My mind is still wandering, not entirely away from RWA in Orlando, a bit still on the road, and a lot in my almost finished Book 3 of my Soldiers Series.
Something very cool from RWA.
After the Awards Ceremony (where Amanda and Carolyn were finalists for the RITA, in case you forgot…) several of my friends from Washington Romance Writers (WRW) and I were invited to Michelle Monkou‘s hotel suite. Michelle is RWA’s president as well as a member of WRW, and as president she’d done a fair amount of entertaining in her suite. Leftover from one of those events was a booklet compiled for librarians by John Charles (reviewer for Booklist and the Chicago Tribune), Shelley Mosley, and Kristin Ramsdell. The booklet defines the Romance genre and its subgenres and describes its historical origins. It lists Romance publishers and resource books and articles and electronic resources. Five Blogs were listed and RISKY REGENCIES WAS ONE OF THEM!!! Right up there with Word Wenches, The Goddess Blogs and Barbara Vey’s Beyond Her Book.
Speaking of blogs, I’m way behind on Number One London, one of my blog favorites. Here is a sample of some of their offerings: More on the Althorpe auction, Food Glorious Food (iconic British food), Jo Manning on Gainsborough, Famous Dandies Paper Dolls. Number One London is up for a blog award. Feel free to vote for them!
Do you subscribe to RT Book Reviews? In the September issue, go to page 44. There among the Historical reviews is the bookcover for Chivalrous Captain, Rebel Mistress!
RT gives the book 4 Stars and says: “Three soldiers share the horrors of the Battle of Waterloo. Their powerful stories and realistic backdrop elevate Gaston’s series out of the traditional Regency romance.”
Let’s hope Book 3 lives up to that statement as well!
What is on your mind this week? Do you have a goal for the week? Mine is finishing the book!
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