Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Witchcraft Acts in Great Britain

In the 16th Century, ill-fortune was often blamed on acts of witchcraft. In England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland, there have been a series of acts to prevent the practice of witchcraft. The first of those was Henry VIII’s Witchcraft Act of … Continue reading

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A Regency Era Whig Conversation Club, King of Clubs

The King of Clubs was a famous Whig conversation club, founded in 1798. In contrast to its mainly Tory forerunner The Club (established by Samuel Johnson, Edmund Burke and Sir Joshua Reynolds), it was a predominantly Whig fraternity of some … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Ladies: Roundup of My Regency Heroines + a Giveaway

During the month of October (on Tuesdays) nine other authors and I are “Shining a Light on Our Ladies” by taking a closer look at what makes our heroines so special. The other authors involved include: Helen Hollick, Alison Morton, … Continue reading

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Chaucer’s Influence: Minor Stories and Poems

According to Chaucer’s biography on the Luminarium, “GEOFFREY CHAUCER, English poet. The name Chaucer, a French form of the Latin calcearius, a shoemaker, is found in London and the eastern counties as early as the second half of the 13th … Continue reading

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“One Minute Past Christmas,” a Holiday Short Story + a Giveaway

Are you sick of Halloween already? Dreading Thanksgiving? Are you ready for Christmas? Then I have just the thing to bring a bit of the HOLIDAY Spirit. In 2012, a gentleman friend released a Christmas-based eBook short story, which his friends … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Ladies: Four More Heroines of The Realm Series + a Giveaway

During the month of October (on Tuesdays) nine other authors and I are “Shining a Light on Our Ladies” by taking a closer look at what makes our heroines so special. The other authors involved include: Helen Hollick, Alison Morton, … Continue reading

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History Behind the BBC Series “The Last Kingdom”

I am watching “The Last Kingdom” on BBC America (Saturday’s at 10 P.M.). It is a tale of Saxon history, with England struggling to become a “nation” in itself, without the rule by the Danes. Although I possess a “working knowledge” … Continue reading

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Lots of Winners from the Last Few Giveaways

These ladies will receive an eBook copy of Elizabeth Bennet’s Excellent Adventure: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary. These are the winners from two separate giveaways: Kim Amundsen, Glynis, Lynne, Patricia, drcopeland7294, Amy Z, Lora F, and Robin Helm.     … Continue reading

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Some of My Favorite Movie Quotes ~ What Are Yours?

I admit to being a bit of a movie freak. Today, feeling a bit whimsical, I thought I might share some of my favorite lines from films over the last 70-80 years. ADD YOUR FAVORITES TO THIS LIST BY PLACING YOUR … Continue reading

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Welcoming Regency Romance Author, Vikki Vaught

Today, I welcome fellow Regency romance author, Vikki Vaught and her latest release, book one of her Honorable Rogue series. Vikki is a fellow Southerner, living in Tennessee. She has a tempting excerpt below.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I want to thank Regina for … Continue reading

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