Dani Pettrey | X is for Xerach

Hi, friends! I'm super excited to share today's word with you. It was a little interesting come up with an applicable word for X, but I found ...

Gail Ingis | A Christmas Concert to Remember

This past Sunday, December 3, Tom and I took the 90 minute drive up the Palisades, across the Bear Mountain Bridge, around the bending roads and ...

Cate Cameron | The Joys of Being Single for the Holidays (and all the rest of the year!)

I know, it's a strange theme for a romance novelist to explore. Aren't I supposed to be dedicated to the ideal of True Love? Don't I believe ...

Elizabeth Keysian | Five Scandals and Scoundrels that influenced me

I've always been attracted by the image of the heroic highwayman, even though the myth puts a golden gloss on reality. So I squeezed a ...

Cat Sebastian | Comfort Food and Comfort Reading

My characters are always sharing food with one another. Food and love are tied up in my brain in ways they probably shouldn't be, but that knot ...

My Favorite Duke: 8 authors share the Dukes that inspire them!

Want to learn a little something about the writers of THE DESIRES OF DUKE Historical Romance Collection? Here are their own favorite fictional ...

Jen Gilroy | My favorite fireside reads for the holidays

For me, winter—and the holidays in particular—is the coziest time of year. During these cold months, I return to comfort reads—the books ...

Gayle Leeson | For the Love of Boxes

Do you love subscription boxes? I do. I think it stems in part from the joy and excitement of receiving mail when I was growing up. You know how ...

Erica Cameron | The Top 5 Reasons MOGAI Characters Are Needed in YA

More and more, stories centering on MOGAI characters have been appearing in young adult fiction, something I am exceedingly happy about. Solid, ...

Gina Conkle | Five Historical Facts I Learned While Writing the Midnight Meetings Series

Georgian England was a place and time of excitement and wonder. Lots of changes going. Lots of money flowing around England. Lots of crime and ...

The Plot Thickens and so Does the Soup

Thank you Fresh Fiction fans for inviting me to join you and helping celebrate the release of book #2 in my Rakes of St. James trilogy, TO THE ...

Five Lessons I’ve Learned from Writing THE OTHER EINSTEIN and CARNEGIE’S MAID

Over the past two years, I have spent considerable time in the company of the inspiring historical women at the heart of my two novels THE THE ...

Michelle Hazen | Top 5 Actions that Make a Man Sexy

When he fixes something When he’s not afraid to model…nude. When he cleans. Or cooks. Or even better…cooks and THEN ...

FAVORITE SCENE and HOW IT CAME TO BE…

My favorite scene is SWIMMING IN THE PACIFIC. EXCERPT: Lights from the buoy and boat filtered down, and Kerry could see the surface of waves ...

Heidi R. Kling | Why travel romances are the best

The summer after I graduated from high school was one of the most romantic I've known. Something about the air. The heat. The freedom. The ...

Gayle Leeson | Eccentricities

Eccentricities. We all have them. And as long as we aren't too eccentric, we and the people around us think we're "normal" or "okay." If you've ...

Amanda Ashby | Top 5 Ways to Cure a Heartbreak

In my new book, THE HEARTBREAK CURE, sixteen year old Cat Turner finds herself dumped and humiliated a week before starting her junior year at ...

Mari Carr’s Top Five Favorite Movies

Mari Carr is the author of over 80 erotic, contemporary and romantic suspense stories. Her latest release with co-author, Jayne Rylon, INTO THE ...

Maryann Jordan | Top 5 Favorite Novels

I have written and published 30 novels (with 2 more written and waiting to be published). Readers often ask authors to choose which is their ...

5 things I discovered while writing Keeping Up With the Cavendishes

Writing any book—let alone a series—is always adventure. Even for a die-hard plotter like myself, there are twists, turns and surprises in ...

Top 5 Christmas Traditions from Believe in My Heart

NEW RELEASE GIVEAWAY! Growing up in an Italian household meant lots of baking, shopping, gift wrapping, eating, and visiting of relatives the ...

Katee Robert | Top 5 Fictional Families I Love

It's that time of year again—when families come together for various holiday celebrations and fill houses with laughter, bickering, and ...

Danielle Ellison | Five Reasons You Will Love Culler, SC

As a huge fan of Gilmore Girls, I always found myself wishing my life had a little bit of Stars Hollow in it. When I got the idea for THE ...

The setting is a

I use St. Petersburg, Florida, as the setting of the Webb's Glass Shop Mysteries. I've lived here for more than forty years now and am ...

Molly E. Lee | Top Five Friends-to-Lovers Couples in Movies

Who are the top five couples in movies that started off as friends? This legit is one of my FAVORITE questions :-) If you've done any light ...

Mary Lindsey | The Influence of Place

The earthy, gritty, dangerous atmosphere for HAVEN was inspired, in large part, by where it takes place. Once I'd decided it should be set in ...

Lydia Kang | Love in the Unlikeliest of Places—A Deserted Island

Can you imagine falling in love on a deserted island? Maybe there's a golden, sandy beach, peach-colored sunsets, margaritas, not a single grain ...

Dani Pettrey

Dani Pettrey | Vulnerable

I hope you had a good week. Unfortunately, I spent mine sick with a head cold, sinus infection and fun upper respiratory infection. But I was ...

BEING THANKFUL by Gail Ingis

There are some Thanksgivings my husband Tom and I travel to Phoenix, Arizona to visit our grandchildren in the west. This year our Marietta, GA ...

History and Inspiration for Runaway Romance

I've dreamed of one of my books becoming a movie, but I never really thought it would happen. Now RUNAWAY ROMANCE is available (in ebook and ...

Asa Akira | An excerpt from ASAROTICA

Excerpt from: THE CENTER BY ASA AKIRA He woke up before her, as he always did on Tuesdays. Thirty-two cracks in the ceiling, same as last ...

Love Makes the (Otherwise Pretty Screwed Up) World Go Round

The world can seem like a pretty dark place some days. Sometimes just checking your Twitter feed can leave you wanting to crawl back into bed ...

Top 5 Ways To Romance a Heroine While In Hiding by Liz Maverick

The Hudson Kings is a new series featuring a team of superhot mercenaries who live and work in an armory in Manhattan. The books are as much ...

Gail Ingis | A Daring Red Dress and a Dancing Queen

I love to get dressed up and go out on the town. Even, now at my age (I just turned 82 years young!) I love to go out with my husband Tom. Just ...

Vivien Jackson | A Primer on Autumn Celebration … in Texas

When I was a kid, my mother was paranoid. I mean, she's still paranoid—she's an expert in everyday items that will definitely kill me ...

Favorite Character to write in To Marry a Texas Outlaw? Why?

I really love all the characters in this conclusion of my Men of Legend series but I have to say my favorite is Josie Morgan. She's had a rough ...

Heather Van Fleet | Characters: The biggest ache in a writer’s side.

You can't control them. You can't guide them. They simply birth their way onto the pages, pulling you in so many directions that you wind up ...

Gail Ingis | Fancy A Cup Of Tea?

Many blue moons ago I had the great pleasure of having High Tea at the Helmsley Palace in New York City. Or so I thought! Much to my surprise, I ...

Heather Slade | Identical Twins have a Connection, but what is it?

"Are you really interested, or is it a show to get back at the ex-girlfriend?" Tucker asked his brother. "Her name is Irene. And yes, I'm ...

Loreth Anne White | A Writer’s Obsession and A Detective’s Obsession

In THE DROWNED GIRLS, Detective Angie Pallorino took down a serial killer permanently and, according to her superiors, with excessive force. ...

Ally Mathews | Top Five Reasons for Adults to Read Young Adult Romance

I saw a statistic somewhere recently that said 55% of young adult book readers are adults. I'm not surprised, because I'm an adult who loves to ...

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 ...

Authors of CHRISTMAS IN A COWBOY’S ARMS wishes for the Holidays!

What do you wish for most this holiday season? Leigh Greenwood: I’m seventy-five so a year with no health issues would be ...

Melissa Eastlake | Retelling Rapunzel in the Contemporary World

My YA fantasy novel, THE UNCROSSING, is a retelling of Rapunzel, set in a mafia-like underworld of magic. Of course, retellings can cover a wide ...

Top Five Reasons Why NA Readers Will Love Saving It

I started out as a new adult romance writer, and have veered off into young adult romance lately. While I still love writing NA, I really do ...

Meet Mr. Rook

Interview with Mr. Rook on PAWN (Part Two, Mr. Rook’s Island Series) My name is Gracie Heart, reporter for Exotic Travels Magazine. And I ...

Mind Games – influencing your readers’ emotions

During a recent conversation with one of my beta readers after she read my latest book, THE MORAL COMPASS, she asked me a question that gave me ...

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 ...

Dani Pettrey | O is for Obstacles

I chose the word obstacles for our letter today, because let's face it, we all encounter our fair share of obstacles. Whether it's an issue with ...

RaeAnne Thayne | What Christmas Means to Me

Last year, my family spontaneously decided to take a cruise over Christmas. With six of us – including a married daughter and son-in-law who ...

Maryann Jordan | 5 Characteristics of a “Sweet” Alpha

Alpha. We all see this word when looking for romance novels to read, but what does it mean? According to the dictionary, the word has numerous ...

Redeeming a Hero by Elle Boon

When I was thinking about what to write about, it was easy. You see, we all love our heroes to be a certain way. Looks can change and ...

A Highland Pirate’s Moral Code

From the perspective of Shaw "Savage" MacDougall Name's Shaw, but most people call me Savage. I'm a Highlander, born and bred, proud of my ...

Barbara Longley | History and Inspiration

I've always been fascinated by the concept of time travel. Also, to satisfy my own curiosity, I've read a lot about differing theories regarding ...

Danielle Annett | Evolution of a Book Cover

Hi! *waves* Thanks so much for having me today. I’m so excited for the release of BRANDED BY FIRE, book 4 in the Blood & Magic ...

Laura Spinella | Psychic’s Handbook of Pros and Cons

Fingers crossed that GHOST GIFTS is the lightning followed by FORETOLD's thunder—that's hopeful author code for book two in my ...

Courtney Heinz | Four Secrets to Writing a Good Sequel

Now that I’ve written two sequels in two different series, The Six Train to Wisconsin series (adult paranormal suspense) and The Unbelievables ...

WHY YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH CHRISTIAN WATSON

Hidey-ho Fresh Fictioners! Fresh Fictionees? Fresh Fictionites? Or how about this... Hidey-ho all you fiction lovers! Julie Ann Walker here, so ...

Meet Mika Jolie

What book made you fall in love with the genre you write? Mika Jolie: I've read so many books, but the one I remember the most is The ...

Q&A with Mari Carr’s Kindle World Authors

How did you come up with the idea for this story? EmKay Conner I've written in two other Kindle Worlds and discovered that series sell ...

Elizabeth Hoyt’s 5 Oddities about Georgian England

One of the most popular historical romance eras is "The Regency" which runs according to Wikipedia, "The Regency in Great Britain was a ...

History and Inspiration: Cambria and Paso Robles Wine Country

THE SECRET, the third book in the Butler Ranch series, is set on the Central Coast of California, one of my favorite places on earth. I ...

Delia James | The Best Mystery Author You Never Heard Of

Every writer is also a reader. I mean, if we didn't love books, we wouldn't spend our time trying to create more, right? So, I read fast and I ...

Jamie Beck | Redeeming a Hero

Thank you for having me here today to discuss my Christmas novella, JOYFULLY HIS. Originally, I'd only planned three books for the Sterling ...

Top 5 Literary Place that Live Up To the Hype

Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, Surrey UK. This is a sweet little house where Jane lived for a short period of her life. There is a tea ...

Diane Alberts | Top five scary movies for October

With October comes Halloween, and with Halloween comes… SCARY MOVIES. * dun dun dun * Even though I rarely watch them anymore, I ...

Love (and Sex) in the Great Outdoors

Hi, I'm Rebecca Brooks and I have a confession: I love mountain men. Scruffy men, rugged men, growly men who aren't afraid to get down and ...

Alyson McLayne | My Favorite scene in HIGHLAND PROMISE

My favorite scene is at Darach's keep in his great hall when Caitlin's worst fears come to pass—her uncle, who'd kept her under guard for ...

Erin McCarthy | Top 5 Romantic Songs

The third book in my MURDER BY DESIGNS series, ONCE UPON A GHOST, has a pesky ghost who likes to wake up medium Bailey Burke by singing. Celine ...

Gayla K. Hiss | Top 5 Romantic National Parks

I love the national parks. In fact, my husband and I have visited over 20 of them. To me, nothing is more romantic than a beautiful alpine lake ...

Top 5 Reasons to LOVE Crested Butte, CO

DANCE WITH ME is the second book in the Cowboys of Crested Butte series. It tells the story of Billy Patterson and Renie Fairchild, who we met ...

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 ...

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Carolyn Hart Giveaway!

GHOST ON THE CASE by Carolyn Hart Bailey Ruth Ghost #8 Bailey Ruth Raeburn is back, racing against the Heavenly clock in an all-new mystery ...

Anna del Mar | The Story Behind The Guardian

So I went to Africa on a non-writing, no-laptop vacation, to check off a bucket list item that entailed world-class wildlife viewing. I also ...

Joyce Tremel | Writing a Series

One question I'm often asked is, "Is it hard to write a series?" I think it depends on the writer. Personally, I love writing a series. At this ...

Bethany Turner | TOP FIVE NOT-SO-OBVIOUS ROMANTIC ONSCREEN MOMENTS

THE SECRET LIFE OF SARAH HOLLENBECK is written from the POV of Sarah herself. Once in Sarah’s head, it doesn’t take long to realize that for ...

Lynn Stevens | Making it in a Man’s World

GAME ON is dedicated to two very strong young women who are both in a field that's dominated by men: engineering. It's also dedicated to my ...

Mary Hughes | Food, Marvelous Food

Thank you to Fresh Fiction for having me here today! Food, glorious food. As a fulltime author, I write all hours of the day, morning, noon, ...

Ready for 12 Reasons to Love Charley Davidson?

TWELVE REASONS YOU’LL LOVE CHARLEY DAVIDSON She’s the grim reaper. She’s irreverent to the extreme. She’s turned sass into an ...

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 ...

Samantha Chase | Top 5 Favorite Holiday Movies

Hey, Everyone! So HOLIDAY SPICE is – obviously – a holiday romance and I am so excited that it’s finally here!! I love the holidays – ...

Jeannie Moon | THEN CAME YOU

When I first wrote the story that became THEN CAME YOU. it was set on the wrong coast. That may seem like an odd statement, but the original ...

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 ...

Miranda James | An Antebellum Kind of Murder

I’m not entirely certain where my fascination with old houses – mansions, really – began. The house I grew up in was built for my parents ...

Pintip Dunn | Are Kisses in YA Fiction Swoony?

Kisses. Hot, steamy, sweet, funny, chaste. They come in a hundred different varieties, and I love reading about them all. Who doesn't? (Well, my ...

Dani Pettrey | HOPE

Happy Friday, friends! Is there any word more beautiful than Hope? Dictionary.com describes hope as: the feeling that what is ...

Tamara Gill | Let’s Go Conquer A Scot

Sounds pretty fun, doesn't it?? And as of September 25, my latest book TO CONQUER A SCOT is available to readers and lovers of time travel and ...

A Cake to make an Amish Widower Fall in Love (or any other man!)

Today is release day for THE AMISH CHRISTMAS CANDLE, a collection of three stories from three of your favorite Amish authors, Jennifer ...

Regina Kyle | You’ve Got To Have Friends

Admit it, you're humming the old Bette Midler song. You've got to have friends, the feeling's oh so strong. You've got to have friends, to make ...

Top 5 Dating Dealbreakers

RUNNING INTO LOVE is my newest romantic comedy which features an over the top alpha (Levi) and a sweet heroine (Fawn). Levi and Fawn literally ...

Exclusive Excerpt: HER LAST GOODBYE by Melinda Leigh

HER LAST GOODBYE by Melinda Leigh Morgan Dane #2 Young mother Chelsea Clark leaves the house for a girls' night out…and vanishes. Her family ...

Katee Robert | Finding story inspiration

Stories are funny things. Some start with a character. Some with a plot. In the case of ANIMAL ATTRACTION, one of my Hot in Hollywood novellas, ...

Mary Wine | My Favorite Scene from Highland Flame

My favorite scene…hummm….I think in HIGHLAND FLAME, I really enjoyed the moments right before Diocail and Jane get married. She tried to ...

Melody Carlson | Writing From My Favorite Era

I’ve always had a fascination with the 1940’s. Whether it’s related to glamorous fashion, big band music, fabulous films, or a generation ...

Interview with Anna Bradley, Author of ‘Lady Eleanor’s Seventh Suitor”

Anna Bradley debuted her new Sutherlands series with LADY ELEANOR’S SEVENTH SUITOR on September 5th. She stopped by Fresh Fiction to talk with ...