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2019: The Year of Adventure #Adventure2019

At the end of 2018, I decided it was time to shake things up a little in my everyday life. I’m a creature of routine, and sometimes routine equals boring. Enough of that, I thought. It’s time to try new things and savor different experiences. My plan for seeking adventure started this month, and I’ve been having fun trying new-to-me things both big and small. My January adventures include: Hula...

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Stink to High Heaven: Baths and Bathing

One of my recent library reads has been If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home by Lucy Worsley. An excellent read BTW, and full of interesting social details about beds, underwear, child birth, marriage etc. If you’re writing historical romance or you’re...

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Thirteen Factoids About Eighteenth Century Food

I picked up a copy of A History of English Food by Clarissa Dickson Wright from the library last week. The history of food fascinates me, and I enjoyed the way this author told an interesting story instead of throwing facts at me. Here are thirteen things I found...

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Thirteen Quotes About Age

Many years ago, around 8.00pm, I’m told, I came into the world kicking and screaming. Yes, today is my birthday, so I thought age was a very appropriate topic for my Thursday Thirteen today. Thirteen Age Quotes 1. I was surprised when I started getting old. I always...

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Behind the Mask…

Masks in a Chinese craft shop Since I'm off on a mini holiday and leaving before the birds even think about chirping tomorrow morning, I thought I'd give you a virtual tour through China during the next four days. I hope to pop in and chat during the day, so I'm going...

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Thirteen Tricksters & Meanies from the World of Mythology

Many romances, especially paranormal and urban fantasy ones, are based on the world of mythology. An example is Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Hunter series. Old myths and legends are rich in ideas for authors, so I thought I’d mention a few characters from within mythology for...

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The Dreaded Sagging Middle with Rachel Leigh

My guest today is Rachel Leigh. Rachel lives in the UK and has been married to her own sexy hero for thirteen years. When she's not busy writing, you can find her reading, running after her two daughters or...playing with her husband. Rachel is celebrating the release...

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