7 DO THE THING – How Motivation Stops You in Your Tracks

My writing journey was thirty-two years in the making. When I was eight years-old, I wrote my very first short story. It was about evil winged knights who plagued a kingdom. I don’t remember the details of the story itself, but I do remember it was the start of something that would last for the… Read More

6 Introducing Unraveling Eleven: The Notorious Middle Child

On November 16, 2021, Unraveling Eleven will be released into the world. You might be wondering: what’s that? Well, it’s a book, first of all. More specifically, a YA dystopian romance with crossover appeal into the adult market. Also, it’s the second book in the Eleven Trilogy. That’s right—trilogy. The first book, Escaping Eleven, was… Read More

2 Enemies to Lovers

My husband and I took out an equity loan on our house. Boring? Maybe, but stay with me. While we waited for the bank official to arrive, I struck up a conversation with the closing attorney. She asked me what I did, and I told her about my current book, The Hookup Dilemma, which was… Read More

7 Never Have I Ever…

Hi everyone, I’m A.J. Locke, author of the upcoming urban fantasy novel, MAGIC DARK, MAGIC DIVINE with Entangled Publishing. For my guest post I thought it would be fun to introduce my four main characters, Pennrae, Callan, Gideon, and Toji, by having them play a game of “Never Have I Ever.” Each character will ask… Read More

1 Scandinavia

Prior to the pandemic, I travelled a lot.  I’ve always had a fascination for “Viking” country and in the spring of 2018 I took a land tour of Scandinavia…Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.  Most of the time, travelers choose cruise ships for these destinations since all the major cities can be accessed by ship as well… Read More

9 When Good Girls Go Plaid by Allison B. Hanson

GIVEAWAY!!! Amazon Gift Card Okay, so maybe considering myself a good girl is a bit of a stretch. I’m generally the one in the group who says, “I have an idea” and everyone shakes their head before I’ve even spelled out the steps of my awesome plan. That’s because at some point, my schemes generally… Read More

13 What to Do If You Don’t Fit – Lessons from The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride is a beloved classic, labeled “the perfect movie” by ShowBiz CheatSheet and “one of the best movies of all time” by Rollingstone.com. Yet when movie came out in 1987, it barely made its money back. Why? Because the marketers didn’t know how to hype it. Is it a romance? Is it an… Read More

6 November is Fun

It’s November! Nearly the end of 2021, if you can believe it. I can’t. The year has gone so fast… but then they all seem to go fast. November is the official release month of Uncovering Colton’s Family Secret, which I wrote for Harlequin Romantic Suspense.  It’s the tenth in the Coltons of Grave Gulch… Read More

10 Books, babies and more…and a give-away!

by Roxanne Rustand First, I’d like to share some news. My new inspirational suspense novel, FINAL REFUGE, has been released and is available on Amazon. It’s the first in my Montana Secrets five-book series. The rest of the novels are completed, and will be released by mid-spring. Here’s a quick description of FINAL REFUGE: Has… Read More

8 How to Embrace the Cliché

by Cookie O’Gorman What is a cliché, and why do people always say it like it’s a bad thing?  “Trope” is a word I didn’t know until a few years ago.  I didn’t realize there were these preordained categories of romance.  Though I’d enjoyed and read several of them, I never knew there was an… Read More

5 It all starts with a viral video…

April May Fall is the love story of influencer April Davis and fixer Jack Gibson. April is a mommy influencer with the Calm Mom brand for all things serene and peaceful in motherhood. When a video of not-calm April goes viral for all the wrong reasons, her brand is in jeopardy. Enter Jack Gibson—the fixer… Read More