Tuesday, September 16, 2008
My Love of Historical Romance
I read my first historical romance when I was in my late teens and absolutely bored out of my mind looking for something to do. The only reading material in the apartment I shared with my sister happened to be a book on my sister’s nightstand entitled SHANNA. I took said book back to my room, cracked it open, and didn’t put it down until I was finished.
From that moment on I was hooked on historical romance.
I rushed out to the bookstore the very next day and picked up Kathleen Woodiwiss’s entire backlist. I couldn’t get enough. I spent every spare minute reading—to the point my friends and co-workers would make fun of me, but I didn’t care—I loved reading historical romance, experiencing new settings and new characters, and falling in love with the hero and his heroine, and cheering them on as they fought for their happily-ever-after.
I read and write all sub-genres of romance, but historicals have always been my favorite...and I hope that never changes. I love that I can visit the past simply by opening a book, and fall in love with a delicious historical hero, be it a medieval knight, a regency rakehell, or a ruggedly handsome cowboy.
So to you bloggers—what sub-genre of romance do you love and why? For all those who take the time to answer, your name will go into a drawing to win signed copies of my latest erotic historical romance, THE CONQUEST, as well as the first book in the series, THE BARGAIN. The books feature Saxon twins Adelstan and Aleysia Cawdor during the time of the Norman conquest of England.
To learn more about THE CONQUEST or any of my previous titles, please visit my website at http://www.juliatempleton.com/.
Thanks so much for taking the time to blog with me! Happy reading!
Posted by Julia Templeton at 10:02 PM