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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Diane, looking forward to reading the RT review of your new book!
My mind keeps wandering back to RWA, too, thinking of the authors I didn’t chase down in the lobby!
My goal this week is to clean my house after a two month absence (hubby and cats obviously didn’t care about the dusty bunnies). Kids are back in school so I should have some time to myself … or maybe I’ll just read one of my new books from RWA!
Woot! about the Riskies being listed. That is tres awesome!
Huzzah!! Well done, Riskies!!
Chivalrous Captain, Rebel Mistress is in the mail and should arrive by this Friday. *rubs hands together in anticipation* Hmmm… better make sure the calendar is clear for reading.
And the video made me LOL!!
Writing and work are on the docket, and of course reading. 🙂
Congratulations on the RT book review!!
My goal is balancing a bad back with getting household chores done which is how I hurt it in the first place (sigh).
WOW!!! Riskies, that’s quite an honor! Congratulations!
Heh on the video.
Congrats Riskies! Not surprised in the least. There is always something interesting, thought-provoking or fun at the Riskie!
Kim, your kids start school early. What’s the school schedule there?
Carolyn, I agree! Tres awesome. Judy, Keira, and Louisa, thanks for also thinking it is tres awesome!
Judy, I hope you will like Chivalrous Captain, Rebel Mistress!!
Where on earth did that video come from? It did make me smile. Never watched the Fight Club movie, so I don’t get all the connections.
Number One London is a great site. Just what I DONT need is another really good site to follow. I can’t get to them all now.
I am sure Book Number 3 will live up to expectations.
I don’t quite have a fully functioning mind yet…
But basically, working and working and oh, working 😀
(I do hope to sneak in some reading, though 😉 )