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Lori Foster | The athletes we can’t get enough of

It can’t be denied that men who are athletes, in such good shape, surrounded by all of that testosterone, appeal to women. Rough good looks, six-pack abs and bad boy reputations seem to have a universal appeal. So it only follows that readers are going to love sports-themed romance, especially when you add in the […]

Brooklyn Ann | Sneak Peek at ONE BITE PER NIGHT

I think the wait for ONE BITE PER NIGHT has been even more nail-bitingly tense than it was for my debut novel, BITE ME, YOUR GRACE. Though the pub date for my debut novel was a long 18 months after I signed the contract, everything in preparation for turning a humble word document into a […]

Rhonda Shaw | Most Exciting Play in Baseball ~ Comment To Win

On April 14, Carina Press is publishing six brand-new sports romances. Today we’re featuring, THE ACE, by Rhonda Shaw, and talking about what is the most exciting play in baseball. What is the most exciting play in baseball? A walk-off, which snatches a last minute win from the jaws of defeat? The sky-reaching, glorious grand […]

Laurence MacNaughton | Framed For Murder — What Would You Do?

Pop quiz: Do authors really imagine complex characters from the ground up, with mysterious backstories and intricately detailed biographies? Or do they just make everything up as they go along? (Or do they create thinly-veiled versions of their friends and family, and torture them vicariously on the page?) The truth is probably somewhere in the […]

Michele Mannon | Heel Hook. Slick Submissions. Haymaker.

I know. You’re thinking mud wrestling. Or Spring Break. But believe it or not, these are fighting words. That’s right—sporting terms. Welcome to the world of MMA. When I told my friends about my concept for a sports romance series, they tried to take my glass of wine away. Mixed martial what? They had no […]

Allison Parr | Plot Bunnies and Inspiration

On April 14, Carina Press is publishing six brand-new sports romances. Today Allison Parr is here to tell us about her football novel, Imaginary Lines. It was a TV show that did me in. The heroine wouldn’t stop mooning over the hero, who never gave her the time of day. For God’s sake, I wanted […]

Anna Sugden | What’s Your Colour?

Recently, we were at the house of a friend of a friend. Beautiful building, gorgeous gardens, even a stream running through the bottom of the garden. Inside, they had lovely furniture and interesting stuff in their bookcases, on their shelves and hanging on their walls. But their décor was all white. And I do mean […]


“Surviving the Titanic disaster and picking up the pieces” The Girl Who Came Home Hazel Gaynor Reviewed by Clare O’Beara The tragedy of the Titanic continues to fascinate us. This well-written story shows the point of view of some of the ordinary travellers aboard her – Maggie Murphy, leaving Ireland with her family, is one. THE […]

Jade Lee | Monday Musing Tennessee

I leave for a writer’s retreat on Wednesday. It’s a week at a Tennessee cabin with fellow writers Cindy Dees and Elizabeth Hoyt. I’m sure those on FB will see all sorts of interesting #Squidge pictures there. So here are a few interesting musing in (what is to become) my standard format. 1. We found […]

Jacqui Jacoby | Why a Tough Heroine

You’re home alone. The house is dark. The clock is reading 3:32a.m. That noise that wakes you from your sound sleep, it’s going to be one that pulls your butt from your warm bed and has you investigating the source. Because, as a tough chick heroine of any story, we don’t need weapon because we […]