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Daily Dose | Do You Struggle to Finish Books?
Uncategorized / November 2, 2009

You remember high school where you had to read the book the teacher assigned whether it was Silas Marner, The Old Man and the Sea or Cheaper by the Dozen? You remember having to finish reading it no matter how boring the tale or how dry the writing? I admit, I loved the idea behind Great Expectations, but there were passages when I wanted Dickens to just get on with it. In other cases, it was Shakespeare that I dreaded reading – Shakespeare was a playwright, his work was meant to be seen and acted out, not read. But that’s assigned reading, what happens when you’re reading for fun? Reading Books: The Struggle Reading for fun shouldn’t be a struggle, but sometimes, even the best books have their moments. I have occasionally come across books that I thought I would like, but when I got into reading them, I found it hard to sink into the character, the setting or the story. Those books aren’t a struggle to read because if I can’t get invested, I’m just going to set it aside and reach for another book. But what about the books that I am invested in? What happens when…

Diane Whiteside | Dancers Make Magic
Uncategorized / November 2, 2009

Hi, everyone! Big hugs to everyone here at Fresh Fiction for asking me to blog today. CAPTIVE DESIRES, my new paranormal romance and the sequel to CAPTIVE DREAMS, is published today! CAPTIVE DESIRES is about Alekhsiy, the younger brother of Mykhayl, CAPTIVE DREAMS’ hero. Thanks to dragon magic, he boldly crosses the void between worlds in order to stop the ultimate threat to his people. Unfortunately, this dumps him in the middle of a science fiction convention on Earth. His sole ally is Danae Livingston, the fan fiction writer he’s always adored from afar – and who just may be enough of a sorceress to wreck havoc upon his home… Somebody whose creativity becomes reality. When I wrote CAPTIVE DREAMS, it was so easy to make the heroine a writer and a magic worker at the same time. Talk about wish fulfillment! Of course, there are good sides and bad sides to that, which Corinne certainly got to experience. (Oh my gosh, the payback for making an ice serpent bite Mykhayl!) To read more of Diane’s blog and to comment for a chance to win please click here. Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Fresh Pick | HEART OF THE DRAGON by Gena Showalter
Fresh Pick / November 2, 2009

Atlantis #1January 2009On Sale: January 1, 2009Featuring: Darius en Kragin; Grace Carlyle 384 pages ISBN: 0373773501EAN: 9780373773503Mass Market Paperback$6.99Romance ParanormalBuy at Heart Of The Dragon by Gena Showalter The Atlantis tale that started it all… Searching for her missing brother, Grace Carlyle neverdreamed she would discover a secret world populated bymythological monsters—or find herself facing asword-wielding being whose looks put mortal men toshame. But there he was, Darius en Kragin, one of a raceof shape-shifting warriors bound to guard the gates ofAtlantis, and kill all travelers who strayed within itsborders. Now Grace’s life was in his hands, and Darius hadto choose between his centuries-old vow and the woman whohad slipped beneath his defenses and stolen the heart ofAtlantis’s fiercest dragon. Other books in Atlantis Series Jewel Of Atlantis, February 2009Atlantis #2The Vampire’s Bride, March 2009Atlantis #3 Excerpt “He doesn’t laugh.” “He never yells.” “When Grayley accidentally stabbed Darius’s thigh with asix-pronged razor, our leader didn’t even blink.” “I’d say all he needs is a few good hours of bed sport, butI’m not even sure he knows what his cock is for.” The latter was met with a round of rumbling male chuckles. Darius en Kragin stepped inside the spacious…