You won’t believe how conversations on Twitter and Facebook that have helped me write my historical romance novels. Big THANK YOU to readers who have made suggestions–now check out and see if they made it into the books!
I am often asked this question by non-romance readers who know that I write “naughty novels” and are seeking an Expert Opinion On Smutty Books. Fun fact: Apparently, I am an Expert On Smutty Books.
I knew ratafia was something that characters in Regency romance novels drank and that it was often deemed “sickeningly sweet” and “a drink for ladies” by all the rogues. But what was in it, exactly? And what did it taste like? Obviously, I had to make it.
The good news: I was quoted in The New York Times! The bad news: it almost wrecked my marriage. Here’s what happened…