H.P. Mallory | Me, You, and A Ghost: An Unusual Love Story

ONCE HAUNTED, TWICE SHY is the second book in the Peyton Clark series and picks up where the first book, GHOULS RUSH IN, left off. In this ...

Suzy Duffy | The Mama Drama & Mother/Daughter Algorithms

It’s kinda nuts the way - one moment you’re a daughter (with a big tummy) and the next you’re the mother. Naturally you’re still a ...

Lindsay McKenna | Coming Home for Christmas

It was a delight and honor to be part of this very special Christmas book for several reasons. Harlequin chose women authors who were in the ...

Kathleen Bittner Roth | The Return of the Epic American-set Historical Romance

We’ve all had this happen at one time or another—an urging or longing for a certain something or other that sneaks up on us and lingers ...

Sophie Wintner | My Real-Life Meet-Cute

I had given up on love. I decided it would be easier to write about romance than endure the ups and downs of any more real-life love ...

Sarah Morgan | Bringing the Sexy to Winter Sports

I’m so excited about the release of MAYBE THIS CHRISTMAS, the latest book in my O’Neil Brothers series (each story stands alone so don’t ...

Lauren Layne | MADE FOR YOU: Enemies to Lovers

In celebration of MADE FOR YOU's release day, Lauren Layne has shared her favorite enemies-to-lovers stories that helped inspire her latest ...

Ella Quinn | A French Countdown to Christmas

Aside from his family, the one person Georges, Marquis Cruzy-le-Châtel has tried to keep safe during the Napoleonic Wars is Madeleine du ...

Charlee Fam | Deleted Scenes

If you’ve read LAST TRAIN TO BABYLON, you already know that Aubrey Glass is the novel’s 22-year-old, slightly contentious narrator. In ...

Talia Hunter | Her Hot Number: The Story Behind The Story

It was the holiday we’d been dreaming about for months. All through the gloomy depths of winter we’d been working long hours, and hubby and ...

Brenda Novak | Rest in Peace?

Serial killers are often the stuff of a good suspense novel. My book, A MATTER OF GRAVE CONCERN, includes them, too. But when we think of serial ...

Amanda G. Stevens | Unexpectedly Speculative

Story has been my deepest love since before I could read. And I was serious about it. I watched Mary Poppins at five years old and thought the ...

Victoria James | The Top-Ten Hero Must-Haves!

Hi! I’m so happy to be back here, blogging at Fresh Fiction! This is release week for my book, THE DOCTOR'S FAKE FIANCEE. I probably ...

Elizabeth Byler Younts | Voices from My Amish Past

When I look back at my earliest memories I remember the flicker of oil lamps casting shadows on the wall of our home, our buggy, and wearing ...

Kate Canterbary | You Know You’re Sleeping with an Architect When…

Architects are special creatures. They are cut from a cloth that's all their own, and lumping them in with businessmen, doctors, or lawyers is ...

Gemma Brocato | What I’ve Learned From Where I’ve Lived

Have you ever lived somewhere that seriously influenced your life? A place that gave you a different perspective on the world as you know it? ...

Ophelia London | Jane Austen for a New Adult Generation

Ever since I was given the amazing opportunity to write a Pride & Prejudice modern respin (DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE), I’ve been jumping ...

J.T. Geissinger | Top 10 Worst Supernatural Gifts For Any Paranormal Heroine

Ever heard the phrase “I’m having a bad hair day?” Of course you have. And we all know exactly what it means! But if you happen to have ...

Samanthe Beck | It’s in the Bag

My wardrobe doesn’t get a lot of attention. Being a writer barely requires me to wear clothes at all, much less nice ones, but I have fun ...

Juliette Cross | The Leading Men We Love to Love

Because I like to analyze and title just about everything (neurotic reader/writer that I am), I’ve analyzed and labeled each of the various, ...

Hannah Reed | A New Mystery Series Set in the Scottish Highlands

OFF KILTER is the first book in the Highlands Mystery Series. It was great fun to write. I especially loved my research in the Highlands. All ...

Sheila Connolly | Oh, the Places We Go

People think I’m crazy because I write three cozy mystery series. Yes, one book per year for each series (for as long as my publisher lets ...

Dream a Little Dream—or Two: Elley Arden’s Journey from Writing for the Walt Disney Company to Writing Romance Novels

The first time I glimpsed Los Angeles from a plane window, I wasn’t impressed.  The view through a taxi window on my way to Studio City ...

Boo-k Spectacular Costume Party | Julia Justiss’s Treat of a Trickster

Welcome again to Fresh Fiction's Halloween Boo-k Spectacular Costume Party! Some of your favorite authors are sending their characters to this ...

Terry Spear | Decorating For Christmas, Werewolf Style

I LOVE Christmas and decorating, and for werewolves it's the same. The only difference might be that they LOVE decorating with live plants as it ...

Stacy Finz | Going Home

My aunt owns a cabin in the Sierra Nevada woods. Every summer my family goes up for few days. We bring our hiking boots, bikes, bathing ...

Jennifer Faye | When All Looks Lost

Sometimes life has a way of throwing up so many roadblocks at once that certain aspects of life can seem utterly hopeless. I know. This happened ...

Miranda James | Miss Marple Hooked Me

I have always had a predilection for female amateur detectives, ever since I first discovered Nancy Drew over forty years ago with The Secret ...

Mary Sullivan | The Fishbowl of Fame

My eleventh Superromance, NO ORDINARY HOME, is currently on bookstore shelves. I can’t believe I have eleven books out and ideas for more ...

Anjali Mitter Duva | Music and Movement in Writing

Music is at the heart of FAINT PROMISE OF RAIN. The setting for the story—16th century Rajasthan in Northwest India—had already been laid ...

Heather Heyford | A Birthday Toast to A TASTE OF CHARDONNAY

Last December while I was balancing on a rickety ladder to hang a string of lights above my fireplace mantel, I got ‘the call.’ I almost ...

Lucy Monroe | Pets for Vets Charity Anthology: HOMETOWN HEROES

A few months ago, a dear friend approached me about being in a charity box set. My first reaction should have been to question whether I had the ...

Jennifer Barnhart | The Many Masks of Halloween

I love Halloween, but I particularly love the many masks of Halloween. Scary, magical, campy, thrilling, and haunting, Halloween reveals its ...

Stephanie Laurens | The Traditions of BY WINTER’S LIGHT

BY WINTER’S LIGHT is an unabashedly holiday-themed novel. How did that come about? The concept was fortuitously created by the characters, ...

Cheryl Sawyer | La Créole: The Slave Who Never Gave Up on Freedom

I often notice that writers who visit Free Literary Mentor, my blog about new fiction seem very aware of fear: fear of not being able to finish ...

Alison Kemper | Your Handy Guide to Zombies

October is here! It’s time for scary movies, spooky books, and creepy TV shows. And with the recent success of AMC’s The Walking Dead and ...

Tina Ann Forkner | Reading is Sweet

Have you ever taken a bite of cake and been transported to heaven? I bet your answer is yes. For me, it was a slice of my mom’s ...

Marie Harte | Ruining Mr. Perfect

It’s never easy being a middle child, and that’s kind of how I think of book 3 in my McCauley Brothers series. RUINING MR. PERFECT deals ...

Heather Blake | Inspiration via I-75

As an author, I’ve found that inspiration for books can come from anywhere. And I truly mean anywhere. For example, the idea seed for the ...

Grace Burrowes | Beating the Holiday Blues

So much about the Christmas holidays is wonderful. We get together with friends and family we might not see at any other time of year, cook our ...

Raymond Buckland | The Bram Stoker Mysteries

For me, writing Victorian mysteries is pure joy! First of all, I love the Victorian age. There was so much going on then; so many new ...

Frank Hayes | Death at the Black Bull

If the question is where I get the ideas for the stories I write the simple answer is...people. All of my writing is pretty much character ...

Suzanne Brockmann | Writing YA vs. Writing Adult Romance

For me, the main difference between writing YA (young adult) and adult romance is the narrative voice. When I write romantic suspense, I use ...

Linda O. Johnston | My New Superstition Mysteries Begin

... which I hope is good luck for both my readers and me! Thanks for inviting me to blog here again, Fresh Fiction. Since I last visited in ...

Donald Bain | Murder She Wrote: Death of a Blue Blood

We’re delighted to meet all of you here at Fresh Fiction. This has been a great year for the Murder, She Wrote series of mysteries. It’s our ...

Incy Black | Hard to Forget

Forewarned is forearmed, especially when it comes to Major Jack Ballentyne, the hero in HARD TO FORGET. A man who’s motto is: The end ...

Jade Lee | While Jade Is Away, #Squidge Will Play

While I’m in my writing cave, I thought it’d be a good idea to check in on #Squidge and see what he’s been up to… Squidge attended ...

Laura Childs | Anyone for Jambalaya and a Halloween Mystery?

A few words on Food and Mystery from Laura Childs, author of GOSSAMER GHOST, a Scrapbooking Mystery set in the French Quarter of New ...

Michelle Ule | The Skullduggery Involved in Writing about Navy SEALs

I began at my local military recruiting center when researching Navy SEALs for my novel BRIDGING TWO HEARTS. I picked up a red phone at the ...

Jean Sasson: The Voice of Women in the Middle East

In the book JEAN SASSON: A NEW ORIENTALIST, Indian academic Vijay Mehta refers to you as the "voice of the Middle East women". What does it ...

Cara Luecht | A Character’s Secrets

SOUL PAINTER began with a single vision: a woman, alone in the mist. The color grey filled my senses, and I put pen to paper to write that first ...

Swoon-Off: Daniel vs. Phin

Rhonda Helms and I have challenged each other to a swoon off, pitting the heroes of our September release New Adult books against each other. ...

Shona Husk | From Inspiration to Story

I often get asked where my ideas come from. A lot of the time I actually don’t know as I can’t pinpoint what exactly triggered it, or what ...

Stephanie Julian | Are Two Really Better Than One?

Peanut butter cups usually come in pairs. Why? Who knows but when you open that package, you can’t eat just one. You have to finish both. ...

Amy Andrews | 10 Things to Consider Before Attempting Pages from an Illustrated Sex Guide.

After 40 + books as a published author I can tell you that I have researched a many and varied range of topics. Most of them interesting, ...

Cathy Maxwell | Wedding Envy! A Look at Regency Period Wedding Customs

How lucky the parents of the Regency period were! Weddings back then were not the productions they are today, and as a parent who has gone ...