Originally Posted by NixLapi
And Blossom - what's that them I've seen you mention for historical romances which are pretty much contemporaries in fancy dress? I need to make a shelf on GR for these! Just DNF'd Season for Temptation because of it - I'm not usually a stickler for historical accuracy, but this one just felt wrong from the get-go.
Mistoricals is what Jane at DA calls them to me they are worse than wallpaper historicals.
When I think of Wallpaper Historicals I think of Julia Quinn or Sabrina Jefferies which I do enjoy but Mistoricals are people like Tessa Dare and pretty much all the new regency that sourcebooks puts out.
I hear Tessa Dare's newest novels has like 20 or something movies references in it. People seem to think that's brilliant.
I think a list needs to be made for these type stories so I can avoid them. I think they should have there own genre kind of like Steampunk is Victorian and scifi these are a mix of contemporary elements with modern characters in long dresses.
I like this post
about it Carolyn Jewel calls them meta-regency. I love the comments and one calls them Regency in Drag!