Historical Romance

A LOVE THAT NEVER TIRES by Allyson Jeleyne

About “A Love That Never Tires“ Linley Talbot-Martin is a girl who likes to get her hands dirty. As the daughter of a famous archaeologist, she’s been everywhere and seen everything—except London. When the Talbot-Martin team travels there for her father’s investiture, Linley finally gets her wish. But when the time comes to trade her jodhpurs and work boots for silk gowns and kid gloves, she may be in over her head. Even though she can out-ride, out-shoot, and outsmart any girl in London society, Linley is destined to be the failure of the season. No one she meets cares about ancient pottery or lost Buddhist texts, and fundraising efforts for future expeditions keep coming up short. If the Talbot-Martin team doesn’t find money soon, they will be out of a job, and Linley will lo...

HIS CAPTIVE PRINCESS by Sandra Jones

About “His Captive Princess“ Earned respect is sweet…but deserved revenge is sweeter. Warren de Tracy was assured the Welsh village of Dinefwr would be an easy conquest, as would the widow of its fallen prince. Wedding her will appease the locals and win the respect of his liege, the usurper King Stephen. Instead, Warren is ambushed, taken prisoner by a hooded Welshwoman with skin that glows like moonlight. If he must die at her hands, at least his honorable death will silence the whispers of disloyalty hanging over his name. Princess Eleri has never seen a knight as stoic—and as eager to die—as Warren. She’d love to oblige the bastard, but something in his ocean-blue eyes stays her hand. Plus, suspicion nags at her, for the arrows that wounded him and killed his men are Norman...

Reflections

  Reflections   The last few days have been, to say the least, quite eventful and exciting. As I sit here in my office, (built by the world’s most wonderful husband), I am thinking about how much my life has changed in the past eighteen months, five years, ten years, and I am just in awe of it all. Ten years ago, I was adding two cans of water to a can of chicken soup to make it stretch. If we had crackers to put in it, we were feasting like kings. People think I joke about this, but the sad fact is, it is true. Life was a struggle back then. Every morning was like playing Russian Roulette. Will they shut the power off today? How will I pay the water bill? How am I going to buy groceries this week? Where am I going to get the money for shoes for the kids? I worked any job I could get ...

Guest Starring in a Novel

Recently, I wrote a blog post containing ideas about how real estate agents and self-published authors could work together to sell houses and stories, respectively. Maybe the idea is a little far out, admittedly, but it does present an interesting way to connect two industries that currently operate in different areas of the marketplace. Brainstorming about creative marketing strategies for self-published authors is an intensely satisfying pursuit, and one that often yields unexpected fruit. When it comes to passing those ideas around, feeling them out, tweaking or altering them, the distribution outlet provided by a blog is unmatched. I never use my blog to attack. I use it only to suggest, and to hope. In that vein, here is an idea I’ve been noodling since late summer. Suppose two self-p...

Author Interview: Sarah Sundin

The interview series with authors in my Twitter community continues with Sarah Sundin. Happy reading!   Website: www.sarahsundin.comTwitter: @sarahsundin Q: What is your genre? Why did you choose it? SS: I write Christian historical romance. All my story ideas originate with the romance, so I guess the genre picked me. I ended up writing historicals because the concept for A Distant Melody didn’t work in a contemporary setting. The World War II era has always appealed to me, so that was a logical choice. Q: How many books have you published? Legacy published, self-published, or a combination? SS: I have three novels published with a traditional publisher (Revell), and I have another three-book contract with them.      Q: Tell us more about your WINGS OF GLORY series! How did this stor...