Who Loves Historical Romance?

InvitationToPassion200x300I’m not ashamed to say I DO! I love historical romances, any time period but 1800’s is my favorite.

When I first wanted to write romance it had to be historical romances because that is what I loved to read. Rather than modern-day billionaires or Arab Sheikhs, I fell in love with the rakish Lord with the heart of gold. I must admit I like a smart heroine, but I also love the damsel in distress scenario. There’s nothing more romantic than a man laying down his life for you. For instance, I still love the scene in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, where Maid Marianne says, “You came for me.” and Robin replies, “I’d die for you!.” SIGH.

So, I’m so excited to see the new website set up dedicated to everything historical. The Historical Romance Network showcases over 1500 historical authors. If you’re looking for a new read head over there. There is a FaceBook event , Fall Back In Time, scheduled for 1 November – come win prizes and meet all the authors.

Since we’re celebrating historical romance, I thought I’d share that my latest release, INVITATION TO PASSION, is on sale of only 99c until early November 2014.  Look what RT Book Reviews had to say about my story:

Evans has quickly become a favorite amongst Regency romance fanatics, and this third addition to her most-talked-about series will explain why. It’s emotional, sexy and — unlike many other historicals— easy to follow and understand. The plot will keep readers hooked straight from the start and the subplot peels back many layers of excitement to reveal brilliant characters and villains you usually only find on the big screen. Truly a gem!

Madeline Knight is marrying her best friend and the man of her dreams, Lord Richard Craven. Unfortunately, he is in love with another woman, Sarah, who was forced into an arranged marriage to an evil man. Richard believes he could be the father of her unborn child and has no choice but to deal with the heartache and be the best husband he can for Maddy’s sake. Maddy feels she has trapped him to save her reputation, but the more time they spend together, the more he falls in love. When a family enemy threatens Maddy’s life, Richard must open his heart and fight for what’s most important. (BRONWENEVANS.COM, dl $2.99)

Reviewed By: Jaime A. Geraldi

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Follow Bronwen Evans:

USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans (Bron to her friends) grew up loving books. She’s always indulged her love for story-telling, and is constantly gobbling up movies, books and theater. Her head is filled with characters and stories, particularly lovers in angst. Being able to write her characters’ stories is never work, it’s a dream come true. Is it any wonder she’s a proud romance writer. She writes both historical and contemporary, sexy romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and compassionate alpha heroes. Her debut Regency romance, Invitation to Ruin won the RomCon Readers Crown Best Historical 2012 and was an RT Reviewers’ Choice Nominee Best First Historical 2011. Her long novella, To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield, was a Top 5 Finalist in the Kindle Book Review Indie Romance Book of the Year 2012 and the RomCon Readers Crown Best Historical 2013. Bron lives in New Zealand with her Cavoodle Brandy. When not ensconced in her study writing her characters’ thrilling journeys to their happy ever after, Bron can be found on the golf course. www.bronwenevans.com

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6 Responses

  1. Gina Conkle

    Hi Bronwen,
    Thanks for sharing the historical romance news. I know you rock the 1800s, but what’s the latest time period you’ve read? Have you ever thought about writing another sub-genre of romance?

    Take care!

  2. Bronwen Evans

    Hi Gina – great question. I read all different historical time periods. I write Regency, but I just read a Victorian ARC for Sharon Cullen soon to be released – OMG watch out for His Saving Grace, best book I’ve read this year!. However, I’m pretty partial to Scottish (any time period) The Chieftain’s Curse by Frances Housden is fabulous. Tudor, I’ve just finished a Tudor novella by Nicola Davidson His Forbidden Lady. And I read Judith James 1700’s Libertine’s Kiss.

  3. Jessica Jefferson

    I can’t wait until the Fall Back in Time event! Thanks for sharing.