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

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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The Lord Meets His Lady Pre-Release Excerpts

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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Battle of the Books: First “He’s Hot” Moment by Gina Conkle*

Battle of the Books: First “He’s Hot” Moment by Gina Conkle*

The Battle of the Books continues…     Two novels in my Midnight Meetings series are launching in these final months of 2017: The Lord Meets His Lady (book 3) and Meet a Rogue at Midnight (book 4, a novella). Part of the fun has been comparing hallmark scenes in romance and seeing which book fared better. I’m continuing “Battle of the Books”* with “The Heroine’s First ‘He’s...

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“I have a few requirements, milord…” an excerpt from The Lord Meets His Lady by Gina Conkle

“I have a few requirements, milord…” an excerpt from The Lord Meets His Lady by Gina Conkle

The Lord Meets His Lady Midnight Meetings series, book 3 Where rakish Lord Bowles fixes a cottage, and his impertinent housekeeper fixes his heart        An excerpt: “I have a few requirements milord…” Miss Turner bent over at the hearth, dumping ashes into a red pail. She could be ringing an off-key church bell with her energetic cleaning or calling the morning muster. “Mr. Beckworth asked me to remind you that...

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Tuesday Teaser: “Why him?”

Tuesday Teaser: “Why him?”

  “There’s less beastly men ye could take to yer bosom, miss.” The jailer opened the shed door, his bruised eyes squinting at her. “As ye see, I had to keep him separated.”          A lone torch lit a seated monster of a man, his braw arms manacled to the wall of Marshalsea Prison’s strong room, the windowless outbuilding saved for troublesome criminals. Despair hung heavy. It clung in dark corners ready to pounce. The...

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Tuesday Teaser: “Please, take me home”

“Please. Take me home,” she murmured. Home. Pallinsburn. The two were one and the same in her heart. Lord Bowles wrapped one arm around her and held her tight. “Whatever happens, I’ll take care of you.” She melted into him and closed her eyes, aware of Khan’s ambling gait and her husband’s steady heart beat against her ear. Tonight she’d shut away the world for a while. No Reinhard Wolf. No one to remind her she was nearly...

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