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Seven Romantic Places for Couples to Visit Post-Lockdown: a guest post by Rebecca Siggers

7 Romantic Places for Couples to Visit Post Lockdown   Everyone loves to go on vacations to new places. It brings not only joy to people’s lives but also exposes them to different locations on this earth and new people and cultures. One of the hardest things for couples who like the adventure is that… Continue reading Seven Romantic Places for Couples to Visit Post-Lockdown: a guest post by Rebecca Siggers

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Why Erotica Is the Missing Ingredient in Your Romantic Life: a guest post by Gabi Levi

Why Erotica Is the Missing Ingredient in Your Romantic Life   First, I want to explain what I mean by ‘romantic life.’ I don’t mean to sound like the beginning of a cheesy maid of honor speech, but the definition of romantic is an idealized view of reality. Inherently, a ‘romantic life’ is something that we align… Continue reading Why Erotica Is the Missing Ingredient in Your Romantic Life: a guest post by Gabi Levi

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Top 7 Dreamy Places to Virtually Visit with Your Partner: a guest post by Rebecca Siggers

Top 7 Dreamy Places to Virtually Visit with Your Partner   Not all of us are blessed with the fortune of witnessing our bucket list destinations, be it because of lack of time, budget or the Coronavirus. Yet, what we are blessed with is the right technology to take us to our dream destination from… Continue reading Top 7 Dreamy Places to Virtually Visit with Your Partner: a guest post by Rebecca Siggers

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Top 10 Chocolate Ideas for Wedding Favors or A Newlywed Couple’s Thank You Gifts: a guest post by Rebecca Siggers

Top 10 Chocolate Ideas for Wedding Favors or A Newlywed Couple's Thank You Gifts   People all over the world love chocolates. Chocolates are ideal for all types of celebrations, be it festivals, birthdays, and weddings. They add sweetness to the event and bring a smile to everyone's face. While gifting chocolates as a wedding… Continue reading Top 10 Chocolate Ideas for Wedding Favors or A Newlywed Couple’s Thank You Gifts: a guest post by Rebecca Siggers

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Top Historical Romance Books We Can’t Stop Reading: a guest post by Dating Connections

Top Historical Romance Books We Can't Stop Reading   Whether you’re in a biker dating rut and need some way to keep things interesting, or are a bookworm that’ll read anything and everything, today we present a short yet comprehensive list of historical romance books that are a true hit with their readership! Mostly set… Continue reading Top Historical Romance Books We Can’t Stop Reading: a guest post by Dating Connections

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Romantic Things to Do in Paris: a guest post by Erica Fleming

City of Love: Romantic Things to Do in Paris   Apart from being known for its quite severe history of liberation and revolutions, Paris is an everlasting inspiration for wanderers. No matter how trivial it is, the City of Love has always been and will always be a place of romanticism drawing sweethearts from all… Continue reading Romantic Things to Do in Paris: a guest post by Erica Fleming

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How Will Facebook’s Dating Service Work: a guest post by Dating Connections

How Will Facebook's Dating Service Work?   Facebook, the biggest and most popular social network in the world, is launching a brand new dating service. This new feature will definitely attract new users while making current members seeking dates happy. Mark Zuckerberg announced this new feature at the F8, Facebook's annual developer conference, and the… Continue reading How Will Facebook’s Dating Service Work: a guest post by Dating Connections

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Author Interview on Rachael Stapleton’s blog

Monday, January 12, 2015 Today I'm interviewing bestselling author Marie Lavendar who prefers a gel pen to a keystroke and a journal page to a computer. When asked if she had any quirks she admitted that while she doesn't write in the shower, she does find herself working on scenes in there. I had to… Continue reading Author Interview on Rachael Stapleton’s blog

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Guest Post: Why Research Is Important and How to Do It (Marie Lavender)

Check out my article on how to do research with your writing today on Belinda Y. Hughes’ blog!

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When my friend Belinda suggested the topic of how to do your homework when writing historical romances, I thought I’d take it a step further since I have done all kinds of research in my writing career.  Research is a dual-edged sword.  It can be a total blast if you’re into learning about new things.  On the other hand, it can be a real pain when it’s difficult to find the right information.  No matter what stage of writing you’re at, you will, at some point, need to look something up.

First of all, let me get the big question out of the way, the one I was arrogant enough to ask myself so many years ago.  This coming from someone who wasn’t a fan of history class, but loved reading historical romance.  Cue the irony.

“Why is research so important?”

Indeed!  Why should we go to…

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