Fancy a free Kindle read? Ascent , the first in my new House of Normandy series, is *free* to download on June 8th & 9th! "A wonderful heroine" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Discover the emergence of a new, powerful dynasty, the House of Normandy, in Ascent , a fictionalised story of Poppa of Bayeux, handfasted wife of Rollo (Hrólfr) the Viking! Blurb: A brutal Viking raid heralds the dawn of a new, powerful dynasty – the House of Normandy Neustria, Kingdom of the West Franks AD 890 Fourteen-year-old Poppa’s life changes when Northmen land near Bayeux. Count Bérengar, her father, submits to them, and she is handfasted to Hrólfr, the Northmen’s heathen leader, as part of their agreement. To her relief, Hrólfr leaves immediately in search of further conquest, only returning to claim her years later. In the face of retaliating Franks, they flee to East Anglia, where she gives birth to their son and daughter. When Hrólfr and Poppa return to reclaim Bayeux, his new campaign strikes at the heart o
Today, I'm delighted to welcome highly acclaimed historical romance author, Maggi Andersen , on her book tour sharing her new novel, A Baron in her Bed . As a fellow Georgette Heyer fan, I asked her to chat about her influences in plotting Regency novels. Here goes... 'Unusual Regencies - How to plot a Regency novel that stands out' The Regency era offers so much for a writer. Historical events, larger than life historical characters, the ton and the Prince Regent’s sparkling, decadent court, and the Napoleonic Wars, all of which offer great material for any number of stories and fit well with popular tropes in romantic fiction – marriage of convenience, forced marriage, and friends become lovers etc. Many sub-genres adapt well to Regencies from historicals, like my sensual adventure romance, A Baron in Her Bed , to sweet stories inspired by Jane Austen, mysteries, crime novels, paranormals, young adult, fairy stories and even steampunk. What about alpha males?
January 25-29, 2013! The Romance Madness Blog Hop has arrived! Discover brilliant romance authors with a wide range of exciting releases. You'll be in for a few treats! Click on the button at the end of the post to visit other blogs (after you've read and commented here, of course!) – and increase your chances of being a winner! If you comment right here right now (well, between now and the 29th!), you might even win a PDF copy of Highland Arms ! ~~~ But first of all, let me tell you about one of my favourite romance novels: Through the Fire by the mega talented Beth Trissel ! Blurb: Will love inflame these two natural born enemies in fiery destruction? At the height of the French and Indian War, a young English widow ventures into the colonial frontier in search of a fresh start. She never expects to find it in the arms of the half-Shawnee, half-French warrior who makes her his prisoner in the raging battle to possess a continent--or to b