Author Life with Nina Crespo: The Lessons I’ve Learned From My Characters

on August 12, 2019

As a writer, I spend many solitary hours at my desk with my characters. With each new story, I receive an opportunity to explore life through their experiences on the page. One of my first series involved my heroines helping each other to face their fears through the fun dares they challenged each other to… Read More

Nina Crespo

Nina Crespo

Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions --- the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a "borrowing spree" in her older sister's bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel. Let Nina's sensual contemporary storiesand steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.  

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Adapt, overcome, and never give up…

on August 9, 2019

I began writing 12 years ago when a friend asked me to edit a book she’d been working on. In my attempt to help my friend, I learned two very important things about myself: a.) I have absolutely no editorial skill. And b.) I love to tell stories. That’s how I discovered my love for… Read More

Melynda Price

Melynda Price

Melynda Price is a bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary romance. Her books have finaled in many prestigious awards such as the RONE, USA Today BBA, Golden Quill, National Readers' Choice, and New England Readers' Choice. Fighting for Control won the 2017 Write Touch award. What Price enjoys most about writing is the chance to make her readers fall in love, over and over again. Her greatest enjoyment is making the unbelievable believable, while taking her characters to the limit with stories full of passion and unique twists and turns. Salting stories with undertones of history whenever possible, Price adds immeasurable depth to her well-crafted books. She currently lives in Northern Minnesota with her husband and two children where she has plenty of snow-filled days to curl up in front of the fireplace with her Chihuahua and a hot cup of coffee to write.

http://www.melyndaprice.com/

The Secret to a Great Sex Scene

on August 30, 2017

by Rebecca Brooks I. love. writing. about. sex. I sometimes hear authors say they find sex scenes awkward to write. I get it. It’s hard to know what to get the characters to do. It can feel silly. And what if people I KNOW are going to read this?!? (True story: my dad reads everything… Read More

Rebecca Brooks

Rebecca Brooks

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.

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Flawed Characters in Fiction

on October 26, 2016

by Diane Alberts One of the things that writers struggle most with is making our characters realistic, likeable, kind, and yet…flawed. Yep, you heard me. Flawed. No one likes perfection, and let’s be honest, perfection isn’t realistic. Have you ever met someone who was PERFECT? And if you have, how much do you want to… Read More

Diane Alberts

Diane Alberts

Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times and USA Today bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. She's hit the Top 100 lists on Amazon and Barnes and Noble numerous times with numerous titles. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name. Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn't until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and four cats.

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What came first the lust or the love?

on June 9, 2016

By Julie Particka It’s a valid question. In romance novels, we talk all the time about insta-love as if it never happens in the real world. (It does, it’s just rare.) But no one ever mentions insta-lust. Why? Because we know that happens and it happens a lot. It’s probably even happened to you or… Read More

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Julie Particka

Julie Particka was told to get serious about her future in Junior High. Several years after getting a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, she realized being serious was over-rated and went back to her first love–writing. Now rather than spending her days in the drudgery of the lab or teaching science to high school students, she disappears into worlds of her own creation where monsters sometimes roam, but true love still conquers all. She can most often be located in the Detroit area with her favorite minions (the ones who know her as Mom) where she is currently hatching a plot for world domination. It involves cookies for everyone, so she’s pretty sure there’s no way it can fail…except the minions keep eating the cookies.

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Stealing the Spotlight

on November 18, 2015

by Jennifer Bonds As writers we create all kinds of characters. Some get the spotlight and others? Well, they don’t. Heck, sometimes they don’t even get a first name. In the movies we’d call them Extra #7 and Waitress #1. In the world of romance novels, there are no closing credits and these characters fade… Read More

Jennifer Bonds

Jennifer Bonds

Jennifer Bonds writes sizzling contemporary romance with sassy heroines, sexy heroes, and a whole lot of mischief. When she’s not writing or wrangling toddlers, she can be found curled up with a good book and a bottle of wine. Jennifer lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where her overactive imagination and weakness for reality TV keep life interesting. She’s lucky enough to live with her own real life hero, two adorable children, and a pair of rambunctious dogs. Loves Buffy, Mexican food, the Winchester brothers, and all things zombie. Sings off-key.

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What Makes a Fantasy Man

on October 21, 2015

by Nina Croft Definition of fantasy: the faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things. The thing is fantasy is just that—we build something up in our minds that’s both impossible and improbable. At least, that’s exactly what Logan McCabe, hero of my latest release, HIS FANTASY GIRL, did. Logan spent one fabulous night… Read More

Nina Croft

Nina Croft

Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia, which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of nine-to-five work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain. Nina writes all types of romance, often mixed with elements of the paranormal and science fiction.

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Girl Talk, Old Boyfriends & Porn:

on July 23, 2015

The Inspiration Trifecta for Romance Writing By: Harper Kincaid I was recently on an all women’s pilgrimage to the Middle East and it was while walking through the Old City of Jerusalem when a group of ladies from South Africa surrounded me and asked: “So, where do you get the inspiration for you romance novels?”… Read More

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Harper Kincaid

Born in California and raised in South Florida, Harper Kincaid has moved around like a gypsy with a bounty on her head ever since. Along the way, she has worked in a variety of unusual jobs, with becoming a published author the strangest and most blessed one of all. She loves indie, lo-fi, complaint rock played on vinyl, wearing black, the theater, well-informed optimism, and making those close to her laugh 'til they snort. She is a self-admitted change junkie, loving new experiences and places, but have now happily settled in the cutest lil' town, Vienna, Virginia.

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Ten Great Things about Montana

on July 21, 2015

by Rebecca Zanetti A big thank you to my Writerspace friends for having me over today to celebrate the release of OVER THE TOP, my contemporary Brazen featuring a wild cowboy and a whole bunch of meddling townspeople who want him to find love with the girl next door. OVER THE TOP is set in… Read More

Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti has published over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on several of the bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off...and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Rebecca attended Pepperdine University, earning a bachelor's degree in Journalism with a Political Science emphasis. While there she worked as the Editor-in-Chief of The Graphic newspaper, was a member of the Pi Phi Sorority, and an intern for President Reagan, who still gave 3-5 speeches a week, even though he was no longer president. After college, Rebecca worked as an art curator and a Senate aide before heading to law school, where she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho. She married Tony Zanetti in the middle of her second year of law school and became pregnant with their first child during the third year. She graduated law school, gave birth three weeks later, and took the Bar Exam three weeks after that. All she remembers about the bar exam is that it was so quiet in the testing room, she thought about taking a quick nap. But she continued on, passed the bar and became a lawyer. She worked for a large firm, then a small firm, then the county while also teaching legal classes at her local community college. Now she writes romances about vampires, cowboys, and soldiers. Her current series are: The Scorpius Syndrome, The Realm Enforcers, the Dark Protectors, the Sin Brothers, and Blood Brothers. Follow Rebecca: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Newsletter

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The Writing Process

on June 12, 2015

By Joya Ryan I’ve been asked a few times about my writing process. Truth is…it’s a mess. Yes, there are a few key things I do with every book to help map out what I’m writing. I do love me some color-coded charts and spreadsheets after all, not to mention a healthy To-Do list. But… Read More

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National and international bestselling author Joya Ryan is the author of the Shattered series, which includes Break Me Slowly, Possess Me Slowly, and Capture Me Slowly. She has also written the Sweet Torment series, which includes Breathe You In and Only You. Her Brazen novels include the Chasing Love Series which feature Chasing Trouble, Chasing Temptation and Chasing Desire. Passionate about both cooking and dancing (despite not being too skilled at the latter), she loves spending time at home. Along with her husband and her two sons, she resides in California. Blurb:When the chase ends, the fun begins… It’s her best friend’s wedding, and Autumn Lane is trussed up in a pink bridesmaid dress with a big “everything is great” smile plastered across her face. She’s not going think about her life imploding, or spending the next two weeks housesitting in the ridiculously small town of Diamond. No, she’d rather think about the tattooed hottie in the wedding party…and how to turn the wicked way he’s looking at her into a night of intense pleasure. Huck Galvin is fiercely attracted to his mystery woman’s no-BS attitude, but their one-night-no-strings plan backfires when Huck discovers that Autumn is the out-of-towner he’s “chaperoning” for the next two weeks. Outside the bedroom, the two can’t stand each other, yet Huck can’t deny how much he wants one more night with her. But Autumn isn’t going to make it easy for Huck. Not by a long shot…

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