Did I catch your attention? Regency romances, to me at least, fall into 3 categories:
Traditional (no sex)
Modern (steamy sex)
Erotic (no need for an explanation there)
prefer most of my stories with either steamy or erotic sex, but writing
an historical is harder. There are all those Regency sensibilities.
After all there's a reason Elizabeth and Darcy didn't have any sex in
Even in my Regency Menage Tales, I had to
play with historical accuracy. Jumping into bed too soon and it's not
really an historical. There was no 3rd date rule. But playing around
with that accuracy is half the fun! With the fear of discovery, with the
threat of ruination and ostracized from society, and with all those
other little things that come about by not going to your wedding night a
After all, what's an erotic romance without a hint of danger and discovery?
do you prefer? Erotic Regencies (or historicals any era) where the
couple (or threesome) sleep together quickly? Or where the tension is