The Work of Art is a HOLT Medallion Winner!

 

I’m thrilled to announce that my Regency romance novel The Work of Art has won the HOLT Medallion Award for outstanding literary talent in the Historical category! The HOLT Medallion is a prestigious writing award bestowed by the Virginia Romance Writers’ chapter of Romance Writers of America, Many thanks to them for organizing the competition, and a huge congratulations to the other winners and finalists![…]Continue Reading

The Work of Art is a Holt Medallion Finalist!

I’m so happy to announce that my Regency romance novel The Work of Art is a finalist for the Holt Medallion! The Holt Medallion is an award hosted by the Virginia Romance Writers’ chapter of RWA, It honors outstanding literary talent.[…]Continue Reading

The Winter Companion is a USA Today bestseller!!

The Reader by Charles Baugniet, n.d.
Dear Readers,

My new Victorian romance novel The Winter Companion is a USA Today Bestseller!! This is the fourth book in my Parish Orphans of Devon series to have made the list as a single title. What a great way to end the series! […]Continue Reading

The Winter Companion Release Day: Blog Tour, Giveaway, & More!

It’s release day for The Winter Companion (Parish Orphan of Devon, Book 4)! To celebrate, I’ll be embarking on a virtual book tour this week, complete with interviews, reviews, and a giveaway. You can also find me at Frolic with an exclusive excerpt, at Reading is My Super Power for their Kissing Books spotlight and giveaway, and tomorrow, I’ll be over at Fresh Fiction with a special Winter Companion-themed Valentine’s Day recipe (and another giveaway!). To top it all off, the eBook price of The Winter Companion is reduced to just $2.99 for the entire week![…]Continue Reading

Ether for Every Occasion: Wedding Nights, Frolics, and Flammable Binges

The First Use of Ether in Dental Surgery By Ernest Board, 1846.
(Wellcome Images, CC BY 4.0)

Derived from ethyl alcohol, ether was a sweet-smelling, colorless liquid that came into medical prominence in the nineteenth century. When vaporized and inhaled, it produced varying degrees of unconsciousness. First employed as a general anesthetic by American doctors in the 1840s, its popularity quickly spread to Victorian England. But ether wasn’t only used during surgeries. It was also used recreationally, as well as to address myriad calamities of life in ways that ranged from the mundane to the outright creepy.[…]Continue Reading

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