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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

I've got to do some reading so I can post to this list. The only historicals that I've read that aren't het are mmf.


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Marilla, there are some great books on this list! I recommend Ava March! She's awesome.


message 3: by Jenn (new)

Jenn Wow...who know this was such a large genre! haha


Barbara Gem(ini) "Wicked Gentlemen" is definitely not a historical romance, it's a fantasy.


message 5: by Lori (new)

Lori Barbara wrote: ""Wicked Gentlemen" is definitely not a historical romance, it's a fantasy."

You're correct Barbara so I've removed it from the list.


message 6: by yoksan (new)

yoksan Wow, thanks for this. I'll need to get myself on some of these books!


message 7: by Melora (new)

Melora I deleted the interloper book from the list. Anyone with a legitimate account that wants to vote for it again may do so.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

A Midwinter Prince is not historical either, it has computers and cellphones etc. It is a good book, but it doesn't belong on this list.


message 9: by Kate (new)

Kate I wrote an article about m/m historical then whined about not being able to find a place to link to it here at goodreads. Shannon pointed me to this thread. http://www.heroesandheartbreakers.com...


message 10: by Bookbee (new)

Bookbee Just a silly comment...
Secret Light is listed here as "Historical". It's set in 1955. I was born before then, so logically I am also "Historical"...which I find hysterical! LOL!


message 11: by Kate (new)

Kate Bookbee wrote: "Just a silly comment...
Secret Light is listed here as "Historical". It's set in 1955. I was born before then, so logically I am also "Historical"...which I find hysterical! LOL!"

Vintage. I think anyone born before 1960 is considered vintage, like a really nice wine.


message 12: by Bookbee (last edited Oct 14, 2012 02:36PM) (new)

Bookbee Kate wrote: "Vintage. I think anyone born before 1960 is considered vintage, like a really nice wine."

Oh, I like that MUCH better!


message 13: by Venecia (new)

Venecia Last call by DJ Manly is not historical.


message 14: by ttg (new)

ttg Mongrel by KZ Snow isn't a historical. It's more fantasy/steampunk in an AU world with special beings.


message 15: by Pwnn (new)

Pwnn The Steel Remains (A Land Fit for Heroes, #1)
by Richard K. Morgan - Fantasy and there's no romance

Every Good Thing by M. Jules Aedin - Fantasy

Like the Taste of Summer by Kaje Harper - Are the 1980s considered historical now?


message 16: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Moss What a wonderful list..

Come visit Our Story GLBTQ Historical Fiction at www.glbtbooksshelf.com for more historical titles.


message 17: by Kate (new)

Kate Hiya, Christopher, that link doesn't work.


message 18: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Moss Hmmm... it appears the typo monster is at work...

http://www.glbtbookshelf.com

You can also just Google GLBT Bookshelf.

Just look for the OUr Story banner on the page.


message 19: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Moss Hey, by the way... we are looking for reviews of FLBT historical fiction.. anyone wanna join the merry crew?


message 21: by Kate (new)

Kate that one works!! Christopher Hawthorne wrote: "Hmmm... it appears the typo monster is at work...

http://www.glbtbookshelf.com"



message 22: by Karan (new)

Karan Since it looks like this story is set in the year 2040, wouldn't this fit better in a sci-fI category?

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16...


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

Rosa wrote: "'The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon' and 'Fingersmith' should be on this list. I highly recommend them. Also 'Fingersmith' was made into a BBC costume drama, which is also worth watching.

http..."


You can add them to the list.


message 24: by MLE (new)

MLE Pwnn wrote: "The Steel Remains (A Land Fit for Heroes, #1)
by Richard K. Morgan - Fantasy and there's no romance

Every Good Thing by M. Jules Aedin - Fantasy

Like the Taste of Summer by Kaje Harper - Are th..."


Agree with the Steel Remains it's a fantasy/sci fi mix, and far from romance.


message 25: by Kaje (new)

Kaje Harper Think of England is here twice - 162 and 189


message 26: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks for the heads up! I ran a duplicate check, and all double entries should be combined now.


message 27: by Hamidabigmouth (new)

Hamidabigmouth Definitely recommend reading "The Desire for Dearborne by V.B. Kildaire"


message 28: by Kaje (new)

Kaje Harper 242 Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale is amazing but it is so far into Alternate Universe with ghetto-bound Prodigals = demons that I don't think it belongs with historicals.


message 29: by Ava (new)

Ava Recommend: Captive prince vol 1, 2 , 3. The lion on the crow, If it ain't love.


message 30: by Ava (new)

Ava Recommend Skybound,


message 31: by Chancellor (last edited Oct 08, 2016 09:24PM) (new)

Chancellor Fangirl This list would be, oh, a million times more useful to my life without the fantasy novels cluttering it up. If it was just, you know, HISTORICAL FICTION. Sigh.

ETA I'd love to look at a list for Fantasy M/M, for the record. I'd just appreciate separate lists.


message 32: by Booklovinglady (last edited Dec 24, 2016 01:57PM) (new)

Booklovinglady Brideshead Revisited (#176) was published in 1945, so it's not exactly an historical novel... Same goes for The Picture of Dorian Gray (#209) which was first published in 1890.


message 33: by WMD (last edited Feb 12, 2017 05:44PM) (new)

WMD This list has become a weird mix. I don't think publication date should define if it belongs in the historical romance, but the context of the romance story.

All the KJ Charles stories listed are fantasy (except Think of England and the Society of Gentlemen series(e.g., A Fashionable Indulgence)), as are all the Jordan Hawk books. Can these be cleared out?

This list would be helped very much by some boundaries to the definition of historical romance...a lot of romances set in historical times (earlier than 1900 ) are not usually very clear about what era or year they are set in, though (e.g., Regency, Victorian, etc.), so I wouldn't be too bounded!

To address this, the opening list-defining paragraph could be expanded to say that the list is looking for "mm romance stories set in historical contexts . Magical, fantasy and paranormal stories, even if they have an historical feel, should not be included here."


message 34: by Susan A (new)

Susan A WMD wrote: "This list has become a weird mix. I don't think publication date should define if it belongs in the historical romance, but the context of the romance story.

All the KJ Charles stories listed are..."


Listopia lists are defined by the creator of the list and generally edited by the creator, so unless the creator comes back and re-defines the list, it won't change.

A list like you have described would be useful. Perhaps you could consider starting one?


Jo * Smut-Dickted * We can adjust the list if it is not correct - librarian's have editing privileges - however w/o the originator defining the specifics I personally don't usually edit. Because I do not know the intention.

I removed Last Call which is most definitely not historical. Not sure why it was on here.


message 36: by Kaje (last edited Jul 31, 2017 08:47AM) (new)

Kaje Harper # 262 - as much as I love Luck in the Shadows it is high fantasy, not even AU historical; same for Kim Fielding's The Pillar at 307


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