Carrie Lofty | Starlight Haikus

I love haikus because they can be amusing. Well, yeah, mostly just for that reason. Oh! And they're made even more amusing for being short. ...

Fresh Pick | BUSTED FLUSH by George R.R. Martin

Wild Cards  December 2008 On Sale: December 9, 2008 400 pages ISBN: 0765317826 EAN: 9780765317827 Hardcover $24.95 Science ...

Jayne Fresina | Something Different

In THE MOST IMPROPER MISS SOPHIE VALENTINE I developed my story around a part of Regency-era life that is not very often used as a backdrop for ...

Jennifer Probst | A Knock Out Ending

I've been thinking about some shared elements of a really great book and movie. Some are easy to spot: great characters, chemistry, sexual ...

Ann Purser | Who is Ivy Beasley…Really?

Ivy Beasley has appeared in all three series of my novels. In the Round Ringford six books she was a miserable old tab, dominating her two ...

Sally Goldenbaum | Characters Welcome

Nell, Birdie, Izzy, and Cass. My cast of characters. My friends. My alter egos. I know how the women of Sea Harbor walk, what they eat, ...

Ruthie Webb | Exclusive Excerpt of ABOUT LAST NIGHT

City reached into his briefcase and brought out two bags of chips and three candy bars. "I came bearing gifts. Thought you might be hungry. Do ...

Desiree Holt | A World Without Books

Or why reading and writing are vitamins for the brain I remember reading book from the earliest age. Books were a staple in our household. My ...

Tiffany Truitt | Why Dystopian? Why Now?

Yep. I'm an author. Yep. I have a novel coming out on June 12th. Yep. It's a dystopian. Yep. Yet, another dystopian novel. Groan? Much ...

Shawn Dalton-Smith | To Forgive or Not? ~ Comment to win LIFE AFTER

Imagine you have everything you ever wanted. In twenty-four hours, the man of your dreams will make you his wife. Life is good. Then, in an ...

Tamara Hogan | Favorite Romantic Heroes

Today, I'd like to talk a little bit about my favorite romantic heroes. I read my first romance novel when I was ten years old. I was a very ...

Joanne Kennedy | Men at Work

I love my job. Writing is a pleasure. Signing books and meeting readers is a rush. But the best part of writing contemporary Western romance is ...

Mariah Stewart | Home for the Summer – Comment to Win

When I was a child, "home for the summer" meant that respite from school – June right on through to the week after Labor Day, that golden ...