historical romance

historical romance sonnet like no other

A SONNET LIKE NO OTHER

As a romance author I create perfectly imperfect heroes and relatable heroines, the realities of war, corsets and chauvinism cast in the delicious glow of fiction. Why stare at the dirt, when you can look up at the sky, in wonder? Of course, my eyes have to return to the…

MY SADOMASOCHISTIC KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR

These days the “knight in shining armour” is more like a cheap chocolate wrapped in alfoil; overly saccharine and with a vaguely oily aftertaste. But go back a few hundred years and you’ll find that the truth ain’t so sweet. In 1936 C.S Lewis described courtly love as, “love of…

historical romance

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

Look at this picture; what do you see? It is a familiar subject; two lovers in warm embrace, the man’s faint smile met by the woman’s earnest entreat. There is however, a fatal twist. Note the white sash she holds at his arm, as it is in this small detail…