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A Cinderella Moment…

July 11, 2014
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Suzi Love:

Gorgeous shoes from the collection at Berrington Hall.
‘…I challenge anyone not to be excited, or just a little bit intrigued, by the rows and row of boxes in the Costume Curator’s stores at Berrington Hall.’

Originally posted on The Hidden Wardrobe:

I don’t subscribe to the female stereotype of adoring shoes but I challenge anyone not to be excited, or just a little bit intrigued, by the rows and row of boxes in the Costume Curator’s stores at Berrington Hall.

Women’s shoes in the 18th century were predominantly made of fabric. The material was often patterned dress silk although it was not usual to choose a gown and shoes in matching material. The fabric side straps (called latchets) would be pinned with a metal buckle (of which Charles Paget Wade collected many and I shall be blogging about shortly!).

It’s easy to see how the embellishment of a sparling buckle could enhance any shoe, take these mustard yellow satin shoes from the early 18th century (dated 1730s-50s). They are attention-catching regardless owing to the the popping acid colour that has not diminished in vibrancy over the centuries.

My favourite pair are these…

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Closing the Facebook

July 7, 2014

Suzi Love:

This certainly makes sense to me.

Originally posted on Catherine, Caffeinated:

This summer I’m working on revising and updating my self-publishing ‘how to': Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing. Edition #3 is scheduled for release September 5th. When I did the second edition back in 2012, only one year had passed since the first but still, so much had changed. This time around, the entire landscape has changed, and there’s so many new and exciting opportunities for self-publishers to take advantage of. I’ve completely changed my mind about some of my advice, and believe more than ever in the rest of it. One thing hasn’t changed at all though: I still think self-publishing is something every author should be involved in, whether it’s their main career or a sideline, and I still think that with great power comes great responsibility, so you should do it professionally. Over the coming weeks I’ll be writing posts about some issues that…

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Guest blogger: Suzi Love

June 15, 2014

Suzi Love:

Suzi Love is the Guest Blogger at Australian Romance Readers. Woo Hoo!

Originally posted on Australian Romance Readers Association:

Suzi_LoveHi, I’m Suzi Love and I’m a book and history addict.

And to answer your next question, no, I have no intention of finding a cure for my addictions because I enjoy them far too much.

I love doing historical research, in museums, libraries, and old houses preferably and then I love using all the weird and wonderful bits and pieces the I discover in my books. And then, as romance is my second love … ah … L’amor! I’m able to combine both my addictions and write historical romance. Although, because I spend a lot of time in outback Australia, I also like to add a touch of Aussie interest to my romance books.

I’ve found that no matter which eras or which countries I set my books, my characters always end up with some characteristics in common. They are stubborn and loyal people who are determined to survive…

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Spotlight on Suzi

May 14, 2014

Originally posted on LaceyVixen:

Suzi Love writes fabulous sexy and erotic historical novels and we are thrilled to welcome her here today to tell us a bit about herself. 

Suzi Love LogoBIO:

I’m Suzi Love, an Australian author of historical romances set mainly in the late Regency and early Victorian eras, and ranging from sexy to erotic. With a bit of Australia thrown in.

I now live in a sunny part of Australia after spending many years in developing countries in the South Pacific. My greatest loves are traveling, anywhere and everywhere, meeting crazy characters, and visiting the Australian outback. I adore history, especially the many-layered society of the late Regency to early Victorian eras.

My titled heroes and heroines live a privileged life in and around London, but my stories also dig deeper into the grittier and seamier levels of British life. I love heroes and heroines who challenge traditional manners, morals, and occupations, either through…

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Book Release!! Easter in Images by Suzi Love

April 17, 2014

Originally posted on Sultry Scribes:

Book Release!! Woo Hoo!

Easter in Images by Suzi Love

Images of Easter through history, a non-fiction book including artworks, postcards, and Faberge eggs and jewelry. 

Easter In Images

Easter in Images is Book 2 in  Historical Events and is a companion book to History of Christmases Past.  

 Where to buy Easter in Images? 

Amazon USA  –  Australia Australia – Amazon UK

Amazon Canada  –  Amazon France

Extract: History of Easter

Easter is a holiday of the Resurrection of Christ. A major Christian celebration takes place in memory of sufferings, martyr death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. Easter Sunday, also called Easter Day, is the day on which this festival is celebrated, between  Good Friday and Easter Monday.

The Dictionary describes Easter as:-An annual Christian festival in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

To see more gorgeous images from Easter, take a look at my History…

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Dragon Dawn By Deborah O’Neill Cordes: Book Release

January 17, 2014

Welcome, Deborah O’Neill Cordes, and congratulations on your book release.


Book Release

Dragon Dawn (Book One of the Dinosaurian Time Travel Series)

by Deborah O’Neill Cordes

Award-winning science fiction! Dragon Dawn, Book One of the Dinosaurian Time Travel Series, by Deborah O’Neill Cordes. Release Date ~ January 15, 2014.


Deborah O’Neill Cordes is a screenwriter and novelist of historical and speculative fiction. She is the author of the sci-fi time travel novel, Dragon Dawn, Book One of the Dinosaurian Time Travel Series. She is also the co-author of the Morgan O’Neill time travel novels, which she writes with Cary Morgan Frates.
Three of Deborah’s works have been optioned by Hollywood, while many others are award winners, garnering finalist placements in the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Conference Literary Contest, semi-finalist wins in the William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, and the Metro Goldwyn Mayer Finalist award in the Seattle International Film Festival’s Perfect Pitch Forum.
She resides in the Pacific Northwest of USA with her husband and two West Highland White Terriers, who, alas, are precocious terriers and therefore never white.


Time snakes between alternate universes. Ever watchful, an alien intelligence survives on Mars, waiting to be found by spacefarers from Earth. The alien’s ultimate goal is to send human astronauts back in time, where they will alter the past and thwart the extinction of the dinosaurs. A race of intelligent dinosaurs, resembling the alien’s extinct species, subsequently evolves to rule the world. But a human female astronaut, through a strange twist of fate, survives the change in the space-time continuum. After finding herself in a dinosaurian body, she must race against time – and the formidable alien – to restore the universe to its rightful course.

Dragon Dawn takes the intriguing plot device of time travel and uses cutting edge science to produce a new spin on the evolution of intelligence. The subject matter blends fields of study the author, Deborah O’Neill Cordes, loves in equal measure; she holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology and a master’s degree in history. She offers her readers a window into exotic worlds: lushly beautiful, often terrifying – and wholly compelling.

You can read more about Deborah HERE.


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Thankfully Naughty Blog Hop – Thankfully

November 22, 2013

Thankfully Naughty Blog Hop – Thankfully Naughty Blog HopWoo Hoo! Very excited to be part of the Thankfully Naughty Giveaway Hop hosted by Natasha Blackthorne and Close Encounters. (For Adults 18+) Hop runs from 22nd November, 2013 to 7th December, 2013.Suzi Love – Historical Romance, awesome people, exotic places & outback Australia


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