Amanda Ashley talks shape-shifters, romance, and who she’s reading today!

Miranda Owen: For readers like me, who are unfamiliar with your books written as Madeline Baker, could you please describe what your historical ...

Jade Lee’s Memorial Day Antics plus a SALE

Guess what I did on this great three day weekend? Hung out with good friend Julie Ann Walker, Cindy Dees, and Heather Snow. Plus others, ...

N.J. Nielsen | The Whys and Whos of Wardens of the Guild

First off, thank you for having me as a guest to talk about my book… Wardens of the Guild 2: ALL THAT SHIMMERS. This is a series that I’ve ...

Time for a Mystery Vacation

By Kym Roberts You don’t need to plan a vacation or a staycation this week. Take the week off and relax from all the hubbub that has had ...

Kat Martin | Summer Adventure

Every summer my husband and I try to have some kind of adventure.  Not the hearty kind we used to undertake--like riding horseback into the ...

Character Perspective Guest Post with Terri Osburn

Hi there! I’m Terri Osburn and today I’m excited to celebrate the release of THE LAST IN LOVE, the fifth and final installment in my Ardent ...

Cover Reveal of RESCUED by Cara Downey

Rescued The beginning of Sean Harris’s life wasn’t easy. Even after he was engulfed in the arms of a loving family who filled an empty void ...

Ready for Summer? Pack your Beach Tote is on!

Believe it or not summer is upon us and that means VACATIONS! Okay, maybe just a mini vacation or even a short weekend away from work but it's ...

Julie Rowe | When You Don’t Want the Story to End – giving life to secondary characters

The first time I met River, the hero of VIABLE THREAT (out May 22nd) was in early 2015 when he made an appearance in LETHAL GAME (book two in ...

Delancey Stewart | First Kisses

Hi! I’m Delancey Stewart – if you haven’t met me before, I write contemporary romance. I’ve set my books in small towns, but most are ...

Melanie Dobson | Where does inspiration originate?

The title and story of my new novel was a gift. The wind of spirit—inspiration—whispering as I sipped tea in my favorite coffee shop, ...

The Legend of Ashor the Black Knight

Since ATLANTIS REBORN has its roots in Plato’s myth of the lost island of Atlantis, I thought I’d share a quick recap of one of my favorite ...

Liliana Hart | How To Meet And Marry A Real Life Romance Hero

I should probably start off with the caveat that I can’t guarantee your Happily Ever After, even if you follow my super awesome instructions ...

Kerry Adrienne | Character Inspiration—Olivia

In my latest novella from Carina Press, SAVING HIS WOLF, I got the interesting opportunity to write about a shifter who was both blind and ...

Morticia Knight | Love, BDSM and Social Anxiety

Many times when I sketch a character, when I’m right at the beginning of figuring out who this person is, I take from my real life. I’ll use ...

Janalyn Voigt | The Real American West

My mother has a picture of me as a little girl, smiling into the camera on the back of a pony. With my hair cascading in ringlets beneath a ...

MK Meredith | Beaches, Beauty, Barcelona…and Pick Pockets?

Though the threat of pickpockets is real, the beauty and sensuality and brilliance of Barcelona is a character all unto itself in this story. ...

Erin McCarthy | Rookie Mistakes

This is my first amateur sleuth novel, though I’ve written mysteries into romance novels. But Bailey Burke, home stager extraordinaire, is the ...

Ruth Cardello | Character Perspective Guest Post

Meet Brett Westerly: Interviewer: Are you comfortable? Brett Westerly: Does it matter? My grandmother wants this interview for her ...

Peg Cochran | The Origins of Cranberry Cove

Cranberry Cove is a small fictional town in western Michigan located right on the shores of Lake Michigan where the influence of the Dutch ...

Favorites Movies and Favorites Books: a Love Story

(Keep reading for the giveaway at the end.) A lot of times people ask me where I find inspiration to write my books. Of course it comes from ...

Diane Alberts | Confident or Shy?

Hello, I’m Diane Alberts, though I also write as Jen McLaughlin, and I’m excited to be here today to chat with you all! Thanks so much for ...

Who are the KILLER CHARACTERS?

Win a copy of KILLER CHARACTERS Take a trip south to Oyster Bay, North Carolina and meet the members of Bayside Book Writers group. When one of ...

Book Boyfriends and You

What makes a swoony book boyfriend? Is it the way he talks? His many talents? The way he looks at his girl? Or just the way he looks? Ana ...

Why athletes make great romance heroes

Hey, I’m Cindi Madsen and I’m here celebrating the release of CONFESSIONS OF A FORMER PUCK BUNNY. I’ve written four hockey players so far ...

Countdown to Boas & Tiaras: How do you take your tea?

Let the countdown commence to Boas and Tiaras 2017! Fresh Fiction’s annual afternoon tea at the Adolphus is on Saturday, June 10, only one ...

H.K. Carlton | New Beginnings

I'm so excited to finally share AUTUMN’S HEALING. It’s a bit of a departure for me, dabbling in the paranormal genre. Mikaylah MacDonough ...

Exclusive Excerpt – SAY YOU’RE SORRY by Melinda Leigh

  Sharp carried a teapot in one hand and two mugs in the other. “You’ve had a tough night, so I’ll ignore your smart-assery.” Lance ...

Lizzy Charles | Why I Love Buildings…

Secret passages have always captivated me. Growing up, one of my best friends lived in a 125 year old farm house that had three secret passages. ...

Lauren E. Rico | Classical Love

I’m not a writer. Well, that’s not exactly true, clearly, because here I’ve just written a book. I suppose what I’m trying to say is ...

Victoria Scott | 8 Shameful Things Authors Do on Release Day

After publishing seven novels, you’d think my eighth release day, this time for VIOLET GRENADE, would go differently. I’m a seasoned vet, ...

Bailey Cattrell | The Enchanted Garden continues

NIGHTSHADE FOR WARNING is the second in the Enchanted Garden Mystery series featuring aromatherapist and perfumer Elliana Allbright. After ...

A Purely Public Interview with Darcie Wilde

One of my favorite authors is sitting down in the Cozy Corner this week. Darcie Wilde’s tales of regency England enthrall readers with layers ...

Emily Brightwell | Who dun it?

“How on earth do you come up with your stories?” That’s the question I get asked more often than anything else. Actually, at one point in ...

Tosca Lee | Chasing the Weird

The other day my son was talking about all the things (for good or bad) you can learn to do or make online. “Careful that you don’t end ...

Larry W. Timm | The Things We Treasure Most.

Life is the one gift every human being has in common. It is the most sacred gift any of us will ever be given. And the most fragile. I ...

How Pride and Prejudice made me a romance whore.

Long before I wrote romance or even read romance, I watched romance. This early introduction was courtesy of my mother. She loved Jane Austen ...

Amanda Adams | Excerpt from ALONE WITH YOU

Two days later, Claire Miller pulled into the long driveway that led to the Walker family ranch and sighed. She was home, back in Colorado on ...

Heather Long’s Favorite Bad Boys

Now you may be wondering what does a bad boy have to do with my latest release? Absolutely nothing—but Marine wolves can have a bad boy vibe ...

Why Love a Sweet Southern Bad Boy?

Top Five Reasons Readers Will Swoon for Nick Frasier   He’s drop-dead gorgeous! In a tall, ripped, blond hair, blue-eyed way. He ...

Melissa Schroeder | The Perfect Setting

Hey, there! My name is Melissa Schroeder! My new release is all set in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area, or the DMV as we call it. My ...

Grace Goodwin | Excerpt from MATED TO THE CYBORGS

Captain Tyran Zakar, The Colony, Base 3 My mate. Holy hell. My mate. Not Hunt’s, as I’d first thought. Yes, I’d been disappointed, hope ...

Faking It So Real: The Girlfriend Experience and Sham Relationships

The pretend relationship or fake marriage is one of my favourite romance tropes. If done well, it can be dramatically tense, underlain with ...

Exclusive Excerpt: STAYING FOR GOOD by Catherine Bybee

At Marly’s, Jo hit pay dirt. Loud and smoky despite the laws suggesting people not smoke indoors, and littered with hard bodies and hard ...

Darcie Wilde | The Regency Coroner

- or - Let Us Praise Mr. John Impey of the Inner Temple There’s a saying about the past; it’s another country and they do things ...

Julia Buckley | Horace Bick, The Grizzly Bear, and The Joy of Old Hardware Stores

Readers who enjoyed my first Writer’s Apprentice mystery, A DARK AND STORMY MURDER, don’t have to wait much longer for the sequel. DEATH IN ...

Sarah E. Glenn | The WHAT is in the mail?

The things you learn while researching a book can be very interesting in and of themselves. Everyone of a certain age remembers the Sears ...

Spotlight on Emmy Curtis

I don’t know how many of you are old enough to remember Top Gun (am I aging myself here?), but if you like the idea of military heroes ...

Joanne Dannon | Writing the Alex Jackson series.

After many rejections, from publishers, I decided to write the book I wanted and not the book I thought publishers wanted. Keeping in mind this ...

Sharon Sala | Let’s visit Blessings, Georgia

Have you ever been to Blessings, Georgia? You should take a trip there someday. There aren’t any tourist destinations, but there is a feeling ...

A (real, shameful) day in the life of a romance author.

Writing books for a living is nothing to complain about: I work from home, I spend my days largely uninterrupted, and then, you know, there are ...

Lily Maxton | Scotland is for Lovers

I typically write historical romances set in England, but for this series, I decided to switch things up and head north to Scotland. Just like ...

Lives Of The Rich And Famous

Spring always brings a sense of anticipation. The cold and gloom of winter brighten into the season of warmth and rebirth, where new life seems ...

MARRY IN HASTE — Anne Gracie

My new book, MARRY IN HASTE is the start of a brand new "Convenient Marriage" series. It stars Cal Rutherford, an officer in the army, who has ...

Available Now – HARD-HEARTED HIGHLANDER from Julia London

      I am happy to introduce the third book in my Highland Groom series, set against the backdrop of the 18th century ...

Cindy Skaggs | Fresh Fiction set in Colorado

The most popular book set in Colorado is Stephen King’s The Shining set at the fictional Overlook (aka The Stanley Hotel). That should have ...

Meet Megan Hart | Is she your author match?

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

Amelia Judd’s Top 5 Travel Destinations Perfect for Novels

My love of travel borders on obsession. Seriously … I never get tired of talking about, researching, or planning a trip. I’m that annoying ...

Stefanie London | Is it Real or Made-up?

I love sprinkling little bits of the “real world” into my books, whether it’s a real place or landmark, a real story or a real bit of ...

Exclusive Excerpt – BOMBSHELL by CD Reiss

“Your daughter is doing great,” I continued, trying to focus on Nicole and not the way his hand curved around his iced tea. “There’s a ...

Victoria Thompson | They Do Strange Things in the Bowery

“The Bowery, the Bowery! They say such things, And they do strange things On the Bowery! The Bowery! I'll never go there ...

Kathleen Bridge | The Seeds Planted before a Book Blooms

As a mystery writer, I’m always ripping out newspaper or magazine articles and copying/pasting links that might someday become an inspiration ...

May 2017 New Releases from ACFW Fiction Finder

  More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Amish Brides by ...

Interview with Winnie Archer

Kym: Welcome to The Cozy Corner, Winnie! Kym: Many readers may not know that Winnie Archer is a pen name for your new series, and that ...