Jennie Marts | Five Reasons We Love Cowboys

Cowboys make great heroes. They’re strong and rugged and oh so sexy! I’m originally from a small town in Kansas where I grew up on a farm ...

A Gift Of Kindness

Sometimes the smallest of actions reaps the biggest outcomes. What to one person, acknowledging a waiter by name, thanking for the refill of ...

Mike Lynch | Is It Worth It?

To quote from the classic novel, A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” This in large part has been my ...

Elaine Stock | When A Heroine Swoons Over Someone She Shouldn’t

All Isabelle, my heroine in ALWAYS WITH YOU, wants is to be loved without conditions. She’s eighteen, has healed from a health setback, and ...

Nina Crespo | Ultimate Alpha Hero Lineup

Developing characters for my romance stories requires inspiration. My volume of names is usually where I start. It lists the meaning and origin ...

LYRIC AND LINGERIE is here!

Hi Everyone! I am so thrilled to be in the Fresh Fiction newsletter today talking about my brand new book, LYRIC AND LINGERIE! It’s my ...

Warren Rochelle | Why Do You Write?

Tell us about your Love Affair with Writing My love affair with writing began in the third grade when I read The Chronicles of Narnia and ...

Vella Munn | Character Possession

Being possessed by a character is a kind of out of body experience. For me, it’s as if someone or something real has taken over my mind, and I ...

Susan Fox | Of Cats, Dogs and Redemption

More specifically, how “Save the Cat,” a trip to the San Diego Zoo, a sprinkle of Christmas magic dust, and a warm, wonderful heroine helped ...

Sandra Owens | Fur Babies, Real and Imagined…

Hello friends, Welcome to the first Fur Babies, Real and Imagined… Each month, I’ll be talking about those little four-legged creatures ...

Candace Havens | Cole’s Top Five New Television Show Recommendations

The new television season is upon us, and we’d thought it’s be fun to ask Cole Keller from Branded what new network shows he might be ...

A Spicy Honeymoon with a Brew

Fall is almost here, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it! The summer heat has dug in its heels and driven me to a cozy air-conditioned ...

Jenna Jaxon | The Characteristics of the Lady’s Maid

All ladies of the Regency, if they could at all afford one, had a lady’s maid, a personal servant who attended her every day. Characteristics ...

History ReFreshed | Sheiks And Harems

With the PBS series “Indian Summers” now running, this month we’ll stay with the exotic and look at a genre of books that has proven ...

Mika Jolie | Nassau Hall, a centerpiece of Princeton University campus, a national landmark

When I started writing the Poison & Wine series, I thought about creating a fictional town around Princeton, New Jersey. I even considered ...

My Heroines: The Power of Intelligence and Wit in Historical Heroines

I’ve never been a reader who enjoys the helpless, spineless, petty wiles of a senseless heroine—so, it is only natural that when I started ...

Alice Gaines | What’s so wrong about a happy ending?

Romance gets put down for a lot of things. The supposedly purple prose, the heaving bosoms, the heroines who stamp their dainty feet and flounce ...

MK Meredith | There’s Nothing Sexier than that First Kiss…Unless You’re Me

One of my very favorite parts of romances, whether from movies or a great book, is the build-up and realization of that first kiss. The one that ...

Nina Bocci | What is ROMAN CRAZY?

When people ask Alice and I what ROMAN CRAZY is about, we tell them it’s a two-fold Second Chance Romance. What exactly is that, is usually ...

Shannon Greenland | Five things I’d tell the teen me

Travel! I spent two years between high school and college seeing the world. I helped bathe orphans in Mexico, saw the wall come down in ...

Radine Trees Nehring | Exploring Local History and finding “Murder”

Though many authors create imagined locations and history for their fiction stories, early on I learned that real locations and real history ...

Kathleen Fuller | Ten Places I Like to Write

I like to switch things up when I write, and that includes where I write. Here are my ten favorite writing places and spaces. In my ...

Susanne Lord | Relaxation? Do you?

When you’re not writing, or reading, what is your go to activity for relaxation? Well, this question is impossible. Writing and reading ...

Scarlett Cole | Second Circle Hidden Theme

As authors write, we get the opportunity to include any number of details. Some are vital to the plot of the story, some give us insight into ...

Meet Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

From the outside, Sycamore Glen, North Carolina, might look like the perfect all-American neighborhood. But behind the white picket fences lies ...

Wendi Christner | The Ultimate Retail Therapy

Feeling down? Buy a new book. Seriously. Have you ever thought about the reasons we love to read? Sure, there are several, but lately I’ve ...

Nan Comargue | Brother’s Keeper and Taboo Romance

Years ago I read a romance novel which, based on the title—and yes, I do sometimes judge books by their covers—made me expect a stepbrother/ ...

Tara Taylor Quinn | Getting Ready for the Holidays

Fall always makes me think of the holidays. Sometimes with anticipation. Sometimes, I’m just plain not ready yet. This year, I have the ...

Julia Justiss | Your First Crush

That sudden fascination…the nervousness of being around him but yet the compulsion to seek out his company… Can anyone forget their first ...

Paige Tyler | Exclusive from HER ROGUE ALPHA

This excerpt is a conversation between the hero, Jayson Harmon, a wounded Special Forces lieutenant, and the deputy director of the Department ...

Jane Ashford | Best Romantic Advice Ever!

You ask what advice I’d give the hero and heroine at the beginning of WHAT THE DUKE DOESN'T KNOW. Somehow, the question made me think about ...

Marie Harte | The Top Five Ways to Keep It Fresh

Thanks for having me at Fresh Fiction. I’ve written over a hundred books. And after writing a hundred romance books, it’s not so easy to ...

Erika Kelly | ‘Rocking’ the band scene

Erika Kelly is best known for her sexy Rock Star Romance series, but in October she launches a brand new series about hot and bothered brothers. ...

Elizabeth Michels | It’s Time to Party!

How will I be celebrating the release of THE REBEL HEIR? Well, pull up a chair and I’ll tell you. I’m a fan of special occasions, confetti, ...

Carolyn Brown | It’s Never Too Early for Christmas

Hello to everyone at Fresh Fiction today! I’m so glad to be here for a visit with all y’all today. It was absolutely wonderful to see you ...

Rachael Thomas | Who inspired your hero?

This is a question I am often asked. As I begin a new book I always seek out a gorgeous, hot guy, from actors to male models, to inspire me and ...

Cynthia Breeding | Plotting a Full-length Novel

Rogue of the Moors (Samhain Publishing) was released August 31. This will be my fifteenth full-length novel. I thought it would be interesting ...

Jodi Thomas | The Power of Love

For those of you who love a good love story SUNRISE CROSSING is the book for you. I’d plan to write two stories, both based on the idea that ...

Top five things that are different about the Boston Dragons series, and especially MY WILD IRISH DRAGON.

I partially wrote this book with dictation software while lying on my back. My wonderful husband, Mr. Amazing, figured out a way to ...

Lassoing New Reads this September

Check out the latest books on Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss! This Month's Print Books: Every box included 3 of these! The Sheikh's Baby ...