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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Rise of the Firestarter: What Makes a Hero?
The romance and superhero genres have one major element in common: they’re about hope. That means Alec Farley, the star of my first superhero romance, Rise of the Firestarter, had to be heroic as a romance hero and as a “super” hero. Since this is the first book in my Phoenix Institute series, Alec also… Read More