Why historical romance is more important than ever:

on February 16, 2021

I discovered historical romance as a teen! I fell instantly in love and devoured every Johanna Lindsay book I could get my hands on and then I discovered Julia Quinn. The rest, as they say, is history. Those books did lead me to falling in love with the whole romance genre and inspired me to… Read More

Eva Devon

Eva Devon

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, Eva Devon, was raised on literary fiction, but quite accidentally and thankfully, she was introduced to romance one Christmas by Johanna Lindsey's Mallory novella, The Present. A romance addict was born. She devoured every single Lindsey novel within a few months and moved on to contemporary and paranormal with gusto. Now, she loves to write her own roguish dukes, alpha males and the heroines who tame them. She loves to hear from her readers.

CORSETS, DUKES, & SCANDALS, OH MY!

on February 12, 2021

If you’ve never tried historical romance or are already a lover of the genre, I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card! Historical romance is all the rage now, thanks to the runaway popularity of the Netflix adaptation of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series. And what’s not to love? For me, apart from the extremely swoon-worthy… Read More

Amalie Howard

Amalie Howard

AMALIE HOWARD is the author of the Publishers Weekly bestseller, The Beast of Beswick, touted as "a smart, sexy, deliciously feminist romance." She is the co-author of the #1 bestsellers in regency romance and Scottish historical romance, My Rogue, My Ruin and What A Scot Wants, and has also penned several young adult novels, critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, School Library Journal, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Kid's INDIE NEXT selection. Of Indo-West Indian descent, her articles on multicultural fiction have appeared in The Portland Book Review and on Diversity in YA. She currently lives in Colorado with her husband and three children.

https://amaliehoward.com/

The Thorns of Success by Harmony Williams

on November 23, 2020

In July 2020, in the midst of a pandemic, I wrote the first drafts of three books back to back. It was the first time since I’d lost the function of my wrists that I’d been able to accomplish a feat of that magnitude. It felt incredible. The obsession with my books, always thinking about… Read More

Harmony Williams

Harmony Williams

Harmony Williams is the queer, disabled author of more than fifteen historical romance and mystery novels including her latest, The Price of Temptation. She lives in the suburbs of a small Canadian city with her partner and their rescue dog. Visit her online at www.harmonywilliams.com.

http://www.harmonywilliams.com/

Four Life Lessons from Romance Novels

on March 16, 2020

We’ve all heard the stereotype: Romance novels are poorly written mommy porn. Strange, isn’t it? We’re told that the most important things in life are the relationships we build with others—with our families, our spouses, our friends—and when in our old age we look back on our lives, what matters most is loving and being… Read More

Elizabeth Bright

Elizabeth Bright

Elizabeth Bright is a writer, lawyer, and mother living in Washington, D.C. Her debut historical romance, Twice As Wicked, was published October 2017 with Entangled Publishing. Stay tuned for more of the Wicked Secrets Series! Elizabeth loves large dogs and large coffees. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast, and when she's not writing, lawyering, or mothering, she can be found as high in the mountains as she can get. She firmly believes that love is the greatest adventure of all, but rock climbing is a close second.

https://www.elizabethbrightauthor.com

BULLWINKLE J MOOSE READS THE TAROT

on January 24, 2020

I have an author friend with a creative muse named “Boris.” When brainstorming together we often invoke the WWBD question. She is a talented author and a good friend, so the existence of Boris is an accepted given in our interactions. What she doesn’t know (shh, don’t tell her) is that every time she mentions… Read More

Diana Lloyd

Diana Lloyd

Diana Lloyd, mother of gingers, first of her name, is a stay-at-home wife, a hockey mom, and writer of stories with kissing in them. Diana defends her writing time like a rabid goalie while simultaneously volunteering for things she doesn't really have time for. Diana is a member of Hearts Through History chapter of Romance Writers of America and was a 2017 RWA Golden Heart Finalist. Her Regency romp, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR BARON, the first book in the "What Happens In the Ballroom" series, was released in 2018.

Using Self-guided Queries as part of the Writer’s Life

on November 12, 2019

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. The late Dr. Benjamin Spock was, of course, speaking about child rearing. However, quiet reflection can serve to boost confidence and provide direction in writing, too. Inspired by a practice I learned about in a world religions course; I’ve adopted the habit of self-querying on… Read More

Wendy LaCapra

Wendy LaCapra

Wendy LaCapra has been reading romance since she sneaked into the adult section at the library and discovered Victoria Holt & Jane Aiken Hodge. From that point on, she dreamed of creating fictional worlds with as much richness, intrigue and passion as she found within those books. Her stories have placed in several contests, including the 2012 Golden Heart. She lives in NYC with her husband and loves to hear from readers. If you'd like to be informed when a Wendy releases a new book, sign up for her mailing list at http://bit.ly/GetWendyNews (never shared!)

http://www.wendylacapra.com

What Makes a Heroine ‘True To The Times’?

on October 23, 2019

What makes a character true to their time? Does he or she adhere to a certain moral code or strictly stated socially acceptable behaviors? And who deems those behaviors acceptable: the society in which that character lives, or our interruption, as readers, of what that society would have thought of such behavior? As we consider… Read More

Liana De la Rosa

Liana De la Rosa

Liana De la Rosa is a historical romance writer whose stories are set in the Georgian and Late Regency periods. As a longtime fan of the romance genre, Liana can remember sneaking Harlequins into her bedroom to read on the sly. After her second child was born, her husband challenged her to write her own book and she's been writing ever since. Liana is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona and enjoys cheering on her alma mater in all things (BEAR DOWN!). When she's not writing witty heroes, saucy heroines, and secondary characters screaming for their own stories, she's a wannabe domestic goddess and fashionista who wrangles a rambunctious brood of small children with her patient husband in Arizona.

https://www.lianainbloom.com/

“I Can’t Do It Alone” – The Importance of a Support System

on September 26, 2019

by Lynn Winchester When I was asked to write a blog post, I racked my brain for topics that would be of interest. There are several things I could share about my book A Lady Never Tells, but I felt that lots of authors can gush about their books, but that’s not me. I wanted… Read More

Lynn Winchester

Lynn Winchester

Lynn Winchester is the pseudonym of a hardworking California-born conservative, now living in the wilds of Northeast Pennsylvania. Lynn has been writing fiction since the 5th grade, and enjoys creating worlds, characters, and stories for her readers.

https://www.lynnwinchester.com/

Tips and tricks for the Stressed-out Author

on May 15, 2019

Usually I am a slow writer, but circumstances forced me to write my new release, Heart’s Desire, at the fastest pace I’ve ever written. In order to finish on time, I had to push myself to my limit—and I’m sure many of you can relate. Anyone pursuing a career as an author knows for every… Read More

Wendy LaCapra

Wendy LaCapra

Wendy LaCapra has been reading romance since she sneaked into the adult section at the library and discovered Victoria Holt & Jane Aiken Hodge. From that point on, she dreamed of creating fictional worlds with as much richness, intrigue and passion as she found within those books. Her stories have placed in several contests, including the 2012 Golden Heart. She lives in NYC with her husband and loves to hear from readers. If you'd like to be informed when a Wendy releases a new book, sign up for her mailing list at http://bit.ly/GetWendyNews (never shared!)

http://www.wendylacapra.com

Eye surgery in the early 1800’s – Drawn To the Marquess, Bronwen Evans

on September 11, 2018

Destined to go blind, a rake sets his sights on the toast of society, lighting a fire of passion that scorches the night, in this captivating Regency novel from USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans. WOW- a blind hero…Drawn To The Marquess is book #2 in my Imperfect Lords series and my hero, Stephen Hornsby, the Marquess… Read More

Bronwen Evans

Bronwen Evans

USA Today bestselling author, Bronwen Evans grew up loving books. She writes both historical and contemporary sexy romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and compassionate alpha heroes. Evans is a three-time winner of the RomCon Readers' Crown and has been nominated for an RT Reviewers' Choice Award. She lives in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand with her dogs Brandy and Duke. You can keep up with Bronwen's news by visiting her website www.bronwenevans.com

https://www.bronwenevans.com