Not Just a Christmas Treat

Highlighting facts behind historical fiction with Jude Knight and the Gingerbread Bride The term Gingerbread is now used to mean any sweet treat that uses ginger with one or more of honey, molasses, or treacle. It can refer to shapes or edible houses made of cookie dough with those ingredients, or more cake-like loaves. Whatever, […]

Wish I Were There

Highlighting the facts behind setting in historical romance with Kerryn Reid and her novel Anna’s Refuge It’s natural for a writer to set her stories in places she loves. She’ll be spending a lot of time there as she writes, even if only in her imagination, so it helps if she enjoys it! But even […]

Circus and Carnivale

Highlighting facts behind Historical Romance with Aubrey Wynne and Karma’s Karnivale The Big Top, Ring Master, clowns, acrobats, tightrope walkers, animal acts. The circus is still a beloved show, though its form has changed over the past centuries. Circus comes from Latin word for ring or circle. Public entertainment such as chariot or boat races […]

Madness and Affliction

Highlighting Historical Romance with Tabetha Waite who shares thoughts on mental illness in the Regency period I have loved writing every single book of the Season of the Spinster series, this one set in autumn, but I’ve heard many of my readers tell me that this is their favorite book thus far. Most people are […]

Under Garments or None

Highlighting Historical Romance with Susan Varno who shares what garments Regency women wore under their cloth…and when they didn’t bother with any. During the Regency Period, what did ladies of refinement wear next to their skin? Ladies usually wore a chemise, either ending below the waist or halfway down the calf. If worn at all, […]

The Aspirin of the Regency

Highlighting Historical Romance with Pamela Gibson who shares thoughts about laudanum. Laudanum has been called the aspirin of the Regency period. It was available without a prescription from apothecaries, pubs, and other places of business. Made of opium alkaloids including morphine and codeine, it came in various strengths and forms, usually as a tincture mixed […]

Free book! Coffee first.

I’m posting a bit early this week because I don’t want you to miss this news. The Renegade Wife is free on Amazon August 1-5. Don’t miss this opportunity. If you haven’t yet picked up a free copy of A Dangerous Nativity, the prequel novella, in which the hero of Renegade appears as a boy, […]

Murder and Regency Policing

Highlighting Historical Romance with Elf Ahearn on the subject the police in the Regency era. The Baron of Bad Behavior is the second book in a new series I’m writing. It’s a lighthearted romp featuring a daredevil heroine. That said, in keeping with my tagline, “Regency romance with a Gothic twist,” a minor character meets […]

Insane Asylums in the Regency Era

Highlighting Historical Romance with Bronwen Evans who addresses insane asylums—and Alzheimer’s Disease— in the Regency Era. I’ve just released INVITATION TO PLEASURE, book #3.5  a Christmas novella in my INVITATION TO series. The story revolves around my heroine’s epic battle to protect her mother who, unknown in the Regency era, has early onset Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s […]