Virna DePaul | Why Writing Romantic Suspense Rocks!

Ugly things happen in the world.  I know this quite well based on my ten years as a criminal prosecutor.  Whether it be coldly calculated or ...

Edward Eaton | Alienation, Isolation, Technology, and Literature

"No man is an island...." When John Donne wrote that, he did not take into account the needs of literature. Literature in general—and Young ...

Fresh Pick | SLEEPWALKER by Karen Robards

January 2012 On Sale: December 27, 2011 Featuring: Micayla Lange; Jason Davis 384 pages ISBN: 1439183724 EAN: 9781439183724 Kindle: ...

Natasha Hoar | The mysterious power of plastic ponies

I rediscovered My Little Ponies in my early twenties. My folks were going through a divorce, and I wasn't taking it too well. If I had to sit ...

Fresh Pick | DREAMING OF MR. DARCY by Victoria Connelly

Austen Addicts #2 January 2012 On Sale: January 1, 2012 Featuring: Adam Craig; Oli Wade Owen; Kay Ashton 352 pages ISBN: ...

THE STORY GARDEN: I Got a Humungous Bookshelf For Christmas!

Would it surprise you to know that it's been 18 years since the birth of the e-book forced the RWA Board of Directors to decide what the ...

Sky Robinson | What’s the Sexiest Profession? Win a copy of DOUBLE DARE

Sky's talking about sexy loggers and is giving away a copy of DOUBLE DARE, her steamy novella available from Red Sage. I have a thing for ...

Stephanie Rowe | Writing in Different Genres

What do the following all have in common? SATIRICAL FUN: The Soulfire Series (HOLD ME IF YOU CAN, Jan 2012): A satirical, outrageously fun ...

Fresh Pick | A KING’S RANSOM by Jude Watson

39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers # 2 December 2011 On Sale: December 6, 2011 192 pages ISBN: 0545298407 EAN: ...

Joan Swan | Welcome to the Journey of a Debut Author Blog Tour! Tips from Cindy Gerard

This is our 10th week in a behind-the-scenes look at what's involved in getting a debut author prepared for publication. My own debut novel, ...

Fresh Pick | ENGAGED IN SIN by Sharon Page

October 2011 On Sale: October 25, 2011 Featuring: Jack Travers; Madeline Ashby 368 pages ISBN: 0440244919 EAN: 9780440244912 Mass Market ...

Allie Pleiter | Something about a Fireman

"I'm so glad you're writing a fireman story." "Oh, goodie...I love fireman books." "I've been waiting for you to do a fireman ...

Rayna Vause and Melinda Leigh | For the Love of Novellas

We all love novel series. There is nothing more fun than revisiting beloved characters even if they aren't the main focus of the story. Amazon ...

Fresh Pick | TROUBLE AT THE WEDDING by Laura Lee Guhrke

Abandoned at the Altar #3  January 2012 On Sale: December 27, 2011 Featuring: Christian Du Quesne; Annabel Wheaton 384 ...

Tiffany Allee | Tall, Dark, Handsome, and…What?

On the big screen Robert Downey Jr. or Hugh Jackman might play him. For books I'd have to say that it all started, for me, with Mr. Darcy. The ...

Fresh Pick | MY RUTHLESS PRINCE by Gaelen Foley

Inferno Club #4 January 2012 On Sale: December 27, 2011 Featuring: Emily Harper; Earl of Westwood 384 pages ISBN: 0062075918 EAN: ...

I’m Shawn Dalton—Smith / Who Are You?

If someone asked you to tell them a little something about yourself, what would you say? Now, imagine that everything you thought you knew ...

Fresh Pick | BLOOD TIES by Mari Mancusi

Blood Coven #6  August 2011 On Sale: August 2, 2011 Featuring: Jayden; Magnus; Sunny 127 pages ISBN: 042524136X EAN: ...

Jane Kindred | Fresh Demons

One of the most frequent comments I hear about my recent release, THE FALLEN QUEEN, is "I was leery of reading another book about angels and ...

Stephanie Julian | Peek into SEX, LIES & SURVEILLANCE

NSA field agent Mal Laughlin is a man with a mission: Bring down DeMarco Investigations for playing a role in the death of his partner. He ...

Fresh Pick | SILVER-TONGUED DEVIL by Jaye Wells

Sabina Kane #4 January 2012 On Sale: December 28, 2011 Featuring: Sabina Kane 432 pages ISBN: 0316178438 EAN: 9780316178433 Kindle: ...

Fresh Pick | STUCK WITH YOU by Trish Jensen

January 2012 On Sale: January 1, 2012 Featuring: Ross Bennett; Paige Hart ISBN: 1611940869 EAN: 9781611940862 Trade Size ...

Patricia Rice | Magical Inspiration

Since Sourcebooks will take care of sending a copy of THE LURE OF SONG AND MAGIC to two commenters on this blog, I think that's pretty magical, ...

Helen Lacey | How to avoid the Slush Pile …

I know the slush pile. I've been in it. Many times. About eighteen times in fact.  In the old days it was often the only option to get a story ...

Amanda Usen | Mother Knows Best: How a Chef Became a Romance Writer

My mom often reminds me that I've always loved to cook. She also likes to remind me that every time she left me in charge of the kitchen, she ...

Lady Of The War Of Roses: An Interview With Philippa Gregory

FRESH FICTION is delighted to welcome New York Times bestselling novelist Philippa Gregory.  Ms. Gregory, well-known for her novels of the ...

The Sweetbriar’s Thorns: Wars Of The Roses Part II

History ReFreshed Exploring what's "new" on the historical shelves The previous column focused on the personages who began the Wars of the ...

Barnes & Noble in Firewheel Town Center To Host Release of New Mystery

Set in Austin, Hill Country, UNDERCURRENTS is the second volume in the popular Detective Craig Rylander Clover-Mystery series. Barnes & ...

THE BUNGALOW is a Pulpwood Queen 2012 Book Club Selection. See Sarah Jio at Pulpwood Queen’s Girlfriend Weekend in Jefferson, TX

"The Bungalow is a story as luscious as its exotic setting. Ms. Jio has crafted a wartime story of passion and friendship, loss and ...

Mia Marlowe | A Man in a Kilt…

What's so special about a guy in a kilt? Getting him out of it, of course. In SINS OF THE HIGHLANDER, "Mad Rob" MacLaren peels off his own ...

Fresh Pick | WHISPERS IN THE DARK by Maya Banks

KGI #4  January 2012 On Sale: January 3, 2012 Featuring: Shea; Nathan Kelly 352 pages ISBN: 0425246108 EAN: ...

Adrienne Giordano – New Year’s Resolutions

Call me crazy, but I love January. For me, January means getting over that winter hump and looking ahead to spring. The thing I won't do in ...

Anne Gracie | A Marriage Of Convenience

I'm a sucker for a marriage of convenience story. I love everything about them. I've written quite a few of them and read heaps, and one ...

Olivia Kingsley | Rating Your Reads — Win PRETTY PERSUASION

One of my new year traditions is to take a look at the list of books I read in the past year. How many books did I read? In what genre? And most ...

Julia Knight | Fun and games with names.

Names in fiction, as in life, are important. While they may not tell you what sort of person someone is, they can tell a lot about where/when ...

Chellesie B. Dancer | What Makes a Story Hot?

For me, what makes a story hot is when we see the attraction build between the main characters, bit by bit, as they get to know each other. And ...

Eleri Stone | New Beginnings

Theoretically, I know that turning the calendar from December to January doesn't really change anything. It's just another month and here in ...

Spotlight on Marie Force

Visit Marie Force Twitter: Marie Force Facebook: Marie Force Marie Force Blogspot Featuring: Jack Harrington; Andrea Walsh 370 ...

Kat Martin | Is On-line Dating Destroying Romance? Win ebook of HOT RAIN

Back when I was first dating, men and women talked, went to dinner, went to a show.  We took our time getting to know each other.  Then the ...

Eloisa James | The Big Reveal…Her Favorite Character

People are always asking which of my characters is my favorite.  Favorite?  I've written over twenty books.  Let's pretend I had forty ...

Linda Wisdom | Who Would I Be?

Many thanks to Fresh Fiction for having me here to talk about my latest book! The fun part about writing my witchy series is putting a bit of ...

Spotlight on Shiloh Walker and THE DEPARTED

The unexpected hero... I'd like to introduce you to SAC Taylor Jones... the top dog of a special task force in the FBI. His team consists of ...

Lisa Dale | What Do You Keep?

When I was a little girl, I lived in a 1930s-era house, complete with keyholes big enough to look through, heavy doorknobs, and leaded glass. ...