Fresh FIction Box Not To Miss
Author Reader Match – Terri Osburn
MatchMaker / September 12, 2017

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Terri Osburn. Writes: I write contemporary romance novels with heart and humor, typically in a small town setting. But my newest release, RISING STAR available Sept 12th, is set in the gritty and glittering world of the Nashville country music scene, and features a spotlight-reluctant country radio DJ falling for an up and coming country singer. About: I’ve been a romance reader for more than three decades and can’t believe this is how I get to make my living. I’m a northerner transplanted to the south more than twenty years ago and will stay here, far from extended winters. I hate to be cold! Last year I moved back to Nashville, which is truly the city of my heart. One early reviewer of RISING STAR said I wrote a love letter to Nashville and country music. Though that wasn’t my intention when I started the book, I love the sentiment and hope readers will not only enjoy the love story between…

Author/Reader Match – Melissa Foster
MatchMaker / September 12, 2017

Writes: Sinfully sexy contemporary romances with tons of humor and heart. My heroes, like Zane Walker, in my newest release, THE REAL THING, will make you swoon and sweat (in the very best way!). About: I’m a mother, friend, and serious chocoholic. I have six brothers and six children, and love writing about big-families with strong emotional connections. If you enjoy steamy, family-centric romance series with sexy, alpha heroes and smart, sassy heroines, then my books are a perfect match! What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Readers who devour steamy romance like I do! Readers who love sexy, alpha heroes that have you swooning and…is it hot in here? Readers who love smart, sassy heroines that you could see as a best friends Readers who love highly emotional story lines (tears and laughs) Readers who love smoking-hot love making in the bedroom, the kitchen…really anywhere! What to expect if we’re compatible: A LOT of book hangovers New characters who will immediately feel like family Hopefully not too much nail biting waiting for my next releases (but you have PLENTY of backlist titles to catch up on while waiting!) THE REAL THING by Melissa Foster Sugar Lake Bakery…

Get to know: TARA LEIGH
MatchMaker / September 5, 2017

Writes: Steamy contemporary romance. Her debut BILLIONAIRE BOSSES series will launch 9/5/17 with PENTHOUSE PLAYER, the first of three standalone romances featuring the sexy scions of Manhattan moguls struggling to find love and success on their own terms. About: Forty-ish romance writer seeks readers looking for a passionate peek into the tumultuous world of New York’s most beautiful bankers. Stocks and bonds aren’t the only commodities traded on Wall Street. Money, power, prestige, sex—they’re all available to the highest bidder. My ideal reader match: Loves a delicious cocktail to go with her Kindle. Finds bankers wearing bespoke suits sexy AF. Prefers their cocky with a healthy dose of cuddles. Enjoys a walk down Wall Street, preferably while wearing Louboutins. Reads fast-paced, high-stakes romance. Is a fan of ‘girl from the wrong side of the tracks meets boy who has it all—except for love’ stories. Binge watches Billions, loves The Wolf of Wall Street. Wants to engage over Facebook, Twitter, or through my newsletter. What to expect: Six books in the next 14 months! Wall Street series. BILLIONAIRE BOSSES: PENTHOUSE PLAYER, 9/17; DEAL BREAKER, 11/17; RISK TAKER 1/18 Rock Star series. NOTHING BUT TROUBLE: ROCK KING 2/18, ROCK LEGEND, 7/18; ROCK…

Tamra Baumann Author Reader Match
MatchMaker / August 29, 2017

Writes: Light-hearted contemporary romance with a little bit of danger, some hard to explain hunches, and lots of fun. SEEING DOUBLE debuts August 29th, 2017 About: Romance author seeking readers looking for a fun contemporary romance novel with a spunky heroine who has a big heart, trying to step out of her famous mother’s big shadow. Who likes to see men vying for the heroine’s love. And like me likes a good chuckle, craves a little adventure, and seeks a happily ever after with the perfect guy. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Someone who could fall for either a cocky, cowboy-boot-wearing cop or a former NFL quarterback turned lawyer who knows how to make pinstripes look sexy. Enjoys fast-paced plots with twists and turns. Wants a book that’ll make your pals want to know what’s making you grin while you read. Doesn’t mind reading about sizzling kisses, and a few naughty times. Has dreams at night that sometimes come true too. (Like the heroine) Whose idea of a perfect rainy Friday night includes an e-reader, lots of chocolate, and wine. (If that’s your beverage of choice) Likes cute kids in their stories. Looking for light entertainment,…

Cindy Kirk | Author/Reader Match
Author Guest , MatchMaker / August 15, 2017

I’m Cindy Kirk and I write Contemporary Small-Town Romance. The latest release in my popular Good Hope series is FOREVER IN GOOD HOPE. I’m a Leo, so my strengths are that I’m creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful and humorous. Since we don’t have much time, we’ll skip the weaknesses. I love to read (hard to meet a writer who doesn’t love books) and I adore animals. Traveling is another passion. In short, put me in the passenger seat with a book in my hands and a dog or cat on my lap and I’m happy. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: You read the end of a book first because you want to make sure it ends happily You feel stressed when the romance hits rough waters. Your first question when a friend recommends a book is “does it have a happy ending?” Television takes second place to a good book. You bookmark your favorite parts so you can go back and re-read them You’ve read your favorite books numerous times What to expect if we’re compatible: We’ll discuss favorite scenes that tug at our heartstrings. We’ll speculate on why a secondary character (like Steve) wasted so…

Author/Reader Match – Liz Maverick
MatchMaker / August 2, 2017

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Liz Maverick. Writes: Welcome to the world of the Hudson Kings via my new romantic suspense series. It features an ensemble cast full of super-hot mercenaries, sparkling supporting characters with their own deliciously mixed-up relationships, and the sort of laugh-out-loud banter that will keep you turning the pages. Look for Book 1, THE TRANSPORTER (Shane!) on August 1, 2017 followed by THE FINANCIER (Nick!) on November 21, 2017. About: Liz Maverick tends to write what she wants to read but can’t find. Hence, the Hudson Kings, a series that combines badass mercenary missions and relationship tension between the hero and heroine AND between guys on the team. In case you were wondering, she also likes dessert. And watching her little girl discover new things. And swimming. And tea parties. And black leather-clad action heroes. But also drawing-room men in breeches. And traveling to unusual places. And wearing excessively bright sneakers. But not in any particular order. To sign up for Liz’s…

Fresh Fiction Matchmaker: Meet Anna Bradley
Author Guest , MatchMaker / August 17, 2016

Looking for the perfect author reader match? Fresh Fiction is here to help. Today we’re presenting ANNA BRADLEY. She’s got lots to offer a reader so check her out! What I Write Sexy, steamy Regency historical romance—if you’re into wild, wicked alpha heroes and sassy heroines who bring the naughtiest, haughtiest rogue to his knees, then you’ve found your perfect book match! About Me I’m looking for readers who will risk their hearts on a handsome rake. Are gowns, gloves and garters your thing? Do you want to spend an evening flirting with earls and waltzing with dukes? Then you’re the reader I’m looking for! Warning: my books are not for the faint-hearted. The Regency is rife with scandalous intrigue. Dangerous flirtations, deadly duels, seductive scoundrels, and arrogant rakes with riding crops abound. I’m Looking for a Reader who . . . Love a great romance more than she loves sleep. Has an appreciation for bad boys heroes—Regency style. Thinks cravats and breeches are sexy (readers with kilt obsessions are also welcome!) Loves to see a wicked hero redeemed Craves love scenes that give her a reason to use her fan. Believes in sizzling passion, life-altering kisses, and love at…