There is nothing like the thrill of falling in love. The first glance, the first touch, the first kiss…
In romance novels we want to feel that rush. Sometimes the attraction is instant (as in An Elemental Tail and Boyfriend in a Bottle), and sometimes it takes time to develop (How to Breathe Fire).
Either way we know the characters will get together and live happily ever after.
What happens next doesn’t often get written unless there’s an epilogue. Most of the time for novellas I don’t do an epilogue, the characters are together and have a chance of making it—and I like the idea that the reader can then imagine their idea of a perfect future.
I included an epilogue in How to Breathe Fire because while Matai and Camea’s story was done I had to resolve what happened to their home.
Do you love epilogues because they give a final glimpse of the story or skip them because you know the characters will be okay?