I've always loved history, especially Native American romance. Perhaps because of a romance in my own family. My grandmother told of her own grandfather, a Cherokee man, who went to Texas before it was a state and returned to Georgia over a decade later with an Apache wife. It was a marriage that lasted a lifetime, and they had a large and happy family. During the Civil War this woman fed Union troops and kept her family safe. She was a healer, a provider, and a profound influence on all around her--with perhaps a bit of a temper. My grandmother loved visiting her grandparents and hearing their stories, but she said it wasn't a good day for a visit when they arrived at the house and Grandpap was sitting outside in the front yard, along with all his belongings- (evidently, her grandmother often threw him out of the house.) These grandparents had a lasting impression on my grandmother and she spoke of them quite fondly.
The Earth Songs is an exciting series dedicated to Native American romance, and the people who shaped a nation. The Cactus Rose Line is currently accepting Earth Songs submissions.