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My new book, Quick Fall, is set solely in the timeframe between Labor
Day weekend and mid-November. I was settling in with some recently downloaded books on
my Kindle last week and I kept scrolling past thrillers and deep dramas looking for something a
bit lighter, something with a guaranteed happily-ever-after. It made me realize just how much
I love Read More...
As Knox sprinted across the frozen tundra, he summoned a thick cover of shadows.
In seconds, total blackness shrouded him, hiding himand Valefrom the view of others.
Cant see, she said, her teeth chattering. So
You dont need to see. The urge to return to the prison and
pick off survivors bombarded him, but his desire to save the little Terran proved stronger.
One minute had ticked into another, more Read More...
The town center proves to be that in name only. A run-down
dry goods store with peeling letters advertises coffee, and a little white church sits at one end
of the town green. That's it. No theaters, no gardens and, worse yet, no bookshops. Yet
there's something charming about the simplicity of the square and the dirt roads that wind up
and around it; there's no stink of fish wafting off Read More...
Confession. Im a PK. For those of you unfamiliar with the
acronym, Im a Pastors Kid. A pastors granddaughter, too. So, in the church world, thats like
a double-dog whammy of either hell raiser or goody-two-shoes. Because in the eyes of most
people, PKs fall into two groups: sinner or saint. Theres no in-between. And by in-between I
Growing up as the Read More...
A few hours later, I began to realize that Eli had some standard skills.
Hed surveyed the landscape, using the basic signs to find a small stream where wed filled up
water bottles. We still had to boil the water, but Eli had managed to use his knowledge to find
Grudgingly, I had to admit that he really was interested in primitive survival.
Id taught him some advanced skills, like how Read More...
As an author with more than twenty titles under my belt, I
know Ifm kind of supposed to have the whole gwordsh thing down by nowc but there ARE NO
WORDS to convey just how stoked I am to finally have Sean & Mollyfs story out in the
world!! YAY!!! JUST THIS
ONCE hit the shelves on Read More...
Youve probably encountered a character in a book whos one hundred percent
convinced she wont
end up with a particular person (or type of person). And as soon as she said it
(especially if the book was
shelved in the romance section), you probably thought to yourself, I know who
youll end up with by
the end of the book!
In my Read More...
Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the "Reader Match"
where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It's our great pleasure
to present Mary Ellen Taylor.
Mary Ellen Taylor novels, including my latest, WINTER COTTAGE, are contemporary womens fiction
stories entwined with Read More...
One of the early reviews of THE ARROWS OF THE HEART notes
that the heroine, Karynwhile appearing to have been the meek and obedient daughterhas
actually always been a square peg in a round hole. When I asked my fan group on Facebook
(Jeffes Closet) what theyd like me to talk about, one reader suggested Karyns
Its Read More...
Writing my latest novel, FREQUENCY, was a blast. The book is a YA retelling of the Pied Piper fairy
tale thats steeped in musichard rock and EDM, primarilyso it gave me a chance to get
weird and imaginative with how different forms of music affect different people in a
supernatural way (plus, any chance to reference Motörhead in a novel is Read More...
Right after we got engaged, my now-husband and I traveled
to India with my mother. We met some of her Indian coworkers, and their eighteen-year-old
daughters, who were planning careers in science and engineering. Still, these young women
expected to choose husbands from among men vetted for them by parents and match-
makers, and then have happy marriages. They told me that their parents had done well for
them so far, and Read More...
Hi there! Thanks for having me.
There are so many beloved tropes in romance, sometimes
itfs hard to choose which ones will fit a particular story. When Ifm starting a new book, I always
begin with my characters: who they are, what they want most, and how they plan to get it.
With COULDN'T ASK Read More...
In my latest release, CUT AND RUN, medical examiner Dr. Faith McIntyre is called to the hospital
when unconscious and critically injured FBI Agent Macy Crow is brought to the emergency
room after a vicious hit and run. The Quantico-based agent is Faiths mirror image and her
existence brings into question Faiths adoption, which was always shrouded Read More...
HOTEL CALIFORNIA (aka Mission Inn) in Riverside, CA
How many of you know the cover of the Eagle's album Hotel California?
That's actually a picture of the Mission Inn located in Riverside, California.
It's a fabulous hotel with lots of interesting nooks and crannies. I went there
for the Historical Romance Retreat and joined in the scavenger hunt. The
organizer (Renee Bernard) did a great job, and the Read More...
10. The world. The planet Dion is absolutely
breathtaking! Although my characters are confined to a small piece of land protected by
energy shields (the result of a terraforming experiment gone wrong), the outside planet is
characterized by brilliantly colored streams of water. As Vela says, If a nebula broke off and
fell into the water, this is what it would look like. In addition, when Read More...
When I was about 15, I remember sneaking into a bookstore with my best friend and peeking
around aisles to make sure no one was watching us. We would wind up in the baby book
section to take a peek at naming books. We knew that we were only there for research, after
all, both of us loved to write, but we worried what others would think. Finally, she got up the
courage and the Read More...
Copyright © 2018 KC Enders
Gracyns gone. She fucking left me in the middle of the
night, buck-ass naked and in her bed.
I waited more than an hour for her to come back from
wherever shed scampered off to, almost certain that shed just gone out to grab Read More...
My debut contemporary romance, WILD
ON MY MIND, combines three gifts that my
grandparents gave me growing up: their love and support, long family road trips, and an
annual pass to Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
Before their deaths this past year, my maternal grandparents
were two of my biggest supporters. My grandfather and I even worked at the same company
where he could be Read More...
Ifve lived most of my life in a small town on the south shore of Eastern Long Island, along with
four generations of my family. My grandfather owned a deli in town, where I started working
stocking shelves and sweeping floors when I was twelve years old. When I was a little older, I
started working the breakfast shift, the inspiration for the All-Day Breakfast Café
Ifve always loved Read More...
Have you been to San Francisco? What about Napa Valley, or
Muir Woods? If you havent, then I encourage you to pick up a copy of MEET ME IN SAN FRANCISCO.
Its the second book in my Girls Weekend Away. The first
book came out in July Read More...
If youve ever lived in an urban or suburban area, youve probably experienced a neighbor from
hell. For me, living next to a man who likes to play Shaggys greatest hits at 3 am wasnt
exactly fun, but it did give me the inspiration to write a neighbors-to-lovers romance.
In Make Me Fall, Nora and Eli are next-door neighbors who dont exactly get along. His late
nights Read More...
Because Im a romance writer, you can probably guess my answer to the question, Do
romance novels have value? Of course I believe they do! I suppose if I were strictly mercenary
Id still say something to the effect of, Well, duh. Its a multibillion dollar business that
outsells all other genres.
But my feelings go much deeper than that. You see, I get fan emails saying things like, Your
sense of Read More...
Aidans breath came out in a frosty mist as he continued
making his way down. Seeing the deep never-ending chasm on either side of their ledge, he
felt his blood turn to ice. He was afraid one misstep by either of them while they attempted to
shift and dress could mean their demise.
If we have to, we can call for a helicopter rescue, Ted said.
Not when any of us are wolves Read More...
For about the first ten years of my writing career, I collected
rejection slips like normal people collect photos from their family vacations, souvenirs of an
extended stay in an alternate reality. Most of those nopes had a distinct theme: love your
writing, love the rodeo action, but your characters are just too nice.
Or as one editor told my agent, She needs to rough them
I am embarrassed to Read More...
Rules? What rules? When I was first plotting UNLEASHED, I
was living in the suburbs of our nations capital and dreaming of a life out in the Blue Ridge
Mountains. I had just returned from a hiking jaunt in those ancient, rolling hills and thought,
well, if I cant live there, my characters certainly can! Thats one of the best things about this
job; living vicariously through my characters. Occupations that interest Read More...
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