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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Pick a Character and Get His Free Story

Pick a Character and Get His Free Story

    Starting later this fall, I’m offering readers a serial on my blog. One secondary character from the Midnight Meetings series will get his story told—a free bonus— for my readers. The best part? You pick the character!*   Your choices: A. Nate Fincher, the up and comer from the wrong side of Town in The Lady Meets Her Match B. Herr Wolf, stoic Prussian belonging to a secret military society in The Lord Meets...

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Celebrating Spring with a Free Ebook

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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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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How to Elope Like a Georgian by Gina Conkle

How to Elope Like a Georgian by Gina Conkle

  Oh, the naughtiness of a quickie wedding! Early Georgian England teemed with elopements, creating scores of under-aged brides and pesky bigamists. During that era, people could marry wherever and whenever they wanted, as long as a clergyman presided over the ceremony. By the 1740s, fast weddings in England became a booming industry thanks to shady clergymen in London’s Southwark ward. Because of those few bad apples, people called for...

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How to Enjoy London Like a Georgian by Gina Conkle

How to Enjoy London Like a Georgian by Gina Conkle

    The Georgian era was a fascinating shift from pastoral to urban living. The economic boom brought scientific advances. Much of the populace elevated themselves to a better place in life—especially the merchant class. Entertainments abounded. Life’s little luxuries were affordable. People enjoyed a diversity of products pouring into London on a regular basis. In researching the Midnight Meetings series, I came across many...

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