Historical Romance Books by Red Brick Media

Historical Romance Books by Red Brick Media

Welcome to our podcast! We are an extension of our website filled with book promotions from historical romance authors. In addition, we post genre news and informative articles. Whether it’s about Jane Austen or the scandalous Bridgerton series, you can find the latest on our website. Make sure to check us out at https://historical-romances.com/. Swooning is allowed, but no bodice-ripping without consent. Enjoy! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/histromancebooks/support

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July 23, 2021 3 min

There are plenty of articles on the Internet from psychology resources that state romance novels are bad for women.  Some say these books give women unrealistic expectations when it comes to romance and can damage real-life relationships.

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://historical-romances.com/2021/07/23/the-psychology-of-romance-novels-or-period-dramas/

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Those of you who like the ability to read digital material rather than  smelling the scent of the printed page, source your eBooks from a variety of sources.  Authors and publishers make those eBooks available to readers on multiple platforms.


This episode is also available as a blog post: https://historical-romances.com/2021/07/20/sources-for-ebooks/

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Understanding the centuries-long struggle is essential to understanding  true characterizations in historical fiction and romance. I remain  firmly in the ‘portray women within the restrictions of their times’  camp. Otherwise, we’re simply creating 21st century women in costume.

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://historical-romances.com/2021/07/08/a-womans-place-in-history-by-brita-addams-historical-tidbit/

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May 20, 2021 5 min

Today while I was checking out the Amazon Best Seller list, I glanced at the book prices.  A few caught my eye, thinking they were outrageously high.  You might assume that books on sale would sell more copies and rise to the best seller list.  Apparently, that’s not the case, because many books in the top one hundred are priced far above a 99 cent price point.  How much are you willing to pay for an eBook? 

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April 28, 2021 4 min

Find out what's behind the name of Red Brick Media?  There's a story about why I have a thing for bricks.  Follow the links below for further detail behind to podcast or visit the link to the original post to see more.

Toil Under the Sun

Manchester in the 19th Century

Where Angels Wept: A Creepy History of Angel Meadow

Elizabeth Gaskell's Home in Manchester

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Prostitution and brothels were at their heyday, and they served a  purpose to meet the needs of men both rich and poor. After all, marriage was an institution for producing children; prostitutes and mistresses were for pleasure. The brothel was a place of relaxation for men and accepted as normal practice in society.

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As an avid reader of historical romance, you are on the finished side of  creative work. Have you ever considered what it is like to be the creator of that story you hold?  Here are some brutally honest thoughts on what it’s like to write a book, and why it consists of a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. 

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Book reviews are important to authors. From accolades to one star they serve a purpose beyond feedback of a story. Reviews are an essential means by which authors can promote their books.  Without them, they are lost in a digital sea of ebooks.

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://historical-romances.com/2021/03/31/reviews-important-authors/

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March 25, 2021 56 sec

What is it with this new trend from big house traditional publishers of cartoon-type covers?  Frankly, I cringe at the sight of them and wonder why they are pushing this change?  What are your thoughts?  Cartoons for historical romance or beautifully designed artwork with cover models?  

Here are examples:

The Duke of Undone - Amazon https://amzn.to/3vY5WOi

To Love and to Loathe - Amazon https://amzn.to/31lYX3D

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Historical romance authors, if they follow the rules, end books in  similar ways giving a happily-ever-after ending to readers.  Who wants  to read about divorce in a romance novel?  However, I’m a diehard researcher that always looks at a situation from every angle, so I took  the time to discover the truth about marriage and divorce.

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Everything in the Victorian era seemed to be dictated by proper etiquette. Weddings were no different. There were rules about fashion, the time to wed, and the reception. Here are a few short, but interesting facts.

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March 14, 2021 5 min

Do you judge a book by its cover?  Historical romance covers have been works of art in decades past, but new trends are emerging among publishers.  Let's take a look at what makes a great cover, how they are designed, and what influences readers to purchase a book.

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March 12, 2021 4 min

We rate our author promotions with heat level indexes to help readers choose a book.  Some like kisses and hugs.  Some like it much hotter.  However, the topic of consent is huge these days.  Long gone are the bodice-rippers who don't ask beforehand.  Authors are becoming more aware of the need to write sex scenes with care.

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March 10, 2021 2 min

For historical romance readers, we now have the chance to travel back in time to find romance and love between the pages.  How we get there can be as interesting as the stories themselves -- time machines, portals, fast cars, telephone booths, jumping off a bridge, rowboats, or touching monolith-looking stones in Scotland.  Whatever the transport medium, we experience a rush, finding ourselves in another world that leaves behind ou...

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It’s been a busy week for author promotions.   Here is a recap of what you may have missed on our website.  Make sure to follow the links on our page to see the covers, read the synopsis,  and peek inside.  The purchase price, links to retailers, and various formats, along with the sub-genre of historical romance are listed for your review.  You can also get notices of new releases via email by signing up for our newsletter.

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Marriage was big business, and both parties had much to lose if one broke the engagement. Losses did not involve mere matters of the heart but the promise of fortunes gained and lost.  What did men and women often do when the other party broke the engagement?  Well, they sued one another for breach of promise of marriage.

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The Dashwood Sisters.  Could there be anything more entertaining than these two women?  They are as different as night and day and both on a  pursuit for husbands. Elinor bears everything with quiet decorum and sense. Marianne is outspoken and seeks the thrills of romantic fellowship with no sense at all.  Oh, how I love Jane Austen's characters!

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March 4, 2021 3 min

Historical romance covers can be beautiful artwork.  I've seen some that take my breath away.  When you look at the older covers from the bodice-ripping days, there are three major poses that come to mind.   These are still, for the most part, on our twenty-first-century historical romance book covers.  If it's not the poses of the hero and heroine together, it's usually the flowing dress of a single female character.  ...

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An English lady without her piano, or her pencil, or her fancy work, or her favorite French authors and German poets, is an object of wonder, and perhaps of pity.”

Chapter Six is another fascinating look into life in 1872 as penned by someone who lived during the time period.  In order to be a member of good society, young ladies should possess other skills besides dancing.

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Reader complaints abound.  Why are historical romance books in the top one-hundred bestseller list of historical fiction? The same can be said about the bestseller historical romance category. Why are family sagas, paranormal, and other historical fiction books on that list?  How can readers find what they are looking for?  It's a problem of category choice.

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