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Sexy Regency Romance

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Dialysis - A new stage on the journey.

Dialysis - the beginning of the rest of my life. We pass through quite a few life-journey turning points as we travel this earthly existence. Birth; starting school; first love; first full time job; marriage; becoming a parent and then a grandparent and great grandparent; achieving a lifelong dream; losing love, parents or a significant other; illness or disease. The list is long and is different for each of us. Some turning points we don't see coming and must deal with as we are able, right in ...

April 3, 2022

It's Spring And I'm Back

28 September 2021 Hullo from New Zealand, It’s been a while since I’ve braved the world of publicity! But it’s time I stepped out again and brought you, my readers, up to date. If you are reading this, thank you! Back in May I had my first knee replacement which went very well—until it didn’t! A very unfortunate encounter with a morphine related pain relief nearly ended my story right there and it’s taken all this time to get my head back in the game. The other distraction, fairl...

September 28, 2021

Already April

Dust off your tiara, make up your title if you don't already have one and get ready to attend a garden party. All three must feature in the story each of the Three Quills will feather for your entertainment in their second anthology 'A Tangle of Tiaras and Titles'.Because we can't wait another month, as we planned, to reveal the cover, here it is. As before, it is designed by Dar Albert of'A Tangle of Tiaras and Titles' will be available for pre-order in May 2021.Meanwhil...

April 1, 2021

Make-it March

The Three Quills update Setting goals for myself and meeting them has never been my strong point. But I have discovered that if I set goals with someone else, or even with two someone elses, I will achieve everything I set out to do. Even writing a regular monthly blog! Who knew? Working with Leigh D'Ansey and Caroline Bagshaw on our 'Three Quills' anthologies has turned out to be  really rewarding. I mentioned last month that we had a "logo and everything" so here is the big reveal. Dar Al...

March 1, 2021

Meet the ‘Three Quills’

Jen Yates, Leigh d’Ansey and Caroline Bagshaw are three Regency romance authors writing as ‘The Three Quills’.On 31st October 2020, Jen, Leigh and Caroline published an anthology of three short stories , “A Tangle of Tinsel and Tartan”....

February 2, 2021

Bridgerton – Love it? Or—?

(Disclaimer: - ‘This is my opinion’.) I loved it. Watched the whole series over two nights. Brilliant portrayal of the era. But… Yep, isn’t there always a BUT? You know you can’t please all of the people all of the time anyway, and I’m not usually one to comment, argue or criticize, BUT… Sometimes, one just has to say stuff. I write Regency romance so I think I have a bit of a grasp on the society of the time and I do a lot of research to ensure I get things right. For t...

January 23, 2021

The Virtual Traveller - Ghent, Flanders.

The last time I went  Virtual Traveling it was to Honfleur, France for a scene in 'Rules of Rebellion', Bk.3. in 'Regency Rebelles' series.Today I was researching Ghent for the opening scenes of 'Debt of Honor', Bk.4. in the series. It's highly unlikely I will get to visit these places - especially given current travel restrictions and the inescapable fact I need two new knees!So I did the next best thing - and very grateful I am that I can. Google Maps, what can I say? Mwah!My hero and her...

December 11, 2020

The 'Regency Rebelles' are here.

It's pretty exciting to finally get this series off the ground and into cyberspace. The opening novella, 'Propriety Be Damned', was challenging to write because Lord Henry Davencourt, Earl of Stannesford is 'different', and would not conform! Today he would probably have been diagnosed as having Asperger's Syndrome. In 1788 he just didn't fit in. Big, handsome, introspective, prone to saying the wrong things, and reclusive, Henry also has odd obsessions. One lifelong obsession being butterflies....

November 18, 2020

Launch of a 1000 Ships - well, 3 Books Actually!

It all started when Leigh D'Ansey ( ) said, 'Why don't we...?' So we did, & the Anthology, 'A Tangle of Tinsel and Tartan' ( )  came into being. We each contributed a short story of about 5000 words, which contained a baby and a reference to Christmas - since we planned to offer it as a little festive gift. Yes, it's FREE! Leigh D'Ansey's story is a delightful Regency version of the original Christmas story and pertains t...

November 12, 2020

Joint Anthology Coming 31st Oct. 2020

It's much more fun publishing and launching a book with other authors than going it alone.For one, you have someone to share the excitement with. In this case two someones.Leigh D'Ansey, Caroline Bagshaw and I have put together an anthology of three short stories to give you a taste of our writing styles and to entice you to delve into our new series as the books become available.'A Tangle of Tinsel and Tartan' will go live on 31st October and it will be FREE.In preparation for the launch we met...

October 18, 2020

The Virtual Traveller - Honfleur, Normandy, France.

The Virtual Traveler. Writing historical romance often requires research and the internet is the most amazing tool. In this blog I aim to share some of the places I’ve virtually been, fun facts I’ve learned, and anything interesting that popped up along the journey. 6 Sept 2020 Today I visited Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine River, Normandy, France. My characters had been racing across France from Paris with an English lady they have rescued during the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars. S...

October 8, 2020

BLOG on Blogging

Blogging. Countless times I have made brave resolutions to write a regular Blog. Like many resolutions, they have fallen by the wayside. Non-fiction to me, is boring to either read or write. And it takes my time and focus away from what I love writing - Fiction in the form of Sexy Regency Romance. However, with this beautiful new website I will make yet another effort to write regularly and share with you, the reader, some of the things I love about the Regency era. ...

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