It’s a truth universally acknowledged that American readers have long been fascinated with stories featuring their British cousins. We gathered together six inspirational authors who set their novels across the pond in all different historical eras to get the inside scoop on their latest releases. What drew you to choose the setting of this novel? What about it interests you? Roseanna M. White: I’d gotten to know the Edwardian era while writin...

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Psst. If you ever run into her, don’t tell her that her old friend writes erotica. There’s probably zero chance the woman I’ll call C will connect the shy conservative she used to hang with with Vonna Harper of the ‘dirty’ books. C is more than a tad judgmental, and I don’t need to listen to her opinion of how I’ve turned out, but a part of me would love to see her expression. Back when her husband and mine were best friends, she knew I was a ...

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Happy Friday, friends! I’ve been struggling this week. I’m attempting and rather poorly to juggle health-issues, a book deadline, and life in general (time with God, time with my family, errands, etc.). It’s got me thinking A LOT about balance and priorities. My husband gave me a book he read ages ago, but I’d imagine the majority of you have heard about it–Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Have you read it? I’m so excited to dive furth...

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“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.” –G.K. Chesterton Chesterton touches on a profound point that is relevant even in the modern age. Girls and women of all ages find fairytales alluring. Is it the damsel in distress? The knight in shining armor? The slaying of the dragon? Or the magical happily-ever-after? I’m going to venture to sa...

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I’m so excited to be back here on the Fresh Fiction blog to chat about my newest release, the second book in the Lone Star Match series, SOMETHING BORROWED. This series is about a matchmaking bride who desperately wants her bridesmaids to be as happy as she is so she sets up a destination wedding and reunites her bridesmaids with the ones who got away. Unfortunately, no one else really wants to be reunited…or so they think. I loved these chara...

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We asked the authors of SAY YES TO THE SCOT to find out all the details. Check them out below and don’t miss the party tonight on Facebook! Anna Harrington What would no Scotsman be without? A good single malt scotch whisky, one whose taste of the earthy smoke of peat fires and the sweetness of heather lingers on his tongue. One with just enough bite warming down his throat when he takes a sip to chase away the damp and cold of a Highlan...

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Redemption (noun): The action of saving or being saved from error or sin. We all make mistakes. It’s a human condition, part and parcel of being a fallible mortal creature. Fortunately, most of our errors can be rectified by a heartfelt apology. No big deal, right? Then there are the biggies. We commit missteps that can’t be fixed by a simple ‘I’m sorry’, a bouquet of roses, or even by prostrating oneself in debased shame before the offended p...

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Chemistry. We know what that’s all about, right? We could be standing next to a guy (or a gal!) who would probably tick all the boxes off the list you have for yourself: Beautiful eyes. Intriguing (a.k.a. good-looking) face. Kind. Funny. Financially secure… whatever it might be for you. Yet despite all of these things being checked…things just kind of fizzle. You can’t even hold a real conversation with him or her—and it’s not because you’re t...

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Summer has roared into the Midwest bringing with it sultry temperatures, thunderstorms, block buster films (Wonder Woman!!), and a plethora of new books. Summertime for me, traditionally, has always been about the great books on my TBR pile that I have to look forward to reading along with new releases. I’ll never forget my midnight purchase of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at Borders eons ago. Lately, I’ve been a bit contemplative of t...

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Hi everyone – I’m excited to be visiting Fresh Fiction again to chat about my upcoming release, NEW MOON. This is the 8th and final book in the Moon Series, but it’s easy to jump in if you haven’t read the others first. (Although I secretly hope after you read it you’ll want to start from the beginning! LOL) I fell in LOVE with writing Shifters over the past few years. These loyal, protective, and occasionally hot-headed men always win my hear...

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British Books Roundtable…and Giveaway!
Author Guest / June 25, 2017

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that American readers have long been fascinated with stories featuring their British cousins. We gathered together six inspirational authors who set their novels across the pond in all different historical eras to get the inside scoop on their latest releases. What drew you to choose the setting of this novel? What about it interests you? Roseanna M. White: I’d gotten to know the Edwardian era wh...

Vonna Harper | It’s a Secret!
Author Guest / June 24, 2017

Psst. If you ever run into her, don’t tell her that her old friend writes erotica. There’s probably zero chance the woman I’ll call C will connect the shy conservative she used to hang with with Vonna Harper of the ‘dirty’ books. C is more than a tad judgmental, and I don’t need to listen to her opinion of how I’ve turned out, but a part of me would love to see her expression. Back when her husband and mine were best friends, she kne...

Beguiled Giveaway
Book Club , Film / June 23, 2017

Fresh Fiction has 10 reserved seats at an early screening of THE BEGUILED at the Angelika Film Centre / Mockingbird Station, Dallas on June 27th at 7:00 pm SYNOPSIS: Cpl. John McBurney is an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangero...

Dani Pettrey | Life is a Collection of Moments
Author Guest / June 23, 2017

Happy Friday, friends! I’ve been struggling this week. I’m attempting and rather poorly to juggle health-issues, a book deadline, and life in general (time with God, time with my family, errands, etc.). It’s got me thinking A LOT about balance and priorities. My husband gave me a book he read ages ago, but I’d imagine the majority of you have heard about it–Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Have you read it? I’m so excited to ...

Juliette Cross | Why Fairytales?
Author Guest / June 22, 2017

“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.” –G.K. Chesterton Chesterton touches on a profound point that is relevant even in the modern age. Girls and women of all ages find fairytales alluring. Is it the damsel in distress? The knight in shining armor? The slaying of the dragon? Or the magical happily-ever-after? I’m going to ven...

Megan Ryder | Something borrowed, Someone New?
Author Guest / June 22, 2017

I’m so excited to be back here on the Fresh Fiction blog to chat about my newest release, the second book in the Lone Star Match series, SOMETHING BORROWED. This series is about a matchmaking bride who desperately wants her bridesmaids to be as happy as she is so she sets up a destination wedding and reunites her bridesmaids with the ones who got away. Unfortunately, no one else really wants to be reunited…or so they think. I loved t...

Celebrating 15 Years of Boas & Tiaras
News / June 21, 2017

Boas & Tiaras has come a long way since its humble (yet fabulous) beginning. What began in 2002 as a group of 6 readers enjoying tea in Duncanville has evolved into an annual event that draws readers and authors from all over the country. On June 10, more than 50 book-loving ladies gathered at the historic Adolphus hotel in downtown Dallas to celebrate Fresh Fiction’s 15th annual Boas & Tiaras tea! Glistening chandeliers, fin...

Celebrating 15 Years of Boas & Tiaras
Readers / June 21, 2017

Boas & Tiaras has come a long way since its humble (yet fabulous) beginning. What began in 2002 as a group of 6 readers enjoying tea in Duncanville has evolved into an annual event that draws readers and authors from all over the country. On June 10, more than 50 book-loving ladies gathered at the historic Adolphus hotel in downtown Dallas to celebrate Fresh Fiction’s 15th annual Boas & Tiaras tea! Glistening chandeliers, fin...

Enterprising Women
History / June 21, 2017

For many historical fiction fans, one of the draws of the genre is watching woman of past confront challenges and restrictions to open up new opportunities for themselves.  In honor of the recent birthdays of some extraordinary women—my mother-in-law, my stepmother and my daughter—this month I showcase a group of enterprising women who dare to dream of doing something more than filling a woman’s conventional place in society. We begi...

What is the ONE thing no Scotsman would ever be without?
Author Guest / June 20, 2017

We asked the authors of SAY YES TO THE SCOT to find out all the details. Check them out below and don’t miss the party tonight on Facebook! Anna Harrington What would no Scotsman be without? A good single malt scotch whisky, one whose taste of the earthy smoke of peat fires and the sweetness of heather lingers on his tongue. One with just enough bite warming down his throat when he takes a sip to chase away the damp and cold of...