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Out of rehab and ready for a new start…


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A compelling novel about one woman’s search for the truth.


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Marrying for the baby's sake


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His touch could destroy her...


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An extra-sharp tongued cheese critic is cut down during a cheese festival.


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Big, tough, sexy…and trouble.


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As hot as they come!



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Jocelyn Adams | The Evolution of an Idea

I’ve always been fascinated by the stars. What’s out there? Are we alone? How did we get here? Several years ago, I decided to explore that idea in Read More...

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Q&A with Maia Chance - BEAUTY, BEAST, AND BELLADONNA

Ready to dash back to the Victorian Era and uncover who-done-it at a perfectly ghastly country party? Then sit back and enjoy our Q&A with Read More...

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Lindsay McKenna | Support Vets with purchase of new boxed Set of SEALs

Three New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors have joined forces to give back to the military veterans who have given so much to their Read More...

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Tara Sue Me | 10 Things I Learned So Far As A Writer

THE MASTER is my tenth published book, so I thought it would be beneficial to stop and reflect on my Read More...

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Sherilee Gray | Curvy Heroines

I’ve been reading romance for….some time now :-) My very first was a novella written by Sherrilyn Kenyon, and I was immediately hooked. I devoured romance novels after that Read More...

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Molly McAdams Chats About TO THE STARS

It's always an exciting time when Molly McAdams has a new book out, so we were very pleased to be able to talk with her about her Read More...

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Joanne Kennedy | Every Character Has a Story

While I was writing HOW TO WRANGLE A COWBOY, I found myself wishing I could start the story a Read More...

Get Your Sizzle On...

The Sporting Life: Romances With a Kick

A friend of mine recently told me that she didn’t read sports-themed romance because she wasn’t that interested in sports. I can respect that, but I don Read More...

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Kat Martin | Movies and Writing

Since Academy Awards night is one of my favorite evenings, I thought it might be fun to talk movies. Old favorites, new favorites, worst picks of all time. Who doesn Read More...

Writing a Woman's Life

Release Day -- For An Author

My new novel, THE HOUSE ON PRIMROSE POND, just came out from New American Library on February 2, 2016, and Read More...

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Michele Callahan | If this book had a music playlist or soundtrack, what would it be and why?

Music is powerful. The melodies crash through our bloodstream and make us feel whatever it is that the musician/lyricist wanted us to feel: anger, despair, desire, love, longing, happiness Read More...

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Christy English | Tea in the Highlands!

Lady Olivia, the matriarch of the Waters Highland clan, has sent her two youngest sons south to London with the task of marrying off their hoydenish sister, Mary Elizabeth Read More...

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Meet Lisa Gardner and Go Behind the pages of FIND HER

Our reviewer Sandra Wurman, wrote FIND HER "first and Read More...

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"It was a dark and stormy night..." Using setting in story

It was a dark and stormy night... Ah, yes. The trite opening line that even Snoopy, in his Great Writer persona, used to set the stage for his Read More...

Cozy Corner

Cozy Nights for Winter’s Bite

A chill is in the air. Blustery gusts determined to sweep down your neck as you traipse through the parking lot to the store, or office. Goose bumps doggedly cover Read More...

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J.L. Hammer | Up Close and Personal With a U.S. Marshal

In the next Vegas Vixens novel, TATTOOED AS TROUBLE, from Read More...

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Christine Wenger | From The Desk Of Trixie Matkowski

For the Sandy Harbor Lure newspaper: HOLIDAY TRADITIONS By Trixie Matkowski bullet <a href=Read More...

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Mary Ellen Hughes | Does Romance Belong In Mysteries?

My answer is it depends. Why? Because readers look for different things in different kinds of mysteries. Thrillers, police procedurals, traditional mysteries and cozies all have their fans, who bring Read More...

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B.B. Haywood | For Better or For Worse

by Candy Holliday
Blueberry Farmer and Amateur Detective as told to B.B. Haywood, author of TOWN IN A Read More...

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Avery Aames | Escape to beautiful Holmes County + find a new Book Giveaway below!

Have you ever visited Ohio? Some people think the entire state is flat. It’s not. Holmes County, which is situated above Columbus, consists of beautiful rolling hills Have you Read More...

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Irene Hannon | Favorite Things

When Fresh Fiction asked me to share some of my favorite things, I sat right down and started a list. Saturday mornings at Starbucks with my own leading man. Spending Read More...

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Mindy Obenhaus | Passion

What are you passionate about? Perhaps you love to cook, sew or paint. Maybe you’re passionate about your family. As an author, I’m passionate about what I do Read More...

Young Adult Musings

A Time for Romance and Chocolate

There are many components I love finding in a book: adventure of some sort, strong friendships, great writing, and, often, a super swoony romance. February is one of the perfect Read More...

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A Short History of Iron in Architecture

For those of you interested in history, here’s bits of 19th century architectural and structural happenings during the Industrial Revolution. Fire burned down architect Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace Read More...

Into the Night

My Favourite Moments in Romance

With the quick approach of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to celebrate this holiday by sharing my all-time favorite scenes in Romance. After years of reading Romance, I had Read More...

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Magnolia Smith | Assassins And Wine: The Stuff Of Scandal

I have been a fan of ABC’s Scandal from day one. Why? Because it is one of the few books Read More...

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Terry Spear | A Glimpse into the Making of a Favorite Scene

What is your favorite scene is from SEAL Wolf In Too Deep and why? I have lots of favorite scenes in every book because they have to be Read More...

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Enjoy Exclusive Excerpt from Samantha Chase's LOVE WALKS IN

Can't wait until April? We can't either because it's when Samantha Chase's new book releases! You can pre-order Read More...

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Jade Lee | My Favorite Winter Pick Me Up!

It’s cold where I live. There’s snow on the ground and my cat spends her days on my lap even when I have to reach over her back Read More...

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Susan Meier New DUET…or is it?

When I began the duet, The Princes of Xaviera, I thought I’d do something fun with two princes who Read More...

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Jenny Holiday | The Four Best Jane Austen Adaptations You’ve Never Heard Of

We all know about Colin Firth emerging from the lake. (Right???? If not, here’s a Read More...

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Stacy Finz | You never know who’ll steal the show

Dear Readers, I’m so excited to be on Fresh Fiction today celebrating my new release, BORROWING TROUBLE. Brady Benson Read More...

Readers Write

Looking Back at 42 In Death Novels

“A new J.D. Robb book is out.” It’s the words that all we J.D. Robb fans want to hear and excitedly wait for twice a year. I Read More...

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Amanda Weaver | Costume Design and Romance Novels

One of the first historical romance novels I ever read was LOVESONG by Valerie Sherwood, when I was about fifteen Read More...

Breaking News

Karen Kingsbury Options 'Baxter' Series for TV

Christian romance writer Karen Kingsbury signed the deal of a lifetime with Read More...

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Sharon Kimbra Walsh | Why I Had To Write ‘A FALLEN HERO’ A Sequel To ‘FOR THE LOVE OF A MARINE’

I confess I have no answer to that. My debut novel was birthed from blood, pain, tears and tantrums. Don't get me wrong. It’s all worth it. When Read More...

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Grace Burrowes | Top Five Things About Having a Dog

As I grew up, my family had any number of cats. I also had a horse, as did one of my brothers. The occasional hamster came along, a few parakeets Read More...

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Avery Aames | Meet Charlotte

What? You don’t know about the Cheese Shop Mysteries? How is that possible? The first won the Agatha Award Read More...

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Kennedy Ryan | In Her Shoes (Giveaway)

Once you go bitch, it's hard to go back. I knew that going into UNTIL I’M YOURS Read More...

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Addison Fox Shares Her Favorite Romances and COLTON'S SURPRISE HEIR

Addison Fox's newest novel, COLTON'S SURPRISE HEIR, releases Read More...

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M.L. Buchman | A Series Is My Favorite Thing

No, I didn’t have Julie Andrews dancing in my head when I wrote that title…well, not much…okay, you caught me. I wanted her to be my mom Read More...

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Lucy Arlington | Adventures of a Literary Agent

When I first started writing, literary agents were an enigma to me--mystical creatures, who I imagined spent their days reading inspiring works, dining with editors in fancy New York Read More...

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Special Chance To Win and Help the REACH OUT AND READ CHARITY with THE SUTHERLANDS pre-order

Pre-Order THE SUTHERLANDS For Only 99˘ and Help The Reach Out and Read Charity

Looking for a way to do good and read Read More...

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Erica Kudisch | Why I Chose THE BACCHAE as Inspiration

Hi all! Erica Kudisch here, promoting my debut novel THE BACKUP, queer urban fantasy with a side of myth and Read More...

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Jenn McKinlay | Are The Characters Me?

For Scarlett Parker, part of the fun of living in London is celebrating the British holidays, and she’s excited to share her first Bonfire Night with her cousin Vivian Read More...

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Gail Ingis | FLEDGING LOVE: a short story

Here's a bit of a new story Gail has written...

Breathless, Emma dragged her disheveled self from the water’s edge. Her hair dripped sand into her eyes Read More...

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Laura Kennedy | Goggie And Me

Who was the greatest influence in my life? I can only answer my mother. For me, the stars were aligned perfectly when I was born to a successful writer. A Read More...

Into the Night

Reading Remedy: A Book to Fit Every Mood

It’s that time of the year when our moods drop. The holidays are over and for many, the cold, winter months make the everyday seem like an impossible task Read More...

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Meet Dave Bara

Science Fiction is hot right now and after watching the latest Star Wars film we're ready for more off-planet adventure. One of the hottest science fiction writers of Read More...

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Kerry Adrienne | What makes Mari a heroine worth reading about?

Mari is a mermaid who wants to have her independence. She runs a small touristy beach souvenir shop (located in the building the hero owns) and she plans to prove Read More...

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Jodi Thomas | Mystery and a Texas Adventure Come to Life

In this second book of the RANSOM CANYON series called RUSTLER Read More...

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Cindi Madsen | Crush-Worthy Professional Athletes

Let’s face it, there’s something hot about sports players. From the way they handle the ball/hockey stick/bat to all the muscles it takes to play competitively Read More...

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Olivia Dade | 10 Best Erotic Romances (from Angie's List of Kickass Smut)

The heroine of MY RECKLESS VALENTINE, Angie, wrote this annotated guide to some of her favorite erotic Read More...

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Cecilia Tan | Sex Has To Mean Something: Five Ways To Improve A Sex Scene

It's no secret I write a lot of sex scenes. My muse is erotic and I assume when people buy one of my books they consider the sex scenes Read More...

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Rebecca Yarros | When Heroes go to War

I am first and foremost a military spouse. I’ve been married to this insanely hot Apache pilot for the last 14 years, and between our six kids, four duty Read More...

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Victoria Vane | Capturing the Urban Cowboy

Many readers by now are familiar with my transition from historical romance to contermporary western romance a little over a year ago. In all of my books to date, I Read More...

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Kat Martin | Glitz And Glamour...

Behind the Scenes of a Lingerie Fashion Show. One of the fun things about writing is the places your research takes you. In Read More...

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Exclusive Excerpt from FUDGE BROWNIES & MURDER

FUDGE BROWNIES & MURDER is the newest release in the Culinary Read More...

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Penny Pike | DEATH OF A BAD APPLE

Cozy mysteries are as American as apple pie. That’s why I chose Apple Valley as the setting for the third book in my Read More...

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Victoria Laurie | The Last Harrah

Tuesday, January 5, marked the launch of A GHOUL’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER—the tenth and final book Read More...

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Julie Hyzy | White House Chef Mystery Trivia!

To celebrate the ninth installment in the White House Chef Mystery series, I’ve come up with nine all-new Read More...

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Jacklyn Brady | Cakes As Vintage Dresses

Thanks so much for inviting me to visit your blog today. I’m thrilled to be here and to talk a little about writing Read More...

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Bailey Cattrell | Introducing the Enchanted Garden

DAISIES FOR INNOCENCE is first in the Enchanted Garden MysteryRead More...

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Kelly Lane | Behind the Cover, Olive Trees in the South

How the ‘Olive Grove Mystery Series’ Came to Fruition With Brief Backstory about Southern Olive Farming

Truth be told, the idea for my cozy mystery Read More...

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Kelly Lane | Pets As Characters

How Beloved Pets Inspire My Cozy Mystery Characters I never use names of any specific real people in my stories, However, I do use the names of some Read More...

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A New Dance...?

Bachata musicians and dancers have overcome many struggles over the course of the genre’s often overlooked history.

BACHATA: A LATIN RHYTHM DANCE

Dance, all kinds Read More...

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A Conversation with Jan Drexler

Jan Drexler is the descendant of Anabaptists who settled in Pennsylvania in the 1700s and then migrated west. She's Read More...

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Ashley Clark | Writing Compelling Characters in Short Story

When I got the contract for my first short story publication with Guideposts, I was thrilled. And then it hit me. I had an M.A. in creative writing, years Read More...

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MK Schiller | Life Lessons

My father taught me many valuable lessons. As an immigrant, he came to this country with an abundance of hope and very little capital. Yet, he was able to achieve Read More...

Breaking News

Love to read ROMANCE? Want FREE(ISH)** BOOKS?

If you said yes to both questions, please consider signing up to judge The Carolyn Readers Choice Award contest. The Read More...

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Sara Walter Ellwood | Strong Heroines

Anyone who knows me, knows I’m a HUGE Star Wars geek. Several of my favorite heroines come from this series of movies and the old Expanded Universe Read More...

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Lisa Richardson | What the Editor Saw

I'd venture to guess that every avid reader, and most average readers have come across an error or six in the books you've read over the years. Some Read More...

History ReFreshed

Downton Revisited

Are you as distressed as I am that Downton Abbey will soon be ending FOR GOOD? (sob) Given the world-wide popularity of the show, there are surprisingly few books Read More...

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Paige Shelton | The Printing Press and Where Books Come From

In the first book of my new Dangerous Type mystery series you’ll meet Clare Henry and her grandfather, Chester Read More...

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Jane Jensen | The Many Lives Of KINGDOM COME

I’m thrilled and excited to have my first release with Berkley Prime Crime hitting the market. KINGDOM COME is Read More...

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Jane Ashford | Favorite Scenes and Pranks

My favorite scene from the book is the very first. It was great fun to write.

Nathaniel Gresham, Viscount Hightower, stirred in his sleep. His hands groped for bedclothes Read More...

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Roni Hall | Talk about opposites…

Question - What could make a born and bred New Yorker leave the city she loves for the mountains and wilderness of Montana? Before I Read More...

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Kira Archer | Top 5 Places to Get Stranded

In my new release, LOVING HER CRAZY, Iris and Nash get stranded in a snowed-in Chicago overnight. Now, I Read More...

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Jacie Floyd | She Drives Him Crazy; He Goes Along For The Ride

When you think the words “road trip”, do you picture a white-knuckled drive from Point A to Point B on the fastest possible highway with the least number of Read More...

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Madeline Martin | A Path to Publication

I’d always known that I wanted to be an author, but I really became serious about it eight years ago. After all the stories flitting through my head, I Read More...

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Clare James | How I Got My Sexy Back

A few years ago, I was in a slump. My writing career was starting to take off but my personal life was anything but exciting. I was working at home Read More...

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Mackenzie Crowne | Secret Passion...

I’m a football fan. There. I said it. I love football. I know there are a lot of women who just don’t get the appeal. Like my daughter Read More...

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Susan Schild | Dreaming A Sweet Dream

Linny read the party invitation.
Picturing running into old friends, she fell down a deep well of self-doubt. What if she ran into Sarah Baker – now Read More...

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Rachael Thomas | New Year and Snowbound

New Year is a time for new beginnings, a time to put the past behind you and move forward with renewed determination. A year ago, I began writing a new Read More...

Cozy Corner

A Race for the White House…Kitchen

It’s that time of year! Well, technically it started eight months ago when all the politicians started clogging up the news channels, social media and late night talk shows Read More...

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Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde | Top 10 things to do with your BFF!

We're visited by two very best friends today -- Carly Phillips and Read More...

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Fran Stewart | Why on Earth?

Why on earth do you do these things to your characters? That’s a question I’ve heard often from readers, and one I feel compelled to answer. I’ll Read More...

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Lily Harlem | Visit Southern Spain in HEAT OF THE DAY

Thank you for inviting me to Fresh Fiction today it’s great to be here. I’ve brought with me my new novella Read More...

Breaking News

PBS To Air Behind the Scenes Special of 'Hamilton' Musical

I'm sure many of you cannot turn a corner without someone you know referencing the musical sensation "Hamilton" based on Read More...

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Laura Kaye | LOVE IN THE LIGHT, a Special Emotional Release

Dear Readers, I’m thrilled to be back at Fresh Fiction today celebrating my newest release—and this is a special one to me. A follow-up story that I Read More...

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Heidi R. Kling | Top Five Ways to Get Over a Cheating Ex

Finding out someone you have put your trust has betrayed you is awful. However, if you learn the two people you trusted most betrayed you together, it could be soul Read More...

Breaking News

Avon Kicks Off 75th Anniversary With Diamond Celebration

A leading voice in romance, Avon, announced this week a blow out celebration for their 75th anniversary. Read More...

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Miralee Ferrell | A Love Affair with Cowboys and Horses

How many adults dreamed about being a cowboy when they were kids? I think especially those of us who are . . . ahem . . . over a certain age, were more enamored of riding Read More...

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Heather L. L. FitzGerald | In Defense of Fantasy

“Only the most mature of us are able to be childlike. And to be able to be childlike involves memory; we must never forget any part of ourselves. [Read More...

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Stories could be set in this city, once a small fishing village . . .

Sarasota: Culture & Circus

Stuffed with people and culture today, I can’t imagine Sarasota, Florida, once was a small fishing village with only a few hundred people Read More...

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Sharon Hamilton | A Gift That Keeps On Giving...

My newest novella, FREDO’S SECRET, was a Christmas present to my readers. One comment I loved yesterday from a Read More...

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R.P. Channing | Top Five Reasons You Should Date a Reincarnated Witch

Forget the gorgeous blonds or the pictures you see in the fashion magazines (they’re all too skinny anyway), what you as a guy should really be looking for is Read More...

Into the Night

The Anatomy of a Book Cover!

Over the years, I’ve come across several eye-catching covers. Some covers have been so striking that I’ve added them to my to-be-read mountain immediately. Whether Read More...

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Sonya Weiss | Money Laundering and Attracting the Attention of the FBI

One of the things I have a love/hate relationship with when it comes to writing is the research I do. Some of it can be fascinating and some of Read More...

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Veronica Forand | Scout The Dog’s Christmas Miracle

Just before Christmas, my partner in crime, Scout, was diagnosed with a large tumor on his leg. Scout is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, a rare dog breed that Read More...

 

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