Meet Helen Lowe

How does a poet become a fantasy author? It's an interesting question and one of the few our reviewer Katherine Petersen asked fantasy author ...

Kathleen Bittner Roth | Anatomy of a Story

Readers often ask me how I go about creating a fictional world that keeps them turning the pages. Agatha Christie said she never knew “who ...

Kate McMurray | A Real Historical Figure Walks Into a Novel

Although the Prince Regent spends a fair amount of time flouncing around Regency romances in his custom-made military uniforms and the Duke of ...

Kathryn Jordan | FLICKERS – Discovering New Books

I love to read. If you’re following this blog, so do you. As woman readers these days, we can pick any book we want from the library or ...

Ella Quinn | Four Things you’ll see in THREE WEEKS TO WED.

Love at first sight . My hero the Earl of Worthington falls in love at first sight (or after a number of hours). I am convinced that people ...

Meet Sabrina Jeffries

Hi, Sabrina! Thank you for joining us here today at Fresh Fiction. I'm so happy to be talking with you about your books and your life! I’m ...

Jessica Ruddick | Birthdays are, well, …

So yesterday, March 28th, was my book’s birthday. And today, March 29th? Well, today is my birthday! Woohoo! Happy birthday to me! As of ...

Jane Goodger | Love Unrequited

Unrequited love is one of my favorite themes in a romance novel, yet HOW TO PLEASE A LADY is the first time I’ve ever used it. Just think of ...

THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT Exclusive Excerpt

Exclusive Excerpt from THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT “All done.” Nancy held out the box containing the cake as Connor opened his front door. It ...

Ingrid Hahn | Addicted to Jane Austen

In January of 2013, I joined a book group. The first book selected was EMMA, by Jane Austen, which I had never read. Beginning the book, I was ...

Gail Ingis | Print Version Soon

It will be a busy season now that the print version of my book, published by Soul Mate Publishing, is being released on July 14. In the near ...

Sandra Byrd | Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know

I've always loved Gothic romances, a little creepy around the edges, the kind of book wherein you devoutly hope the hero is who you want him to ...

Fresh Pick | DIVINE ENCOUNTER by JoAnna Grace

Fresh Pick for Thursday, March 24th, 2016 is DIVINE ENCOUNTER by JoAnna Grace #SupernaturalThursday About DIVINE ENCOUNTER Long before ...

Vampires, Shifters, Valkyries, Oh My!

Not too long ago, the genre blew up with paranormal stories. Readers were gobbling up these stories like they were desserts, devouring them in ...

Exclusive Excerpt: SUNSTONE’S FIRE by Lia Davis

A deadly family curse looms as Nate and Haylee fall in love. Can they find a way to break the curse and have a happily ever after or is ...

Chris Cannon | What does YA Mean?

I’m about to step up on my soap box. If everyone would pay attention for a moment, I will explain exactly what YA means. YA refers to the age ...

Elizabeth Michels | Saying Yes to All the Characters

Raise your hand if you love books in a series. *raises hand* I get so excited when I find a series I like because I know that I have an entire ...

Leah Rae Miller | My current favorite TV ships

The first ship I can clearly remember rooting for was Clark Kent and Lois Lane on Lois & Clark, a TV show from the ‘90s about (surprise, ...

What is Your Reading Mood?

About THE SAINTS OF THE LOST AND FOUND Avery Broussard has the curse of seeing lost things (and make no mistake about it, it is a curse). ...

Katy Regnery | Exclusive Excerpt of GINGER’S HEART

Thank you so much for inviting me here today to share an exclusive excerpt from my brand new modern fairytale, GINGER’S HEART, inspired by ...

Melissa Schroeder | The Attraction of Opposites

With over sixty books to my name, I have written quite a few different kinds of couples, but my favorite is always the “opposites attract” ...

Mia Hopkins | A City Girl’s Guide to Rodeo

Howdy, Fresh Fiction fans! In my latest release, the erotic romance COWBOY RESURRECTION, Monica Kaur is a marketing executive who’s tasked ...

Candy Sloane | High School Reunions…the good…the bad

My debut novel with Entangled Publishing’s Brazen Books imprint--BEST FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS--takes place at a high school reunion. Those might ...

Carmen Falcone | Traveling Through Books: Yes, Please!

Ladies and gentlemen, we are ready for takeoff… Even though we don’t actually read this line every time we read a romance novel, it’s ...

Kait Carson | There’s History to Mystery for Cozy Writers

As a writer, I keep my fingers firmly on the pulse of the business. Novels, themes, and genres have an ebb and flow. The writer’s job is to ...

History ReFreshed: God Love Ireland

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, this month we’ll give a nod to the wearin’ of the green with a series of stories featuring Irish characters ...

Fresh Pick | FROM BAGS TO RICHES by Sandra D. Bricker

Fresh Pick for Friday, March 18th, 2016 is FROM BAGS TO RICHES by Sandra D. Bricker #InspirationalFriday About FROM BAGS TO RICHES A ...

Gail Ingis | Amelia Island: A Hidden Gem

A hidden gem, right near the beach, boutique shopping and four centuries of history, why not go there? If you are fortunate enough to find out ...

Magnolia Smith | Wine Country Vacations…for an Alpha Male!

When you think of wine country vacations, lazy days of wine tastings, Michelin-starred meals and gatherings at art bars might come to mind. This ...

Tina Ann Forkner | Saddling Up Anyway: A Romantic Twist on Women’s Fiction

A few years back I was writing a women’s fiction novel with a strong romantic twist. My only problem was that the guy my protagonist loved was ...

Mesu Andrews | The Eighty-Six-Year-Old Dancer

You know those interviews on blogs, where the author reveals something about themselves you probably didn’t know? I’m about to do that. ...

‘Exclusive’: Live From the Plano Book Club with Mari Madison

[caption id="attachment_11941" align="aligncenter" width="425"] This just in: We're going live with Mari Madison![/caption] On St. ...

Fresh Pick | LORDS OF IRELAND by Kimberly Cates, Anna Markland, Eliza Knight, Kathryn Le Veque, Donna Fletcher, Christi Caldwell

Fresh Pick for Thursday, March 17th, 2016 is LORDS OF IRELAND by Kimberly Cates, Anna Markland, Eliza Knight, Kathryn Le Veque, Donna Fletcher, ...

Jessica Arnold | The Unexpected Sequel

When I started writing THE LOOKING GLASS, a sequel was the furthest thing from my mind. Then I signed a two-book deal with Month9Books, and the ...

Nicole Luiken | Not Your Everyday Supernatural Creature

I read a lot. Like, really a lot, over 200 books a year. The majority of my reading is paranormal, fantasy or SF. Which means I have read a LOT ...

Nina Crespo | Top 5 Office Must-Haves

We all have those items we can’t do without during the work day. In some cases, we’re attached to them more than we care to admit. I know it ...

Sharon Hamilton | It’s a People Thing

Romancing The Vines was a wonderful book signing event with fellow authors: Marina Adair, Catherine Bybee, Susan Stoker, Tiffany Snow, Carolyn ...

Marie Harte | Paranormal is Back

Paranormal is back! Not that it ever really went away, but like everything else in romance-land, trends glut the market. For a while, ...

Gail Ingis | SURVIVAL: Fifty Years A Celebration

Survival of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion is the impetus for a 50th anniversary celebration to acknowledge the Women’s Junior League that ...

Jennie Marts | Music to your ears…or your fingertips

Music is a powerful thing. It can bring up deep emotions, make you feel happy, or sad, or instantly bring back a memory of another time. But it ...

Emily Greenwood | Tips on Surviving a London Season

Thanks so much for having me back on Fresh Fiction to celebrate the release of HOW TO HANDLE A SCANDAL, the second book in my Scandalous Sisters ...

DiAnn Mills | Writing Tips: How to be More Productive

When I think of an unproductive writer, I think of a bowl of cooked spaghetti—limp, colorless, tasteless, no energy. It’s been submerged ...

Ophelia London | Songs from the Story

Hey there! I’m so happy to be on your fab blog again. I just adore everyone at Fresh Fiction! :-) This time, I’d like to do something ...

Kathy Bryson | Leprechauns…

Since I’ve been writing about leprechauns, I especially look forward to St. Patty’s Day. But I keep running into those who think that ...

Fresh Pick | WHEN FALCONS FALL by C.S. Harris

Fresh Pick for Monday, March 14th, 2016 is WHEN FALCONS FALL by C.S. Harris #SuspenseMonday About WHEN FALCONS FALL The much-anticipated ...

Afternoon Tea with CA Szarek and Linda Bolton

Monthly teas are always a welcome event on Saturday to look forward to. Book chatter and meeting with friends can become the best day of the ...

Cate Cameron | 5 Reasons to Fall for the Class Clown

In PLAYING DEFENSE, Chris Winslow believes in taking life as it comes, and then adding a little levity to it all. After an elaborate prank with ...

Emily McKay | Top 8 Web Series

When I was asked to blog about my favorite web series — web series-es? What’s the plural of series?—I jumped at the chance. After all, I ...

Jen McConnel | The End of an Era…Er, Series

Five years ago, I scribbled down a few pages about a teen witch who went up against Hecate. The story took root in my brain, and before I really ...

Into The Night: Read the Write Way!

This March get ready to be bombarded left and right with hot new releases that are sure to keep you spellbound for the rest of the month! All of ...

Veronica Forand | A Kickass Heroine with a Heart of Gold

The heroine for my new release TRUE PERIL has a complex personality, but no one can say she’s a pushover. Here are 5 things that make Eve a ...

Shana Galen | Five Things You WON’T See in I KISSED A ROGUE

1.) You won’t see Lady Lila falling in love at first sight with Brook Derring. She hated him. Amazing how one might exist for years and ...

Review: FULLY IGNITED by Shannon Stacey

"Another Winner for Stacey" Fully Ignited Shannon Stacey Reviewed by Kristen Donnelly Posted March 7, 2016 Romance Contemporary Shannon ...

Spotlight on WEDDING TAKEDOWN

About WEDDING TAKEDOWN It's Silver Valley's biggest social event of the year—and the deadliest Florist Kayla Paruso has been hired to ...

Susan Stoker | What Does Susan Do in her Spare Time?

This is a weird question for me, because one, I don’t have a lot of spare time, and two, I’m usually always doing something related to ...

Lois Greiman | Born to Write

Sometimes it takes an individual a while to figure out what she’s supposed to be doing with her life. But if she’s really lucky she’ll ...

Meet Holly Robinson

In the coming months, I am going to be doing Q & A’s with a number of women’s fiction authors.  I think you’ll find their work ...

Fresh Pick | SUSPECT WITNESS by Ryshia Kennie

Fresh Pick for Monday, March 7th, 2016 is SUSPECT WITNESS by Ryshia Kennie #SuspenseMonday About SUSPECT WITNESS An undercover operation ...

Alexandra Sokoloff | Isn’t She Romantic? Or is she?

I am not a romance writer. I always say that, despite the fact that I’ve written two books in the paranormal KEEPERS series, with romance ...

Susan Sheehey | Character Casting for JEWEL OF SOLANA

JEWEL OF SOLANA is the 2nd in the romantic suspense trilogy, Royals of Solana. It’s jam-packed with action, adventure, and scintillating ...

Veronica Forand | A Really Bad Day

Today was a really bad day for me. I don’t have many really bad days, but when they come up, I’m not a nice person. And the strange thing is ...

Fresh Pick | MACKENZIE’S MOUNTAIN by Linda Howard

Fresh Pick for Sunday, March 6th, 2016 is MACKENZIE'S MOUNTAIN by Linda Howard #SundayClassic now in digital format, a classic romance About ...

Fresh Pick | COME TO THE GARDEN by Jennifer Wilder Morgan

Fresh Pick for Friday, March 4th, 2016 is COME TO THE GARDEN by Jennifer Wilder Morgan About COME TO THE GARDEN A novel based on true ...

Kimberly Rose Johnson | What Makes a Hero?

Have you ever read a book and fallen in love with the male lead? Waving my hand. I still sigh just thinking about Marcus O’Malley from Dee ...

Carla Laureano | Following the Light

I’ve always been a sucker for the lighthearted romantic stories, whether in book form or on the big screen. When I wrote my debut novel, Five ...

Mindy Obenhaus | Sweet Romance

There seems to be a misconception about sweet romance. Sweet romances are not all bonnets and prairies. Nor are they about baking or chocolate, ...

Crissy Smith | Shifter Love

To me, shifter love is intense, commanding, and all consuming. When you have heightened senses it makes sense to me that everything you do is ...

The heat is on . . .SUMMER HEAT

The SUMMER HEAT that is with 16 sexy stories by 16 bestselling authors, including Caridad Pineiro’s UNDER THE BOARDWALK, a scorching hot story ...

Gloria Craw | Be Like Water

A couple of years ago I happened upon an interesting yard sale. It was made up entirely of books. Back in the olden days, before the advent of ...

Jennifer M. Eaton | Top Ten Heroes in Popular Culture

My teenage son and I have been discussing pop culture lately. Mainly, we’ve been chatting up how real life spices up entertainment and how ...

Paige Tyler | How do you celebrate release day?

To be honest, release day itself is somewhat stressful. It’s typically a day full of chaos, phone calls, blog interviews, Facebook parties, ...

Maeve Greyson | The Risks of Research

  Hey all! I’m happy to be here at Fresh Fiction. I’m still celebrating my newest release, MY TEMPTING HIGHLANDER. It’s the third ...

Exclusive Excerpt from ACROSS THE HALL by Kylie Walker

Today we're featuring an exclusive excerpt from ACROSS THE HALL by Kylie Walker. About ACROSS THE HALL Jude Falken has just been released ...

Jade Lee | AM I A CRAZY CAT LADY?

My husband posed that question to me. Well, he didn’t POSE it, per se. He downright accused me of being a crazy cat lady. Let me point out ...

Janice Maynard | The Perks of Being a Travel Junkie

My name is Janice, and I’m a travel junkie. It’s true! If I had unlimited time and money, I think I would hit the road and not look back for ...

Carolyn Brown | A Texas Cowboy in Deep …

Thank you so much to Sara and all the gang at Fresh Fiction for inviting me back to visit about ONE TEXAS COWBOY TOO MANY. It is always a ...

Fresh Pick | BEAUTIFUL BOSS by Christina Lauren

Fresh Pick for Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 is BEAUTIFUL BOSS by Christina Lauren #WhatsNewTuesday Marriage is just the beginning About ...

Get to Know the Author: Debra Dier

I have a confession to make: I don’t always live in the here and now. Ever catch yourself daydreaming of a life in a different time and place? ...

Terri L. Austin | Five Las Vegas Favorite Things

I’m an Anglophile. I adore all things British. So having a British hero felt natural. Plopping him in the middle of Las Vegas felt ...

Spotlight on Mari Madison – An Exclusive Romance

The excitement happens at the San Diego television station on and off camera. Join us as we explore the lives of the television personalities, ...