A Royal Interview with Rhys Bowen

I’m very excited to have one of the leading historical cozy mystery writers here at the Cozy Corner. She’s polite and funny, hard-working ...

Nina Croft | Deleted Scenes from FLYING THROUGH FIRE

In FLYING THROUGH FIRE, book 6 in my Dark Desires series, we have the whole cast of the series appearing at some point or other. I thought it ...

DiAnn Mills | Wacky Ways to Windup Your Creativity

We’ve all been there. Deadlines are looming for our blog or our novels. A tingling in the pit of your stomach borders on nausea. We settle ...

Terri Reed | Childhood Holiday Memories

This time of year always reminds me of my childhood hometown. I grew up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the city of Sonora, ...

Pick Your Treat

Halloween doesn’t have to mean adding inches to your waistline, although that certainly is a delicious way to celebrate the holiday;) Our cozy ...

Tracy St John | Childhood Fantasies in the Science Fiction World

We live in an era of strong women. When I was born, the second wave of feminism was just taking hold in the United States and Europe. While the ...

Judy Alter | Weaving research into fiction

Researching the Columbian Exposition for The Gilded Cage, I was fascinated by the history behind George Washington Ferris’ gigantic, ...

Dream Vacation! Enter to Win!

Now that summer is officially over and the kids are back to school, it is time to start planning your next escape! Enter for a chance to win a ...

Happily Ever After Holiday Favorites

We had a chance to ask a couple of questions of the SMP Romance authors about two of their favorite things: holiday movies and Halloween ...

Michelle Major | Samantha Carlton’s story

Sometimes characters ease into a writer’s mind and other times they stomp through our brains and demand their story be told. Samantha Carlton, ...

Fur Babies… Real & Imagined

As a kid, my family always had pets. Dogs, cats, a goat, a pig, ducks we called Salt and Pepper, a rabbit… you name it, I think we probably ...

Kris Rafferty | You Gotta Go There

Think about all your favorite authors, and I bet the attribute they have in common is their willingness to put everything on the page. They have ...

Diane Vallere | Costume Love

When I was in first grade, my mom made me a black cat costume for Halloween. It involved sewing a hood with cat ears and a tail onto one of my ...

Kathy Aarons | My Favorite Month

October is my favorite month in San Diego. The summer visitors and horse race crowds have gone home, leaving the beaches almost empty and ...

Robin Caroll | Discovering My Heroine

Don’t you just love a spunky, confident and capable heroine? I sure do. When my husband returned from a white water rafting trip with a ...

Callie Hutton | Meet Richard, Marquess of Devon

I’m excited to be here on Fresh Fiction, one of my favorite websites. I’m also excited to tell you about my new book, Seducing the Marquess. ...

Christa McKnight | The Best Tomato Pie

When I received feedback from the early readers of my book, THE BROKEN TRAIL, I was prepared for all sorts of questions. It’s a contemporary ...

Join Christina McKnight for a Regency Christmas Celebration!

Let us journey to Regency Era England for a Christmastide celebration. When the House of Commons recessed around December 20th for the Christmas ...

A New Series debuts in April 2017 with MAKING WAVES

Sneak Peek at MAKING WAVES by Laura Moore A woman who runs an elite concierge service in the sun-drenched Hamptons finds her life changing ...

Book Club with Rebecca Zanetti

[caption id="attachment_13454" align="aligncenter" width="450"] First in a new series: Blood Brothers[/caption] We're not too scared, our ...

AJ Pine | There’s No Place Like the Arms of…Mr. Wrong?

I love when a heroine has her idea of the perfect Mr. Right…and when she first sees the hero as 100% Mr. Wrong. So many times, the biggest ...

Lucky in Love: Meet Tie-Down Roper Lucky Garcia

In my new book COWBOY KARMA, hero Lucky Garcia is a rodeo cowboy who hooks up with his longtime crush, a woman named Harmony Santos who happens ...

Noelle Adams | An unlikely Hero is Born

Cyrus Damon, the hero of CHRISTMAS AT EDEN MANOR, wasn’t supposed to be a hero. He’s not hero-material at all. He’s in his late ...

Jennie Marts | Top Ten Ways to Hook A Sexy Lumberjack Mountain Man

Are you looking for your next bearded book boyfriend? Mountain men make great heroes. They’re strong and rugged and oh so sexy! The flannel, ...

Casting GHOST TIMES TWO by Carolyn Hart

The surest way to lift an author’s spirit (can’t resist) is to receive an e-mail from a Hollywood producer inquiring if the rights are ...

Ella Carey | Parisian Courtesans during the Belle Époque

Paris is always the perfect idea. The French capital has long led the way in fashion, culture and art-but during the late nineteenth century, ...

Why The Second Novel is Scarier Than The First

By the time you read this, my sophomore novel, ">Can't Help Falling, will have just been released. Coming just under six months from the ...

Tara Taylor Quinn | Christmas X Two

I’m all taken up with Christmas this month. It’s always this way for me. I get two Christmas’. One the first weekend in November and the ...

Hettie Ivers | Seduction by Steak (includes recipe so you can try at home!)

To celebrate this week's release of the third book in my paranormal romance series, REVENGE OF THE WRONGED, I'm excited to share with Fresh ...

Abbie Roads | What a Nightmare

I woke to the familiar shadows of gray and black blanketing our room, but for some inexplicable reason I felt afraid. Almost like I’d just had ...

Mysteries Pets Make Fall Thrillers

There are a few things that are an absolute must in the world of cozy mysteries, but first and foremost are the animals. A quirky, troublesome ...

Victoria Davies | Organized Chaos

Organization makes life easier. Four words I’ve been told again and again as a writer. Four words I simply can’t live by. I’m always ...

Asa Marie Bradley | Excerpt from VIKING WARRIOR REBEL

Luke’s leg brushed against hers, triggering an immediate response from her overactive hormones. Just being near him turned her on. He held ...

Writing a Woman’s Life with Julie Lawson Timmer

When Char Hawthorn's husband dies unexpectedly, she is left questioning everything she once knew to be true: from the cozy small town life they ...

SA Laybourn | Go on… You can do it.

Seven years ago, I was just starting out on my writer’s journey. I’d written a couple of historical novels which I was enthusiastically ...

The Witch and the Dead by Heather Blake | GIVEAWAY

About Heather Blake Heather Blake grew up in a suburb of Boston, and enjoys going "home" in her novels. As a young mother, she tried her hand ...

Sheila Connolly | There’s always a new “body” in a cozy town

Cozy mysteries are almost always set in a small town. Many of our heroines return to the town where they grew up, or where they spent summers, ...

Putting on the Witch by Joyce and Jim Lavene | GIVEAWAY

About Joyce and Jim Lavene Joyce and Jim Lavene wrote award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. ...

Laura Childs | On Creating a Sense of Place

The first time I visited New Orleans, I fell head over heels in love with the city. And because this fanciful city was introduced to me by ...

Erin Fletcher | Enemies to Lovers: It’s All About Passion

Enemies to lovers. I have such a weak spot for these stories – reading them, writing them, watching them on the big screen…I love it all! My ...

Janice Thompson | Comedic Fiction: Good. . .Like Medicine

According to the Bible, laughter has medicinal effects. I can’t deny this truth. I’ve often been in situations where I’ve laughed myself ...

Sarah Varland | When Your Past Invades Your Future

In my upcoming release SILENT NIGHT SHADOWS, the heroine Claire Phillips has to face her past and realize that while she’s not the same person ...

Sofie Kelly | Magical Cats Stinky Crackers

Food plays an important role in the Magical Cats Mysteries. Kathleen Paulson can often be found making treats for her friends as well as for her ...

Rebecca Brooks | Putting Adventure into Romance Novels

Like the heroines I write about in my sexy contemporaries, I love to travel and seek out new adventures. I don’t always know where those ...

Terry Spear | How I Countdown to Christmas

First, I try to get lists from my family early! They usually give them to me after Thanksgiving, but I try to pin them down even earlier than ...

Spotlight on Kathy Lyons: Grizzlies Gone Wild part 2

LICENSE TO SHIFT by Kathy Lyons Grizzlies Gone Wild #2 BEAR MEETS GIRL… Julie Simon returns to Saginaw, Michigan, to find her ailing ...

Sharon Sala | Welcome to Blessings, Georgia – Favorites and Worst!

I love writing stories about the people in my Blessings, Georgia series. SAVING JAKE is the most recent and is an October 4th release. I’ve ...

Aren’t I done with this? #HoldOntoTheLight by Jade Lee / Kathy Lyons

The #HoldOntoTheLight campaign has asked authors to share openly about depression and since I’ve struggled with it all my life, I was asked to ...

Linda Broday | Which Character from the Men of Legend Series Do You Most Relate to?

I’m so excited to be here and share a brand new series called Men of Legend. TO LOVE A TEXAS RANGER is Book #1 so you get to start at the ...

Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss: Gourd ‘n’ Seek

Halloween is almost here! We are so excited to share this month's books with you! With such a big variety this month from young adult to ...

Melanie Jayne | I’m An Antique

I was just in a small town in Kentucky for a book signing and visited a few antique shops. I was shocked to find several items from my youth are ...

Katie Ruggle | People’s Top Five Reactions When They Learn I’m a Writer

People’s Top Five Reactions When They Learn I’m a Writer: Don’t write about me! When I say the words, “I’m an author,” some ...

Victoria Abbott | A beautiful place, but is it safe?

Is it safe to let characters loose in a new setting? That was the question we were asking ourselves when we contemplated the fifth book in our ...

Leslie Budewitz | The Scent of Memory

You’re walking down a street past an open window, and all of sudden, you’re in your grandmother’s house, a pot of her red sauce bubbling ...

Laura Childs | A scary, funny cozy mystery

A cozy mystery, by nature, should always be a little scary. But can it be funny as well? Hey, I couldn’t help myself when I wrote CREPE ...

Pintip Dunn | Top 10 Reasons Why Tanner is Swoon-Worthy

I loved, loved, loved writing REMEMBER YESTERDAY, and one of the reasons is my hero, Tanner Callahan. He might just be one of my favorite ...