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Monday, December 1, 2014
WHY I WRITE HISTORICAL ROMANCE
I WRITE HISTORICAL ROMANCES
By Beverly Wells
Have you ever wondered why a writer writes what she or
he does? I’m sure there are a multitude of various reasons depending on the
writer. I believe it’s all in our makeup and how we perceive life. I for one
enjoy reading and writing about the past, be it Medieval, Regency, Civil War,
or just days gone by. I especially have a thirst of the west back in the
1800’s. Just think of all the hardships they faced back then. Of course they
didn’t miss dishwashers, microwaves, internet, and easier modes of
transportation, etc.—all the niceties we have today—yet they dealt with what they
had at the time and did amazingly very well. And yes, we still have difficulties
and feats that we must meet in our present everyday life, but just think about
the hardships our ancestors faced. I’m sure we could’ve done it, but whew.
I’m drawn to write about those brave and determined people of that era. It was
also a time when women fought for independence and a proper place in society,
to make a good home and value their families and friends. The men were tough,
rough and oh so very masculine. Oh, did I say I love those macho western guys?
What woman can’t get carried away by them? Oh
Besides writing about the past, I love the research.
You never know what you’ll find when looking up all the information—well, an
author has to research in order to make sure they have it right. Right? And the last
thing I enjoy about writing historical romance is adding either a lesson learned, or covering a topic to raise awareness
to an important issue. That’s what I’ve tried to do in my historical romance,
All For Love.
So please, come along now and get a taste of Lorelei’s upheavals, twists and turns as she
battles to make Toleman, Wyoming a better town. And by gosh, if she just might find a love true and strong by Christmas. Enjoy!
All For Love released Sept. 18, 2014 by my new publisher, Prairie Rose
Publications and I'm delighted to be part of their team of devoted and
outstanding authors. If you read my first Historical Romance Only When the Loon
Sings, you already know I write humorous, sensuous love stories, but I also
included raising awareness of ALS. All For Love deals with domestic violence, yet is filled with a wagon load of
laughs and a few bales of tears, while your heart will be left deeply touched
and full of joy...I hope you come along for the wild ride. Below is the blurb.
outspoken schoolmarm Lorelei Webster—better known as Miss Neb-nose by many—is
determined to stop the neglect and abuse in Toleman, Wyoming. And if it means
raising havoc such as the town has never known and deterring any man’s
attraction to her, so be it. But when faced with the compelling task of
righting the wrongs in the handsome, new doctor’s life, she desires much more
than merely cleansing his wounded soul.
dedicated to medicine, Doctor Seth Taylor has resigned himself to be content
with his practice and a peaceful, uncomplicated life. Nothing more. But when
the irritating Miss Webster stirs up memories he’s long tried to bury, his
complacent world tilts off kilter. Forced to accept her help in saving a
youngster’s life, Seth finds he must deal with his dark haunting past before he
can ever hope for more…But can he?
well-aimed object impacted dead-center between Lorelei Webster’s shoulder
blades. Knife-piercing pain stabbed deep as flames sizzled across her skin. Its
bite didn't begin to match her humiliation, or the warning behind the insulting
attack. Braking her foot on the first step up to the walkway, she fought to catch
her breath. And inhaled the odor of tomato.
of male laughter pierced the stifling air, triggering tears to cloud her vision. Juice oozed through her cotton blouse
and across her tingling skin as a chunk of pulp plopped to the ground. She
wished the steps would open so she could sink below. Refusing further disgrace,
she sniffed back the sudden weakness, raised her chin and squared her
Unmannered, ignorant bastards. All of them
that Miss Neb-nose,” Sam Ahearns bellowed from across the street. “That's what
we think of your damn meddlin'." Raucous mirth rose from the others
gathered with him.
maybe now ya’ll know to keep yer unwanted snoot outta affairs that don’t
involve ya,” Andy Piedmont’s voice thundered worse than she’d ever heard.
Oh my, I’ve riled them but good this time.
One, two…She silently counted to ten, striving for any kind of dignity she
could muster. Don’t let them see your
distress. You’re right in doing what you believe in. You are! Would her
wide-brimmed bonnet hide her anxious face?
courage, she held her back taut to brace against another assault and lifted her
foot to the next step. She focused on her original destination, yet the bank
seemed a mile away. If her rubbery knees did not fail her, maybe she could make
it inside with a smidgeon of poise.
you men, break it up.” Michael Pearson’s voice had never sounded so good. “You’ve
had your fun, done enough harm for one day. Get moving before I lock you up for
roughing up the lady.” Buy Links:
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About Beverly Wells
For years Beverly Wells worked a hectic pace as a
Public Health Nurse in Homecare while serving on the Medical Reserve Corps for
Homeland Security. Little did she know when she decided to escape from reality
and try a write a historical romance it would set another whirlwind to
swirling. With the help and guidance of RWA, her local writing chapter LCRW and
many rewrites, the award-winning author now devotes her full time to making
writing her career. “It’s my new chapter in my life and I’m lovin’ it.”
Living with her own hero and rescued dog Jamie in the
Finger Lakes Region of NYS, she enjoys writing humorous, sensuous Historical
Westerns while including a lesson learned or raising awareness of a heartfelt
issue. Her debut novel Only When the
Loon Sings published by TWRP has captivated readers far and wide. Her
second book, All For Love, published
by Prairie Rose Publications is sure to follow suit. She’s busy finishing her
For more information regarding Bev, visit her at Prairie Rose Publications author page,
her website @www.beverlywellsauthor.com,
FB, twitter, blog @beverlywellsauthor.wordpress.com or gmail her @firstname.lastname@example.org She’d love
to hear from you.