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Abigail Baker | Tattoos

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A Unique Connection Between Two Series

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Play Clue with Nancy Bush: Beware the Cliff!

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Play Clue with Nancy Bush: Release Day Special!

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MOJITOS WITH MERRY MEN Release Day Special!

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An Excerpt from TOUGH LUCK HERO

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Isabella Alan | Bigfoot Comes to Town

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Nancy G. West | Training Bras: Myths And Realities Of Writing

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6 Things I Learned About Writing Suspense from Reading Suspense.

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From Grit To Glamour: Between The Wars

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Gail Ingis | I write, and I paint. Is it possible to do both? Really?

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The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Paranormal Romance

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Olivia Dade | Not-So-Easy Rider

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Spotlight: Miranda Liasson’s A MAN OF HONOR

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Interview with the heroine from THE LADY WHO SAW TOO MUCH

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Meet Lorraine Bartlett (aka LL Bartlett, Lorna Barnett)

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Interview with the Gianna York Elmsworth from THE LADY WHO SAW TOO MUCH

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A.M. Griffin | Second Chance Love

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Mari Manning | Writing about Cops

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Shelley Freydont | Recipe for a Gilded Age Murder

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Amanda Carmack | Mary, Queen of Scots at Fontainebleau

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Krista Davis | How to Look Like a Domestic Diva Without Really Trying

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Tawna Fenske reveals 5 weird things she researched for her new romantic comedy, THE HANG UP

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Tracy Deebs | My Top 10 Favorite Beatles’ Songs

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Mike Dellosso | Dancing with the Devil: How I Create Fictional Villains without Becoming a Real-Life One

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Cozy Corner: Summertime Crime Spree

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Bonnie Vanak | ‘The Mating Season’ and why Montana Shifters are the sexiest

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A.J. Hartley | Where Do Book Ideas Originate?

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Catching Up on Young Adult Series

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Katie Ruggle | Five Ways I Pretend I’m Not Procrastinating When I Should Be Writing:

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DiAnn Mills | Thesaurus – A Treasure Box

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A conversation with SARAH-JANE STRATFORD

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Author Interview with Janet Finsilver

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James Lear | An excerpt from THE SUN GOES DOWN

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Tee O’Fallon | Behind The Scenes–My Inspiration For Burnout, NYPD Blue & Gold Series, Book 1

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Kay Finch | The Cat’s Voice

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Mary Kennedy | Can You Unlock The Secret Of Your Dreams?

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Sheila Connolly | Small Town in a Big City

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Lisa Harris | Up close with Nikki Boyd

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Carrie Stuart Parks | Never Give Up Your Dream

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Paige Tyler | My Top 3 Favorite Summer Blockbuster Movies

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You’re My Hero: Male POVs in Romance and Urban Fantasy

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Debby Mayne | From Rivalry to Romance

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Trish Perry | Why Do Rivalry Romances Work?

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Cathryn Fox | Summer

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Samantha Chase | 5 Vacation Retreat Spots

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Marie Harte | My Top Five Favorite Scenes From TEST DRIVE:

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Meet Kat Martin

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Dawn Ryder | Preparing for Release Day

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M.J. Eason | Do Overs

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Hope Irving | The Ultimate Female Warrior

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Gayle Leeson | Hide and Watch Me!

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Laura Bradford | I Heart Winnie

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Kate Carlisle | Hardcover vs. Paperback: Which Is Better?

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Spotlight on LOVEGAME

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Julie Hammerle | Kiki’s Mixtape

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Celebrate the one year anniversary of Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss!

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Loree Lough | Choosing a Hero (or How NOT to Fall for Your Leading Man)

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Paula K. Parker | Sibling Rivalry, Supermodels and a Biblical Novel

One question I am frequently asked is, “Where inspired your books?” For “SISTERS OF LAZARUS; Beauty Unveiled,” it was sibling rivalry, a ...

Tosca Lee | On The Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory, Traveling, and Suspense

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Kristin Miller | The inspiration for DESIRING RED, a dark and dirty tale

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Jess Haines’ SMOKE AND MIRRORS

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It’s Always Fun To Be First: Meet #Scorched Authors

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Susan Fox | Ready to fall into a burning Ring of Fire?

Hi there! Did the title of my blog hook you? I hope so. Titles are important, right? When it comes to a book’s title, the author always hopes ...

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Irish’d for a New Cozy from Kylie Logan

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