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Shanna's Road Journal / April 18, 2011

Spring and summer are awards season in the book world, with many of the major genre fiction award winners being announced. The finalist lists are a good place to find new-to-you authors who are considered by their peers or fans to be at the top of their genre. The Edgar Awards, honoring the best in the mystery genre, will be announced April 28. You can find the list of nominees by clicking here. The Nebula Award winners are chosen by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. They’ll be announced May 21, and the nominees are listed here. The Stoker Awards honor excellence horror fiction. The winners will be announced June 18, and more information can be found here. The Rita Awards for romance fiction are judged by members of Romance Writers of America. Winners will be announced July 1, and a full list of finalists can be found here. The Hugo Awards in science fiction/fantasy are nominated by and voted on by attendees and members of the World Science Fiction Convention. The Hugo finalists will be announced April 24, and the winners will be announced August 20. I’m a voting member this year, so I’ll…

Jennifer Estep | Secret Addictions…What are Yours?
Author Guest / April 18, 2011

Greetings and salutations! I want to say thanks to the folks at Fresh Fiction for having me on the blog today. Thanks, guys! Now, I love reading and writing, but I have to admit that I’m totally addicted to TV as well. Seriously. I watch waay too much TV. Why? Because the characters on TV are just as fascinating as the ones I read about in books – and so many of the male characters remind me of hero archetypes that can be found in romance books. Like these guys: Chuck: Chuck is the classic beta hero – a nice guy who gets thrust into a world full of spies and danger but manages to come out on top every single time. He’s a sweet nerd who always manages to save the day. Who wouldn’t want to come home to a guy like that every night? How I Met Your Mother: Ted, Marshall, and Barney. Ted is the sweet, hopeless romantic, Marshall is the sweet married guy, and Barney, well, let’s just say that love isn’t exactly the first thing on Barney’s mind. But it was so much fun watching him pine for Robin – it gives me hope that…

Fresh Pick | THE MANE SQUEEZE by Shelly Laurenston
Fresh Pick / April 18, 2011

Pride #4 November 2009 On Sale: October 27, 2009 Featuring: Lachlan ‘Lock’ MacRyrie; Gwen O’Neill 320 pages ISBN: 0758231660 EAN: 9780758231666 Paperback $14.00  Add to Wish List Romance Paranormal, Romance Erotica Sensual Buy at Books That Are Keepers and We Read over and over The Mane Squeeze by Shelly Laurenston In Shelly Laurenston’s laugh-out-loud funny, deliciously sexy novel, a shape-shifting Grizzly and a single dangerous feline collide—and discover untamed, unstoppable attraction… Growing up on the tough Philly streets, Gwen O’Neill has learned how to fend for herself. But what is she supposed to do with a nice, suburban Jersey boy in the form of a massive Grizzly shifter? Especially one with a rather unhealthy fetish for honey, moose, and…uh…well, her. Yet despite his menacing ursine growl and four-inch claws, Gwen finds Lachlan “Lock” MacRyrie cute and really sweet. He actually watches out for her, protects her, and unlike the rest of her out-of-control family manages not to morbidly embarrass her. Too bad cats don’t believe in forever. At nearly seven feet tall, Lock is used to people responding to him in two ways: screaming and running away. Gwen—half lioness, half tigress, all kick-ass—does neither. She’s sexy beyond belief and…