Being Creative in Dark Times

on February 24, 2020

We live in dark times. Every time we turn on the news or get on social media, we are bombarded by some other horrendous news story or tragedy. While I was writing Echoes from the Veil, I struggled to find time and space to breathe. My mind became so cluttered with current events, that some… Read More

Colleen Halverson

Colleen Halverson

As a child, Colleen Halverson used to play in the woods imagining worlds and telling stories to herself. Growing up on military bases, she found solace in her local library and later decided to make a living sharing the wonders of literature to poor, unsuspecting college freshmen. After backpacking through Ireland and singing in a traditional Irish music band, she earned a PhD in English with a specialization in Irish literature. When she's not making up stories or teaching, she can be found hiking the rolling hills of the Driftless area of Wisconsin with her husband and two children. She also writes as C.B. Halverson.

http://colleenhalverson.com/

Shifter Planet: The Return by D.B. Reynolds

on October 25, 2019

The first full manuscript I ever wrote was a fantasy that I submitted to a writing contest sponsored by one of my favorite authors. I’d been reading fantasy and science fiction since I was 13 years old, and knew that’s what I wanted to write. I didn’t win the contest, but I received some very… Read More

D.B. Reynolds

D.B. Reynolds

D.B.Reynolds is the award-winning author of the popular Vampires in America series, as well as other paranormal fiction. She lives with her husband of many years in a flammable canyon near Los Angeles, and when she's not writing her own books, she can usually be found reading someone else's.

http://www.dbreynolds.com/

“It’s Die Hard…with romance…”

on October 22, 2019

I’ll admit it, Die Hard has long been my favorite movie. Some might say this is a strange choice for a romance writer—but then, some might say I’m a strange romance writer generally…yeah, moving on! I’ve loved Die Hard ever since I first saw it in the cinema as a teen. I loved the wise-cracking… Read More

Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Janet is a Scot who moved to New Zealand fifteen years ago. Among other things, she's been an artist, a teacher, a security guard at a castle, a magazine editor, and a cleaner in a drop-in center for drug addicts (NOT the best job!). She now writes full-time and, so far, has written eighteen books. When she isn't living in her head, she raises two kids, one husband, and several random animals. She survives on chocolate and caffeine.

https://janetelizabethhenderson.com/

When Lightning Strikes…

on June 27, 2019

It was only two years ago that I started developing the idea of Odin’s Bastards—I was sitting at a writing seminar at the Romantic Times Convention in Atlanta, listening to Entangled Publishing’s own Liz Pelletier talk about story ideas and the trilogy sprung into my mind. Valkyries. Bastards. And the women who love them. I’ve… Read More

Sheryl Nantus

Sheryl Nantus

Sheryl Nantus is an award-winning romance writer published by Entangled, St. Martin's, and Harlequin's Carina Press. When she's not writing about hunky heroes, she is sipping tea, playing board games and writing haiku. A total fangirl at heart, she met her husband through an online fanfiction community and currently lives in Pennsylvania

http://sherylnantus.com/

Location, Location, Location

on May 9, 2019

In my new book, 8 Souls, the story of Chessie and David is set in Villisca, Iowa, which is a real-life place. In fact, it’s even a bit infamous, as the site of eight unsolved axe murders that took place in June 1912. While writing the story, I couldn’t help but compare what it’s like… Read More

Rachel Rust

Rachel Rust

Rachel Rust is an author of young adult books. In both reading and writing, she loves all things mysterious, romantic, and thrilling. If it's a whodunit, she's all about it. When not making up stories, she can usually be found with her family and their two dogs --- a pug and a chug (chihuahua/pug).

https://rachelrust.net/

Love’s Inferno: Why Sex Needs To Be Part of the Story

on November 15, 2018

I’ve written a book with no sex scenes, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract. I’ve written a book full of sex scenes, Carnal Blessings. The difference between those books was not whether I was in the mood to write sex scenes or that the market demanded sex scenes. Instead, the decision to write a book… Read More

Corrina Lawson

Corrina Lawson

Corrina is a writer, mom, geek and occasional superhero. She's a former newspaper reporter with a degree in journalism from Boston University, she works from home writing romance novels with a geeky twist and as the Content Director of GeekMom.com. Her novels include The Curse of the Brimstone Contract, a romantic steampunk mystery; the award-winning and USA Today-recognized superhero romance series, the Phoenix Institute, which includes: Phoenix Rising, Luminous, Phoenix Legacy, Ghost Phoenix, Ghosts of Christmas Past, and Phoenix Inheritance; and the erotic Freya's Gift, a tale of Vikings in North America and a fertility ritual.

https://corrina-lawson.com

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The Valens of Legacy – Where did those stories come from?

on October 13, 2014

by Sherrel Lee Thanks for stopping by to read this blog posting.  I thought I would tell you a bit of how myth, legend and lore became the central focus for the Valens.  I’ve always love myth and have read the classics stories–Greek, Celtic, Roman, and Norse and I realized that as much as I… Read More

Sherrel Lee

Sherrel Lee

Sherrel Lee lives in a land called Texas and is the wrangler of a fearsome Yorkiepoo named Rogue Little Woof (Half Yorkie half Poodle weighing in at a hefty eight pounds). She is a mother and grandmother who encourages her family to live life on their own terms, and to laugh as often as they can.

She is fascinated with the real and mystical worlds of Urban Fantasy and Romantic suspense chasing murderous villains through the pages of her books. Sherrel loves to hear from her readers and welcomes you to send comments and questions to her email address Sherrel@sherrellee.com.

http://sherrellee.com

The Dark and Dangerous Hero

on November 21, 2013

Is there anything better, hotter or more intriguing than a sexy, brilliant and tortured hero? A man or a male, if you’re reading paranormal, who’s been deeply and irrevocably hurt by his family, a woman or another in his para clan? Lord, I don’t think so. I love them dangerous and lusty – undecided about kissing… Read More

Laura Wright

Laura Wright

Writing is my Obsession

Unlike many of my peers in the writing world, I wasn’t a writer or a reader until I left high school. During my youth I was into theater, song and dance, commercials and boys. I loved romance surely, but I had never read a romance novel until my late teens. With that said, I remember the day I did like it was a moment ago — my aunt gave me the Jude Deveraux novel, Knight in Shining Armor and I couldn’t put it down until the very last word. Then I went straight to the library and got another — then another until I’d read everything she’d ever written. After that, it was McNaught, Howard, Schone, Kleypas, and the Silhouette line, Desire. I instantly loved those emotional, sexy reads, so much so that I began to carve out ideas for my own stories, themes that were unique to me and moved me. In 1997 I enrolled in UCLA extension writing classes, met my mentor and critique partners and since have never stopped writing. I was committed then and I still am now; the need to tell my own romantic stories a full on obsession. My first manuscript was rejected, and though the second one was as well the editor who’d rejected it wanted to see something else from me. I had something (note to authors; always keep working, even after you’ve sent in a proposal) and sent it right away. The day I got the call telling me Desire wanted to buy Cinderella and the Playboy was the best day of my life. That is until I married my husband, and had my two beautiful children. But I must say, writing is much like motherhood — tough, grueling, surprising, delicious and for me, a dream come true.

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I was born and raised in Minnesota. It’s where my love of all things green, wet and grown in the ground comes from. As you read above, before writing I was an actor, singer and dancer, specifically a BALLROOM dancer — an instructor and competitor as well. That work took me to many places like New York, Ohio and Wisconsin. I live in Los Angeles now, but I’m always thinking about greener pastures — literally.

http://www.laurawright.com

Seriously Series

on August 9, 2013

In my “Heart” series, I have a different hero and heroine in every book and the setting of Celta, a planet colonized by Earth people with psi powers, remains the same.  🙂 I make sure that people new to the series can jump right in! Romantic Times gave HEART FORTUNE 4 1/2 stars and said,… Read More

Robin D. Owens

Robin D. Owens

I’m single and living in Colorado with cats. I’ve been seriously writing for eight years and HEARTMATE is my fourth completed book. I began writing paranormal contemporary romantic suspense, switched to Regency Historical novels and found my voice in Futuristic/Fantasy Romance. I’m currently working on my fifth and sixth books— both set in the world of Celta (I have lots of ideas for this world). My best writing moment—being the first futuristic romance published in the Magical Love line by Jove! My worst writing moment is every time a rejection hits.

I’m a true INFJ personality type = Introverted, intuitive vs. factual, "feeling" rather than thinking, and make quick judgments.

I’m a nightowl, Scorpio, love pets, and I learn best through touching (tactile). I’m usually optimistic. My other creative outlet (and major achievement) is as a member of the Lungfish Theater improv group.

I love to read and read everything, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thrillers, romance. I firmly believe that any man who reads a well-written romance will learn what a woman wants.

Interview 1 and Interview 2 P.E.A.R.L. AwardWinner of the P.E.A.R.L. Award 2001 - Best New Author

P.E.A.R.L. AwardWinner of 2003 PEARL Award — Fantasy/Magical PEARL Award for HEART THIEF

http://www.robindowens.com

Rogue Cops and Boa Constrictors, and other things that have nothing to do with UNDEAD AND UNSURE

on August 7, 2013

I love being on TV, because Betsy and I have things in common and one of them is our all-encompassing vanity.  But it was tough going this morning (KARE-11, local NBC affiliate), what with the escaped boa constrictor and the deaths and the manhunt and all. Being on TV is, to use the technical term,… Read More

MaryJanice Davidson

MaryJanice Davidson

I'm published in a variety of styles--young adult, young adult romance, non-fiction "how-to", contemporary romance, paranormal, and romantica (erotic romance). I also write inspirational romance under a pen name, and am currently exploring the mystery genre. I was born and raised in the Midwest, and live there now, after a few years in Boston. I'm very happily married and have been blessed with two darling children.

http://www.maryjanicedavidson.net