Don’t Give Up Before Joy Kicks In

on August 12, 2022

Do you ever wonder if you’ve chosen the right path for your life? I know, I know, a deep topic for a fun writing blog, but I’ve got an 18-year-old and a 20-year-old smack in the middle of college. What are they going to be when they grow up? Have they chosen majors that will… Read More

Amanda Usen

Amanda Usen

Amanda Usen knows two things for certain: chocolate cheesecake is good for breakfast and a hot chef can steal your heart. Her husband stole hers on the first day of class at the Culinary Institute of America. They married after graduation in a lovely French Quarter restaurant in New Orleans. After enjoying the food and the fun in the Big Easy for a few years, they returned to Western New York to raise a family. Amanda spends her early mornings writing romance and the rest of the day writing copy for a marketing agency.She loves books, yoga, cheese, chocolate, and carbs in all forms. When she's not writing, she can usually be found reading a book or fooling around in the kitchen.

https://amandausen.wordpress.com/

BOYS KISSING BOYS by Amy Andrews

on September 6, 2021

G’day there, Writerspace followers. I’m thrilled to be here talking about my latest romance, Playing It Safe, which is, as the title of this blog eludes to, a male/male romance. Now, after eighty something boys-kissing-girls books – 6 so far in this series alone – this is a departure for me and not one I’d… Read More

Amy Andrews

Amy Andrews

Amy is an award-winning, USA Today best-selling Aussie author who has written seventy contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets. Her books bring all the feels from sass and quirk and laughter to emotional grit to panty-melting heat. She loves frequent travel, good books and great booze although she'll take mediocre booze if there's nothing else. For many, many years she was a registered nurse. Which means she knows things. Anatomical things. And she's not afraid to use them! She's just moved back to her central Queensland roots taking a sea change in the pretty little coastal town of Yeppoon where she gets to stare at the ocean all day.

http://www.amyandrews.com.au

Judging A Book by Its Cover

on July 27, 2021

I wasn’t always a writer, but I was an avid reader from an early age. As such, I always paid attention to a book’s cover, but I didn’t really spend a lot of time analyzing what I liked about it, or didn’t like, or even what about the cover caught my eye. As a writer,… 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/

Writing a Sweet Contemporary Romance Means Taking No Emotional Shortcuts

on December 17, 2020

What is it that makes you as a writer decide to go in a new direction? What makes you pivot and think, “Hey, I could do that, actually. Maybe I should think about how?” That was the creative case with His Holiday Crush for me. While I love writing romance, sweet contemporary romance has never… Read More

Cari Z

Cari Z

Cari Z was a bookworm as a child and remains one to this day. In an effort to keep reading from being her only love, she did all sorts of progressively more exciting things, from competitive gymnastics to alligator wresting (who even knew that was legal!) to joining the Peace Corps, which sent her and her husband to West Africa, where they spent two years working and learning. Writing was a good way for Cari to entertain herself with no electricity, and she hasn't looked back since. She writes award-winning LGBTQ fiction featuring aliens, supervillains, soothsayers, and even normal people sometimes.

https://carizerotica.blogspot.com/

Aliyah Burke

Aliyah Burke

Aliyah Burke is an avid reader and is never far from pen and paper (or the computer). She loves to hear from her readers and can be reached here. She is married to a career military man. They are owned by three Borzoi, and a DSH cat. She spends her days sharing time between work, writing, and dog training, showing, and racing.

http://www.aliyah-burke.com/

Let’s Take a Break

on October 12, 2020

The Last Rule of Makeups is a reunited lovers/second chance romance, and it’s the third book in the steamy Breakup Bash series. One of my favorite parts of the book is the first five lines: Corinne Ross removed the turquoise stiletto-heeled pumps from the box on the floor next to her chair in the shoe… 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 stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

https://ninacrespo.com

Nina Crespo Contest

Nina Crespo is giving away a surprise book related prize to one winner!

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When Plans Fall Through

on June 15, 2020

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

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.

https://rebeccabrooksromance.com

Life in the time of Covid19 or How to survive a pandemic, one HEA at a time.

on April 15, 2020

We are hip deep in a pandemic as I write this, and my youngest daughter is currently singing/shouting Beauty and the Beast for the fifth time today. I don’t hate it. She squeezed into an old costume, pulled out her “makeup” and asked for extra glitter. I complied of course and decided to paint her… Read More

Lea Hart

Lea Hart

I live in Southern California and write stories about sassy, smart women and the alpha men who fall for them. When I'm not writing, I take care of my daughters and try to take long walks. I believe in the power of a big glass of wine, the right pair of shoes and a good dose of sarcasm.

http://www.leahartauthor.com/

What’s Up With Rose?

on February 18, 2020

I saw the tweet sometime in between books two and three in my Accidental Love series. A reader wanted to know: “What’s up with Rose?” It was a good question. In the first book in the series, Wrong Bed, Right Roommate, Rose talks a big talk like she’s happy with her boyfriend, Jason. But her… 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.

https://rebeccabrooksromance.com

Wild Nights by Katherine Garbera

on February 10, 2020

I’m always excited when I have a new book out especially in February. I think it’s the perfect time to celebrate the strong loving relationships we have in our lives and to celebrate romance and love. I’m one of those people who loves getting mail and send a lot of hand written notes to my… Read More

Katherine Garbera

Katherine Garbera

USA Today bestsellingauthor Katherine Garbera writes emotionally sexy contemporary romances. An Amazon, BN & iBooks bestseller, she is also a two-time Maggie winner and has more than 7 million copies of her books sold worldwide.

http://www.katherinegarbera.com

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 stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

https://ninacrespo.com

Nina Crespo Contest

Nina Crespo is giving away a surprise book related prize to one winner!

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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/