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Ever fantasize about a Viking? (Contest) ?>

Ever fantasize about a Viking? (Contest)

Conquests has been out for a while. It was the first of my self-edited and self-published anthologies. It was followed by Rogues, which will be followed by Blue Collar in June! I love short stories, and I love it even better when friends join me to complete a theme-based anthology, because it’s fun to see where our minds go! I worried that narrowing the theme of Conquests to only Viking stories would make the adventures very similar, but the authors…

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Lizzie Ashworth: The Origins of Valentine’s Day ?>

Lizzie Ashworth: The Origins of Valentine’s Day

Bet you didn’t know that Valentine’s Day got its start in the Roman Empire with some public BDSM. That’s right. The feast of Lupercalia involved women lining up along the streets so men could run along and whip them with strips of animal hide (preferably goat or dog). The ritual was supposed to increase female fertility and there’s actually no telling how far back in history this tradition might have started. A lottery followed the whipping with women’s names drawn…

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Where Destiny Plays Finally Re-Released! Only #99cents! ?>

Where Destiny Plays Finally Re-Released! Only #99cents!

I am beyond excited to announce the re-release of Where Destiny Plays, Book 3 in my Victorian erotic romance series, The Harwell Heirs. I am even more excited to show off the new cover:

Imperial Warriors: Roman and Viking New Release 99¢ Sale! ?>

Imperial Warriors: Roman and Viking New Release 99¢ Sale!

Imperial Warriors: Two Scorching Tales of the Roman Empire is out! This mini-anthology includes my stories previously published in Delilah’s collections now available together for the first time. “The Promise of Memory” was published in Hot Highlanders and Wild Warriors, and “Protecting Her” was published in Conquests: An Anthology of Smoldering Viking Romance. It’s my very first anthology of my own stories, which means it’s really a “collection of short stories” rather than an anthology (which implies several authors). But…

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Keeping Sex Between the Covers ?>

Keeping Sex Between the Covers

It’s June 14th and in the United States we’re celebrating Flag Day! I have a special promotion for June (Flag Day month) and July (Independence Day month). See the end of this post! I generally write historical erotic romance, although I have also written contemporary, mythological, and Steampunk. But my comfort zone is historicals because I’m a historian and, I suppose, I’ve internally fetishized history to a certain extent. I’ve written stories that take place in ancient Roman and Victorian…

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6 Days: Broken Vows by Anya Richards ?>

6 Days: Broken Vows by Anya Richards

Why are we so often impulsive, especially when we’re young? This is the question the hero of Broken Vows is forced to ask himself when the effects of his chivalrous actions are suddenly too hard to swallow. Like many young men, Gareth was let down by the lady who had won his heart and, at that time, he swore never to love again. Unfortunately, he took his vow too far, actually invoking the name of God. Now, older, wiser, and…

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8 Days: Wicked by Susannah Chapin ?>

8 Days: Wicked by Susannah Chapin

I GET KNOCKED DOWN…BUT I GET UP AGAIN Semi-obnoxious 90’s song stuck in your head? You can thank me later. 😉 So, about a year ago, life knocked me down pretty hard. (Okay, let’s do a synchronized “Awww.” It’ll be the “Awww” of communal misery. Ready? One, two, three…”Awww.” Excellent, thanks y’all. Now we can move on.) There was some serious personal stuff going down that wasn’t pretty or fun, and most days it was an accomplishment just to get…

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9 Days: On My Honor by Beatrix Ellroy ?>

9 Days: On My Honor by Beatrix Ellroy

I’m Beatrix Ellroy, I write erotica for fun and I have to admit, On My Honor was one of the more fun. No high minded research ideals here, just one very strong memory and one very strong image. The Memory: one year at my local Ye Olde Medieval Faire (authenticity may vary) I stood transfixed at one of the Celtic lifestyle groups hosted a bare blade bout. It was the 90s, this kind of thing still happened. One of the…

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10 Days: Pleasure in Surrender by Delilah Devlin (Contest) ?>

10 Days: Pleasure in Surrender by Delilah Devlin (Contest)

“Pleasure in Surrender” isn’t my first foray into a story with a historical setting. But it is the first “pure” historical I’ve written. In Jacq’s Warlord, my sister Myla Jackson and I wrote about a woman who time-traveled back to medieval England. Rufus, our hero, was very much a man of his time. Dealing with Jacq called for a little license—we couldn’t allow poor Rufus to beat her for her many infractions. And she did need to lead a castle defense…

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14 Days: The Maiden’s Kiss by Layla Chase (Contest) ?>

14 Days: The Maiden’s Kiss by Layla Chase (Contest)

Strong Women Know What They Want I’m a feminist. I studied feminist theology in college, minored in Women’s Studies (after all, that was during the 1970s) and taught my daughters they have a voice. So when I started writing romance, I created heroines who expect to be listened to, ones who are smart and knowledgeable (sometimes, they had to be sneaky to do this). As much as possible, my heroines don’t make put-my-life-in-danger stupid choices, but they may risk all for…

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