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.
The House of Fabergé made about 50 eggs and 43 have survived. Another two were planned for Easter 1918, but because of the Russian Revolution were not delivered.
After the Revolution, the Fabergé family left Russia (see House of Fabergé). The Fabergé trademark has been sold several times since and several companies have retailed egg-related merchandise using the Fabergé name. The trademark is now owned by Fabergé Limited, which makes egg-themed jewellery.
Book Releases: The Viscount’s Pleasure House and Embracing Scandal
The Viscount’s Pleasure House & Embracing Scandal have been rejuvenated and have gorgeous new covers.
If you haven’t already read them, I’d love you to read them now. Maybe you’d like to leave a book review so other readers can also find them.
The Viscount’s Pleasure House
An historical erotic romance, set in England in the risqué late Regency / very early Victorian years.
I hope you enjoy The Viscount’s Pleasure House, the first book in my Pleasure House Series. I loved writing this book because the darker side of London in the late Regency/ early Victorian eras fascinates me.
On the surface, everything was fashionable gowns and exquisite manners. Underneath, London bubbled with every sort of vice and brothels were found on every second corner in some areas.
The Viscount’s Pleasure House was a finalist in, or won, several contests.
1st Place in Four Seasons contest for the Windy City’s Erotic, 2010
2nd Place in Linda Howard Award of Excellence, Romantic and Sizzling category, 2010
2nd Round judging in Emerald, Single Title full ms, Romance Writers Australia, 2009.
Embracing Scandal is an historical romance and the first in my scandal series with heroines whose scientific knowledge and intellect are an affront to increasingly prudish early Victorian society.
Five siblings battle against the strictures of British society to succeed in their chosen scientific fields. This story is about Lady Rebecca Jamison, Becca, the oldest in the family and how she and Cayle, the Duke of Sherwyn, embrace scandal as they battle to defeat an unscrupulous investment consortium.
Embracing Scandal was a finalist in several contests.
2nd Place Finally A Bride Oklahoma Historical Romance Writers USA, 2011
3rd Place New Jersey Put Your Heart in a Book RW USA, 2010
2nd round Molly for Heart of Denver RW USA, 2010
3rd Place Royal Ascot Beaumonde Regency Chapter RW USA, 2010
2nd Place Emerald Reader Judged Full Ms Single Title – Romance Writers Australia, 2008
Welcome everyone to another Day in the Writing Life post. Today we have Victoria Black. In one or two sentences, please tell us what genre you write in and what made you decide that particular one is your calling.
I write erotic romance, most genres. I love reading books with that sexy side to the romance, and I guess lots of “what if” ideas have popped up as a result.
Where do you write? Do you have your own special place? Does the location vary?
There are two places where I write – at my desk with a computer, and anywhere else with an exercise pad and a pen.
Are you a plotter / planner or a pantser? Do you edit as you go or prefer to edit after completion of the ms?
I’ve read all the “How To” books and wish I were a plotter. What seems to happen, however, is that I get a great idea, jot down my plot, then start writing.
To read Victoria Black’s full interview, go here : RWA
I’m very excited to announce the launch of my second book with Crimson Romance. Embracing Scandal is the first in my series about the scientifically-gifted Jamison siblings. I hope you enjoy them all.
This book is set in London in the 1840s when there was a boom in railway expansion.
My heroine, Becca, is seen by the prudish women in London’s upper level of society as a freak, someone to be avoided. Yet gentlemen flock to her side because she is far smarter than them when it comes to working out which new steam inventions and rail lines to invest in.
Rail, steam and speed.
North Staffordhsire railway
The thing I love most about historical romance is the research. Uncovering all the weird and wonderful things about the era I’m writing in. This time it’s the very early years of Queen Victoria’s reign when steam trains and their expansion were the big news of the day.
Lady Rebecca Jamison, a mathematical genius, saves her siblings from financial ruin by dabbling in the London stock exchange. When a greedy syndicate kills her friend and threatens her family, Becca begs assistance from Cayle, Duke of Sherwyn, her nemesis and previous friend.
As Cayle and Becca rekindle old passions, the duke uses old skills as a spy to protect his lady. He successfully defeats the illegal consortium, but can Cayle persuade a self-sufficient spinster to become his duchess?
Railway construction engraving shows the building of the railway using hand carriages pulled by horses