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Fresh Pick | SIX DEGREES OF ROMANCE by Margaret Moore, Maggie Shayne, Nancy Warren, Catherine Spencer, Michele Hauf
Fresh Takes from the Teen Shelves / February 13, 2012

February 2012 On Sale: February 1, 2012 ISBN: 1426834160 EAN: 9781426834165 Kindle: B006ZOP1T0 e-Book  Add to Wish List Romance Anthology Buy at What’s better than a free story? An anthology! Six Degrees of Romance by Margaret Moore, Maggie Shayne, Nancy Warren, Catherine Spencer, Michele Hauf A valentine from Harlequin One opening paragraph, six unique stories… What if you gave six authors the same opening paragraph and let their imagination fly? That’s what we’ve done in A Valentine from Harlequin: Six Degrees of Romance! Experience the variety Harlequin romance has to offer with this collection of novellas from six Harlequin series, including the passionate drama of Harlequin Presents, steamy encounters of Harlequin Blaze, spooky and sensual tales of Harlequin Nocturne, and more. Collection includes novellas by Nancy Warren, Catherine Spencer, Margaret Moore, Maggie Shayne, Michele Hauf and Christine Bell. Previous Picks

Ruthie Knox | Exclusive Excerpt from RIDE WITH ME
Author Guest / February 13, 2012

Sometimes you get a small taste of a book and you just MUST HAVE MORE, well, here’s a little nibble to get your reading antena quivering and if you’re like me, put you in the mood for some tasty tex-mex! Seriously! Setup: Tom and Lexie are at a Mexican restaurant in Corvallis, Oregon. Lexie hasn’t spoken to Tom in three days, and she’s anxious to break the silence between them, but she refuses to be the one to lose their silent battle of the wills. So she challenges him to a hot-sauce eating contest. Here, the heat is starting to get the best of her . . . and she’s finding herself far more attracted to Tom than she bargained for. The paint-stripper sauce was incendiary. As soon as it touched her tongue, Lexie broke out in a sweat, sucking air into her lungs and squirming in her seat while she chewed, but she wouldn’t give him the satisfaction of squealing Omigod omigod omigod, even though she wanted to. She did bounce up and down in the booth a little bit, but only because she’d have passed out otherwise. Chew, chew, chew. Jeezy Pete, this was the world’s largest chip,…

Nina Jade Singer | Paranormal Valentines
Author Guest / February 13, 2012

Hello everyone. I’m thrilled to be here today at Fresh Fiction as I recently celebrated the release of my first novel, SECRETS OF THE KNIGHT from Crescent Moon Press. Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, my second favorite holiday of the year. It’s the holiday that celebrates love and romance. And it often involves chocolate. What’s not to like about a day like that? What I really find romantic is a good paranormal love story. Many of my friends celebrate the day by popping in their idea of a classic Valentine’s Day movie.  Maybe Love Actually. Or perhaps Casablanca. But my tastes run more toward the supernatural themed romance. See, I’m much more inclined to dig out my DVD’s of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I happen to think Buffy contained one of the best love stories of all time. It had all the elements – forbidden love, bad boy hero, dangerous liaisons. I couldn’t wait to turn it on every week, not so much to watch Buffy kick demon-butt but more so to see how she and Angel were going to overcome all the obstacles that were keeping them apart. It really bums me out now that she’s on a show playing…