The Last Letter

Sobbing in a hotel room at 5 a.m. I have six kids, which means our life is a wee bit hectic. During hockey season, with four sons skating and a husband in the military, silence is more than golden…it’s unheard of. Usually, I can roll with the noise, and I write during the day while… Read More

Building a Series

There are many ways to approach building a romance series. Here are a few: Set it in the same location Feature members of a family or organization Intertwine similar themes Lead up to a big finale About a year ago, Harlequin wanted me to start a new series. I had been writing the Harmony Valley… Read More

2 More than Romance

By Elizabeth Goddard I think we can all agree that February is a great month for romance. After all, we have Valentine’s Day to celebrate. For me personally, I’m celebrating 30 years of marriage! Add to that, February 5th  my first trade-length novel, Never Let Go, was released. So, yeah, it’s an exciting month for… Read More

“They don’t have chemistry.”

Four words you never want to hear from your agent when you are writing a romance. But I heard them, and it was the best thing anyone has said to me. — I spent months trying to write The Crush Collision. I knew that Jake Lexington was my main character—and I knew him through and… Read More

2 In the Dog House 

by Traci Hall During my research for In the Dog House, my contemporary romance for Entangled’s Bliss line, I fell in love myself—with funny dog videos. Cat videos. Animal videos. They are addicting, and they always made me smile or laugh. Talk about instant mood lifter. We all have so many reasons to be stressed—relationships,… Read More

My First Date

Lyn Cote here — My first date with the man I’ve been married to for MANY years began in February. We’d met at a New Year’s Eve Party and then ran into each other again and that was the moment I knew I kinda liked him.  He was a shy guy but finally he asked… Read More

Heroine Inspiration

Hi friends, Welcome to The Blog. I took a blogging hiatus in 2018 but it feels so good to be back chatting with you all. I’ll be blogging here the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Hope you’ll join me. Today is a special day! It’s release day for Deadly Isle, my first stand-alone… Read More

Keeping Your Story Your Story

Hey, all! Jennifer here. If you’re a writer, you are more than likely in a critique group or exchanging work with another writer. And if you’re not… YOU SHOULD BE!  Ha! (Half kidding) Personally, I feel I’ve grown as a writer by not only the feedback I get from other authors on my writing, but… Read More

How Gators and Wildlife Cops became a Series

By Connie Mann When I tell people I’m a licensed boat captain and work on a river in Central Florida, their first question is: “Do you ever see alligators?” The question makes me smile, because it’s a rare day that I DON’T get to show the 5th graders an alligator. (The only time they’re not… Read More

Just in time for Saint Valentine’s Day…Stinky Vinegar Valentines!

The feast of Saint Valentine of Rome was designated in the year 496. The date? February 14th, of course. About 900 years later, Saint Valentine and his feast day (already celebrated with food, drink, jousting, poetry, singing, and dancing) somehow became associated with romance, passion, and love. And so began the need to send Saint… Read More