I just submitted Lady Katherine's Conundrum, the sequel to Lady Katherine's Comeuppance. Whew!
Whether spanking, erotic or even just a sweet romance, historical romance has always been popular. And, as an author who is soon to have her second historical romance on sale, I say Hooray! But, it still makes me wonder, why do we, as readers, tend to love historical romances?
Even within historical romances, we can divide into sub-genres like Regency, Victorian, American West or Medieval, but let's just talk generally about the whole category, whether spanking or not.
Maybe I shouldn't burst anyone's bubble, but as a practical matter, life in any of those times was rough.
Yet we still enjoy going off to those far away times when we read.
Is it because if you read for escape, then going to a completely different time in history adds to the escape aspects?
Is it the romanticized idea of wearing all those gowns and having servants to care for your needs?
Is it the language?
Is it the more traditional male/female roles and we are more accepting of them in the historical context than we are in a contemporary context?
What do you think? Are there other aspects that appeal to you? I'd love to hear what you think.