Fresh Pick | HOPEFUL by Shelley Shepard Gray

Fresh Pick for Friday, May 30th, 2014 is HOPEFUL by Shelley Shepard Gray #inspirationalFriday Avon Inspire February 2014 On Sale: ...

Jolina Petersheim | Living the Dream

My husband—in the middle of editing my manuscript—looked up at me. “You realize you’re living your dream?” he said. “You’re an ...

Kathleen Y’Barbo | Beach Reads: What’s Under Your Umbrella?

Don’t you love summer? The sun, the sand, and oh…the beach reads! Okay, so some of us—me included—do not currently live near a beach. ...

Katee Robert | The Cards Never Lie

Tarot cards in a sci-fi novel? It seems kind of a weird mix at first glance, and probably second glance, too. Even in today’s society, ...

Remembering Maya Angelou

There are few figures in recent American history that are as well loved and recognized as Dr. Maya Angelou. Even though she has departed this ...

Fresh Pick | SLIGHTLY SPELLBOUND by Kimberly Frost

Fresh Pick for Thursday, May 29th, 2014 is SLIGHTLY SPELLBOUND by Kimberly Frost #SupernaturalThursday Southern Witch #4 Berkley May ...

Fresh Pick | BEFORE WE KISS by Susan Mallery

Fresh Pick for Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 is BEFORE WE KISS by Susan Mallery #RomanceWednesday Fool's Gold Harlequin HQN Books May ...

Fresh Pick | MURDER SIMPLY BREWED by Vannetta Chapman

Fresh Pick for Monday, May 26th, 2014 is MURDER SIMPLY BREWED by Vannetta Chapman #SuspenseMonday Zondervan April 2014 On Sale: March ...

Tonya Burrows | Why I Don’t “Write What I Know”

One question I'm constantly asked at conferences: was I in the military? Short answer is no, although I have come close to joining several ...

Spotlight on Lori Wilde

Return to Cupid, Texas With the publication of Love with a Perfect Cowboy, my Cupid, Texas series comes to a close. I'm going to miss writing ...

Liz Mugavero | Pawsitively Organic Mysteries

Thanks for inviting me to hang out at Fresh Fiction today! I’ve been making the rounds, visiting different blogs since the second book in my ...

Kat Martin | How My Travels in Alaska Wound Up in a Book

Years ago, after my husband and I drove to Alaska, I wrote the Romantic Suspense, MIDNIGHT SUN.  A second journey generated the ideas for my ...

Fresh Pick | WARRIORS by Ted Bell

Fresh Pick for Sunday, May 25th, 2014 is WARRIORS by Ted Bell #WeekendReads Thriller escape! William Morrow April 2014 On Sale: April ...

Melanie Milburne | PLAYBOY’S LESSON

A notoriously charming bad boy-Even by Chatsfield standards Lucca had to admit this latest one to hit the London tabloids was a doozy. An ...

Fresh Pick | PURE HEAT by M.L. Buchman

Fresh Pick for Saturday, May 24th, 2014 is PURE HEAT by M.L. Buchman #Free4All Memorial Day Weekend reads Firehawks Sourcebooks May ...

Tina Ann Forkner | The World is a Book

I love to travel. I think it’s because I grew up in a small town and always imagined what it would be like to live in faraway places such as ...

Cara C. Putman | Memorial Day

On May 30, 1868, a group of Union veterans held the first Decoration Day (now called Memorial Day). They picked that day because they believed ...

Spotlight on Lea Nolan | HIS BILLION DOLLAR BABY

Only 99¢ for a limited time Kindle nook iTunes Kobo Can her love melt this CEO's heart? Entangled Indulgence On Sale: May ...

Theresa Romain | Four Words to Start a Romance

Being a romance hero or heroine is often a lonely profession. It certainly is for the characters in my newest historical romance, TO CHARM A ...

Fresh Pick | CIRCLE OF DESIRE by Keri Arthur

Fresh Pick for Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 is CIRCLE OF DESIRE by Keri Arthur #SupernaturalThursday A Damask Circle #3 Random House April ...

Fresh Pick | BLIND FAITH by Rebecca Zanetti

Fresh Pick for Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 is BLIND FAITH by Rebecca Zanetti #RomanceWednesday Forever May 2014 On Sale: May 6, 2014 298 ...

Venita Ellick | Advice for Women Who Do It All!

Here's a question that I have been asked a lot: Ashley is a very determined woman with a solid career. Did you face some of the same issues ...

MONTANA BRIDE Now in Second Printing

The sensational third novel in Joan Johnston’s Western Romance Mail-order Bride series is part of her Bitter Creek series. A DESPERATE ...

Randy Singer | On Writing THE ADVOCATE

I tell people that THE ADVOCATE feels like the book I was created to write; that it brings the three strands of my life together—pastor, ...

Chris Culver | A Day in the Life

First of all, I don't tell people what I do for a living, mostly because I don't like talking about myself. I don't even tell my neighbors, and ...

Julie Ann Walker | The Seductive Power of the Series

When I sat down to write HELL ON WHEELS, the debut title in my Black Knights Inc. series, I knew there would be a long list of spec-ops/custom ...

Mike Bond | Life is Suspense

Every moment we can’t be sure the next moment will come. Life is a battlefield no one survives; death is the midnight prowler who gets us all ...

Andrew Gross | What I Learned From Working With James Patterson

Readers may know, years back, I cut my teeth co-authoring several thrillers with James Patterson. Judge and Jury, Lifeguard, the Jester, and the ...

Sabine Starr | Escape to the Old West! Comment to Win

Good guys chasing bad guys. Bad guys chasing good guys. They're all armed with pistols, rifles and knives while sporting devil-may-care ...

Fresh Pick | LABYRINTH OF STARS by Marjorie M. Liu

Fresh Pick for Sunday, May 18th, 2014 is LABYRINTH OF STARS by Marjorie M. Liu #Free4All Sunday A Hunter Kiss Novel Ace March 2014 On ...

Frances Fowlkes | Perfume Ads: They’re Not Just for Sniffing

You know those scented perfume ads that fill the pages of fashion magazines and spill out of beauty store fliers? The ones with the sticky flap, ...

Fresh Pick | MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover

Fresh Pick for Saturday, May 17th, 2014 is MAYBE SOMEDAY by Colleen Hoover #Free4AllSaturday Atria Books March 2014 On Sale: March 18, ...

Beth Vogt | Happily Ever After: Authentically Imperfect

Romance readers expect the satisfaction of a happily ever after (HEA) at the end of a novel. As an author who writes contemporary romance ...

Fresh Pick | THE ROAD TO TESTAMENT by Eva Marie Everson

Fresh Pick for Friday, May 16th, 2014 is THE ROAD TO TESTAMENT by Eva Marie Everson #InspirationalFriday Abingdon Press April 2014 On ...

Tawna Fenske | Good Date

Hello, and thanks for inviting me to hang out with you here at Fresh Fiction! Who brought the wine? This is my last stop on a blog tour ...

Paige Tyler | Building the World of X-OPS

My upcoming military/paranormal/romantic-suspense-thriller from Sourcebooks, HER PERFECT MATE (Book One of the X-OPS Series) is set within our ...

Mary Sullivan | The Right Person, At the Right Time, In the Right Place…

I’m writing this post on Mother’s Day, after having spent a wonderful day with my daughter, and I’m thinking about my heroine in my ...

Patricia W. Fischer | Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

This past weekend, I taught a class about writing a sex scene for non-romance writers. The Writer’s League of Texas had been so gracious as to ...

Susanna Ives | Getting It Wrong

I live in fear of making a major historical boo-boo in one of my books.  The tiny slipups don’t bother me so much. Perhaps I referred to a ...

M.L. Buchman | Bringing the Heat

I have to confess that starting a new series—even a spin-off one—is a harrowing event, at least for this author. The exploits of the Night ...

Tracy Solheim | My Scene Stealing Secondary Character Actually Stole a Book!

Hey there Fresh Fiction readers! It's release day for RISKY GAME, my fourth title in the Out of Bounds series and my fourth release in the past ...

Tina Wainscott | Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs And … Romance?

You wouldn't think there'd be a connection. Grungy guys wearing jeans so dirty that they'd probably stand on their own. Beards, long hair, scary ...

Lizbeth Lipperman | A MOTHER AND A TIGER

Love blogging with the Fresh Fiction people. As I pondered what to write about today, I realized that the question below was the core of at ...

Sandra D. Bricker | Happily Ever After. But first…!

Shannon Ridgeway awakens from a ten-year coma to a whole new world of madness where reality television has taken over the planet and everyone's ...

Happy Endings, New Beginnings | Stephanie Tyler/SE Jakes

Everyone deserves a happy ending. We all have our own tragedies to survive, large and small, so we all need the reminder that hope and love are ...

The Maturity of Children’s Literature by C.S. Fritz

COTTONMOUTH AND THE RIVER What is the difference between mature fiction and children's literature? Is it the closet-filled monsters and ...

Fresh Pick | OUT OF THE RUINS by Karen Barnett

Fresh Pick for Friday, May 9th, 2014 is OUT OF THE RUINS by Karen Barnett #InspirationalFriday Golden Gate Chronicles Abaddon Books May ...

Julie James’ IT HAPPENED ONE WEDDING

From "contemporary romance superstar"* Julie James comes an exciting new romance that will have fans exclaiming, "I do!" *Kirkus After a ...

The Brenda Novak Auction for Diabetes Research #GiveAway

When I launched my first online auction for diabetes research in 2005, I had no idea I would still be running the fundraiser ten years later. I ...

Fresh Pick | CURSE OF THE BRIMSTONE by Corrina Lawson

Fresh Pick for Thursday, May 8th, 2014 is CURSE OF THE BRIMSTONE by Corrina Lawson #SupernaturalThursday Steampunk! Steampunk Detectives ...

Fresh Pick | HOW TO LOSE A DUKE IN TEN DAYS by Laura Lee Guhrke

Fresh Pick for Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 is HOW TO LOSE A DUKE IN TEN DAYS by Laura Lee Guhrke #RomanceWednesday Love this series An ...

Anna Sugden | Sleep, Glorious Sleep!

My name is Anna Sugden and I need lots and lots of sleep! Eight hours is the absolute minimum; ten is better. I wish sometimes that I only ...

Spotlight on Brenda Novak

When I launched my first online auction for diabetes research in 2005, I had no idea I would still be running the fundraiser ten years ...

Victoria Scott | The Last Letter From Dante

When I wrote the first book in the Dante Walker trilogy, I had no idea that Dante would speak directly to the reader in the opening pages. It ...

Fresh Pick | MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD by Charlaine Harris

Fresh Pick for Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 is MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD by Charlaine Harris Harris is back with an all new story Midnight Texas Ace | ...

Mary Rickert | My Perfect Garden

As a long-time renter, I often fantasized having my own garden; three seasons of bloom, a symphony of blossoms and butterflies. In winter, the ...

Jade Lee | WRITING JUST TO WRITE. Wait…what?

A couple weeks ago, I finished my contracted book. It's a great book, coming out next year, titled (for the moment) The Duke's Cunning Plan by ...

Fresh Pick | THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS by M. J. Rose

Fresh Pick for Monday, May 5th, 2014 is THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS by M. J. Rose #SuspenseMonday Atria Books April 2014 On Sale: ...

Fresh Pick | MURDER AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY by Amanda Carmack

Fresh Pick for Sunday, May 4th, 2014 is MURDER AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY by Amanda Carmack #HistoricalMystery Elizabethan ...

Fresh Pick | MURDER AT HONEYCHURCH HALL by Hannah Dennison

Fresh Pick for Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 is MURDER AT HONEYCHURCH HALL by Hannah Dennison #Free4All a quirky but fun mystery St. Martin's ...

Naima Simone | What the &%#@! Did You Just Say?!

Can I just say this and you not think bad about me? I love to curse. Have ever since I was younger and would giggle when my very proper ...

Fresh Pick | WOLF AT THE DOOR by N.J. Walters

Fresh Pick for Thursday, May 1st, 2014 is WOLF AT THE DOOR by N.J. Walters #SupernaturalThursday Salvation Pack Samhain April 2014 On ...

Susannah Scott | Swap Meet Profoundary

Here in the Ozarks we're a "little bit country and a little bit rock and roll"- as in 1980's big hair band ‘rock and roll'. We get our big ...

Tiffany Allee | Sticking Vampires in Weird Places

Weird settings, that is. What were you thinking? Earlier this week, my book DON'T BLACKMAIL THE VAMPIRE was released from Entangled's Covet ...