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Sheila Roberts | Plenty of Holiday Spirit for Me

I remember last Christmas asking myself, “What would happen if Santa ever lost his holiday spirit?” Hopefully, Christmas is about more than the jolly, old guy in the red suit and the world wouldn’t end if he took some time off. Still, I thought this would be a fun idea to play with, so I […]

Wendy Sparrow | Where Heroes Come From

One of the most common questions asked of writers is where our ideas come from, but far less frequently asked is where our characters come from. I remember reading that J.K. Rowling said that Harry Potter walked fully-formed into her head. Other writers such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle acknowledge that their characters, like Doyle’s […]

Randi Cooley Wilson | Why I Write New Adult

If you stop to think about your life’s story, as a whole, you’ll discover each layer is composed of many chapters filled with mystery, romance, relationships, and outcomes – both good and bad. There are innocent moments that take your breath away and if you’re lucky, instances that will define you. When I look over […]

Sonya Weiss | Writing Influences

Someone asked me if I could do any other profession except write, what it would be. I would have become a veterinarian. I’ve always loved animals. I think I got that from my parents. Both were avid animal lovers and I can remember one time when my dad brought home an injured pregnant bunny rabbit. […]

Exclusive Excerpt from THE LAWS OF SEDUCTION by Gwen Jones

Exclusive Excerpt from THE LAWS OF SEDUCTION Chapter One Alpha Nailed Center City District Police Headquarters Philadelphia Monday, September 29 11:35 p.m. In her fifteen years as an attorney Charlotte had never let anyone throw her off her game, and she wasn’t about to let it happen now. So why was she shaking in her […]

A Cozy Feast for the Season

It’s that time of year when all the holiday meals, goodies and treats surround us with the aromas and tastes to kill for… at least in fiction. Hopefully in real life, people will stop short of murder and share a bite of their decadent deserts with their loved one sitting at the table next to […]

Dyann Love Barr | Recipe for Love

You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. As a retired personal chef, I know this all too well. It’s amazing how picky some people can be when it comes to their food. I’d meet with a client to go over their list of likes, dislikes, allergies, and possible menus. One person would […]

Lynn Cahoon | Happy Holidays

IF THE SHOE KILLS is set in the days just before Thanksgiving. Like Jill Gardner, my amateur sleuth, I stress about the upcoming holidays. Will the turkey be done? Will it be dry? Does Uncle Leo like ham better than turkey? Should we serve both? This year, I’m adding in a medical procedure so I’ll […]

Tina Gabrielle | The Sex-Appeal of Spies

Hello to everyone at Fresh Fiction! I’m so excited to be here on the launch date of A SPY UNMASKED. It’s the first book in The Crown’s Secret Service series and introduces a master spy and safecracker and the feisty lady inventor who captures his heart. I have always loved romance novels with lots of intrigue. Romances […]


1. I devised one of the best heroes I could conceive to fit the story…(Forget that he’s modeled after Chris Pine) Looks are important, yes, but Jude Lyons needed to be complicated from a psychological perspective—He comes from money but doesn’t have a driving need to pursue it. He’s gentle and loving but suffered extreme […]