Category: Western

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...

Walk the Walk to Talk the Talk

WALK THE WALK TO TALK THE TALK By Terry Irene Blain I remember a comment a friend of mine made after reading a very inaccurate historical novel.  She said there ought to be a rule that you can’t write a historical novel unless you’ve been camping at least once.   I think she might have a point. I think one of the goals of the historical writer...

Hidden Niches of Historical Romance

Historical romance is a broad umbrella that covers many wet, shivering time periods. Regency and Westerns stand firmly under the center of the umbrella. Other less often visited eras sometimes seem to cluster around the edges getting water down their necks. Off the beaten path stories and places always attract me. I’d like to share a couple of romance reads that celebrate the great diversity within...

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...