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

Why I Live in the Boonies

Lyn Cote here- Of course, the boonies is short for the boondocks. According to the online dictionary, the origin of this word is: boondocks — 1910s, from Tagalog bundok “mountain.” Adopted by occupying American soldiers in the Philippines for “remote and wild place.” Reinforced or re-adopted during World War II. Hence, also boondockers “shoes suited for… Read More

Dive into My Top Five!

by Julie Ann Walker Shhh.  Don’t tell anyone, but authors have favorites when it comes to the snippets of dialogue in their books. And, yeah, I know.  We’re supposed to love every line, every description, every piece of prose.  But the truth is, by the end of the book-writing process there are some things that… Read More

 Time Travel

by Augustina Van Hoven Time travel has always been a fantasy of mine.  Imagine being able to witness historical events or meet famous people.  How about traveling to the future and finding out when we are going to have flying cars or colonize other planets?  I would love to be able to do this. In… Read More