• Article: What's Hot in Paranormal Romance These Days?

    What's hot in paranormal romance these days? What do readers want to see? Lately I've been seeing lots of shifters (especially bears) and reverse harem paranormals. Also tons of steampunk, cyberpunk, dystopian, sci-fi, and fantasy being crossbred with...

  • Article: Take a Ghost to the Beach Giveaway! (Completed)

    Seriously, firefighter Galen McAlister would love to go. But he has a few things to take care of first – like not becoming a ghost permanently! Make THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT one of your beach reads this year and find out why readers have fallen in love...

  • Article: The Most Misunderstood “Rules” of Writing, Part 2: Supposed Grammar No-Nos

    I used to wonder what was more important—wordsmithing or storytelling. This was when I was on my O. Henry Prize kick, reading dozens of beautifully written short stories that received high praise despite lacking plots or any deep meaning (to me,...

  • Article: Sex on the Beach

    The most iconic beach scene ever is in From Here to Eternity when Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr make-out in the crashing waves of Halona Cove on Oahu, Hawaii. It’s sexy and romantic and makes me want to give it a go on the beach too. It’s...

  • Article: Red Velvet Lava Cakes with Mexican Chocolate Ganache #Food

    Today we have a scrumptious Recipe for yummy molten lava cake along with a book to read while you eat it. Ingredients: For the cake: 4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate ½ cup salted butter 1 cup powdered sugar 3 whole eggs 6 Tablespoons...

  • Article: You Must See Flagstaff #Travel

    In every book I’ve written, there’s a little bit of me in the heroine. On the other hand, my characters take on a life of their own once I put my fingers to the keyboard. In The Power of Love and Murder , Penny Sparks has experienced much...

  • Article: The Murder That Inspired a Romantic Novel #Travel

    Many writers are inspired by real events or people in their lives. This makes difficult situations a form of research. “This stinks, but maybe I can use it in a book!” I write romantic suspense for adults as Kris Bock and middle grade novels...

  • Article: Controlled Chaos AKA My Writing Space

    How to describe my writing space? My first thought was a dark place inside my mind. After all, I write fantasy, sword fights, evil wizards, and life threatening situations are my stock in-trade. But I didn’t want to scare off readers so I shifted...

  • Article: How Do You Choose Between Love and Duty?

    Order of Succession is the story of a naive girl second in line for the throne of a luxurious tropical destination planet who wants nothing more than to be a normal girl and marry her childhood love. When all her dreams are crushed she finds herself at...

  • Article: Novel Inspiration and Vision

    Recently, I came to the conclusion that I have a very weird way of writing novels. When one hits me in the head, I sit down to write it, which always made sense to me. But I’ve had people ask me how long it takes me to write a novel, or how many...

  • Article: Top 5 Celebrities Who Belong in PNR Books

    We’ve all played that dream casting game for our favorite books. And let’s face it, there are some super-hot celebrities out there who would be right at home in the pages of a steamy Paranormal or SciFi Romance. Here are my top choices to...

  • Article: Top 5 Science Fiction Movies of All Time

    As a kid, my parents would sometimes make the long drive to visit my grandparents who lived right next to the Tuscarawas River. If we arrived too early and it was a Saturday, the door to Grandpa’s study would be closed. It would slide open precisely...

  • Article: Summertime Paranormal Romance Reads!

    Summertime….the days are long and the nights are warm. My youngest has just a few days of school left then we get to enjoy the season with a less hectic schedule. More time to read, more places to read. My swing is up, my comfy lounge chair is...

  • Article: Our Contemporary Romance Inspiration

    Hi Readers, Today we have Caridad Pineiro, Lynnette Austin, Nicole Helm and Roni Loren releasing books via Sourcebooks. The authors are sharing what inspired them to write contemporary romance. LYNNETTE AUSTIN With so many genres to choose from, why do...

  • Article: Ghost Gifts Trilogy Giveaway, plus $25 Amazon GC

    Echo Moon - A Ghost Gifts Novel Book 3 Buy Now A past life, a past war, and a past love. Peter St John can’t foresee a future until he confronts his past sins. When photojournalist Peter St John returns home after a two-year absence, the life he’s...

  • Article: Cowboy Bold Excerpt

    Hi Readers, Carolyn Brown has stopped on over to share an excerpt with you of her book Cowboy Bold! Cowboy Bold - Longhorn Canyon Buy Now With her sassy humor and sexy cowboys, USA Today bestseller Carolyn Brown launches her new Longhorn Canyon series....

  • Article: The Most Misunderstood “Rules” of Writing, Part 1

    I’m generally of a mind that rules are lame. You don’t know how much trouble I’ve ended up in because of this attitude, being a military member and all. Example: Me: Why can’t I put my hands in the pockets of my uniform? It’s...

  • Article: Great Summer Reads From EJ Russell

    The sun is shining and as I plan my summer vacation one of my toughest decisions is figuring out which books I want to load up on my ereader for poolside perusing, campsite lounging, or airplane reading. At the end of March, EJ Russell released the second...

  • Article: 5 Things a Gunslinger Cannot Go Without

    Malcolm Kincaid, the hero in my newest release, The Gunslinger’s Vow, is a bounty hunter in the American Old West. Though the terms gunfighter and gunman were more commonly used to describe men like Malcolm during his own time, the word gunslinger...

  • Article: Five Things I Learned in College

    I am proud to say that I graduated from the Ohio State University, and, yes, I learned many things, some of them in the classroom. I majored in East Asian History, but I minored in French—and life.  What are some things I learned? Never try...

  • Article: Cashmere and Camo, My #WritingPlace

    Wow, thinking back over the years and all of my writing spaces has been fun! I started out writing stories in spiral bound notebooks in the backseat when my family would go on road trips to grandma’s house or on vacations. My dad still insists I...

  • Article: Jaxon: The Assignment Exclusive Excerpt

    Jaxon: The Assignment - Indie Rebels Book 2 (stands alone) Buy Now To save his long-lost brother from the clutches of a criminal syndicate, Jaxon has to endanger the life of the woman he is assigned to protect. But how can he betray the one person who...

  • Article: Adventures in Internet Dating

    When I set out to write a book about online dating, I was driven by three or four major themes that I felt were missing from my friends’ dating “journeys”. The most obvious and often discussed is that Internet dating doesn’t have...

  • Article: My All Time Favorite Romance Authors

    Hi Readers, Over the years I've read so many wonderful authors and visited so many wonderful places through their books. Below are a few that I happily share with you. Please share your all time favorites and the titles that have shaped your love of romance...

  • Article: Adora-poos or Malti-poos or Doodle-doos or Silly Dogs? #Pets

    My family had cats not dogs. Handsome grew up with dogs, and when he began circling ads in the paper (modus operandi when he is interested in something), I knew we would be the proud parents of a four-pawed friend soon. He chose a sheep dog, Baxter, who...

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