6 Terms from Historical Romance Novels for Thee to Speaketh

Who needs slang? Historical romance novels, especially regency-era books, are known for their formal, clever turns-of-phrase. Here are some terms to incorporate into your everyday lingo. Bloody I’m cheating a bit with this term, since it’s used in present-day speech. But unfortunately, it just hasn’t caught on here in America. Bloody shame. “Anyway, with hisContinue reading “6 Terms from Historical Romance Novels for Thee to Speaketh”

What I Learned from Colleen Coble’s The Lightkeeper’s Ball

As I get more dedicated to my writing, I’ve grown more strategic about my reading. I would usually pick up whatever looked interesting, what I was in the mood to read, or what was the “in” book. Though, I must admit, I’ve always been late to the party when it comes to the “in” books. Continue reading “What I Learned from Colleen Coble’s The Lightkeeper’s Ball”

9 Historical-Romance-Inspired Items (Not) to Wear to Your Next Staff Meeting

What would happen if you wore a regency-era accessory or piece of clothing in today’s workplace? It would make things more interesting, wouldn’t it? You would be the talk of your team, department, floor, or heck, maybe even the whole company. You could suddenly be catapulted from “Jill in Accounting” to “Jill in Accounting WhoContinue reading “9 Historical-Romance-Inspired Items (Not) to Wear to Your Next Staff Meeting”

Seven Black Authors Who Write Historical Romance

I am currently writing a historical romance novel, which means that I love to read historical romance novels, too. One day, I went to the Google machine in search of historical romance novels with black or African American characters—or historical romance novels written by black authors. The list is small. (Sad face.) Here’s what IContinue reading “Seven Black Authors Who Write Historical Romance”