Why are American historical romance writers so hung up on the British nobility? Every book seems to feature a member of the House of Lords--and their titled ladies. In fact, enough dukes and earls and counts and viscounts lounge around in romances to people a small--maybe a large--nation.
Why? Is it faithfulness to the Georgette Heyer tradition? Is it the long dresses and swash-buckling heroes? Is it the the long-ago and far-away princess movie aspect?
Fio doesn't know the answer. After, all she writes dark contemporaries.