Historical

At Every Turn by Anne Mateer

Blog Diva - Saturday, September 22, 2012

I don’t know about you, but one of the things I love about historical fiction is learning things I didn’t know before—things I didn’t learn in history books. It was just that kind of curiosity that led me to write my newest book, At Every Turn.

Did you know that auto racing has been a popular sport since before the first World War? Did you know that they won big money in front of big crowds? That even in what we would consider “old-fashioned” cars, they raced at speeds close to 100 mph? And the courage! Their cars had no doors or windshields or seat belts. In fact, the most famous of all race tracks—the Indianapolis Motor Speedway—has been around since 1911.  Read More

Loving Lady Marcia by Kieran Kramer

Blog Diva - Friday, September 21, 2012

Five Fun Facts about the writing of LOVING LADY MARCIA:

1)    Before I settled down into writing an organic Regency tale that pays only light homage to the TV series “The Brady Bunch,”  I had to get a spoofy opening chapter out of my system that was never intended to go into the book. In that fun chapter, the young Lady Marcia has a huge crush on a singing footman named Davy who works in the Marquess of Brady’s household. He has shiny, brown hair cut in a bowl shape.  Those of you who remember the TV series will remember the iconic episode with Davy Jones from The Monkees, who wound up asking Marcia to her school dance.  Read More

How To Disgrace A Lady by Bronwyn Scott

Blog Diva - Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Why you should fall for ‘Rakes Beyond Redemption’ this autumn…

While it’s cooling down outside,  things are heating up between the covers of the Rakes Beyond Redemption series.  Today, I’m excited to introduce readers to the three rogues featured in this series because each one is a little bit different. Most of all,  I am excited to introduce readers to three very real rogues with very real issues to deal with both emotionally and practically that will resonate with twenty first century readers.    Read More

Love Heals The Broken by Rachel M. Sparks

Blog Diva - Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What Will It Take To Break A Man.... 

Benjamin Durham is proud of his three sons, Aaron, Ethan, Tim, his daughter-in-law Ruby and his twin grandsons Charles and Christopher. Things are going great on his 250,000 acre ranch and with his family. Then tragedy strikes one right after another. Can Ben's faith and trust in God see him through? Or will the fires of hell be too much for one man? Read More

How To Capture A Countess by Karen Hawkins

Blog Diva - Monday, September 17, 2012

"Ow! Dunn, stop!”

Sin’s valet sighed and dropped a cloth into the washbowl.

“My lord, I was merely trying to clean the cut on your chin.“Sin sniffed the air suspiciously.

“That doesn’t smell like water.”

“That’s because it’s whiskey. It will clean the cut better than water.”

“I only asked that you shave around the scrape, not that you force whiskey into it. That stings like hell.”

“Then it’s working,” Dunn said without any visible remorse.

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When You Give A Duke A Diamond by Shana Galen

Blog Diva - Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ten Reasons to Read When You Give a Duke a Diamond by Shana Galen

There are a lot of awesome books on shelves this month. I know because some of my favorite authors have new releases and both my e-reader and my nightstand are full to capacity. If you’re like me, and I have a feeling you are, you’re thinking you had better not buy any more books until maybe 2014. And I think that’s a really great plan, except… Read More

Red Bird's Song by Beth Trissel

Blog Diva - Monday, September 10, 2012

“As they struggle through bleak mountains and cold weather, facing wild nature and wilder men, Wicomechee and Charity must learn to trust each other.”

Native American historical romance Red Bird's Song, a 2012 Epic eBook Award finalist, is the first novel I ever wrote, and rewrote, and learned how to write in the process of all those endless revisions. It’s also the story I’ve cared most deeply about and connected with on various levels. Part of me is still seated around the circle at the fire with my Native American brothers and sisters.    Read More

With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin

Blog Diva - Monday, September 10, 2012

Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong? Have you ever felt like you couldn’t be your true self?

In my new World War II romance, With Every Letter, flight nurse Lt. Mellie Blake and Army engineer Lt. Tom MacGilliver feel that way

Mellie has never belonged. Raised by her widowed botanist father, she bounced between California and botanical excursions in the Philippines. Too American in the Philippines and too foreign in America. She dresses funny. She wears her hair funny. And she’s naturally shy. While she’s brave and adventurous, caring and merciful, she has never fit in. More than anything, she longs for friendship, for someone to know her and accept her as she is. Read More

The Perfect Knight For Love by Jackie Ivie

Blog Diva - Thursday, September 06, 2012

Hi! Jackie Ivie here, with an exclusive excerpt just for RomCon from my newest Scot historical novel!  A Perfect Knight for Love is available from Kensington - Zebra Historical, September 4th!!

EXCERPT – A Perfect Knight for Love
“Life or death, lass!  Doona’ you ken anything?”

He hissed it in her ear, sending heat that created shivers.  And threat of more.  The clamp of his fingers indicated how much more.  As did how he’d shifted to an elbow, putting himself above her and in a position to make certain she understood.  That was before she factored in where he’d put his leg, holding her in place with a limb so heavy the pulse thumping through her had moved to her upper thighs.  Read More