Historical

A Year Of Reinvention By Victoria Vane

Blog Diva - Tuesday, January 22, 2013

While my writing career official launched in April of 2010 with my romantic historical fiction debut, THE HIGHEST STAKES (writing as Emery Lee), after experiencing several major career setbacks, I decided it was time to change gears. My first foray into the steamier side of historical romance occurred only a year ago with an erotic historical romance novella entitled A BREACH OF PROMISE , loosely inspired by a Georgian era play, The Belle's Stratagem. It has also recently been nominated for TRS's CAPA award.

Although I originally intended to keep my two writing personas completely separate, over time, Emery Lee and Victoria Vane have converged in that all of my newer work contains both a high degree of historical detail as well as a scorching romance. This equal passion for history and romance has become my author trademark. Read More

Waiting For Morning By Margaret Brownley

Blog Diva - Tuesday, January 15, 2013

More Love and Laughter from N.Y. Times Bestselling Author Margaret Brownley

When a Lady Says “I Won’t!”

In 1861 fifty ladies of the first Church of Milford in New York formed a society of old maids. It cost five dollars to join the group and members had to vow never to marry. The interest earned from the money paid for the annual dinner, with the principal going to the woman who remained unmarried the longest.  Read More

The Road Back By Liz Harris

Blog Diva - Tuesday, January 08, 2013

In October, 2011, a dream came true when I learnt that the award-winning publisher Choc Lit was going to publish THE ROAD BACK in September 2012. It was an unbelievable moment, and I’m still pinching myself to make sure that I really am awake.

My novel has been described as ‘a sumptuous tale of love and adventure in the sweeping and little-known backdrop of Ladakh, north of the Himalayas … which throws together two people from radically different cultures with explosive results.’  Read More

Trust In Me By Lana Williams

Blog Diva - Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Traditions in Medieval Times

Happy Holidays, RomCon Readers! It is lovely to return to chat about my latest release, Trust In Me, the second medieval romance in the Vengeance Trilogy. I have a sneak peek for you as well as a free Kindle e-book of the story for one lucky commenter!

I am often asked why I like to write about medieval times. I enjoy history in general but especially the medieval period -- knights, ladies, swords, chain mail, jousts, and honor. Awesome stuff! I love learning all the details of daily life, including how holidays were celebrated.

As with many Christian holidays, Christmas was a blending of pagan and Christian celebrations. William I of England chose to be crowned on Christmas Day in 1066 AD, so it has been an important holiday for centuries. Did you know that gift giving at Christmas dates back to the medieval period? This was originally done between tenant and lord, but generosity was the spirit of the day.  Read More

A Warrior For Christmas By Beth Trissel

Blog Diva - Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Will he remain with her or find the call of the wild irresistible?

In A Warrior for Christmas, I contrasted Corwin Whitfield’s hard-won life as an adopted Shawnee warrior in the colonial frontier with his new privileged life in a well-to-do home outside of Philadelphia. After wealthy Uncle Randolph reclaims Corwin following a treaty with the Indians that requires the return of white captives, he’s given a swift course in etiquette and hustled back into the fashionable world of colonial high society. Expectations that Corwin will learn to manage and ultimately inherit the family estate and undertake the care of his uncle’s ward, Dimity Scott, clash with his restless desire to return to the frontier. Any hope that Corwin might take the unexpectedly appealing Dimity with him dissipate when he realizes the odds of her survival in such a rugged land. Dimity is deaf—risky in the frontier where every sense must be tuned to danger.  Read More

To Challenge The Earl Of Cravenswood By Bronwen Evans

Blog Diva - Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Interviewing Henry St. Giles, Earl of Cravenswood...

Today I’m introducing a visitor, Henry St. Giles, the Earl of Cravenswood, the hero in my latest Regency release, To Challenge the Earl of Cravenswood. Henry’s quite popular with the ladies and my readers. He’s been in every book of the Wicked Wagers trilogy and has collected a lot of fan mail.

Good morning, Henry. You’re the third rake in my Wicked Wagers Trilogy, and everyone is waiting for your story. I’m hoping you’ll tell us what’s happening in your life and how your wife hunting is progressing.  Read More

Where The Trail Ends by Melanie Dobson

Blog Diva - Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A young woman traveling the Oregon Trail in 1842 must rely on a stranger to bring her to safety. But whom can she trust with her heart?

For two thousand miles along the trail to Oregon Country, Samantha Waldron and her brother must overcome tremendous challenges to reach the Willamette Valley before winter. But when their canoe capsizes on the Columbia River, they must rely on handsome British exporter Alexander Clarke to rescue them from the icy water. Samantha is overwhelmed with men vying for her affections at Fort Vancouver, but the only one who intrigues her—Alex—is the one she cannot have.  Read More

Margaret Of The North By E Journey

Blog Diva - Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Setting and a Theme for Margaret of the North
The mid-1800s was a great time for upheavals in Europe. While England was industrializing, particularly in the north, Paris was undergoing revolutions in art and urban planning. This setting is part of what attracted me to write Margaret of the North, a sequel to Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South and its retelling on the 2004 BBC miniseries of the same title..  Read More

The Courageous Heart By Merry Farmer

Blog Diva - Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The Courageous Heart - Can Love Overcome Betrayal?
Think back to your first real love. It was so exciting to fall that hard and that deep for the first time. Remember how amazing a simple kiss could feel? Or how a summer day could feel like paradise? Remember that glorious feeling that you would be in love that deeply and that purely forever?  Read More

Kira, Daughter Of The Moon By Beth Trissel

Blog Diva - Friday, November 02, 2012

A beautiful Scots-Irish healer in the rugged Alleghenies finds herself accused of witchcraft. With the terror of the French and Indian War fresh in her mind, can Kira love a white warrior? Read More