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Mellie has a plan but Trevor has a problem!


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The first night was a dare. The second night was trouble...


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The toughest rodeo rider in Hell, Texas, discovers his tender side with a feisty cowgirl


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First in small-town Tennessee series explores first and second chances at love.


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Passions ignite in thirteen dangerously HOT romances.



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Rachelle Dekker | The Top Five Things I Learned from Ted Dekker

The most common question I get asked is, ďWhatís it like to have Ted Dekker as a father?Ē I always smile and think about being forced to Read More...

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Cara C. Putman | Remembering to Hope When Life is Hard

Seventy years ago this month, the world celebrated VE day Ė the end of World War II in Europe. This weekend, we pause to remember Memorial Day. The two events are Read More...

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A Special Romance Deal That Is Too Good To Miss!

Kick off the summer with the perfect beach read! SEVEN BOOKS FOR SEVEN LOVERS is a collection of seven Read More...

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Elizabeth Moss | Fatal Fascination: What Is It About the Tudors?

"Sex and the Tudors go together like Henry VIII and failed marriages," my novelist mother used to say whenever I grabbed another Jean Plaidy historical from her bookcase. My fav Read More...

Into the Night

The Beauty of Genre- Blending

Sometimes when youíre reading a book you come across a series that takes characteristics of one genre with blends it with another. I like to call this ďgenre-blending Read More...

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Sharon Hamilton | Under the Radar

Much has been written about Navy SEALs, especially since 9-11, when terrorism on U.S. soil became prominent. In my newest book, Read More...

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Tina Leonard | Bon Apetit and a Book: Pico de Gallo

This isnít my recipe per se, I learned it from my housekeeper and have sort of adapted it. But we love it because itís fresh! Youíll want Read More...

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Amy Daws | How to Write a Fabulous Gay Secondary

So Iím sitting at this pizza place with two of my coworkers for lunch. Itís no Pizza Hut, mind you. Itís one of those fancy pizza joints Read More...

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Amanda Abbott | Top Five Sexy Spots

The great thing about writing fiction, especially sexy fiction, is that you get to make things as wild and inhibited as you want! In Read More...

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Crista McHugh | The Importance of Laughter in Love

Iím the first to admit I have a warped since of humor. It varies from dry to witty to (at times) juvenile, but Iím always up for a Read More...

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Fresh Chat | Candis Terry Sweetens Life For Animals By Donating Novella Profits

The latest addition to the Sweet, Texas seriesóa novella entitled HOME SWEET HOMEófeatures Read More...

Young Adult Musings

YA Musings | Better Summer Beach Reads

Every summer there is list upon list of the perfect books to take with you to the beach. I have nothing but respect for those lists and the excellent recommendations Read More...

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Sabrina Sol | Why I Love Good Girls Who Love Bad Boys

The ďGood Girl Loves Bad BoyĒ story is a tale as old as time. After all, its theme is rooted in the fairy tale ďBeauty and the Beast.Ē Except, in Read More...

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Julie Reece | Gothic Mansion PB & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Along with two hundred year old live oak trees, Civil War legends, and lime-green salt marshes, South Carolinaís low-country is famous for delicious southern cooking. The deep Read More...

New and Now

I Can Hear the (Wedding) Bells

Recently, I saw an article mention that the ďwedding seasonĒ is coming up soon. I personally had no idea weddings had their own prime time season, but the more I Read More...

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Kate L. Mary | Playlist for THE LIST

I love putting together playlists for my books. There have been nights when Iíve spent hours listening to Pandora or searching iTunes for the perfect song to express how Read More...

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Meredith Wild | Hacker Series Spotlight

Romance lovers, get tempted by this excerpt from HARDWIRED, the first book in the new HackerRead More...

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Alan Lelchuk | Searching for Wallenberg

Who was Raoul Wallenberg, the 33 year old Swedish diplomat who went to Budapest and saved approximately 17,000 Jews and indirectly another 125,000? Why did this young Christian Read More...

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Fresh Chat | Ken Liu on Silkpunk, Fantasy, and THE GRACE OF KINGS

Ken Liu, the only author in the last forty years to receive the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the World Read More...

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Lia Davis | Writing Children in Romance

One of the struggles of life is being a single parent. You have to juggle a jobósometimes two--, school issues the child(ren) may have, homework, sports, and stay Read More...

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Catherine Spangler | Series Madness!

Do you enjoy a book series? Iím greedy when it comes to books that I really like. If an author creates an intriguing world and fills it with unforgettable Read More...

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Fresh Chat | Melanie Dickerson Takes On Swan Lake and Robin Hood for a Medieval Fairy Tale

Award-winning author Melanie Dickerson, known for her inspiring fairy tale retellings, has a new story to share Read More...

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Leah Marie Brown | On FAKING IT

In FAKING IT, my heroine has an epiphany about her life while Read More...

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Linda Broday | Idea For My Bachelors of Battle Creek Series

Sometimes the idea for a story or series comes from the most unlikely source. The inspiration for my Bachelors of Battle Creek series came about after hearing my sister tell Read More...

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Roxanne Snopek | Love on a Deserted Island

I love water. Lakes, oceans, streams, waterfalls, pools, bathtubs, hottubsÖ even the trickling sound of a plug-in water feature in a garden! Given the price of waterfront property, I Read More...

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Suzan Butler | The Military Boys of Summer

Itís getting close to summer, which means more beach and pool time. So that gets me thinking about how Iíd pass the time at the pool this year Read More...

Young Adult Musings

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Forbidden Romances

I don't know about you, but I cannot wait for summer to begin. That's why May is the month for gathering the perfect summer reads! This week is Read More...

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Dani Collins | HIS BLUSHING BRIDE

The prequel* to this novella, BLAME THE MISTLETOE, tells the story of Liz falling for Blake over Christmas Read More...

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Elizabeth Otto | Small Town Craziness

Every small town has its quirks. The tiny town I grew up in gave kids buckets of live fish to throw in the lake during the fireworks display on the Read More...

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Claire Donally | Cat-tastrophes and Hiss-teria

Many of the folks reading the Sunny and Shadow mysteries tell me that they especially like the sections from Shadow's point of view. As an author, I have to Read More...

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Jennifer Bort Yacovissi | Five Traits That Make Characters Memorable

When you think about the books youíve loved over the years, usually the bookís characters are the reason why. Setting, tone, plot, and themes all contribute to making Read More...

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Linda Reilly | It's All About Comfort

What does the expression ďcomfort foodĒ mean to you? Is it the enticing whiff of a tray of chocolate chip cookies emerging from a warm oven? The aroma of homemade Read More...

Cozy Corner

It's All About That Cat at the Cozy Corner

If you love cozy mysteries, you probably have a soft spot for catsóor at least a high tolerance level for their pesky attitudes. ;) This week weíre celebrating the Read More...

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Fresh Chat | Lyndsay Faye Ignites Intrigue in THE FATAL FLAME

Itís time to return to 1840s New York in Lyndsay Fayeís latest historical crime thriller, Read More...

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Janet Bolin | Which Came First?

Sometimes, my life parallels the lives of the characters in my books in mysterious ways. In the fifth Threadville Mystery, Read More...

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Heather Blake | Bump

Iíve always had a fascination with the paranormal, so itís really no surprise to me that I started writing psychics, witches, and empaths... My early love of Read More...

Into the Night

A Mother's Day Reading List

With Motherís Day just around the corner, everyone is thinking about what to get the woman in his or her lives. But donít take the easy way out Read More...

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Beverly Jenkins | Mississippi Mud Recipe

When my children were young, one of the things they looked forward to most whenever I finished a book was my firing up the mixer. The cookies, cakes, pies and Read More...

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Pepper Basham | Real and Readable

Iím a lover of history! Words that can create scenes to sweep me back to another time and place keep me reading great fictionÖand researching interesting time periods Read More...

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C.S. Fritz | Terrifying Kids: Horror's Place In Childrenís Literature

Should we encourage the bumps in the night? Can the terrifying be enjoyed by all ages? Simply, can the genre of horror be good for children's literature? This is Read More...

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Laura Templeton | Layered Stories: A Writerís Time Machine

Iíve always been partial to layered stories, novels where you flit back and forth between past and present, where juicy details and clues are revealed with painstaking elegance. Some Read More...

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Paige Tyler | Getting Kendra and Declan Together

Thanks so much for having me here today to give you a peek at my new release, HER WILD Read More...

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Cheryl Harper | My Favorite Shows: Quirky and a Whole Lot of Fun

Confession: I like my television like I like my romance, a little quirky and whole lot of fun. Campy special effects, In-jokes, snappy dialogue, problems that are easily solved Read More...

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Deeanne Gist | Dating Victorian-Style

Meeting a guy is so dad-gum complicated. You have to go to a bar, go to church, or go to your computer and fill out a form. And then Read More...

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Victoria Roberts | Join the Highland Games

There is naught like the sound of bagpipes in the morn. Have you ever attended a Scottish festival or the Highland games? Last year, I attended the 56th Read More...

Author News

JERSEY GIRLS Contemporary Romance Box Set for $2.99

Caridad Pineiro's JERSEY GIRLS Contemporary Romance box set hit cybershelves on April 15 and it's specially Read More...

New and Now

New and Now | College Isn't The Only Way

In literature, reading stories about characters who have had similar experiences to me is wonderful. I feel immediately connected with the story and invested in the protagonist. However, as much Read More...

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Diane Alberts | Appeal of a Wounded Hero

Hello! Iím Diane Alberts, but you might also know me as Jen McLaughlin! As Diane, I write sexy contemporary romance for Entangled Publishing. My latest book, Read More...

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Jade Lee | The Best Part About Cinco de Mayo

Letís start right in.

Whatís the best part about Cinco de Mayo?

A. Margaritas! Tequila! Whatís not to love? B. Celebrate Read More...

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Donna Alward | Sarahís Not-So-Secret Beer Battered Fish

Like any writer's story, sometimes true life experiences find their way into books. Thatís certainly true of Read More...

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Megan Erickson | A Different (Nerdy) Kind of Hero

So Austin Rivers. Oh Austin. What a fun, fun hero to write. I loved being in his head while writing Read More...

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Carlene O'Neil | Character Blog: Penny Lively of ONE FOOT IN THE GRAPE

Hi, Iím Penny Lively, owner of Joyeux Winery (ONE FOOT IN THE GRAPE). Joyeux is a smaller Read More...

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Sally Goldenbaum | Knitting a Mystery

Readers sometimes ask why so many mystery writers structure their stories around a themeólike food or knitting or gardening or bookstores. Why isnít a plain old murder enough Read More...

Young Adult Musings

Cinco de Mayo: Celebrating Mexican Culture and Heritage

Many people outside of Mexico mistakenly believe Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexican independence. Cinco de Mayo actually marks the date of the Mexican army's victory over Read More...

Cozy Corner

Grave on Grand Avenue is a Rush!

This week I have the pleasure of welcoming Edgar Award Winning and National Bestselling author of GRAVE ON GRAND Read More...

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Nancy J. Parra | Character Q&A: Toni Holmes of the Baker's Treat Mystery Series

Readers, get to know Toni Holmes from Nancy J. Parra's Bakerís Treat gluten-free mystery series with this fun Q&A! What new Read More...

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Carolyn Hart | The Turning Point

In the spring of 1985, I was a failed author. Iíd had seven books published but another seven manuscripts were stacked, gathering dust, turned down by a raft of Read More...

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Laura Childs | The Art of Crafting a Mystery

Whenever Iím visiting bookstores, libraries, book clubs, and writing groups, I get asked about the business of writing. How do I do it? How do I go about starting Read More...

New and Inspired

With This Kiss: Two Collections of Romantic Novellas

Author Winnie Griggs returns to share the latest news for May in this month's New and Read More...

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Tina Ann Forkner | Inside the Heart of a Character

One of my earliest memories is of my mom filling up a box with old clothes and telling me we were giving them to someone who needed them more. All Read More...

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Julie B. Cosgrove | The Scenic Route

Todayís readers, and there seems to be fewer and fewer of them out there, are visually oriented. Growing up watching TV and movies, they have now migrated to cyberspace Read More...

News and Announcements

2015 Edgar Awards - Winners

April 29, 2015, New York, NY: Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring Read More...

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Kristin Miller | Inspiration for THE WEREWOLF WEARS PRADA

Looking at the title of my newest paranormal romance, Iím sure itís not difficult to figure out where my inspiration came from. The Devil Wears PradaRead More...

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Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki | Character Dating Profile: Lexi Hamilton from HUNTED

Readers, please welcome duo Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki, authors of HUNTED. *** We were asked, jokingly Read More...

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Fresh Chat | Lucy Monroe on the Northern Fire Series

With more than 7 million copies of her books in print worldwide, award winning and USA Today bestseller Lucy Monroe has published over 60 books and had her Read More...

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Cindi Madsen | Five Ways to Make Research Fun

So, as an author I do a lot of research when writing my books. When I wrote GETTING LUCKY Read More...

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Cara Elliott | Top 5 Female Novelists of History

Since the heroine of SINFULLY YOURS (Book Two in the Read More...

Young Adult Musings

YA Musings | Mental Illness and Young Adults

1 in 5 people under the age of 18 suffers from mental illness. Mental illnesses are disorders of brain function and are caused and result from a combination of genetics Read More...

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Marina Adair | Top 5 Tips for Winning the Miss Peach Pageant

Marina Adair is here to share Hattie McGraw's top 5 tips for winning the Miss Peach Pageant Read More...

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Cole Gibsen | Life Unaware

When I was halfway through my freshman year of high school, my family moved. Walking into a new school where I knew no one was terrifying. The other students were Read More...

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Emma Cane | Saying Good-bye to Valentine Valley

Iíve written 6 Valentine Valley novels and 3 novellas, so itís time for me to take a break from the series and explore a new small town in Read More...

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D.D. Ayres | Romantic Suspense: Doggy Style

While writing, I often fall a little in love with my characters. This time, itís the real thing. And I donít think Iím going to get over Read More...

 

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