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Miriam Minger | Writing the Unusual Historical Romance
Author Guest / September 13, 2012

“Miriam, you write such unusual historical romances.  Medieval Russia, medieval Ireland, Vienna, Austria, pre-American Revolution, and even a Viking romance featuring twin sisters!  Where do you get your ideas?” I’m sure every romance author has been asked where she gets the ideas for her books, but the “unusual” aspect of that question surprised me.  I don’t recall that I set out to write unusual historical romances as a goal when I began my writing career.  I believe the inspiration for my stories came simply from life’s events, a romantic spirit, and probably too much imagination for my own good! My first historical romance TWIN PASSIONS was a tribute to my Norwegian grandmother and my fascination with Norway and its history.  Nana and I visited Norway for six weeks one summer when I was an impressionable teenager to reconnect with family, and I’ve considered that stunningly beautiful country as my second homeland ever since.  I even developed a major crush on a Norwegian sailor during that trip so I guess once a romantic, always a romantic. At every turn as we travelled across the country, I envisioned Viking dragon ships cutting across the water of those deep mysterious fjords.  On every…

Fresh Pick | SAVE THE DATE by Jenny B. Jones
Fresh Pick / September 13, 2012

February 2011 On Sale: February 1, 2011 Featuring: Alex Sinclair; Lucy 320 pages ISBN: 1595545395 EAN: 9781595545398 Kindle: B004IPPE9K Trade Size $14.99  Add to Wish List Inspirational Fiction Romance, Christian Buy at What does a star footballer player do when he’s retired? Become a politician. Actually a funny tale of mixed goals. Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones You are cordially invited to the wedding of the year with the most unlikely bride and groom. Save the date . . . and say your prayers. When funding for Lucy’s non-profit job is pulled, she is determined to find out why. Enter Alex Sinclair, former professional football star and heir to Sinclair Enterprises-the primary donor to Lucy’s non-profit organization. Both Lucy and Alex have something the other desperately wants. Alex has it all . . . except for the votes he needs to win his bid for Congress. Despite their mutual dislike, Alex makes Lucy a proposition: pose as his fiancee in return for the money she desperately needs. Bound to a man who isn’t quite what he seems, Lucy finds her heart-and her future-on the line. Save the Date is a spunky romance that will have readers laughing…