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CROWNED AND DANGEROUS by Rhys Bowen A Royal Spyness Mystery For the first time in paperback, the latest Royal Spyness Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Malice at the Palace. Nothing is simple when you’re thirty-fifth in line for the British crown, least of all marriage. But with love on their side, and plans to elope, Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her beau, Darcy O’Mara, hope to bypass a few royal rules. Their plans are thwart...

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Ready for a murder mystery cloaked in a “costume?” Fear not, Diane Vallere is here! DRESSED TO CONFESS by Diane Vallere A Costume Shop Mystery Someone is masquerading as a murderer at Proper City’s annual Sagebrush Festival—and it’s up to costume shop owner Margo Tamblyn to solve the case. It’s time for the annual Sagebrush Festival in Proper City, Nevada, and this year’s theme is family game night. Margo Tamblyn and her dad, owner...

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ADDRESSED TO KILL by Jean Flowers A Postmistress Mystery Third in the Postmistress Mystery series by Jean Flowers, following Death Takes Priority and Cancelled by Murder… Love is in the air for postmaster Cassie Miller and the residents of North Ashcot, Massachusetts. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and the town is gearing up for a special dinner dance at the senior center. With the local musical group performing at the...

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A TANGLED YARN by Betty Hechtman Yarn Retreat Betty Hechtman knits up murder and mayhem in the latest in the national bestselling Yarn Retreat Mystery series. Casey Feldstein has her hands full with preparations at the Vista Del Mar hotel on the scenic Monterey Peninsula as another yarn retreat begins. The retreaters will be thrown for a loop this time, learning the trendy art of arm knitting and finger crocheting. But not everyone is enthusia...

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Read all about us! We’ve gathered a sampling of brand new reviews for you to check out. See for yourself what others have to say about Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss. Remember, the last day to subscribe is Sunday, August 20th! Lovely Loveday Blog “I really love getting this book box in the mail because it feels like Christmas! Fresh Fiction sends an amazing selection of books each month. I find it hard to pick which one to read firs...

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I never planned on becoming a writer. Not even when a high school English teacher told me to “be sure to send [her] a copy of my first book” in my yearbook at the end of junior year. But, at the point, I thought that writing stories was something I just did for fun. She had no idea that I had odds and ends of a bunch novels on my Macintosh SE. I didn’t plan on becoming a writer when I was ten years old and spending the summer at my grandparent...

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Thanks so much for hosting me for the release of the third book in my Shifter Wars series, TAMING THE LION. At this point in the series, we’ve got enemies thrust together with decisions to make. Alicia is a bear shifter/healer, and Marco is a lion/heir to the leadership of the pride. He’s been hurt in battle and she’s got to figure out whether she will go with her healer’s oath and help him, or let her enemy die. If she helps him, she risks an...

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I write in the area between romance and women’s fiction. I’ve been a romance reader since my teens, and most of my favorite stories are set in small communities or rural areas like those from where I draw my roots. When I hit my thirties, though, I also began reading uplifting women’s fiction—stories that focus on women’s life experiences and relationships that often include, but extend beyond, a central romance. Now as an author, I’ve found m...

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I’m originally from New Zealand. Head toward Australia then head left. If you hit Antarctica, you’ve gone too far. Back up and listen for sheep. There are sixty-six million of them to four million people. Kiwi’s are intrepid travelers. We check out our own county, head to Australia, then bounce around the world. I’ve bounced to the United Kingdom, and Australia. I am now fortunate to call America home. I love it here. OMG. Southern California ...

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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 passenge...

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Sandra Marton | Shifting Gears
Uncategorized / October 10, 2007

Well, not gears, exactly. What I’m talking about is a shift in seasons. I live in New England. That’s in the northeastern part of the United States, for those of you who might not know. ‘New England’ is the name we gave the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, in honor of the English who settled this area in the seventeenth century. My state, Connecticut, is more ‘New England’ in feel than the other...

Donna Lea Simpson | When series change their ‘look’.
Uncategorized / October 9, 2007

Most authors’ romance or mystery series have a definable ‘look’. The novels in the series all bear a striking resemblance in graphics used, or models, style, color palette, and other similarities that ‘brand’ them. Janet Evanovich‘s Stephanie Plum books are instantly recognizable for the bold colors and font selected. You can recognize those puppies across the bookstore! And that’s the point. The cover’s job is to draw readers,...

Patti O’Shea – A Peek Behind the Book
Uncategorized / October 8, 2007

Ideas come to authors at different times and in different ways. Sometimes one flash is enough to trigger an entire story. That’s what happened with THE POWER OF TWO. I was staring out the window at my day job when the word “nanotechnology” came into my mind. All I had to do was ask, well, what about it? and the next thing I knew, I had my heroine, the hero, and the way they were tied to each other. Other times, noth...

Bonnie Vanak | When Romance Authors Cheat On Their Heroes
Romance / October 5, 2007

The heroes of Bonnie Vanak’s Egyptian books stood outside their creator’s house. Jabari of The Falcon & the Dove gave the door a blank look. “What’s wrong?” asked Graham of The Panther & the Pyramid. “I do not know what to do,” Jabari admitted. “I live in a tent.” Kenneth of The Cobra & the Concubine rolled his eyes. “You knock, you bloody fool.” “Do not call my father a bloody fool,” warned Tarik of The Sword & the S...

Patrice Michelle – Turning Readers On!
Uncategorized / October 4, 2007

I’ve been an avid reader since I was ten years old. Blame it on the elementary school’s reading program (re: read twenty books in a month and win a prize!). I wanted that prize, so I read the twenty books. Along the way, I discovered…I LOVED reading. Since then, I’ve always had my nose stuck in a book, much to my childhood best friend’s annoyance. When I was in tenth grade and my older sister was in twelfth, she brought home an assig...

Jamie Leigh Hansen – To Dream a Hot Dream
Uncategorized / October 3, 2007

I can’t be the only one. I hope. Are writers the only people who occasionally wake up with this scene in their head, like they were watching a movie while they slept? I do that quite often. I think it’s the best part of being a writer. I can lie in bed and slowly wake up from that dream that has my heart pounding and honestly, with complete sincerity, say I AM WORKING. So, this one summer night, I had a dream. I was in the past, way ...

Sandy Blair | Forever Love is definitely alive and well.
Guests / October 2, 2007

This weekend in Clearwater, Florida our confirmed bachelor friend Dave Dion married his beautiful Cheryl and a happier couple I’ve yet to see. That our happily married daughter and son-in-law were also in attendance made the event that much more perfect. The intimate wedding chapel Dave and Cheryl chose was nestled in a small town just north of Clearwater, the place where they’d met and fallen head over heels. The golden aura from cr...

Sherryl Woods | Just Between Friends
Uncategorized / October 1, 2007

When you’ve lived as long as I have and in as many different places, maintaining friendships takes a lot more time and energy than it did when I was a kid and my best friends lived right upstairs and next door in the same apartment building. Or even when I reached my teens and so many of my friends were at school or in the same youth group at church or just a few houses away in the town where I spent my summers. These days they...

Book Club Rewind – Jerrilyn Farmer
Uncategorized / September 29, 2007

Our book club author for September was Jerrilyn Farmer and with a book entitled The Flaming Luau of Death how could tropical not be the them for dinner?! Jerrilyn writes the Madeline Bean culinary mysteries, but her talents do not stop at writing. She actually started out, and continues to be, an accomplished comedy (some of Dana Carvey’s “Church Lady” sketches) and game show (Jeopardy! and Supermarket Sweep) writer...

Eve Silver | A Little Bit Dark….
Uncategorized / September 28, 2007

I wrote my first book when I was nine, the story of an unwanted teddy bear that found a new and loving home. Poor teddy! I guess even at the age of nine was a little dark, LOL! Years later, I tried my hand at romantic comedy (an abysmal failure). My next attempt was at a lighthearted, fun historical, the kind I loved to read. Only problem was, no matter how hard I tried, I just wasn’t funny. Everything that flowed from my imagination...