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Tricia Leedom, Author of PIECES OF EIGHT, Answers the Question – What is Romantic Adventure Fiction? (with a giveaway!)

What is Romantic Adventure Fiction? When I say I write contemporary Romantic Adventure, I find that many people don’t understand what that is exactly, so I thought I would use this opportunity to talk about it. On one hand, it’s exciting to know I may be writing something new and different, but on the other hand, I wonder why there aren’t more books for readers who enjoy this subgenre. I think there are plenty of women like me who enjoy watching a good action/adventure movie, especially when it includes a romantic subplot… Some movies that come to mind include: Mr.…

Cate Beauman, Author of NO MORE SECRETS, Talks About Fresh Starts and Second Chances (with a giveaway!)

Fresh starts and second chances… It’s hard to believe that The Carter Island Trilogy is coming to an end with the addition of No More Secrets. Originally, I intended to write Secrets Hidden in the Glass, book one in the series, as a standalone title. As I told the story of Sheriff Nathan Carter and famous stained glass artist Callie Davis, I fell in love with Carter Island and the many secondary characters, particularly Nate’s sisters, Molly and Gwen. They’re so sassy and irresistible. I knew I had to tell their stories, too. By trade, I’m a romantic suspense author.…

Author Juliette Hyland Talks About Her Inspiration for THE PEDIATRICIAN’S TWIN BOMBSHELL (with a giveaway!)

Believe it or not, the strangest place I’ve ever gotten inspiration for a book was while watching a woman in a video rip the high heels off her feet and throwing them into the trash on an Instagram video. I loved this video! I mean I think most women have put on shoes they thought were super cute only to find out they were actually evil toe crunchers. From this video the opening lines of The Pediatrician’s Twin Bombshell was born. DR. TESSA GARCIA leaned against the bar and slid the back of her heel out of the four-inch peep-toe…

Abbie Roads, Author of CAPTURING FATE, Reveals the Best and Worst Writing Advice She’s Ever Gotten (plus a Giveaway!)

The best writing advice I ever got was… JUST DO IT. Back in 2009, when I finally decided to try to write a book, fear paralyzed me. I didn’t know how to write a first sentence. How to turn that into a paragraph, then a chapter, then an entire book. All the things I didn’t know overwhelmed me. I had joined a writer’s group and went to my first meeting. I was new, but no one spoke to me or welcomed me until a lady came in and sat next to me. Turns out she was new to the group…

Valentine’s Day–Love It or Lose It? Kim Findlay, Author of A VALENTINE’S PROPOSAL (Cupid’s Crossing #1) Offers An Opinion (with a giveaway!)

Valentine’s Day – Love it or Lose it? My perspective on Valentine’s Day now is that of someone married for 36 years. It’s not that I don’t believe in celebrating love, but after this long, we plan to do something on the day after the 14th of February. Flowers are more expensive on that date, restaurants are completely booked, and it can be stressful. We can let it slide a bit. We’ve already had our special February 14ths. I can remember the thrill of getting a dozen red roses at the office for Valentine’s Day. Going out for dinner, before…

Sarah Morgenthaler, Author of MISTLETOE & MR. RIGHT, gives her Christmas This or That choices (with a giveaway!)

This or That Christmas editionSarah Morgenthaler Real tree or fake tree: Even though I love the smell of real trees, I prefer fake trees for Christmas decorating.  Hot Cocoa or Egg Nog: Hot cocoa with extra marshmallows. Gingerbread or Sugar Cookie: They’re both so good! If I must pick one…sugar cookies. Ugly sweater or matching PJs: Matching PJs, although I can appreciate a great ugly sweater.   Ice skating or sledding: Sledding!  Snow or No Snow: Snow. I love snowy Christmas mornings.  About the author: Geologist and lifelong science nerd, SARAH MORGENTHALER is a passionate supporter of chocolate chip cookies, geeking out over rocks, and…

A Day in the Life of Ana Huang, Author of IF WE EVER MEET AGAIN (with a giveaway!)

A day in the life of the author I’m an early bird, so I usually wake up around seven a.m. I make myself a cup of tea (I’m not a big coffee person) and dive right into the writing or editing process. I like to do this first thing in the morning, because that’s when I have the most creative energy. If I try to write later in the day, I can’t focus and my mind wanders, because it’s already too cluttered from the other information I’ve consumed that day. If I’m in the first draft phase, I set a…

Janet Elizabeth Henderson, Author of RICH, with Ten Things to Know About Rachel Ford-Talbot (and a giveaway!)

Ten things to know about Rachel Ford-Talbot from Rich She speaks fluent sarcasm. She is surgically attached to her iPhone. She doesn’t understand why people want to be her friend and does everything she can to discourage them. She’s related to English royalty and her mother is a Countess. Her bedroom is directly under her swimming pool, and she looks up at the glass bottom of the pool while she’s in bed. She terrifies everyone—except the hero, who thinks she’s intriguing. Oh, and her grandmother, who’s just as scary as Rachel. She smooths the lives of the people around her,…

Christi Caldwell, Author of IN BED WITH THE EARL, says the flaws make the man (with a giveaway!)

Flaws Make the Man in Christi Caldwell’s In Bed with the Earl  My newest release, In Bed with the Earl, features an unlikely Regency hero. He was born to nobility, was kidnapped, and grew up in the roughest streets of London, as a ‘tosher’…a sewer scavenger. Nothing about Malcom or his past is in any way conventional, but he also represents how our pasts shape who we are. And there is no doubting, his past molded him into who he is… a man who doesn’t let people close…and who protects what he does have. Which is why…when he does meet Verity,…

Lauren Layne, author of YOURS IN SCANDAL, talks about her new book and Series! (with a new release review, excerpt, and giveaway!)

Tell us about your new series. The series features three men who are named “Man of the Year” (think: People’s Sexiest Man Alive) and the unexpected ramifications that come with that! Yours in Scandal kicks off the series with a young, wealthy mayor of NYC who falls for his political rival’s daughter. Why was it important for you to start your series with Addie and Robert? The real answer? There’s is the book listed first in the contract 😉 In truth I’m equally excited about all three books in the series, and could have happily jumped in anywhere! That said,…

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