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CHATELAINES BY SUZI LOVE

CHATELAINES BY SUZI LOVE

Reblogged from Historical Hearts

CHATELAINES

Definition

  • The word Chatelaine is French and means the keeper of the keys
  • Chatelaine” derives from the Latin word for castle
  • In Medieval times, the chatelaine was in charge of the day-to-day running of the castle.
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What did a chatelaine do?

  • Most important task was keeper of the keys.
  • Also ordered supplies, did bookkeeping, supervised servants, taught castle children, and organized guests.
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What were chatelaines used for?

  • Castle keepers needed keys safe, yet easily accessible.
  • By 1700’s, a metal jeweled ornament hung from pockets, attached to belts, or by hooks into skirt waistbands
  • During 1800’s, women wore large collections of tools hung from chains
  • Young girls sewed and did needlework and needed to carry sewing notions eg scissors, thimbles
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  • Worn by women of all classes, from workers to nobility
  • Varied depending on class and finances.
  • Made of silver, brass, steel, leather, or fabric
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  • During 19th century, fashionable dresses often had no waist and nowhere to hang chatelaines
  • Chatelaines became decorative brooches
  • Often given as a wedding present from a husband to bride
  • Later became fashion accessories
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Book Release!! Easter in Images by Suzi Love

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 Easter Pinterest Board.

 1621 Religious Art

Old Russian Easter Card

1865 Palm Sunday
Easter Post Card
 1757 Egg-shaped Toilet Case1890 Faberge Pendant

From Wikipedia:

Fabergé egg  is one of a limited number of jeweled eggs created by Peter Carl Fabergé and his company from 1885 to 1917. The most famous are ones made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers, often called the ‘Imperial’ Fabergé eggs.

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.

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Australian Romance Readers Awards – Sultry Scribes Nominated!

Congratulations to all those nominated for the ARRA Awards.

I’m thrilled to advise that several members of Sultry Scribes have been nominated for awards. They are:

Suzi Love’s Embracing Scandal has been nominated for Favourite Historical Romance.

Dakota Harrison, both her novels, Breathless and Exhale have been nominated in the Favourite Contemporary Romance section and Dakota has been nominated in the Favourite Australian Author and Best New Romance Author.

C.T. Green’s collection of short stories, The S.E.R.A. Files has been nominated in the Favourite  Paranormal Romance section and C.T. for the Best New Romance Author.

Sandra Harris’ Alien, Mine has been nominated for Favourite Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance and Sandra has been nominated for Best New Romance Author.

Victoria Black’s Heavenly Revenge has been nominated in the Favourite Erotic Romance.
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Book Releases: The Viscount’s Pleasure House and Embracing Scandal

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

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.

Where can you find The Viscount’s Pleasure House?

Amazon  +  Amazon UK + Smashwords + Face Book Page   + Pinterest Board 

Want to read an excerpt?  Web Page 

Embracing Scandal

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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

Where can you find Embracing Scandal ?

Amazon – Amazon UK  + Smashwords + Pinterest Board +  Face Book Page

Want to read an excerpt?  Web Page

 

Pinterest For Authors by Suzi Love 

Need tips to become a Power User?

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Writers Using Pinterest

I love Pinterest for keeping thousands of historical images in some sort of order.

And I love using Pinterest Boards as inspiration for my romance books.

What about you? Do you use Pinterest for planning something, or just for fun?

Need more hints for what to do with your boards and pins? Take a look at these fascinating articles on Pinterest.  

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Find lots more Pinterest articles at :  Suzi Love 

And if you want even more Pinterest information and tips for becoming a power user, check out my Suzi Love Pinterest Boards :   118 Pinterest Boards :

 Pinterest  :  Blog Tips  :  Internet For Authors : Writing Craft  :  Indie Authoring

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Embrace the Pleasure Book Tour is off and racing!

Embrace the Pleasure Book Tour is off and racing! 

The Viscount’s Pleasure House and Embracing Scandal by Suzi Love are both touring the virtual book world. TVPH_Cover-Image Embracing Scandal

Stop by as many of the stops below as you can to learn more about both books and read the reviews.

Leave lots of comments to give yourself more chances to win the $20 Gift Card.

 

Where will the tour be? 

Monday  11th –  A Tasty Read Book Reviews

Tuesday 12th –  My Sexy Escapes

Wednesday  14th – Busy Moms Book Reviews

Friday  15th        – I am a Book Addict…and proud of it

Monday  18th  –   A Tasty Read Book Reviews

Tuesday  19th –    Romance Bookworm

Wednesday  20th – Sniffer Walk Books

Thursday  21st    – Paranormal Romance and Beyond

Friday  22nd       –  SOS Aloha Book Blog

–  Racing to Read

–  Ella Quinn

Monday  25th       – Total Book Nerd

Tuesday 26th        – Romance Bookworm

Wednesday  27th – Tattooed Book Reviews

Thursday 28th      – Lacey Wolfe

Friday 29th            – Reading Renee

Tasty Virtual Book Tour for Embracing Scandal by Suzi Love

TASTY VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR

FOR EMBRACING SCANDAL

by Suzi Love

Suzi Love’s Tasty Virtual Book Tour has started for EMBRACING SCANDAL, an historical romance set in London during the very early years of Queen Victoria’s reign.

Dates :- The Book Tour runs from March 4th through March 8th, 2013, and includes Interviews, Character Interviews, Guest Posts and Giveaways.

Giveaways:-  Five (5) Digital Copies of EMBRACING SCANDAL will be given away tour wide to randomly chosen commenters.

Tour Places and Dates:-                   Life of a Total Book Nerd

March 4th- Life of A Total Book Nerd

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March 5th-Lacey Wolfe, Author

March 6th- Busy Moms Book Reviews

March 7th- Book Reviews and More by Kathy

March 8th- Angie Derek, Author

 About Embracing Scandal:-  

After Lady Rebecca Jamison, a mathematical genius, saves her family from financial ruin by secretly investing in railway stocks on the London stock exchange, a greedy syndicate, desperate for Becca’s calculations and predictions, murders her friend and threatens the Jamison family, forcing Becca to beg assistance from her childhood friend, Cayle St. Martin.

The newly titled Duke of Sherwyn has returned to London after five years on the continent extending his family’s shipping interests. He’s shunned his privileged London life and his father’s unbending attitudes, and becomes committed to employing the spying tactics he learned on the continent to help Becca indict the syndicate—and using his skills as a lover to seduce her into his bed.

But how will Cayle be able to convince Becca, a determinedly self-sufficient spinster, that he can be more to her than just a protector?