ROAD TRIPS WITH WEREWOLVES by Marlene Perez

on October 25, 2022

Thanks so much for having me back to talk about my latest release A Sucker for You (Afterlife #3)! Who doesn’t love a road trip story? From famous literary road trips like Jack Kerouac’s On the Road to movies like the fan-favorite Vacation, road trips are an essential part of pop culture. Because of where… Read More

Marlene Perez

Marlene Perez

Marlene Perez is the author of paranormal and urban fantasy books, including the best-selling DEAD IS series for teens. The first book in the series, DEAD IS THE NEW BLACK, was named an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers as well as an ALA Popular Paperback. DEAD IS JUST A RUMOR was on VOYA's 2011 Best Science Fiction, Horror, & Fantasy List. Her novels have been featured in Girl's Life, Seventeen, and Cosmopolitan. The Disney Channel has optioned the first three books in the DEAD IS series for television. She grew up in Story City, Iowa and is the youngest of twelve children. She lives in Orange County, California with her husband and children. Visit Marlene at www.marleneperez.com.

https://www.marleneperez.com/

Why We Love Paranormal Romance

on August 15, 2022

My name is N.J. Walters and I confess I’m a sucker for a brooding antihero, especially if he has paranormal origins. Apparently, I’m not the only one, as paranormal romance continues to be a popular genre with readers. People have been fascinated by the paranormal since the dawn of time. From scary stories shared around… Read More

N. J. Walters

N. J. Walters

N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks---all vie for her attention. It's a tough life, but someone's got to live it

http://www.njwalters.com

Researching to Write a Paranormal Romance – By Lisa Kessler

on June 24, 2022

Hi everyone – It’s great to be back on the Writerspace blog! Pirate’s Protector has just hit eReaders everywhere, and this book also features my first ever mermaid heroine! I have so much fun writing this Sentinels of Savannah series because each book not only features a new immortal pirate from the Sea Dog crew,… Read More

Lisa Kessler

Lisa Kessler

Lisa Kessler is an Amazon Best Selling and award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.

http://www.authorlisakessler.com/

Ireland Calling

on June 14, 2022

I’ve been lucky—and blessed—enough in my life to be able to not only grow up steeped in the lore of my Irish family, but I’ve also been able to visit it often in person. In fact, I just got back after meeting another branch of my extended family there. I wish I could spend this… Read More

Eileen Dreyer

Eileen Dreyer

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Eileen Dreyer is actually evil twins. Known as Kathleen Korbel to her Silhouette readers, she has published thirty-seven novels and novellas and 11 short stories in not only the various genres of romance (including historical, suspense, fantasy and contemporary) but suspense---most particularly medical forensic suspense, where she kills off the people who annoyed her when she worked as a trauma nurse She came to publishing from that world of trauma nursing, which taught her some very important lessons, the most important being "don't sweat the small stuff," or, as her family puts it, "come see me when you get hit by a bus." In addition to trauma, she is trained in death investigation and Tactical Medicine (technically she is eligible to be a medic on a SWAT team). Eileen won her first publishing award in 1987, being named the best new Contemporary Romance Author by Romantic Times. Since then she has garnered not only a prestigious Anthony Award nomination for mystery, but five Rita Awards from the Romance Writers of America, which afforded her a place as only the fourth member in the RWA Hall of Fame. Eileen is a voracious reader---of everything---who started writing at ten, when she ran out of Nancy Drews. She writes in two genres, because she believes in the message of both: hope and justice. (well, and because she hasn't finished that big fantasy yet) You can figure out which is which. A frequent speaker at writer's conferences and universities all across the country (and more recently, Italy), Eileen is a member not only of Romance Writers of America, but Novelists, Inc, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and, just in case things go wrong, Emergency Nurses Association. She has also assumed the mantle of unofficial mascot for the International Association of Forensic Nurses, a new forensic subspecialty that, amazingly enough, has begun to show up in her work. A lifelong resident of St. Louis, Missouri, Eileen has been married for forty-four years to husband Rick, and has two children and might have grandchildren. She also has animals but refuses to expose them to the glare of the limelight. An addicted traveler, she has sung in some of the best Irish pubs in the world, and enjoys the kind of hands-on book research that lets her salve an insatiable curiosity. She counts film producers, police detectives and Olympic athletes as some of her sources and friends.

https://www.eileendreyer.com

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What is it about opposites attract?

on January 18, 2022

Hi everyone – It’s great to be back on the Writerspace Blog! My new book, Pirate’s Paradox, is a paranormal romance set on the high seas as a crew of immortal pirates are led by a psychic into the middle of Atlantis to find the Orichalcum Key and save the city of Savannah from being… Read More

Lisa Kessler

Lisa Kessler

Lisa Kessler is an Amazon Best Selling and award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.

http://www.authorlisakessler.com/

Never Have I Ever…

on November 18, 2021

Hi everyone, I’m A.J. Locke, author of the upcoming urban fantasy novel, MAGIC DARK, MAGIC DIVINE with Entangled Publishing. For my guest post I thought it would be fun to introduce my four main characters, Pennrae, Callan, Gideon, and Toji, by having them play a game of “Never Have I Ever.” Each character will ask… Read More

A.J. Locke

A.J. Locke

A.J. Locke is an author and artist, originally from Trinidad & Tobago, now residing in NYC with her daughter. She's your typical over-caffeinated artist with too many ideas and not enough time to write them. She slays at urban fantasy but loves exploring other fantasy genres as well as poetry and children's picture books. She's a bookkeeper/child wrangler by day and moody writer by night.

https://www.ajlockewrites.com

What to Do If You Don’t Fit – Lessons from The Princess Bride

on November 15, 2021

The Princess Bride is a beloved classic, labeled “the perfect movie” by ShowBiz CheatSheet and “one of the best movies of all time” by Rollingstone.com. Yet when movie came out in 1987, it barely made its money back. Why? Because the marketers didn’t know how to hype it. Is it a romance? Is it an… Read More

Mary Hughes

Mary Hughes

I write wickedly fun romantic adventures and steamy paranormal romances, stories that crackle with action and love. Challenging, alpha men--and women not afraid of a challenge. Oh, do the sparks fly when he meets THE woman guaranteed to infuriate and inflame him most. In real life I'm an author, a spouse and mother, a flutist, a computer geek, and a binge-TV-watcher of The Flash, Elementary, NCIS, and Wynonna Earp.

https://maryhughesbooks.com/

Ready for a growly hero that’ll tear your heart out?

on November 10, 2021

In Bad Moon Rising our heroine wakes up in a car with no memory of who she is, a zippo lighter in one hand and a map to a club in the other. She’s instructed to find a man and to save him from a threat she is not sure of but she knows she… Read More

Zoe Forward

Zoe Forward

Award winning author, Zoe Forward is a hopeless romantic who can't decide between paranormal and contemporary romance. So, she writes both. Her novels have won numerous awards including the Prism, Readers' Choice Heart of Excellence, Golden Quill, Carolyn Readers Choice Award, and the Booksellers' Best Award. When she's not typing at her laptop, she's cheering her son on at baseball, chasing after the toddler or cleaning up the newest pet mess from the menagerie that occupies her house. She's a board-certified veterinarian. You can ask her about your pet's problem, but be warned she's into integrative medicine so her answer might involve treatments you've never heard of. She's madly in love with her globe trotting conservation ecologist husband and she's happiest when he returns to their home base.

http://www.zoeforward.com/

The Antihero Gets His HEA

on August 16, 2021

Three years ago, my dragon enforcers—a team of firefighting dragon shifters trained to hide their people’s existence—burst onto the page. In the first book, The Boss, a character was introduced who, the second he appeared, I just knew he had to have his own story. Actually, it started even sooner. I knew as soon as… Read More

Abigail Owen

Abigail Owen

Award-winning paranormal romance author Abigail Owen grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

Trope-sanity in Paranormal Romance

on March 16, 2021

Are you desperate for something fresh in paranormal romance? Well, me too, which is how my more recent PNRs came to be written. Fans of the genre who’ve hung in there for years have come to expect, and, dare we say, they have become fatigued with that one classic trope that we’ve read a zillion… Read More

Zoe Forward

Zoe Forward

Award winning author, Zoe Forward is a hopeless romantic who can't decide between paranormal and contemporary romance. So, she writes both. Her novels have won numerous awards including the Prism, Readers' Choice Heart of Excellence, Golden Quill, Carolyn Readers Choice Award, and the Booksellers' Best Award. When she's not typing at her laptop, she's cheering her son on at baseball, chasing after the toddler or cleaning up the newest pet mess from the menagerie that occupies her house. She's a board-certified veterinarian. You can ask her about your pet's problem, but be warned she's into integrative medicine so her answer might involve treatments you've never heard of. She's madly in love with her globe trotting conservation ecologist husband and she's happiest when he returns to their home base.

http://www.zoeforward.com/

A Dragon Feast for a Dragon New Release

on March 9, 2021

This week my newest dragon shifter paranormal romance, The Warrior King, released and I am super excited about it. To celebrate, and just because it was really fun to come up with ideas, I decided to put together a “dragon feast.” These are flaming good foods that would be perfect to snack on while reading… Read More

Abigail Owen

Abigail Owen

Award-winning paranormal romance author Abigail Owen grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

The Story Behind the Story

on January 18, 2021

I often get asked, “Do you ever run out of story ideas?” Honestly, not in this lifetime. I have so many ideas running through my head it’s more a matter of being selective and choosing what really talks to me. And also what I hope my readers will enjoy, too. Often the best stories come… Read More

Mel Teshco

Mel Teshco

Mel Teshco lives in the beautiful countryside of QLD Australia, where the open spaces of her acreage, fondly called 'the block', gives her room to breathe. When she isn't writing or dreaming of writing, she is often found gazing out the window at the surrounding mountains and thinking how very lucky she is. With one semi-patient husband, three gorgeous girls, one fat horse, a crazy Belgian shepherd and Rotty puppy, along with three cats who run the house, writing has (mostly) kept her sane.

http://www.melteshco.com/