Conversations With Authors
Teresa Cross, Senior
Your latest novel has a young college student, Darby,
traveling home to see her dying mom. So you are already feeling for this
character, then, a
snowstorm, an uneasy rest stop, and no cell reception, leaving her already with
a lot of
obstacles. Where did you get your inspiration for Read More...
Emma Castle's latest, MIDNIGHT WITH THE DEVIL, reimagines the Devil as a
tortured -- and hot -- anti-hero looking for the right woman to soften him
up. Yes, even the Devil can thaw for that special someone. Castle stopped by
chat with Miranda Owen about the novel, how she crafted her perfect devilish
lead, and what she's working on next.
Miranda Owen: Read More...
Your new book – MAVERICK – is a spin-off of your “Cat Star Chronicles”
series. What made you want to revisit that world? How are the two series
Basically, this is a next-generation series. The
children born to the characters in the previous books have grown up and are
falling in love while getting tangled up in all manner of exciting adventures.
I’m giddy that the hero in MAVERICK is Read More...
ASHLEY WEAVER is the Technical Services Coordinator for the Allen Parish
Libraries in Louisiana. Weaver has worked in libraries since she was 14; she was
a page and then a clerk before obtaining her MLIS from Louisiana State
University. She lives in Oakdale, Louisiana.
Our reviewer Miranda Owen had a chance to chat with L.P. Maxa. Listen in as
find out some of the behind the scenes scoop on the three series.
In HEART STOPPING
Baze and Pen are star-crossed lovers given another chance to make things
Is this a favorite trope for you? Was it hard deciding how much of their
past to Read More...
I love a Brit hero and Rod in TEMPTING BEAT is
especially charming. How does he rate compared to other heroes you've written?
Which are your favorite heroes you've written & those written by other
Rod was a blast to write. He’s always been so laid back and sweet that I wanted
him to find the perfect HEA. It was also interesting to find what demons were
hidden behind his Read More...
Monique Daoust: It is my pleasure to welcome Lynne Connolly to Fresh
Fiction! Congratulations on your new book SINLESS, which I loved!
Lynne Connolly: Thank you so much. It’s wonderful to be here.
Monique Daoust: Lynne, you have just started your new series, The Shaws, and the
second book, a novella, features an m/m romance, your Read More...
As fall finally starts to creep in we turn our attention toward new holiday
reads. Of course Halloween arrives weeks for Thanksgiving and Christmas, so it
was only a matter of time before the spooky-sexy books began filling our
e-readers. Miranda Owen
chatted with Marie Harte about her newest romance ALL I
WANT FOR HALLOWEEN, the perfect addition for anyone looking to dig Read More...
Bethany Turner is the director of administration for Rock
Springs Church in Southwest Colorado. A former VP/operations manager of a
commercial bank and a three-time cancer survivor (all before she turned 35),
Bethany knows that when God has plans for your life, it doesn’t matter what
anyone else has to say Read More...
About Ann H.
Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several Shaker
novels—The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker,
The Blessed, and The Gifted—as well as Angel Sister,
Small Town Girl, Love Comes Home, Words Spoken True Read More...
Shawn lives in Lancaster, PA, along with his wife and their six children. He
is the author of Building a Life Out of Words and How to Use a Read More...
Miranda Owen: In DRAGONSWORN, Falcyn and Medea are both warriors and
have both known bone-deep grief. Do you prefer writing a hero and heroine who
have a lot in common, or who are opposites that are thrown together?
Sherrilyn Kenyon: Both :) They each have their own challenges
and are fun to write, for different reasons.
Miranda Owen: Betrayal and trust are hand-in-hand themes in many of your Read More...
What is it about vampires that capture your
Kate Baxter: I’ve always been a fan of vampires! I read Anne
Rice’s INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE when I was 17, and after that, I was hooked. I
love the aura of darkness that surrounds them, the intensity of their emotions,
and the potential for so much self Read More...
admit that I am not normally a fan of New Adult or Young Adult fiction, but
primarily it’s because it’s because I often feel like the teenagers are
as stereotypes, or because teenagers have so little control over so many
What I like about TRUST, is that the teenaged characters are very definitely
stereotypes, and the Read More...
Miranda Owen: As
with other books in this Six Pack Ranch
series, Family is a major theme in ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOME. Are the tight-knit
Colemans anything like your family? Was it difficult making a family that is so
lovable without crossing the line and making them artificially sweet?
Vivian Arend: My family is not nearly as…prolific…as Read More...
When you have two successful and entertaining cozy mystery
series, what made you decide to write romance? Do you read romance? If so,
are some of your favorite romance authors and books?
Jenn McKinlay: The cozy mystery market seemed to be
and I had written five different mystery series over the past eight years,
felt Read More...
For readers like me, who are unfamiliar with your books written as Madeline
Baker, could you please describe what your historical romances are like?
Amanda Ashley: They all have Indian or half-Indian heroes. A
few of them are gunfighters because I love bad boys. Several of the books are
time travel romances because they are such fun to Read More...
Like me, most readers tend to fall in love with Wyatt Haney in your novel, WHATEVER YOU NEED. I’m
always a sucker for a “nice guy” hero like Wyatt. What type of hero do you most
enjoy writing about, and reading about?
Barbara Longley: Thank you! I’m Read More...
On the eve of her latest release, WHEN THE MARQUESS FALLS, Lorraine Heath chatted
with reviewer Miranda
Owen about writing historical romances, her favorite characters, and who she
reads to escape.
Occasionally, in one of my online book groups, the question comes up
asking Read More...
Prolific contemporary romance author, Sara Orwig, stops by Fresh
Fiction to discuss her career, traditions and her 102nd book REUNITED WITH THE RANCHER.
Describe the relationship between Tom and Emily Knox. Were there
challenges in writing it?
REUNITED WITH THE
RANCHER is about Read More...
Kerrelyn Sparks's HOW TO
MARRY A VAMPIRE MILLIONAIRE was my introduction to both
contemporary and paranormal romance, and I have remained a fan all along. It is
my pleasure to welcome Kerrelyn Sparks to Fresh Fiction today!
Kerrelyn Sparks: Thank you for inviting me!
Monique Daoust: You Read More...
This is part two of Mary Balogh's interview with Miranda Owen. To read the
first half, click here.
I’m in a few online book groups, and there is always a discussion about what we,
as readers, drives us crazy about the genre we love – whether it’s technical Read More...
After reading SOMEONE TO
LOVE, I was completely charmed by Alexander and his sister Elizabeth,
was hoping to read their stories next. Even though I wasn’t looking forward
book about Camille Westcott as much as the others, after reading Read More...
Each hero in your Victorian Rebels
series is sexy but a little dangerous, but your heroines are all very different
types of women, and the circumstances surrounding how each romance develops are
wildly different. In THE
DUKE, the hero and Read More...
Miranda Owen: I normally don't care for
stories about star-crossed
lovers but I loved reading YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET THE
MARQUESS YOU WANT. Was it always the plan for this Masters of Seduction
series to have the children of two bitter enemies Read More...
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