Posts in the Historical genre

Steals & Deals

Deal Alert: Courtney Milan’s The Brothers Sinister Boxed Set

Courtney Milan Brothers Sinister

Courtney Milan writes substantive, nuanced, humorous, intense, passionate historical novels. Her Brothers Sinister series have been bundled up together in one boxed set, conveniently down-priced to $4.99 for four full-length novels and three novellas — but only for a limited time. Sale ends on September 21st!

I’ve read all but two of the three novellas, and can whole-heartedly recommend them. My favorites among the bunch are the full-length The Heiress Effect and the novella-length A Kiss for Midwinter, but all of them are really good, substantial historical reads (no fluff here!)

(If you haven’t read Milan before, here’s an excerpt from her upcoming release The Heiress Effect, to see if you like her distinctive flavor.)

Read on for the blurbs of all the titles included in the set:

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Morning Bites

What Eras in Historical Romance Would You Most Like to Read?

She’s a twentieth-century fox!

Historical romance readers have long embraced the Regency era (England, technically 1811-1820, but usually encompassing 1800-1830), with its Empire waistlines, Almack’s, and young ladies making their debut at fancy Society balls.

But there are many other eras available, from medieval to American Western to Gilded Age to Victorian and more.

What historical eras in romance would you most like to read?

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Exclusive Excerpt

Exclusive Excerpt: Sally MacKenzie’s WHAT TO DO WITH A DUKE

What To Do With A Duke Sally MacKenzie

Sally MacKenzie writes some of the most scintillating historical romance out there, so were were thrilled when she agreed to share this excerpt of her just-released What To Do With A Duke, the first in her new Spinster House series…especially since it features match-making cat!

Welcome to the charming, fatefully named village of Loves Bridge, where a woman destined for spinsterhood can live a life of her own choosingor fall unexpectedly, madly in love…

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Guest Post

Guest Post: “Five Tips for Surviving the Old West” by Anna Schmidt

The Drifter Anna Schmidt

Anna Schmidt’s The Drifter, part of her Last Chance Cowboys series, offers a hero “who trouble follows,” he admits, but the heroine just can’t keep her distance from him. Anna’s here to share her tips on surviving the Old West (it’s more than just putting on that leather vest, fyi). Here’s Anna jumping into the saddle to spur us into some Old West knowledge.

Anna Schmidt’s Five Tips for Surviving the Old West

  • Be prepared! The Boy Scouts mantra notwithstanding, possibly the biggest mistake newcomers to the frontier made was in not learning enough about the terrain, the weather, the hazards, etc. Many came West with the arrogance so common among those leaving a cosmopolitan area and headed for something more rural and unsettled.

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Autumn Thorns Yasmine Galenorn
Guest Post

Guest Post: “Why We Love Highlanders” by Amanda Forester

The Highlander's Bride Amanda Forester

Amanda Forester’s The Highlander’s Bride has one of our favorite things, and–spoiler–it’s not the bride portion of the book, although we’re sure she’s a lovely heroine. Thanks to Amanda for sharing her thoughts on why highlanders rank so high (sorry!) on readers’ lists. 

Hello all! Do you love Highland heroes as much as me? The kilts, the accents, oh I just can’t get enough. I enjoyed reading Scottish romances so much I had to start penning them myself! My latest Highlander novel, The Highlander’s Bride, set in 14th Century Scotland has just been released to some great reviews – 4½ stars from Romantic Times Book Reviews and a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly! So clearly I’m not the only one who loves me a man in a kilt, but why?

Why do we love Highlander heroes so much?

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Giveaway, Guest Post

Guest Post: “Bad Boy Inspiration” by Shana Galen

The Rogue You Know Shana Galen

The Rogue You Know by historical romance author Shana Galen hit the shelves last week and Shana has dropped by EverAfter today to share where she got the inspiration for her bad boy character, Gideon Harrow.

Also be sure to check out and enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post for the chance to win a copy of the first book in the Covent Garden Cubs series, Earls Just Want to Have Fun! You can also win a giant historical romance bundle featuring Shana’s titles!

We’ll let Shana take it from here!

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Aural Pleasures

Aural Pleasures: Rose Lerner

A Lily Among Thorns Rose Lerner

Our first guest author for our “Aural Pleasures” feature is fabulous historical author, Rose Lerner! Her book A Lily Among Thorns is the scintillating story of rags-to-riches Lady Serena Ravenshaw and scorching hot Solomon Hathaway; there’s everything you want in a good Regency romance: crime, espionage, missing heirlooms, and did we mention the scorching hot Solomon Hathaway? 

We asked Rose to share with us some of the songs that inspired A Lily Among Thorns, and why. Enjoy!

(And be sure to snag a copy of the book for just $0.99 through September 15th!)

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