Top Five Ways to Pass Time in Captivity – Volume Two

on January 19, 2022

By Samanthe Beck I’m so thrilled to return to the fictional town of Captivity for my latest release, PLAYING DIRTY IN ALASKA. As mentioned before, I’ve never actually been to Alaska, but I didn’t let that stop me from writing a series! In this story, my heroine, bush pilot Bridget Shanahan, is a Captivity native,… Read More

Samanthe Beck

Samanthe Beck

Wine lover, sleep fanatic, and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy contemporary romance novels, Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California, with her long-suffering but extremely adorable husband and their turbo-son, Hud. Throw in a furry ninja named Kitty and Bebe the trash talking Chihuahua and you get the whole, chaotic picture. When not clinging to sanity by her fingernails or dreaming up fun,fan-your-cheeks sexy ways to get her characters to happily-ever-afters, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with Ambien.

http://www.samanthebeck.com/

What is it about opposites attract?

on January 18, 2022

Hi everyone – It’s great to be back on the Writerspace Blog! My new book, Pirate’s Paradox, is a paranormal romance set on the high seas as a crew of immortal pirates are led by a psychic into the middle of Atlantis to find the Orichalcum Key and save the city of Savannah from being… Read More

Lisa Kessler

Lisa Kessler

Lisa Kessler is an Amazon Best Selling and award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.

http://www.authorlisakessler.com/

A New Twist on an Old Tale: The Power of Tropes

on January 12, 2022

by Liana LeFey When writing Tempting the Vicar (Jan 2022) and its “twin” The Devil’s Own (June 2021), I didn’t set out to retell an old story. I didn’t even realize I’d been influenced by two tales my mother read to me when I was young. But after I finished drafting The Devil’s Own, I… Read More

Liana LeFey

Liana LeFey

As a romance author, I delight in crafting incendiary tales that capture the heart and the imagination, taking the reader out of the now and into another world. Regardless of whether you choose to dive into the past, leap into the future, or lose yourself in another realm entirely, between the pages you'll find deep emotional journeys and passionate romance! The splendor of the Georgian period (1714-1837) provides a lush, glittering backdrop for my sizzling historical romances. Between the pages of my early Georgian pieces you'll find sensuous lovers, lavish royal courts, and deadly intrigues. My Regencies look back to an era of refined manners and strict propriety, while revealing the secret, wicked desires of its elegant ladies and courtly gentlemen. In my sci-fi romances, love transcends all boundaries and spans a future of endless possibility based on what we're learning about our universe today. My fantasy romances will take you on a quest through realms both familiar and unknown, with characters and creatures from myth and folklore, and of course include powerful magic paired with that most potent of all enchantments: love. About moi? I live in Central Texas with my dashing hero/husband of nearly twenty years and our beautiful daughter. I'm also privileged to serve (and it is most definitely servitude) one spoiled-rotten feline overlord. I adore chocolate and just about anything involving the words "salted caramel." When my brain is too fried to weave stories, I read (of course), watch movies or binge-watch television series, make jewelry and knit scarves. What do I read/watch? In addition to being a historical research junkie (there have been interventions), I'm a fan of all things sci-fi and fantasy. Star Wars is the first movie I remember seeing. I was five and watched a double feature of Episodes IV and V with my parents at the big theater downtown...and came out wanting to marry Han Solo. Fed on bedtime stories from authors like Tolkien, Baum, and Herbert, I became a language-loving, book-gobbling monster at the age of four and have yet to be sated. The Kadin by Bertrice Small was the first romance novel I ever devoured. I was fourteen, it was delicious, and I'm now thrilled to be writing romance for fellow enthusiasts.

http://lianalefey.com/

Never Have I Ever…

on November 18, 2021

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

A.J. Locke

A.J. Locke

A.J. Locke is an author and artist, originally from Trinidad & Tobago, now residing in NYC with her daughter. She's your typical over-caffeinated artist with too many ideas and not enough time to write them. She slays at urban fantasy but loves exploring other fantasy genres as well as poetry and children's picture books. She's a bookkeeper/child wrangler by day and moody writer by night.

https://www.ajlockewrites.com

Scandinavia

on November 17, 2021

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

When Good Girls Go Plaid by Allison B. Hanson

on November 16, 2021

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

Allison B. Hanson

Allison B. Hanson

One very early morning, Allison B. Hanson woke up with a conversation going on in her head. It wasn't so much a dream as being forced awake by her imagination. Unable to go back to sleep, she gave in, went to the computer, and began writing. Years later it still hasn't stopped. Allison lives near Hershey, Pennsylvania. Her contemporary romances include paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery suspense. She enjoys candy immensely, as well as long motorcycle rides, running and reading.

https://allisonbhanson.wordpress.com/

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

on November 15, 2021

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

Mary Hughes

Mary Hughes

I write wickedly fun romantic adventures and steamy paranormal romances, stories that crackle with action and love. Challenging, alpha men--and women not afraid of a challenge. Oh, do the sparks fly when he meets THE woman guaranteed to infuriate and inflame him most. In real life I'm an author, a spouse and mother, a flutist, a computer geek, and a binge-TV-watcher of The Flash, Elementary, NCIS, and Wynonna Earp.

https://maryhughesbooks.com/

Ready for a growly hero that’ll tear your heart out?

on November 10, 2021

In Bad Moon Rising our heroine wakes up in a car with no memory of who she is, a zippo lighter in one hand and a map to a club in the other. She’s instructed to find a man and to save him from a threat she is not sure of but she knows she… Read More

Zoe Forward

Zoe Forward

Award winning author, Zoe Forward is a hopeless romantic who can't decide between paranormal and contemporary romance. So, she writes both. Her novels have won numerous awards including the Prism, Readers' Choice Heart of Excellence, Golden Quill, Carolyn Readers Choice Award, and the Booksellers' Best Award. When she's not typing at her laptop, she's cheering her son on at baseball, chasing after the toddler or cleaning up the newest pet mess from the menagerie that occupies her house. She's a board-certified veterinarian. You can ask her about your pet's problem, but be warned she's into integrative medicine so her answer might involve treatments you've never heard of. She's madly in love with her globe trotting conservation ecologist husband and she's happiest when he returns to their home base.

http://www.zoeforward.com/

When a Book is Too Big

on October 29, 2021

GIVEAWAY- $15 Amazon Gift Card In 2016, I had started a series of paranormal romance novellas where each book featured a different paranormal creature and highlighted a different contemporary romance trope. By 2017, I was five stories into the series and just starting the sixth which was supposed to be about a private investigator dragon… Read More

Abigail Owen

Abigail Owen

Award-winning paranormal romance author Abigail Owen grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

Top Five Ways to Pass Time in Captivity

on October 25, 2021

By Samanthe Beck No, I haven’t been incarcerated (lately), or captured by Vikings, (despite my best efforts). But I am the world’s foremost expert on passing time in captivity, so long as we’re speaking of the fictional town of Captivity, Alaska, which I invented as the setting of my latest release, WILD IN CAPTIVITY. Now,… Read More

Samanthe Beck

Samanthe Beck

Wine lover, sleep fanatic, and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy contemporary romance novels, Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California, with her long-suffering but extremely adorable husband and their turbo-son, Hud. Throw in a furry ninja named Kitty and Bebe the trash talking Chihuahua and you get the whole, chaotic picture. When not clinging to sanity by her fingernails or dreaming up fun,fan-your-cheeks sexy ways to get her characters to happily-ever-afters, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with Ambien.

http://www.samanthebeck.com/