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Posted in Christmas Eve, erotic romance, erotica, romance, romance novels, tagged calendar, Christmas, erotic, erotic romance, naughty, romance, Scrooge, shopping, spicy, Wall Street on November 14, 2011| 2 Comments »
Can you believe there are only 41 shopping days till Christmas? What better way to count off the days than with this fun calendar I put together using photos I bought from www.dreamstime.com
Check out my erotic Christmas novella, A NAUGHTY CHRISTMAS CAROL on Amazon where “Scrooge meets Wall Street.”
Posted in British, England, Ireland, Irish, romance, romance novels, Titanic, writer, writing, tagged England, historical, iceberg, Ireland, Irish, romance, romance novel, ship of dreams, Southhampton, Titanic, White Star Line on July 28, 2011| Leave a Comment »
I’ve started a new journey…
On the Titanic.
I’ve also started a new blog to focus on that journey and I hope you’ll join me at:
Here I discuss my new novel, KATIE O’REILLY, and the grand ship Titanic:
The Titanic has fascinated me for years. I’m not alone. Even before James Cameron’s film “Titanic,” what happened on her maiden voyage has captured the imagination of anyone who has ever wondered what it was like to stroll her decks.
From first class…to second…to steerage.
I decided to find out and “Katie O’Reilly” was born. A saucy Irish maid who dreamed of going to America to escape a prison sentence for something she didn’t do. It’s only when she meets the notorious Captain Lord Jack Blackthorn on board the Titanic that she realizes it’s more than a new life she’s after.
She wants him, too.
“Katie O’Reilly” is a romance, but I’ve strived to make it as historically accurate as possible, even down to the times of the launching of the lifeboats after the ship hits the iceberg. I learned so much about the ship, but also about the passengers. Who they were, why they were traveling on the ship and what they experienced on that fateful night.
My purpose in writing this blog is not to merely repeat facts and stories…there are many wonderful books available that do that very well and we’ll discuss them…but to take you along on my journey writing “Katie O’Reilly” as we lead up to the 100th anniversary in April 2012.
Posted in British, England, fantasy, Harlequin, interview, Kate Middleton, lifestyle, prince, Prince William, reporter, romance, romance novels, Royal Wedding, sensual, Victorian England, women, writer, writing, tagged England, erotic romance, Harlequin, job, Kate Middleton, kiss, lifestyle, love, palace, prince, Prince William, princess, Queen, romance, royal wedding, sensual, Victorian on April 28, 2011| 2 Comments »
Romance Reporter At Large
Why, Kate Middleton, of course.
All eyes are on the lovely Kate as she weds Prince William with single girls all over the world wishing they were in her shoes.
And that they could give up their 9 to 5 jobs to be a princess.
I mean, it’s not like a princess has to work for a living. It’s all fancy balls and pretty clothes and dashing around with her handsome prince, right?
No more fast trips to the market with a purse full of coupons or emptying your Spam box or cleaning your bathroom.
Imagine lounging around the palace all day, eating chocolate truffles and texting your friends about how you have nothing to do but shop…
As Kate is sure to find out, being a princess is a full-time job.
In past weeks, this reporter has explored how to interview your romance heroine for a job, but what if that job is for a princess?
1. A princess must never forget that her job is service to her people. Duty and compassion are also important. Okay, so that means being nice to everyone you meet, including your mother-in-law, the Queen.
2. Don’t go around the palace snapping photos of the royal family on your cell phone and putting them on your website. Definitely not.
3. When addressing the queen, you say “Ma’am” as in jam. What pet name you call your Prince is between you and him…and remember, palace walls do have ears…
4. You must appear well-groomed and proper at all times. Which means no funky sweats, no sloppy flip-flops and for heaven’s sake, make certain you’ve removed the Royal Nail decals of you and the Prince before the big day.
5. And finally, when the Prince gives you that first official Royal Kiss on the palace balcony, wear smear proof lipstick. No lipstick on the collar for the future King!
And by all means, practice, practice, practice the “royal wave.” You’ll want to have it down perfect when you’re Queen!
Evelyn Q. Darling is the alter ego of Jina Bacarr, author of The Blonde Samurai: “She embraced the way of the warrior. Two swords. Two loves.”