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Renee Reynolds
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Keep Calm and Read This: Wild Lily by Cerise Deland @CeriseDeLand #NewRelease #Romance #historical

I’m so excited to welcome Cerise DeLand this week (and I’m doing no small amount of fangirling because this is the author who introduced the Standhopes to the world!). Her new release is book one of her Victorian series, Those Notorious Americans. It…

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A sad tale's best for winter. I have one of sprites and goblins. (Shakespeare) WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Hobgoblin #Regency #ghoststories

So we expect stories of ghosts, ghoulies, skeletons, monsters, and even vampyres during the Regency. Anything else? Glad you asked. Hobgoblin (noun) An elf or fairy; a little man or woman. Also a mischievous sprite that causes fear or disquiet, 1709. From…

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Keep Calm and Read This: Caroline's Censure by Zoe Burton @ZoeBurtonAuthor #newrelease #JaneAusten #ReadaRegency

It’s my pleasure to welcome Zoe Burton to the blog this week. She’s a devout Janeite who brings us a generous sneak peek into book three of her sweet Jane Austen Fan Fiction series, Darcy Marriage. The title alone will make me purchase this book! One…

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Everyone has a ghost story (John Searles) WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Eidolon #Regency #ghoststories #Halloween

After last week’s bit of a letdown with The Castle of Wolfenbach, it was time for some deep diving research in the hopes of discovering more Regency era ghost stories. But first, a new-to-me word birthed right in the middle of the Regency era. Eidolon…

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10,000 horrid images swam before my sight! (Eliza Parsons) WOW~Word of the Week~Horrid #Literature #Gothic #slang

There’s nothing like a good ghost story. Just ask Isabella Thorpe and Catherine Moreland. “Dear creature! How much I am obliged to you; and when you have finished Udolpho, we will read the Italian together; and I have made out a list of ten or twelve more…

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Keep Calm and Read This: The Reunion by Sara Portman @SaraPortmanAuth #newrelease #ReadaRegency #romance

Sara Portman joins me this week to showcase her award-winning, debut novel. It was chosen a Top Pick by RT Book Reviews. They said, “Portman’s debut is smart, sharp and insightful, ushering readers into a detailed historical setting, and right into the…

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My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet (Wharton) WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Bow-Wow #Slang #vocab #ReadaRegency

I love doggies. All shapes, sizes, and breeds. No wonder I’ve developed an affinity for the Regency era. Simply Google “Regency era dogs” and your screen will be inundated with pages of images (just a paltry 525,000 results). My fondness for dogs…

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Wise man doesn't chatter w/one whose mind is sick. (Sophocles) WOW~Word of the Week~Jaw-Me-Dead #Slang #ReadaRegency

Several weeks ago, a Word of the Week featured the quotes of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet. I received this hilarious Twitter shout-out mention from Dolores of Course: Anytime a person is impelled to Jane Austen, it’s a good thing. My goal this week is to invoke…
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