Sweet Romance

Hi, my name is Ophelia, and I write about romance. I read about romance. I eat, drink, talk and breathe romance. Romance makes me happy. Have I mentioned I love romance? But let’s talk about the writing part. My newest novel, Never an Amish Bride, hits all the elements of your standard romance: chemistry galore,… Read More

1 Behind the Scenes of Trap ’N’ Trace, a Federal K-9 Novel

By Tee O’Fallon The Crime. Trap ’N’ Trace is based on an actual crime that took place somewhere in the U.S. in some decade. No spoilers here, so that’s all you get for now. The only hint I’ll give is that the perpetrator(s) stumped and eluded law enforcement for years. The Setting. What I liked… Read More

1 What is YOUR favorite Fourth of July memory?

Funny how memories work: you hear a sound or smell a scent and suddenly you recall a scene that made you incredibly happy or emotional. You’re back in the moment, living that day over again. We all have memories like that: of gorgeous summer days or crisp winter mornings, of people we met, of things… Read More

1 Who wants to live forever?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live forever?  I think my fascination with immortals started with Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, carried into the Highlander movies and tv series, and the urge to examine the concept deepens in my new immortal pirate series, The Sentinels of Savannah. I’m intrigued to understand how… Read More

4 The Magic of Magic

I have always written in the paranormal/fantasy space so supernatural is clearly my jam. But I do have to admit that Bait N’ Witch is my first book which focuses almost exclusively on magic users. The focus isn’t supernatural creatures with specific special abilities, but instead on witches and warlocks with the ability to use… Read More

2 Writing PNR Can Be So Freeing – And Totally Restrictive

I’ve been writing forever, or at least it seems that way. I wrote my first book when I was nine years old. I called it Dimples the Adventurous Flea. Basically, it was about a flea that jumps from dog to dog to ‘see the world’. When he’s on a French poodle, he’s in Paris. An… Read More

7 When Plans Fall Through

by Rebecca Brooks In my new release Wrong Bed, Right Brother, my hero Noah Miller is a Type A, pen-in-hand, map-the-course, Total Planaholic. Raise your hand if you can relate. (Me. It’s my hand that’s waving wildly in the air.) Noah is a running coach full of discipline and drive. He’s completely focused on accomplishing… Read More

8 Do You Finish Every Book You Start?

Lyn Cote here. Every month I ask a question in my newsletter and here because I want to know what readers are thinking. As an author, I write far from readers and I like to know what they are thinking. So what’s my question for June, you may ask? Here it is: Do you always… Read More

10 Writing in Harrowing Times

A gif of a Dumpster fire would be pretty fitting image for my life the last several months. Like many writers, I tried to wedge in writing time during a pandemic. Then several family emergencies and a medical procedure/recovery happened. Writing in hospital rooms is actually not to be recommended, LOL. It was a surreal… Read More

7 Top Three Most Asked Author Questions…

Thank you for joining me as I celebrate the release of SMALL TOWN, BIG SECRETS – book 2 of my TRINITY RIVER novels. For a little fun, I decided to talk about the three most frequently asked questions I get as a sweet, romance writer. I’m often asked about my favorite romantic comedies. I believe… Read More