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Stacy Reid | The Erotic Reading of a Victorian Lord

“You captivate me. I admire your thirst for adventure…your joy for freedom, your vivacity. I want you because you rouse me as no other woman has done in years, if ever. And I want to burn in the passion I see beneath your cool gaze, a passion I suspect will satiate my every need. I […]

Kate Willoughby | The Silly Side of Hockey

When I began writing hockey romances, I discovered that NHL players love to play pranks on each other. For instance, here’s a video showing Patrick Sharp and Adam Burish ordering an unwanted breakfast for two of their fellow Blackhawks. Some might find these type of hijinks immature, but I find them amusingly endearing. Like Sharp […]

AIN’T SHE SWEET? Join Week 3 of the SEP Read-Along!

Readers everywhere fell under the spell of NATURAL BORN CHARMER last week, including our special author guest Tessa Dare who shared with us her fondness for the SEP title (and an inside look at her pajama party with SEP and Eloisa James!). Now we’re starting week three of the read-along with AIN’T SHE SWEET? and […]

Terry Spear | How A Highland Alpha Wolf Makes A First Impression

Everyone knows how important first impressions are, aye? Grant MacQuarrie, the hero of my recent release HERO OF A HIGHLAND WOLF, wants badly to make a strong first impression on my heroine—he wants to scare her off! Colleen Playfair wishes to claim her inheritance, a Scottish castle in the highlands. But she is an American, […]

Gina L. Maxwell | Inspiration and Serendipity

A question that writers get asked a lot is about where we get our inspiration. When making up dozens of in-depth stories doesn’t come naturally to someone, it’s hard for them to fathom how we can possibly come up with so many characters and plots and details. This is no different from my inability to […]

Ella Quinn | Intuition Versus Research

It’s wonderful to be back on Fresh Fiction!! Last time I visited, I talked about my muse. Well, she was out while I was writing ENTICING MISS EUGENIE VILLARET, book 5 in The Marriage Game. Although I live in St. Thomas, where the book is set, finding any information between the end of the Napoleonic […]

Terrie Farley Moran | Setting: Why Must The Story Be in This Place?

Or for me more personally the question is: Why does the story line in WELL READ, THEN DEAD fit so well on Estero Island in Fort Myers Beach? Plot, character and setting are often referred to as the three-legged stool of story. I’ve heard writers fight over, er, discuss the preeminence of character over plot […]

Ellery Adams | Searching for My Downton Abbey: How The Book Retreat Mystery Series Was Born

I’ve begun to think that inspiration is a bit like love: it appears unexpectedly and completely consumes one’s thoughts. I wasn’t looking to write a new series when the idea for The Book Retreat Mysteries struck. I was plenty busy with The Books By The Bay series, the Charmed Pie Shoppe series, and writing one […]

Amber Lin | Five Reasons to Love the Hero from FALLING FOR THE PIRATE

I’m so excited to celebrate the release of my historical romance, FALLING FOR THE PIRATE, from Entangled Publishing. This is the second installment in the Men of Fortune series, which features sexy former pirates who are working to establish themselves as legitimate–and who each find love in the process. I especially love the hero of […]

Elle Kennedy | Top 5 Must-Haves in Romance

Confession: I’m a very picky reader. Once I find an author I like, I tend to stick with them until the end of time. But this isn’t to say I’m not open to finding new authors. I get tons of book recommendations, and though I give everything a try, there are many books that I […]