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Michelle Sharp | Where the Story of DREAM HUNTRESS Began
Author Guest / June 23, 2014

My debut novel, DREAM HUNTRESS, releases on June 23 with Entangled Publishing—and wow—what a journey! I’m feeling a bit nostalgic, because as I prepare to do interviews and blog tours, I’ve been asked over and over what or who inspired me to write this book. After thinking about that question for a long time, I’ve realized there wasn’t a single incident or person that Jordan is created from, rather it was a culmination of events and interests that formed her. I’ve always loved reading romantic suspense novels, especially if they involve a great police detective story. I often think I should have been a cop or a profiler because I find crime fascinating. Have you ever sat down and just chatted with a police officer? I recently had the pleasure of doing just that, and I could have listened for hours to all the crazy situations this detective had encountered. He looked at me at one point and said, “Seriously, I can’t make this stuff up.” I’m forever grateful to the men and women who are brave enough to strap on a gun every day to go to work. And I love talking with them because their stories make great…

Avery Flynn | What’s Hotter Than a Tattooed Bad Boy?
Author Guest / June 23, 2014

So here, in no order except for how they occurred to me, are the top 10 things I learned while writing THIS YEAR’S BLACK. 7. Pineapples grow in the ground while coconuts grown on trees. Yes, I’m from Nebraska and my stepfather is a farmer, but there weren’t any pineapples growing out in our corn fields. 🙂 6. I am not made to be a fighter. Yes, I know you’re shocked. Doing my MMA research not just on fighting techniques but on the way fighters who are starting out train was a real eye opener and confirmed I am a wimp. 5. Embezzlers are like car salesman. That was one of my favorite bits. Talking to a white collar crime investigator he explained that a bank robber was a thief who took everything at once. An embezzler is like a car salesman who wants to sell you a new car every year – or in their case steal a little bit off the top every year. It was such a great line I had to use it in This Year’s Black. 4. I want my own private plane. We’ll add this to the someday list. *eye roll from the Fab…