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It’s here! My BIG Spring Giveaway of 20 print romance novels

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on April 20, 2018
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It’s here! My BIG Spring Giveaway of 20 print romance novels

Happy Spring!   I laugh as I type this because it snowed yesterday—a light snow that melted—but still snow.  But, that won’t stop me from celebrating my annual print book giveaway. This year it’ll be double the fun: I’m hosting 2 giveaways. The first features 20 romance novels (see the picture of the books below with titles and authors). This also kicks off the count down to the release of Kept by the Viking.  Look...

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Guest Post: Marrying Up by Sonja Rouillard (part 2)

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Guest Post: Marrying Up by Sonja Rouillard (part 2)

  American Royalty — 5 Americans Who’ve Married Up      ~ first in a multi-part America’s Princess series   by Sonja Rouillard, author of the Romance Readers Guide to Historic London   Continuing last week’s fun look at true marrying up romance tales…   A recent royaling-up is Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid, formerly Sarah Butler of Texas. While not poor, neither was she uber-rich as are most...

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Guest Post: Marrying Up by Sonja Rouillard

  American Royalty — 5 Americans Who’ve Married Up      ~ first in a multi-part America’s Princess series   by Sonja Rouillard, author of the Romance Readers Guide to Historic London   I love historical romances and my favorites are about commoners “marrying up.” Even better, if they feature an upstart American. So, you can guess that I’m over the freakin’ moon about the upcoming royal wedding between Prince...

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Celebrating Spring with a Free Ebook

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Celebrating Spring with a Free Ebook

  Happy Spring! My publisher is celebrating by offering one of my books for FREE!     If you haven’t read the 4th installment of the Midnight Meetings series, now’s your chance to get it free of charge. A pretty nice deal. So this post will be short and sweet. Enjoy Jonas and Livvy’s love story.   Grab your copy of Meet a Rogue at...

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Guess which books are on sale for 99 cents? These two!

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Putting His Best Foot Forward: A Story of Rollo the Walker by Gina Conkle

  Bend or Stand?   Today’s post takes you back to Normandy with a funny, but true tale of humor and diplomacy a la Viking style.   Thanks to History Channel’s Vikings, most people know Ragnar Lothbrok and his Viking raiders pillaged Paris to the bone. He and his massive army camped out on the Seine River, conducting raids from 845-846. Yes, that’s right. He gave monasteries, villages, and the citadel of Paris a...

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When a Chieftain Breaks the Law by Gina Conkle

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When a Chieftain Breaks the Law by Gina Conkle

  When you say “Viking” and “Chieftain” in the same sentence, images of powerful men come to mind. You might also conjure a “wild west” style of lawlessness. This perception is well-earned in some cases. Yet, Viking history and their sagas presents a more nuanced picture. One case in point takes us to Iceland. Last week  shared the true tale of Audr the Deep-Minded, an amazing female leader in...

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Audr the Deep Minded: Jarls, Kings, and Leaders Blog series

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in & Leaders blog series, adventure, Book of Settlements, History Thursday, Iceland, Viking history, Viking women
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Audr the Deep Minded: Jarls, Kings, and Leaders Blog series

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   This month we’re turning back to the Viking Age with the Jarls, Kings, and Leaders blog series. The first outline I did looked like a Who’s Who of Viking men. And that was my problem. The line-up didn’t feel right. We won’t neglect the men, but I’m not going to start with them.  So, we’re starting with the heart and soul of this series. With Viking women. Get cozy and warm because we’re turning...

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