Karen Hawkins | Five Reasons Princes Are Better Than Average Men

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Naima Simone | I Can’t Go for That, No Can Do

A couple of weeks ago I was reading the second book in a series that I have been waiting eons on to come out. Like eons. Literally, I evolved ...

A Dream Interview with Mary Kennedy

I must be dreaming; otherwise Mary Kennedy wouldn’t be sitting in the Cozy Corner answering all my questions. Yet a pinch of my arms proves ...

Ella Quinn | Least Likely Match

Those of you who have read my books know that I generally write characters that are fairly compatible. I mean that Polite Society would not ...

Katherine Garbera | Childhood Dreams

When I was growing up in Central Florida the space program and NASA was a really big deal. There wasn’t a launch that I couldn’t see from my ...

Jane Jensen | The Story Behind the Book: Raw Milk Politics

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Kris Rafferty | The Closer You Look, The More Likely It’s Not There

I love my mother. Arguably, she’s the person who knows me most because she’s seen the arch of my life choices from my beginning to now, from ...

Lori Ann Bailey | Putting the History in Scottish Historical Romance

I’m excited to be on Fresh Fiction today to talk about my debut Scottish Historical Romance, HIGHLAND DECEPTION. It’s about the Cameron ...

Heart of Desire by Jenna Jaxon

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Chatting with Susan Wiggs on 8/25 — TwitterTakeover

Fresh Fiction is moderating a tweet chat with Susan Wiggs on Thursday, August 25th from 2pm to 3pm ET (11am to noon PT) and we'd love you to ...

Monica Murphy | Summertime Romance

Ah, summer. It’s a time that’s ripe for romance, don’t you think? I love it when weather places a central part in the story. Sounds kind ...

Sharon Hamilton | Stealing Hearts, Making Music And Producing Audio Books

We are finishing up the audio book this week for Nashville SEAL: Jameson. This will be the 25th audio book I have done with the same narrator, ...

History ReFRESHed | A RETURN TO “INDIAN SUMMERS”

With the lush PBS Masterpiece series “Indian Summers” soon to begin Season Two, it’s time to look at another round of novels that explore ...

Free for only 3 Days – CHOSEN by Nina Croft

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Codi Gary | HERO OF MINE

Dani pointed to the far wall of cages, oblivious to his disgruntlement. “Those are all the dogs whose time here expires. Feel free to take ...

Conor Corderoy | A Fight Against Love

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Callie Hutton | So Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

That is a common question I’m asked when I introduce myself to someone as an author. And, although it sounds vague when I answer ...

Lindsay McKenna | HOLD ON wasn’t planned, but….

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Laurie Cass | Where I Get My Ideas

To tell you the truth, I have no idea where the plots of my books originate. Not really. Not even when I’m writing them. For me, a book comes ...

Margaret Coel | Butch Cassidy Shopped Here

The sign in the window of a hardware store on the Main Street of Dubois, Wyoming, stopped me in my tracks. Butch Cassidy? Here? I opened the ...

Nancy Herriman | My sleuth, the nurse: a historical perspective

I have a long-standing fascination with characters who work in medical fields and feature them regularly in my books. So when it came time to ...

Lori Stanley Roeleveld | When a Novel is Homegrown

Writers often find the best stories lurking as close as the person sitting across from us at the dinner table. I found this to be true in both ...

Barry Napier | When the Lines Begin to Blur

My book BREAK EVERY CHAIN is, for the most part, a Christian adventure novel. I could simplify things and call it Christian drama, but Christian ...

One Day only: ONE WITH YOU only $2.99

On Friday, August 19th, Sylvia Day's #1 international bestselling novel, ONE WITH YOU, is available for one day only at the special price of ...

David B. Coe’s Newly edited CHILDREN OF AMARID

CHILDREN OF AMARID by David B. Coe LonTobyn Chronicle #1 For a millenium, the Children of Amarid have served the people of Tobyn-Ser. ...

DiAnn Mills | The Scoop on Research

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Fresh Fiction Matchmaker: Meet Anna Bradley

Looking for the perfect author reader match? Fresh Fiction is here to help. Today we're presenting ANNA BRADLEY. She's got lots to offer a ...

Kari Lynn Dell | Giving It Up For Your Love

The best writing advice I’ve ever gotten was from the incomparable Jennifer Crusie’s blog, Argh Ink. She said, paraphrasing, give the hero ...

Christina McKnight | A World of Mystery

Thank you for stopping by Fresh Fiction for all your reading needs and recommendations. I’m bestselling historical romance author, Christina ...

Abby Niles | Starting Over: How Scary Is It Really?

It’s been a well over six years since my ten-year marriage ended and I started over as a single mom. When I first started dating my ex, having ...

Hot, Smart Reads from Entangled Publishing

Hot, Smart Reads from Entangled Publishing THE BEST FRIEND BARGAIN by Robin Bielman Kindle Barnes ...

Woman on a Mission

It doesn’t matter where you are, what century you live in, or what culture you embrace, you will always find a woman on a mission—to better ...

Julianne Holmes | It’s About Time

Last spring I was on a panel at Malice Domestic, and Margaret Maron was moderating. She was asking questions about JUST KILLING TIME, the first ...

Rhys Bowen | Visiting with Royalty

I’m always fascinated by the American fascination with royalty. Why did the colonies fight so hard to get rid of a king, only to spend the ...

Laura DiSilverio | Gothic Novels–Gone for Good?

When I was a teenager, back in the Jurassic period (okay, the late 1970s), Gothic novels were hugely popular. I read them voraciously, entranced ...

Sally Allen | 10 Classics to Read When the World Seems Too Bleak

If you’ve checked the news recently … maybe you wish you hadn’t. These are anxiety-provoking times, overwhelming and draining times; times ...

Missy Jane | BORN OF MAGIC: Character Interview

Spoilers Ahead Missy Jane: Today we’re talking to Master Wynnston and Master Kephas, the two heroes of Born of Magic. Welcome gentlemen, ...

Gwyn Cready’s Perfect Weekend

The thing about weekends is they’re rarely perfect. The other thing about weekends, though, is if you chase perfection too hard, you'll ...

Amanda Bouchet | Laugh / Cry – What emotions were stirred in A PROMISE OF FIRE

Did any scene have you laughing or crying while you wrote it? Please share a snippet. The moment I saw this question, I knew exactly which ...

Jolyse Barnett | Dating 101: How to Recognize a Bad Date

Back in college, a guy friend of mine asked me out to dinner. We’d been friends more than a year and hung out together quite a bit, so I ...

Christi Barth | How A Wine-Soaked Idea Became A Sexy Book

Did you ever wonder how a writer’s mind works? Because – spoiler – it isn’t pretty. But I’ll give you a peek. Here’s the flat out ...

Tara Taylor Quinn | Fate and Joy

I’m a huge believer in fate. When we don’t know what’s ahead, or can’t see how things work, we can trust that Fate is there, stepping ...

Asa Marie Bradley | From Slush Pile to Double RITA® Finalist

On March 25th this year, I was running around looking for my wallet and keys so I could leave the house for a routine doctor’s appointment. ...

E.R. Fallon | Adopting Pets in Fiction and in Real Life

One of the main plot concepts in my small town romance novel FINDING HIM AGAIN revolves around an adopted dog who helps serve as the catalyst ...

Robin Bielman | Summer Lovin’

Be free and happy and danceful and uninhibited and now-y! ~Terri Guillemets I love that quote. And I love summer. It’s my favorite ...

Meet Weina Dai Randel

At the moment of the Emperor's death, everything changes in the palace. Mei, his former concubine, is free, and Pheasant, the heir and Mei's ...

Meet Your Match: Mari Madison

Ready to play Author Match? I hope so because I've got an author on hand who you'll want to check out ASAP! Writes: Contemporary romance with ...

Victoria Hamilton | The Music of Merry Muffin Mysteries

I love music, from the sounds of Motown and funk of the seventies, eighties girl groups like The GoGos and Bangles, through country and ...

Monica Ferris | An Author’s Least-Favorite Question

You hear it at every Q and A: Where do you get your ideas? The question makes most authors cringe because the answer is silly and obvious: ...

Diane Vallere | Charlie’s Story

When I wrote the first book in the Material Witness Mystery Series a few years ago, I had the luxury of establishing some murky backgrounds for ...

Scott Hildreth | Becoming The Character

Point of view and perspective. There’s a difference between the two. Point of view is the manner in which the story is told by the ...

M.L. Buchman | An Ideal Weekend

I sometimes think that it would be healthier if my characters and I had slightly different ideas about what made up an ideal weekend. Now my ...

Marie Treanor | THE DEAD OF HAGGARD HALL

Adult(ish) Excerpt from The Dead of Haggard Hall by Marie Treanor As I skirted the throng, which was broken into several smaller ones, like ...

Cassandra Chandler | Movie Star Cast Listing for Featured Book

I have a confession to make. I’m one of those writers who dreams of having their books made into movies. Of all the stories I’ve written to ...

Mary Ellis | Ever Read Book Acknowledgements?

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Em Petrova | Excerpt from KICKIN’ UP DUST

“It’s good to see you, Danica.” His voice sounded as though sand was lodged in his throat. The gritty sound raised the hair on her ...

Crystal Jordan | Top 5 Foods I Found While Traveling

The whole theme behind my Destination: Desire series is falling in love while traveling far from home. In some of the books, that meant a work ...

Jillian Neal | How ‘Bout Them Cowboys

I’ve been asked a fair number of times why I jumped from my typical fare of hardcore police officers on elite squadrons and hot sexy beach ...

Sara Humphreys | My Top 5 Summer Beach Reads

I’m heading out to our family beach house for a week of fun in the sun and toes in the sand. Life has been crazy stressful over the past few ...

Kerry Adrienne | 5 Reasons Griff Loves Amy

Top five things Griff loves the most besides Amy (in no order): Evenings by the fire in the fall. He’s just beginning to get sleepy for ...

Gaby Triana | Top 5 Reasons Why The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is Still Relevant in 2016

In 1820, author Washington Irving published a short story called “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” which is still an American classic to this ...

Ashlee Mallory | From Ugly Duckling to Swan…an evolving trope

It seems that every romance reader has their own personal favorite tropes that they’re drawn to when they select a romance to read. You know, ...

Lisa Brown Roberts | Real Life Heroes Stand Up to Jerks

In my most recent two books - RESISTING THE REBEL and THE REPLACEMENT CRUSH - the heroes save the heroines from creepy guys. Both books are ...

Mira Lyn Kelly | Five Things: May The Best Man Win

About MAY THE BEST MAN WIN Opening five lines: On the upside, the prelude had already begun, and chances were good that Mozart’s Sonata ...

Katie Ruggle | Top Five Reasons I love George (the Hero of Gone Too Deep)

  He’s quiet. My other characters made things (relatively) easy for me. They let me use their voices to establish personalities ...

Lillian Marek | What’s your ideal way to spend a Saturday?

My idea way to spend a Saturday? Is that a trick question? You’re asking a writer who works at home and whose kids are grown up and aren’t ...

Cheryl Etchison | The Fine Line in Romance

There’s a fine line between love and hate. So it’s no surprise that “Enemies to Lovers” is one of the most popular tropes in all of ...

Time for a Gala in the Garden

Since I’m a secret readaholic who loves cloak and dagger mysteries, my choices this week shouldn’t put you at death’s door or make you ...

Daryl Wood Gerber | Chocolate Research

Hi! I write the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, which means I spend a lot of time researching cookbooks and recipes. Poor me! Also, because I ...