Flawed Characters in Fiction

by Diane Alberts One of the things that writers struggle most with is making our characters realistic, likeable, kind, and yet…flawed. Yep, you heard me. Flawed. No one likes perfection, and let’s be honest, perfection isn’t realistic. Have you ever met someone who was PERFECT? And if you have, how much do you want to… Read More

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The Heroine as Hero

Once upon a time, heroes had to be perfect — beautiful men riding in on beautiful white horses to save the day. Women readers all but demanded it. And then in 1847 along came Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Suddenly, readers learned the beauty of a flawed man, a man who needed a good woman to… Read More


6 Game Warden as Hero Material? You Bet!

by Susannah Sandlin A few years ago, when I’d think of game wardens, a grandfatherly dude who came to scare off a stray bear or check your fishing license came to mind. Chased down poachers. Confiscated those fish you weren’t supposed to be catching because it isn’t (fill-in-the-blank) season. And yeah, they still do that kind… Read More


A Few of My Favorite Things

 by AJ Pine While it’s true that I want my readers to fall in love with my words, the characters I create, the worlds I build—I also hope we can connect on another level. A more personal level. A…pop culture level. Yes. I’m that author. The one who likes to sneak her favorite things into… Read More


1 May I have this dance, my lady?

Romance novels set during the Regency period in England are one of the most popular genres. Readers love them, and everything associated with them. The term “regency” refers to the period when King George III was deemed unfit to rule and his son, the Prince of Wales, (known as “Prinny”) ruled as Prince Regent (hence… Read More


Who’s Your Perfect Catch?

by Jennie Marts I’d love to introduce you to Sullivan Reed, the hero of HOOKED ON LOVE– my newest romantic comedy in the Cotton Creek Romance series. Sully is a country boy, mountain man, and fly fishing guide all rolled into one. He’s the most at home when he’s got a fly rod in his… Read More


The Smart and Silly Things We Do For Love

by Michelle Major This week is extra special for me because in addition to celebrating the release of TELL ME AGAIN, my fifteenth published book, I’m also celebrating my fifteenth wedding anniversary. My hero and heroine, Trevor and Sam, have a lot to get through before they arrive at their happily ever after so I’ve… Read More


2 Series I’ve Loved- the Harlequin Sale

By Joanne Rock I’ve been feeling nostalgic this week as Harlequin has been prepping for their biggest sale ever. In case you haven’t heard, all Harlequin series backlist titles (releases prior to July 2017) are available at all the major digital vendors for $1.99 now through October 25th.  That means books from all of Harlequin’s… Read More

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October Sees New Series Installments

Some months are all about new books or the start of a new series.  Others are about continuing the pleasure of a favorite saga. October 2016 is that kind of month with sixteen new installments to some of your favorite series. Alexa Aston unveils Word of Honor, Book 3 in her Knights of Valor Series…. Read More


What’s Up With That Best Friend’s Brother

by Kerri-Leigh Grady Romance novels were made for series based on families, particularly siblings. Consider how many books might have zero parents on the page, but there’s a brother with a best friend who’s off limits to the heroine. Or a sibling who instigates the hijinks. Or a bunch of cowboy brothers who each find… Read More