Friday, September 28, 2007

Camy Tang on Historical Romances

Even though I write chick lit, I looooooooove reading historical romances. Something about being swept into another time, place, and culture is thrilling and exciting.

Janet, I know your historical romance, Courting Miss Adelaide, releases next year around September, right? Isn’t that a scrumptious title? I can’t wait to read it.

I got my hot little hands on an Advance Reader Copy of The Briton by Catherine Palmer, which is the launch book for the Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical line. I only read a few pages, but it’s totally awesome.

I have also started reading Just Jane by Nancy Moser, a novel of Jane Austen’s life. So cool! I love Jane Austen. I reread Persuasion every few months.

I think it was Jane Austen who got me hooked on Regency romances. One of my favorite things to do is to go to Salvation Army or Goodwill and browse their books section. I’ve found tons of old Regency romances—Signet, Fawcett, Zebra. All the “sweet” imprints that died a slow, painful death as the sexier historical romances grew more popular. Those sweet Regencies are so satisfying to me. Romance and elegance, all rolled in one!

I like Biblical fiction, too. I really enjoyed Dark Hour by Ginger Garrett. She brought the ancient Israel culture alive for me. So did Randy Ingermanson in Premonition and Retribution.

And did I mention I love PIRATES??? I just finished The Restitution by M.L. Tyndall. That redeemed-bad-boy-hero is swoonworthy!

Aaah, I could talk about historical romances all day. Thanks for letting me indulge here on your blog, Janet!

Camy writes "romance with a kick of wasabi." Don't miss her debut novel, Sushi for One? It's a fabulous, fun romp!
Thanks Camy for stopping by! Janet


Janet Dean said...

I love historicals, Camy. I guess that's why I write them. I'm so excited about the launch of Love Inspired Historicals. I write Americana, but the variety of the line will be great fun!

I look forward to the second book in your series, Camy.


Camy Tang said...

Thanks for having me here, Janet!

Mary Connealy said...

Great interview Camy and Janet. I loved Sushi for One.

Liz Flaherty said...

Great blog. Sometimes, I'd like to just sit and read without thinking about what needs to be done next.
Oh, well, maybe someday...

Janet Dean said...

I hear you, Liz! I don't know how you manage having a book out, getting the next one written, while working fulltime and being there for your family. That leaves little time to enjoy what we writers love--reading. Yet, somehow we manage to squeeze in time here and there for a good book. For those looking for a great read, Liz's novel, The Debutante's Second Chance, is in the bookstores now.