When I was a kid, my mother was paranoid. I mean, she's still paranoid—she's an
expert in everyday items that will definitely kill me soon—but her hovering and
persistent worry provided the clearest shape to my sense of How One Properly
Apparently once there was a dude who either poisoned Halloween candies or
slipped razor blades into caramel apples or…I dunno what the real story was, but
by Read More...
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WRITES: contemporary romance, including romantic comedy and
ABOUT AUTHOR: RC Boldt lives on the southeastern coast of North
Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and
singing karaoke. If you're in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can't
recall the lyrics to a particular 80's song, or just need to hang around a
nonconformist who will Read More...
In an early version of the STATIONMASTER'S COTTAGE, a
beta reader convinced me to change my brooding hero into a nice boy-next-door,
because women no longer want alpha males. He was good looking and charming. And
boring. It didn't work, of course, and Martin returned to his rightful self.
Martin Blake is a complex character, the dark opposite of Christie Ryan Read More...
I really love all the characters in this conclusion of my Men of Legend series but I
have to say my favorite is Josie Morgan. She's had a rough life but it's given
her the toughness she needs to survive.
Josie grew up above her mother's saloon so she's seen the best and worst of
humanity. Because of the various types Read More...
Characters: The biggest ache in a writer's side.
You can't control them. You can't guide them. They simply birth their way
onto the pages, pulling you in so many directions that you wind up going grey
and gaining fifteen pounds by the time you're done writing the book.
(TRUE STORY, by the way.)
BUT, every once in a while, these characters do something so Read More...
"Are you really interested, or is it a show to get back at the
ex-girlfriend?" Tucker asked his brother.
"Her name is Irene. And yes, I'm interested."
"Did you see her? She's magnificent."
Tucker agreed. She was magnificent. Her violet-hued eyes had sparkled when she
met his gaze, stirring something in him that he hadn't felt in a Read More...
In THE DROWNED GIRLS,
Detective Angie Pallorino took down a serial killer permanently and, according
to her superiors, with excessive force. Now, in THE LULLABY GIRL, Angie is
forced back into uniform and she's been benched on a desk assignment for 12
months. This challenges Angie in every way—if she's not a Read More...
I saw a statistic somewhere recently that said 55% of young adult book readers
are adults. I'm not surprised, because I'm an adult who loves to read YA, and
especially YA romance. In no particular order, these are my top five reasons
adults should read YA:
It will remind you of all of your firsts. Your first crush.
Your first date. Your first kiss. Okay, I started Read More...
Christine Warren, author of HARD BREAKER, chatted with Fresh Fiction about her
latest book, where she sees the series going, and whether or not she plans to
write more books in The Guardian series.
Fresh Fiction: Now that the major battle between the Guardians and the
demons has been fought, will you be continuing the story line and taking it a
The Guardians series was always intended to Read More...
Always read the book before you see the movie. That’s my rule for any movie
that’s been adapted from a novel, because 99% of the time, I enjoy the book
more. Maybe that’s because it’s hard to distill a 100,000 word novel down to 60
or 100 pages of screen time. Inevitably, subplots come out, plots get
simplified, characters are merged. But sometimes, the movies stand up to the
books Read More...
Peace of mind was required to get a good night's sleep.
Feeling rough around the edges, Kai hopped into the shower just so she could
wake up enough to start the day. A couple cups of coffee later and she was awake
enough to figure out what she had on her calendar. She'd probably spend the
morning in the office until meeting Ice for lunch. She glanced around her
apartment Read More...
My YA fantasy novel, THE
UNCROSSING, is a retelling of Rapunzel, set in a mafia-like underworld of
magic. Of course, retellings can cover a wide swath of storytelling methods,
from point-by-point reworkings of a plot to brand-new stories filled with
winking references. Retelling a fairy tale, specifically, requires a lot of new
twists. They’re often short and don’t have Read More...