One Night With A Prince – by Sabrina Jeffries – Review

One Night with a Prince (Royal Brotherhood, #3)One Night with a Prince by Sabrina Jeffries
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have never once been disappointed in any of Sabrina Jeffries’ books, and One Night with a Prince is no different. In fact, since the first time I read it, it remains steadfastly my favourite historical romance novel ever. This is the twelfth time I’ve read One Night with a Prince, with the intention of reading it again in the near future.

Gavin Byrne is a charming rogue with a scarring past and Christabel is his perfect match, in wits and in every romantic sense. Jeffries wrote their exchanges to be page-turners; I continuously find myself anxious to see what would happen with them on the next page.

I highly recommend this novel, and any of Sabrina Jeffries’ work!

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How I Find My Inspiration

Good evening, blog readers! This post will hopefully prove helpful for those of you struggling to find inspiration for your own projects.

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When it comes to plot ideas, there are several ways that I find inspiration:

1. I have a dream. It is because of my mid-sleep inspirations that I keep my phone (and on it, my notepad) on my bedside table.
2. I hear a song with lyrics that resonate with me, allowing my imagination to wander.
3. In extremely rare moments of silence. Whenever the kids are being watched by a family member and I’ve got a little time to myself, I think of all the plot possibilities.
4. Watching movies. I internally pick movie plots apart in my mind, wondering what would have happened if things had progressed differently.

As for character inspirations, I gather ideas differently:

1. To find inspiration for personality traits, I spend a lot of time observing others. I watch for nervous twitches, habits, listen to the cadence of their voices, etc. I can also find these from film and television.
2. Once I know who my character is, personality-wise, I search Pinterest for visual inspiration.

I keep a private folder on my computer and in Pinterest filled with photos of men, women, animals, estates, scenery, and Regency-styled rooms. When each of my novels are close to their publication date, I will share the visual-inspiration for each of the novels’ characters in a blog.

Whenever I find myself lacking for inspiration, I engross myself in something related to my project. In my particular case, it is always something Regency-oriented, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, or Emma, for example. Whether it is in film or novel format, I find a way to sit down with them and get that familiar anticipation for my Regency novels once more.

I hope that this blog has helped those of you looking for inspiration, and for the rest of you, I hope that you enjoyed the insight into my life as a Historical Romance author.

Thank you all for reading! I hope you have a lovely week!

Absence Apology and Author Update

Good evening, lovely blog readers! I’m here to offer my profound apologies for being absent of late. Good gravy, it’s been a month since my last blog! I could give you all the story of the kids’ colds, the big life events, birthdays, vacations, etc. and while they would all be true, they are not good enough reasons for being remiss in my posts. For that, I am sorry.

Alas, here I am attempting to make amends. I will do my utmost to keep up with a minimum of one post per week. Some might be short, some might be lengthy, but I will always do my best to post.

As for an author update, I have completed my short story and submitted it to my publisher. I am expecting the first round of editing notes for Love’s Misadventure soon, which is exciting! Things are progressing, which feels great. I’ll post updates as soon as I can.

On the topic of future blog posts, I have plenty of ideas that I’m prepared to talk about, and most are fun with photos, so please keep in touch!

Thank you all so much for reading! You’re the best!
Happy Tuesday!