This is a Press This! redirect to a fascinating article written in 2014 that deals with the overabundance of duke-centric historical romance novels flooding the market. Some of the blame is placed on Amazon and their algorithms. You know how it works nowadays – you search for a couch on Google and then couches are everywhere on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, etc. If you search for a Regency romance on Amazon, and you’ll get hundreds of suggestions on other Regency romances filling your pages.
The article explores the draw to dukes and the lessening of other genre eras losing popularity for a variety of reasons. In the end, though, it encourages both authors and readers there is much more out there to write about and read about when it comes to historical romance.