Please welcome historical romance author, Robyn DeHart!
First and foremost, thanks so much for participating in my blog tour and having me here today. I thought today that I’d talk a little about why I write in the Victorian era (though I do currently have another series started in the popular Regency era). But the Victorian period is just utterly fascinating.
For this Dangerous Liaisons series, picking the time period was already done since I wanted to piggyback on the real Jack the Ripper murders. My series starts a few months after the last reported victim and asks the question of what if he kept going and ultimately, what if they caught him?
So the Victorian era is a rather large chunk of history, Victoria took the throne in 1837 at the age of 18 and ended her reign in 1901 at the age of 81. There’s so much that goes on in those years that make the time period such a draw for me. In the 1860’s the queen was deep in mourning and the entire country mourned the death of her husband with her. Then we have the industrial revolution and the invention of so many things we use today, like corn flakes and the machine gun and typewriters.
Communication was expanding and technology was booming. There’s just so much there to play with. Not mention they have great fashion with the bustle and long gloves and dresses with a million buttons and men in top hats and long coats. We also have trains traversing the countryside, Dickens and the Brontes and Edgar Allen Poe. And let’s not forget the advent of indoor plumbing!
I suspect the queen herself was rather fascinating. I’ve written her into a few of my books, the older Queen as my books are usually set in the latter part of her reign and in my head she totally talks like Judi Dench.
So how about all of you? What time period would like to travel to? Or which one is your favorite to read about?
Tour Giveaway Info:
Victorian Necklace and a $25 Gift Card (Amazon or Barnes & Noble)
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