David Misch | Explores Comedy

David Misch was born in a humble log cabin in 1946, then again in a split-level thatched roof cottage in 1950. Growing a remarkable twelve ...

L.A. Witt | An Excerpt from HIATUS

“Hey.” My mouth went dry. Staring out at the city, I said, “So, um. I talked to Nate. About what’s going on.” “Oh.” Something ...

Rebecca Thomas | The only constant is change

I’ve had more changes in my life in the past few months, than the past several years. Small or large, change can be difficult and wreak havoc ...

Kira Archer | The Best Thing Ever (For A Chocoholic)

We found this store a few years ago. A surplus store where they sell discounted groceries – cans that are dented, food items that are ...

Erica Vetsch | Why we love those cowboy heroes

John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Clint Eastwood, Alan Ladd…I am a sucker for a cowboy hero, and I am not alone. Since the days of Owen Wister and ...

Flo Fitzpatrick | An Excerpt from Scarecrow’s Dream

The lights came on and I whirled around. A short, plump woman in her early seventies, with a mass of auburn-and-white hair untamed by a blue ...

Blockbuster Summer Of World War II Hits

With children out of school and folks going on vacation, summer is traditionally the time for blockbuster movies, usually action-adventure or ...

Sami Lee | All Hail the Aussie Bloke

Hi, I’m Sami and I write romance novels set in Australia. Not surprising since I live in Australia and have all my life. They say ‘write ...

Candice Gilmer | Fan Fiction Made Me a Better Writer

Hi. My name is Candice Gilmer, and I write contemporary and paranormal romance. And I used to write fan fiction. I wrote a lot of ...

Tamara Gill – ONLY AN EARL WILL DO

As an author who’s fortunate enough to write historical romance, which also includes throwing in time travel every now and then, I have to say ...

Rhenna Morgan | What Do You Dream?

The vast majority of my plotting is done either driving to and from work, or in the shower. Seriously, if I could get a water proof computer set ...

Tracy St. John | Crafting Alien Heroes During Happy Hour

I started out writing mainstream science fiction more years ago than I care to admit to. Those stories were filled with menacing aliens designed ...

Tara Taylor Quinn | Not Your Ordinary Romance

While I’ve been a voracious reader of romance – Harlequin books specifically – since I was fourteen years old, I’ve never been a writer ...

Jenna Ryan | Sneak inside BLACK LILY

Mitchell searched his memory. “The calling-card murder count was at twenty-four when I left the force six months ago.” “The overall ...

Erin Ashley Tanner | Inspiration

Since I was three years old I have loved the written word. There is nothing like getting lost in a good book. Starting in grade school I ...

Linda Winfree | Top 5 Songs from the ALL I NEED book soundtrack

“All I Need” by Mat Kearney A gorgeous song, one which Kearney reportedly wrote after hearing the story of friends’ escaping ...

JL Merrow | On Being British and Hating Tea

My name is JL Merrow and I—this will be no surprise to anyone who’s ever read one of my books—am British. Painfully so, and nowhere was ...

Regina Kyle | Aaron Sorkin’s 5 Tips to Writing Dialogue

Hello, Fresh Fiction readers! This is my first time on the Fresh Fiction blog, and I’m super excited to be here. I’m celebrating the release ...

Jaime Jo Wright | When An Animal Becomes a Critical Character

I’ve always loved animals, but never to the degree of extreme devotion and dedication as say . . . my administrative assistant. Her beloved ...

N.J. Walters | Farmers are Heroes Too

When we think of a romance hero we usually think of a military or ex-military man, firefighter, policeman, spy, cowboy, rancher, or billionaire ...

Jennifer L. Armentrout | 5 Paranormal/Fantasy Reads for Summer

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas This is the highly anticipated sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses. The fantasy hooks you in ...

Claire Davon’s Top Five

Hello to all Fresh Fiction readers out there! This is Claire Davon, writer of Fire Danger, Elementals’ Challenge #1. In researching the ...

Richard Laymon | Exclusive Excerpt ALLHALLOW’S EVE

The ten o’clock news came on, so Clara knew it was time for Alfred to come in. She used her remote to turn off the television, then picked ...

Exclusive Excerpt: DEMON OF VENGEANCE by Brenda Huber

Exclusive Excerpt for Fresh Fiction: “Please, please, do not tell me I just missed her!” The balding little man behind the counter ...

Miranda Liasson | When the Bad Boy’s the Right Boy

Have you ever dated the wrong guy for the right reasons? That’s my heroine Samantha Rushford’s problem in my newest lighthearted, sexy small ...

Melissa West | The shift in New Adult

The New Adult category began with pretty simple specs: 18-25, college, exploring the theme of girls and boys becoming men and women and the ...

DiAnn Mills | Viewing Movies to Plot Your Novel

Well-written movies stir my creative juices. I envision sitting around a table with a team of creative writers to pen the best characters ...

Robin Lovett | Top Five Guilty Pleasure Foods

Chocolate This one’s a “duh”, right? A lot of people love chocolate, the rich melt in your mouth, ooey goodness. My best orgasmic ...

Eve Devon | Top TV Duos and #Giveaway

Hi Everyone! I’m Eve Devon and I’m here to celebrate the release of my romantic suspense: HEART OF STEEL. I have to tell you that ...

Hayson Manning | Dreamy and Not So Dreamy Jobs

I loved writing Sophie in BOUND TO THE BOUNTY HUNTER. How cool to be a female private investigator. It also got me thinking. When I was little I ...

Sarah Ballance | 4 Unconventional Erogenous Zones

We’ve all heard of these. Magic buttons, or at least spots that can lead to magic. And while they’re a bit of a cliché, there’s also some ...

Escape the heat with the reads in July’s Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss!

There are so many fun summer reads in the July Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss, check them out! July's Print Books: Everyone received at ...

Congratulations to RWA Winners

Best First Book Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn | Entangled | Science Fiction | Young Adult Contemporary Romance: Long Brokedown Cowboy by ...

Tara Taylor Quinn | Not an Ordinary Book

This book is…not ordinary. I think it’s powerful. And emotionally compelling. And I hope so much you give it a chance. I can tell you why I ...

The “real” story behind IN THE LINE OF FIRE by Jett Munroe

Beck Townsend, retired Marine Corps special operative, is co-owner of a historic building in downtown Tucson, Arizona. The building is ...

Where’s the Beef? Meet My Cowboy Hero Clark MacKinnon

Howdy, Fresh Fiction fans! In my latest release, the friends-to-lovers erotic romance COWBOY PLAYER, Clark MacKinnon is a cattleman who’s ...

An Excerpt from IN THE LINE OF FIRE

He hadn’t taken it well at all when she’d told him “it’s not you, it’s me.” This had to be the tenth text she’d gotten from him ...

An Excerpt from ALARUMS

Professor Trueblood watched from the door of Wesley Hall as they hurried down the concrete stairs. Once away from him, they walked slowly side ...

Could You Give This To A Homeless Person?

For some unfortunate reason, many libraries are becoming increasingly noisier places, not at all the old “shhh” environments that existed ...

D.R.Rosensteel | My Favorite Female Superheroes of Pop Culture

Can Supergirl kick Superman’s butt? I say yes, and here’s why: I live in a household of females. I believe God has done this to build my ...

Amy Andrews | Hot Rugby Dudes Dancing.

So, I’m writing a series centred on an Australian rugby team – the Sydney Smoke. Not being the most sport-obsessed person in the world, this ...

Who Do You Want To Meet?

The Lust in the Tudor Court series is described as "Hilary Mantel meets Sylvia Day: a deliciously erotic trilogy, set against the sumptuous ...

Portrait Of A Conspiracy Is An Historical Mystery, But It’s Also A Tour Of Florence

Thank you so very much for hosting me today. It’s always a pleasure to have a chance to chat with bloggers and their readers. PORTRAIT OF A ...

New Sexy, Smart Romance from Entangled Publishing

ACCIDENTALLY COMPROMISING THE DUKE by Stacy Reid Amazon Barnes & ...

Tara Taylor Quinn | Coming in First

I’m a middle child. You know the one, not the oldest, and not the baby, who just kind of slides in there someplace. I wasn’t good at sports ...

Ralph Josiah Bardsley | Five Surprisingly Romantic Things to Do in Paris

My latest novel, THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S TRUTH, takes place in Paris. The book traces the lives of Ian Baines, a Silicon Valley software engineer ...

Exclusive excerpt DAUGHTERS OF THE BRIDE by Susan Mallery

“A glove’s important, Mom.” “I know it is.” “I really need a new one.” Rachel didn’t doubt that. Josh was basically a ...

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Beth D. Carter | The Truth about Hammocks

We had a plan. A really great plan. But, you know what they say: humans plan, God laughs... So, hiking is our thing, Mike and I. He has a ...

Caroline Angell | All the Time in the World

"Writing a Woman's World" Charlotte is a gifted and superbly trained young musician who has been blindsided by a shocking betrayal in her ...

Review: AS DEATH DRAWS NEAR by Anna Lee Huber

If you love your mystery on the historical side, have you discovered the adventures of Lady Kiera Darby? No? Then what are you waiting for? ...

Megan Hart | BEG FOR IT Excerpt

“Hello, Corinne,” he said. “It’s been a long time.” For a moment he was sure she was going to tell him to get bent, then stalk ...

Julane Hiebert | Redeem the Time

High in one of the willow trees that line the bank of our lake, the setting sun highlights the red head of a red-bellied woodpecker. I watch as ...

Carre Armstrong Gardner | Novocain Brain

Last month, I had some dental work done in the left half of my mouth. Going to the dentist is never a picnic in the park, in fact, it usually ...

Marie Sexton | An Excerpt from DAMNED IF YOU DO

About Marie Sexton Marie Sexton lives in Colorado. She’s a fan of just about anything that involves muscular young men piling on top of ...

Faye Avalon | A Glimpse of BEAST UNTAMED

Naomi came into the hall, flushed and pleased with herself. “Ready?” Moments later, after brief introductions to the two women who had ...

Terry Spear | Tips for Holding a Billionaire Wolf

How to Catch a Billionaire Wolf’s Attention and Hold on Tight in 17 Ways Get caught in a rip current, but only when he’s watching the ...

Boas & Tiaras 2016

One of my favorite annual Fresh Fiction reader events is Boas & Tiaras Afternoon Tea. When we started it nearly two decades ago our small ...

INTRODUCING PARK ROW BOOKS

A New Literary Fiction Imprint from MIRA Books New York, NY, July 1, 2016—MIRA Books announced today the official launch of Park Row Books, ...

Jade Lee | TOP 5 WAYS I AVOID DOING PROMOTION

The world has lots of exciting and scary things going on right now. I’ve been watching the news and trying to balance normal life sanity with ...

Gail Ingis | what’s OLD is NEW again

I'm thinking about the future of Indigo Sky. In a whirlwind romance, a lovely New York socialite marries a fêted, debonair author. But ...

Charis Michaels | What Is It About a Virgin?

When I revealed the title of my second book to one of my writing buddies, she wrote back: “Nice. Are virgins like the new dukes?” Apparently ...

Alissa Johnson | 10 Best Fictional Boyfriends

Often when reading a romance, I’ll fall in love with a hero knowing full well that the very qualities I find attractive on the page would ...

Amanda Forester | A Proper Kiss

Thank you for inviting me to Fresh Fiction today. I am excited to announce the release of IF THE EARL ONLY KNEW, which features some of my ...

Top 10 Patriotic Reads for this Fourth of July

by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, Authors of America’s First Daughter The American revolution is having a bit of a moment in the ...

Shannon Lee Alexander | Defy the Stars

“Then I defy you, stars!” – Romeo Romeo and Juliet is not my favorite of Shakespeare’s plays, and yet it found its way into both LOVE ...

Terri Reed | Sweet Summer Treats

Hello and thank you for hosting me today. With Fourth of July fast approaching many people will be hosting family and friends as we celebrate ...

Congratulations to the 2016 Christy Award Winners!

Book of the Year The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart     What if you met your twenty-three-year-old self in a ...

Pamela Mingle | Regency Heroines Who Matter

Can heroines from the past be relevant in today’s world? A twenty-first century career woman coming home to a partner, children, dishes in the ...

Lisa Wingate | Finding Roosevelt’s Federal Writers

I never know where my stories will come from. While working on my first Carolina book, set on the Outer Banks, I became fascinated with the ...

It Wasn’t Me That Won. Not Really.

Monday afternoon I won a Christy Award for my novel, THE FIVE TIMES I MET MYSELF. (If you’re not familiar with the Christy’s, it’s the ...

Meet Author: Amy Clipston

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the "Reader Match" where we introduce you to authors as a reader you ...

Allison Winn Scotch | I Love You, I Hate You …

I have a love/hate relationship with social media, which I think is pretty aptly reflected in IN TWENTY YEARS. On one hand, I absolutely adore ...