Reader/Author Match | Lynette Eason digs into ‘Oath of Honor’

About: Busy, with an overactive imagination, Romantic Suspense author seeks readers for fast-paced stories with well-developed characters who ...

Elizabeth Heiter | How I Write Suspense

At every new book launch, certain questions pop up again and again: “Where do you get your ideas?” “What’s the process of writing ...

L. L. Bartlett | Meet Jeff Resnick, your next favorite sleuth

Jeff Resnick never asked for the gift he was given. Gift? More like a curse. And that curse was? Becoming a little bit psychic. But don’t way ...

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 ...

Brooklyn Ann: Taking the Internet by Storm

Author to Watch Brooklyn Ann is keeping busy through March with a blog tour in support of her latest romance, FORBIDDEN SONG. She’s stopping ...

Six Sinners and One Saint Capture our Hearts

By Miranda Owen In general, I prefer the nice guy, Clark Kent-type heroes to bad boys. But if I do like a bad boy hero, I like him to have ...

Elizabeth Heiter | The five suspense novels I’m loving right now

Writers all get their start as avid readers, and most of us never stop devouring books. One of the coolest benefits of being an author is ...

Allison B. Collins | Who doesn’t love a cowboy?

Thank you so much for having me on the Fresh Fiction blog. I’m thrilled to be here to talk to readers about the first book, A FAMILY FOR THE ...

Interview | Lynne Connolly talks SINLESS, M/M romance, and love in Georgian England

Monique Daoust: It is my pleasure to welcome Lynne Connolly to Fresh Fiction! Congratulations on your new book SINLESS, which I ...

Best of List: The Fall’s Top Reads

By Miranda Owen As a fan of romance novels, and somebody who loves making lists, I’m instantly drawn to the many “Best of…” book ...

Christine Warren talks sexy shifters

Christine Warren, author of HARD BREAKER, chatted with Fresh Fiction about her latest book, where she sees the series going, and whether or not ...

Elizabeth Heiter | Top 10 Mysteries and Thrillers Made into Movies

Always read the book before you see the movie. That’s my rule for any movie that’s been adapted from a novel, because 99% of the time, I ...

Meet Mika Jolie at Readers & ‘ritas in November!

As part of our countdown to Readers & ‘ritas 2017, our Meet the Author interview series helps you get to know the authors joining us ...

Meet Cooper McKenzie at Readers & ‘ritas in November!

As part of our countdown to Readers & ‘ritas 2017, our Meet the Author interview series helps you get to know the authors joining us ...

Elizabeth Heiter | When the End Is Really the Beginning

“Guilty.” That’s the opening to my short story, The Second Shot, part of the anthology BETRAYED, releasing in ebook next week. My ...

Interview: Marie Harte talks about her newest romance ALL I WANT FOR HALLOWEEN

As fall finally starts to creep in we turn our attention toward new holiday reads. Of course Halloween arrives weeks for Thanksgiving and ...

Caridad Pineiro Shares her Top 5 Movies

I love movies and television and will often write with the television on in the background. I’m a very visual person and draw a lot of useful ...

Exclusive Excerpt: ‘At the Heart of It’ by Tawna Fenske

Kate stopped as her phone began to buzz. She slipped it out of her purse and felt her arms start to tingle as Jonah’s name popped up on the ...

Fresh Fiction Author/Reader Match with Elizabeth Harmon

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the Reader Match where we introduce you to authors as a reader you ...

Sara Jade Alan | The Improv Guide to Relationships

Ellie, the main character in my debut YA contemporary romance, A MESSY, BEAUTIFUL LIFE, is captain of her high school’s improv team. She ...

Meet Bridget Blackwood at Readers & ‘ritas in November!

As part of our countdown to Readers & ‘ritas 2017, our Meet theAuthor interview series helps you get to know the authors joining us in ...

Elizabeth Heiter | What If the People Closest to You Were a Threat to Your Life?

When seventeen-year-old Haley Cooke goes missing out of her high school, leaving behind only a chilling note that says “if you’re reading ...

Sherrilyn Kenyon chats ‘Dragonsworn’

Miranda Owen: In DRAGONSWORN, Falcyn and Medea are both warriors and have both known bone-deep grief. Do you prefer writing a hero and heroine ...

Interview with Kate Baxter, author of ‘The Lost Vampire’

Miranda Owen: What is it about vampires that capture your imagination? Kate Baxter: I’ve always been a fan of vampires! I read Anne ...

Q&A with Bestselling Author Jeaniene Frost on her latest title THE SWEETEST BURN

Miranda Owen: What had you doing a series about demons, angels, and other biblical themes? Jeaniene Frost : I’ve loved all things ...

Sophie Jordan talks THE SCANDAL OF IT ALL

Kristen Donnelly: What drew you to writing an older heroine? Sophie Jordan: I’ve been reading romance since I was thirteen ...and in that ...

Elizabeth Heiter | The One That Got Away…

Marcos Costa is used to being alone. Tossed into foster care as an infant, he learned from an early age how to survive using his wits. When he ...

Take a Peek at Samantha Chase’s Next Cover

It feels like yesterday that Samantha Chase released A SKY FULL OF STARS, but as we all know there is always another book on the horizon. Yes, ...

Celebrating 15 Years of Boas & Tiaras

[caption id="attachment_14781" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Our authors from left to right: Julia London, Sasha Summers, Susan Sheehey, C.A. ...

Elizabeth Heiter | Hero Material

What makes a compelling hero, someone who’s not just drool-worthy because of his killer smile and his bulging biceps, but a man who really ...

Countdown to Boas & Tiaras: Get to Know Keynote Julie Ann Walker

Today’s Boas & Tiaras fun facts will help you get to know our keynote author Julie Ann Walker’s New York Times bestselling Black Knights ...

Interview: Jenn McKinlay gets cozy and romantic in ABOUT A DOG

Miranda Owen: When you have two successful and entertaining cozy mystery series, what made you decide to write romance? Do you read romance? If ...

Why It’s Easy to Fall in Love With a Small Town

The first romance novel I remember reading is DARK PRINCE by Christine Feehan. Christine Feehan’s world of vampires, Carpathians, and magic ...

Countdown to Boas & Tiaras: 5 Things to Know About the Adolphus Hotel

Fresh Fiction’s annual Boas & Tiaras tea is all about making you feel like a book-loving queen, and there’s no better place for a royal ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

L. E. Sterling | Lovers in a Dangerous Time

Confession: I love antlers. I love claws and teeth. Growls that can be mistaken for either love growls or the kind that say, ‘I’m going to ...

Kelley York | Appreciating the Slow Burn Romance

It happens in way too many books, movies, and television shows to count: guy walks into a room/down the hall/into a classroom. His gaze meets ...

Gloria Herrmann | Making readers of all age fall in love with romance

I recently spoke to a group of fourth graders. I know, a romance author talking to kids about books, how dare she? I spoke about the joys of ...

Character Perspective with the heroine from Carolyn Brown’s THE LILAC BOUQUET

Hello, everyone. Thank you so much for inviting me back to talk about THE LILAC BOUQUET. This is my 84th published book but it was the first ...

Michelle Major | Digging in the Dirt

In my latest release, MEANT FOR YOU, Jenny Castelli is a single mom, raising her son, trying to get a new business started and caring for her ...

Kris Rafferty | “Outside Looking In”

With a show of hands, how many of you felt like an outsider growing up? I suspect most hands are waving in the air right now, and if you’re ...

Christina McKnight on why Regency romance excites her

I get the sense I’m in an AA or NA meeting every time someone says: Oh, you’re a writer! What do you write? Hello, I’m USA Today ...

Lorraine Heath talks about WHEN THE MARQUESS FALLS

On the eve of her latest release, WHEN THE MARQUESS FALLS, Lorraine Heath chatted with reviewer Miranda Owen about writing historical romances, ...

Kat Gamble | The Wonderful Chaos of Weddings

Marriage. Commitment. Forever. These words go hand in hand when you think about weddings and they conjure up images of white dresses, tuxedos, ...

Shae Ross | Finding the inspiration for BOTTOM OF THE SKY

Here’s the quirky mix of inspiration behind my new release, BOTTOM OF THE SKY: THE GOLD COAST, by Nelson DeMille When I finished writing ...

Cozy Corner | Spring is HERE!

It’s almost here! Can you feel it? Can you smell it in the air? Well, you can definitely see it in all the fresh new cozies popping up ...

Kendra C. Highley | All’s Fair in Love and Baseball

There are three things I really love: baseball season, a good book, and a swoon-worthy love story. So, writing the Suttonville Sentinels series ...

Lindsey Frydman | Why We Need New Adult Books

When new adult books exploded a handful of years ago, writers jumped at the chance to explore this new category. Most of these authors ...

Casey Griffin | Six Reasons Why You Must be True to Yourself (And Your Date)

In SECRETS OF A RELUCTANT PRINCESS, Andy finds her escape from her embarrassing life through live action role-playing. Hidden from the cameras ...

Jody Holford | My Favorite Bad Boys

Words are funny and powerful things. Put enough of them together and you have the ability to make some laugh, cry, or play them over in their ...

Elizabeth Heiter introduces her FBI Profiler Evelyn Baine

The heroine of my Profiler series, Evelyn Baine, is kind of a badass. Not in the walks-with-swagger, carries-a-big-gun and ...

Linda Wiken cooks up the perfect murder in ‘Roux the Day’

Ask me how much fun it is to kill people and to eat fab food! But believe me, it is not for the feint of heart. We can all handle the murder ...

Exclusive excerpt from THE BILLIONAIRE TAKES ALL by J.S. Scott

“Don’t even think about it,” Julian warned as he leaned back on the plush seat of their limousine. “Think about what?” Kristin ...

The Bewitching Power of Magical Romances

For a lot of people, magic equals witches. While that might be a common assumption, magic and magical beings encompass more than just the witchy ...

Lindsay McKenna gives readers a sneak peek at NEVER ENOUGH

This is a sample of Lindsay McKenna's latest romantic suspense, NEVER ENOUGH, the novella sequel to FORGED IN FIRE. Both are part of the ...

Scarlett Cole | Say hello to a new bad boy rock star in JORDAN RECLAIMED

One of the things I love about series romance is the incredibly strong ties you can create between the lead characters. Sometimes it is as ...

Tara Wyatt | Why I think consent matters in romance

There are many things I love about romance novels. The brave, hunky heroes. The smart, capable heroines. The eclectic plots, settings, and ...

Elizabeth Harmon | That’s What I Like About You, Pt. 1

Conflict drives romance, but my favorite scenes to write (and read) are those that show the hero and heroine discovering why they’re perfect ...

Susan Furlong | Five Things I’ve Learned from Nancy Drew

Between third and sixth grade, I read every Nancy Drew book I could get my hands on. I followed Nancy through haunted mansions and inside ...

Elizabeth Heiter | Famous Criminal Profilers in Fact and Fiction

Criminal profiling is a fascinating process, a mix of psychology and criminology that tends to create divided reactions: people seem to think ...

Julie Anne Long | Finding the Perfect Songs for WILD AT WHISKEY CREEK

Julie Anne Long's latest novel WILD AT WHISKEY CREEK releases today. To make the characters feel real, Long spent time curating the perfect ...

Elizabeth Heiter | The “Why” in Crime: Creating a Behavioral Profile

In real life, when there’s a horrible, seemingly inexplicable crime, people crowd around the TV to watch interviews with the people who knew ...