The Amazing Little Trick Writing Taught Me

by Kate White One of the really magical things about being an author is that when you’re in the process of writing, certain plot points sometimes seem to take shape completely out of nowhere and words spill onto the page without you being fully aware of having first formed them in your head. It’s a… Read More

#MeToo and the Huntress Moon Thrillers

by Alexandra Sokoloff I have had a lot going on this week, what with a new book in my Huntress Moon thriller series out and, oh yes – getting married! Please. Spare me. These aren’t secrets. These are facts of rape culture. These entitled, predatory men have been blatant about their misogyny and abuse, and… Read More

2 The Writing Process

by Kylie Brant Every time I finish a book I say the same thing: I want a new writing process. Is there a store for that? I’d like to trade mine in. Because my process makes me crazy. I’ve long come to terms with the fact that I’m not a plotter. I will never be a… Read More

The Birth of THE KILLER WHO HATED SOUP

The car, dripping with sludge, hung from a crane. “Honey, get in here—quick,” I called from the TV room to my wife. In 1957, the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in honor of its fifty years of statehood, put to rest a brand new Plymouth Belvedere under the courthouse lawn, figuring that fifty years later, they’d… Read More

What’s Your Life in Romance Tropes?

by Rebecca Brooks There are so many different kinds of romance I LOVE reading about but would never want anything to do with in real life. Alpha billionaires. Motorcycle bad boys. Anything paranormal— unless they can fly and take me with them, that would be cool! I’ve never had an opposites attract or enemies-to-lovers situation… Read More

LET’S TALK ABOUT…FINDING YOUR VOICE

When I first decided to make my October blog about finding your voice, I planned to come at the subject from a writer’s perspective. Find Your Voice. In other words, what is your style? Punctuation. Syntax. Character development. Something that makes you stand out. A unique voice in a sea of millions. However, as the… Read More

NEW RELEASE ALERT!

by Danica Winters It’s that time again, MR. TAKEN has just been released and is taking the world by storm!  I can’t tell you how pleased I am with this Harlequin Intrigue series, and how happy I am that it has been so warmly received and loved by fans. MR. TAKEN is the third book in… Read More

Natchez Flame: A book that sizzles!!

NATCHEZ FLAME is the third book in my Southern Night’s Trilogy, after CREOLE FIRES and SAVANNAH HEAT.  The book, reprinted several times over the years, is coming out at a special rate of $1.99 from October 10th thru October 21st in all digital formats. In NATCHEZ FLAME, Priscilla Wills sells everything she owns to go… Read More

Happy Halloween Month!

It’s October.  The stores have been filled for a while with lots of Halloween costumes and accessories and goodies, leading up to October 31. Lots of chocolate.  Yum! For a few years I celebrated Halloween even more because my Superstition Mysteries were October releases.  But that series ended, so my celebration this year relates only… Read More

Conjuring Real Magic for Halloween Romance Saga

In October, the veil between worlds thins and our Beloved Dead attempt to contact us through our thoughts and dreams. Glimpses of my past replay like mini-movies in my head. I see my grandmother’s brownies cooling on the stove, the day my long departed dog Emily first came to live with us, and the last… Read More