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“The person, be it a gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” Jane Austen
The perfect hero in historical romance. Is there one? What fantasy do readers want? In reality, as much as we are filled with fanciful and romantic thoughts, there probably isn’t a perfect man. Of course, it depends on how you define perfection. Like the variety of readers and their various tastes over heroines, there is… Continue reading The Perfect Hero
In the past seven years, I have had the opportunity to craft female characters by the names of Suzette, Desiree, Charlotte, Angelique, Rachel, Ann, Mary, and Caroline. Each woman is unique so that their character fits the theme of the story that I pen. However, it’s been interesting to learn that crafting a female character… Continue reading The Perfect Heroine
If you ever get to know me personally, you will soon find out that I love to analyze just about anything. My question for the day is what makes a great historical romance book? To answer that question, I turned toward one-star reviews left for books written by famous historical romance authors from the big… Continue reading What Makes a Great Historical Romance?
Ah, the dictionary — it gives me the exact words to describe this post. RUT – “a habit or pattern of behavior that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change.” Thank you, Google Dictionary. Already, I sound a bit snarky. However, historical romance has definitely fallen into a few ruts along the road,… Continue reading Is Historical Romance in a Rut?
Let’s face it, ladies. We are drowning in dukes! This morning when I visited the historical romance best sellers on Amazon Kindle, that’s pretty much dominated the scene in the 100 top-selling books. Even those books that don’t have the title “duke” on the cover, doesn’t mean there isn’t one lurking between the pages. Most… Continue reading Let’s Duke it Out
There is a dark side to the historical romance genre. It’s Gothic romance, which doesn’t always give the reader a happily-ever-after ending. Born centuries ago, the genre flourished in late 18th and 19th century England. They were dark tales, often with a supernatural backdrop, set in creepy houses, castles, or ruins. Somewhere lurking in the… Continue reading The Dark Side of Historical Romance