Sunday, August 02, 2015

Medieval Madness: participate in our multi-author blog hop to win prizes!



Hello! Welcome to the Medieval Madness Multi-Author Hop! 

My featured book is FOLLOW YOUR HEART. She's a stained glass painter struggling to save her workshop from ruin. He's on a quest to restore his family estate. Passion makes their marriage of convenience inconvenient. 










Here's how you can participate in Medieval Madness:

ENTER TO WIN A KINDLE FIRE H6: Visit all of our sites! See the banner to the right for instructions.

ENTER MY CONTEST: Leave a comment on this post about why you love to read medievals. Three commenters will receive Castles, Knights and Chivalry. This boxed set of 4 medievals that released 8/1 features At His Command by me and books by Laurel O'Donnell, Elizabeth Rose and Kathryn Loch.

ENJOY OUR RECIPES: Here's mine! I thought about including a medieval recipe from one of the great books I have about medieval food, but decided on this one instead.

Love chocolate? These easy cookies may not be the most attractive in the box, but they taste amazing. Let me know what you think!

Chocolate Nut Drop Cookies (Selma Weiss)
Melt in double boiler (my mom figured out you can microwave in a glass bowl):
1 can Eagle milk (I figured out you can use low fat or fat free)
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips
2 T butter

Mix in well:
1 C sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 C chopped nuts (I prefer walnuts)

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 minutes. Watch closely so bottoms don't burn. Makes appx. 60 cookies.

FOR MORE INFO: Check out all of these medieval authors' sites to learn about them and their books:

1) Elizabeth Rose            2) Laurel O’Donnell
5) April Holthaus           6) Emma Prince
7) Suzan Tisdale             8) Keira Montclair
9) Eliza Knight               10) Ruth Kaufman
11) Lana Williams

Thanks to Elizabeth Rose for arranging this event.

34 comments:

catedid said...

I enjoy reading medieval stories because it takes me to another place. I love learning about how people lived in another time, which makes me appreciate what I have now.

Elisa Difino said...

I do love historicals in general, to be honest, and not just medieval. I'm not exactly sure why I do like reading them...for sure in reality those times were hard and difficult, but being so far detached from our everyday modern life I guess we're allowed to romanticize them,to somewhat dream of times where honour and chivarly were not considered old-fashioned. They almost become a sort of fantasy genre...a sort of 'believable' fantasy which I do like! The historical facts may prove us wrong, but surely fantasying is never a bad thing.

Christina Riggs said...

Because the men were chivalrous and sexy

Petula Winmill said...

I love Medieval Romance because you can stretch our imagination by taking us to a totally different time to anything we could know. The heroes are so strong but the heroines have to be strong as well.

Debby said...

I love visiting place you can only visit in a novel.
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Ruth Kaufman said...

catedid, Debby and Petula: Learning about another time and being taken to another place are reasons why I write medievals. I love delving into my research books to find interesting (IMO, and I hope yours, too!) facts and details.

Christina and Elisa: interesting that you'd use the word chivalrous/chivalry...yesterday was release day for the boxed set Castles, Knights and Chivalry with my first book, AT HIS COMMAND, and books by two other authors on this hop, Laurel O'Donnell and Elizabeth Rose.

Elisa: I hadn't really thought of medievals as their own fantasy genre...interesting.

divavixenqueen said...

It's a nice retreat to a long gone era and you get learn a thing or two that you might not have learned about before. *And a guy in a kilt only adds to the appeal.*

Nancy said...

Simply love a story set in ancient times.

Melissa Ogletree said...

I love medieval novels because it's so different from our own time it adds to the escape as it's a whole other world than where we live. I also like the added chivalry, not to say you don't get that sometimes in contemporary novels but it's on a different level in medieval novels. Add to that the customs and formalities and it's a wonderful place to escape to!

Allison said...

Medieval Romances take us to a simpler but more dangerous time than the more common Regency romances. People are more isolated and must rely on themselves more. This is why I love to read Medieval romances.

Kelly Thompson said...

I never enjoyed history in school, but I love reading about it in books. Of course, there is definitely a LOT to be said about the men!

Felicia said...

I enjoy Medieval romances because there were so many rules and boundaries set by tradition and society that separated men and women even within the classes, but love always finds a way to overcome and prevail.

Beautiful Disaster said...
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Beautiful Disaster said...

I love history and combine it with romance and it makes it even sweeter :)
Lori

Jean MP said...

It takes me to a time when there was honor and a code that was lived by. It is a nice escape for me.

Julie Cole said...

I fell in love with medieval books when my bf had me read her favorite book. It was fun to enter the world of medieval times and the romance is an added bonus.

Amanda S. said...

I love reading Medieval because somehow I find that era fascinating, plus I love that there's still chivalry is still held tight. It's romantic. <3

Ruth Kaufman said...

divavixenqueen, unfortunately mine don't have an guys in kilts...yet? Nancy, Melissa, Allison and Kelly, Felicia, Beautiful Disaster, Jean MP, Julie and Amanda, thank you all fo rsharing your thoughts.

kaisquared said...

I love medieval books because chivalry was the norm then, though I must admit I would not have wanted to be a serf!

Lisa Cox said...

I like reading medieval romances because it takes me back to a time that was so interesting.

bn100 said...

for the settings

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Quilt Lady said...

I love reading them because of the time period. Also I like to change up what I read to keep it more interesting. Entering under the name of Virginia

QuickKnitter said...

I enjoy reading medieval romances. Times really have changed. Thank goodness ladies no longer must wear corsets.
Thanks for cookie recipe. My son and I bake cookies together and are always looking for new recipes.

bevieann 61 said...

I enjoy medivial because of the hard work everyone did and the adventure of another place and another time

Wholesome50@yahoo.com said...

I love history but I was into Regency historical until I found myself fascinated by the medieval times because it covers many centuries and I have learned about the diverse cultures, clothes, politics, weaponry, etc. And the times of knighthood and chivalry are fascinating and fraught with the possibilities of romsnce.

Eva said...

Love all historicals so medieval is part of the package, and love chocolate and the recipe, thanks!
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ee5943ac-88aa-11e3-9bc2-000f20980440 said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity! LOVE romances!

Tanya Guthrie said...

Because the men are almost barbaric in their ways. Although I'm not sure how I would deal with that in real life.

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Tanya Guthrie said...

Because the men are almost barbaric in their ways. Although I'm not sure how I would deal with that in real life.

Tanyamarieward(at)hotmail(dot)com

BookLady said...

I enjoy reading medieval romance because it takes me to a different time and place and provides a great escape from everyday life.
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Linda said...

I´m a sucker for the Alpha male, and can you get more Alpha than Medival? =D
Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Weekend!
//Linda

Linda said...

I´m a sucker for the Alpha male, and can you get more Alpha than Medival? =D
Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Weekend!
//Linda

Ruth Kaufman said...

Thank you, everyone, for the great comments. Today's the last day...I'll be posting the winners of my books here tomorrow!

jmcgaugh said...

I love Medieval romance for the larger-than-life heroes. jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edud