Posts by laurel

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 […]


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 […]

Golden Rose Winner!

Golden Rose Winner!

Angel’s Assassin does it again!  It won the Historical category in the Golden Rose Contest!  Seriously, check it out if you haven’t already!