What happens when romance writers gather in one place

What happens when romance writers gather in one place

Hi readers! I hope you all are having a wonderful summer. Last week was Romance Writers of America’s annual conference. This year the conference was held in Denver, Colorado. The city was sunny, the restaurants great, and of course, the readers and writers were lots of fun. Here’s a quick pictorial of my week:                             Thanks for taking this trip...

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Celebrate with me!

Celebrate with me!

I just received some great news! Meet a Rogue at Midnight (Midnight Meetings, book 4) won the 2018 Beverley Contest, romantic novella category (published). The contest was established in honor of the late historical romance author, Jo Beverley. Jo Beverley was one of the reasons I fell back in love with romance. I’d had a long hiatus from reading romance novels (college, having to work two jobs for stretches of time, returning to school...

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Countdown: Kept by the Viking by Gina Conkle

Countdown: Kept by the Viking by Gina Conkle

    Harlequin   Amazon   B&N Kobo   iBooks   GooglePlay CarinaPress   Chapter One AD 930, A Saxon outpost on the northern border of Nor’man land   Smiling grimly at the darkness, Rurik tucked a bone-handled blade in his boot. Norns had spun his life with stingy threads, but his days of hardship were over. Rouen’s overlord, Will Longsword, promised to make him a landsman, a plum prize for a low-born...

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When a Chieftain Breaks the Law by Gina Conkle

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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Surprises I Encountered while Writing The Lord Meets His Lady by Gina Conkle

And one more thing about those Georgian marriages…   Bigamy was a problem in Georgian England. The Marriage Act of 1753, passed into law March 1754, was supposed to put the kibosh on illicit elopements and the trickier problem of bigamy. In pervious centuries, most brides and grooms married in their home parish. A select few married by special license.   By the Georgian period (defined by the four King Georges who reigned from...

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Five Historical Facts I Learned While Writing the Midnight Meetings Series by Gina Conkle

Five Historical Facts I Learned While Writing the Midnight Meetings Series by Gina Conkle

  (pssst…there’s a surprise ahead!) Georgian England was a place and time of excitement and wonder. Lots of changes going. Lots of money flowing around England. Lots of crime and inventions. But, you know what interests me? The little things about daily life during the period of the four King Georges—not *gasp* the fashions. I know. That’s sacrilege for a historical romance reader since most people want the gorgeous gowns....

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