While the webmeister works on this month’s changes, here’s a link to the latest contest–“Look Forward, Look Back” that offers the backlist book FROM WAIF TO GENTLEMAN’S WIFE, one of whose secondary characters, all grown up and now in charge, will be the hero of the second book of the upcoming HADLEY’S HELLION series.
Fellow Regency author Collette Cameron shares her knowledge of Regency colors (or colours.) Ever wondered the exact hue of coquelicot or pomona green? Read on!
For fellow history nerds, Julia shares a blog post by Regency writer Regina Jeffers about the docks of London.
Lovers of Downton Abbey will be thrilled to learn that the BBC has a new adaptation of Tolstoy’s “War and Peace,” set to debut in the UK this year and in the US next year. Even better, the female lead is played by audience-charmer Lily James, who captured hearts as Lady Rose in Downton. Julia is excited! More info here:
For Angophiles and fashionistas, here’s a short retrospective of fashion from the longest-reining British monarch. Julia especially fancies the 1971 houndstooth coat and 1972 white dress and hat.
To celebrate the 80th birthday of the “invention” of the Regency romance, The Beau Monde blog is featuring reviews and commentaries on all the works of the lady who began it–Georgette Heyer. Julia logs in to discuss her favorite Heyer work, A CIVIL CONTRACT
This week the Harlequin Community is featuring Harlequin Historicals. Stop by and chat! http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/6225-Spotlight-on-Harlequin-Historical
Julia is delighted to have the draft of Alastair’s book sitting on her editor’s desk (from whence it will probably return shortly with the usual polite request for revisions.) In the meantime, she’s working away on the story of the last cousin, Dom, who returns to England after being gravely injured at Waterloo. The sportsman of sportsmen who can no longer hunt, shoot or drive, Dom must reinvent his life. Fortunately, a colonel’s daughter with orphans in tow is about to give him a new direction in life!
Félicitations à Elsa B, Laura R et Adriana A qui ont gagné le concours “La Soeur de la Mariée” sur le blog de Fabiola Chenet, Les Romantiques. Julia leurs ont donné des cheques-cadeaux d’Amazon.fr et ils ont aussi reçu une examplaire du livre de Harlequin France. Bien fait, mesdames!
Merci bien a Fabiola Chenet, creatrice du site “Les Romantiques.” In honor of the release of her new title in French, La Soeur de la Mariee, Julia is offering three winners from among the entrants on Fabiola’s blog a ten euro cheque-cadeau from Amazon.fr, while Harlequin France is offering copies of the book and bookmarks. Allez-y et participez! Find the contest at: http://www.lesromantiques.com/espace.php4?esp=lectrices&page=Concours_aout_2013.php3