Gothic romance novels are often, but not always, historical, and they blend traditional romance elements with horror and/or the supernatural. Stories almost always involve a mystery and are usually set in or around haunted castles, ruins, or homes. Barbara Michaels and Victoria Holt are well-known gothic romance writers.
While once a popular genre, at this moment in time, only a few books each year are published under this category. Book Country's genre map will continue to change as new literary categories emerge and others fall out of fashion. If you write novels focused on gothic romance, explore this subgenre to connect with other like-minded writers, workshop, and publish your book.