Fresh FIction Box Not To Miss
Skye Jordan | The Truth about Stuntmen
Author Guest / July 24, 2013

One of my favorite creative outlets is sneaking off to a movie. Preferably a matinee. Preferably alone. The dark theatre, huge screen, surround sound—it takes me completely away for two solid hours. No phones. No interruptions. (Unless you’ve got a rowdy neighbor.) I love all kinds of movies—drama, suspense, romance, comedy, thriller, even a horror if it’s not too gory, but until I started writing my Renegades series I’d never really given the action scenes in movies much thought. Now, I look forward to watching them with a whole new appreciation. The concept for the Renegades came before I knew much about stuntmen. Now that I’ve researched the industry, I’m even more fascinated and can see countless story angles emerging for these sexy, talented, adrenaline-seeking professionals. Here’s an intro to my Renegade’s series: The rough and ready stuntmen of Renegades are experts in the fine art of death and destruction on the big screen. The best of the worst. When it comes to tearing it down or blowing it up, no one can do it better, faster or with more flare than a Renegades’ bad-boy on a mission. When it comes to pleasing a woman, no one can do it…

Amanda McIntyre | Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Author Guest / July 24, 2013

Six months to Christmas? The idea in this blistering heat seems far removed, but it won’t be long before we’re preparing for that special time—the shopping for the perfect gift, the parties, the food and family that endears this special holiday to so many. Set in End of the Line, Montana, a few days before Christmas, my emotionally scarred hero, Wyatt Kinnison, oldest of the three Kinnison clan, assumes responsibility of the ranch while his brothers are away on business. Little does he know that a chance meeting, a blinding snowstorm and the unexpected visit of a second-grade class who become stranded at the ranch is about to change his life forever. It’a a transformation for the man the townsfolk call “the Grinch”—nothing at all like his civic-minded, involved step-dad, Wyatt is a loner whose built a stone wall around his heart, determined never again to be betrayed by this thing called love. Poor Wyatt, He just hadn’t expected teacher, Aimee Worth to come into his life, as determined as much to break down that wall. In fact, it wasn’t until Wyatt began to see himself through Aimee’s eyes that he began to trust and find himself worthy of being…

Eliza Watson | Kissing Your Old Life Au Revoir and Taking Risks
Author Guest / July 22, 2013

Have you ever made a major life change on a whim? I just did. I bought a house in Ireland! How mad is that? It had been eleven years since I’d done the most adventurous thing in my life; quitting my fulltime event planning job to write. However, I knew I had freelance work and my husband’s income to fall back on. It wasn’t exactly a wild and crazy change like the protagonist Samantha makes in my new women’s fiction book, KISSING MY OLD LIFE AU REVOIR. I’ve been tracing my Irish roots for six years and I’ve traveled to Ireland three times to meet my rellies. I dreamed of owning a writing cottage there…someday…maybe. This past April my dream came true. Following an unexpected business trip to Dublin, I rented a car and drove to County Westmeath to visit my rellies and friends. While having tea with my friends, they mentioned a friend was looking at buying a house in my ancestor’s homeland. When they went online to show me the home, they came across an old schoolhouse that had been renovated into a cute little cottage. They said it would be the perfect house for me. I told…