A great many books have been written about time travel. And, in fact, books and movies take us to different eras on a regular basis. But if it was possible to go to another time, which one would you choose? And why? If I had the chance, I would love to go the Elizabethan Court…. Read More
Leslie Hachtel was born in Ohio, raised in New York and has been a gypsy most of her adult life. Her various jobs, including licensed veterinary technician, caterer, horseback riding instructor for the disabled and advertising media buyer have given her a wealth of experiences.
However, it has been writing that has consistently been her passion. She sold an episode of a TV show, had a screenplay optioned and has so far produced nine novels, including six historicals and three romantic suspense.
Leslie lives in Cordova, Tennessee with a fabulously supportive engineer husband and her writing buddy, Jakita, a terrier.
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
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
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
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
by Amy Jarecki How many of you read or have read historical romance? Before I became a writer, historical was always my fallback genre. Having a bad day? Read historical romance. Just broke up with my fiancé? Read historical romance. Taking a flight across the country? Read historical romance. Well, that’s how it rolled for… Read More
by Selena Laurence On Valentine’s Day it’s traditional for romance writers and bloggers to write about “why we should read romance.” And there are some fantastic reasons, and they’ve been discussed ad nauseam which is why I won’t do that to you here. The simple fact is that I can’t convince you to read romance… Read More
by Gina Danna Happy New Year!!! The beginning of a new year is always full of expectations with plenty of hope and desires soon to be met. Yet, there can also be fear of the unknown, of what is to come, that can send some people to worry. Many of us hold a combination of… Read More
“Where do you get your ideas?” It’s a question I get asked all of the time—as do many authors I know. The answer is varied. I get a lot of ideas from my research. Or from a song or a snatch of random conversation. Or just from out of the ether. But curious people… Read More
Whether your reading tastes run to Scottish lords and ladies or sexy soldiers and lost girls, November has the title you crave. From Valerie Bowman comes The Legendary Lord, Book 6 in her Playful Brides Series. Christian Forester has fled the crowded ballrooms of London for the peace and quiet of his remote Scottish… Read More
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by Kyra Jacobs Ask anyone about my cooking skills, and you’ll soon learn I’m not the smoothest operator in the kitchen. Baking desserts I can do, but experimenting with a little dab of this and a touch of that for main courses? Uh, no. I need exact measurements and rules to follow. Sarcasm, however, runs… Read More