GUEST BLOG: Writing Historical Romance During Quarantine by Cecilia Rene

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It’s been less of a struggle than I would have thought to be honest. Being home all the time puts me in the mindset of my characters. At least I do have TV, movies, FB and other modern entertainment, like zoom and lots and lots of wine. But seriously writing historical during quarantine is pretty easy. I can now see why books and long walks in Hyde Park was considered entertainment. The one thing is not writing a mask on everyone’s face or having them to social distance at a ball. I do shutter every time people are close together, don’t they know it’s Corona season, oh no they don’t! All in all working from home with less hours has been a blessing because I finished the Bachelor Duke! I can barely remember when I would go out to restaurants, and bars, I’m feeling very regency right now. All I need is a pianoforte and a duke!


The Bachelor Duke
by Cecilia Rene
Publication Date: July 24, 2020
Paperback & eBook; 296 pages

Series: The Bachelor Series, Book 1
Genre: Historical Romance

The Bachelor DukeThe Bachelor Duke meets a beautiful, curvaceous lady.

Remington Warren, The Duke of Karrington, lives his life by the name society has thrust upon him. Having witnessed cruelty against the fairer sex with his own eyes, he vows never to marry to prevent himself from becoming like the monster who raised him. After ten years of being The Bachelor Duke, his life is irrevocably changed when he sees Lady Olivia St. John across the ballroom floor.

Having lived a sheltered, pampered life, surrounded by her loving family, Lady Olivia St. John longs to know passion and love. She is beautiful, bold, and has a rather large dowry. According to society, she would be a diamond in the first water of this season if it wasn’t for her one flaw.

Will she find all she longs for and more in the arms of The Bachelor Duke, or will heartbreak be her demise?


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Cecilia Rene is a creative, happy, and outgoing Detroit native who majored in Broadcast Communication at Grambling State University. Immediately following her graduation, she started her new life in New York City. As a self-proclaimed New Yorker, her stimulating and diverse career in advertising sparked a drive for hard work and dedication. Her love and passion for writing followed her from childhood through adulthood, where she wrote short stories, poems, and screenplays. Always an avid reader, she stumbled across a book that ignited a deeper need for more and joined a fandom of like-minded individuals. Cecilia and her family made a huge move five years ago to the great state of Texas, where she currently lives with her loving husband, wonderful son, and spoiled fur baby, Sadie. Cecilia Rene loves romance, humor, and all things spicy. For this reason, she will always give you a Happily Ever After.




Monday, September 7
Excerpt at SplendeurCaisse
Review at Probably at the Library
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit

Tuesday, September 8
Guest Post at Novels Alive

Wednesday, September 9
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books

Thursday, September 10
Review at Bitch Bookshelf

Friday, September 11
Review at Novels Alive

Saturday, September 12
Excerpt at Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Monday, September 14
Review & Interview at The Romance Dish

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Dayna Linton
Dayna is the owner of not only Novels Alive but of Day Agency, a full-service self-publishing agency for independent authors. She has been assisting independent authors to achieve their dreams of becoming published authors for over 15 years. From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors to the first-time author to every author in between. Dayna is a self-professed bibliophile. While dancing has always been her first love, reading came as a very, very close second, with gardening coming in as a close third. Dayna is also the divorced mom of four adult children and a very proud grandma. She is also a web designer, social media specialist, book blogger, and reviewer. She's a long-time Disney lover and a Utah Jazz, Utah Utes, and Dallas Cowboys fan. See Dayna's reviews here: Dayna's Reviews



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