Wednesday, December 17, 2014

List of Christmas Romances


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DW1ML8AwEX4P35-m8ULmZjz_avGmFZZZbt9TMh5zKAM/edit?pli=1


Looking for Christmas romances to get you in the holiday spirit?  

sorted by time period.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BRIDE FOR A KNIGHT is out now!

http://www.margaretmoore.com/BrideKnight.html
This is the official release day for my newest book, BRIDE FOR A KNIGHT -- always an exciting occasion! 

I had written a "reader letter" for the front of the book, but unfortunately, there wasn't room for it.  It was about choosing characters' names.  As a release day bonus, here it is: 


Have you ever wondered how an author comes up with names for her characters?  I have a few ways. 
            When I first started writing, I went through a baby name book and typed out lists of names by country of origin, in part to get a geographical list of names, but also to enhance my typing skills.  I still have those lists, and that's often the first place I go for names. 
            With my heroes, and especially the strong, silent types, I'll look for names with "hard" sounds, like Madoc, in THE WARLORD'S BRIDE.  If he's the merrier type of hero, though, that doesn't necessarily apply.   One of my favorite character names is Paris, Lord Mulholland, from THE WASTREL.  He was originally supposed to be Edmond, but my editor at the time didn't particularly like that name, so I changed it to Paris.  I don't remember how I came up with that name at the time, but once I started writing the book, his new name really suited the character as I'd envisioned him. 
            I try not to have two characters with names that start with the same letter of the alphabet in the same book, because it can get confusing -- for the author, too.  For instance, the name of Roland's twin brother in this book and its prequel, CASTLE OF THE WOLF, was originally Rowan.  Then I started getting confused, and that was just writing the outline for BRIDE FOR A KNIGHT!  Thus Rowan became Gerrard.
            Sometimes I use street or geographical names, and that's how Mavis got her name, although for a rather unusual reason.  Often as we head out of the city, there will be a traffic slow-down at Mavis Road.  Once, as we were sitting and stewing, I announced that rather than grumble about Mavis Road, I'd name my next heroine after it.  Now I smile when we get to Mavis, even if the traffic's bad. 
            So there you have my sources - a baby name book, locations, and editor prompting.  Above all else, though, I have to like the name and think it suits the character, or it's off the list.    
                                                                                                Happy Reading!
                                                                                                Margaret




Thursday, December 11, 2014

Love medievals?

Check out this video made by the Historical Romance Network featuring medieval historical romances! 

(Yes, that's my book - LORD OF DUNKEATHE!)


Tuesday, December 09, 2014

BRIDE FOR A KNIGHT is out one week from today!

It's getting closer! BRIDE FOR A KNIGHT is out Dec. 16!


Christmas Movies and More

What Christmas movies do you like?  A Christmas Carol starring Alastair Sim?  White Christmas?  It's a Wonderful Life?  Die Hard?  I'll be talking about my favorite Christmas movies and TV specials on the Harlequin community boards tonight from 7 - 8 pm.  

And check out this wonderful video and link to excerpts on the Historical Romance Network. 




Monday, December 08, 2014

Let's talk Christmas!!

http://community.harlequin.com/forumdisplay.php/99-Open-House-Monday-December-8th




I'll be joining the discussions on Christmas movies and TV shows Tuesday evening from 7 - 8 pm and Christmas traditions on Friday from 7 - 8 pm.  I'll also be hanging out on the boards at other times, perhaps even when I should be writing.  (Just don't tell my editor, okay?  Or Santa.)

Hope to "see" you there!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

More Moore Medievals!

I've finally finished making the links to digital samplers for all my Harlequin books available in digital editions.

Today I'm listing them by series.  To keep it short, I'm just going with titles.  Click on for a link to my website with the cover, more info about each book and a link to the digital sampler.

THE SAXON 

My Brothers-in-Arms Series

BRIDE OF LOCHBARR

LORD OF DUNKEATHE

THE UNWILLING BRIDE

HERS TO COMMAND

HERS TO DESIRE

My King John Series

MY LORD'S DESIRE

THE NOTORIOUS KNIGHT

KNAVE'S HONOR

THE WARLORD'S BRIDE

and the novella THE WELSH LORD'S MISTRESS

My Warrior Series 

(Unfortunately, the first three books aren't yet available, but I write each book to stand alone.)
 Starting with the fourth book:

THE WELSHMAN'S WAY

THE NORMAN'S HEART

THE BARON'S QUEST

A WARRIOR'S BRIDE

A WARRIOR'S HONOR

A WARRIOR'S PASSION

THE WELSHMAN'S BRIDE

A WARRIOR'S KISS

THE OVERLORD'S BRIDE

A WARRIOR'S LADY

IN THE KING'S SERVICE




Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Two Weeks to BRIDE FOR A KNIGHT!

BRIDE FOR A KNIGHT, my newest medieval historical romance, goes on sale two weeks today!  


From the back cover --

The Promise of the Bedchamber... 

After glimpsing a softer side to the stern Sir Roland of Dunborough, Mavis of DeLac is filled with hope for their arranged marriage. So when the wedding night explodes with an exquisite passion, she dares to dream that their newfound bliss will last forever.

But the following morning, convinced he could never make this beautiful woman truly happy, Roland comes cold and aloof once again. And as the newlyweds journey across England to protect Roland's birthright, it's up to Mavis to prove him wrong -- and unlock the compassion this noble has buried deep inside. 

Romantic Times says:
 "Fans who adore Moore’s high sexual tension and realistic action will revel in Mavis and Roland’s journey from lust to love. There are powerful lessons underlying this heated love story, and wonderful characters to carry in your heart."

Want to sample the story?

https://sample-7dd4299ba33506847d4abeb355112d02.read.overdrive.com/?p=bride-for-a-614c31




BRIDE FOR A KNIGHT is the sequel to CASTLE OF THE WOLF.  Haven't read that yet?  Don't worry!  I write every book to "stand alone."  

Want to sample some of my other medievals?  I've made links to all of my books available in digital editions  (I'll be listing them all here soon).  

If you want a taste of the sort of hero Roland is, check out

A NORMAN'S HEART

and

THE OVERLORD'S BRIDE