Hi everyone! First, I would like to thank Judy for hosting me on my blog tour for To Catch a Thief-Taker. She's asked me a lot of interesting questions, but I think the one I found most intriguing was about historical time periods--which one is my favorite?
Well, I have to admit that it's easier for me to talk about what historical periods I don't like. I am such a history nerd that I will read almost any historical-set novel. I even got my bachelor's in history, after changing from an English major. But, if I had to pin down one era, I would say that I love the Roaring Twenties.
When I say that, people in the writing business just cringe. They say that it's not historical enough, or that it simply doesn't sell. So I have stuck to the tried-and-true, and I write in Regency England. It is, after all, my second-favorite era in history. But there's something about the 1920s that makes it irresistible to me. Maybe it's the Art Deco sleekness of design. The hot jazz music and gorgeous silent films. The beaded dresses and adorable bobbed haircuts? Delicious. And the romance writer in me loves that this era was a great time of sexual revolution, particularly for women. Why not write a romance novel set in an era where women really began to take charge in the bedroom?
I'm a huge fan of the PBS series Downton Abbey, and I am so happy this third season will be taking place in the 1920s. Maybe it will reignite the popularity of this era. What do you think? Would you read a book set in the 1920s? What's your favorite era in history?
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Pierce Howe has made a name for himself as one of London's most reliable thief-takers, leaving behind his family's sordid past to create a life of his own. But when Viscountess Annand, known in society as The Ice Goddess, demands that he track down her wayward maid, all his carefully-constructed defenses begin crumbling. As the Ice Goddess shows that she does indeed have a melting point, the thief-taker must decide if he can risk it all and tell her the truth about his past.