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How many of you have thought of setting as a character?
As readers, don't we all love to be taken away and sucked
into the world we are reading about?
A great example of getting sucked into the world you are
reading about is Julie Ann
Knights Inc. series Read More...
I write psychological thrillers that include romance (is romantic psychological
thrillers a thing? If it is, that's what I'm writing) plus a dash of paranormal.
Basically what I love to explore is the idea of "things are not as they seem."
Is it a haunting? Or is there something else going on?
Or … could it be both?
My latest book IT Read More...
Plastic chairs and vending machines formed a small waiting area at
the end of the hall in the emergency department.
Lance leaned on a snack machine, assessing the pallor in Morgan's face and the
slight trembling of her fingers, which she was working hard to hide. "You should
"I know." She sniffed, and her voice dropped to a whisper. "There's nothing I'd
like more than Read More...
I've heard several readers of modern romances say that they
don't like to read historicals because they're just not as hot and steamy as
Not true! In fact, Regency era romances are brimming with opportunities for
sizzle, if you
know where to look.
No underwear = quick trysts. That's right. People during
this time period did not wear knickers, and a man who claimed Read More...
We've all been told never to judge a book by its cover, but the truth is, that's
exactly what we do, especially when we're shopping at an online site. Graphic
designers work hard to create covers that, even in a size no larger than your
fingernail, grab your eyes and don't let go.
So what happens when, seduced by that gorgeous cover, we buy the book only to
discover that the Read More...
A RING TO TAKE HIS
REVENGE started out as a very different story. One that didn't quite work
the first time round. But with my editor's careful guidance I found my way
towards the right story for Antonio and Emma. Of all the changes that I
made, Emma was the one who took me by surprise the most. In her, I Read More...
Fake relationships: Fake fiances, marriages of convenience – however you
work it, I love me some fake relationships. I've written quite a few MOCs
because I write historicals, but I read a lot of contemporary fake fiancé books
and I can never get enough of them. It reminds me of that scene in Leap Year
where they're at that farmhouse and the family makes them kiss – totally
cliched, but it works!
Back in early 2014 I first conceived the town of Blue Valley, Montana—the
setting of both my Big Sky
Cowboys series, and my current Navy SEAL Cowboys series.
From the very beginning, it was a rough-and-tumble town inhabited by
rough-and-tumble people. Most of the cowboys weren't your traditional sort Read More...
It's no secret that I absolutely adore ménage stories. There's something just
downright decadent about having three (or more) people getting hot and
heavy in a relationship. The relationship arcs often take similar paths that you
see in romances with two main characters, but a really good ménage has an extra
level of depth because of the complicated relationship dynamics. It's really
four relationships in one! Each character Read More...
Asking a former librarian to tell you her favorite library is a lot like asking
a mom who her favorite kid is. Impossible! I have been very fortunate to work
and visit some of the coolest libraries in the world. Every single one of these
jobs or tours has helped me write the library lover's mysteries, which has its
ninth title, HITTING THE
BOOKS Read More...
When I was writing THE MORAL
COMPASS, the first novel in the Shaking the Tree
trilogy, I went in search of a suitable image for the cover. Unfortunately, I
couldn't find any pictures of women in 1850s costume that even came close to
what I wanted.
So, using my knowledge of history Read More...
I’m excited about the publication of my book
Cowboy Charm School.
It’s been in the works for a long time. I played around with
the concept for more than five years before I actually got around to writing it.
Book ideas generally come to me in scenes. I’ll suddenly
visualize someone atop a runaway stagecoach, scrambling over a roof, or running
burning building and Read More...
Elizabeth Heiter writes both psychological suspense and romantic suspense. Her
books feature strong heroines, chillingly realistic villains, and psychological
twists. She believes every hero or heroine has the right plot waiting for them
(and she believes in making them work hard for their happy ending!).
Elizabeth doesn’t know how to be bored, so she’s had ten books in two genres
(plus three short stories) published in the past four and Read More...
When I first set out to write this series – Band on the Run –
this was not quite the way I had it planned. It was going to be a trilogy, but
unrelated. For those of you who know me, I'm kind of known more for my family
sagas, but the chance to write something a little different fed my creativity in
a Read More...
Texas is a big state, and a great many of our male citizens wear cowboy boots
and a Stetson or other brand cowboy hat. That doesn't mean that man is a cowboy.
Texas also hosts some huge and amazing rodeos, so especially during rodeo
season, everyone togs up in western wear, as though they know which end of a
horse is which.
So, when I say REAL COWBOY, I'm talking about the men Read More...
Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the
where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It's
our great pleasure
to present Erin Nicholas.
Playfully sexy, fun and flirty contemporary romance with heroes Read More...
Regular readers of the Magical Cats
mysteries have learned that Kathleen Paulson's parents are actors. Kathleen's
mother, Thea, has a devoted fan base thanks to her appearances on the fictional
daytime drama the Wild and the Wonderful, while her father, John's
dancing raisin commercial has become a cult classic. In Read More...
WRITES: Strong women, in first person present tense so that you
are in their head the whole time life is unfolding. Romantic suspense with high
heat level and a lot of action to pump up the intensity, in and out of the bedroom.
ABOUT AUTHOR: Born in Poland, but growing up in Canada, Hannah
moved to Southern California to pursue her love of single-engine airplanes. Read More...
Hands down one of the most romantic places on earth is a rocky coastal shore or
the never-ending line of a sandy beach with white-capped ocean waves as far as
the eye can see. Add in a sexy as sin hero, working to win over the woman of his
dreams, and you have the makings of a happy ever after that will stick with you
long after…well…the after.
Not that you Read More...
The latest from Marie Bostwick's Fierce Beyond 50!. This month she covered great meals to
make that are WW friendly and how to cope with changes such as hearing loss.
Check them out!
Gruyere, Canadian Bacon & Corn Frittata
Conventional wisdom tells storytellers to write what we know. I prefer to write
what I want to know more about. For fiction to be compelling, it must be
grounded in fact. Since I spend about 50 percent of my writer's life doing
research, I'd prefer to invest that time in learning about things that interest
me. That was part of the impetus behind my Read More...
Angie Thomas –
THE HATE U GIVE is probably the best YA written in the last ten years.
First, let me say straight up, I'm a white woman who's never experienced racism.
I've experienced sexism. But the closest I've come to experiencing real racism
was listening to someone call Italians "dirty" while at a book fair Read More...
Writes: Plot-driven historical fiction chock full of flawed characters
yearning to be saved. Picture a complicated, brooding widower, a
poverty-stricken teenager, an overly-entitled heiress, and a strong-willed
runaway slave. Each is somehow able to bring light into the lives of others in
ways that also help them to find their own redemption.
Forty-year-old attorney-turned-author seeking readers for historical fiction
about a Read More...
Ever hear of Rejection Therapy?
Guess what it is:
You eat lots of weird foods to find out what your body rejects most
You say “no” to at least one person a day.
You go through your own closet and “reject” clothing by throwing it out. At
least 28 pieces a day. Once there’s nothing left Read More...
MY OXFORD YEAR, by JULIE WHELAN
If you're a poetry fan
Why I loved it: The novel starts off going right down the old troupe: young
student, Ella, sleeps with handsome professor, Jamie, both want to keep it
casual since Ella is going back to the united states at the end of one year to Read More...
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