Yesterday was February 14th…Valentine’s Day. I love Valentine’s Day, I truly do. It is the one day when we get to celebrate Love in all its forms. As a romance writer, this is our holiday! If you’ve been following me, you know that I love Love. From the racing heartbeat of New Love, to the heated …
“Delaney.” Graeme said her name into the dark, fingers lightly tracing up and down her arm. “That is not a name one typically hears in the ballrooms of Mayfair.” “I am not the typical woman one finds in the ballrooms of Mayfair.” “Thank God for that.” He chuckled at her cheeky reply, pressing a kiss …
Having researched Georgian and Regency England for going on three years now, I sometimes forget that what are commonplace language references for me are not familiar words and phrases for those not as entrenched in the period as I. During one of my Sunday Snippets, I had my Hero get out of bed on a cold …
In my third instalment of It’s Research I Swear, I mentioned an exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art called Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015. It covered a broad range of periods and clothing styles, but since I write stories taking place in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, I focused my visit …
Welcome to Part 3 of It’s Research, I Swear. Last week I touched on some of the adventures I had on my trip to London earlier this year. You can read about them here. This week I’m sticking a little closer to home…  As much fun as it was to travel to London, unfortunately, it …
Welcome to Part 2 of It’s Research, I Swear. Last week I touched on some not-so-usual adventures I’ve had researching and influencing my books. You can read about them here. But sometimes research can take us places far from home… One drawback of writing historical fiction of any kind is that you don’t get to …
If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you will know I am a huge fan of research. Honestly, I think it’s one of the reasons I chose to focus on historical romance.  I love to learn, and being an author of historical fiction has given me so many opportunities to pick up interesting …
Today is Friday June 13th. Yes, that’s right. Friday. The. 13th. The only one for the year 2014.  The last time this happened was in 2011.  While some years will only have 1 Friday the 13th, others can have up to three, depending on the way the calendar falls. Officially, fear of Friday the 13th …
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day for us to sit back and reflect on what terrors we were as children and then call our own mothers and apologize profusely for our behavior back then. 🙂 Some believe the origins of Mother’s Day lie with Mothering Sunday, a tradition from the 16th century where individuals …
The greatest two minutes in sports™. The run for the roses. The sport of kings.   Tomorrow is the first Saturday in May. That can mean only one thing: Kentucky Derby Day. Ladies in fancy hats sipping mint juleps rub shoulder to shoulder with betting men, all while watching to see which of the twenty three-year-old …
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