Evangeline Holland

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Archive for September, 2013

September 21st, 2013 by Evangeline Holland

Historical Romance Week: Erica Monroe – Darkness Brings Light

“I write dark, gritty romances set in the London slums,” I say to a woman who owns a trinket shop in Raleigh. “So send me your prostitutes, thieves, and general malcontents.” In 2004, PBS made a show called Regency House Party. Those servants lined up in background—yep, that’d be me if I was back in […]

September 20th, 2013 by Evangeline Holland

Historical Romance Week: Erin Satie – Chicken or Chess

A lot of craft discussions focus on how to amp up the tension in a novel. What’s the recipe for delicious angst? Ask someone else. I’d like to argue that the appeal of historical romances derives, to a substantial degree, from the release of tension. When one of Lisa Kleypas’ heroines prefers an ‘uncouth’ self-made […]

September 19th, 2013 by Evangeline Holland

Historical Romance Week: Genevieve Turner – Why Historical Romance?

  Why historical romance? If you were to go to the museum devoted to the life and discoveries of Marie Curie, you’d learn that her cookbook is kept in a lead box. “Well,” you might think to yourself, “that makes sense. It is an artifact of her life and should be preserved from the elements. […]