Milly Jane Maven

Writer of sensual and fun regency and historical romance, featuring lovable rogues and curious heroines.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am a writer of playful historical romance and an amateur photographer. When I am not writing I love to walk the halls and grounds of England's most loved historic sites, and to visit many sites of natural beauty too. Here on my blog you will find a mixture of photographs and information, as well as my books. Feel free to leave a message or a comment, whether it is about my books or my photographs. 
I hope you will enjoy looking around.
Best wishes, Milly Jane Maven

This week on the Solent

Heading across the Solent from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight










Friday, June 29, 2018

Around the Isle of Wight

A selection of my recent pictures from around the Isle of Wight


A walk through Shanklin Chine


Looking over from Shanklin to Sandown

Sunset over Shanklin


Mist rolling in over Alum Bay

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

Cover Upgrade


I just upgraded the cover of my novella Just A Dream Away, from the first one which represented the arrival of Prince Daliant's ship, to the second which portrays Princess Selana. I admit I prefer it by a million miles!😊



         


If you haven't read it yet, here's the synopsis:

Princess Selana of Damaria has recently been married by proxy to Prince Daliant of the neighboring state of Admavaria, uniting their two nations as one and ending centuries of feuding over territory. The negotiations seemed endless, and now the time has finally come to meet the man who will rule at her side. But Princess Selana is worried. Will the notoriously handsome and experienced prince be happy with her, a young woman who is pale, not dusky like the women of his land, and more used to trampling around her lands in riding boots than attending balls or flirting? The peace of their nations depends upon their ability to work together. Will he be a kind co-ruler of their two newly joined nations? Or arrogant, spoiled and degenerate?
Prince Daliant of Admavaria is renowned for his love of women, a reputation he fully earned. But the new alliance and terms of the proxy marriage forbids him to share intimacies with anyone but his princess bride for the rest of his days. Can he keep to the treaty? The two have never met. Will his princess be a joy to behold, and a playful bed companion? Or an ice queen as the pale glacial blue eyes of her portrait suggests?
But only days after their marriage, Selana awakens in another world, one that is not her own. Or is it? Was Prince Daliant real? Which world is the dream world and which the reality?



Friday, April 6, 2018

Spring is here at last!

No matter what the calendar says, Mother Nature has her own timetable. But today it finally feels like spring! Happy Spring everyone!


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Lovely Isle of Wight Views

Some lovely views of the coastline now that the storm is gone


I love to see the colors in the ocean, a lovely mix of varying shades of blue and green. Hearing the waves crash on shore and watching the first signs of spring arrive as the sun makes an occasional appearance. There are daffodils all over the island at the moment.






The cliff path runs very close to the edge here. I tried to capture the sun glinting on the water, what a welcome sight it was after the rain and snow in the past couple of weeks.

Monday, January 22, 2018

A Real 'Book Man'

This clever 'book man' was on display at a visit to Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, during the holiday season.
It took me a moment to realize what I was actually looking at!




Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Inside beautiful Ely Cathedral

Inside the beautiful Cathedral at Ely, Cambridgeshire.
We only took pictures inside as it was raining hard that day, but we hope to go back soon. If you'd like to know more about the Cathedral here is the link.
http://www.elycathedral.org/visit 







Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Chatsworth



The Beautiful House


The Cascading Waterfall


The Orangery


The Bridge

The Beautiful Stone Lions on Display at Chatsworth




The Magnificent Reading Room at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire



 The Exquisite reading room at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, 
a place those of us who love books would all adore!




Close-up views of the beautiful ceiling art, something to ponder in between chapters of a book!