Eileen Davidson | My Writing Process

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying Dial Emmy for Murder. If you haven't picked it up yet, I certainly hope you do and give it a read! ...

Shayla Black | BOUND AND DETERMINED

I’m thrilled that on Tuesday, March 3, one of my favorite books will re-release in trade paperback: BOUND AND DETERMINED. Let me give you the ...

Kimber Chin | Invisible – A Race Against Time

Excerpt From Invisible:“No TV. Sleep Hagen,” she advised. She felt like she was talking to a five year old.“You tired?” Blond eyebrows ...

Christie Ridgway | Conveniences, Contrivances, and Coincidences

Hi! I’m Christie Ridgway, the author of Unravel Me, a sexy contemporary romance (find info and an excerpt at www.christieridgway.com) and ...

Marie Bostwick | Fiction and Addictions

It’s time for a confession. For years now, I’ve harbored a secret addiction.I’m not talking about my addiction to books. For writers, a ...

Carly Phillips | Luck

I don’t have my own good luck charm, per se, but I do operate on the presumption of superstition in some ways. And sometimes, thankfully, luck ...

Daniella Brodsky | Inspiration

Whenever I give readings, the first question I am always asked is, "Where do you get your inspiration?" I think this is a wonderful question, ...

Bella Andre | The Idea Bank

Have you ever read a really great book and asked yourself, "How'd she come up with that fantastic idea?" I know I have. Which is why I thought ...

Karen Kendall | Preparing for a Hurricane

Hello, Fresh Fiction!As I’m writing this, Tropical Storm/Hurricane Fay is barreling towards lucky south Florida, and nobody is sure where ...

Toni McGee Causey | The Tipping Point…

Eleventy quibillion years ago, when I was in fourth grade, I wanted to be a writer. I wrote terrible poems, which I think only got worse as I ...

Farrah Rochon | Anticipation

I’m not sure how I feel about that word. Just saying it conjures feelings of expectancy and excitement, but it can also lead to anxiety and ...

Book Club Rewind – Susan Wiggs

Susan Wiggs was the Plano (Texas) book club's author for our April get together. I was really looking forward to this month's call because I had ...

Linda Wisdom | Are you like the character you write and read?

I’ve been told that Jazz, the witchy heroine in 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover and I are very much alike. So let’s look at the similarities.Jazz ...

Ann DeFee | Wanderlust

Wanderlust – once you succumb it’s like a chocolate addiction, tantalizing and almost impossible to kick. Growing up in a small south Texas ...

Diana Holquist | What Makes You Mad?

Some writers start their books with a character they love. Others start with plot. Then there are the folks who look to the market to see ...

Deirdre Martin | Crushed

I'm 46 and I still get crushes.I'm not talkin' seeing a Russell Crowe movie and thinking,"Hootchie Mama, that's one fine lookin' Aussie." I'm ...

Lois Winston| Write What You Know?

"Where do you get your story ideas?""Are any of your characters based on yourself or people you know?"The above are the two most frequently ...

Kathryn Shay | Be My Babies

I’m delighted to be part of the Fresh Fiction family and appreciate the opportunity to blog today. I write for Harlequin Superromance and The ...

Leslie Langtry | Greatest Hits Series

Hello! Thanks to Fresh Fiction for inviting me to blog today! As some of you may know, I write the Greatest Hits Series, featuring the Bombay ...

T. Sue VerSteeg | Ah, love…

This one tiny word encompasses all from which romance novels are made. It doesn’t matter what genre, category or heat level. It all comes down ...

Carly Phillips | What is Romance?

It’s Valentine’s Day so of course the subject of the day is Romance. What is romance? Is it the perfect gift? The bouquet of flowers? The ...

Trish Wylie | Do you get your ideas from real life?

Authors are constantly asked where they get their ideas from. It’s probably the most commonly asked question. And here in the UK and Ireland ...

Bronwyn Jameson | Working with Friends

They say you should be wary of working with children and animals, but what about friends?This was a question I probably should have addressed ...

Amie Stuart | What’s in a Name?

One of the most important parts of a book—besides the conflict of course LOL—is your character’s names. I put as much effort into naming ...

Jenny Gardiner | And They Lived Happily Ever After

In one of my favorite films last summer (Paris, je t'aime, which is actually a series of short films about love, set in Paris), there is a ...

Mary Vine | The Blonde Writer

Do blondes have more fun? Having had two or three other hair colors over my lifetime, I should be a good judge as to whether a blonde has more ...

Hank Phillippi Ryan | Keeping Mom Happy

My mother is so mad at me. She’s in the midst of reading Face Time, the newest Charlotte McNally Mystery. It’s just been named a Book Sense ...

Susan Stephens| Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everyone!It’s great to be here so I can wish you all the very best for 2008.I’m thrilled to announce the release of 3 books ...

Kerry A. Jones | Love, Magic, Honor….

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 ...

Angela Steed | "What is a 1080 Kiss?"

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 ...

Tawny Weber | Spontaneous Goal Setting

Before the confetti settles, the champagne bottles are tossed into the recycling bin and the sound of fireworks dies away, talk turns to that ...

Claudia Pemberton | "LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND" – A CREED OF HONOR AND INSPIRATION

First of all, I wish a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone who happens upon my blog. I’d also like to thank the folks at ...

Anna Jeffrey | SWEET RETURN

SWEET RETURN was fun to write. I enjoy creating tough guys who get their comeuppance when they meet a strong woman. I have found that many ...

Susan Mallery | I Like…

I like fruitcake. Yes, there it is. I’ve said it in public. I like it. It’s cake with fruit and nuts, which means it’s practically a ...

Jana DeLeon | Truth is Stranger than Fiction

People often ask where writers get their ideas for stories. Well, most of the time, we couldn’t tell you, but once and a while, story ideas ...

Jennifer Rardin | What A Day

What a fabulous day! I’ve got Christmas tunes on surround sound. The house smells like praline caramel sticky buns. And my second book, ...

Francis Ray – The Graysons of New Mexico

First of all I'd like to thank the wonderful folks at Fresh Fiction for making this possible. It's always a pleasure to reach out to readers. ...

Nancy J. Cohen | VANILLA SPICE

Did you know that vanilla is the only edible fruit of the orchid family? It’s an extremely valuable crop. Vanilla rustling has always been a ...

Candace Havens | Charmed & Dangerous

It may seem kind of silly but I love the character Bronwyn in the "Charmed & Dangerous" series. I’m beyond excited that the first book is ...

Shirley Jump | The Ugly Duckling and Victoria’s Secret Models–Really Something to Talk About

The Ugly Duckling. Poor little guy, ostracized by the ducks because they thought he was ugly, not knowing he’d grow up to be a beautiful, ...

Christie Craig | I Got Lucky—Not that Kind of Lucky!

Yesterday my book, Divorced, Desperate and Delicious was released and I’m tickled pink. This isn’t my first book, but it’s my first novel ...

Lucy Monroe | James Bond Meets the Geek Squad

Cue the James Bond music and call the Geek Squad! If you like your espionage with thrills, romance and a touch of humor look no further. You'll ...

Jennifer Colt | The Con Artist of Catalina Island

Good morning. I am so pleased to be here blogging to you. You will notice that I use no contractions in this blog. This is because, while ...

Leigh Wyndfield – The Search for the Perfect Male

I’ve got a confession to make. The heroes in my romances are usually a prototype of my husband in some way, shape or form. After all, he’s ...

Ann Roth | Fodder for the Creative Mill

People are always asking, Where do you get your ideas? Oh honey, if they only knew! Here are some of my favorite idea generators.Eavesdropping. ...

Tara Janzen | Book series and automotive infatuation.

One of the questions I’ve been getting asked a lot lately is if my new book, ON THE LOOSE, is still part of the CRAZY series, and the answer ...

Lois Greiman – Fantasy Freebies!

Hey, I have a new Christina McMullen UN-mystery (Unmanned) coming out at the end of the month, so…in honor of Christina and her less than ...

Jennifer Lewis | Alpha Females

Anna Marcus, the heroine of my book Seduced for the Inheritance is a tough cookie. She’s dealing with the fallout of divorce and bankruptcy, ...

Jane Porter | A Thing Called Grace

I’m a hard worker, a good mom, a loyal friend, and sometimes a pretty decent writer, but that doesn’t mean everything goes smoothly. In ...

Tawny Weber | What If and Why?

What if and why are two of my favorite things to ask. I'm notorious for asking them in writing and in life. (I think I ask often enough I drive ...

Sandra Marton | Shifting Gears

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 ...

Sherryl Woods | Just Between Friends

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 ...

Terry McLaughlin | A Kiss is Still a Kiss

Ahh, another day in the life of a romance novelist, spending long hours fantasizing about a lingering kiss--that all-important first kiss ...

Lori Foster | "The" Writer

So You’re the WriterI get asked that a lot. By everyone. My doctor. My dentist. Neighbors. Friends to my extended family.I’m not “a” ...

Jerrilyn Farmer | Advice from "Mad Bean" for a Killer Event!

A great party, like a great mystery, needs to provide a few surprises and even a twist. I have given a good deal of thought to both parties and ...

Vicki Lewis Thompson | How I killed off the "Reading With Ripa Book Club"

It’s not my fault. I swear, I wasn’t the one who killed Kelly Ripa’s book club. Sure, I know it looks suspicious. In 2002 she was ...

Gemma Halliday | High Heels Mysteries

Yay, I get to be on the Fresh Fiction blog! (squee!) Hi all! I’m Gemma Halliday and I write the High Heels Mysteries about L.A. shoe designer ...

Book Club Rewind – Robyn Carr

Well once again, I forgot to bring my notepad and pen with me to the book club dinner table. I did have it with me....just not at the table when ...

Lori Wilde | A New Series, Martini Dares

I have a book coming out in September, called My Secret Life from Harlequin Blaze. But it’s not just any book. It’s the first book in a ...

Kelley St. John | Cajun Cousins not to be Missed

I’m so excited to be guest blogging on Fresh Fiction today! Thanks so much for having me! I’m Kelley St. John, and I write sexy, sassy ...