Brides of Blessings Characters

In Blessings, California During the Gold Rush Dallis’s Main Characters and Setting These are my main characters in a series of related novels that I’m working on with Lynn Winchester, Kari Trumbo, Heather Blanton, and Mimi Milan. All of our characters are...

Medieval Terminology

The following is a list of common medieval terms that you might run across as a reader of my stories, or others set in Medieval Times. But don’t worry; I won’t use too many of these—just enough to flavor the narrative or dialogue. Aid: A financial...

Saxons

Right now I’m writing a series with Ruth A. Casie that is set around 1501. The series has quite a bit of fantasy in it and I’m thinking it’s more of an alternate reality because we aren’t necessarily following historical events. But the series...

Types of Magic

I love writing paranormal and fantasy romances. Ruth Casie and I have been working on a series of Highlander books. And we’ve been setting up our magicks. We wanted to set up something that is different from all the other fantasy books. And I have been immersing...

Broccoli Soup

I love my NutriBullet Rx!! A cream of broccoli soup you can make in one: 12 minutes Ingredients ∙ Serves 2 Produce 2 bunches Broccoli florets 1 stick Celery 1 Glove garlic 1 Onion, small 1 pinch Rosemary, dried 1 pinch Thyme, dried Refrigerated 1 cup Almond milk...

Rescue a Rogue and the Luddites

I admit. I’m a history nut. I don’t know where I came across the battle between the stockingers and hosiers, but to me it’s fascinating. Somewhere along the way wealthy merchants began buying up looms that stockingers couldn’t afford. The...

Regency Mild Oaths

I like using the following expletives, or mild oaths and other terminology listed here: Confound it: To express confusion or amazement. Botheration: Just an exclamation, like for heaven’s sake. This is one that Nicola uses in Rescue a Rake. Thunderation: An...

Romance Tropes

Romance Tropes are plot devices used to bring lovers together. Several romance books use a combination of tropes for a unique plot, depending on the length of the book. One that I recently used was Best Friend’s Sibling which I combined with Forbidden Love in...

Broccoli Cole Slaw

I want to start eating healthier! An eating style that I can stay on the majority of the time for the rest of my life. My mother passed away in her sleep at 90 1/2 years old. Yes, that was a nice long life. But she had all kinds of health problems and was in a lot of...

Regency Cosmetics

All sorts of lotions and potions were used to remove unsightly hair, the gray strands, vanish wrinkles, and generally keep the fashionable lady youn and beautiful. She might buy such products as Bloom of Circassia, Oil of Jasmin, L’Eau de Ninon, or Milk of...