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A long time ago, in his 2006 acceptance speech for an Equality Now award, Joss Whedon (one of my storytelling heroes) gave a list of reasons why ...

Melissa Eastlake | Why Consent In YA Retellings Is Sexy

THE UNCROSSING is a retelling of Rapunzel with contemporary, queer interpretations of the classic tropey characters from curse-driven fairy ...

Erin Nicholas | Top Five Reasons Guys Who Can Cook Are Hot

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Author Reader Match | Michelle Dayton

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Author Reader Match | Liz Talley

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The Joy of Spring Mysteries

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Caridad Pineiro | Get Ready for summer

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Jennifer Trethewey | What is it with Highlanders?

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Maryann Jordan | Top 5 Reasons to read Military Romantic Suspense!

My favorite genre to read is military romantic suspense and it just so happens to be my favorite genre to write! Why? Military Let's ...

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Who Knew Detroit Could Be So Sexy?

There are lots of fun things to do in the Motor City. My favorites include things like NOT getting mugged and NOT witnessing a gang killing ...

Brooklyn Ann | ‘Wynter’s Bite’ is on sale now!

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Pippa Roscoe | 12 Hours to Fall In Love

Ever since I first saw the 24 series on tv, sitting cross legged in front of a tiny 11 inch tv screen, I was captivated by the idea of real time ...

Katee Robert | Writing a Labor of Love

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Jodi Thomas | Writing Across Generations

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Please Bite Me – Cole Gibsen’s Top Ten Vampires in Film and Television

What a torturous exercise, combing through gorgeous vampire after gorgeous vampire to compile a list of my top ten. As a vampire lover, and now ...

Kathy Lyons goes into the Locker Room for HITTING IT!

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Paige Tyler | What makes shifter heroes and heroines so compelling to write about?

My answer to this question is probably different than you'd get out of most writers because I write with a partner—my husband. We approach our ...

5 Ways To Support Rescue Animals In Your Home Town

In SIT, STAY, LOVE, a large-scale dog fighting ring covering several Midwestern states is exposed, creating national media attention. The High ...

Christi Caldwell | Origins of a ton “Hell”

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Ready to Chase Romance with Samantha Chase?

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Kari Lynn Dell | Fierce women in Texas Rodeo

When I sat down to write the Texas Rodeo books, I didn't flex my fingers over the keyboard and say to myself, "Self, we are gonna write us some ...

Claudia Shelton | Building A Penthouse

Research is my least favorite thing about writing! There I've said it, and anyone who knows me, will vouch for that statement. On the other ...

Helen Lacey | Holding Out for a Hero – Cowboy or CEO?

I've been writing for a long time now and have been published with Harlequin/Mills & Boon since 2012. I write contemporary romance - and ...

Recipes for Cinco de Murder with Rebecca Adler

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Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Spring – Let’s Eat!

You may think Easter sweet treats are all about those chocolate eggs that you hide around the house for the kids to find (or not). But in our ...

Reader Author Match with Colleen S. Myers

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Carter Wilson | Do Not Write What You Know

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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

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Callie Hutton | Who Was Jack the Ripper?

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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

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Jenna Ryan | A Good Scare

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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

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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

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Teen Drama at its Best—and Deadliest

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Gail Ingis | Talking the Talk and Walking The Walk

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Michelle McLean | 5 Lovable Highland Rogue Requirements

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

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Five Reasons to Avoid Everton, PA

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Merrie Destefano | The Killer Twist

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Q&A with Xavier Stirling from XAVIER: THE CONTRACT

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Carolyn Brown | The Sometimes Sister Top 5 List

Hello to Sara and all y'all at Fresh Fiction. I always enjoy myself, whether it's a book club visit by phone, Ritas & Readers event or ...

Caroline Linden | Five Things about Gaming in Regency London

In Regency England, gaming was The Thing. It was Snapchat and Tindr and the cinnamon challenge rolled into one, bold and daring and personally ...

Meet Kate Carley

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Jennifer Gracen | Top 6 Things I Love About The Harrisons

When IT MIGHT BE YOU comes out, it will be the final book of The Harrisons series. Such a bittersweet thing for me, to say goodbye to this ...

There’s a new Hockey team in town!

Be there when the puck drops…   Join New York Times Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett this fall when the Arizona Vengeance take ...

Alice Gaines | What makes a man a hero?

I have to admit I like nice men, both in my real life and in the stories I write. Although my favorite fictional hero of all time is Mr. ...

Gail Ingis | Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

  You know that frustration you feel when your computer is behaving badly but you're so in love, you can't bear to break up with ...

Cover Reveal: The Hidden Cities return!

Hidden Cities is a series of horror and dark fantasy fiction novels by Tim Lebbon and Christopher Golden. “Mind the Gap” was the first novel ...

An interview with the cast of KEEPING YOU

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Margarita Montimore | My Top 5 Books with Unreliable Narrators

There's something I find fascinating about main characters you can't trust. Whether they're amnesiacs, liars, or some degree of ...

Jaime Questell | Five Things You Need to Know about LeGrand’s Carnival

I am so excited to be on Fresh Fiction today to talk about BY A CHARM AND A CURSE! Charm is my first novel, and I had so much fun writing it. ...

Meet the Author: Maggie Adams

Hi! I'm Maggie Adams, contemporary romance author. I write stories of small-town heroes and heroines, folks just like you and me that overcome ...

Alyson McLayne | Excerpt of HIGHLAND CONQUEST

EXCERPT MacPherson Castle—Loch Eireachd, Scotland, 1452 Fistfuls of hair fell to the bed like streams of molten iron. The growing ...

Elizabeth Reid Boyd | Mindful Reading

Thank you for inviting me to speak to your readers about THE SECRETS OF MINDFUL BEAUTY published by Skyhorse Publishing. I'm Dr Elizabeth ...

Maria Vale | 5 Favorite Wolf Facts I Discovered While Writing

My interest in wolves was not so much in their physical details, though those are amazing (did you know wolves can smell something a mile away ...

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Have you ever had mixed feelings about a series you have read and enjoyed coming to an end? You might be relieved that the heroine gets her ...

Maggie Wells | Pop Culture Obsession

I admit it, I am a pop culture binger. As an author, I'm pretty focused, so I don't allow myself many distractions when I'm in work mode, but in ...

Kat Martin | Building a Plot

I've always been a plot-oriented writer--which can be good news or bad. Fortunately, the idea for BEYOND DANGER, book #2 of my Texas Trilogy, ...

Chris Cannon | Words of Wisdom from Fictional Characters

If you have people in your life who aren't huge fiction readers (why are you doing this to yourself), then you may find them rolling their eyes ...

Katie Ruggle | Five of My Favorite (Not So Typical) Heroic Traits

He doesn't always have to be the hero. I love when the hero's there to help when he's needed, but he also knows when to step back and trust ...

Tara Thomas | Top Five Ways To Beat Writer’s Block

Those who know me, know I am not a plotter. Not even just a little. I have some hardcore plotter friends and I'm always impressed with their ...

Cover Reveal – A New Grizzlies Gone Wild book from Kathy Lyons

Guess why I love March? I'm a Shakespeare addict and I get to go around warning everyone to "Beware the Ides of March" I'm a trivia nut ...

Baby it’s Cozy Inside

The first week of February is always cold. Even in Texas, we're in the thirties and I have to say, the temperature is the one number I want to ...

Author and Reader Dating Match with Giveaway!

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The Question My Readers Are Afraid to Ask: WHAT INSPIRED THE CHARACTERS IN THE IMMORTAL MATCHMAKERS, INC., SERIES?

I get a lot of funny questions from readers about my insane deities from the IMMORTAL MATCHMAKERS, INC., SERIES. But the one thing they don't ...

Katee Robert | My 2018 Book Wish List

Every year I put together a list of books I'm already fangirling over before they even release. We all have those insta-buy authors, and I'm no ...

Sarah Sundin | 5 World War II Facts from THE SEA BEFORE US

England fascinates us and D-day is one of the most pivotal days in modern history, so I enjoyed exploring both for THE SEA BEFORE US, book 1 in ...

A.M. Rose | Why We Need More Strong, Female Characters in YA

On January 20, 2018 all across the country Women marched together. They marched in solidarity, to say we will no longer sit quietly. We will be ...

Jamie Beck | After “Happily Ever After”

Thank you for inviting me to speak to your readers about ALL WE KNEW, the second book in my Cabot series, which is set near Portland, Oregon, ...

6 Online Dating Do’s and Don’ts

Online dating isn't going anywhere, and with one in three people meeting that way (and that number is growing every year) not being online is a ...

Kat Martin | A Party to Remember

Since my hero in BEYOND DANGER, Beau Reese, is a mega rich playboy, a once-famous race car driver, I thought it might be fun to write about a ...

Erin Nicholas | DIAMONDS AND DIRT ROADS Excerpt

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Meet the Author: N.M. Brott

Being that I was a shy child, I'd always escaped into books to soothe myself after experiencing a socially awkward or painful situation. As I ...

Tawny Stokes | Five Things That Influenced Lions and Tigers and Boys

I'm very excited to be here at Fresh Fiction. I have been a part of the FF community for a long time. Probably since my first Harlequin Nocturne ...

Amber Hart | 10 Reasons to Read Thrillers

You know that edge-of-your-seat, what's-going-to-happen-next, feeling? That's one of the best parts of a thriller novel. They're unpredictable. ...

Molly E. Lee | Top Five Fandoms

We all love our fandoms, right? I have so many but right now these are my favorites :-) Harry Potter I'm a diehard fan of this series ...