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Jessica Cale
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Editor and Author of Dirty, Sexy History
Editor and Author of Dirty, Sexy History

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Hey everybody! Dirty, Sexy History is back from summer vacation and we're jumping right back into it with this memorable (and really NSFW) post from Larry Hogue! In 18th century Scotland, Beggar's Benison was a men's club that united men from all classes with their belief in free love and their homoerotic initiation practice of--well, there's a hint in the title. Stop by DSH today to learn more than you ever needed to know about Beggar's Benison. #sexinhistory


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Men are gross. I should know – I am one. But don’t take it from me. Take, for example, the eighteenth-century Scottish men’s club, “The Most Ancient and Puissant Order of Beggar’s Benison and Merryland,” or Beggar’s Benison for short. Formed in 1732 in…

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Artemis: My New LGBT Gothic Regency Romance is Out Today!
Hey guys! Today is the official release day of my first Regency novella, Artemis . Artemis originally appeared in The Bluestocking Belles' anthology, Holly and Hopeful Hearts , so you may have already read it. If not, check it out! It's a little different f...

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Gun For Hire: Thrilling New Romance From J.J. Montgomery
J.J. will be awarding 5 ebooks of Gun For Hire to randomly drawn winners via RaffleCopter during the tour. Please use the RaffleCopter below to enter. Remember you may increase your chances of winning by visiting the other tour stops. You may find those loc...

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Most people today would probably consider Dear Abby, with her origins in the 1950s, as the archetypal advice columnist, but this brand of casuistical journalism actually has its roots nearly three hundred years earlier. Usually credited with producing the…

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In an age in which English marriage law considered women not just less than equal, but absolutely nonexistent, Caroline Norton emerged as an unlikely hero. She is sometimes called an early feminist, but that is inaccurate. Pressured into marriage to a…

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A Raging Madness: New Excerpt from Jude Knight's Regency Noir
I am delighted to welcome Jude Knight back to the blog today with another wonderful excerpt from her new dark Regency romance, A Raging Madness . I absolutely loved this book, and would recommend it to any historical fans out there. It has everything you'd ...

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Some people think medieval history is boring—all religion, suppression, and marrying for alliances—but we know better, don’t we? Medieval history is a Pandora’s box of surprises, and the deeper you go, the stranger they get. Case in point, pentitentials.…

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[From the archives] The Long Way Home takes place in the court of Louis XIV during the Affair of the Poisons. During this period, many people from all walks of life were employing poison to dispatch with rivals and even family members to improve their…

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Completely amazing, probably best review of my life. When I start breathing again, I might cry. Wow. #histrom #newrelease
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