The Joy of Spring Mysteries

It's springtime! Although many of us are not feeling the effects yet, we can benefit from all of the hard work mystery authors did while ...

Recipes for Cinco de Murder with Rebecca Adler

One of the great thing about cozy mysteries are the recipes! Everyone loves to delve into the scrumptious foods authors describe in their books, ...

Teen Drama at its Best—and Deadliest

A Review of S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett, is a fast-paced mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to ...

Sweet Teasers for New Mysteries

This week I'm featuring four new mysteries you can't pass up. These four authors have supplied a variety of different types of mysteries to ...

Q&A with Xavier Stirling from XAVIER: THE CONTRACT

Here's a Q&A with Xavier Stirling, the (fictional) hero in the steamy romantic suspense book written by Miranda P. Charles called XAVIER: ...

Lost and Found

A Review by Kym and Gidget Today's blog was a special treat for me. I read the book along with a young reader, and then we sat down and wrote ...

Baby it’s Cozy Inside

The first week of February is always cold. Even in Texas, we're in the thirties and I have to say, the temperature is the one number I want to ...

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

Monique Daoust: It is my pleasure to welcome Lynne Connolly to Fresh Fiction! Congratulations on your new book SINLESS, which I ...

Meet Mercy Kilpatrick (of self-named series by Kendra Elliot)

A MERCIFUL SECRET is the third book in my Mercy Kilpatrick series about an FBI agent who was raised in rural Oregon by survivalists. In SECRET, ...

Cozy Corner | It’s a Cozy New Year!

The new year is always filled with fresh prospects, new beginnings and hope for a better tomorrow. Yet sometimes, you just want to hang onto ...

Getting Cozy with the Best of 2017

It's hard to pick the best mysteries of the past year, especially when I'm limited on space. I don't feature a book I don't love, so if you've ...

Tis the Season to Get Cozy

The rat race has begun! For many, the menorah is lit. Or the tree is decorated. The lights are hung. The list is complete. (Until they add to it ...

Thanksgiving Escape

You know it's going to happen. You're going to need to escape. Because on Thursday afternoon, Uncle Bill will be deep in the eggnog—except he ...

Fall Back and Get Cozy

The week of Readers & ritas is always a busy one in North Texas. Games to prepare, baskets to put together, and the dreaded hunts through ...

Fall into a Cozy

The cozy temps of fall are just starting to reach Texas, bringing with them one of my guilty pleasures—snuggling up with a fuzzy blanket and a ...

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 ...

Meet Bethany Turner, author of THE SECRET LIFE OF SARAH HOLLENBECK

About Bethany Turner Bethany Turner is the director of administration for Rock Springs Church in Southwest Colorado. A former VP/operations ...

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 ...

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It’s Raining Cats & Sofie Kelly

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing the author of A Magical Cat Mystery series, Sofie Kelly. Her latest mystery, A TALE OF TWO KITTIES, ...

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A Puniful Name

This week I’m featuring three cozies that caught my attention with their titles. I love a good, quirky title. To be specific, one that can ...

Meet Ann H. Gabhart, author of THESE HEALING HILLS

About Ann H. Gabhart Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several Shaker novels—The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, The ...

Meet Shawn Smucker, author of THE DAY THE ANGELS FELL

About Shawn Smucker Shawn lives in Lancaster, PA, along with his wife and their six children. He is the author of Building a Life Out of ...

An Instrumental Interview with Alexia Gordon

It’s time to travel across the pond with author Alexia Gordon to the land of shamrocks and leprechauns. Actually, we won’t be visiting any ...

Getting Cozy in the Heat

The best way to deal with the heat of summer is to find a place in the shade, or the air conditioning;), and read an incredible mystery. ...

Sherrilyn Kenyon chats ‘Dragonsworn’

Miranda Owen: In DRAGONSWORN, Falcyn and Medea are both warriors and have both known bone-deep grief. Do you prefer writing a hero and heroine ...

Women’s History in Mystery

For Women’s History Month, I felt it was only fitting to pay homage to the female authors of the past who continue to captivate mystery ...

Interview with Kate Baxter, author of ‘The Lost Vampire’

Miranda Owen: What is it about vampires that capture your imagination? Kate Baxter: I’ve always been a fan of vampires! I read Anne ...

Q&A with Bestselling Author Jeaniene Frost on her latest title THE SWEETEST BURN

Miranda Owen: What had you doing a series about demons, angels, and other biblical themes? Jeaniene Frost : I’ve loved all things ...

Getting Cozy in the Shade

Is it hotter than Hades everywhere? Sweltering heat that makes the pools feel like bathwater, and the lakes a petrie dish for bacteria? We’ve ...

Summer Mysteries

Whether you like to sit on the porch with a hardback book in your hands, or with your Kindle or Nook on your lap, this week I’ve chosen four ...

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Cozy Corner | Summer Treats

The summer months are full of new treats from fresh fruit at the local market to new flavors of ice cream, all of them mouth-wateringly ...

Interview: Jenn McKinlay gets cozy and romantic in ABOUT A DOG

Miranda Owen: When you have two successful and entertaining cozy mystery series, what made you decide to write romance? Do you read romance? If ...

Amanda Ashley talks shape-shifters, romance, and who she’s reading today!

Miranda Owen: For readers like me, who are unfamiliar with your books written as Madeline Baker, could you please describe what your historical ...

Time for a Mystery Vacation

By Kym Roberts You don’t need to plan a vacation or a staycation this week. Take the week off and relax from all the hubbub that has had ...

A Purely Public Interview with Darcie Wilde

One of my favorite authors is sitting down in the Cozy Corner this week. Darcie Wilde’s tales of regency England enthrall readers with layers ...

Interview with Winnie Archer

Kym: Welcome to The Cozy Corner, Winnie! Kym: Many readers may not know that Winnie Archer is a pen name for your new series, and that ...

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 ...

Meet Sonia Taitz, author of GREAT WITH CHILD

GREAT WITH CHILD tells the story of ambitious, driven Abigail Thomas. The hard working daughter of immigrants, Abigail is up for partnership at ...

Cozy Corner | Spring is HERE!

It’s almost here! Can you feel it? Can you smell it in the air? Well, you can definitely see it in all the fresh new cozies popping up ...

Something Sweet with Sandra Bretting

Missy Dubois is the definition of southern charm in the small town of Bleu Bayou, Louisiana. She’s got sass and spunk, with a style everyone ...

Meet Wendy Lee, author of THE ART OF CONFIDENCE

Liu Qingwu doesn’t set out to commit a crime. He only wants to sell a painting—something more substantial than the Impressionist knockoffs ...

My Mission: Peachy Cozies to Blow You Away

As a reader, book covers catch my eye. As a writer, titles draw me in. My three features this week were complete head-turners that had me hooked ...

Cozies for the Dead of Winter

January is one of those months I find myself snuggling up in front of the fire with a good book instead of doing my grocery shopping. A good ...

Meet Ella Joy Olsen, author of ROOT, PETAL, THORN

Ivy Baygren has two great loves in her life: her husband, Adam, and the bungalow they buy together in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Salt ...

Meet Caroline Leavitt, author of CRUEL, BEAUTIFUL WORLD

It’s 1969, and sixteen-year-old Lucy is about to run away to live off the grid in rural Pennsylvania, a rash act that will have vicious ...

Meet Barbara Claypole White, author of ECHOES OF FAMILY

Marianne Stokes fled England at seventeen, spiraling into the manic depression that would become her shadow. She left behind secrets, memories, ...

Meet Holly Robinson, author of FOLLY COVE

The Bradford sisters are famous in Rockport, Massachusetts: for their beauty, their singing voices, their legendary ancestors, and their elegant ...

The Best of 2016

It’s almost time to sing Auld Lang Syne and as I reflect over the blogs I’ve posted for 2016, I realize what an amazing year I’ve had on ...

Getting Cozy with Charli Rae

Kym: “Today I have the pleasure of sitting down with Charli Rae Warren in her hometown of Hazel Rock, Texas for an interview. Charli is a ...

Small Press Cozies for Cyber Monday

What better way to celebrate Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, than by featuring a few of my favorite e-book authors and publishers! I ...

Getting Cozy and Giving Thanks

Getting Cozy and Giving Thanks November is an important month for our country. It’s a month of freedom and expression. It’s a month of ...

A Royal Interview with Rhys Bowen

I’m very excited to have one of the leading historical cozy mystery writers here at the Cozy Corner. She’s polite and funny, hard-working ...

Pick Your Treat

Halloween doesn’t have to mean adding inches to your waistline, although that certainly is a delicious way to celebrate the holiday;) Our cozy ...

Mysteries Pets Make Fall Thrillers

There are a few things that are an absolute must in the world of cozy mysteries, but first and foremost are the animals. A quirky, troublesome ...

Writing a Woman’s Life with Julie Lawson Timmer

When Char Hawthorn's husband dies unexpectedly, she is left questioning everything she once knew to be true: from the cozy small town life they ...

A Spicy Honeymoon with a Brew

Fall is almost here, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it! The summer heat has dug in its heels and driven me to a cozy air-conditioned ...

Meet Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

From the outside, Sycamore Glen, North Carolina, might look like the perfect all-American neighborhood. But behind the white picket fences lies ...

Erika Kelly | ‘Rocking’ the band scene

Erika Kelly is best known for her sexy Rock Star Romance series, but in October she launches a brand new series about hot and bothered brothers. ...

A Dream Interview with Mary Kennedy

I must be dreaming; otherwise Mary Kennedy wouldn’t be sitting in the Cozy Corner answering all my questions. Yet a pinch of my arms proves ...

Woman on a Mission

It doesn’t matter where you are, what century you live in, or what culture you embrace, you will always find a woman on a mission—to better ...

Meet Weina Dai Randel

At the moment of the Emperor's death, everything changes in the palace. Mei, his former concubine, is free, and Pheasant, the heir and Mei's ...

Time for a Gala in the Garden

Since I’m a secret readaholic who loves cloak and dagger mysteries, my choices this week shouldn’t put you at death’s door or make you ...

Caroline Angell | All the Time in the World

"Writing a Woman's World" Charlotte is a gifted and superbly trained young musician who has been blindsided by a shocking betrayal in her ...

Meet Lorraine Bartlett (aka LL Bartlett, Lorna Barnett)

A mystery is not an easy endeavor to take on as a writer, and writing one great mystery after another, is even harder. Yet for a few exceptional ...

Cozy Corner: Summertime Crime Spree

There’s nothing better than sitting on the porch reading a mystery with a summer breeze and a tall glass of iced tea. Unless of course, I’m ...

Bonnie Vanak | ‘The Mating Season’ and why Montana Shifters are the sexiest

Bonnie Vanak is no stranger to a full plate. She released two new novels in her Werewolves of Montana series this spring, and she is already ...

A conversation with SARAH-JANE STRATFORD

If you're a fan of Foyle's War or other period pieces on PBS / BBC, then check out RADIO GIRLS for a glimpse behind the scenes of the start of ...

Author Interview with Janet Finsilver

What genre do you write in? I write a cozy mystery series with an amateur sleuth. I like the elements of this genre. There are interesting ...

Meet Anita Hughes, author of ISLAND IN THE SUN

Juliet Lyman is a senior executive at Yesterday Records. Music is her passion and she's very good at her job. That's why her famously ...

Meet Kat Martin

Last week Kat Martin published her latest novel INTO THE WHIRLWIND to great fanfare here at Fresh Fiction! Reviewer Helen Williams instantly put ...

Tosca Lee | On The Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory, Traveling, and Suspense

Tosca Lee, author of THE PROGENY, sits down with Fresh Fiction reviewer Debbie Wiley to talk about her new thriller. Debbie Wiley: Hi, Tosca! ...

Irish’d for a New Cozy from Kylie Logan

And it came true! Kylie Logan is just one of the many pseudonyms used by National Bestselling Author, Casey Daniels. To the enjoyment of ...

Meet Jennifer Ashley

Miranda Owen: First, let me say that I am such a huge fan. How do you find the time to write so many different varieties of romance books, in ...

Meet Amy Sue Nathan

Things are a little rough for Izzy Lane. Still reeling from the break-up of her marriage, the newly single mom moves back to the Philadelphia ...

Cozy Corner: I Checked Out A Fatal Chapter, Ripped From the Pages

The various story-lines of cozy mysteries never get old for me. Carving, cooking, knitting, sewing, surfing, travel, witches. What’s not to ...

Jane Austen Lives! Thanks to Darcie Wilde

A USEFUL WOMAN, A Rosalind Thorne Mystery by Darcie Wilde, the title caught my attention immediately—I had to swallow the affront that stuck ...

Meet Brooklyn Ann

Love a good vampire historical? Or a great vampire contemporary? You're not alone and our reviewer Miranda Owen had a chance to chat with ...

Yona Interviews Susan Shapiro

Is it dangerous to search for an old flame you never got over? What if you find him—and he doesn't remember you? In her captivating new novel, ...

Kym Roberts | Bite into a Cozy

What’s in a name? Everything when it comes to a cozy mystery. It must be witty, eye-catching, combine a hint about the series and the ...

Meet Sabrina Jeffries

Hi, Sabrina! Thank you for joining us here today at Fresh Fiction. I'm so happy to be talking with you about your books and your life! I’m ...

Meet Holly Robinson

In the coming months, I am going to be doing Q & A’s with a number of women’s fiction authors.  I think you’ll find their work ...

A Strawberry Topped Interview with CC Dragon

I am of the mindset that there’s nothing better than having a ripe, juicy strawberry on top of my dessert, and I’m beginning to believe the ...

Interview with Lynsay Sands

Our reviewer Monique Daoust is a big fan of Lynsay Sands novels especially the Argeneau Vampires series. She had the chance to ask Lynsay some ...

Escape to Majorca with Anita Hughes

Juliet Lyman is a senior executive at Yesterday Records. Music is her passion and she's very good at her job. That's why her famously ...

Meet Molly McAdams

It's always an exciting time when Molly McAdams has a new book out, so we were very pleased to be able to talk with her about her latest book: ...

Meet Lisa Gardner

Our reviewer Sandra Wurman, wrote FIND HER "first and foremost I have to say I've never been more emotionally invested in a story. FIND HER ...

A Conversation with Jan Drexler

Jan Drexler is the descendant of Anabaptists who settled in Pennsylvania in the 1700s and then migrated west. She's started a new series, ...

A Race for the White House…Kitchen

It’s that time of year! Well, technically it started eight months ago when all the politicians started clogging up the news channels, social ...

Meet Irene Hannon — Author of THIN ICE

Bestselling author Irene Hannon has written more than 50 romantic suspense and contemporary romance/women’s fiction novels. She is a ...

Meet Lindsay McKenna, creator of DELOS Series

Thank you for joining us today at Fresh Fiction. I’m a real fan of military romance and suspense and loved your Shadow Warriors series. This ...

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Cozy Corner | Moments of Mystery from 2015

The best part of writing for the Cozy Corner is finding new mysteries and meeting new authors. Some of the series I’ve followed from book one, ...

Meet Brigid Kemmerer

Ever wonder about authors who can take you from the young adult to beginning of adulthood? Today, our Sherri Morris talked to Brigid Kemmerer ...

Cozy Corner | The Gift of Mystery

It’s that time of year! That’s right, you have to come up with an idea for all those people you don’t really know—at all! What do you ...

Cozy Corner: Melissa Bourbon, a Magical Mystery

I met Melissa Bourbon (Misa Ramirez) for the first time in 2009 at Barnes & Noble on the Texas Christian University Campus. I was new to the ...

Conversation with Bernard Cornwell

Great news! The newest book in the Saxon Series will be out next year AND the first book's adaptation, THE LOST KINGDOM, has already entered ...

EXCLUSIVE Interview with Lindsay McKenna & Michael Jaco

Lindsay McKenna, author of DOWN RANGE, sat down with our Janene Putman recently to discuss her newest release, what it's like creating sexy ...

Rosie Goes to Teen Night

I had the pleasure of attending a signing at the Chapters Book Store in Richmond, BC, on July 17th. Touted as a Teen Author Night, my ...

Inside the NIGHTWATCHER trilogy with Wendy Corsi Staub

During the Romance Writers of America Conference (RWA) this year I was able to meet with the lovely and talented Wendy Corsi Staub. As a New ...

Lady Of The War Of Roses: An Interview With Philippa Gregory

FRESH FICTION is delighted to welcome New York Times bestselling novelist Philippa Gregory.  Ms. Gregory, well-known for her novels of the ...