Vikings!

Highlighting Historical Romance with Andrea R. Cooper When writing Viking Fire, I came across some interesting information that many people still aren’t aware of about the Vikings. The image of the horned helmet is wrong. As far as archeologist have discovered, no Vikings wore helmets (especially in battle or burials) that had horns on their […]

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 […]

The Liberator, Love, and Emancipation

Highlighting Historical Romance: Regan Walker The issue of emancipation for Catholics consumed England for many decades, beginning in the 18th century and continuing until the Catholic Emancipation Act in 1829. Prior to that, Catholics could not, among other things, hold public office nor serve in Parliament. Ironically, the Prince Regent opposed Catholic Emancipation even though […]

Highlighting Historical Romance: Beppie Harrison

I am sure I am not the only one to have first been astonished by Irish dancing when I saw Riverdance. The thundering rhythms, the swiftly moving feet, the immobility of the rest of the dancers’ bodies. The story is told that the reason for that contrast between top and bottom came from the British […]

Highlighting Historical Romance: Barbara Monajem

I’m not a historian, nor am I am one of those authors who gets caught up in research. I’m more of a flutterer – I learn a bit about this, a bit about that, flit from place to place, get hit by an idea, and work from there. I delve a little deeper into research […]