For me, the fun of writing historicals is getting to play “What would it be like?” What would it be like to have a talent such as composing or performing but be forbidden to do it because you’re a girl and so it’s Against Society’s Rules? What would it be like to be an all-truth-and-nothing-less man and find yourself falling for someone who spends her days idling in the Social World, telling the “white lies” that Society trades in?
In my story A Note of Scandal, Olivia Delancey is a Regency Uptown Girl, and her surprise beau, Will Marsh, is a tradesman. Worse, he’s the publisher of a newspaper, which back then as today is often considered a scurrilous profession. Each has strengths and weaknesses and a chance to change the game, if they dare. And neither expects the repercussions.
As a writer in these times, I freely express my talent; the idea that I couldn’t (or couldn’t as easily) if I’d been born in the past stuck in my craw. I had to find a way for my Olivia to get some satisfaction, some amount of joy. As a former newspaperwoman, I know that there are many more good journalists than rotten ones, and it sticks in my craw that we good ones get lumped in with the bad. So I made a hero out of one of us.
One thing that surprised me when I wrote it was how funny some scenes turned out to be: both Olivia and Will turned out to have great senses of humor. Bonus!
A NOTE OF SCANDAL - A desperate composer tricks a principled newspaper publisher into printing a false story, and then falls for him. How can she prove that she’s worth a second chance?
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Nicky Penttila writes stories with adventure and love, and often with ideas and history as well. She enjoys coming up with stories that are set in faraway cities and countries, because then she *must* travel there, you know, for research. She lives in
with her reading-mad husband and amazing rescue cat. She’s chattiest on
and can also be found at nickypenttila.com. Maryland
My first ten years of reading romance was devouring sexy level mills and boon. Then, about 5 years ago I found one of Sabrina Jeffries’ Regency novels in a second hand book store. Thanks to falling in love with her style, I got on book depository and bought everything she had ever written. Then of course came, Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Karen Hawkins and Stephanie Laurens.
So when I began to write Erotic romance I took my love for Regency with me. I love the setting, the rules, the society. And if you can throw in vampires and a bit of ménage loving, then why not?
Eternal Hearts -
For five hundred years, vampires Nathaniel and Michael have loved each other. But without their third mate, they feel empty and incomplete.
Lady Margaret Tonnington is a recent widow who has finally got some control over her life. The last thing she wants or expects are two male vampires, both claiming to need her. She is shocked by the strength of their passion for each other and wants to be a part of that love.
But Michael and Nathaniel want to bind her to them forever. Margaret is hesitant to change her life and fights to stay human. A compromise will be almost impossible, however it is essential for her vampire mates' lives that she does.
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I hope you enjoyed this peek into some of the books Evernight has to offer. The historical section has something in it for everyone - with sub-genres of every sort. For more, check out the shelf of historical romances here - http://www.evernightpublishing.com/categories/Historical/?sort=bestselling