The English Tea Rose is a line for historical stories set in
. There you will find
Medieval knights, Scottish highlanders, and Regency lords; everything a girl
needs to sweep her off her feet. I love this line because I write Regencies.
The Regency Era was a short, yet pivotal time line from 1811 to 1820 when King
George III of Great Britain
was officially declared insane and his son, the Prince of Wales, became Regent.
People often think of the Jane Austen books when they think of Regencies, even
though most of her books were slightly earlier. England
I love the Regency Era because it was a completely different world. Men were civilized and cultured, educated in dance, art and literature, and yet engaged in manly pursuits like hunting, fencing and the steeplechase. I love to imagine myself in the glittering world of dukes and duchesses, libertines and lovers. There, I can wear beautiful gowns, waltz with a viscount, outwit a killer, and fall in love.
I have a full length Regency Romance entitled The Stranger She Married, and a novella called Troubled Hearts. I have a third title, a sequel to The Stranger She Married which is coming out June 2010. The new book is called The Guise of a Gentleman. You may find my Regency Romance Novels at the Wild Rose Press under "Historical" and "English Tea Rose."
My advice to aspiring authors: Be persistent and work really hard to continue to develop your craft. Great artists – whether they be painters, dancers, musicians, or authors – must spend countless hours learning and practicing. Also, swallow your pride and accept constructive criticism. If you reject all the advice you ask for, people will not want to help you and you’ll never improve. My final piece of advice; keep working at it and don’t give up. Lots of people want to be writers, but most don’t have the determination to ride through the rough times or continue their education.
My current work, The Stranger She Married is a sweet, yet sensual Regency romance with adventure, intrigue, a love triangle, and a terrible secret. Torn between a disfigured war hero with the heart of a poet, and a handsome libertine who may not be all he seems, impoverished Alicia must marry by the end of the month. Despite a murder threat looming over her, learning to love the stranger she married may pose the greatest danger of all … to her heart.
Order the paperback on Amazon or order the ebook on line at www.thewildrosepress.com. Look for The Stranger She Married under the category “Historical.”
Please visit my blog at www.donnahatch.blogspot.com. Follow me, make a comment on one of my posts, then send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: TWRP blog. In the body of the email say something like: “I’m following you, now send me a free short story.” And I will!
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