The Importance of Hobbies

on January 20, 2020

Hobbies are wonderful things. They help us relax, let us blow off steam, teach us new skills, and allow us to try something fun while meeting new people. I have a lot of hobbies I enjoy; reading, scrapbooking, crocheting, playing music. Most of those are solitary hobbies, though and I wanted to try something out… Read More

Mariah Ankenman

Mariah Ankenman

Bestselling author Mariah Ankenman lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her two rambunctious daughters and loving husband who provides ample inspiration for her heart-stopping heroes. Her books have been nominated for the prestigious RWA Golden Heart and CRW Stiletto awards. Whether she's writing hometown heroes or sexy supernaturals, Mariah loves to lose herself in a world of words. Her favorite thing about writing is when she can make someone's day a little brighter with one of her books.

http://mariahankenman.com/

Slowing Down

on November 22, 2019

Don’t get me wrong, I love summer and all the outdoorsy things that I like to indulge in—kayaking, bike riding, hiking. There’s so much fun to be had! But when summer whispers its way into fall, there’s a lot to be said for slowing down a bit, too. I love the colors of the Pacific… Read More

Melia Alexander

Melia Alexander

Melia Alexander is the author of sassy, sexy, fun contemporary romances, but is also fortunate to spend her week days at The Male Observation Lab (a.k.a. her job at a construction company) where she gets to observe guys in their natural habitat. Though they often behave like typical alpha males, she's often seen through their personas to the heart of who they really are - the heroes of their own stories. A native of Guam, Melia traded in warm, tropical breezes for the rainy Pacific Northwest. She's an avid reader who also loves romantic comedies - preferably with a glass of Cab Sauv and a box of dark chocolates nearby. In her free time, she's busy conquering her CrossFit fears: ring dips, power cleans, and the dreaded 800 meter run.

https://meliaalexander.com/

Send in the Clowns

on August 15, 2019

I love my mother, but that woman has some serious shoes to fill. Big, squeaky, oversized shoes. Oh, did I mention my mother used to be a professional clown? No? Well, put on those red noses, everyone, because no matter how weird you think your family is, I’m about to share with you the life… Read More

Mariah Ankenman

Mariah Ankenman

Bestselling author Mariah Ankenman lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her two rambunctious daughters and loving husband who provides ample inspiration for her heart-stopping heroes. Her books have been nominated for the prestigious RWA Golden Heart and CRW Stiletto awards. Whether she's writing hometown heroes or sexy supernaturals, Mariah loves to lose herself in a world of words. Her favorite thing about writing is when she can make someone's day a little brighter with one of her books.

http://mariahankenman.com/

Answering the Tough Questions

on August 28, 2017

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

Kerri Carpenter

Kerri Carpenter

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.

http://www.kerricarpenter.com/

Who’s Your Perfect Catch?

on October 20, 2016

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

Jennie Marts

Jennie Marts

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.

What’s Up With That Best Friend’s Brother

on October 18, 2016

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

Kerri-Leigh Grady

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.

Alpha versus Beta

on September 15, 2016

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

Alice Gaines

Award-winning author, Alice Gaines is the author of several full-length books and dozens of shorter works. She lives in Oakland, California with her pet corn snake, Casper. While Alice isn't writing or reading, you'll find her pottering in her garden or cooking something in her kitchen. She's passionate about her church and funky soul band, Tower of Power, not necessarily in that order. Alice loves to hear from readers. E-mail her at authoralicegaines@gmail.com. If you visit her website at alicegaines.blogspot.com and sign up for her newsletter you'll be entered to win her hand-knitted and crocheted projects.

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5 Really Terrible Places for a Hookup

on September 12, 2016

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 Ballance

Sarah Ballance

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.

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Pets + Great Reads = Happiness

on August 11, 2016

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

Jolyse Barnett

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 Pinterest.

http://jolysebarnett.com

Poetry Memorization 101

on July 25, 2016

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

Margo Bond Collins

Margo Bond Collins

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.

https://margobondcollins.net