A Knight’s Armor

I’ve always found it fascinating the order in which a knight put on his armor.  Seriously, think about it.  He couldn’t just put the metal against his skin.  Imagine the chafing! All in all, it would take a knight and his squire about fifteen minutes to put on full plate armor.  This is based on […]

Inspirational Quote Monday! #28 of 2013

Inspirational Quote Monday! #28 of 2013

It’s Inspirational Quote Monday! Here’s the quote for the week – “The warrior who trusts his path doesn’t need to prove the other way is wrong.” – Paulo Coehlo

First Kiss Friday – The Sheik’s Spy by Gemma Juliana

Today’s First Kiss Friday featured guest is Gemma Juliana, author of contemporary romance The Sheik’s Spy.  Welcome Gemma!  Here’s the first kiss between Olympia Green and Sheikh Adnan of Zahiria. He came around his desk to meet her. Placing his hands on her arms, his eyes held hers captive. He moved closer and planted a lingering kiss […]

Squires

A knight in shining armor.  Is there a more glorious site?  It invokes an age, a culture, from a bygone era.  But what did it entail to become a knight? In researching my new novel, tentatively titled A True Knight, I discovered that it was more difficult and more expensive then most men could attain.  […]

Inspirational Quote Monday! #27 of 2013

Inspirational Quote Monday! #27 of 2013

It’s Inspirational Quote Monday! Here’s the quote for the week – “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” – Paulo Coelho

First Kiss Friday – Playing For Keeps by Cynthia Owens

Today’s First Kiss Friday featured guest is Cynthia Owens, author of contemporary romance Playing For Keeps.  Welcome Cynthia!  Here’s the first kiss between Katie and Lucas. “Katie—” he abruptly changed the subject—“do you have any idea how much I want to kiss you right now?” She shook her head in confusion, a few stray curls blowing into […]

The Medieval Jousting Tournament

The clash of jousting lance against steel shield.  The anxious wait to see if one of the riders would be unhorsed.  But what I have found in my research is that there is so much more to jousting then I have realized. In my research for my new novel, I have come to understand what […]

First Kiss Friday – Her Unbridled Cowboy by Donna Michaels

Today’s First Kiss Friday featured guest is Donna Michaels, author of contemporary romance Her Unbridled Cowboy.  Welcome Donna!  Here’s the first kiss between Kerri Masters and Connor McCall.  (Set up: Kerri’s goaded by Connor into kissing him under the mistletoe at a party)   Ignoring everyone, Kerri sat right down on Connor’s lap causing him to […]

Reader’s Crown Finalist!

Reader’s Crown Finalist!

Angel’s Assassin, my medieval romance, is a finalist in RomCon’s Readers Crown contest in the Historical category!  I’m thrilled and proud and honored!  Take a look at this excellent romance. “This is the quintessential historical romance–practically perfect in every way.” –My Devotional Thoughts “Angel’s Assassin is how Historical Romance is supposed to be.” – Overflowing […]

First Kiss Friday – Losing Penny (Rose Arbor) by Kristy Tate

Today’s First Kiss Friday featured guest is Kristy Tate, author of contemporary romance Losing Penny (Rose Arbor).  Welcome Kristy!  Here’s the first kiss between Penny Lee and Drake Islington. They stood in the moonlight, Drake’s arms holding her against him. He looked down at her upturned face, his eyes as dark as the night sky. The […]