Posts tagged with: Retro Romance
By Janeen O'Kerry On Apr 24 2013, 9:00 am
Some women live full and happy lives within a large home filled with family and friends. Some women live virtually alone for all of their days, finding life’s satisfaction in their work. And other women find themselves caught between those two worlds, never truly having one or the other but wishing for the best of both.
Though she was written as living some two millennia ago, the character of Rioghan (REE-gan) is just such a woman. She lives alone in the Irish forest outside of the great fortress built by the Men, serving as a midwife and healer to both the Men and to the Fair Folk, who are also called the Sidhe (shee).
Sometimes Rioghan wishes she could go and live with those of the fortress, for theirs is a lively and social world. She is especially drawn to the King’s Champion, the strong and handsome Donaill, who has helped her defend her forest home against Men who are not as honorable as he. Read more…
By Sally Falcon On Mar 29 2013, 11:48 am
I started reading romances in 6th or 7th grade. In those days, as our grandmothers would say, there were actually romances for teens and only six paperback romances a month. Women’s Lib got into the picture and were a little judgmental with romance; I think one of their silliest commentaries was on Witch of Blackbird [...]
By Sally Falcon On Feb 15 2013, 9:00 am
Hmmmm, the day after Valentine’s Day. What are women thinking about? Possibly that a lot of real guys could use some help with gift giving? Or that too many wait until the last minute? (Thank heaven for grocery store flowers?) Let’s see after the big three – flowers, candy and jewelry – what is there [...]
By Janeen O'Kerry On Jan 29 2013, 9:35 pm
Daughter of Gold is an historical/fantasy romance set in ancient Ireland, and is perhaps my favorite of all nine of my Irish historical romances. Why? Because it features one of my favorite characters – not just the handsome and protective Bryan, and the brave and lovely Niamh (pronounced NEE-ahv), but the fierce, dangerous and very [...]
By Lynn.Michaels On Jan 9 2013, 9:00 am
What I’m about to tell you isn’t rocket science. It’s common sense, things we all know we should do, but don’t always. Writing is a stressful job. Mental and emotional stress effects the body as well as the mind and the psyche. Your body — not your computer, your laptop or your laser printer — [...]
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