Holiday Traditions

on November 13, 2018

by Jennifer Hoopes For some of us, the Christmas holiday is full of traditions and memories, possibly both good and bad, and while writing The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby, and more recently getting ready for its release, I couldn’t help but relive some of my favorite things about Christmas growing up. With my dad’s passing in… Read More

Jennifer Hoopes

Jennifer Hoopes

Jennifer grew up in Maryland as the baby of nine, (a yours, mine, and ours love story) but today hangs her apron in a small town in Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and two daughters. When not writing contemporary romance, she can usually be found elbow deep in flour, entrenched on the bleachers as she cheers her daughter on at a swim meet, or planning the next school party. She loves caramel and roller coasters, cries at Disney movies, and cannot live without coffee and Jane Austen. Jennifer is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers (CPRW.) She loves connecting with readers and writers alike and can be reached through her contact page or on her fan page on Facebook. You can also follow her on Twitter.

https://www.jenniferhoopes.com

Christmas in Vermont

on November 19, 2015

Snow, snow, snow, snow…. If you’ve watched White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, you’ll remember the song that starts that way. It’s an ode to snow, a fun and festive tune the characters sing as they take the train to Vermont for a frosty holiday. Except Vermont didn’t have snow that December, contributing… Read More

Joanne Rock

Joanne Rock

Four-time RITA finalist Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn't like. The USA Today bestselling author of over eighty books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small-town family sagas. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly---love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann. When she's not writing, Joanne enjoys travel to gather new ideas.

https://www.Joannerock.com

Joanne Rock Contest

Joanne Rock is giving away four Harlequin Desire romances in two books (A SNOWBOUND SCANDAL by Jessica Lemmon and WILD WYOMING NIGHTS by Joanne Rock and HIS TO CLAIM by Brenda Jackson and RANCHER IN HER BED by Joanne Rock), plus a Texas Cattleman’s Club notebook, and Ulta lip gloss.

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November – All About Holiday Romance

on November 3, 2015

by Jeanne Devlin There may still be candy corn in the house and a pumpkin on the porch, but at your local bookstore the winter holidays have already arrived. Whether its new novels, sizzling anthologies, the first time in paperback, or reissues of old favorites, November’s new titles look to be all about what can… Read More

Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin is editor of The RoadRunner Press, an award-winning traditional publishing house based in the American West. An editor of newspapers, magazines, and books for more than thirty years, she has also worked on national marketing and publicity campaigns with such publishers as Simon and Schuster and St. Martin's and for a number of New York Times bestselling authors, including Robyn Carr, Sabrina Jeffries, Debbie Macomber, Linda Lael Miller, and Wendy Corsi Staub. A graduate of the Stanford University Publishing Course, Jeanne is a member of the Children's Book Council, the National Book Critics Circle, and the Oklahoma Center for the Book of the Library of Congress. She also consults with boutique publishers.

http://www.theroadrunnerpress.com

Candice Poarch Holiday Reads

on December 15, 2014

Happy Holidays!  Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanza, I hope yours is blessed with the experiences you share with your family and friends. Every year I promise myself that I’m going to work less during the holiday and spend more time with my family, yet I find myself working right up to the… Read More

Candice Poarch

Candice Poarch

Candice Poarch takes pride in crafting believable stories featuring African-American heroes and heroines.  The characters in her books demonstrate a strong sense of community and family support.  She firmly believes that everyday life in America (whether small town or major metropolitan city) has its own rich rewards.  She also likes telling stories that will leave today’s busy reader feeling refreshed and hopeful—not always an easy task, she says, but well worth the challenge.

Her fourteenth book, BITTERSWEET, (Dafina, July, 2006) deals with the heart, family, extended family and community.  "I really enjoyed Bittersweet... romance, comedy, mystery and intrigue...I would definitely recommend Bittersweet as a book club selection."  —Karen Monroe, Woman2Woman Book Club member.  Candice Poarch’s fifteenth book, SWEET SOUTHERN COMFORT, will be published by Kimani Press in November, 2006.

A native of Stony Creek, a small town in Southern Virginia, Candice Poarch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Virginia State University.  Formerly a computer systems manager, writing is now her full-time career. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Multicultural Romance Writers, and Washington Romance Writers, where she  served as publicity coordinator for three years and worked on market news for two years. Investing is her favorite hobby. She  particularly wishes  to teach children the value of investing, feeling that children can use these skills to help provide them with financial security and confidence in their adult lives.

Ms. Poarch is married and has three children.  She currently lives in Springfield, Virginia.

http://candicepoarch.com

2 Christmas Books, 2 pen names, 1 Passion for Romance

on November 6, 2014

Writing under two pen names is challenging, but fun. I come fresh to every story, desperate to begin, and sad to say goodbye to each and every character. Susan Stephens stories feature exotic locations, hot dangerous men, and strong determined women, while Xandra King explores themes with a touch of the supernatural, or, as in… Read More

Susan Stephens

Susan Stephens

Susan Stephens was a professional singer before meeting her husband on the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta.

In true romance style they met on Monday, became engaged on Friday and were married three months later. They are still very much in love, though Susan does not advise her three children to return home with a similar story as she may not take the news with the same fortitude as her own mother!

Susan had written several non—fiction books when fate took a hand. At a charity costume ball there was an after—dinner auction. One of the lots — ‘Spend A Day With An Author’ — had been donated by bestselling Mills & Boon author Penny Jordan. Susan’s husband bought this lot, and Penny was to become not just a great friend, but a wonderful mentor who encouraged Susan to write romance.

Susan loves her family, her pets, her friends and her writing. She enjoys entertaining, travel and going to theatre and concerts. She reads voraciously, knits, cooks and plays the piano to relax, and can also be found throwing herself off mountains on a pair of skis or galloping through the countryside.

http://www.susanstephens.net

Books to be Thankful for This November

on November 4, 2014

By Jaycie Cash November is a traditional time to give thanks. And this month’s releases by Writerspace Top Shelf Authors are a fantastic reason to be thankful. Check out: ‘Tis the Season By Robyn Carr eBook Published by MIRA Released Oct. 28, 2014, 2-in-1 reissues from 10/09 and 11/10 www.RobynCarr.com Together for the first time… Read More

Holidays—Already!

on September 18, 2014

by Joanne Rock I’m excited to have a book out this week, and would you believe it’s a holiday 2-in-1? Ack! Is it that time already? I don’t know about you, but I don’t have Christmas on my radar yet. Maybe I should. Last year, December sneaked up on me and I didn’t feel prepared… Read More

Joanne Rock

Joanne Rock

Four-time RITA finalist Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn't like. The USA Today bestselling author of over eighty books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small-town family sagas. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly---love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann. When she's not writing, Joanne enjoys travel to gather new ideas.

https://www.Joannerock.com

Joanne Rock Contest

Joanne Rock is giving away four Harlequin Desire romances in two books (A SNOWBOUND SCANDAL by Jessica Lemmon and WILD WYOMING NIGHTS by Joanne Rock and HIS TO CLAIM by Brenda Jackson and RANCHER IN HER BED by Joanne Rock), plus a Texas Cattleman’s Club notebook, and Ulta lip gloss.

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MORE THAN THE TINSEL

on December 2, 2013

When I started out to write “The Christmas Gift,” I quickly realized that setting a story during the mad rush of the holidays takes more than “verbally” tossing in a few strands of tinsel and calling it good. It’s also more than piping in Christmas carols wherever my hero and heroine happen to be in… Read More

Alexis Morgan

Alexis Morgan

USA Today Best-selling author Alexis Morgan has always loved reading and now spends her days imagining worlds filled with strong alpha heroes and gutsy heroines. She is the author of over forty-five novels, novellas, and short stories that span a variety of genres: American West historicals (as Pat Pritchard); paranormal and fantasy romances; and contemporary romances. She is excited to say that next year will also see the release of her first cozy mystery series. Alexis has been nominated for several industry awards, including the RITA, the top award in the romance genre.

http://www.alexismorgan.com