Moonday’s Heroic Hunk in History: Sir Issac Newton

Moonday’s Heroic Hunk in History is Sir Issac Newton. He is usually pictured as an older man in a long white wig getting conked on the head with an apple—you know, the gravity thing. Our Newtie, however sober in his later years, was no saint in his youth. Thanks to the Fitzwilliam Project which is part of  The Newton Project (an effort to assemble everything Newtonian and post it on the internet.) we know exactly, in his own words just how naughty Newtie was.  In 1662, he recorded his misdeeds of his 19th year for posterity.  A list of all his sins is much too long to include here but peruse the edited list below. 

When you’ve read your fill and giggled at his misdeeds, check out the post about the Sizzlers at Champagne’s Blog . You get the story of how we met and started the Southern Sizzle Romance Blog. You’ll also gets some bio on Arabella (Wet Wednesdays) that she did NOT approve and a look at her Georgian romance Proof of Love that just made a bestseller list. Here’s the link:

Newton’s Sins
Putting a pin in Iohn Keys hat on Thy day to pick him.
Threatning my father and mother Smith to burne them and the house over them
Wishing death and hoping it to some
Striking many
Having uncleane thoughts words and actions and dreamese.
Setting my heart on money learning pleasure more than Thee
A relapse
A relapse
Punching my sister
Robbing my mothers box of plums and sugar
Calling Derothy  Rose a jade
Falling out with the servants
Caring for worldly things more than God
Beating Arthur Storer.
Striving to cheat with a brass halfe crowne
Glutony (listed numerous times)

Next Moonday, a Gorgeous Duo and another Sizzler    Rita Bay

A Nice Guy Wetsday

Hello, chicadees! Hope we are all having a lovely day! Did I mention that my first novel is now available on Amazon and other fine ebook retailers? Okay, yes, I know. I did. Several thousand times, But dang, it is exciting, okay? I’ve had friends from high school, distant cousins and others I haven’t heard from in years contacting me on Facebook, twitter, and so forth to tell me they are reading it! OMG! Now my sweet Baptist cousins are gonna find out what a sick pup I am.

But the hoopla over Proof of Love has really lit my fire on the second novel in the series, another Georgian romance. This one, tentatively titled Counting on Love, is kind of a Breaking Vegas in the Haute Ton, with a lady who has a knack for winning at cards and a nobleman who falls for her. And, like a sign from God that I am on the right track with my WIP, I made a fabulous discovery this week that has really upped my enthusiasm level.

You see, I have to get a picture – photograph or painting – of my characters before I can really start visualizing them in my scenes. I had a good idea for my heroine, and put her picture on my desktop for inspiration. But I couldn’t find one for my hero. I knew who he was, what he was like – he’s just a real sweet guy who has found the woman of his dreams and wants to marry her (the heroine is the one with all the angst.) But I couldn’t find a picture that caught him.

Then my daughter’s copy of Entertainment Weekly came in the mail. I was flipping through it, idly noting all the tv shows I don’t have time to watch, when I saw a familiar face. Who is that guy? Hmmm. I don’t watch The Walking Dead, but maybe I should. He’s a cutie. Then it hit me – Andrew Lincoln, who was so adorable and sweet as the guy crushing on Keira Knightly in Love Actually. Now, it would be easy for a guy to get lost in the shuffle in a cast with Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, et al. But when he showed up at Keira’s door with the boom box and the sign that said, “To Me You Are Perfect…” Well, swoon.

And it is just that sweet, normal guy kind of look that personifies Lord Martyn in my next book. So, submitted for your approval – Mr. Andrew Lincoln, another one of my Hot Brit Boys.





Oh, and BTW: this being a family blog, I didn’t post my favorite picture of Mr Lincoln. But you can see it on my personal blog at!

We Interrupt this WetsDay

Ok, I know y’all only come here on Wednesday to see the gentleman of the week, in all his moist glory. Yes, I love the wet boys as much as you. But there is something more important I have to do today, and y’all are just gonna have to deal with it.

After months of obsessive worrying, I am happy to announce that PROOF OF LOVE now has a cover! And not only that, I am extremely pleased with it.

The talented Trisha FitzGerald of Champagne Books designed it, and it is perfect. The necklace on the cover is a lovely depiction of the Danesleigh Emeralds, which my hero, the Duke of Danesleigh, gives his Duchess following their marriage.

And as for what they do whilst she is wearing said emeralds . . . you’ll just have to wait til November 7 and read for yourself!!!

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