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How to Stock a Kitchen Like a Georgian by Gina Conkle

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on December 28, 2017
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How to Stock a Kitchen Like a Georgian by Gina Conkle

  England’s flourishing economy under the four King Georges (1714 – 1830) spilled over to the kitchen. Culinary delights were in demand. The number of pastry chefs and confectioners increased by almost 20,000 from the late Georgian period to middle Victorian era. Recipe books abounded. Inventors tinkered with refrigeration as early as 1755. The first gas stove was developed in the 1820s (and patented in 1826). Was cooking then the same...

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How to Feast Like a Georgian: Mulled Wine + Naughty, Sexy Pudding by Gina Conkle

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on December 21, 2017
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How to Feast Like a Georgian: Mulled Wine + Naughty, Sexy Pudding by Gina Conkle

My Midnight Meetings series books work their way through 1768, heading toward Christmas Eve in the novella, Meet My Love at Midnight and a light dip into Twelfth Night in Meet a Rogue at Midnight. Part of the fun has been researching what Georgian England ate and drank during this festive time. One interesting fact was naughty pudding–once outlawed under Cromwell’s rule. Puritans and Quakers alike considered the dish “lewd” and...

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How to Feast Like a Georgian: Christmas Past by Gina Conkle

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on December 14, 2017
in Christmas, England, Food history, Georgian Era, Georgian romance, Gina Conkle, History Thursday, How to Feast Like a Georgian, Midnight Meetings series, The Lord Meets His Lady
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How to Feast Like a Georgian: Christmas Past by Gina Conkle

  Georgian Christmases were a gorgeous celebration of pastoral England. Christmas was truly a season, beginning on Saint Nicholas Day (December 6th) and ending on Twelfth Night (January 6th). Parties, balls, and family get togethers marked the time. Feasting flourished—especially during the holidays. But one must look at England’s past to understand this period of the four King Georges. Why limit the fun to one day? The Twelve Days...

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How to Feast Like a Georgian: Delicate Muffin Pudding by Gina Conkle

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on December 7, 2017
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How to Feast Like a Georgian: Delicate Muffin Pudding by Gina Conkle

    Christmas pudding was one of the most controversial foods in history. Really! The harmless dish is most often associated with desserts, and it also comes as heartier fare in blood puddings. But did people hotly debate the morality of pudding? Yes. The popular Christmas treat was served up readily in Medieval England. Christmas then took on Mardi Gras proportions. Think an excess of everything. Gambling. Sex. Drunkenness. Fun games...

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Buy The Lord Meets His Lady, Get Meet My Love at Midnight *FREE*

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on December 1, 2017
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Buy The Lord Meets His Lady, Get Meet My Love at Midnight *FREE*

  Here’s how it works: Step 1) Order The Lord Meets His Lady – Amazon  B&N  Kobo  iBooks  GooglePlay Step 2) Take a screen shot of your order with the book title          Step 3) Fill out the form below and you’ll receive your copy of Meet My Love at Midnight     Lady Isabella is off-limits for thief taker, Jack Emerson. Other women practically draw maps to the their bed chamber windows when he...

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Warm Your Winter Morning with My Holiday Giveaway

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on December 1, 2017
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Warm Your Winter Morning with My Holiday Giveaway

  This giveaway is open internationally.   Have you already reviewed my books on these retailers?  Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iBooks, or GooglePlay. Grab your review link and paste it to the correct entry link below (doesn’t have to be Amazon…that link is there for convenience)       a Rafflecopter...

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The Lord Meets His Lady Pre-Release Excerpts

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on November 30, 2017
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The Lord Meets His Lady Pre-Release Excerpts

The Lord Meets His Lady          The Scene Set-up: Lord Marcus offered to help Genevieve once before, which she turned down. Circumstances made her rethink that refusal. She’s having a tough time divulging painful secrets while digesting Lord Marcus’s genuine offer to help—and that he asks for nothing in return.     Lord Bowles brushed hair off her face, his tenderness healing her, coaxing her. She wanted to melt into...

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12 Days of Giveaways has begun!

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on November 24, 2017
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12 Days of Giveaways has begun!

*•.¸? 12 Days of Giveaways & Facebook Release Party ?¸.•* We are celebrating the release of THE LORD MEETS HIS LADY, coming on December 5, 2017. 11 authors have joined with Gina to give thanks to our readers with a new giveaway each day. Look at the amazing line up of authors! You can enter every day for the current giveaway, find new authors to love & stalk and all your entries go into the rafflecopter drawing for the GRAND...

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What if Cinderella doesn’t want her shoe back?

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on November 16, 2017
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What if Cinderella doesn’t want her shoe back?

    Amazon  –  B&N  –  Kobo  –  iBooks  –  GooglePlay   LOCATING HER IS ONLY HALF THE BATTLE Cyrus Ryland didn’t become England’s wealthiest bachelor by being a pushover, but the mysterious beauty he discovers sneaking around at his grand ball enflames his curiosity. When the clock chimes midnight and she’s nowhere to be found, Cyrus vows to scour all of London to uncover who...

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A Free Romance: Meet My Love at Midnight

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on November 14, 2017
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A Free Romance: Meet My Love at Midnight

  Here’s how it works:   *Pre-order a copy of The Lord Meets His Lady Amazon   B&N   Kobo   iBooks   GooglePlay   *Take a screenshot of your order with the book title   *Fill out the form below and you’ll receive a FREE copy of Meet My Love at Midnight (story details further down) Offer valid November 15 – December 6, 2017       Meet My Love at Midnight (Midnight Meetings...

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