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February 28, 2018

When reading historical novels, it is all too easy to point the finger at the wilder heroines and declare, “She would NEVER have done that!”  After all, surely all girls pre-1900 were terribly well-behaved and didn’t dare step outside convention?  Surely the idea that...

December 20, 2017

So My Lady Governess comes out today – hurrah!!!  I am joyous!  Tam and Marina are unleashed upon the world, and I hope they make some people as happy as they have made me.  Thus ends 2017 on a very high note, before 2018 comes in with more books on the way.  The next...

August 15, 2017

When the celebrated Georgette Heyer discussed her heroes, she was clear that she deliberately put them into two categories, effectively alpha and beta.  Beta heroes - Gilly, Freddy Standen or Gervase Frant - are generally easy-going, quietly-spoken types, usually humor...

August 6, 2017

It isn't a truth universally acknowledged, perhaps, but it still is one: while the redheaded heroine is always in vogue, romance novels have a distinct lack of heroes the same.  There are Titian girls, auburn girls, and tempestuous flamingly red-haired girls, yet want...

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