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I have to admit I like nice men, both in my real life and in the stories I write. Although my favorite fictional hero of all time is Mr. Rochester of Jane Eyre, I find I can’t write difficult men. And Mr. Rochester did terrible things to Jane. He let her think he was going to marry another woman and then he almost tricked her into an illegal marriage, knowing full well she was a woman of very strong moral convictions. Still, I fell in lo...

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Hidden Cities is a series of horror and dark fantasy fiction novels by Tim Lebbon and Christopher Golden. “Mind the Gap” was the first novel in the Hidden Cities series first published in 2008 to rave reviews and critical acclaim. Following the much-vaunted success of the first novel, Lebbon and Golden followed it up with three more titles to stand at four titles by 2010. Both Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon have been inspired by great horro...

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KEEPING YOU by Mollie Blake An interview with the cast Reporter: So how did you know Lawrence Bane? Miranda Clevely Well. Of course I’d like to think I was like a mother to him. Poor boy never knew his parents. Then again, I suppose I wasn’t a very good mother. My methods of discipline can be somewhat…harsh. No, I was more of a saviour to him. Yes, I saved him from the clutches of that pimp, Josh Black. I made him a man, gave him a comfortable...

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There’s something I find fascinating about main characters you can’t trust. Whether they’re amnesiacs, liars, or some degree of delusional/mentally off-kilter, an unreliable narrator will keep you guessing up until the end. And they’ll make you question their version of reality. Such is the case with Astrid O’Malley, the protagonist of my debut novel, ASLEEP FROM DAY, who finds herself exploring strange corners of...

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I am so excited to be on Fresh Fiction today to talk about BY A CHARM AND A CURSE! Charm is my first novel, and I had so much fun writing it. (It’s really easy to say that now that it’s done!) Writing about a carnival let me cram in so many of the things I like: sparkling lights, intricate costumes, performers defying gravity, and a healthy dose of romance. Below, I’ve outlined Five Things You Need to Know about LeGrand’...

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Hi! I’m Maggie Adams, contemporary romance author. I write stories of small-town heroes and heroines, folks just like you and me that overcome hardships, and always have hope. That’s what I love about the romance genre – whether it’s a paranormal, fantasy, historical or contemporary romance, young or old, the characters all have one thing in common. They HOPE for love, for a solution to the crisis, for their Happy Ever After;...

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Thank you for inviting me to speak to your readers about THE SECRETS OF MINDFUL BEAUTY published by Skyhorse Publishing. I’m Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd. I’m an author and academic in the field of gender studies. My natural pen name Eliza Redgold is based upon the Gaelic meaning of my full name, Elizabeth Reid Boyd. I write contemporary and historical fiction published by Harlequin and St Martin’s Press (as Eliza Redgold) and non-...

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My interest in wolves was not so much in their physical details, though those are amazing (did you know wolves can smell something a mile away and hear something 6 miles away in the forest or 10 miles away in the open?) I have always been more interested in details about social structure. For example, subordinate wolves often try to bring peace to the pack after a fight between dominants. The more violent the fight, the harder the subordinates...

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I admit it, I am a pop culture binger. As an author, I’m pretty focused, so I don’t allow myself many distractions when I’m in work mode, but in between projects…watch out, I’m watching! There are a couple shows I do make time for during the week because I have to watch in real time. I can’t stand to be left out. This Is Us I have watched, and bawled, weekly since episode one. I love my hour with the Pearson famil...

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I’ve always been a plot-oriented writer–which can be good news or bad. Fortunately, the idea for BEYOND DANGER, book #2 of my Texas Trilogy, came to me while I was working on book #1. Beau Reese, co-owner of Texas American Enterprises, is black-haired, blue-eyed, and sexy as hell. He was once a highly successful race car driver, sort of a Texas Paul Newman. Beau loves fast cars and fast women. He is also wanted for murder. Private ...

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Maggie Shayne | Get Focus and Enjoy your day!
Uncategorized / January 11, 2008

Thanks to the wonderful people here at Fresh Fiction for having me over. Nice place you have here. I hope you’ll check out my group blog, www.storybroads.com/. Meanwhile, let’s chat. I have a lot of friends who are going through one of two problems. About a third are depressed, a third are fighting weight issues, and a third are battling with both. (There’s a tiny percentage in there of people who follow the same ph...

Patrice Michelle | Always evolving…
Romance / January 10, 2008

The great thing about being an author is that the learning curve on your job is limitless. You’re probably wondering why I think that’s a good thing. LOL! I think it’s great because in my mind, I’m always learning. When I look at the books I wrote five years ago and the books I’m writing today, I can see how much I’ve grown as a writer; how my style and my approach to writing stories has changed. I’ve always loved a good story alongs...

Sheila Lowe | Between the Lines – Forensically Speaking
Uncategorized / January 9, 2008

Are you a CSI buff? Do you watch every episode of Cold Case, Forensic Files, Law & Order and all the spinoffs? Then you are one of the people who have turned forensics into a hugely popular field. These days, DNA, fingerprints, and all that technical stuff makes fantastic (or more correctly, realistic) fodder for fiction. So what better time to introduce a new kind of forensic expert? I’ve been in the field of handwriting analysi...

Kerry A. Jones | Love, Magic, Honor….
Romance / January 8, 2008

At the start of each new year, my thoughts linger on endings and beginnings. I think of memories and changes and the finite things about which I have hope. Then, there are those things that carry over from year to year, and book to book. The idea of true love conquering all. Soul mates. Love at first sight.In 2007, Loved Enough was released – my first contemporary romance and a story of love rekindled. Later in the year I ventured fr...

Angela Steed | "What is a 1080 Kiss?"
Romance / January 7, 2008

I’ve been asked that quite a few times and have come up with several different answers. I came up with one in particular that I thought was pretty good, but it turns out it had too much comedy involved to get a positive response from the asker. So here’s the other answer to the enigmatic question, “What is a 1080 Kiss?”“A 1080 Kiss is when your special someone’s lips touch your lips in a kiss, it sends your head int...

Clea Simon | Kitty Cornered
Uncategorized / January 4, 2008

What is scarier than losing your pet? Okay, I guess I should have put that question in context. There are many things scarier than losing your pet. Losing your child or your spouse. Losing your own life. Colonoscopies. Spiders. But for me, for a period of about two months last year, I had to face one of my own particular fears. What’s worse, I had to make that fear come to life for my heroine, Theda Krakow, her pampered and beloved h...

Tawny Weber | Spontaneous Goal Setting
Uncategorized / January 3, 2008

Before the confetti settles, the champagne bottles are tossed into the recycling bin and the sound of fireworks dies away, talk turns to that time-honored New Years tradition… Resolutions. Or, as I prefer, setting goals. I love goal setting. I’m big on writing lists and color-coding is definitely my friend. There’s something so satisfying about making a plan, setting a goal, and then working through the steps to see it become a...

Diane Whiteside | Bond of Fire, or A French Lady Comes to Texas
Uncategorized / January 2, 2008

Hullo! Here it is, January 2nd, the Christmas sales are over, the New Year’s Day buffet has been reduced to a neat stack of leftovers, and BOND OF FIRE, the Texas vampires’ trilogy volume 2, has finally hit the bookstores! Yes, Hélène d’Agelet, the French secret agent and firestarter, just made it into the Texas vampires trilogy. Need I mention that she’s usually very well-groomed, as in very, very fond of designer clothing? No? Yes,...

A new year in books…What’s your reading resolve?
Uncategorized / January 1, 2008

New Year’s is a day of reflection and recovery in some cases and most certainly resolutions. Here are a few I’ve heard from family, friends, book club members and other readers for 2008. Read more…As a book club member I vow to read at least ONE book of each author chosen within the month of their appearance. I’m planning on reading more books outside my comfort reads, maybe I’ll even try a vampire book ...

Kate St. James | "Good Vibrations" & The Power of Goals
Uncategorized / December 31, 2007

“Good Vibrations” in Red Sage Secrets Volume 21: Primal Heat is my first erotic romance novella. I had a blast writing it, and I’m thrilled to share the story with readers. My heroine, Lexi O’Brien, is funny and practical and dead-set on her goals. She’s about to give notice at her quirky aunt’s love shop where she works so she can enter a competitive MBA program. In the past, mixing her studies wi...