Ewww Leeches!

Highlighting Petie McCarty’s research into Regency medicine and the use of (shudder) leeches. Coming from a scientific background and career, I’m no stranger to research so I eagerly dove into research for weeks for each of my novels before the first draft ever started, checking everything from habitat and indigenous species to climatic conditions of […]

Christmas in the Regency

Jude Knight Highlights Christmas romance and reminds us how it was celebrated in the Regency With Christmas just around the corner, I’ve been wrapping presents, decorating the house, and making lists of ingredients for Christmas baking. I’ve been writing and reading Christmas stories set in the Regency, and thinking about the differences between then and […]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday—Regency Style

Julia Justiss highlights shopping! The frenetic pre-Christmas shopping rush used to be typified by US residents leaving their Thanksgiving Thursday dinners to camp out at midnight, the better to score early-bird shopping bargains on Black Friday morning. With the advent of technology, the madness expanded to the on-line shopping bonanza of Cyber Monday. Skipping over […]

Greenery and Kissing Balls

Highlighting Emma Lane’s thoughts on historical holiday decor. Seasonal Decorations.  My pulse quickens as the holidays approach. It sparks my imagination. In my “real” world I play (work) with flowers and decorations weekly. One of my favorites for Thanksgiving is a ceramic rooster which I fill with dried flowers. My family hooted when they saw […]

A Hero, A Barrister, An Escape

Highlighting Linda McLaughlin’s hero, Stephen Chaplin, a barrister. I recently visited Stephen Chaplin, Esquire at his offices in London’s Lincoln’s Inn to interview him. LM: Mr. Chaplin, thank you so much for agreeing to meet with me. Can you tell me a bit about yourself? For instance, are you originally from the London area? SC: […]

A Viscount, Irish History, and Plumbing

Alina K. Field joins us this week Thank you for having me as your guest today, Caroline! I love historical romance that draws on the current events of the story world. (Your most recent novel, The Reluctant Bride, does that beautifully!) So when I came up with the idea for a series about the children […]

Book Hook: The Forceful Hero

In which the hero commands and Charlotte refuses… His fierce look almost cowed her, but she clenched her teeth and reminded herself how gentle his hands looked when he examined her brother. “You are without protection in a foreign city, you face desperate illness, and you refuse help. Foolish woman! Pack your bags,” he demanded. […]

Three Heroines, Three Points of View

Highlighting Historical Romance: Three heroines from A Holiday in Bath This delightful Regency anthology will be released on Tuesday, May 9. It features three different stories each with a heroine with different reasons for being in Bath and very different attitudes about it. Caroline Trenholme, The Art of Kissing in the Park  Caroline is the […]

When A Physician Was Considered Lower Class

Highlighting Historical Romance: A Holiday in Bath I have the privilege of participating in an anthology for Mirror Press called A Holiday in Bath.  My story, Lord Edmund’s Dilemma, for once doesn’t feature any of the continuing characters from my previous books. In it two young people encounter one another while they fetch waters for […]

11 Things That Tickle Me

Actually, many things tickle me this week.  To begin with, The Reluctant Wife will finally—finally—go live on Wednesday.  That makes five published novels and three novellas. I’m celebrating on Saturday with friends who also have new books this spring. We’re calling our party Love Speaks (that would be from Loves Labor Lost). We plan to […]