A.M. Arthur | The Thrill of the Hunt

For some of us, thrifting is a way of life. Walking into a thrift store is a new adventure each and every time, because inventory is always ...

Lindsay McKenna | Deconstructing OUT RIDER

About OUT RIDER With her return to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna shows how love can find a way ...

Kara Isaac | How to Speak Like A “Kiwi”

The first time I ever traveled to America, I thought, “They speak English, I speak English, this will be easy, right?” Not so, as I ...

Sharon Hamilton | Writing A Different Kind of Heroine

In the book I’m finishing now, BAND OF BACHELORS: ALEX, my heroine is a very different kind of lady. She’s a tall, strikingly beautiful and ...

Excerpt of DIRTIEST SECRET by J Kenner

1 The King of Fuck Even by Southampton standards, the party at the nine-­thousand-­square-­foot mansion on Meadow Lane reeked of ...

Lucy Farago | Excerpt from SIN ON THE RUN

Blake spotted her the moment she returned. Hell, every man in the room had either craned his neck or swiveled his head. As she walked up the ...

Amazing April Titles — Musicians, Artists, Shifters, Lords and Royalty

As a confirmed book addict, who marks the calendar when my favorite authors come out with new books, I was taken aback by just how many ...

Anya Summers | An Interview with Zoey Mills, heroine of HER HIGHLAND MASTER

  Curious about the characters in HER HIGHLAND MASTER? Now's your chance to meet Zoey. What is your name? Do you have a nickname? My ...

Jane Austen Lives! Thanks to Darcie Wilde

A USEFUL WOMAN, A Rosalind Thorne Mystery by Darcie Wilde, the title caught my attention immediately—I had to swallow the affront that stuck ...

Jessica Lemmon | Five Reasons Women Love Bad Boys

Oh, the bad boy. Who doesn’t love a guy in black leather, with a wicked curve to his smile, and a gleam in his eye that says, “Come on, ...

Katee Robert | HOW A COVER GETS MADE

Here’s a secret: That MARRIAGE CONTRACT cover that everyone loves so much? Total accident. Well, not really an accident. But not exactly what ...

Jodi Thomas | Writing LONE HEART PASS

When I began the RANSOM CANYON series, I moved my computer to a little room out back of my house that we now call the bunkhouse. It’s not big, ...

Paula Altenburg | Secret Babies

A trope is a recurring literary device that’s been proven to appeal to a broad audience. Consciously or not, writers use them all the time. I ...

DiAnn Mills | Taking the P (plot) out of Suspense

Recently I read a suspense novel that left me wondering what the story was all about. I couldn’t follow the storyline or figure out character ...

Katie Ruggle | 5 Ingenious Ways to Give An Editor Reasons to Drink

Top Five Ways I Drive My Editor to Drink Describe the crime-scene stuff in my books with waaay too much detail, because I am a huge ...

Cheryl Bolen | New Book in a 16-year-old Series

Though my April release, OH WHAT A (WEDDING) NIGHT, is a brand new book, it's germination occurred sixteen years ago. Long before most of us ...

AJ Pine | Friends to Lovers

I have always loved the friends to lovers romance trope. The challenge to making a story like this work is to be able to first show how good the ...

Mackenzie Crowne | Origin Stories

If you visit Amazon these days, you’ll find millions of books. Millions in the romance category alone. So many stories. So many ideas birthed ...

Judi Lynn | Cook, Eat, Love

I love food. I love to eat food, cook food, and watch chefs make food on TV, so when I thought of Tessa Lawrence, the protagonist for COOKING UP ...

Events at Fresh Fiction

Fresh Fiction Local Check out our monthly events in the North Texas area. Monthly Teas at Chocolate Angel 2nd Saturdays Frisco Book ...

Sara Wolf | Isis Blake’s 5 Rules for Winning Wars Against Pretty Boys and…

Isis Blake’s Five Rules For Winning Wars Against Pretty Boys And Other Vital Protips For Surviving High School Never trust them: When ...

Shellee Roberts | Classic movies to watch on a rainy day

When I was in the 8th grade I had to do a project that covered the decade of The Great Depression which was, of course, depressing. ...

Deb Marlowe | “Doing It Your Way” with Red Door Reads

Every year Red Door Reads tries to lessen the sting of Tax Day by giving our readers something special. In the past we’ve asked you Who’s ...

Meet Brooklyn Ann

Love a good vampire historical? Or a great vampire contemporary? You're not alone and our reviewer Miranda Owen had a chance to chat with ...

Samantha Chase | Top Five Activities for Your Inner Daredevil

Top Five Activities for Your Inner Daredevil – It’s all about baby steps! Aubrey led a very sheltered life and is just now starting to go ...

Yona Interviews Susan Shapiro

Is it dangerous to search for an old flame you never got over? What if you find him—and he doesn't remember you? In her captivating new novel, ...

Sheila Roberts | The Matchmaker

In my new novel HOME ON APPLE BLOSSOM ROAD my character Justine Wright has decided to play matchmaker. This is not an easy thing to do ...

Aleah Barley | Fierce Flavor: Non-Traditional Characters and Non-Traditional Settings

As an author and a reader I love the fierce flavor of non-traditional characters and non-traditional settings. What really makes my day is ...

TR Ragan | Finding Time To Write

When I first started writing I had two big obstacles to overcome—finding the time to write and writing in the midst of chaos. It all began ...

Brynn Chapman | History and Inspiration

I love history. Yes, that’s #nerdy. This was not always the case. As a kid, my father, a then-history teacher, used to revel at dragging me ...

Tina Ann Forkner | When to Don Your Cowgirl Boots

When I was in high school I wanted a pair of Justin Ropers, a type of boots that were very popular in a town where many of the teenagers knew ...

Cecily White, Psy.D. | Love and Other Stories We Tell Ourselves

“Love is a striking example of how little reality means to us.” -Marcel Proust As an author, I read a lot. As a reader, I think a lot. As ...

What’s On Your TBR?

Finally we are headed into spring with the month of April but other than looking forward to the warmer weather, there's also plenty more in the ...

Did You See the April Fresh Fiction Box Not To Miss!

Can you believe it's already spring? Our Fresh Fiction Box subscribers are enjoying the great weather with these latest releases. April's ...

Kym Roberts | Bite into a Cozy

What’s in a name? Everything when it comes to a cozy mystery. It must be witty, eye-catching, combine a hint about the series and the ...

COWBOY JUSTICE Available – 12 Pack Boxed Set

Are you a fan of cowboys? I mean, who isn't a fan of the western man, usually silent but solid, dependable but with a little bit of "bad boy" ...

Cheryl Brooks | Delectable Literature

You might not be able to relate to someone who only wears Prada and drives a Maserati, but let’s face it, as human beings, we all have at ...

Flora Dain | ROMP AND RISK – the pleasures and pitfalls of the London Season in Regency times

The London Season – famous in fiction (and still happens today, amazingly!) – was the ideal marriage market for the Regency Miss. With ...

Jade Lee / Kathy Lyons | Guess What I’ve Changed!

I’ve had the same style hair for a decade—short bob that the kids didn’t grab or bury in peanut butter. My clothing style was comfortable ...

S.B. Alexander | My inspiration for DARE TO KISS

Baseball has always been a sport I’ve loved. I grew up collecting baseball cards, watching the Boston Red Sox whenever a game was on TV, and ...

Risa Leigh | What’s real in SURRENDER AT THE BORDER?

In addition to my love for romantic suspense, I have a fondness for non-fiction. Really, truth can be stranger than fiction. I think research is ...

Sarah Ballance | Dropping the Ball

The adage that life is a juggling act is a cliché for a reason. It’s true. It’s so stupendously true that it’s a joke. I mean, seriously, ...

SPOTLIGHT: Mary Ellis and WHAT HAPPENED ON BEALE STREET

A New Southern Mystery from Mary Ellis A cryptic plea from a childhood friend sends Price Investigations to Memphis, land of the Delta blues. ...

Elizabeth Harmon | Road Trip To Inspiration

A run-down motel in a small town isn’t the most likely place for a romance novel to begin. But the moment I saw it, I knew it was the perfect ...

NEW YORK TIMES article featuring: Lindsay McKenna, Chris Keniston and Susan Stoker has arrived!!

This may be the one and only time our name are ever mentioned in a New York Times article ! Now isn't this just too cool? And it’s for ...

Elizabeth Ludwig | That Magic Moment (when your setting comes to life)

I’ve always dreamed of traveling to New York City. Ever since I set my Historical Romances there—Edge of Freedom Series (Bethany House ...

Ella Carey | The House By The Lake – History and Inspiration

THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE is an incredibly special book to me. It was inspired by three things: a trip that I took to Berlin, a true story about an ...

Mary Ellis | What We Love about Our Heroines

Although every female booklover can’t wait to read about the hero, whether a handsome cowboy with a soft spot for orphans, a rakish marquis ...