Enjoying Summer

In North America July is the time of celebration, not only has summer truly arrived with the thunderstorms, rain, heat, tornadoes or in ...

Monday Musing – Convention Season

What a great day! It's Monday and in the northern hemisphere according to the television weather maps we have spring-like weather in most parts. ...

Sara Reyes | Summer Reading…

It's always said we read more in the summer, but it didn't used to be true for me. As a mother, summers were when I worked and figured out how ...

Sara Reyes | Saturday Ramblings… Time for Tea, Books and Friends

Hello, my friends. It's been a long time since I chatted with you here. Did you miss me? Laughing, probably not since we've had many many ...

Sara Reyes | HAPPY New Year

As I write this 2011 has already been spotted for some of our friends in the Pacific Rim and is slowly methodically working its way across the ...

Sara Reyes | Make Your Holiday Present a Memory…

Holiday season always makes me think about the best times I had, the memories last, hopefully for a lifetime. I surely don't remember very many ...

Sara Reyes | Weekend Ramblings

I went to a busy birthday party last night and found myself surrounded by the book people. Or in other words friends I know from one or another ...

15 HOT Contests…Enter before They’re Over

Believe it or not summer is almost over and that means last chance for summer VACATIONS! Okay, maybe just a mini vacation or even a short ...

Sara Reyes | Dog Days of August…

[caption id="attachment_2504" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Age of Treason movie"][/caption] Geez, it's August in Texas and in our ...

I’m begging for your VOTE!

We submitted a panel suggestion for the 2011 South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW) where over 20,000 people gather to discuss the ...

Sara Reyes | It’s hot, I’m lazy, What’s to read?

[caption id="attachment_2267" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Our Return with BOOKS!"][/caption] I survived another BIG conference, ...

Sara Reyes | A Fresh Fiction Road Trip

[caption id="attachment_2141" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Peaches ready to travel"][/caption] Each year the Romance Writers of ...

Becky Pena | Where All The Geeks Go! To Meet Olivia Munn!

[caption id="attachment_2047" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Becky and Peaches visit with Olivia Munn"][/caption] This past Thursday ...

Sara Reyes | If It’s July, it must be CONFERENCE Season!

[caption id="attachment_1979" align="alignright" width="150" caption="MYTHCON War In Heaven"][/caption] This is short and sweet because I'm ...

Sara Reyes | Summer Reads…My Muse Is Back…

Who's back? Well, "she", my summer reading muse has returned with a bang! Some days or months do you feel like you're in a reading funk? Nothing ...

Sara Reyes | Packing up the Tiara, What’s new at Fresh Fiction…

[caption id="attachment_1786" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Peaches in Tiara for 2010 Boas & Tiaras Tea"][/caption] Last ...

Tea, Authors, and Chocolate, Oh My!

None of what I am about to write would have been possible without the wonderfulness that is Sara R. and DFWTea!  She is just a wonderful person ...

Sara Reyes | A visit with Claire Avery

[caption id="attachment_1722" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Delicious cake for the HIDDEN WIVES book signing"][/caption] Friday ...

Loa Ledbetter | Dallas goes Supernatural…Kim Harrison, Aprilynne Pike, Eileen Schreiber and Kimberly Derting

HarperTeen kicked off the first week of summer with the Supernatural Summer Tour.  This is a six day whirl wind tour that includes Kansas City, ...

Sara Reyes | Getting Ready for Summer Reads …

This is the start of summer in the US, the sorta official beginning -- Memorial Day Weekend. Most of the schools are out and if they aren't then ...

Sara Reyes | A Painful Task — Culling the Book Shelf

[caption id="attachment_1546" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Peaches visits with Rosemary Clement-Moore"][/caption] I had one of ...

Sara Reyes | What’s the Readers ‘n ‘ritas Conference?

If you've heard the rumors I'll have to admit some of them are true. When I meet with authors and readers we have the reputation for closing ...

Sara Reyes | To Read YA or Not, That’s my question…

What a wild week I've had: three signings attended (if I was a woman with super powers I could have gone to seven of interest), two author ...

Sara Reyes | A Short Step Back…What was old is new…

It's odd to think, but the 20th Century is really over, it's history. can you believe it? We're in the 21st Century. Even a familiar trademarks, ...

Sara Reyes | New, Updated, Reissue…or a Cheat?

On Sara's Bookshelf: Mary Balogh classics and latest from Jacqueline WinspearLast week I whined, moaned and generally threw a fit over something ...

Sara Reyes | To Read or Not To Read… Is It Work?

Reading...it's something I've had to do every day since before I can really remember. Reading is so fundamental, to quote a literacy ad ...

Sara Reyes | Out of Order, It’s a Mess!

Look, I'm not usually cranky about reading books out of order, but thanks to a reading friend, I've discovered Christine Warren's world of The ...

Sara Reyes | Do You Glom?

I've been thinking about the characteristics or traits of a bookaholic recently. Maybe it's time for introspection or I'm bored, no matter, I've ...

Sara Reyes | Best Tea Etiquette in Three Easy Steps

One of the burdens of being a coordinator for a book club that meets for a high tea is doing the research. Yes, the research of trying out new ...

Sara Reyes | 5 Reasons to Get Out Of Town

One thing I learned at South By Southwest (SXSW) is to occasionally have blog posts with a number in the title. So, being I finally got home ...

Sara Reyes | Off to the Festivals

I'm not quite sure what I should use as the label for South by South West (SXSW) or "South by." It's a film festival, a music festival and now ...

Sara Reyes | My World’s Not All Fiction…

This week I've had some blocks of time during the work day away from the office. Usually I take my laptop with me, find a place with electricity ...

Sara Reyes | What Ever Happened to…?

When you've read in a genre for over five years you'll find that some of your favorite authors seem to stop writing or no longer publish books. ...

Sara Reyes | Bring on the Book Resolutions….

A new year and time to put into effect resolutions. Some resolve to become healthier, happier, successful, or more learned. I'd say ...

Sara Reyes | Something Delicious in the Kitchen means…

It's the time of year when I need an extra special escape moment or two so I do my old handy escape -- fall back into a book. I feel a bit sad ...

Sara Reyes | Season’s Greetings…what are you reading?

Now that we're in the beginning of the final countdown for the holidays, what are you reading? Is there a book or series of books you just feel ...

Sara Reyes | See You In Austin, or Texas Book Festival Ramblings…

Just realized it's been over 10 years that I started on this path, crusade, mission to meet and support authors. As I was rushing, literally, to ...

Sara Reyes | Author Signings…My First Real and Virtual

Book SigningOriginally uploaded by freshfictionThis week's guest blogger, Susan Wiggs, had a post about the most horrible signings she's ever ...

Sara Reyes | Tea, a Saturday Tradition Bears Fruit… with Vampires!

Fun Books to Read!Today is tea day, Means gathering books, getting dressed somewhat nicely (no "work" pants, jeans okay), putting on the minimal ...

Sara Reyes | Holiday…I’m really going off the clock…

Probably for about six hours. GASP. I know, it's a shocker and I really should have thought about this earlier and had someone else guest blog ...

Sara Reyes | Author + Books + Video = Excitement?

I always tell people -- find something to do that connects with your passion in life and you'll be successful! And the rule has proved itself ...

Sara Reyes | Reader Interrupted, I Hate When a Good Book Butts into Life!

I picked up two sets of books last weekend at ArmadilloCon, both fantasies, one set by Scott Lynch about otherworldly thieves and Patrice ...

Sara Reyes | Why A Reader Attends a Science Fiction Fantasy Literary Convention (or "Con")

Some Con Books you should get!:"Why are you going to xxxCon?" Something I get asked each time I tell my book club I'm going to a con soon. And ...

Sara Reyes | Anniversaries of Books, Authors and Web Sites…

In August Fresh Fiction will celebrate its 5th anniversary. In the Internet world it's a real milestone, as it is for a small business. Most go ...

Sara Reyes | Reason 108 … What I Get From Reading Romance Novels

Recommended ReadsOne of the popular sayings and truths among romance readers is "everything I know I learned from a romance novel." And it is ...

Sara Reyes | Where Have I Read That Before?

Recommended ReadsCall me old or at least a long-time reader and you'll be right. And as one I've got a few favorite authors that I'll read ...

Sara Reyes | Making My List…Checking it ?

Big confession time, shocker isn't it? But I don't make reading lists. Gasp! Yup, reading a book is a time of relaxation and to "get away from ...

Sara Reyes | Get These Voices Out of My Head!

Buy Your Copy todayI was so excited this week, the latest Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire book went on sale, and I got my hands on a copy ...

Sara Reyes | Do Special Events Make for a Better Relationship with Artists Creation?

And by artists I am referring to authors and film makers this time around. We'll leave the musicians, painters, sculptors, and programmers out ...

Sara Reyes | Adventures in World Building, or Let This World Go!

Books I read this week, all good for me:Buy Your Copy todayOrder Your Copy todayPre-order Your Copy todayThis week it seems everyone's been ...

Sara Reyes | Escape the Economic Downturn …. Surprising Answers

Hey, guess what? Something you'll never believe about the economy! Romance book sales are up. Way UP! And I say, DUH!!! Sheesh, where has ...

Sara Reyes | OMG I Hurt A Book!!!!

Yes, people, friends, acquaintances and the casual visitor, I did a VERY VERY BAD thing this week! I committed an offense beyond all ...

Sara Reyes | Starting a New Year … in books

Well, Happy New Year!!! It's the beginning of a new year, a new slate, new opportunities and best of all, new books to read!I always like that ...