Be Proud Of Your Escapism

“People sneer at escapism, well there are those of us who need it.”—Science Fiction writer, Piers Anthony. When I tell people that I write mystery and romance novels I’m greeted by a variety of reactions. Many are impressed with my accomplishments. After all, I’ve written a dozen books and a handful of short stories, been… Read More

Can There Ever be Too Much Snow?

By Laura Marie Altom I love Christmas and I really love snow. Alas, here in Oklahoma, those two things rarely go together. In my new book, The Cowboy SEAL’s Christmas Baby, Gideon and Jane are lucky enough to share a whole lot of both! LOL! I grew up on the east coast of Lake Michigan… Read More

2 LADY EMMA CAVENSHAM’S SCANDALOUS THOUGHTS ON MARRIAGE

by Janna MacGregor The second book in my Cavensham Heiresses series, THE BRIDE WHO GOT LUCKY, released this week. The couple introduced in THE BAD LUCK BRIDE, Lady Emma Cavensham and Nicholas St. Mauer, the Earl of Somerton, both oppose marriage for entirely different but similar reasons. Aha! I hope that got your attention. Both… Read More

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

4 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