Thursday, 17 July 2014

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Just before the start of the wonderful weekend conference of the Romantic Novelists' Association, I got the chance to take part in a 'Love of the Past' historical authors event at Blists Hill Victorian Town at Ironbridge in Shropshire.


Many of us entered into the event by dressing up in some way according to the period in which we write and we certainly attracted a lot of interest from visitors. But the Victorian town itself is amazing, with replicas of many of the shops that would have been available in the 19th century. You can even change your money at the 'bank' for old pennies and use them to buy goods for sale.

One of my favourite shops was the drapers where the lady in charge actually sews many of the items for sale on her old Singer sewing machine. Authentic Victorian clothes are displayed off to one room. Fresh bread is on sale at the bakers and an old-style fish and chip shop did a roaring trade at lunch time!

This is one place to revisit another time.

Romy

Thursday, 26 June 2014

New Version of Dangerous Deceit!


Delighted now to have published the new version of Dangerous Deceit, with British English and new cover, on Amazon and relieved to see all my lovely reviews on the UK and US sites are still there!

Romy

Friday, 6 June 2014

Discovering Literature

The British Library has a wonderful resource about Discovering Literature: the Romantics and Victorians. Since I studied literature to MA level, I'm delighted to find this online! It offers huge value for any writer of historical romance with lots of interesting articles easily accessible.

Romy

Friday, 23 May 2014

Launch of The Adonis Touch!

The second novella in my Aphrodite and Adonis series set on Cyprus, The Adonis Touch, is released today from Tirgearr Publishing! The fun party is happening over on my main reading and writing blog and on Facebook. Please do join in.


The Adonis Touch is available from Amazon US and Amazon UK and in all e-formats from Tirgearr Publishing.

Special offer: The first novella in the series, The Aphrodite Touch, is on special offer at $.99 from Amazon US and £.77 from Amazon UK!

Romy

Monday, 19 May 2014

Starting a Newsletter

I've just started putting together a regular newsletter at last! If anyone would like to receive it, then please do sign up in the box at the side of the blog. I'm aiming to send one out monthly, or every two months, and I'll be including details of a publisher and a writing market in each issue in addition to news.

Thank you,
Romy

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

British Library Sounds

I've updated this blog a little in the hope it may continue as a resource for history posts and information. There are a lot of links at the side which may prove useful to some. I've also updated the blog pages with details of my three historical novels and all my book trailers.

British Library Sounds is an absolutely fascinating and enjoyable website containing dialects, conversations and sounds from different periods of history and areas of the world. Listen to a sample if you're looking for that authentic voice!

Romy

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Holiday Themed Sale

My Irish publisher, Tirgearr Publishing, is offering their holiday titles at a huge discount from today (Saturday) through Monday - it includes my full length Scottish Regency novel, Midwinter Masquerade!

They are all available on Amazon and through the publisher - check out the relevant titles at Tirgearr.

If you fancy being transported back to a Victorian Twelfth Night in 1859, novella Mischief at Mulberry Manor is available from Amazon.

Romy