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Call for Submissions to Dirty, Sexy History

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Hey guys!

I have some exciting news! As you know, I love my history posts, so I have built a new website that will focus on what I love best: history! This will continue to be my blog where I post book news and host some of my favorite authors, but I will also be posting my history articles on dirtysexyhistory.com. I'm hoping that the new website will be easier for us all to navigate, and so far, I really like the new format. Stop by to have a look and tell me what you think! 

I would like to make the new site a home for my favorite kinds of history articles. With all my posts on contraception, venereal disease, causes of death, poisons, illegitimacy, etc, you may have noticed I'm drawn to darker themes. For Dirty, Sexy History, I am looking for posts from historians, authors, and historical enthusiasts on anything related to sex (including prostitution, contraception, venereal disease, sexual practices, LGBT history, marriage, divorce, etc) and literal or figurative "dirt&…

Cover Reveal! Shamrocks, Shillelaghs, & Shenanigans: A Sexy New Romance Anthology for St. Patrick's Day

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Shamrocks, Shillelaghs, & ShenanigansComing March 17th, 2018
Heat level: Hotter than the Sun

Try saying that five times fast!

I am thrilled to be able to share the cover of our new anthology. Me and some of my friends challenged each other to write short and steamy novellas for St. Patrick's Day, and I I think you'll like the result.

My story is called The Night Shift, and it's about an American woman who breaks into a famous library in Ireland to try to retrieve a priceless family heirloom and the security guard who catches her. Unfortunately--fortunately?--they get locked in the library overnight. What could possibly go wrong?

How about an excerpt?

Excerpt
As Devin left the administrative office of the library, she felt almost weightless with shock.

“I’m terribly sorry, Miss McDiarmuid, but I’m afraid we can’t find your book.” 

Devin let out a long breath in an effort to collect herself. She didn’t know whether to scream or cry.

Her grandmother had asked for one thing—o…

Sexuality and Its Impact on History: The British Stripped Bare. Preview and Giveaway!

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Hey everybody!

I am thrilled beyond belief to announce that our new history book, Sexuality and Its Impact on History: The British Stripped Bare is available to pre-order. Hurray! This is an amazing project with some truly remarkable authors involved and I am honored to be a part of it.

My chapter is about the ritual and reality of love in the Middle Ages--big surprise! ;) I'm tackling sex outside of marriage, marriage, the church's views on marriage and ways to get out of it, contraception (yes, it existed and I'm giving you a recipe you should under no circumstances ever try at home!), sex magic, transgender folks, prostitution, concubines, and homosexual relationships (including a king, some knights, and a whole lotta nuns). That's a lot to fit into one chapter, but I love you, so I did it.

If that's not enough to tempt you, take a look at the chapter breakdown below. We have Lady Godiva, Anglo Saxons, Tudors, Anne Boleyn, Mary Queen of Scots, and Victorian pros…

A Good Man: Sexy New Romance from Rosanna Leo

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A Good Man
Series: Handymen 1
Author: Rosanna Leo
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: November 21, 2017
Goodreads


Not only is Michael a star on a successful home improvement show, he’s also seen as a local hero. But no one knows about the demons he carries inside him ever since the day he risked his life to save others.

All the accolades and honors only make the memories stronger and the pain unbearable. He would do anything to be able to forget, to put his past behind him and move on.

Michael takes on a new home improvement project, convinced it’s the perfect distraction. Little did he know that Emily, the woman who’s supposed to be nothing more than a client, would turn out to be a huge distraction…and engaged.

While Emily battles with her own personal problems, Michael is determined to keep his distance. The last thing he needs is woman trouble. But when it becomes clear that the attraction is mutual, he realizes staying away from her is not an …

Cover Reveal! The Stranger: New Horror Anthology From Corbeau Media

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Hey guys! I have some exciting news. My publishing company, Corbeau Media, is putting out a horror anthology for Halloween and I'm going to be in it along with some of my favorite authors.

My story is different from what you've come to expect from me. It's contemporary horror set in a nursing home in Minnesota. It is a *little* romantic, though...you can take the author out of romance, but you can't take romance out of the author (or something)?

Here's a little preview:

Bear River
Bzzzzzt. 
Weheheheheheheh.
Bzzzzzt.
Weheheheheheheh.
Bzzzzzzzzz

Cassie dropped her forehead against the fluorescent blue face of the pop machine as the bill reader rejected her crumpled dollar for the fifth time. It was 4:55 a.m. and though the beige break room was bright enough to read an X-ray, she needed her second Mountain Dew to trick her brain into thinking her hours were natural.

The soft buzz pulsating above her eyebrows was almost comforting, a little harmless white noise to interrupt…

Murder on the Moors: A Short Story by Lawrence Hogue

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The events of this tale take place in 1792. They form the backstory for one of the main characters in Lawrence Hogue’s new novel, Daring and Decorum, which takes place four years later.
James Cosgrove, Constable for Kisdon Parish, approached Aysgarth Manor with a heavy step, despite the promise of warmth inside. Investigating a murder was nothing he had time for, what with the demands of running Hemsly village’s one milliner’s shop, nor was it anything he’d expected to do when he’d been pushed into the position by the other prominent members of the parish. But now, here he was, with little idea what he might find inside the ancient manor’s stone walls. The place was bleak enough, occupying a high moorland with even taller fells rising behind, like brows beetling over a brooding face. The house itself was an ancient stone pile, with slits for windows gazing vacantly across the heath, now white with a cover of snow. There were few signs of life from within; the “castle,” such as it was, s…