Interview with Ryan Taggert from MY KIND OF YOU

Today we’ll be chatting with Ryan Taggert, the handsome hero from MY KIND OF YOU, the first book in my new Trillium Bay series. Ryan has ...

Laurie LeClair | Love, Laughter and Ever After

I love to write—and read—about characters who steal into my heart and linger long after the last page is turned. Cody McCall and Hannah ...

Linda Reilly | A funny thing happened on the way to the publisher . . .

There are so many components that go into writing a mystery. Fun characters, sneaky red herrings, a plethora of guilty-looking suspects . . . ...

Gayle Leeson | The Warm Fuzzies

Comfort food and holidays typically give us a nostalgic or sentimental feeling. In SILENCE OF THE JAMS, Amy Flowers wants her Down South Café ...

A Chance Interview with Susan Wittig Albert

Every now and then I go for broke—take a chance that the biggest names in the industry will answer my requests for an interview. I’ve never ...

Lisa Wells | Heroes Named Jack

Sometimes I worry about my characters. Actually, I spend a lot of time worrying about my characters. How can I not? I torture them for at least ...

Nina Croft | Why Sexy Space Stories Work for me…

Last year, my fabulous publisher, Entangled Publishing, brought out a new imprint; Scorched (Beyond your Wildest Fantasies!) and I was asked if ...

Adriana Anders | Best Small Town Romances

What is it about the small town romances that hits us in the feels? On a day like today (it’s dark and rainy outside), I love diving into some ...

Author Match with Traci Douglass

Writes: Contemporary and Paranormal Romance full of wit, humor, and heroes and heroines willing to risk it all for their happily ever ...

Shelli Stevens | You did WHAT for research?

Sometimes when I’m writing a book, I love to find a way to make it more authentic. Like when I recently wrote a rodeo romance, I hopped in my ...

Amanda Ashby | Vacation Flings

You know how it is. The sun is hot, the drinks are cold and wearing a bikini and hot pants is a legitimate dress code. And then you meet the ...

Vivien Jackson | Gadgets / Techno / Magical What’s YOUR favorite?

I love gadgets, bonus for futuristic technomagical ones. If a given gizmo could conceivably appear in both a James Bond film and a Bruce ...

Abbie Roads | The Twelve Perks Being a Writer

Being a writer in today’s market is harder than it’s ever been. You have to be a social media guru—you have to be constantly marketing and ...

Fiona Quinn | The Kitchen Grandmother

Lynx is a special operative who helps solve the riddle in WASP, the first book in the Uncommon Enemies Series (2017, SilverHart ...

Meet the Band – Charlotte West & GOOD LIES

About Good Lies: Releasing May 8th, 2017 If Warren Price was gasoline, I'd be a lit match. Addison Wanks, rock ’n’ roll’s favorite ...

Lena Gregory | Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Whether or not ghosts exist is a big debate in my house. My daughter and I firmly believe in ghosts, while my husband and one of my sons do not. ...

Weddings and Matchmaking

Thank you, Fresh Fiction, for hosting me and my new series today! SOMETHING OLD is the first in a series about four college friends who reunite ...

Proof Of God Or Hoax?

Several years ago, TIME MAGAZINE’s cover story asked the question “Is God Dead?” in our society. While it is generally believed today that ...

Jenn McKinlay | Bringing out the Crazy!

Weddings. They bring out the crazy in a person, don’t they? I’ve done more tours of duty as a bridesmaid and maid of honor than I can count ...

What’s up with the Writing about Cops and Terrorists?

Not long ago I was at a book signing for my latest novel, OPERATION SCORPION, and a reader asked me the question – why do you write so much ...

Amanda Adams – On Writing…The Best Advice I Never Heard

I’ve been writing a long time. I won’t tell you how long, because I’d give away my age – but long enough to not care to admit it. J And ...

Vanessa Vale | Top 5 Favorite Foods

Korean- I went with my mother to Korea in 2015 and had home cooked meals. We didn’t eat in restaurants (OK, a few), but mostly church ...

Julie Ann Walker | Meet my Chicago!

Hey-oh, everyone! So happy to be back on Fresh Fiction talking about my newest release, WILD RIDE! The book follows Ethan "Ozzie" Sykes on his ...

Donna Alward | Top Five Reasons to NOT Date your Best Friend’s Little Sister

In SOMEBODY'S BABY, veterinarian and neat-freak Rory Gallagher is faced with the knowledge that Oaklee Collier, his best friend’s little ...

Maple Sugaring and Mud Season—Oh My!

It Must be March in New England What would a big stack of Maine blueberry pancakes be without fresh maple syrup poured over the top? We’re ...

Susan Wittig Albert | 25 Years of China Bayles

This year marks the publication of the 25th China Bayles mystery, THE LAST CHANCE OLIVE RANCH. Gosh—it seems like yesterday when the first ...

Sailing into the Story: Behind the Scenes of A STAR TO STEER HER BY

The date is indelible in my memory: February 20, 1995. I was a sophomore marine biology student, about to embark on SEAmester: a nine-week ...

Lynn Winchester | Top Five Favorite TV Shows

Like most authors, when I’m not writing or reading, I am refilling my tanks with the juicy, creative mojo that is television. I am about as ...

Nora Flite | Top 5 Reasons Dating a Royal is Bad News

Bad boys are one thing, but blue-blooded mafia princes? They're a whole other breed of trouble. ROYALLY BAD is the first in a series that ...

Tawna Fenske | What’s different THIS TIME AROUND?

Exclusive Excerpt - This Time Around by Tawna Fenske They’d taken three steps toward the buffet table when a trio of women approached. The ...

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 ...

Watch Out, I’m Watching You!

That’s right, I’m the little blond lady who’s scrunched in the corner of the coffee shop. I’m watching you carefully and jotting notes. ...

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 ...

Alexia Adams | Bring on the Bling

I’m not much of a jewelry person. I wear my wedding and engagement rings and when I go out, a pair of dangly earrings if I remember to put ...

Jessika Fleck | All’s Fair in Love and War

First off, I am thrilled to be here at Fresh Fiction— I love this website! I’ve been following for a while, so, add this to the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gayla K. Hiss | First Meeting!

Enjoy an excerpt from AVALANCHE where the hero and heroine meet! First meetings are the best! Excerpt Fireworks exploded across the dark sky, ...

Guilty Pleasures with Angel Payne and Victoria Blue

Hello, everyone! Victoria Blue and Angel Payne here, saying hello once more! We're the team behind the SECRETS OF STONE romance series, with ...

A.M. Griffin | Welcome to the Dark Wolf Enterprises!

Hello All! For those who don’t know me, I’m A.M. Griffin and I write smexy stories of alien abductions, vanilla stories about invasions ...

Good and BAD of Reality TV

For more than twenty years, America has been obsessed with reality TV. Something about watching “real” people engage in a variety of ...

Tessa Arlen | Edwardian Children versus Modern

My grandmother was an Edwardian. Whenever I say or think that it makes me realize just how close the first decade of the twentieth century ...

You Mean You Don’t Live There?

When I’m strolling Riverwalk in New Orleans, with thick fog rolling in and the mournful toot of a tugboat off in the distance, I have every ...

Cold Pressed Murder Features to Die for Olive Oil Recipes!

I loved writing COLD PRESSED MURDER, the second book in Berkely Prime Crime’s OLIVE GROVE MYSTERY series, following ONE FOOT IN THE GROVE. One ...

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 ...

Cindi Madsen | Fangirl Fun

In my book, OPERATION PROM DATE, Kate is a huge fangirl and often talks about all the fictional couples she ships (the couples who she really, ...

Gail Ingis | Me, An Author?

Writing fiction fell upon me through my own devices of dreams and things. After some research online where I found the affair of my 19th ...

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 ...

Billi Jean | Dreams or Tortured Memories

Thank you for having me over at Fresh Fiction. I’m so pleased to be here. You do such a great job of getting the word out there on new ...

Talking Cowboys with Carolyn Brown

Thank you to Sara and the whole crew at Fresh Fiction for inviting me back again. I love visiting with all y’all and I’ve got a brand new ...

Meet Greer Macallister’s “Kate,” the first female detective

In every field, someone has to be the first. Often, we know their names. The first President of the United States, the first man on the moon, ...

Tamara Morgan | What to Read? Heist and Thief Romances

I like to think that heist romances are going to be a thing in 2017. And no, not just because I write them. I have this immediate visceral ...

Sheri Cobb South | Moonlighting in Regency England

When I first conceived the idea for a romantic mystery series set in Regency England, I had no idea how many books it would run; I figured a lot ...

First Chapter – SOMEONE TO LOVE by Donna Alward

Enjoy the first chapter of SOMEONE TO LOVE by Donna Alward CHAPTER 1 Bright July sunshine soaked through Willow Dunaway’s bamboo T-shirt ...

Special price for PUSHING HER LUCK until 3/12

St. Patrick's Day is coming up and Audra North has a sale to help you celebrate! PUSHING HER LUCK is only 99 cents from March 5th-12th! When ...

Layla Reyne | Southern Food Cravings

Thanks for hosting me on Fresh Fiction’s Romantic Suspense Monday, as I celebrate my debut release, SINGLE MALT, Book 1 of the Agents Irish ...

Living in a Small Town Rocks by Sonya Weiss

Living in a small town rocks. Living in a small town set in the South really rocks. I don’t live in one now, but I used to and it was awesome. ...

Diana Rodriguez Wallach | Suspense in the Real World

Suspense—it’s just a fancy word for “drama,” and we’ve all experienced our fair share of drama. Whether you’re waiting for a ...

Amber Mitchell | Top 5 Fantasy Crushes

Fantasy has always been my genre of choice because of its sweeping scale and the idea that magic lurks around every unexplored corner of the ...

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 ...

Coleen Kwan | Goal, Motivation, and Conflict in KISSING HER ENEMY

One of the first things an author learns when creating her characters is the concept of GMC, or Goal, Motivation, and Conflict. Goal is simply ...

My Recent Tailspin by Jade Lee / Kathy Lyons

A few days ago, a friend of mine sent me a political cartoon. She was blithely unaware that our politics are polar opposites. Usually I ignore ...

Rhys Bowen Takes Us Back in Time to Bletchley Park

One of the fun things for me about starting a new book is the research. When I started IN FARLEIGH FIELD, my stand-alone novel set in WWII, I ...

Erin McCarthy | Meet the Nashville Nights

“It’s a crazy town full of neon dreams…” From Crazy Town by Jason Aldean Have you ever gone to a new place and thought “why was I ...

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 ...

Guess what I did last year! – By Kathy Lyons / Jade Lee

OMG, it’s 2017! Where did the year go? Hmm, let me think. Politics (ugh). Family drama (mostly resolved now, thank God.) I lost weight, then ...

Barbara Crane | A Sense of Place

Until I wrote a historical novel set where I lived nearly all my life, I didn’t really know the place. My latest novel, WHEN WATER WAS ...

Chris Cannon, Why I Write About Dragons

Hello, my name is Chris Cannon. I’m a speech therapist by day, and an author who writes shape-shifting dragons by night. The Going Down In ...

Sheryl Nantus | Viva Las Vegas!

I remember the first time I visited Las Vegas – striding down the ramp and out into the terminal, eager to pick up my bags and head out for my ...

Julie Cross | Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby: Examining Sex in YA Literature

The room where it happens...keep it lit or fade to black? In her renowned 1975 novel, FOREVER, Judy Blume took teens Katherine and Michael ...

Five Reasons to Give the Villain Another Chance

It’s Unexpected What? The “bad girl” in book two is the heroine of book three? Are you serious? That late-to-work, ...

Fran Stewart | Am I in There Somewhere?

Like most authors, I get frequent questions about how much of myself is in my books, and I always have to think about how to answer. On the ...

Jamie Beck’s Heroine Shares Her Top 5 Favorite Romance Novels

Thank you so much for hosting me to talk about my recent release, UNEXPECTEDLY HERS. Fans of the Sterling Canyon series have already met Emma ...

Laura Spinella Author/Reader Match

Writes: Across genre! However, be assured there’s a love story in all Laura Spinella novels—hotter love stories in my L. J. Wilson ...

Suzi Jennings | Change: the challenges and the rewards

2016 was a year of changes in my life. We closed a business, moved house, and my first book, this one, was prepared for publication. All three ...

What enjoyments do I find in writing historical romance?

Many people use reading as a means to escape reality and step into another life; one filled with glamour, intrigue, and adventure. The genre ...

Getting the Shaft Fairy Tale Style

I love fairy tales. As you might have guessed since the books in my Bachelor Auction series are all loosely based on them. :-) But really, some ...

On Sale – 75% off HIS FANTASY BRIDE! One Week Only!

HIS FANTASY BRIDE, by Nina Croft is on sale! Only 99 cents (usual price $3.99) for one week only. I can’t marry you. You don’t love ...

Sex and Activism: How writing erotic novels pushes the sex-positive movement forward

Ever since I was younger, I wanted to be a writer. Never in a million years did I think that sex was what I’d be writing about and that in ...

Kari Lynn Dell | Tangled in Texas

Tangled in Texas in 6 words. The rodeo cowboy version of Rocky. Favorite thing to munch on while you write? I try not to snack while ...

Men at Work – 10 Romances that will Satisfy your Need for a Hot Man with Callused Hands

I’ve never been much for a billionaire hero. Partly because I don’t brush shoulders with many men from the top 1% and I’ve never seen the ...

Excerpt from RECKLESS HEARTS

Lia bounced on her toes, pride in her eyes as she grabbed hold of Travis’s wrist and held on tight. “Colly, meet Travis. Travis, ...

Sarah Hawthorne | Which Alpha-Hero are you spending your Valentine’s Day with?

Is he shirtless? A manipulative jerk? Or even an alpha-hole? Alphas come in all shapes and sizes and I enjoy pretty much all of them. For me, a ...

Liz Crowe | Time to get TAPPED

You can craft a novel about a second chance at love, a young/first love, a May-December love, an older man meets young virgin love, ...