In Trained by Her Daddy, the heroine is a twenty-four-year-old crime fiction novelist who wants to write stories within the Daddy Dom genre. Unfortunately, Lori’s publisher knew her lack of success was due to an absence of knowledge in the alternative lifestyle. Of course, in real life— there is a plethora of romance authors who… Read More
Born, raised, and still residing in Western Pennsylvania, USA Today bestselling author Shelly Douglas creates fiction that is a combination of her actual experiences and a fantasy world which she’s been immersing herself in since she was a young girl. Her books usually involve authentic personalities engaged in a struggle with who they really are on the inside, and she makes sure that her heroes and heroines always find a happy ever after at the end of their long journey.
by Brooke Williams One of the questions I hear a lot as a romantic comedy author is, “where do you get your ideas?” It’s a good question, really, but it’s not something I can answer in just a few words. And, as an author, it’s much easier for me to write about the answer than… Read More
Brooke Williams is a radio producer/freelance writer/author. She works feverishly during school hours so once the bell rings, she can spend all of her time with her two daughters, ages 10 and 6. Brooke wrote her first book in kindergarten, but hopes her more recent foray into romantic comedy is a much better effort. When she isn't writing for clients, working at her part-time radio job, putting away load after load of laundry, or playing UNO with her girls, Brooke enjoys reading, long walks, baking, and falling asleep on the couch by nine at the latest.
Like a lot of authors,I’ve been an avid reader since I was a young girl. Reading now is an activity that sits in this strange spot half-way between work and pleasure. I read for enjoyment, but I also read to keep my creative well full while I’m working on a project. Over the years I’ve… Read More
Stefanie London is the USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance with humour, heat and heart. Growing up, Stefanie came from a family of women who loved to read. Her favourite activity was going shopping with her Nan during school holidays, where she would sit on the floor of the bookstore with her little sister and painstakingly select the books to spend her allowance on. Thankfully, Nan was a patient woman. Thus, it was no surprise Stefanie was the sort of student who would read her English books before the semester started. After sneaking several literature subjects into her 'very practical' Business degree, she got a job in Communications. When writing emails and newsletters didn't fulfil her creative urges, she turned to fiction and was finally able to write the stories that kept her mind busy at night. Now she lives with her very own hero and dreams of travelling the world. She frequently indulges in her passions for good coffee, French perfume, high heels and zombie movies. Recently she gave up her day job to write sexy, contemporary romance stories and she couldn't be happier.
My hot-off-the-presses new release, Tempting The Prince, is sort of about living in the moment. Now, I know that is trendy. I, myself, meditate and post inspirational quotes on my Instagram page (go follow it! @christibarth) about how all we have is now, so you have to embrace even being stuck in quarantine and choose… Read More
Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage. A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning. Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes award-winning contemporary romance, including the Naked Men and Aisle Bound series. Christi can always be found whipping up gourmet meals (for fun, honest!) or with her nose in a book. She lives in Maryland with the best husband in the world.
In The Roommate Problem, the hero, August, is a floriculturist. August likes to grow flowers, he enjoys eating healthy, whole foods. Mo is the exact opposite. She hasn’t met a deep-fried cheese covered dish she hasn’t liked. Their taste in food isn’t the only thing they don’t have in common. August is an introverted neat… Read More
Bestselling author Mariah Ankenman lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her two rambunctious daughters and loving husband who provides ample inspiration for her heart-stopping heroes. Her books have been nominated for the prestigious RWA Golden Heart and CRW Stiletto awards. Whether she's writing hometown heroes or sexy supernaturals, Mariah loves to lose herself in a world of words. Her favorite thing about writing is when she can make someone's day a little brighter with one of her books.
Romance readers love bad boy heroes, and I must admit I do, too. The wicked smile, the wicked sense of humor, the wicked ability to figure out exactly what makes the heroine tick and to use it for his own bad boy ends. His wickedness in bed. These are all swoon worthy. So, why can’t… Read More
Award-winning author, Alice Gaines is the author of several full-length books and dozens of shorter works. She lives in Oakland, California with her pet corn snake, Casper. While Alice isn't writing or reading, you'll find her pottering in her garden or cooking something in her kitchen. She's passionate about her church and funky soul band, Tower of Power, not necessarily in that order. Alice loves to hear from readers. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you visit her website at alicegaines.blogspot.com and sign up for her newsletter you'll be entered to win her hand-knitted and crocheted projects.
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
USA Todaybestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she's lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters she writes. Ophelia is the author of the upcoming NEVER AN AMISH BRIDE; WIFE FOR THE WEEKEND; AIMEE & THE HEARTTHROB; CHALK LINES & LIPSTICK; DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE; the Sugar City series; the Abby Road series; and the Perfect Kisses series. Visit her booksHERE.But don't call whenDawson's Creek is on.
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
With the same trademark atmospheric settings, relatable characters and cute canines that made several of her cozy mysteries #1 Amazon US and Canada bestsellers in multiple categories, Vivian Conroy pens romance as Viv Royce, creating heartthrob heroes ranging from rugged pilots to royals reluctant to believe in true love who meet their match in that girl next door or the co-worker with the business ideas exactly opposing their own -- happy endings guaranteed! When not frequenting fictional worlds, Viv loves to hike (especially in the mountains), craft with paper, felt and clay, and hunt for the perfect cheesecake. Quite active on Twitter, she's the founder of #HistFicChat, a live Twitter chat about historical fiction, featuring authors like Kate Quinn, Anna Lee Huber and Susan Spann, and would love for readers to follow her and connect via @VivWrites.
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
Rebecca Brooks lives in New York City in an apartment filled
with books. She received a PhD in English but decided it was
more fun to write books than write about them. She has backpacked alone through India and Brazil, traveled
by cargo boat down the Amazon River, climbed Mt.
Kilimanjaro, explored ice caves in Peru, trekked to the
source of the Ganges, and sunbathed in Burma, but she always
likes coming home to a cold beer and her hot husband in the
Bronx. She likes outdoorsy guys with both muscle and heart and
independent women ready to try something new.
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
Elsie Davis discovered the world of Happily-Ever-After romance at the age of twelve when she began avidly reading Barbara Cartland, the Queen of Romance, and has been hooked ever since. After building her dream log home on top of a small mountain, she turned her attention to do what she loves most, writing. An award-winning author and active member of RWA, she writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She writes from her heart, hoping to share a little love in a big world. She will never forget the moment of exhilaration when she first got the email offering her a contract for publication. A moment that has repeated itself, and one that keeps her energized and moving forward.
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