2 An Outlander Lover’s Mini-Guide to Touring Scotland.

By Veronica Forand I just returned from a ten-day journey through Scotland. I had a car and lots of enthusiasm. Although my mother, my daughter, and I have read Outlander, by Diana Galbaldon, none of the other seven people had ever seen the series. This did not deter me from guiding everyone to some of… Read More

1 Answering the Tough Questions

by Kerri Carpenter I’m about to say something shocking. Prepare yourself. Not everyone reads romance. (WHY!?!?!?) Because of that, there seems to be a lot of curiosity surrounding the romance world. In fact, there are a couple of phrases and questions that I hear from non-romance readers so often I thought it would be a… Read More

1 Let’s talk about…SEX

by Mary J. Williams Warning: I apologize right up front. This blog post is not filled with wild sexual escapades. Read on at your own discretion. One of the things I love most about romance novels is the wide variety of sub-genres. From the sweet and wholesome, to the dark side few of us are… Read More

A Furry Introduction

Hi, my name is Belladonna, but you can call me Bella like my human. I’m a seven-year old German Shepard and a military working dog, or MWD for short. For practically my whole career I’ve worked with the same partner, Jax and to be honest with you, he’d be lost without me. We’ve been through… Read More

3 Support You Local Library!

by Madeline Hunter Blogs are not soapboxes. I know that, but I hope you will forgive me for using this blog as one because the topic is important to anyone who cares about the transformative value of books. All across the country, state and local budgets are in trouble, and among the services taking hits—in… Read More

12 Location Love?

So, have you ever fallen in love with the setting of a book?  Reveled in the descriptions, longed to travel and see it, experience it for yourself? *Raising my hand!* I started early, too.  🙂  When I was a young reader, I knew I couldn’t travel to Pern or Prydain or Neverland, but I’d always… Read More

4 Writing in Multiple Genres

by Linda O. Johnston I’ve been talking a lot lately about writing in multiple genres and thought I’d do so here, too.  I had a blog posted about it at another site, plus I talked about it at the Santa Clarita Romance Authors meeting last weekend. Why talk about it?  Because I do it!  I’ve… Read More

A Total Eclipse of the Sun

By Nikki Brock It’s always been a cliché. Carly Simon wrote about it in her song “You’re So Vain.” Life-changing. Consciousness-altering. Once in a lifetime. You are probably reading this on the day of the first total eclipse of the sun to visit any part of the US since 1979 and the first one seen… Read More

Shark Attack–Terror or Treat?

The opening shark attack scene in my new release, FORSAKEN, is 100% true–at least that’s the way it played out in my mind! LOL! I’m horrible with dates, but waaaay back in maybe 1999? Hubby and I decided to become certified divers. The training was fairly straightforward, aside from far too much math, and culminated… Read More

1 The Cat Women Collective

by Rebecca Barrett What, you might ask, is the Cat Women Collective? Well, first of all, it’s a whole lot of fun. It involves writers, sentient animals, more specifically Trouble, the black cat detective, and a lot of mischief. As you can see, we like to really get into the story telling mode. One of… Read More