Fresh Pick | WICKED LUST by Sawyer Bennett

Fresh Pick for Sunday, January 31st, 2016 is WICKED LUST by Sawyer Bennett #SuperReadingSunday Reader be warned! About WICKED LUST Cain ...

Fresh Pick | UNSAID by Avery Aster

Fresh Pick for Saturday, January 30th, 2016 is UNSAID by Avery Aster #SaturdayReads About UNSAID For fans who loved the snarky wit of ...

Erica Kudisch | Why I Chose THE BACCHAE as Inspiration

Hi all! Erica Kudisch here, promoting my debut novel THE BACKUP, queer urban fantasy with a side of myth and music. Thanks so much for keeping ...

Pre-order THE SUTHERLANDS for only 99¢

Pre-Order THE SUTHERLANDS For Only 99¢ and Help The Reach Out and Read Charity Looking for a way to do good and read hot? Check out THE ...

Fresh Pick | AMISH HOMECOMING by Jo Ann Brown

Fresh Pick for Friday, January 29th, 2016 is AMISH HOMECOMING by Jo Ann Brown #InspirationalFriday About AMISH HOMECOMING Ten years ago, ...

Jenn McKinlay | Are the Characters Me?

For Scarlett Parker, part of the fun of living in London is celebrating the British holidays, and she’s excited to share her first Bonfire ...

Laura Kennedy | Goggie And Me

Who was the greatest influence in my life? I can only answer my mother. For me, the stars were aligned perfectly when I was born to a successful ...

FLEDGING LOVE: a short story

Breathless, Emma dragged her disheveled self from the water’s edge. Her hair dripped sand into her eyes. She clawed herself away from the drag ...

Kerry Adrienne | What makes Mari a heroine worth reading about?

Mari is a mermaid who wants to have her independence. She runs a small touristy beach souvenir shop (located in the building the hero owns) and ...

Reading Remedy: A Book to Fit Every Mood

It’s that time of the year when our moods drop. The holidays are over and for many, the cold, winter months make the everyday seem like an ...

Olivia Dade | Top Ten Erotic Romance Favorites

The heroine of MY RECKLESS VALENTINE, Angie, wrote this annotated guide to some of her favorite erotic romances before meeting straitlaced Grant ...

Victoria Vane | Capturing the Urban Cowboy

Many readers by now are familiar with my transition from historical romance to contemporary western romance a little over a year ago. In all of ...

Fresh Pick | FORBIDDEN by Beverly Jenkins

Fresh Pick for Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 is FORBIDDEN by Beverly Jenkins #RomanceWednesday - classic love! About FORBIDDEN USA Today ...

Cindi Madsen | Crush-Worthy Professional Athletes

Let’s face it, there’s something hot about sports players. From the way they handle the ball/hockey stick/bat to all the muscles it takes to ...

Cecilia Tan | Sex Has To Mean Something: Five Ways To Improve A Sex Scene

It's no secret I write a lot of sex scenes. My muse is erotic and I assume when people buy one of my books they consider the sex scenes "the ...

Jodi Thomas | A Texas Adventure

In this second book of the RANSOM CANYON series called RUSTLER’S MOON, I wanted to add a mystery whispering through my story. Angela Harold is ...

Fresh Pick | HOW TO BE SINGLE by Liz Tuccillo

Fresh Pick for Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 is HOW TO BE SINGLE by Liz Tuccillo #WhatsNewTuesday get ready for the movie by reading the ...

Rebecca Yarros | When Heroes go to War

I am first and foremost a military spouse. I’ve been married to this insanely hot Apache pilot for the last 14 years, and between our six ...

Kat Martin | Glitz And Glamour

Behind the Scenes of a Lingerie Fashion Show. One of the fun things about writing is the places your research takes you. In INTO THE FURY, ...

Exclusive Excerpt from FUDGE BROWNIES & MURDER

FUDGE BROWNIES & MURDER is the newest release in the Culinary Competition Mystery Series. It’s winter in Kellerton, Michigan and there is ...

Penny Pike | DEATH OF A BAD APPLE

Cozy mysteries are as American as apple pie. That’s why I chose Apple Valley as the setting for the third book in my Food Truck/Food Festival ...

Victoria Laurie | The Last Harrah

Tuesday, January 5, marked the launch of A GHOUL’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER—the tenth and final book in the Ghost Hunter Mysteries. I ...

White House Chef Mystery Trivia!

To celebrate the ninth installment in the White House Chef Mystery series, I’ve come up with nine all-new trivia questions. Test your ...

Jacklyn Brady | Cakes As Vintage Dresses

Thanks so much for inviting me to visit your blog today. I’m thrilled to be here and to talk a little about writing THE CAKES OF MONTE ...

Bailey Cattrell | Introducing the Enchanted Garden

DAISIES FOR INNOCENCE is first in the Enchanted Garden Mystery series and features Elliana Allbright, aromatherapist extraordinaire and owner of ...

Kelly Lane | Learn about Olive Grove Mystery Series

How the ‘Olive Grove Mystery Series’ Came to Fruition With Brief Backstory about Southern Olive Farming Truth be told, the idea for my cozy ...

Pre-Order FADE INTO YOU for Special Gifts

FADE INTO YOU: Book Three in the Shaken Dirty Rocker Series She’s one addiction he can’t resist. Wyatt Jennings has been called a lot of ...

Kelly Lane | Pets as Characters

How Beloved Pets Inspire My Cozy Mystery Characters I never use names of any specific real people in my stories, However, I do use the names ...

Fresh Pick | PREJUDICE & PRIDE by Lynn Messina

Fresh Pick for Sunday, January 24th, 2016 is PREJUDICE & PRIDE by Lynn Messina #WithATwist About PREJUDICE & PRIDE You know ...

Fresh Pick | HARD AND FAST by Raven Scott

Fresh Pick for Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 is HARD AND FAST by Raven Scott #SaturdayReads About HARD AND FAST A covert ops specialist, a ...

Ashley Clark | Writing Compelling Characters in Short Story

When I got the contract for my first short story publication with Guideposts, I was thrilled. And then it hit me. I had an M.A. in creative ...

MK Schiller | Life Lessons

My father taught me many valuable lessons. As an immigrant, he came to this country with an abundance of hope and very little capital. Yet, he ...

Sara Walter Ellwood | Strong Heroines

Anyone who knows me, knows I’m a HUGE Star Wars geek. Several of my favorite heroines come from this series of movies and the old Expanded ...

A Conversation with Jan Drexler

Jan Drexler is the descendant of Anabaptists who settled in Pennsylvania in the 1700s and then migrated west. She's started a new series, ...

Lisa Richardson | What the Editor Saw

I'd venture to guess that every avid reader, and most average readers have come across an error or six in the books you've read over the years. ...

Downton Revisited

Are you as distressed as I am that Downton Abbey will soon be ending FOR GOOD? (sob) Given the world-wide popularity of the show, there are ...

Love to read ROMANCE? Want FREE(ISH)** BOOKS?

If you said yes to both questions, please consider signing up to judge The Carolyn Readers Choice Award contest. The North Texas chapter of ...

Fresh Pick | WRITTEN IN FIRE by Marcus Sakey

Fresh Pick for Thursday, January 21st, 2016 is WRITTEN IN FIRE by Marcus Sakey #SupernaturalThursday - end to a great trilogy About WRITTEN ...

Paige Shelton | The Printing Press and Where Books Come From

In the first book of my new Dangerous Type mystery series you’ll meet Clare Henry and her grandfather, Chester. Chester opened his shop, The ...

Clare James | How I Got My Sexy Back

A few years ago, I was in a slump. My writing career was starting to take off but my personal life was anything but exciting. I was working at ...

Roni Hall | Talk About Opposites…

Question - What could make a born and bred New Yorker leave the city she loves for the mountains and wilderness of Montana? Before I answer, ...

Kira Archer | Top 5 Places to Get Stranded

In my new release, LOVING HER CRAZY, Iris and Nash get stranded in a snowed-in Chicago overnight. Now, I’m more the type that would probably ...

Jacie Floyd | She Drives Him Crazy; He Goes Along For The Ride

When you think the words “road trip”, do you picture a white-knuckled drive from Point A to Point B on the fastest possible highway with the ...

Fresh Pick | THE EARL’S COMPLETE SURRENDER by Sophie Barnes

Fresh Pick for Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 is THE EARL'S COMPLETE SURRENDER by Sophie Barnes #RomanceWednesday #historicalFun About THE ...

Madeline Martin | A Path to Publication

I’d always known that I wanted to be an author, but I really became serious about it eight years ago. After all the stories flitting through ...

Jane Ashford | Favorite Scenes and Pranks

My favorite scene from the book is the very first. It was great fun to write. Nathaniel Gresham, Viscount Hightower, stirred in his sleep. His ...

Mackenzie Crowne | Secret Passion…

I’m a football fan. There. I said it. I love football. I know there are a lot of women who just don’t get the appeal. Like my ...

Susan Schild | Dreaming A Sweet Dream

Linny read the party invitation. Picturing running into old friends, she fell down a deep well of self-doubt. What if she ran into Sarah ...

Fresh Pick | ORPHAN X by Gregg Hurwitz

Fresh Pick for Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 is ORPHAN X by Gregg Hurwitz #WhatsNew great start to a new series About ORPHAN X The Nowhere ...

Rachael Thomas | New Year and Snowbound

New Year is a time for new beginnings, a time to put the past behind you and move forward with renewed determination. A year ago, I began ...

A Race for the White House…Kitchen

It’s that time of year! Well, technically it started eight months ago when all the politicians started clogging up the news channels, social ...

Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde | 10 Things to do with your BFF!

We're visited by two very best friends today -- Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde. They've been friends for as long as I've known them and it's ...

Fran Stewart | Why on Earth?

Why on earth do you do these things to your characters? That’s a question I’ve heard often from readers, and one I feel compelled to answer. ...

Lily Harlem | Visit Southern Spain in HEAT OF THE DAY

Thank you for inviting me to Fresh Fiction today it’s great to be here. I’ve brought with me my new novella HEAT OF THE DAY. It’s a ...

Fresh Pick | WHERE IT HURTS by Reed Farrel Coleman

Fresh Pick for Monday, January 18th, 2016 is WHERE IT HURTS by Reed Farrel Coleman #SuspenseMonday About WHERE IT HURTS From the ...

Jane Jensen | The Many Lives Of KINGDOM COME

I’m thrilled and excited to have my first release with Berkley Prime Crime hitting the market. KINGDOM COME is a murder mystery set in Amish ...

Laura Kaye | LOVE IN THE LIGHT, a Special Emotional Release

Dear Readers, I’m thrilled to be back at Fresh Fiction today celebrating my newest release—and this is a special one to me. A follow-up ...

Fresh Pick | FORBIDDEN: HER BRITISH STEPBROTHER by Lauren Smith

Fresh Pick for Saturday, January 16th, 2016 is FORBIDDEN: HER BRITISH STEPBROTHER by Lauren Smith #SexySaturday #ForbiddenLove or not? About ...

Heidi R. Kling | Top Five Ways to Get Over a Cheating Ex

Finding out someone you have put your trust has betrayed you is awful. However, if you learn the two people you trusted most betrayed you ...

Avon Kicks Off 75th Anniversary With Diamond Celebration

A leading voice in romance, Avon, announced this week a blow out celebration for their 75th anniversary.   The HarperCollins ...

Heather L. L. FitzGerald | In Defense of Fantasy

“Only the most mature of us are able to be childlike. And to be able to be childlike involves memory; we must never forget any part of ...

Fresh Pick | FINDING PROMISE by Scarlett Dunn

Fresh Pick for Friday, January 15th, 2016 is FINDING PROMISE by Scarlett Dunn #InspirationalFriday - #Western About FINDING PROMISE She ...

Gail Ingis | A Writer’s Life…

Stories could be set in this city, once a small fishing village . . . Sarasota: Culture & Circus Stuffed with people and culture today, I ...

Miralee Ferrell | A Love Affair with Cowboys and Horses

How many adults dreamed about being a cowboy when they were kids? I think especially those of us who are . . . ahem . . . over a certain age, ...

Sharon Hamilton | A Gift for Readers

My newest novella, FREDO’S SECRET, was a Christmas present to my readers. One comment I loved yesterday from a reader was, “Fredo’s Secret ...

Fresh Pick | THE DIRT ON NINTH GRAVE by Darynda Jones

Fresh Pick for Thursday, January 14th, 2016 is THE DIRT ON NINTH GRAVE by Darynda Jones #SupernaturalThursday it's love at first read! About ...

R.P. Channing | Top Five Reasons You Should Date a Reincarnated Witch

Forget the gorgeous blonds or the pictures you see in the fashion magazines (they’re all too skinny anyway), what you as a guy should really ...

Fresh Pick | SUSANA AND THE SCOT by Sabrina York

Fresh Pick for Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 is SUSANA AND THE SCOT by Sabrina York #RomanceWednesday About SUSANA AND THE SCOT New York ...

Sonya Weiss | Money Laundering and Attracting the Attention of the FBI

One of the things I have a love/hate relationship with when it comes to writing is the research I do. Some of it can be fascinating and some of ...

Veronica Forand | Scout The Dog’s Christmas Miracle

Just before Christmas, my partner in crime, Scout, was diagnosed with a large tumor on his leg. Scout is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, a ...

Spotlight on Lindsay McKenna | NIGHT HAWK

About NIGHT HAWK ONCE UPON A RANCH IN WYOMING After losing his comrade, Sergeant Gil Hanford thought a visit to the man's widow would ...

Melanie Jayne | Playlist for YOU ONLY

Happy 2016 to you all. I’m so happy to be here today and to talk about my newest book, YOU ONLY. It’s a second chance at love story that ...

A Piece of Cake

Choosing the professions of my fictional characters is something I look forward to every time. I try to pick something I am interested in, so I ...

Fresh Pick | MY KIND OF WONDERFUL by Jill Shalvis

Fresh Pick for Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 is MY KIND OF WONDERFUL by Jill Shalvis #WhatsNew In case you missed it! About MY KIND OF ...

Jayne Fresina | A Fun Reimagining Of An Old Favorite

While writing The Book Club Belles, I enjoyed reimagining each of the three Jane Austen stories that I selected for the series— PRIDE AND ...

Angela Ruth Strong | Second Chance Romance

My first book sale was practically a fluke. I’d spent years writing two manuscripts that I loved with a passion. I found an agent. I had ...

Scott Allan Morrison | You Don’t Always Get What You Think You Want…

...sometimes it's better. The cover of my new novel TERMS OF USE looks nothing like I had envisioned – and, boy, am I glad. I remember ...

Fresh Pick | OUT COMES THE EVIL by Stella Cameron

Fresh Pick for Monday, January 11th, 2016 is OUT COMES THE EVIL by Stella Cameron #SuspenseMonday About OUT COMES THE EVIL Second in the ...

Susan Stoker | Everything Ends … or does it?

PROTECTING THE FUTURE is the last book in the SEAL of Protection Series. I’ve had many people ask me why I’m ending the series when it’s ...

Laura Childs | Crafting a Cozy Mystery

After writing 34 mysteries (Cackleberry Club, Tea Shop, and Scrapbooking Mysteries) my readers always assume that I’ve developed some magical ...

Leslie Budewitz | Ten Favorite Things About Seattle

When I started telling people that my second Spice Shop mystery was on the way, a surprising number asked how I could write about Seattle when I ...

Fresh Pick | SHOPAHOLIC TO THE RESCUE by Sophie Kinsella

Fresh Pick for Sunday, January 10th, 2016 is SHOPAHOLIC TO THE RESCUE by Sophie Kinsella #SundayEasy settle in with a favorite ...

Fresh Pick | MISS RUFFLES INHERITS EVERYTHING by Nancy Martin

Fresh Pick for Saturday, January 9th, 2016 is MISS RUFFLES INHERITS EVERYTHING by Nancy Martin #DidYouMiss A delightful start to a new ...

Grant Spradling | Finding the Writer’s Muse

From Chelem Beach, near a small fishing village on the Mexico Gulf coast. I’ve taken my coffee down to the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, where ...

Carmen Falcone | High-Profile Nannies & Bosses: A Delicate Affair

Even before I started writing A WEEKEND OF MISBEHAVING, I was always drawn to the nanny/boss trope. Okay. I admit it. I watched one too many ...

Meet Irene Hannon — Author of THIN ICE

Bestselling author Irene Hannon has written more than 50 romantic suspense and contemporary romance/women’s fiction novels. She is a ...

It’s a “Hannah-Thon” and you’re invited!

Tune to the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel on Sunday, January 10th, 2016 to watch THREE Hannah Swensen movies, back-to-back! Sunday ...

Angela Ruth Strong | Second Chance Romance

My first book sale was practically a fluke. I’d spent years writing two manuscripts that I loved with a passion. I found an agent. I had ...

Karen Halvorsen Schreck | My Mother, My Self—How Her Story Shaped My Novel Broken Ground . . .

And How My Story Extended Hers Lately, I’ve been having some challenging conversations with a friend concerning the ongoing inspiration I ...

Fresh Pick | THE FORGOTTEN RECIPE by Amy Clipston

Fresh Pick for Friday, January 8th, 2016 is THE FORGOTTEN RECIPE by Amy Clipston #InspirationalFriday a new year rediscover the past About ...

Gail Ingis | March Of The Past: St. Augustine

St. Augustine, the oldest continuous settlement in America, a location for your story? The Casa Monica Hotel, its history and culture flaunts ...

YA Musings

Young Adult Musings | Part 2: Most Anticipated 2016 Reads

The year has barely started, and I already can feel my wallet crying as I look at all the incredible books releasing this year. I read across ...

Fresh Pick | GRAVE ATTRACTION by Lori Sjoberg

Fresh Pick for Thursday, January 7th, 2016 is GRAVE ATTRACTION by Lori Sjoberg #SupernaturalThursday A Must HAVE Book for 2016 About GRAVE ...

Sara Humphreys | The Good, the Bad, and the Fabulous of Being a Vampire

Since I am not a vampire, I had to enlist the help of the hero and heroine from “The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire”. Trixie LaRoux is a ...

SEIZED by Elizabeth Heiter

About SEIZED Danger is all around her What should have been a routine investigation for FBI profiler Evelyn Baine turns ominous when ...

Q & A with Thomas Locke

Meet Thomas Locke, author of MERCHANT OF ALYSS the second book in the Legends of the Realm series. Set in a world where magic has been outlawed ...

Fresh Pick | HOW TO RESCUE A RAKE by Jayne Fresina

Fresh Pick for Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 is HOW TO RESCUE A RAKE by Jayne Fresina #RomanceWednesday - book club choices About HOW TO ...

Sneak Peek of DOLCE by Rachel Blaufeld

Ready for a sneak peek at the upcoming book from Rachel Blaufeld? Well, here's a glimpse at the cover ... ...and the back cover as ...

Nicole Helm | How do you celebrate release day?

Well, I hate to disappoint, but I can’t say my answer is very exciting. I’m not a big ‘celebration’ type person. I’m more than happy ...