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ARRC2015: concurrent session 5A

6 January 2015

arrc2015_banner_dark_200x200Here is the next in our series about the panel sessions at ARRC2015. You can find further details on the convention, including the full program and registration links here.

This week we are talking about…

Concurrent session 5A—Beyond the ballroom

European historicals focus almost exclusively on glittering parties and scandalous lives of the ton. But how much is history, and how much is the fantasy? Does contemporary thinking affect historical romance? Let’s chat about the roles of women, what women’s lives looked like, the consequences of sex, writing about the upper classes, and what romance might really have looked like.

Things to expect from this panel: men in breeches, hilarious historical inaccuracies, the intricacies of feminine undergarments, euphemisms for loss of virginity including, but not limited to: cashing in the v-card, deflowering, and baking your first love-custard, women talking about women, women talking about love, women talking about sex, women getting wildly off topic while talking about women, love, and sex.

The panellists

CS5aMulti award-winning author Anna Campbell lives on the Sunshine Coast. She has published ten historical romances for Avon and Grand Central in North America and Australia. Her eleventh book, A Scoundrel by Moonlight (Sons of Sin 4), is out in late April 2015. Anna has been writing full time since 2006.

Beverley Eikli is the author of five historical romances laced with intrigue; and, under her pseudonym, Beverley Oakley, six spicy historicals. She was an ARR awards finalist in 2011 and 2012. Her Regency psychological romantic suspense The Maid of Milan was recently released by Choc Lit. Beverley lives in Gisborne, Victoria.

Christina Brooke has published ten Regency-set historical romances, including the popular Westruthers series. 2016 will see her first time-jump novel released from Penguin Australia under the name Christine Wells. Christina is a Brisbane girl who loves exploring English stately homes, window-shopping for antiques and going to the beach with her husband and two sons.

Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 21 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate, and she has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author. Sylvia lives in Las Vegas.


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