A day on which I’m too lazy to write two blog posts

Happy Sunday, everyone! Today I’m over at Heart-Shaped Glasses, where I’m blogging about how I come up with settings for my novels. I’ll be giving away an ecopy of one of my books to a randomly selected commenter, so stop by and say hey!  

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Would you like arsenic with that?

Happy Sunday, everyone! I’m back, finally, with a historical post. The book I’m working on now is more mystery than romance–my penchant for killing people off in my books suggested I ought to go in the mystery direction, although so far I’ve killed off fewer people in this book than in all the others. Go […]

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Winter Blog Hop Day 19 – Happy Book Birthday to Me!

Today on the hop I’m featuring yours truly. ūüôā ¬†Today is release day for my third book, Tempting Mr. Jordan. I really love this book, which tells the story of Julia Tenwick (Jonathan’s little sister from Stirring Up the Viscount, all grown up). I hope you like it too! (And do scroll to the end […]

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Winter Blog Hop, Day 12 – Victorian Cookies

Today’s scheduled guest is unable to be here, so I’m filling in with a Victorian era recipe¬†for Cinnamon Cakes, which are actually cookies. I found it¬†in Eliza Acton’s Modern Cookery, and featured them in Secret Promise. Here’s an excerpt: Zachary was curled up in a chair in the sitting¬†room, reading. ‚ÄúZachary,‚ÄĚ Anna said, ‚ÄúI have […]

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Winter Blog Hop Coming Soon!

Happy almost winter, everyone! In order to celebrate the December release of my next book, Tempting Mr. Jordan, I have invited some of my author friends to join me in an advent calendar-style blog hop. Every day from December 1-25 will feature a post from a different romance author. Most of them are offering giveaways, […]

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It’s NaNovember so this will be short…

It’s NaNoWriMo–National Novel Writing Month–for many of us in the writing world, that crazy time of year when we are glued to our laptops for an entire month, even more antisocial than usual, vomiting at least 1667 words per day for a total of 50,000 by November 30. I’ve spent the latter part of this […]

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Victorian Food: Divided by a Common Language

One of the things I’ve encountered in British recipes–both old and new–is an entirely different vocabulary. ¬†Spelling is also an issue: I just spent ten minutes looking for pudding molds in Mrs. Beeton¬†before I remembered¬†it’s spelled moulds in the UK. There are different terms for so many things in baking, and finding out what they […]

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The Victorian Diet

Last October I turned 50. My sixth decade began with shingles on my face¬†and in my eye, which took about 6 months to¬†vanquish. I gained ten pounds and was diagnosed with high blood pressure, started a new law firm, and finished a book, so it’s safe to say there have been ups and downs. A […]

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New Blog Series! Victorian Food

So lately I have been watching the early seasons of The Great British Bake-Off. ¬†Of the five seasons aired so far, only the last three made it to network TV in the US, but the first two are available on YouTube, and they are so worth the watch. Each episode contains historical snippets about particular […]

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Book Blast Friday: Cover Reveal!

Happy Friday, everyone!¬†I’m sure you’ve all been waiting with breathless anticipation–or possibly not–but¬†finally,¬†the time has come to reveal my beautiful cover for my¬†third book featuring the Tenwick family. Tempting Mr. Jordan is set six¬†years after my first book, Stirring Up the Viscount,¬†and features Jonathan Tenwick’s¬†younger sister, Julia, all grown up. After four unsuccessful London seasons, […]

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