Say hello to Bestselling Historical Romance writer, CINDY NORD…the USA Today Lifeblog ‘Recommended Read’ author of NO GREATER GLORY, a #1 Civil War Romance at Amazon for nearly a year, and book one in her four-book ‘The Cutteridge Series’. WITH OPEN ARMS, book two, debuts in August, 2014. Also, Cindy is pleased to be a contributing author in the delightful SCRIBBLING WOMEN & THE REAL-LIFE ROMANCE HEROES WHO LOVE THEM. She is a member of numerous writers groups, and her work has finaled or won countless times in competitions — including the prestigious Romance Writers of America National Golden Heart Contest. A luscious blend of history and romance, her stories meld both genres around fast-paced action and emotionally driven characters.
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With Open Arms

A war-weary ex-soldier. An untamable woman. Love doesn’t stand a chance in hell…
How can two mistrusting partners transform their fiery passion into happily-ever-after when all she knows how to do is fight? And all he wants is peace.
WITH OPEN ARMS (book two of my four-book, THE CUTTERIDGE SERIES). A #1 Bestselling Western Historical Romance at Samhain Publishing.

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No Greater Glory

Amid the carnage of war, he commandeers far more than just her home…
When a Union Army officer drenched in obligation collides with an unyielding southern widow locked inside her daily routines, not even the war raging around them is as explosive as the unexpected passion that erupts.
NO GREATER GLORY (book one of The Cutteridge Series). An RWA National Golden Heart finalist, a USA Today Lifeblog ‘Recommended Read’, & for nearly one full year, the #1 Civil War Romance at Amazon.

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Jingle…Jangle…Jingle: BROTHEL TOKENS

Posted May 21 2015, 12:02 pm

Brothel tokens


Dating from as far back as the ancient Roman Empire up through the Victorian era & even into the turn o’ the century, BROTHEL TOKENS heralded the world’s “oldest profession”…usually the size of a silver dollar & made of thin brass, these ‘coins’ filled many a fella’s pockets.


Brothel tokens1With advertising values from “one screw” to “all night”, each stamped “bit” was worth a small fortune where even the “seediest” brothel’s intake per night ran well into the thousands. The gent would [usually] ‘buy’ the token from the ‘bartender’, then after ‘services were rendered’, the client gave the girl her token, plus whatever ‘cash tip’ he cared to share. Brothel token 1872This smooth ‘payment’ process assured the Madam of the ‘establishment’ her “cut” & the ‘lady of the night’ would keep the cash. brothel 1From as far north as Alaska’s Red Onion Saloon, to America’s wild west, to the “Storyville” district of New Orleans…these brothel tokens helped build the shadowy side of American history while riding on the backs of the ladies of the night. Jingle….Jangle….Jingle…y’all. ☺






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