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Superpowers

BY MAGGIE GALLAGHER

Speed, strength, immortally, shifter, magic, genetic modifications, and more.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be gifted with some type of superpower? I certainly have. Our society has examined this mythos in film, on television, in comic books, and novels. The phrase “Faster than a speeding bullet” first used in the Superman radio shows in the 1940s (Wikipedia n.d.) and many more like it entered popular culture in such a way as to exemplify our desires for greatness.

MAKING REGENCY ROMANCE AUTHENTIC

BY ELLA QUINN

It’s wonderful to be back on Romance Divas! As you probably know by now, I write Regency romances. The Regency lasted for only a short period of time. It was technically from 1811 when King George III was declared insane and his son, the Prince of Wales, was declared Regent. It ended in 1820 when the king died and his son, George IV, was crowned. The long Regency, however, lasted from the later 18th century until Victoria was crowned in 1837.

Q & A with Kat Martin

Where do you like to write and do you have a ritual before you start a book?

I am lucky to have an office in my home in Montana that looks out over the beautful Sapphire mountains.  In the winter, I live at the beach.  My office looks out over the boat channels leading to the harbor.  I get to watch the surfers paddleboarding in and out!  Both great places to write.  No ritual before I start.  I usually take a day, maybe two before I get back to work.  I used to take a month, but I don’t have that luxury anymore.

Veterans Day and Military Romances

BY MARY ELLEN WOODS

Every year around the November 11th Veterans Day holiday, there are books with military themes and heroes on sale. If you love a hero in uniform as much as I do, it is an opportune time to get a bargain on a book in a genre you enjoy. I want to examine what constitutes the military trope and/or hero. In my experience, the books sold as military fall into a couple of different categories, active and former military.

I love sex, money, and power. But that’s not why I read and write romance

thedevilinsideBY GEORGIA CARTER MATHERS

I want to be able to make the rich hero pitch his tent. Why can’t I be a little bit playful? When he’s the man her soul needs, a good romp is fine with me! And while I’m on this subject, romances are often criticized for purple prose, and some of these same critics claim that romances are written for readers with low expectations.

I hear your outcry over that literary snobbery, but perhaps even worse, critics then claim that romances perpetuate clichés and patriarchal social norms with the power play evoked in the relationships between sex, money, and power.

The Grand Tour

heartofdelight*RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY*

BY JENNA JAXON

Viewed as an indispensable part of a young Englishman’s education in the 18th and 19th centuries, the Grand Tour of Europe was undertaken by all young men whose families were of sufficient means to send them. The tour would provide the young man with experiences to broaden his views of the world at large, hasten his maturity in all ways, and a polish he would not get if he stayed in England. Undertaken usually at about the age of eighteen or nineteen, Grand Tours would last from one to five years and take in most of the accepted cultural centers of the age, particularly France and Italy.

An Interview with Delilah Gregory, heroine from Love Me, Master Me

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*RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY*

BY ANYA SUMMERS 

What is your name? Do you have a nickname

My name is Delilah, but my friends and some of the Doms of the Dungeon Fantasy Club call me Dee.

Who is your best friend? What kinds of things do you do when you’re together?

I would say the girlfriend I’m closest to is Amaya Taneka. Since we are both typically touring, we don’t get much facetime, but when we do we are typically at a BDSM club together.

Cart Before the Horse

WaterBeare*RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY*

BY WENDI CHRISTNER

In the late 70s, early 80s I grew up in a very rural part of north Florida. People talked slow, time moved slower. About half a mile from my house, an old man named Mr. Bill lived with his mother. I don’t know how old either of them were, but Mr. Bill seemed much older than my grandparents. He had a slight build, a gentle soul, and the constant odor of alcohol and tobacco on his breath. Mr. Bill liked to get out and visit his neighbors. He didn’t own an automobile. Every morning he hitched his horse Dan up to a cart – imagine the open wagons you see in old Westerns but a little smaller. If any of us were outside when Mr. Bill got close to our house, he’d direct Dan onto our driveway and pull to a stop with an easy, “Whoa, now.”

Historical Sub-Plots

When-a-Marquis-Chooses**RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY**

BY ELLA QUINN

Thank you so much for having me back on your blog. It’s a pleasure to be here.

Not long ago I was discussing one of the sub-plots in my latest release When  Marquis Chooses a Bride with someone and they were surprised to hear that human trafficking had been going on for over two hundred years. They thought it was a modern problem. In fact, it’s been going on for over a millennium, but I will focus on the Regency.

An Interview with Katherine Locke from Heart of Desire

Heart-of-DesireBY JENNA JAXON

What is your name? Miss Katherine Locke Do you have a nickname? My friends and family usually call me Kate.

Where were you born? I was born in Somerset, England. Where have you lived since then? Our primary residence is in Somerset, however, we have a townhouse in London where we stay during the Season and the Little Season, and various estates around the England. We visit them occasionally. Where do you call home? Somerset

If you have a family, how do you get along with them? I have a brother, with whom I get along rather well, if he doesn’t try to meddle in my business. We spar verbally quite often, but it’s more in fun than in anger. Unless he tries to tell me what to do. If you don’t, are there people in your life that you consider family? How do you get along with them?