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Meet Kimberly Kincaid, is she your Author Match?
MatchMaker / October 19, 2017

Writes: The sexy, edgy Station Seventeen series, with the latest book, IN TOO DEEP, coming your way on October 17, 2017. About: Feisty romance author seeks readers for action-packed, super-sexy romantic suspense series that’s like Chicago Fire/P.D. meets Cinemax, with kickass Alpha heroes, fierce heroines who know how to handle the heat, plenty of suspense to keep you flipping those pages, and enough sizzle in the bedroom to melt your e-reader. Readers who don’t eye-guzzle scorching hot romance need not apply! What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: You sneak in reading time whenever possible…if your e-reader goes where you go, we’re a match made in sexy-book heaven! You love your heroes AND heroines tough, and you love a lot of banter on the way to HEA. You swoon for bunker gear and badges (on both your heroes and heroines!) You love standalone stories that all end in HEA, where past characters come back for lots of cameos and even more fire house/police station antics. You want a dash of dry humor to go with your action, adventure, and literary sexytimes. You’re okay being on the edge of your seat as a hero and heroine work together to…

Courtney Heinz | Four Secrets to Writing a Good Sequel
Author Guest / October 19, 2017

Now that I’ve written two sequels in two different series, The Six Train to Wisconsin series (adult paranormal suspense) and The Unbelievables series (YA time-travel mystery), I’ve discovered there are a few secrets to writing a good sequel. Go Deeper, Not BiggerOne of the biggest mistakes an author can make is assuming they have to go bigger in each book. If book 1 was hero vs. villain, book 2 is now a team of heroes vs. team of villains. If there were 6-8 characters in book 1, now there are twice as many in book 2. If they time traveled once in book 1, they have to time travel 3 times in book 2. If the stakes were life or death in book 1, now it’s end of the world in book 2. But bigger isn’t always better. The first book introduces your story world and your characters. What readers really want in a sequel is to go deeper into that world you created. They want to learn more about how it works and why it works. They want you to explore the rules of your world and give them greater insight into the inner workings. They want to get…