Lydia Dare | I’ll Take Two Happily Ever Afters Please?

Have you ever been to a bar and ordered a "sex on the beach"? (It’s a combination of schnapps, vodka and juices, if you’re not familiar with ...

Fresh Pick | O, JULIET by Robin Maxwell

February 2010On Sale: February 2, 2010Featuring: Juliet Capelletti352 pages ISBN: 0451229150EAN: 9780451229151Trade Size$15.00Historical Buy ...

Amelia Grey | One Liners That Stick With You

Good morning! I’m very happy to be with you at Fresh Fiction today. Thank you for having me here.Just a week or so ago I was reading over some ...

Fresh Pick | THE QUEEN’S LOVER by Vanora Bennett

March 2010On Sale: March 16, 2010Featuring: Catherine de Valois; Owain Tudor; Christine de Pizan592 pages ISBN: 0061689866EAN: ...

Gwyn Cready | What Inspires My Time Travel Love

Hi, everyone. Thanks for having me here to blog today. I've also been getting a lot of questions about what inspires me about time travel as ...

Fresh Pick | THE ROSE OF SEBASTOPOL by Katharine McMahon

February 2010On Sale: February 2, 2010Featuring: Rosa Barr416 pages ISBN: 0425232220EAN: 9780425232224Trade Size$15.00Historical Buy at ...

Leverage CON-con Day Three — The Girls, The Guys, and the Stairwells.

When I last left my blog post, I was on my way to the Saturday evening banquet of the first official Leverage CON-con convention in Portland, ...

Fresh Pick | THE STOLEN CROWN by Susan Higginbotham

March 2010On Sale: March 1, 2010Featuring: Katherine Woodville400 pages ISBN: 1402237669EAN: 9781402237669Paperback$14.99Historical Buy at ...

SANDI SHILHANEK | SURPRISE SURPRISE

It’s time to reveal another secret about me. I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice or any of the other works of Jane Austen. I feel ...

Sara Reyes | Best Tea Etiquette in Three Easy Steps

One of the burdens of being a coordinator for a book club that meets for a high tea is doing the research. Yes, the research of trying out new ...

Fresh Pick | HIS WOMAN IN COMMAND by Lindsay McKenna

March 2010On Sale: March 1, 2010Featuring: Gavin Jackson; Nike Alexander224 pages ISBN: 0373276699EAN: 9780373276691Mass Market ...

Fresh Pick | ORIGINAL SIN by Allison Brennan

Seven Deadly Sins #1February 2010On Sale: January 26, 2010Featuring: Moira O'Donnell; Rafe Cooper416 pages ISBN: 0345511670EAN: ...

BONNIE HEARN HILL | BREAKING INTO FICTION

Although I had published nonfiction for many years and worked as an editor, I wanted to be a novelist. I made every mistake imaginable as I ...

Fresh Pick | FORGET ME NOT by Vicki Hinze

Crossroads Crisis CenterMarch 2010On Sale: March 16, 2010352 pages ISBN: 1601422059EAN: 9781601422057Paperback$13.99Romance Suspense, ...

Sheila Roberts | When Is A Bargain Not A Bargain

Do you know what the three sexiest words on the planet are? Fifty Percent Off. No, wait, I take that back. I thought of something even sexier: ...

Interview with Lucie Snodgrass

Jen's JewelsGet the lowdown on your favorite authors with Jennifer Vido.I have always been fascinated with the art of knitting. As a child, I ...

PAM JENOFF | Hard or Soft…How Do You Like Yours?

Books, that is. One of the topics authors, agents and editors spend a lot of time discussing is the publication of a book in hardcover or ...

Fresh Pick | I SPY A WICKED SIN by Jo Davis

February 2010On Sale: February 2, 2010Featuring: Jude St. Laurent; Lily Vale288 pages ISBN: 0451229118EAN: 9780451229113Trade ...

Louisa Edwards | Let’s Talk About Kids In Romance

I felt like I was taking my life in my hands when I pitched the idea for ON THE STEAMY SIDE to my editor. Sure, it was a continuation of my ...

Fresh Pick | BROKEN by Shiloh Walker

March 2010On Sale: March 2, 2010Featuring: Sarah McElyea; Quinn Rafferty336 pages ISBN: 0425232417EAN: 9780425232415Trade Size$15.00Romance ...

Fresh Pick | RENEGADE by Catherine Mann

Black Ops #3January 2010On Sale: January 5, 2010Featuring: Mason "Smooth" Randolph; Jill Walczak304 pages ISBN: 0425229238EAN: ...

Leverage Day Two — Cocktail Party, Leverage Set Visit and Conference Panels.

I have been to exactly two media convention cocktail parties, so I do not have a large sample to draw upon for this review. From what I can ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Guilty Reading?

Can you remember the first “adult” novel you read? I don’t fully recall, but believe that the first “adult” novel I read was The ...

Sara Reyes | 5 Reasons to Get Out Of Town

One thing I learned at South By Southwest (SXSW) is to occasionally have blog posts with a number in the title. So, being I finally got home ...

Heidi’s report from the Leverage CON-con

I've been to a lot of conventions, both fan-run and "professional", and I'd like to say how much I love what Marc Lee and his group of ...

Fresh Pick | WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS…AFTER DARK by Anya Bast, Jodi Lynn Copeland, Kit Tunstall, Lauren Dane

May 2009On Sale: May 1, 2009432 pages ISBN: 0373605315EAN: 9780373605316Paperback$13.95Romance Erotica Sensual, Romance Anthology Buy at ...

JULIE JAMES | Hitchcock + Bourne = Romance

Well, sort of.In their own ways, both of these men inspired me while I was writing my new book, SOMETHING ABOUT YOU. First, let me start by ...

Fresh Pick | WEEKEND WARRIORS by Fern Michaels

Revenge of the Sisterhood #1July 2004On Sale: September 21, 2007Featuring: Myra; Nikki Quinn304 pages ISBN: 0821775898EAN: ...

DAVID CORBETT | The Elusive Stuff of Character

Despite having written four novels and numerous stories, and teaching fiction at UCLA Extension, Book Passage and elsewhere, the whole notion of ...

Fresh Pick | BEWARE A SCOT’S REVENGE by Sabrina Jeffries

The School For Heiresses #3May 2009On Sale: April 28, 2009Featuring: Venetia Campbell; Lachlan Ross384 pages ISBN: 1439140170EAN: ...

AMANDA FORESTER | Give Me Some Celtic Lovin’

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today we celebrate St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Wouldn’t it be great if I had an Irish book to talk ...

Fresh Pick | MIDNIGHT PLEASURES WITH A SCOUNDREL by Lorraine Heath

Scoundrels of St. James #4November 2009On Sale: November 1, 2009Featuring: James Swindler; Eleanor Watkins384 pages ISBN: 0061734004EAN: ...

Author Spotlight | Vicki Hinze

Does a normal person ever get to a place where they forget or lose their sense of self? If so, what happens to those things that make us unique ...

Shanna Swendson | Exploring Romance in Literature…

Last month, I did a presentation at the Arlington, Texas, Public Library's paperback swap event. Even though Valentine's Day has already passed, ...

VICKI HINZE | So What’s Wrong With A Little Whimsy

Reality is good. We all live our lives steeped in it. Some days are better than others. We know it, accept it, and consider ourselves lucky if ...

Fresh Pick | TASTING FEAR by Shannon McKenna

August 2009On Sale: August 1, 2009Featuring: Nancy D’Onofrio; Nell D’Onofrio; Vivi D’Onofrio320 pages ISBN: 0758228635EAN: ...

SUSAN HIGGINBOTHAM | Thank You Historians

One thing that can be said for certain about Edward IV-the king whose secret marriage to Elizabeth Woodville sets the events of my novel The ...

Fresh Pick | THE BEST REVENGE by Justine Davis

Redstone, IncorporatedFebruary 2010On Sale: February 1, 2010Featuring: St. John; Jessa Hill224 pagesISBN: 0373276672EAN: 9780373276677Mass ...

Fresh Pick | REVENGE WEARS RUBIES by Renee Bernard

Jaded Gentlemen #1March 2010On Sale: March 2, 2010Featuring: Haley Moreland; Galen Hawke336 pages ISBN: 0425233375EAN: ...

SANDI SHILHANEK | LAUGH OR CRY WHICH DO YOU PREFER

This week I got news I wasn't expecting and have spent a lot of time crying over it. I know that as the next few weeks and months go by I'm ...

Sara Reyes | Off to the Festivals

I'm not quite sure what I should use as the label for South by South West (SXSW) or "South by." It's a film festival, a music festival and now ...

Fresh Pick | WOLF TRAP by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

Wolf MoonMarch 2010On Sale: March 1, 2010Featuring: Parker Madison; Chloe Tyler288 pages ISBN: 0373618301EAN: 9780373618309Mass Market ...

FRAN SHAFF | It’s Nothing Without the Conflict

ConflictWhat is conflict? How does it affect story?In fiction, conflict comes in two forms, internal and external. Internal conflict happens ...

Fresh Pick | LEGEND OF THE WHITE WOLF by Terry Spear

Wolf #4February 2010On Sale: February 1, 2010Featuring: Faith O'Mallery; Cameron MacPherson384 pages ISBN: 1402219059EAN: 9781402219054Mass ...

ELIZABETH CHADWICK | The Soundtrack and the Story

Ever since writing my first novel (unpublished!) at the age of fifteen, I have had soundtracks to accompany the writing. The music tells the ...

Fresh Pick | WEREWOLF SMACKDOWN by Mario Acevedo

Felix Gomez #5March 2010On Sale: March 9, 2010Featuring: Felix Gomez416 pages ISBN: 0061567183EAN: 9780061567186Trade Size$14.99Fantasy Urban, ...

Fresh Pick | PLEASURE OF A DARK PRINCE by Kresley Cole

Immortals After Dark #7February 2010On Sale: February 16, 2010Featuring: Lucia; Garreth MacRieve448 pages ISBN: 1416580956EAN: ...

Fresh Pick | TAMING THE MOON by Sherrill Quinn

Moon #3March 2010On Sale: March 1, 2010Featuring: Rory Sullivan; Olivia Felan320 pages ISBN: 0758231911EAN: ...

Miranda Neville | I Wish I Were An Orphan

In the book I just finished writing, the heroine has two living parents who are loving and functional. Not that she doesn't have her issues with ...

Susan Wilson | The Challenge of Writing a Compelling Dog!

First let me say what a pleasure it is to be invited to guest blog on Freshfiction.  As I have discovered, the blogosphere is a warm and ...

Fresh Pick | BRIDE OF THE WOLF by Susan Krinard

March 2010On Sale: February 23, 2010Featuring: Heath Renier; Rachel Lyndon384 pages ISBN: 037377477XEAN: 9780373774777Mass Market ...

Fresh Pick | HOWLING AT THE MOON by Karen MacInerney

Tales of an Urban Werewolf #1March 2008On Sale: February 26, 2008Featuring: Sophie Garou384 pages ISBN: 0345496256EAN: ...

SANDI SHILHANEK | Help With Category Recommendations

Every week when I sit down to write I try to think of what has caught my attention for the week that might catch yours as well. This week I’m ...

Gwen Reyes | Conferences, Learning and… PARTIES!

I love March. It’s a month I spend 11 other months looking forward to, and the reason has nothing to do with my birthday—since my birthday ...

Fresh Pick | DEGREES OF SEPARATION by Sue Henry

A Jessie Arnold Mystery #12April 2009On Sale: April 7, 2009Featuring: Jessie Arnold; Alex Jensen288 pages ISBN: 0451223705EAN: ...

Mary Margret Daughtridge | Shall we…um…dance?

For the past week or so I’ve driven around with a brown paper grocery bag stacked with books riding shotgun. I’m taking author’s copies of ...

Fresh Pick | WHERE HEAVEN BEGINS by Rosanne Bittner

April 2007On Sale: April 1, 2007Featuring: Elizabeth Breckenridge; Clint Brady384 pages ISBN: 037378595XEAN: ...

Jennie Bentley | History Mystery : Truth or Fiction?

It’s the kind of coincidence that, if I’d put it into a book, nobody would believe. Picture this: it’s sometime in late 2008, and I’m ...

Fresh Pick | BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE by Cindi Myers, Jennifer Greene, Merline Lovelace

January 2010On Sale: January 12, 2010320 pages ISBN: 0373837399EAN: 9780373837397Mass Market Paperback$7.99Romance Anthology Buy at ...

Fresh Pick | CHILL by Stephanie Rowe

Alaskan Pilots #2December 2009On Sale: November 24, 2009Featuring: Isabella Kpoas; Luke Webber336 pages ISBN: 0505527766EAN: ...

Heather Webber | Do You Believe In Love at First Sight?

Years ago when my daughter was born, a family friend sent a congratulatory card. It had the image of a sweet-faced baby wrapped in a pink ...

Kimberly Fisk | The Power of a Dream…

Like so many others, I’ve been caught by the Olympic fever.  Each night my family and I sit in our living room and watch athletes do the ...

Fresh Pick | WHISPER TO THE BLOOD by Dana Stabenow

Kate ShugakDecember 2009On Sale: December 1, 2009Featuring: Kate Shugak352 pages ISBN: 0312944071EAN: 9780312944070Paperback ...

Pamela Clare | How Should One Get To Happily Ever After?

If you’re a single adult in the early 21st century, chances are you’ve tried some kind of online dating service. Hey, if I can admit to ...

Fresh Pick | ALASKAN RENEGADE by Kate Bridges

November 2009On Sale: November 1, 2009Featuring: Victoria Windhaven; Brant MacQuaid288 pages ISBN: 0373295685EAN: 9780373295685Mass Market ...