Happy Friday, friends! I’ve been struggling this week. I’m attempting and rather poorly to juggle health-issues, a book deadline, and life in general (time with God, time with my family, errands, etc.). It’s got me thinking A LOT about balance and priorities. My husband gave me a book he read ages ago, but I’d imagine the majority of you have heard about it–Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Have you read it? I’m so excited to dive furth...

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“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.” –G.K. Chesterton Chesterton touches on a profound point that is relevant even in the modern age. Girls and women of all ages find fairytales alluring. Is it the damsel in distress? The knight in shining armor? The slaying of the dragon? Or the magical happily-ever-after? I’m going to venture to sa...

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I’m so excited to be back here on the Fresh Fiction blog to chat about my newest release, the second book in the Lone Star Match series, SOMETHING BORROWED. This series is about a matchmaking bride who desperately wants her bridesmaids to be as happy as she is so she sets up a destination wedding and reunites her bridesmaids with the ones who got away. Unfortunately, no one else really wants to be reunited…or so they think. I loved these chara...

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We asked the authors of SAY YES TO THE SCOT to find out all the details. Check them out below and don’t miss the party tonight on Facebook! Anna Harrington What would no Scotsman be without? A good single malt scotch whisky, one whose taste of the earthy smoke of peat fires and the sweetness of heather lingers on his tongue. One with just enough bite warming down his throat when he takes a sip to chase away the damp and cold of a Highlan...

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Redemption (noun): The action of saving or being saved from error or sin. We all make mistakes. It’s a human condition, part and parcel of being a fallible mortal creature. Fortunately, most of our errors can be rectified by a heartfelt apology. No big deal, right? Then there are the biggies. We commit missteps that can’t be fixed by a simple ‘I’m sorry’, a bouquet of roses, or even by prostrating oneself in debased shame before the offended p...

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Chemistry. We know what that’s all about, right? We could be standing next to a guy (or a gal!) who would probably tick all the boxes off the list you have for yourself: Beautiful eyes. Intriguing (a.k.a. good-looking) face. Kind. Funny. Financially secure… whatever it might be for you. Yet despite all of these things being checked…things just kind of fizzle. You can’t even hold a real conversation with him or her—and it’s not because you’re t...

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Summer has roared into the Midwest bringing with it sultry temperatures, thunderstorms, block buster films (Wonder Woman!!), and a plethora of new books. Summertime for me, traditionally, has always been about the great books on my TBR pile that I have to look forward to reading along with new releases. I’ll never forget my midnight purchase of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at Borders eons ago. Lately, I’ve been a bit contemplative of t...

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Hi everyone – I’m excited to be visiting Fresh Fiction again to chat about my upcoming release, NEW MOON. This is the 8th and final book in the Moon Series, but it’s easy to jump in if you haven’t read the others first. (Although I secretly hope after you read it you’ll want to start from the beginning! LOL) I fell in LOVE with writing Shifters over the past few years. These loyal, protective, and occasionally hot-headed men always win my hear...

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Don’t you love a good double meaning? I’ve always been a sucker for puns. The cheesier the better. But add some hidden sexual connotation and you’ve got me. Hook, line, and sinfully amused. In THE WRONG KIND OF COMPATIBLE, Cassie and Drew take sexual innuendo in a somewhat unusual direction. Both are brilliant, but socially awkward with it. She blurts out everything that comes into her head, and he is the strong, silent type who says the wrong...

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There are so many reasons to love reading, but one of my favorites is the element we bring to each book we devour by using our imaginations. Sometimes we imagine ourselves as the heroine, other times we picture our favorite actress, and still more we conquer someone we’ve never even seen before. As for the hero, he could be our significant other, a hottie from Hollywood, the guy on the cover, or a unique compilation of all three. We pair the a...

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Meg Cabot
Guests / July 28, 2006

IMG_0539 Originally uploaded by freshfiction. The Thursday Luncheon speaker was Meg Cabot. A bit fuzzy — our photographer was WAY BACK — but as usual entertaining and educational. Check out the rest of the photos, we’ll be adding text as we get a chance. Another big day ahead. Visit FreshFiction.com to learn more about books and authors.

Marriott Marquis Lobby
Guests / July 27, 2006

IMG_0380 Originally uploaded by freshfiction. For the RWA (Romance Writers of America) conference, we traveled 14 hours to Atlanta Georgia for the fun and adventure of meeting over a thousand romance writers. We’ve entered a “few” of the photos from the first day. Check it out! Visit FreshFiction.com to learn more about books and authors.

Let’s mix it up! Romance Writers in Atlanta!
Guests / July 27, 2006

Check our our raw footage of the yearly Romance Writers of America conference at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia. The Fresh Fiction crew will let you know about some of the happenings. You can see our photos at Flickr — just click on the badge at right or visit our RWA Atlanta photo album. Details to follow!!! Our Photos Visit FreshFiction.com to learn more about books and authors.

July is a month of Book Signings in Dallas — WILL CLARKE
Guests / July 21, 2006

I’m so late, but hey, it’s still the same month! Got a chance to go with the DFW Tea group to the the Will Clarke launch of his latest — THE WORTHY, A GHOST’S STORY — at the Lincoln Park Barnes and Noble in Dallas. A very healthy crowd of people were there to greet Will and get their mitts on the latest. Although, this book was actually written ten years ago it is very in the vogue. THE WORTHY is the sto...

Harry Hunsicker Signing – NEXT TIME YOU DIE
Guests / July 21, 2006

Harry Hunsicker Signing Originally uploaded by freshfiction. We went to the party at the Cigar Bar in Javier’s Gourmet Mexciano Restaurant in Dallas to celebrate the release of Harry Hunsicker‘s latest thriller — NEXT TIME YOU DIE. Set in Dallas, and being labeled as “Dallas Noir.” NEXT TIME YOU DIE is the second outing with Lee HENRY Oswald. Some film critics in the group think “Dallas Noir”...

Book Expo 2006-Arrrgh! Pirates in the food court
Guests / July 16, 2006

Book Expo 2006-Arrrgh! Pirates in the food court Originally uploaded by freshfiction. From May 2006 — some of the Fresh Fiction team members attended the Book Expo in Washington, DC for THREE DAYS. I emphasize the THREE DAYS because it is a grueling but exhilarating experience. However, our Miss Gwen is the one who attracted all the eyes — in this case Captain Jack Sparrow — the swaggering sea worthy! We’re no...

What I’ve been reading
Guests / June 13, 2006

For whatever reason the photo option is not working right today so I can’t include book covers. It SAYS the pictures are loading, but they’re not. So anyhow, here we go with the real post. You’ll have to imagine your own book covers. LOL Let’s see, what have I read in the past week or so? In paper, I finished The Grail King by Joy Nash, due out in August. Very good book, sequel to Celtic Fire. I also finished ...

What are you reading?
Guests / May 29, 2006

I’ve not been doing very good about keeping up on this. LOL Currently I am reading Here with Me by Holly Jacobs (due out in July) in print and A Mistress for Marcos by Ellen Ashe (due out June 23) in eBook format. So far both are very good, but I have yet to go wrong with anything by either of these two authors. In audio format I am listening to Once a Thief by Michelle Hauf and Dragondrums by Anne McCaffrey. Both of these are ...

What I’ve been reading
Guests / May 16, 2006

I’ve not posted in here in ages. Too busy. So reading is somewhat slow going. My current reads are The Sorcerer’s Mark by Elen Ashe in eBook format, Captive Moon by CT Adams and Cathy Clamp (due out in August of this year and is the third book in their Sazi series) in print ARC format, Amelia Peabody 4 – Lion in the Valley in audio in the car, and Babylon Rising by Tim LaHaye and Greg Dinallo in audio at work. Other...

Shanna Swendson at Borders Uptown
Guests / May 7, 2006

Shanna Swendson at Borders Uptown Originally uploaded by freshfiction. ONCE UPON STILETTOS is now in stores! And it was all over the Borders in Dallas Uptown! And we were there to get our copies (reading plus contest ones) during her Sunday signing. Out on the street — they were giving away free copies of the new coffee coca cola drink but inside we were having fun chatting about Katie’s next adventure in the NYC. In ONCE...