Tag: historical

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Historical accuracy in romance

The age old question that many of us historical romance authors face is this: how much accuracy is needed? It’s a difficult one to answer because there are two main groups of thought, both of which have their own positives and negatives. Group 1: The Purists “Write a historical romance without all the details 100% accurate? Nonsese!” They cry. “The whole point of a … Read More Historical accuracy in romance

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Planning a historical romance series

One of the biggest challenges of being an author is planning a historical romance series. I know that there will be people who disagree with me, but I think this is true for three reasons: Planning a series, any series, is complicated. You have way more characters to keep track of, you need to ensure that things like time of the year or even … Read More Planning a historical romance series

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How do you write male characters?

I am asked a wide range of different questions about the way that I write, but the question that comes up most often is ‘How do you write male characters?’

It’s a great question, but it’s always a little irritating. I mean, I’ve never been a duchess either, but no one asks me how I manage to write those types of characters!

Basically what it all comes down to is three things, so if you want to write male characters, pull up a chair, and see whether these three tips can help you…

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Guest Blog: Unwrapping a Rogue

BUY HERE Unwrap your next historical hero in this Regency romance boxset created especially for Christmas! Including brand new and exclusive content from USA Today and Bestselling authors as well as much-loved Christmas titles, find yourself lost in a world of snow, scandalous kisses, and sexy heroes.   How to Marry a Rake in Ten Days by Samantha Holt   The years had added … Read More Guest Blog: Unwrapping a Rogue

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What’s in a name?

Alright, I’m just going to come out and say it: naming characters is the worst. Most of my (non-author) friends think that I’m crazy for saying this. After all, most of us only get to name a few people in our lives, and if you don’t have any children then you never get the pleasure of deciding what someone is going to be called … Read More What’s in a name?

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Finishing a historical romance series

Well – it’s done. I’ve finished the Ravishing Regencies series. 

You may find that a little surprising, and don’t worry if you are one of my loyal Kickstarter fans, the books were (technically!) already written! As I shared with you a few months ago, I had this incredible idea of how to add something into the series…

Cover Reveal: Uncharted

Destiny is not a matter of chance, but a matter of choice.   Book Details: Title: Uncharted Author Name: Justine Alley Dowsett & Murandy Damodred Length:  319 pages Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance, Historical, Comedy, Adventure, Swashbuckling, Polyamoury Release Date: April 17, 2017 About Uncharted: Destiny is not a matter of chance, but a matter of choice. Fated to be a Priestess of Saegard, Meredith dreams … Read More Cover Reveal: Uncharted