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Precious, precious love

As a writer with a huge soft spot for romance, the word love tends to summon forth images of kisses and soft whispers in the dark, gentle fingers trailing down a naked back, a giggle that ends with a gasp as someone nibbles a sensitive earlobe. Love, of course, is much more than that. Now, …

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A man and his women – meet abolitionist John Brown in Susan Higginbottham’s book!

Today, I am hosting a stop on Ms Higginbottham’s Coffee Pot Book Club Tour featuring her excellent book John Brown’s Women. I knew who John Brown was – like many of you, I’d grown up singing about him – so I was pretty intrigued when I was asked to host this tour. I was, however, …

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The three brothers – the story of a Portuguese princess and how she was blamed for the sins of her sons

In 1214, Berengaria of Portugal married Valdemar II, king of Denmark. How on earth would a medieval Portuguese princess and a Danish king meet, you might ask, but there was an indirect connection as Valdemar’s sister, Ingeborg, was unfortunate enough to marry Berengaria’s French cousin, Philippe Augustus. This is why Berengaria was in Paris, and …

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Cooking and reading – how books inspire reviewer Susan Weintrob to share recipes!

Today, I am doing something slightly different. I have invited Susan Weintrob over to my blog, mainly because she’s one of those staunch supporters of other authors. Thing is, Susan does things a bit differently as she usually pairs her review with a recipe. How cool is that? I could go on and on about …

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The Lords of the Wind – a viking saga by CJ Adrien

Today, C.J. Adrien has popped by to visit my blog as part of his ongoing book tour with The Coffee Pot Book Club. Mr Adrien’s recent release details the exploits of Hasting, a viking who, among other things, ravaged the Mediterranean in the 9th century. Now those of you who follow my blog will know …

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From piratical swash-buckling to cosy mysteries – meet Helen Hollick!

Since many years back, I am fortunate enough to call Helen Hollick a friend. She’s been a constant support in my writing journey, be it as a honest critic or as a shoulder to lean on. She has also made me wish I could wear a hat as rakishly as she does 🙂 Now, Helen …

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La Beltraneja – or when a nickname permanently destroys your life

In 1462 King Enrique IV of Castile welcomed a daughter to the world. Baby Juana was the much-awaited heir to the throne of Castile, but there were those who murmured she was, in fact, the daughter of the royal favourite, Don Beltrán de la Cueva. That both Don Beltrán, the king AND the baby’s mother, …

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Review of Rebel’s Knot – or “Wow, Ms Bazos does it again!”

Today, I am delighted to be hosting a stop on The Coffee Pot Book Club tour for Ms Bazos’ latest release, Rebel’s Knot. Some of you may recall that Cryssa Bazos has been my guest on this blog before, mainly because we share a passion for the 17th century – and LoTR! We also seem …

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Double Trouble – or how Ms Morton yet again delivers a twisting, breath-taking read!

Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of welcoming Alison Morton to my blog on several occasions. Originally, this was in connection with her excellent alternate history series, Roma Nova (and yes, I am SO happy to hear that there will soon be additional instalments in the Roma Nova series) but since some years back, …

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Addicted to the Happily Ever After – or celebrating the pink and fluffy parts of life

There are days when I toy with the idea of writing a book that leaves every single reader in tears with not a Happily Ever After in sight. On occasion, my books start out that way, with my rather calculating muse considering just how to permanently tear my loving couples apart. My release from earlier …

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