Loving the Anti-Hero and a $10 Amazon gift card giveaway!

on May 12, 2021

Everyone who reads romance will freely admit that there is something they love about the alpha, the jerk, the man who does everything he can to claim the heroine, even if some of it can be sketchy. But what about the anti-hero? You know the one. He or she may be a main character but… Read More

Magan Vernon

Magan Vernon

Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch.

http://www.maganvernon.com/

Confessions of a Book Lover

on February 11, 2021

I grew up attending Catholic school, complete with plaid jumpers, nuns, and occasionally, class trips to the confessional in the adjacent church. When I look back on my storied past as book fiend, I find several book adjacent sins I should have confessed to kindly Fr. Roger. As that time has passed, instead I shall… Read More

Jenny Hartwell

Jenny Hartwell

Jenny Hartwell has a confession---she loves People magazine as much as Pride and Prejudice. Her pop culture humor shines in her contemporary rom-com novels set in a gourmet chocolate factory. Her writing has won or finaled in numerous contests including the Golden Heart, The Emily, Four Seasons, Fool for Love, and The Catherine. Jenny lives with her family in the verdant Pacific Northwest. She loves movies, travel, and staying up way too late with a good book. And, of course, chocolate. Jenny is represented by Lesley Sabga of The Seymour Agency.

http://jennyhartwell.com/

Nadia Comaneci, Bart Conner, and Me by Shae Connor

on November 10, 2020

One of the reasons I wrote Rough and Tumble was because I’m a gymnastics fan. When I started thinking about doing a college sports romance series, gymnastics was the sport on the top of my list. I had to do some research about collegiate gymnastics, but for the sport itself, I just had to go… Read More

Shae Connor

Shae Connor

Shae Connor lives just outside Atlanta, where she's a government worker by day and writes sweet-hot romance by night. She's been making things up for as long as she can remember, but it took her a while to figure out that maybe she should try writing them down. Shae is part Jersey, part Irish, and all Southern, which explains why she never shuts up. When she's not at her laptop, she enjoys cooking, traveling, watching baseball, reading voraciously, giving and receiving hugs, and wearing tiaras. She also serves as director/editor of the Dragon Con on-site publication, the Daily Dragon.

https://shaeconnorwrites.com/

Finding Creativity by Magan Vernon, author of Heired Lines

on May 15, 2020

Hey y’all, I felt like given the state of…well…everything, this might be a timely post. I guess I should start out saying that I had written over forty stories and when my editor asked for a new one about a couple in England I was stumped. I had no mojo or idea what to write… Read More

Magan Vernon

Magan Vernon

Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch.

http://www.maganvernon.com/

Isabel Morin

Isabel Morin

Isabel began reading romances when she was thirteen years old. That's the year her grandmother came to visit, bringing with her a summer's worth of romance novels. Isabel was immediately and forever hooked. She earned her MFA in creative writing and wrote poetry for years, but it was all pretty melancholy (as poetry is wont to be). After she met her husband, she was too happy to write poetry and decided to try her hand at the kinds of stories she'd been gobbling up for years. Now she writes sensual, emotionally intelligent stories about likable people who discover themselves as they navigate their way to great sex and true love. What could be better than experiencing all that new love and lust just by picking up a book? She watches British mysteries and anything with dancing, and in the summer she hikes, plays disc golf, and putters in her modest garden. She lives in Connecticut with her conveniently tall, dark, and handsome husband.

https://www.isabelmorin.com/

Have you had your Carpe Diem moment yet?

on February 12, 2020

I remember the first time I encountered the phrase Carpe Diem, or for those non-Latin speaking folks, Seize the Day, was way back in and around 1989 when the movie Dead Poets Society hit the big screen. I was, well, a lot younger back then, still playing with my Barbies and Polly Pocket, still dreaming… Read More

Angela Addams

Angela Addams

Angela Addams is an author of many naughty things. She believes that the written word is an amazing tool for crafting the most erotic of scenarios and tells stories about people getting down and dirty and falling in love. She is an avid tattoo collector, a total book hoarder, and loves anything covered in chocolate...except for bugs.

http://www.angelaaddams.com/

Building Families

on October 21, 2019

In my new release Most Ardently, an LGBT+ retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, our story centers on the Benitez family – a working-class, close-knit bunch that often drive each other completely insane. One of my main struggles while writing was keeping them recognizable as a modern-day version of the Bennet family, while still… Read More

Susan Mesler-Evans

Susan Mesler-Evans

Susan Mesler-Evans is a writer, college student, D&D enthusiast, theatre nerd, and horrific procrastinator. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Susan now lives in Florida, and can often be found reading, scrolling through Tumblr until 2 AM, overanalyzing her favorite fictional characters and relationships, bingewatching comedies on Netflix, thinking about writing, and even, on occasion, actually writing. Most Ardently is her first full-length novel. You can find her at susanmeslerevanswrites.com.

http://www.susanmeslerevanswrites.com/

Tropetastic

on September 17, 2019

As a passionate romance reader, I have a few favorite tropes I absolutely love.  A story trope is a common plot line. Although the plots may have common themes, no two stories are the same just as no two people…or in this case, writers are the same. If you choose to write about one of… Read More

MK Schiller

MK Schiller

Not knowing a word of English, MK Schiller came to America at the age of four from India. Since then, all she's done is collect words. After receiving the best gift ever from her parents--her very own library card--she began reading everything she could get her greedy hands on. At sixteen, a friend asked her to make up a story featuring the popular bad boy at school. This wasn't fan fiction...it was friend fiction. From that day on, she's known she wanted to be a writer. With the goal of making her readers both laugh and cry, MK Schiller has penned more than a dozen books, each one filled with misfit characters overcoming obstacles and finding true love.

http://www.mkschillerauthor.com

Writing Not-Garbage Romance in a Garbage World

on August 21, 2019

When I decided to write romance novels for a living, I expected that most of the backlash I would receive was from older people. I expected a ton of my mom’s friends and colleagues to scoff at me and sneer things like, “Oh, why would you want to write those kinds of books?” But, to… Read More

Let’s Learn some Irish slang

on June 19, 2019

Hey y’all, I’m Magan Vernon, author of the Murphy brothers series. As more people start getting to know the brothers and get ready for the last book, I’m getting more and more questions about Irish slang. So, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite Irish slang used in the books! Mo Gra – “Aw,… Read More

Magan Vernon

Magan Vernon

Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch.

http://www.maganvernon.com/