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Why I Write Romance–A Different Perspective

WHY I WRITE ROMANCE—A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE by Kathleen Bittner Roth Society rewards us for practiced thinking by handing us diplomas to tack on our walls. But what of our important feeling nature? Thinking is what brings about clarity and objectivity in our lives, but only feeling can bring a sense of value and worth to a person. Our self-esteem comes not from what we think of...

#WhyIReadHistoricals / #WhyIWriteHistoricals

On Friday, May 29, join authors and readers in sharing why YOU read and love historical romance. Use hashtag #WhyIReadHistoricals on your favorite social media sites. Let the world know what historical romance means to you! Ever wonder why your favorite authors writes historical romance? On Friday, May 29, historical romance authors around the world will be posting/tweeting their reasons for writing in this multi-faceted sub-genre of...

RITA Award Finalists

Congratulations to the 2015 historical romance finalists for RWA’s Rita Award! Best First Book The Smuggler Wore Silk by Alyssa Alexander Penguin Group USA, Berkley Julie Mianecki, editor Historical Romance: Long Douglas: Lord of Heartache by Grace Burrowes Sourcebooks, Casablanca Deb Werksman, editor Fool Me Twice by Meredith Duran Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books Lauren McKenna, editor A Place Called Harmony by Jodi Thomas Penguin Group...

Cowboys: Knights of the Old West

by Jacquie Rogers A certain mythos of romance holds a strong place in my heart. And of course, when we talk about romance, the first thing we think about is a hunky hero. As a woman, and as a romance writer, men fascinate me. They’re so incredibly complicated but at the same time so basic. Women are complicated and basic in other ways, leaving the man/woman...

Medieval Romance Video

Medieval Romance Escape to a time when knights battled for thrones, conquerors and crusaders roamed the lands, and ladies in waiting served their queen. Find your hero in a medieval romance!

Historical Romantic Suspense-Video

Historical Romantic Suspense Do you like a little a little danger and adventure in your historical romance? Spies? Thieves? Abduction? Check out this video about historical romantic suspense. For more information, check out www.pastthrills.com

The Eldest Son Inherits, right?

  The Eldest Son Inherits, right? by Jill Hughey A wonderful source of conflict in many historical romances is the rule of primogeniture: eldest son inherits. While on the surface primogeniture seems unfair to younger siblings, it serves a purpose. Let me illustrate. Ever heard of Charlemagne? Of course you have. Ever heard of The Carolingian Empire? Probably not, though it is the foundation of Charlemagne’s...

A Forward Thinking Man

Aaron Montgomery Ward by Cheryl St. John This is the time of year we can appreciate online shopping. No crowds, no icy parking lots, no cranky checkers, no lines, no lugging heavy items like cat litter to your vehicle. Fifteen or twenty years ago we thought ordering from catalogs was the height of convenience. We now have a world of items at our fingertips. Nearly anything...

Fantastic Video – Explore Historical Romance!

Think you know historical romance? Prepare to be surprised. Never read historical romance? The subgenre has never been more diversified in its offerings to readers. To back up our claim, Historical Romance Network members put together a fun, energetic video highlighting a collection of beautiful covers by just a few of today’s stars in historical romance. Stay tuned – many more to come.  

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys – or what I learned from the western movies

Yes, I admit, my heroes have always been cowboys. My love of cowboys came from old western movies. Here were men who were larger than life, who stood up for what they believed in, who’s word was their bond, who were willing to do what had to be done. And when they fell in love, it was deep and forever — even if they fought it...