Saturday, July 30, 2011

Revisiting my historical....I love English settings!

     I know I'm not alone in my love for novels set on English soil whose characters steal a few moments hidden in the castle alcoves, fall in love in a crowded ballroom, get whisked off for an adventure at sea with a handsome pirate or duke! If you also love those romantic settings that take you speeding in a carriage through the dark foggy streets of London at night, let's chat a bit.

     We all know life back then wasn't a bed of roses but those of us who are true romantics don't see the hardships our characters truly had to endure. That stuff isn't romantic though we know it existed. We prefer to see the love that blossomed between two people as they flirted among queen's court or across a crowded room. 

    Those are the things that made me want to bring my characters to life in No Turning Back. If you've not downloaded or purchased a copy yet, I invite you to click on the book on the left side and read Chapter One. I have a page on my website with more info on the characters. If you search the prior postings here on my blog, you'll find character interviews where you'll learn more about my hero and heroine. I hope you fall in love with them the way I did!

     What do you most enjoy when looking for a good romance set in England? Do you have a favorite time period? I love the 1700's in England as well as some of the medieval time periods. I also like those set in Scotland and Ireland. One author comes to mind - Renee Vincent- author of a series of medieval romances set in Ireland. Hop over and check out her Emerald Isle Trilogy. You will fall in love with her characters!

     Thank you all for stopping in to see what's happening or what I'm up to this week. I am working on book three, Whispers at Ghost Point, for which I've had to push the release date back to November 2011. Chapter One can be read on the left sidebar as well. Please note that this is NOT the final cover for the book; I wanted to show you something though. I am bringing back the characters from No Turning Back - the story is a contemporary in present day. I hope you enjoy both books.

CONTEST:      Winner is:    Diane D - Florida

***Diane - pls email me at deanna.jewel at - you didn't leave me your email so I could contact you. Sorry! I need to mail the book to you!

      Winner will receive a signed copy of No Turning Back and a goodie bag filled with author book marks. Leave a comment to be in the drawing and I will pick a winner using on August 7th!


  1. I've got both No Turning Back and Whispers at Ghhost Point on the TBR list. Can't wait to get into them (even though you had to push back Whispers!).


  2. LOL - thanks Karen, I have many pushing me to get it done so I just need to stay off the internet marketing and WRITE!! I can't sell marketing, now can I?? Thanks for popping in, Karen!

  3. You are too sweet, Deanna! Thank you for the promo plug. I am most humbled by the fact that you considered my historical worth mentioning. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  4. Hi Renee! Thanks for stopping by! I love historicals set in Ireland also, especially the medieval ones! You're writing is wonderful. I've not started reading Silent Partner yet, but did download it to my Nook!

  5. Hi Deanna,

    My most favorite setting for any Historical Romance has to be England. England is steeped in so much history and, the settings are always unique for romance books. Where else could one go and wonder down Park Lane, ride through Hyde Park, go shopping on Bond Street or even while away the evening hours in Vauxhall Gardens. I truly think that London is the ideal place for all the wealthy folks of the Georgian, Regency or Victorian periods.

    I haven't read any of your books yet so, you would be a new author to me.

    Thank you for this opportunity. I look forward to reading

  6. Hi Deanna. Renee's books are wonderful. I cannot wait to read your Whispers at Ghost Point book. I guess I don't really have a favorite time period. I just go with what the author writes. Don't enter me as I have your books.
    Sue B

  7. Hi Deanna-

    I also love reading stories from the medieval times. The castles, near the water, the ladies dresses, servants, the men being warriors- muscles,lean and trim. Then you throw in an accent- ahhhh. Priceless.

    your1chef at aol dot com

  8. Hi Deanna,

    I'm a huge historical romance novel fan and I especially love the 19th century in England but I do enjoy a good historical set in Victorian America too.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  9. Hi Deanna,
    I'm another lover of English settings, particularly the Yorkshire Dales, whatever the time period - Medieval, Regency or Victorian. Yes, life was hard then, but a romantic like me can focus on the good stuff.

  10. You got my favorite time frame and places ... thanks for the connect to another author I'd not tried - Renee Vincent.. Nice contest also, thanks from one of your readers!!

  11. I like the 1700 & 1800's for novels. I especially like the time travel novels.

  12. I look for novel with time travel in them. I would love to win a signed book and goodie bag.

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