Frequently Asked Questions:

General Romance Terms

Affiliate Links

Book Releases and Pen Names

Q. What is an open-door romance?

A book that contains graphic/descriptive sex scenes as an enhancement to the story and romance arc.

Q. Why is open-door romance sometimes called Mainstream romance?

Mainstream romance books reflect prevailing and accepted values toward sex and love. The intimate scenes in a open-door (Mainstream) romance are compatible to what you'd see on streaming/cable shows.

Q. Is erotic romance the same as open-door romance?

No. In erotic romance, the intimate scenes are necessary for the story and romance arc. In open-door (Mainstream), love scenes are considered icing on the cake - good to have but not necessary.

Q. What is a closed-door romance?

A story without graphic intimate scenes. Any intimacy either happens off-page or is described through non-graphic (hugging, kissing, etc.) and emotional descriptions.

Q. Is a closed-door romance considered sweet?

Sweet is a term used to reflect the tone of the romance and does not reflect the number or type of intimate scenes. For example, a hero who treats the heroine with respect throughout the story is sweet. This is the kind of love story that leaves a reader smiling. Many of Nancy's stories are sweet.

Q. What is a dark romance?

Here, dark again refers to the tone of the romance. The arc of a dark romance love story pushes the boundaries to what is considered love. These might include stalking, bullying, kidnapping, and even abuse.

Q. What is an affiliate program?

An affiliate program is an agreement in which a business pays another business or influencer ('the affiliate') a commission for sending traffic and/or sales their way. On this website, Nancy is an affiliate for Amazon among other companies.

Q. How are affiliate links used on this site?

If you ('the consumer') clicks on a link from this website to another website such as Amazon.com, Nancy may earn a commission if a purchase is made. You, as the consumer, are never charged extra for any commission paid to Nancy.

Q. How is affiliate commission money used by this site?

Nancy uses any affiliate link commissions to help offset her book publishing costs such as editing, covers, website, newsletters, etc. Publishing is expensive and every little bit helps put more books in your hands!

Q. When is the next book in my favorite series coming out?

When a pre-order or release date has been officially set. Sign up for Nancy's newsletter for official release notices.

Q. Why does it take so long to write a book? I need the next one NOW!

Since Nancy does not use a ghostwriter, every book released under her name or her pen names is written by her.

Nancy is also human and has just started writing full-time in June 2022. Thank you for understanding!
NOTE: Nancy originally announced she'd be writing full-time in November 2021 but instead took time off for personal reasons.

Q. Why does Nancy use pen names?

Nancy uses pen names to distinguish between genres and open vs closed door so readers know they're getting the type of book they want.

Q. How can I support Nancy?

Read her books via Kindle Unlimited or buy them from the legitimate stores linked to on this website, then leave a rating or review and recommend them to your friends.

Q. What if I find someone plagiarizing Nancy?

Please contact Nancy as soon as possible at: nancy@nancycorriganbooks.com