Carter Wilson | Do Not Write What You Know

I hate the adage "write what you know." Hate it. But I don't hate it because it's wrong. As an author, there are plenty of things about your ...

Terry Spear | FLIGHT OF THE WHITE WOLF Excerpt

What were the odds that Gavin would run into the woman that he'd accused of stealing Samoyeds and reselling them for profit, who was also the ...

Maureen A. Miller | Reader Author Match

Writes: Young adult and romantic suspense. My latest release, BENEATH, is a young adult adventure romance. It's like a Disney adventure ...

Callie Hutton | Who Was Jack the Ripper?

My new book, THE PURSUIT OF MRS. PENNYWORTH takes place in the fall of 1888 in London, England. If that date seems notable, it is because that ...

Author/Reader Match: Lisa Renee Jones

Writes: Romance, Romantic Suspense, or in the case of my newest release, MURDER NOTES, book one in my Lilah Love series out on March 27th, ...

Eliza Knight | Five Things You Might Not Know About Archery

In my new book, THE HIGHLANDER'S GIFT, I had to do a lot of research about archery. The various bows, the parts of an arrow, and whether or not ...

The Complete Guide to Lisa Kleypas’ Series

By Miranda Owen About a million years ago, while hanging out in various online historical romance book groups, people kept extolling the ...

Jenna Ryan | A Good Scare

Not every book I write contains supernatural elements, but I believe there's a suggestion of darkness in all of them, one that harkens back to ...

Anna Schmidt | LAST CHANCE COWBOYS: THE RANCHER

Trey had avoided calling on Pete Collins for as long as he could, hoping pressure from the other ranchers would bring him around. Earlier that ...

Stefanie London | Bad Boys

Not all bad boys are created equal. The Bad Bachelors app is currently helping with women of New York sort the good from the bad, and the bad ...

Character Perspective | Shoshannah: the ancestral spirit

Throughout the Shifter Wars series, there is one character that is in the background, coming forward when needed, and providing support to the ...

Dale Mayer | BRANDON’S BLISS Excerpt

On Sunday at 5:30 a.m. CST but 12:30 p.m. per WAT, Brandon cleared security and walked across the tarmac toward the next, much smaller plane. ...

Teen Drama at its Best—and Deadliest

A Review of S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett, is a fast-paced mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to ...

Gail Ingis | Talking the Talk and Walking The Walk

Spring is in the air, (hopefully) and so is our desire to get into shape. But instead of thinking seasonally when it comes to your health - ...

Michelle McLean | 5 Lovable Highland Rogue Requirements

My two favorite elements of historical romances are the settings and the heroes. The settings, because there is nothing like escaping into a ...

Jus Accardo | 5 Reasons that you’ll be Team Kensey

Kensey Deaton, the heroine of my newest book, THE BIG BAD WOLF, is a bit of a rule breaker. She's strong, opinionated, and refuses to be stuffed ...

Five Reasons to Avoid Everton, PA

Everton, PA is the fictional setting for my latest release, NIGHT OF THE FLOOD – a collaborative "novel in stories" featuring contributions ...

Merrie Destefano | The Killer Twist

One of the key elements when writing either suspense or comedy is the use of the reversal twist. It needs to be foreshadowed, so the reader will ...

Diana Rodriguez Wallach | Real Teens Are Saving The World, Just like in YA

Young adult authors are sometimes accused of writing unrealistic narratives—teens who save intergalactic worlds, start revolutions, or end The ...

Lynn H. Blackburn | What cake is better than anything?

I'm a Southern girl, and in the South we love to feed people. In good times and in bad, food is often the currency we use to demonstrate our ...

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff | My All-Time TOP 5 Favorite Things VAMPIRE! (Muahaha…)

It's not a mystery! You gotta love vampires if you're going to write them. But you also have to know a lot about the lore if you're going to do ...

Kathy Lyons | Guess What I’m Doing This Week!

So I've been doing some weird things this week. Guess what they are… Running around the neighborhood yelling, "The Grizzlies are here! ...

S.D. Grimm | Bromance Done Right

I am so excited to be back on the Fresh Fiction blog today! Thank you guys for having me! So my new book, PHOENIX FIRE, just came out, and ...

Sheryl Nantus | Las Vegas – more than just a pretty face!

Whenever you mention Las Vegas, you always think of the gambling – and why not, the casinos dominate the skyline and almost every vacation ...

Sweet Teasers for New Mysteries

This week I'm featuring four new mysteries you can't pass up. These four authors have supplied a variety of different types of mysteries to ...

Sara Baysinger | Top 5 reasons I love to Write Slow-Burn Romances

When I was writing THE VANISHING SPARK OF DUSK, there was no question in my mind that the romance would take a little time to warm up. I love ...

Maryann Jordan | Zander: Hearo’s at Heart (A modern Day Fairytale)

Zander drove down the street, the homes on either side seeming much smaller than when he was younger. "Looks different, doesn't it?" Rafe ...

Sara Baysinger | Top 5 reasons I love to Write Slow-Burn Romances

When I was writing THE VANISHING SPARK OF DUSK, there was no question in my mind that the romance would take a little time to warm up. I love ...

Guess What I’m Doing Today! By Kathy Lyons

So I've been doing some weird things today. Guess what they are… Running around the neighborhood yelling, "The Grizzlies are here! The ...

Reader-Author Match | Michelle Hazen

Writes: Music-lover’s romance. My latest release PLAYING THE PAUSES, standalone Book #2 in the Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll series, hits the ...

When Dreams Come True – An Eclectic Guide to Paris

Do you ever dream of going to Paris? That was my dream from the time I was a small child living in Texas. When some neighbors returned from a ...

History Refreshed | Wily Women

There's something about the cold and gloom of winter that makes it the perfect time to snuggle up by the fire or the heater with a hot beverage ...

Stacy McKitrick / Five Authors Who Inspired Me:

Shhh… Don't tell anyone, but writing has not been a life-long dream of mine. Oh sure, I wrote some in high school and loved it, but that was ...

Will She escape back to Earth?

Excerpt from The Vanishing Spark of Dusk: Kalen sighs and drags a hand through his hair. “Don’t speak of these pirates again, Lark. I ...

Author Reader Match S.M. West

WRITES: Contemporary romance and romantic suspense with my latest release, GREEN, releasing on February 28, 2018. ABOUT AUTHOR: I'm an ...