The Holiday Crunch: Author’s Edition

on November 30, 2017

By Julie Johnstone As I drove my kids to carpool this week and saw all the houses already decorated for Christmas, I admit I felt a little pressure to do the same. But I am determined not to be stressed during this holiday season and to do things at a pace that will keep them… Read More

Julie Johnstone

Julie Johnstone

As a little girl I loved to create fantasy worlds and then give all my friends roles to play. Of course, I was always the heroine! Books have always been an escape for me and brought me so much pleasure, but it didn't occur to me that I could possibly be a writer for a living until I was in a career that was not my passion. One day, I decided I wanted to craft stories like the ones I loved, and with a great leap of faith I quit my day job and decided to try to make my dream come true. I discovered my passion, and I have never looked back. I feel incredibly blessed and fortunate that I have been able to make a career out of sharing the stories that are in my head! I write Scottish Medieval Romance, Regency Romance, and I have even written a Paranormal Romance book. And because I have the best readers in the world, I have hit the USA Today bestseller list several times. You can download my Medieval Romance, CHRISTMAS IN THE SCOT'S ARMS, to try for FREE. Just visit my website and download your copy from the home page. If you love me (I hope you do!), you can follow me on Bookbub, and they will send you notices whenever I have a sale or a new release. You can follow me here: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/julie-johnstone. You can also join my newsletter to get great prizes and inside scoops! Join here: https://goo.gl/qnkXFF. I really want to hear from you! It makes my day! Email me here: juliejohnstoneauthor@gmail.com. I'm on Facebook a great deal chatting about books and life. If you want to follow me, you can do so here: https://www.facebook.com/authorjuliejohnstone. Can't get enough of me? Well, good! Come see me here: Twitter, Goodreads.

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LADY EMMA CAVENSHAM’S SCANDALOUS THOUGHTS ON MARRIAGE

on November 3, 2017

by Janna MacGregor The second book in my Cavensham Heiresses series, THE BRIDE WHO GOT LUCKY, released this week. The couple introduced in THE BAD LUCK BRIDE, Lady Emma Cavensham and Nicholas St. Mauer, the Earl of Somerton, both oppose marriage for entirely different but similar reasons. Aha! I hope that got your attention. Both… Read More

We Want No Stinkin’ War!

on September 11, 2017

By Gina Danna The American Civil War – why would I write a story during this timeframe? All stories written about this time are all just Gone With The Wind in a different style…. The War Between the States – the ‘official’ name for the Civil War of 1861-1865 – is a fascinating and complex… Read More

Marriage Isn’t For Everyone—Or is it?

on August 29, 2017

by Bronwen Evans It’s release day for A LOVE TO REMEMBER, book #7 in my Disgraced Lords series. I had the most fun writing this book, because both the hero and heroine had an aversion to marriage—each for good reason. But as in any good romance something had to change, and as usual it took… Read More

Did You Read Little House on the Prairie?

on August 14, 2017

My latest Love Inspired Historical romance Frontier Want Ad Bride is set in Pepin, Wisconsin, the birthplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of all the “Little House” books. Pepin was the setting of the first “House” book, The Little House in the Big Woods. I really tried to capture that “Little House in the Prairie”… Read More

What are Your Guilty Pleasures?

on July 12, 2017

by Amy Jarecki Who doesn’t have a few guilty pleasures? That said, I always ask myself, hey, if it’s pleasurable, then why feel bad about it? Then I remember how my mother filled my head with “must nots” and piled on the guilt—sometimes for really silly stuff. And then I thought…guilty pleasures have to be… Read More

Too Busy to Bother with Almacks

on June 6, 2017

The Most Dangerous Duke in London is my 29th novel. It is the 23rd one set in the long Regency of the early 19th century. And once again, none of my characters go to Almack’s. I don’t know why they never do. It just never comes up. My characters have other things to keep them… Read More

Remember When Opium Was Legal?

on May 31, 2017

by Bronwen Evans Okay, I’ll prefix that title by explaining that I write early 1800’s historical romance. Believe it or not, opium could be bought over the counter like a tonic until 1864, and was not restricted as a medicine until 1901. In the early 1800’s opium, available in many forms, became the recreation past… Read More

Rules–to follow them or not to? Hmmmmm.

on April 14, 2017

Any author’s first book–even published years late–is the dearest to her heart and this is mine, La Belle Christiane. When I began writing my first manuscript, I literally ran after my two toddlers with a clipboard in my hand and wrote whenever they paused. 🙂 I wrote that story without knowing anything about the fiction… Read More