Rachel Lacey | Top 5 Sweet & Sexy Cowboys

For the FOR KEEPS blog tour, Fresh Fiction asked Rachel Lacey to list her top 5 favorite sweet and sexy cowboys from TV, books, or movies. ...

Jamie Beck | Players in More Ways than One

There’s something inherently sexy about poker. Unlike many forms of gambling, poker requires skill, knowledge, and instinct. You need ...

Deeanne Gist | Dating Victorian-Style

Meeting a guy is so dad-gum complicated. You have to go to a bar, go to church, or go to your computer and fill out a form. And then, once you ...

R.C. Ryan | Excerpt from THE REBEL OF COPPER CREEK

New York Times bestselling author R.C. Ryan's latest ranch-set romance THE REBEL OF COPPER CREEK is available now, and we can't wait to join the ...

Liza Palmer | Why I’d Hate Me if I Were a Fictional Character

I was getting a pedicure the other day. The salon I go to is set up so that the walkway down the middle of the pedicure chairs is very narrow ...

Jessica Lemmon | Top 5 Reasons to Fall For an Artist

Thank you for having me! This was a fun list to make. Evan Downey from BRINGING HOME THE BAD BOY is just the kind of artist I’d fall for. ...

Fresh Interview | The Sweet Life of Candis Terry

Welcome, readers! Thanks for checking out our latest Fresh Interview. Features Editor Pasha Carlisle was thrilled to chat with super sweet ...

Tessa Bailey | Writing Multiple Genres

Somehow I have found myself at this weird (and sometimes lovely) three-way intersection of genres. Adult contemporary, New Adult and BDSM. In ...

Laura Griffin | The Latest in the NYT Bestselling Tracers Series

Readers always ask me where I get my story ideas. I got my start as a newspaper reporter, and often my inspiration comes from current events. ...

Ashlee Mallory | Feeding my Addiction to HGTV and Carter Oosterhouse

Who said addictions were unhealthy? I for one have to credit my own addiction for all things HGTV—or anything that had a good home ...

Chris Cannon | Why I Write Shape-Shifting Dragons

Why do I write about shape-shifting dragons? Because I’d really love to be able to blast annoying people with fireballs. No. Wait. I’m just ...

J.A. Kazimer | Get Away with Murder

As a writer, I’m often asked, “How do I get away with the perfect murder?” Okay, maybe I’m not asked all that often. Fine, no one ...

Amanda Usen | Aries for the Win!

I have the pleasure of kicking off the Men of the Zodiac Series for Entangled Publishing's Indulgence line with IMPULSE CONTROL. My hero is an ...

Stefanie London | No More Boring Dates

While writing my latest release, THE RULES ACCORDING TO GRACIE, I was looking for a fun date idea that would help my characters get out of their ...

Cate Masters | I Heart Antagonists

In every story, writers hope readers will root for the hero and the heroine. They’re the main characters, the center of the story. But without ...

Rachel Brimble | Keeping My Writing Fresh

The market is full of romance books – mainstream romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, medical romance, cowboy romance…the list ...

Debby Grahl | Location, Location, Location

Location is an extremely important part of writing a successful story. For me, if a book takes place in a state, city, or part of the world ...

Rebecca York | So Many Genres, So Little Time

I guess I am the classic example of the woman who couldn’t decide what she wanted to do when she grew up.  Well, I did settle on ...

Sue Ann Jaffarian | And The Ghosts Just Keep On Coming!

The 5th book in my Ghost of Granny Apples series, GHOST IN THE GUACAMOLE, is about to be released. Wow! The fifth! And that doesn’t count ...

Melinda Leigh | How To Avoid Mood Killers

In my new romantic suspense HOUR OF NEED, Major Grant Barrett returns home from Afghanistan after the murders of his brother and sister-in-law ...

Melissa Bourbon | Red Hats, Aprons, and the Bonds of Women

Writing about women, their relationships with each other, with the other women in their families, and the growth they experience through it all ...

Hy Conrad | Mr. Monk Leaves the Game

When a ballplayer retires, that’s the time to make a final review of his stats, adding up his career runs, his strikeouts, his RBI’s and ...

Christi Caldwell | Taking Imperfect Heroes and Heroines and Crafting them a Happily Ever After!

My Regency series: The Scandalous Seasons series and The Heart of a Duke series. My Latest Release: MORE THAN A DUKE just debuted January ...

Vanessa Kelly | When You Need a Friend

Although every romance novel naturally focuses on the relationship between the hero and heroine, any writer worth her salt will spend quite a ...

Robbie Terman | A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

Thanks for having me at Fresh Fiction! In my latest release, SOME LIKE IT SIZZLING, the heroine Jenna has been hit by a string of bad luck. ...

Mina Carter | So, What’s Rugby All About Then?

Rugby (Or Rugby Union) is a contact team game originating from England in the early 19th century. It is played by two teams of fifteen ...

Chelsea Fine | BEST KIND OF BROKEN Now Available in Paperback

Fresh Fiction is happily celebrating the trade paperback release of BEST KIND OF BROKEN by Chelsea Fine. For a taste of the first book in the ...

Tamara Hughes | The Fascinating World of Pirates

In movies, books, and television, pirates are alpha personalities with a zest for adventure. They’re dangerous, highly skilled at fighting, ...

J.J. Cook | Sweet Pepper Festival

For three days during the month of October each year, the little town of Sweet Pepper, Tennessee hosts their Sweet Pepper Festival where the hot ...

Julia Tagan | A Fish out of Water in Regency-Era England

I’ve always loved characters who are out of their element and trying hard to fit in – think Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman or Reese ...

Beverly Allen | Readers Ask About the Bridal Bouquet Shop Series

Beverly Allen is here to answer popular questions from readers about her Bridal Bouquet Shop mystery series. The most recent series installment, ...

Kym Roberts Interviews TC LoTempio: The Cat’s Out of the Bag with MEOW IF IT’S MURDER

It’s a new year and we’ve got plenty to meow about at the Cozy Corner, like T.C. LoTempio’s new Nick & Nora Mystery series! Welcome, ...

Jodi Linton | How to Catch a Cowboy

So you’ve spent enough nights fantasizing about finding your own square jawed and sexy cowboy to tame the bronco bucking inside your blue ...

Elizabeth Lee | Capturing the Heart of Texas

So my editor asked me if I wanted to do a series set in Texas.  I said “Sure, I’ll be happy to do a series set in Texas.”  Then I wrote ...

Cate Price | Home Sweet Home

The Deadly Notions mysteries are set in the fictional nineteenth-century village of Millbury in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. In LIE OF THE ...

Yona McDonough | Let Her Eat Cake

Choosing the professions of my characters is always a lot of fun. I try to pick something I am interested in, so I can write about it with ...

Lia Davis | A Diverse World of Shifters

Shifters are fast becoming my favorite paranormal beings. I love the protectiveness, possessiveness, and the compassion for family. I also love ...

Paige Tyler | The Werewolves of SWAT (Special Wolf Alpha Team)

When I first started writing my Special Wolf Alpha Team (SWAT) Series, I quickly figured out that I needed to re-envision the werewolves that ...

Morgan O’Neill | Tripping Through Time

Did you ever wonder how authors get inspiration for scenes in their novels? We, co-authors Cary Morgan Frates and Deborah O'Neill Cordes, have ...

Rhenna Morgan | A Tasty Teaser for UNEXPECTED EDEN

Happy New Year, Fresh Fiction folks! Thank you so much for inviting me to join you today and for helping me celebrate the release of my debut ...

Grace Burrowes | The Best Way to Heal a Bad Day is a Romance

Pretty Woman was the first movie I considered a “keeper”. Richard Gere and Julia Roberts made that story pop, and I’ve watched it many ...

Ideas and Inspiration | Linda Broday

Deepest thanks to Fresh Fiction for having me. I never get tired of talking about books which happens to be my favorite subject…next to ...

Sherri Browning | Downton Abbey Party Time!

My favorite show is back! Not The Walking Dead (though I do love that one, too), Downton Abbey. They make us wait so long between seasons, and ...

Susannah Hardy | Old Houses, New Mysteries

I’d like to confess something. I have a thing about old houses. An obsession to see what’s inside them, know who lived there, maybe even ...

Victoria Laurie | Eeeek + Ha + Sniffle = Fun For Me!

Here’s the thing…it’s my job to freak you out.  Truly.  And barring that, it’s my job to make you cry.  Barring that, I should at ...

Theresa Romain | Miss Augusta Meredith’s Guide to Keeping a Secret

I’m so glad to be here on Fresh Fiction to chat about my new historical romance, SECRETS OF A SCANDALOUS HEIRESS. As you’d expect from the ...

Julia London | Art Imitates Life

I fly a lot for my job, and if there is one thing that is universally true, weather can bring out the worst in people.  The absolute worst.  A ...

Jessica Peterson | It’s in His Kiss Or, Top 5 Reasons Why Smooching In Books Is Awesome

Hello everyone!  My name is Jessica Peterson, and book two of my debut Regency-set trilogy, THE MILLIONAIRE ROGUE, hits shelves TODAY!  I ...

Christine Wenger | Rambling Thoughts on Being an Author of a “Comfort Food” Series

First, let me explain that wild title above.  My series for Penguin/Obsidian Books are all cozy mysteries, and each one has a comfort food ...

Christine Husom | About the Snow Globe Shop Mystery Series

We’re in the season of winter and I live in Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Frozen Lakes. Christmas 2014 is now part of our memory banks, but I ...

Julie Hyzy | Eight Things You May Not Know about Ollie and the White House Chef Mysteries

The eighth White House Chef mystery, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MENUS, debuts January 6, 2015, and I can truthfully say that if it weren’t for my ...

Jade Lee | Guess What I Plotted Over Breakfast!

Most Wednesday mornings, I have breakfast with my bestie who is NOT a writer. She's a finance professor and we used to live across the street ...