This is a unique take on Pride and Prejudice. Looking forward to reading it .

Beverlee Swayze shared Riana Everly's post to the group: Regency Readers & Writers.
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Today is release day for The Assistant!

As part of the celebrations, I'm at Austenesque Reviews, with a picture tour of Halifax in 1800! Don't forget your comfy walking shoes. Those streets can get muddy.

Hi friends! Not too long ago I interviewed the lovely Riana Everly as she was celebrating her debut release, Teaching Eliza! Today Riana has kindly stopped by again for a visit as she is yet again celebrating another book release – The Assistant. I’m so excited to learn more about this tale as i...

With just two months to go until the first Royal Wedding of 2018, here is a look at the media treatment of a Royal Wedding in 1816

Born in 1796, Princess Charlotte of Wales was the only child and heir presumptive of the Prince Regent, later King George IV. With the direct line dependent on this single thread, and her father’s...

I am so thrilled by this review from Simone Camilleri Authors would be nothing without readers and it is wonderful when a reader completely understands your work.

Simone Camilleri reviewed Perception & Illusion, A Regency Novel on Goodreads5 star

5/5: Austen and Heyer Reborn It's been a while since I've read a Regency novel that drew me in as this one did. What a find, is what I kept saying to myself wh...ile reading this gem of a novel. There are so many modern Regency novels on the market these days, but so few that meet the standards set by the legendary Jane Austen or, more recently, Georgette Heyer, whose accurate depiction of Regency society is widely known. Perception & Illusion definitely does! It has all the key ingredients a lover of historical fiction looks for—characters that are a true reflection of the era, a plot that adher...

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Wishing everyone, the world over, a happy St. Patrick's Day

Drac made his first appearance at the St Patrick’s Day parade in 1968

For all planning a visit to Ireland this year.

From leprechauns, langers and eejits to boycotts, donnybrooks and Tories

Thank you to Clare Flynn for drawing my attention to this fabulous analysis of what makes a Gothic novel. I am currently working on a gothic short story and am glad to see that I tick most of the boxes. (Must see if I can fit in a swoon or two.)…/09/reading-gothic-novel-pictu…

Are some novels more gothic than others? We return to the genre's roots in the 18th century for this definitive guide to gothic fiction

A deserted Dublin last night. Wouldn't it make a fantastic Christmas card?

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Hill 16 Army

Beautiful photo of the Ha'penny Bridge in a deserted city centre last night 💙 Never seen it captured from this angle as there's always usually traffic. Night everyone, stay safe and stay warm.

📷: Andy Sheridan Photography

Catherine Kullmann, Author updated their cover photo.
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Catherine Kullmann, Author updated their cover photo.
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Piglet is very wise indeed.

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I Know, I Need To Stop Talking is with Lynne O'Connor and 9 others.

"Where are we going Piglet?" asked Pooh.

"We need to get supplies," said Piglet. "For the snow."

"Ah," said Pooh, nodding in understanding. "Things like bread, ...and milk, and snow shovels, and cat litter even though we don't have a cat, because it's meant to be good in Icy Conditions."

Piglet did a little laugh, and a sort of leap, and caught a few snowflakes on the tip of his tongue. "No," said Piglet. "No, those aren't the sort of snow supplies we need at all. What we need are family sized bags of chocolate buttons, and chips with dips, and a freezer full of stuffed crust pizzas, and all of the red wine that we can possibly carry, so that when we get snowed in we won't mind it even slightly. THOSE are snow supplies."

All of a sudden, Pooh thought that the snow didn't seem quite so wet, nor the air so cold, and actually, getting snowed in with Piglet and their snow supplies really didn't sound such a terrible thing after all. "Oh Piglet," said Pooh. "I really do think you are a Very Wise Animal."

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I am delighted to share this blog by my fellow-historical novelist Josanna Thompson whose debut novel A Maiden's Honour is set in 1814. Her heroine grows up in Polynesia and here Josanna discusses Polynesian beauty preparations.…/polynesian-beauty-secrets

Like all good historical fiction authors, I spent hours researching for my historical adventure, A Maiden's Honor. My protagonist, Sarah Campbell lived most of her life on a primitive Polynesian island. As I poured over journals written by James Cook and the first missionary to Tahiti, I couldn’t ...
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Women Aloud NI

*Women Aloud NI 2018* There are now 11 core events running this year, as well as #WomenXBorders in Dublin! We hope you can make it along to an event or two Full details of events here: #IWD2018 #ReadWomen

So eloquently put, and so tragic that it has to be said.

Teachers are strong people but it is not their responsibility to shoot students with guns

Looking forward to this.

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Delighted to share this well-deserved review by my writer-friend Pam Lecky. To be in with a chance to win a signed paperback, simply comment on the review below.

Today Renny de Groot reviews The Bowes Inheritance by Pam Lecky. The author has kindly offered a signed paperback as a giveaway. To be in ...

Great afternoon yesterday at the Hilton Hotel in Belfast for a joint meeting of the Irish Chapters of the Historical Novel Society and the Romantic Novelists' Association.

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Dianne Ascroft

The Irish branches of the Historical Novel Society and the Romantic Novelists Association got together in Belfast yesterday. It was a lively afternoon with chat, coffee, a Scrivener demonstration and more. Well worth the journey.

I am delighted to share this free short story by Riana Everly. It has certainly whetted my appetite for more.

In honour of Valentine’s Day, here is a short story about my new hero, Edward Gardiner, as he returns home after three years away from England. Although he is carrying with him a slightly bru…