I’ve been a voracious reader of romance for decades, from Harlequins to Heyer and everything in between, but when I was introduced to Kathleen Woodiwiss’s groundbreaking historicals, I was hooked. I’ve been addicted to authors such as Johanna Lindsey, Amanda Quick, Jude Deveraux, Mary Balogh, Joan Smith, Elizabeth Mansfield, and many, many others. While I read a variety of romantic fiction, my favorite genre by far is historical, particularly the Regency era. I suspect the reason for that is the fact that I have devoured hundreds, if not thousands, of Candlelight, Fawcett, Signet, Zebra, and other traditional regencies, in addition to the longer-length historicals set in that period; thus, the England of Prinny’s Regency has become something of a second home to me.
So it seems only natural that when I try my hand at writing my own historical stories, the Regency period is the place to start. While my current WIP is not a Regency by any stretch of the imagination—it is actually set in a Turkish harem—it does take place during that time period, and the heroine, who finds herself swept into a culture completely alien to her own Regency upbringing, must learn to come to embrace it or risk losing the man she loves.
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