like to do this, but it will need lots of participants to make it work. I'm still thinking of what to nominate, but I need to think fast as nominations close on the 14th. It's open to any gender combinations, but my favorite MM and FF couples are all from books that contain romance, but are not in the romance genre, and this is specifically for genre romance. (I can't tell if Captive Prince published as genre romance or historical fantasy or what.)

I'm thinking of nominating Tracy Shapiro and Decker from Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters, and… hmm… maybe Ruck and Melanthe from Laura Kinsale's For My Lady's Heart? Matt and Willa from T. S. Joyce's Gray Back Bad Bears? You get to nominate three fandoms of six characters each.

Anyone else interested? Who and what are you thinking of nominating?
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From: [personal profile] rymenhild


Hmm. This really isn't my fandom, so I shouldn't nominate myself. I'd be tempted to nominate all the same-sex couples in Courtney Milan novels: Amanda and Genevieve from the Suffragette Scandal, the aunts from the Duchess War, and the not-yet-revealed-as-canon Adam and Peter from Trade Me.
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From: [personal profile] rymenhild


Alas, no. Although maybe someday in my nonexistent spare time I should try to become the F/F genre romance I want to see in the world. Not this year, certainly.
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From: [personal profile] rymenhild


Not really genre romance as much as historical romance, I suppose. Basically, Heyer with lesbians. The story where Charlotte Lucas and Anne de Bourgh have a blissful secret romance and neither Mr. Collins nor Lady Catherine ever notices. The twenty-year-old governess and her seventeen-year-old charge who can't stop looking in each other's eyes. Something something crossdressing queer pirates. I don't know where to start, but I want to read these badly enough that I ought to write them.
Edited Date: 2016-01-12 12:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] loligo


I really really want to read more F/F historicals, so I enthusiastically support you!
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From: [personal profile] mme_hardy


Hmm. Thanks for the heads-up. I'm thinking, but I pretty much gave up on genre romance a decade ago. There are canons I wouldn't mind revisiting, though.
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From: [personal profile] sholio


aaaaa, I hadn't even thought that T.S. Joyce is totally eligible. (DAMON!) I still don't know if I could scrape together enough fandoms to offer the minimum, though, as far as things that are actually eligible and I'm familiar enough with to write. Er, unless I both nominate and offer stuff I've written, heh.

Matching on this one is going to be a nightmare.
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From: [personal profile] vom_marlowe


I might enter. I unapologetically read genre romance.

Might nominate:
Courting Miss Hattie, by Morsi (Hattie and Reed, but also Harmon and Bessie Jane)
Heaven Texas, SEP
Last Hellion, Loretta Chase
Born in Ice, La Nora
Deception, Amanda Quick
but there's plenty of others.... Hm....
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From: [personal profile] liviapenn



It's not entirely obvious from the main challenge page on the AO3, but like Yuletide, potential participants can see the nominated fandoms & characters as they're added! (The ones that are under "Uncategorized fandoms" haven't been classified as "Books & Literature" because they're not canonical fandoms on the archive yet.)

I'm totally looking forward to any fic for "The Windflower" and "Flowers from the Storm," and I'm intrigued by the idea of fic for the "Love Comes Softly" series, which (because they were Christian/"inspirational" romance books) were definitely the first romance novels I ever read...
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From: [personal profile] chomiji


Dude, I don't even have any het romance icons (except the one that represents me & the Mr.). And yeah, my actual "romance" reading is sparse. Although there is Echo and DJ, and I recently started reading Laura Resnick's Esther Diamond series.

I guess Marjorie Liu's Hunter Kiss series wouldn't count? I enjoyed some of her Dirk & Steele, but damned if I can actually remember any of the characters' names ... .

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I think both of the Liu series are eligible - they're paranormal romance. You could look up the names. I think I reviewed most of them. ;)

Also, they don't have to be het. Any gender configuration is acceptable.

From: [identity profile] badnoodles.livejournal.com


My immediate thought is Tessa Dare's Spindlewood Cove series, specifically Minerva the paleontologist and Colin the smartass
Courtney Milan's Brothers Sinister would also present some fun opportunities with the novella characters or some of the secondary couples.

But I don't write fanfic, so I'm not eligible to play.
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