Kris Thompson | BLACK ROSE Cover Reveal

PRESENTS. . . A Cover Reveal for Black Rose by Kris Thompson Release Date: November 13 , 2014 Published by The Writers Coffee ...

Nina Croft | I Need a Hero

I was out running this morning trying to think of subjects to blog about when Bonnie Tyler came on my shuffle with “I Need a Hero.” I love ...

Maggie LaCroix | Not Your Average Zombie

Maggie LaCroix is here for the ZOMBIFIED blog tour to tell us about how and why her zombies are different than the usual kind of zombies. ...

Shannon Leigh | Texas BBQ

In Texas, BBQ is a part of life. And it certainly is for the characters that reside in Hannington, the small Central Texas town where ...

Joan Johnston | What’s New This Fall

Dear Reader, Having just put my grandson on a plane back to Florida, I’m thinking how lucky I am to live in a place with such great ...

Avery Flynn | Back to Reality

I don’t know about you but it’s been a long, hot summer in the Flynn household with three kids running around like banshees. I love the ...

Christine Bell | Inside Christine Bell (*not literally)

So, rather than do a regular post to celebrate the release of my latest Brazen novel, DIRTY DEAL, I decided to do something a little different. ...

Victoria Roberts | MY HIGHLAND SPY Teaser Tour

I’m so happy to be here today at Fresh Fiction, the eighth stop on the MY HIGHLAND SPY Teaser Tour! MY HIGHLAND SPY is the first book in ...

Abby Niles | What I Learned by Writing WINNING LOVE

Weather has always fascinated me. I am one of those people who will actually sit and watch The Weather Channel—and not just for the local on ...

Louise Reynolds | The Outback, A State of Mind?

It was a huge surprise to this inner-urban Melbourne girl who wears too much black, when I stopped jumping on long-distance inter-continental ...

Downton Abbey Part Two

Can't get enough of Downton Abbey fiction? Here's a new lineup of contenders for your English upstairs-downstairs addiction. CAVENDON ...

Cleo Coyle | Billion Dollar Brew and a Latte Cup Giveaway

My amateur sleuth grew up much like I did, in a family of food-loving Italian Americans. By the age of eight, I was learning to cook at the ...

Jennifer Barnhart | Following in History’s Footsteps

I am often considered a nerd. It happens to be true. I’ve read a wonderful essay about the history of manhole covers and another about garum, ...

Kristen Ethridge | The Magic in the Little Moments

I checked my Facebook feed earlier this week and was confronted with a bitter reality. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are on their way back to ...

Sigmund Brouwer | Story: What Makes Us Human

I’ve spent years enjoying every and any chance to speak at schools, focusing on the importance of story as a way to motivate literacy. My ...

Susan Klaus | Romancing Another Genre

I’m just learning the ropes, so bare with me since I’m new to blogging and a debut author. My first thriller, SECRETARIAT REBORN, came out ...

Shannon Stacey | Story Idea Fairy

One of the most common questions asked of a writer, and one almost guaranteed to trigger that deer in the headlights look, is where she gets her ...

Terri L. Austin | Beauty and the Brit

Hello, Fresh Fiction Readers! It’s a pleasure to be here. I thought I’d tell you a little about my erotic romance, HIS EVERY NEED. It’s ...

Lisa Renee Jones | The Inspiration Behind INSIDE OUT

The perfect love story in a Barnes and Noble? That’s what happened to me and it’s my love story. It’s also a story heavily on my mind as ...

Elizabeth Lynn Casey | Characters Are Friends, Too

From the moment I began writing the Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime in 2009, Tori Sinclair, Rose Winters, Margaret ...

Robin Bielman | Getting Your Feet Wet

I don’t remember my first time in the ocean, but I do remember the last time. It was just over a week ago during a weekend getaway with my ...

Adi Alsaid | Seize the Tuesday

Adi Alsaid, author of the new contemporary YA novel LET'S GET LOST is touring the web with "Seize the Tuesday" posts to celebrate the ...

Elizabeth Craig | Lists for Life and Writing— Five Lessons Learned

As a mom, my life is ruled by lists. For me, there’s no other way. I’m trying to remember when my little list habit had its genesis. I ...

Dee Tenorio | Suspense for the Not-So-Pure Of Heart

I have a standing ban on my books with my Mom. Why? My mom is a devout Christian and while I still consider myself a person of faith, I know ...

Alexandra Allred | ANNIVERSARY KILLER

I was about 10 years old when I first plotted my sister's death. She had eaten the tips of my chocolate bunny ears following the Easter Bunny's ...

Ashley Hodges Bazer | The Story Behind Poison

Many years ago, I lived alone, a great distance from any family. I had a few friends, but no one I could really count on. Being lonely, I sought ...

Catching up with Paige Shelton, Author of the Country Cooking Mystery Series

Welcome to August! This month I’m featuring Paige Shelton and her brand new book, IF CATFISH HAD NINE LIVES. It’s the fourth book in the ...

Sarah MacLean | We Are All Sugar Beth

I am an unabashed Susan Elizabeth Phillips fan. I have been for most of my adult life, since I read NOBODY'S BABY BUT MINE, fell deeply in love ...

Betsy St. Amant | Taking Risks

Writers love words—and some of my personal favorites are combined into the following quote by Jonathan Franzen. "Fiction that isn't an ...

Mary Ellis | Real Civil War Spies

In my historical romance, THE LADY AND THE OFFICER, Madeline Howard had never intended to become a spy. But when military intelligence ...

Lynn Cahoon | Playing Tourist at Home

Last month, I braved the heat of Texas and spent a few days in San Antonio. I stayed in a historic hotel right next to the Alamo, strolled the ...

Eileen Goudge | Don’t Look Down: How I Survived the Leap from Traditional to Indie Publishing

Drama isn’t just the stuff of my fiction, it’s the story of my life. Case in point: two days ago, I’d just posted on Instagram when I ...

Anna Schmidt | Sometimes History Is Stranger Than Fiction

Whenever I tackle a story set in another time or place I really like to see if I can find some actual event that happened there and weave it ...

Grace Burrowes | My Anti-Heroine

St. Clair was attempting a confession or a condemnation of himself; Milly wasn’t sure which, but she did know she wanted to take him in her ...

Stacy Reid | The Erotic Reading of a Victorian Lord

“You captivate me. I admire your thirst for adventure…your joy for freedom, your vivacity. I want you because you rouse me as no other woman ...

Kate Willoughby | The Silly Side of Hockey

When I began writing hockey romances, I discovered that NHL players love to play pranks on each other. For instance, here’s a video showing ...

AIN’T SHE SWEET? Join Week 3 of the SEP Read-Along!

Readers everywhere fell under the spell of NATURAL BORN CHARMER last week, including our special author guest Tessa Dare who shared with us her ...

Terry Spear | How A Highland Alpha Wolf Makes A First Impression

Everyone knows how important first impressions are, aye? Grant MacQuarrie, the hero of my recent release HERO OF A HIGHLAND WOLF, wants badly ...

Gina L. Maxwell | Inspiration and Serendipity

A question that writers get asked a lot is about where we get our inspiration. When making up dozens of in-depth stories doesn’t come ...

Ella Quinn | Intuition Versus Research

It’s wonderful to be back on Fresh Fiction!! Last time I visited, I talked about my muse. Well, she was out while I was writing ENTICING MISS ...

Terrie Farley Moran | Setting: Why Must The Story Be in This Place?

Or for me more personally the question is: Why does the story line in WELL READ, THEN DEAD fit so well on Estero Island in Fort Myers ...

Ellery Adams | Searching for My Downton Abbey: How The Book Retreat Mystery Series Was Born

I’ve begun to think that inspiration is a bit like love: it appears unexpectedly and completely consumes one’s thoughts. I wasn’t ...

Amber Lin | Five Reasons to Love the Hero from FALLING FOR THE PIRATE

I’m so excited to celebrate the release of my historical romance, FALLING FOR THE PIRATE, from Entangled Publishing. This is the second ...

Elle Kennedy | Top 5 Must-Haves in Romance

Confession: I’m a very picky reader. Once I find an author I like, I tend to stick with them until the end of time. But this isn’t to say ...

Mary Wine | THE HIGHLANDER’S BRIDE TROUBLE

I have recently discovered this invention called a Fit-Bit. Now there is more than one type on the market but I was drawn in by the catchy theme ...

Angela Ruth Strong | Not Your Normal Children’s Novel

In 2007, I sold my first novel for children. This month it got published. This is not normal. No, it’s normal for a first book to take ...

Robin Caroll | Story Ideas

I’m often asked how I get ideas for my books. I always want to answer, “Where don’t I get ideas?” I get character ideas by people ...

Kate Maddison | A Trip to London

One of the most exciting things I did in research for my YA mystery romance novel, THE INCREDIBLE CHARLOTTE SYCAMORE AND THE SECRET TRAPS, was ...

Brooklyn Ann | 10 Quirky or Offbeat Vampire Movies

Most of us are familiar with classics like The Lost Boys, Salem's Lot, Fright Night, and my favorite, Interview With the Vampire, but I’d like ...

Sara Luck | People Are Hungry for History

This past weekend, my husband and I, along with a few thousand other people, have enjoyed the reenactment of the Battle of Mobile Bay and the ...

Kathy Lyons | Marriage Quiz for Sheri and Alex

Since I’ve already shared my mother-of-the-bride gown. I thought I’d show you my wedding speech. Yes, it’s in my special format, but ...

Tessa Dare Talks NATURAL BORN CHARMER

I’m here today to talk about NATURAL BORN CHARMER, and all the ways in which it is my reading catnip. But first, I need to tell you a story ...

Rock Stars and Romance

One Direction is heading to North America for the Where We Are Tour! I don’t know how it is in your house, but in mine, 1D rules. From music ...

Laura Simcox | That Would Make a GREAT Romance Novel!

Real life is stranger than fiction. This statement is generally true, and I’m glad, because a lot of my story ideas are sparked by ...

Week Two of the SEP Read-Along Starts Now with NATURAL BORN CHARMER!

The SEP Read-Along continues this week with our second re-read title, NATURAL BORN CHARMER! Last week's BREATHING ROOM was a hit with our ...

Naima Simone | I Need a Cigarette!

On a regular basis I commit one of the worst sins that a reader can perpetrate… I skim through a book before buying it. And not just to ...