Julieanne Lynch | UNBREAK ME Playlist

When I first sat down to write UNBREAK ME, I knew from the get go exactly how the story would unfold–I’m rather pedantic about outlines. I ...

Julie Castle | The Story Behind the “story”

The story behind the story of BOUND TO SERVE The first thing you need to know is that I love spy novels and movies. So naturally I had to ...

My Memorial Day Memories

When I was a little girl the last weekends in May leading up to Memorial Day were filled with red poppies and chicken bar-b-que. Yes, in ...

Merrie Olde England

In May, thoughts turn to the May Pole dances and Spring celebrations in Merrie Olde England. This month’s selections illumine the worlds of ...

Tracy Wolff | What does LOVEGAME’s Veronica and Heath Ledger have in Common?

Hi Everyone :-) I’m so excited to be here today with a sneak peek of my June 7th release, LOVEGAME. It’s been a long process to get this ...

Men of Legend Are Galloping Your Way!

They are men…They are brothers…They are Legends I’m so excited about my brand new historical western romance series that will kick off ...

Liana LeFey | The Making of an Eighteenth Century “Superhero”

For me, making the hero for TO LOVE A LIBERTINE wasn’t about giving a guy in tight breeches a bunch of cool gadgets or putting him in a secret ...

Kristina Knight’s Top 5 Vacation Spots

I love to travel - short trips, long trips (but, really, are any trips long enough?), weekend trips and daytrips. I usually say 'anywhere with a ...

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff | And Now, a Word from Cimil, Your Friendly Neighborhood Goddess of the Underworld…

Well, hellooo there, my little people pets! My name is Cimil—aka, Goddess of the Underworld. Also known as Ah-Puch by the Mayans, ...

Jamie K. Schmidt | Pamper Yourself like a Dragon Queen

When you are a dragon Queen, you are pampered and spoiled by your court. Of course, if you don't have a court yet, like Queen Margery in my ...

Nancy Scanlon | Five Reasons We Love Time Travel

Time-travel romances can take you anywhere, any time, and in any direction. But what makes them eternal? I’ve come up with a list of five ...

Magnolia Smith | Making Perfect Beignets

If you’re familiar with cozy mysteries, you’ll know that these whodunits, often with culinary themes have recipes used in the story included ...

M. Clarke | Top 5 Sexiest Men Alive

When I was a little girl, I didn’t pay attention to what I wore. I put on a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. I had no sense of fashion, nor did I ...

Katee Robert | The Relationship is FAKE!

The fake relationship trope is one of my favorites out there. You typically have two people who are at least somewhat known to each ...

Lisa A. Olech | Come Escape With Me

I’ll let you in on a little secret…life is hard! Some days it seems to be harder than ever. How wonderful that we have books to escape into. ...

The SEALs are WET – The Stories are WILD!

The Wet ‘N Wild Authors are at it again, this time featuring Navy SEALs – heroes ready for action, on the job and off! We asked each of the ...

Kat Martin | A Glimpse INTO THE WHIRLWIND

Hello Friends, Next up for me is INTO THE WHIRLWIND, the second of my BOSS Inc, novels! It’s Megan and Dirk’s wild and tumultuous story; ...

Deb Marlowe | What Happens when the Duke comes to Town?

You never know what is going to happen . . . .When the Duke Comes to Town! I'm thrilled to be included in this collection of Regency stories, ...

Christina Elle | My Top 5 LOL Movies

I grew up in a house where we laughed a lot. We often poked fun at one another, called each other out for stupid things we did, and never let ...

Jill Marie Landis | Doing It Island Style

After falling in love with historical romances during my years as an elementary school teacher, I eventually decided to try my hand at writing ...

Meet Jennifer Ashley

Miranda Owen: First, let me say that I am such a huge fan. How do you find the time to write so many different varieties of romance books, in ...

Shae Ross | A Reader’s Eye

One of my favorite things to do as I’m writing is to create a Pinterest Board and a Spotify playlist that match the theme of my book. I start ...

Pepper Basham | Dusted with Magic

I’ve always been a daydreamer. When I was a kid, it usually translated into some epic imaginary play with my brother and cousins. Nowadays, it ...

Sandra Lake | If a Viking had an iPod…

Music can be the sound track to our emotions. A great song can not only change your mood but also change your day. When a song speaks to you and ...

Sandra Lake | If a Viking had an iPod…

Music can be the sound track to our emotions. A great song can not only change your mood but also change your day. When a song speaks to you and ...

DiAnn Mills | Social Media and Writers

Hey Writers, are You afraid of Social Media? I’ve been in your shoes. In fact, I wore out several pairs called, “I can’t do social ...

Veronica Forand | When Twelve Heartbreakers Are Better Than One Hero

I love romances. Not only writing them, but reading them as well. When I was invited into the Heartbreaker and Heroes anthology, I was not ...

Cindi Madsen | What is it about opposites that attract?

What is it about opposites that attract? You could say that the heroine and hero in THE BAD BOY’S BABY are an opposites attract kind of ...

Falguni Kothari | Interviews Simeen, the voice of MY LAST LOVE STORY

First off, thank you for doing this interview for us. I know you don’t have time for frivolous activities these days, what with your IVF cycle ...

Rachel Thomas | Time Out

Taking time out to enjoy yourself is essential and it’s something I look forward to. I spend part of my day working on the farm and part of it ...

Jessica Jayne | Why Do Firefighters Make Such Great Romance Heroes?

When I was asked to do a little piece for Fresh Fiction, I knew I wanted to tie it to my new book, THE MISBEHAVED, which released—May ...

Cate Cameron | Pros and Cons of Loving the Same Sport Your Boyfriend Loves

Pro of Same-Sport Loving – If you’re really dedicated to excellence, you have to spend a lot of time working out, practicing, and ...

Anya Summers | An Interview with Tobias Ford, hero of TO MASTER & DEFEND

What is your name? Do you have a nickname? My name is Tobias Ford. I also answer to Master, Sir, or Master T. Where were you born? Where ...

Susan Stoker | The Genesis of a Story

SHELTER FOR ELIZABETH came about in an interesting way. At the end of book 4 in my SEAL of Protection Series, PROTECTING SUMMER, the heroine was ...

Patrice Lyle | My Top 5 Most Beautiful Florida Bird Pictures

Living in Florida is fabulous for many reasons, but one major reason I love it is all the beautiful birds I see on area walks. DH (‘Darling ...

Kylie Logan | It’s all about the Ethnic Foods…

According to statistics, there are more than 33 million people in America–a little more than 10% of the population–who lay claim to Irish ...

Nancy J. Parra | Wedding Traditions

The standard traditions for good luck at weddings include the bride not being seen by the groom on the wedding day before the wedding ceremony. ...

Peg Cochran | Write Your Own Cozy Mystery in Ten Steps

Decide on the locale of your story. Is it going to be a real town or fictional? City or country? If it’s a big city, you’ll want to limit ...

Jenny Block | Excerpt from ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SOLO SEX

Masturbation is a many-splendored thing but even here, all of us can get into a comfortable rut. Take what can be really good to really great ...

Jennifer Blackwood | Have Fun Being a Rule Breaker

I’ve spent most of my life abiding by a few rules: You can never say I love you too many times. Never go shopping at Target on a ...

Tracy Wolff | A Sneak Peek at LOVEGAME

Hi Everyone :-) I’m so excited to be here today with a quick little teaser from LOVEGAME, my erotic thriller that comes out June 7th :-) ...

Paris In The Spring—Love And Power

When spring is in the air, thoughts turn to romance…and what is more romantic than springtime in Paris? Or to be more exact, springtime in ...

Alicia A. Willis | Gritty Faith. Grace Abounding

I am an author and a reader. Worse than that, I’m one of those historical nerds who think that what people ate hundreds of years ago is ...

Silent Hearts by Melissa West

“Black is a color; ask Crayola.” At that, Becca rolled her eyes and placed her hands on her hips in that sassy way she did when she was ...

Jennifer Bonds | Ten Things We Love About Firemen

This should be an easy list, right? After all, everyone needs a fireman at one time or another during their life, even as a bystander. So here's ...

Nicole Helm | If you didn’t write contemporary romance, what category would you write and why?

I’ve always been a writer—for as long as I can remember, I’ve been putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, and writing little ...

Lauren Blakely | Top 5 Romantic Comedies

I blame pets for my love of romantic comedies. When you grow up with cats and dogs, you fall in love at an early age, and you laugh at an ...

Meet Sharon Hamilton’s Naughty Alter-Ego!

Angela Love is new on the scene for me. She is my alter ego, my little bit of bad girl seeping out. I’m having fun with these shorts about ...

Lisa Wells | Guilty Pleasures

THE SEDUCTION OF KINLEY FOSTER is a book that gets into full swing when the heroine ends up on a plane full of individuals who sell guilty ...

Olivia Dade | Big Love

I’ve been skinny—or even average-sized—a vanishingly small proportion of my life. For a couple of decades, charitable observers might have ...

Meet Amy Sue Nathan

Things are a little rough for Izzy Lane. Still reeling from the break-up of her marriage, the newly single mom moves back to the Philadelphia ...

Sally Goldenbaum | Writing by the seat of my pants

Sometimes (usually) when I sit down to begin a new mystery, I literally freeze. “Breathe,” I remind myself. So I do, slowly. In and out. ...

Cozy Corner: I Checked Out A Fatal Chapter, Ripped From the Pages

The various story-lines of cozy mysteries never get old for me. Carving, cooking, knitting, sewing, surfing, travel, witches. What’s not to ...

M.L. Buchman | The first romance that I wrote was a thriller.

I’m actually not kidding. I was trying to write my first romance, but I came to the genre much later than to any other. I discovered action ...

Q&A with Mystery Author Kathleen Bridge

Why did you decide to write your mystery series in the Hamptons and not a fictional location like many authors do? I love the Hamptons, ...

Kate Carlisle | A Puzzle Wrapped in a Mystery Bound in a Book

New York Times bestselling author Kate Carlisle is a native Californian who worked in television production for many years before turning to ...

Heather Blake | Paranormal, on the Light Side

I’ve always had a fascination with the paranormal, so it’s really no surprise to me that I started writing witches, psychics, and empaths... ...

Tracy Wolff | Are You Ready for LOVEGAME?

First of all, I have to say how much I love Fresh Fiction and how thrilled I am to be here today talking about my June release, LOVEGAME :-) ...

Dr. Richard Mabry | Warning Labels On Books

Every writer expects criticism of his or her work. All of us are warned about this early in our careers. Something I heard years ago has stuck ...

Karen Halvorsen Schreck | The Forgotten Silences

As I drove my daughter to school yesterday, I was distracted (at a stoplight) by a sticker slapped on the bumper of the van waiting in front of ...

Young Adult Novels to Watch for!

The month of May is rife with Young Adult releases but the ones I have chosen are a little bit more special because they have that have a ...

Terry Spear | Turning a Man or Woman into a Shifter

What kind of shifter would I write about if I no longer created stories about wolf or jaguar shapeshifters? That’s a hard one to answer ...

L.E. Sterling | 5 Reasons Why You Need a #SupernaturalBoyfriend This Spring

Spring is finally here which, according to some love pundits, means that along with sweet-smelling flowers, fresh, dewy love is just around the ...

Lynnette Austin | Why Do We Love Weddings?

Have you ever searched for books with the word wedding in the title? On Amazon alone, there are over 22,000. Add in bride, and you’ll have a ...

MISHAPS by Jade Lee / Kathy Lyons

I’ve had a few mishaps lately. Nothing serious, but annoying. I hurt my wrist, requiring it to be in a sling. And then I chipped a front ...

Jodie Andrefski | The Bad Boy Allure

There's something 'bout the bad boys that makes the good girls fall in love. ~ Zara Larsson It isn’t just Zara who sings about good girls ...

Kristina’s Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

I love a good sandwich - some amazing French bread, ham, roast beef...a bit of provolone or cheddar...oh, it makes my tummy happy! But grilled ...

Carly Phillips’ DARE TO LOVE series returns with DARE TO TAKE

Exclusive Excerpt: About DARE TO TAKE A one-night stand. A secret. A mistake they tried to forget. On leave from the army, Tyler Dare ...

Julia Justiss | IN THE BEGINNING…

Where does an author come up with her stories? Sometimes from watching a movie or reading a book or news article that piques her interest and ...

Elaine Viets | The Art of Living

I don't enjoying looking at rich people's art and old furniture, so I'm not a fan of most house museum tours. There's only one ...

Victoria Thompson Musings

A Day in the Life of Sarah Brandt Malloy… Malloy and I have been back from our honeymoon for several weeks now, and we’re both very ...

2016 Edgar Award Winners Announced

MWA Announces the 2016 Edgar® Award Winners Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, ...

Betty Hechtman | The Sherlock Holmes Game

Instead of writing a blog about my new book SEAMS LIKE MURDER, the 10th in the Crochet series, I thought I’d offer you a chance to play ...

Claire Donally | Let The Name-Calling Begin!

No, this is not about the presidential primary campaigns. I just realized that, with CATCH AS CAT CAN, I've devoted more than a third of a ...

Introducing Darcie Wilde And The Rosalind Thorne Mysteries

Hello, my name is Darcie Wilde, and I write mysteries. Specifically, mysteries set during the English Regency. I got my introduction to the ...

Joe Cosentino | Meet Jana Lane

Introducing the third book in the Jana Lane, former child actress mystery series... SATIN DOLL Murder, corruption, and scandals rock ...