by Kerri Carpenter I’m about to say something shocking. Prepare yourself. Not everyone reads romance. (WHY!?!?!?) Because of that, there seems to be a lot of curiosity surrounding the romance world. In fact, there are a couple of phrases and questions that I hear from non-romance readers so often I thought it would be a… Read More
Award-winning romance author Kerri Carpenter writes contemporary romances that are sweet, sexy, and sparkly. When she's not writing, Kerri enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, taking Zumba classes, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams, and anything sparkly. Kerri lives in Northern Virginia with her adorable (and mischievous) rescued poodle mix, Harry. Visit Kerri at her website, on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to her newsletter.
by Jennie Marts I’d love to introduce you to Sullivan Reed, the hero of HOOKED ON LOVE– my newest romantic comedy in the Cotton Creek Romance series. Sully is a country boy, mountain man, and fly fishing guide all rolled into one. He’s the most at home when he’s got a fly rod in his… Read More
USA TODAY Best-selling author Jennie Marts loves to make readers laugh as she weaves stories filled with love, friendship, and intrigue. She writes for Entangled Publishing, and reviewers call her books "laugh out loud funny" and full of great characters that are "endearing and relatable." She is living her own happily ever after in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two sons, two dogs, and a parakeet that loves to tweet to the oldies. She's addicted to Diet Coke, adores Cheetos, and believes you can't have too many books, shoes, or friends. Her books include the contemporary western romance Hearts of Montana series, the romantic comedy/ cozy mysteries of The Page Turners series, the hunky hockey-playing men in the Bannister Brothers Books, and the small-town romantic comedies in the Lovestruck series of Cotton Creek Romances.
by Kerri-Leigh Grady Romance novels were made for series based on families, particularly siblings. Consider how many books might have zero parents on the page, but there’s a brother with a best friend who’s off limits to the heroine. Or a sibling who instigates the hijinks. Or a bunch of cowboy brothers who each find… Read More
Kerri-Leigh Grady loves to sink into happily-ever-after tales and blow-up-all-the-things tales, especially when her testosterone-loaded house has hit its monthly limit of athletic socks and slapstick. She holds an MFA from Seton Hill University and a BS in computer science, so she's a kind of half-artsy, half-nerd ball of nervous twitching. She has an unnatural love of dark humor, gadgets, chickpeas, BJJ, terrible acrylic landscapes, half-assed jewelry, and planners (Hobonichi and TN, natch). When the zombie apocalypse happens, she's likely to be patient zero. If you see her bite someone, grab your water and head for your bunker.
by Alice Gaines We all love an alpha hero. He’s silverback—the man in charge. Top dog. CEO. Reclusive billionaire who is as relentless in his pursuit of women as he is ruthless in his business dealings. James Bond. The man who lives for danger and is too big for the real world as most of… Read More
Alice Gaines loves her romance hot. She's been writing since forever and has no plans to give it up. Alice lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in a fixer-upper she never fixed up. When she's not writing, you'll find her knitting, crocheting, cooking, or vegetable gardening. Her main companions are her pet corn snake, Casper, and a collection of neglected orchids. She loves to hear from readers at email@example.com. You can join her newsletter at http://alicegaines.blogspot.com/. She periodically gives out her handmade items to people on her mailing list.
by Sarah Ballance Whether you’re writing about hooking up or out there doing it (HELL-o!) let’s face it: some places just don’t live up to their sexy reputations. In honor of the release of The 48-Hour Hookup, let’s take a look at some of the absolute worst places to get down and dirty. In the… Read More
Sarah and her husband of what he calls "many long, long years" live on the mid-Atlantic coast with their six young children, all of whom are perfectly adorable when they're asleep. She never dreamed of becoming an author, but as a homeschooling mom, she often jokes she writes fiction because if she wants anyone to listen to her, she has to make them up. As it turns out, her characters aren't much better than the kids, but nevertheless, you'll find her writing sexy contemporary romance for Entangled Publishing until they throw her out. To learn more, visit http://sarahballance.com.
by Jolyse Barnett Whenever I’m snuggling with my pet ragdoll mix, I’m content. Heck, just gazing at my little bundle of furry love gives me a warm, mushy, aww deep in my gut I only ever feel when I see animals, little ones, or a hunky guy holding either. The worries melt away, and for… Read More
Jolyse Barnett may not be able to cook to save her life, but
she can whip up a delicious romantic tale. She discovered
the joy of playing with words at a young age, filling
notebooks with poetry and stacks of pink diaries with her
teenage angst and dreams. After she graduated from high
school, she developed a more practical side. She earned her
degree in Writing (Of course!), fell in love with her best
friend (Yes!), and now lives her own happily-ever-after
(Yay!). She enjoys a fulfilling day job and explores the
world one vacation at a time with her two children and
real-life hero. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and
by Margo Bond Collins In my day job, I, like Sadie Quinn, the heroine of Hot on His Heels, am a college English professor. And I have always wanted to be one of those English professors who can recite poetry off the top of my head. Sadie Quinn is one of those professors—but for her,… Read More
Although she's been spinning stories her entire life, the first tale Margo Bond Collins specifically remembers writing down was Wizard of Oz fan-fiction when she was seven--and it included a romance between Dorothy and the Wizard. That one was never published (for which she is eternally thankful), but Margo has been writing ever since. Along the way, she picked up a Ph.D. in eighteenth-century British literature--mostly because graduate school allowed her to keep reading and writing for a living. Her study of the period's amatory fiction (arguably the earliest form of category romance) influences her own romantic fiction. She currently teaches college English courses online, but writing fiction is her first love. After a decade of moving all around the country (Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta are a few of the places she's lived), she has settled in her native Texas. Margo lives near Fort Worth with her husband, her daughter, and several very spoiled cats, and she spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, monsters, cowboys, and villains, and the strong women who love them.
by Kira Archer I’m a big fan of a feisty heroine – you know, a girl who knows her own mind and isn’t afraid to speak it. A girl who can fight her own battles and maybe pitch in to help someone else too. This does not mean, however, that I don’t enjoy having a… Read More
Michelle McLean is a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl who is addicted to chocolate and goldfish crackers and spent most of her formative years with her nose in a book. She has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, and loves her romance with a touch of suspenseful mystery. She resides in PA with her husband and two amazing children
by Kerri Carpenter In my new book, Tempting Mr. Wrong, the hero Lance has a bucket list he’s been compiling for years. Of course, his plans to complete the list are, ahem, waylaid by the heroine Carly. But it got me thinking about my own bucket list. So without further ado, please enjoy learning about… Read More
Award-winning romance author Kerri Carpenter writes contemporary romances that are sweet, sexy, and sparkly. When she’s not writing, Kerri enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, taking Zumba classes, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams, and anything sparkly. Kerri lives in Northern Virginia with her adorable (and mischievous) rescued poodle mix, Harry. Visit Kerri at her website, on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to her newsletter.
by Stefanie London Feeling sexy can be tough. Between our own personal insecurities, busy schedules, and stressing out over meeting other people’s expectations, sexy is sometimes the last thing we feel. Learning to be comfortable in one’s own skin is something that often comes up for the heroines I write. Whether they’re unsure how to… 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.
One of the most interesting ways to find story ideas is to ask the question “What if…?” And when writing sci-fi romance, the number of “what ifs” multiplies. Once you leave the contemporary world and planet earth behind, there’s no end to the “what ifs” that can happen. The who, when, where, why options become… Read More