Victorian Spy Gadgets: What Every Lady Pinkerton Needs

Highlighting Historical Romance: Adrienne deWolfe In Devil in Texas, my romantic, Western Whodunit, I yearned to give cool spy gadgets to Sadie, my Lady Pinkerton, so she could outwit sinister masterminds. The trouble was, I figured readers would scoff at my outlandish ideas: “A smoke bomb that functions as a button? A mini gun hidden […]

A Recluse and a Refugee

Highlighting Historical Romance: Dorothy A Bell We’re pleased to present an interview with the author. CW: Please tell us about the historical background for your book. Baker City and Sumpter, Oregon experienced a big gold rush after the Civil War years. The famous lost Blue Bucket mine is in the Blue Mountains somewhere waiting to […]

Highlighting Historical Romance: The Bluestocking Belles

You’ve probably heard me talk about The Bluestocking Belles.  Jude Knight wrote this excellent history and explanation of the name we’ve chosen as our own. Readers of historical romances, especially those set in Georgian and Regency England, are familiar with the term ‘bluestocking’. A woman described as a bluestocking will be clever, fond of reading, […]

Highlighting Historical Romance: Barbara Monajem

Lord Quickthorn’s Bargain, Barbara’s novella in the anthology Passionate Promises (released last week), centers around a holy or fairy well. Today she shares what she learned about them ______________________________________________ I’m pretty sure the idea first came to me while reading a folklore book, An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, & Other Supernatural Creatures by […]