Who among us ladies hasn’t dreamed of a knight in shinning armor? Or, of living in a time when valor prevailed and honorable men did great deeds and women of character loved them? (I did say we were dreaming, right?) Well, these historical romances will take you back to those medieval times. See the list.
One of my readers asked me about the colors of the medieval era (from the 5th through 15th centuries). And this got me to thinking. For my own medieval stories, including my most recent book, Rogue Knight, my research told me the people preferred bright colors and scarlet was often the color of nobility, including the English, French, Scots and Danes in my story. But I had not looked beyond this until now to the source of those colors.
Today we often dress in subtle colors: cream, beige, pale pink and blue and gray, and some outlandish neon ones. But the people who lived in medieval times would not have dressed in either extreme. See MORE.
While doing the research for Rogue Knight, my new medieval set in 11th century England, I learned a lot about the herbs they grew in gardens or were found in the wild. They were, after all, the only medicine they had. So they used herbs and plants, individually or together, in infusions, teas, salves and other forms to treat their various illnesses and maladies. See more.
In my new medieval novel, Rogue Knight, the heroine, Emma of York, helps to design a garden for the second castle William the Conqueror builds in York in 1069. What kind of a garden might it have been? Likely it would have been surrounded by a reed fence and the plants would have been separated into rectangular plots in raised wooden boxes, but what plants would have been in the boxes? Read more.
FREE... THE RED WOLF'S PRIZE, winner of the RONE award for medieval romance... http://www.amazon.com/Wolfs-Prize-Medieval-War…/…/0615978142
"Beautifully written, perfectly paced, action packed, with a passionate and epic love affair...what more could you ask for? 5 stars!" --The Book Review
The Red Wolf's Prize, book 1 in the Medieval Warriors series, has just won the RONE Award for the Best Historical Novel for 2015 in the medieval category! I was so thrilled. Get ready for Rogue Knight by reading it again!
Preorder on Amazon for your eReader but also enter the giveaway for the paperback, autographed if you are a US winner! It releases October 7th. Here's what the early reviewers have said:
"Mesmerizing medieval romance! … A vivid portrayal of love flourishing amidst the turbulence of the years after the Norman Conquest." Kathryn Le Veque, USA Today Bestselling author
“Rogue Knight is yet another brilliant novel from Regan Walker. She is a master of her craft. Her novels instantly draw you in, keep you reading and leave you with a smile on your face.” Good Friends, Good Books
Rogue Knight, book 2 in the Medieval Warriors series is here! You can preorder it on Amazon (just click on the cover).
"Mesmerizing medieval romance! A vivid portrayal of love flourishing amidst the turbulence of the years after the Norman Conquest."
-- Kathryn Le Veque, USA Today Bestselling Author
The story begins in York, England in 1069… three years after the Norman Conquest
The North of England seethes with discontent under the heavy hand of William the Conqueror, who unleashes his fury on the rebels who dare to defy him. Amid the ensuing devastation, love blooms in the heart of a gallant Norman knight for a Yorkshire widow.
OK, so it’s August and you’re home and you’re bored. Maybe the kids are going back to school. You want an adventure, an around the world trip, or perhaps an ocean voyage—without leaving your living room. And you want a good love story. But you’re tired of those set mostly in England, Scotland, Ireland and America? Well, I have just the list for you!
My mother taught me to read when I was four and told me I could travel the world through books. She was right. And were she still alive, she would love this list I’ve created just for you daydreamers out there who long to travel…historical romances by some great authors set in exotic locales. Though some might begin (or end) in England or America, they will quickly take you to another time and another place! And all have been rated 4 or 5 stars by me. See the list HERE.
Many of us Regency authors and readers know that Napoleon’s wife, the Empress Josephine, contributed to establishing the slim, high-waisted, chemise dress as the dominant fashion in England in the early 19th century, but did you know that Josephine is also known for her passionate love of roses? See MORE.
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