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

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

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Author and Reader Dating Match with Giveaway!

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Katee Robert | My 2018 Book Wish List

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

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

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

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Jamie Beck | After “Happily Ever After”

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6 Online Dating Do’s and Don’ts

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Kat Martin | A Party to Remember

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Meet the Author: N.M. Brott

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

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Amber Hart | 10 Reasons to Read Thrillers

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Molly E. Lee | Top Five Fandoms

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Katee Robert | History/Inspiration for THE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER

THE DEVIL'S DAUGHTER is follows the story of Eden Collins, an FBI agent who grew up as the daughter of a cult leader. She escaped her mother's ...

Meet Val Collins

I started writing when I was very young, long rambling stories that went on forever. I especially liked to rewrite the end of sad movies. I ...

Sean D. Young – My Top Five Movies to Watch Valentine’s Day

I love happily ever afters and to see the romantic characters come alive on the big screen just makes me swoon, laugh and cry. There is nothing ...

Author/Reader Match: Caroline Fyffe

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Valerie Fraser Luesse | Top Five Places To Experience “Southern Noir”

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Kira Archer | Baby Anxiety

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My Top 5 Favorite Books of Childhood

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Juliette Cross | Hardcore Alpha Vs. Sensual Seducer

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Sara Baysinger | Why Being “Heard” by A Love Interest Matters in Books and IRL

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Laura Frantz | Dressing Your Historical Heroine ~ and Yourself

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Roni Loren | The Beauty of a Paper Reading Journal

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Terry Spear | My New Year Resolutions

Write, write, write. I plan to have two new wolf books and a jaguar book for 2018, need to figure out who and what. For the jaguar one, I want ...

Nicole Helm | Guests at my Dinner Party…

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Amanda Bouchet | Five Things that set my Heart on Fire

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Amanda Forester | EARL INTERRUPTED

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Scarlett Cole | Inspiration for Preload Rock Star series

I'm so happy to be visiting Fresh Fiction today, and I thought I'd share with you a list of the things that inspired me to write my Preload rock ...

5 Ways Lou Plans to Woo His Lady

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Sonali Dev | Kimi, A Heroine with Unique Challenges and an Even More Unique Spirit

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Dani Pettrey | X is for Xerach

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Gail Ingis | A Christmas Concert to Remember

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

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Elizabeth Keysian | Five Scandals and Scoundrels that influenced me

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Cat Sebastian | Comfort Food and Comfort Reading

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

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Jen Gilroy | My favorite fireside reads for the holidays

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Gayle Leeson | For the Love of Boxes

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

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

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The Plot Thickens and so Does the Soup

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

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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

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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

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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

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Top 5 Christmas Traditions from Believe in My Heart

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Katee Robert | Top 5 Fictional Families I Love

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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 ...

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

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Mary Lindsey | The Influence of Place

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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 ...

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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

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Asa Akira | An excerpt from ASAROTICA

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

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

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Gail Ingis | A Daring Red Dress and a Dancing Queen

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Vivien Jackson | A Primer on Autumn Celebration … in Texas

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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?

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

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

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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

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Elizabeth Heiter | Top 10 Mysteries and Thrillers Made into Movies

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Melissa Eastlake | Retelling Rapunzel in the Contemporary World

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Top Five Reasons Why NA Readers Will Love Saving It

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Meet Mr. Rook

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Mind Games – influencing your readers’ emotions

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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

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Redeeming a Hero by Elle Boon

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A Highland Pirate’s Moral Code

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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

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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 ...

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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 ...