Family ~ the Fourth One

Goodness! It is Monday afternoon and, yes, I’ve had a few cups of coffee already. Lately i’m running as fast as I can to keep up with myself.  In the past month I went to the Historical Romance Retreat, did a lightning trip to Ohio, and hosted family here. In and around that I’ve keep […]

New Books Coming and a Royal Wedding

I am in the middle of writing a long post for History Imagined, and as i do my next novel is beginning to fall into place. I have already scoped out the Mallet boys, children of Georgiana and Andrew of Dangerous Works. I hinted in The Reluctant Wife that their son Richard is a budding […]

Romance and the Irish Troubles

Highlighting Historical Romance with Alina K. Field I’m celebrating a book birthday this week—the one-year anniversary of the release of The Viscount’s Seduction, Book 2 in my Sons of the Spy Lord Series. It is set against the background of Irish History. The Viscount in question is the second son and heir (the eldest being […]

A Blind Hero in the 19th Century

  Highlighting Historical Romance with Bronwen Evans Thank you for having me on your blog this week. I’ve just released DRAWN TO THE MARQUESS, book #2 in my Imperfect Lords series. Stephen Hornsby, the Marquess of Clevedon is going blind. When Stephen popped into my head (as my characters usually do) and told me about […]

Blacksmithing, Clockwork, and Inventions

Highlighting Historical Romance with Juli D. Revezzo We have an extra this week. Join me in welcoming Juli. I’ve been writing stories set in different eras in history, for quite a while, from the Medieval to the late Victorian age, it’s all good. However, when the idea to write Vesta’s Clockwork Companions hit me, I […]

Upheaval in Scotland 1706

Highlighting Historical Romance with Jane Stain The Scots are feisty and fiercely independent. Have you ever wondered how England got Scotland under its power? The story of Scotland’s surrender to England went something like this: The Scots Parliament saw England and Spain colonizing the world and bringing home treasures imagined. They wanted in on that […]

Culloden: Light After Darkness

Highlighting Historical Romance with Laura Strickland. To anyone who loves Scottish Historical Romance, the Battle of Culloden looms large. In fact, for many of us the entire Bonny Prince Charlie legend more or less epitomizes the bittersweet, double-edged sword—or claymore—of valor and loss, about which we love to read and write. The heart longs to […]

In Praise of Decent Men

Over the weekend I read Calico Ball a story collection that reminded me why I write and what sort of stories I hope to create.  I bought it because I can never resist a Carla Kelly story, particularly her Westerns. Why? Aside from great storytelling—her heroes. Her regency novels are full of ordinary middle-class men going about their […]

Western Trade with Japan before 1854

Highlighting Historical Romance: this week we welcome Sofie Darling who highlights some facts about Western trade in East Asia. When I set out to write my newest release, Tempted by the Viscount, I knew a few facts about the hero: he’s the newly minted Right Honorable Lord Jakob Radclyffe, Fifth Viscount St. Alban, who has […]

Here at Last

It is here! I went off to a 50th Anniversary Jubilee and came back to good news. The Unexpected Wife has been posted to Amazon for preorder pending a July 25 release. I am jumping up and down with glee! That news and the reviewer copies were in my inbox. Now I have work to […]