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Linda Wisdom | What Attracts Us To Romantic Suspense?
Author Guest / September 15, 2014

The best thing about reading is the variety of genres out there. There’s something for everyone. To me, that’s the fun part and my tablet and Kindle are proof that my book libraries are eclectic. But there’s always the question why we read particular genres. So what does reading romantic suspense offer a reader? It can cover more than one genre. You have the mystery, romance, some books also offer paranormal, you’ll see humor in others, but what I enjoy with romantic suspense is the intensity that is the frosting on the multi-layered cake for my reading sweet tooth. You’ll read about stalkers, serial killers, secret agents, rogue government agents, add in vampires and other supernatural creatures with urban fantasy romantic suspense. Don’t you want a book that has you eagerly turning the page to see what will happen next? Where you’re grumbling you really need to get to sleep but you have to finish the chapter but then you find you need to read the next chapter also. You’re addicted to that sense of danger that you might not have in real life but you enjoy reading about it because it’s fun to delve into a darker world where…

Belonging Blog Tour | Aleksandr Voinov’s COUNTERPUNCH
Author Guest / September 15, 2014

Welcome to the Belonging ’Verse re-release blog tour with Aleksandr Voinov and Rachel Haimowitz! We’re very excited to be bringing you edited second editions of our Belonging stories, ANCHORED and COUNTERPUNCH (in the case of Anchored, very edited, with over ten thousand new words and a completely different beginning and ending!), which are finally under the same roof and back in print after about a year out of circulation. We’ll be touring for about two weeks, Aleks discussing his slave boxer and the barrister who tries to free him, and Rachel talking about her slave news anchor and the talk show host who covets him, and both of us discussing the world of Belonging at large—which, as you’ve probably guessed, is not a particularly pretty place. But good things can and do happen in this world, and we hope you’ll stick with us to find out what! Speaking of good things, don’t forget to comment on this post for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Riptide store! Each new post you comment on earns you an entry into the drawing, so be sure to check out the rest of the tour schedule too! COUNTERPUNCH – the backstory…

Exclusive First Look at CHARMING by Krystal Wade
Author Guest / September 15, 2014

Join us as we reveal the first chapter of Krystal Wade’s new edge-of-your-seat young adult thriller, CHARMING. Follow along and visit these sites to unlock a new section every day this week! 9/15/14 Fresh Fiction 9/16/14 Mara Valderran 9/17/14 Bitten by Books 9/18/14 Night Owl Reviews 9/19/14 Fantasy Book Addict A note to readers from author Krystal Wade…   I wrote the first line of CHARMING before I was really ready to begin writing the story because I knew how important that line was when I first thought of it. Haley’s walk home, the emotion and fear and wariness she felt, set the tone for the book. She’s miserable. She’s afraid. She’s trapped. So many people suffer these feelings on a daily basis. Maybe not because of an abusive family member, but maybe a bad job, a dead-end relationship, just something, even illness. What better way to connect to a character than through this pain? What better way to really understand her? As someone who’s experienced a great deal of pain in her life, I can totally relate to these feelings, and I hope that even if you haven’t shared any of these experiences, you can empathize with those who…

Susan Wittig Albert | The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star
Author Guest / September 15, 2014

In my historical mystery, THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE TEXAS STAR, the real star of the show is Lily Dare, the Texas Star, “the fastest woman in the world.” Lily is a stunt and speed pilot who flies a Travel Air Speedwing (until it is repossessed), and in an effort to look like Amelia Earhart, wears a white leather helmet, goggles, and white flying suit with a long, flowing red scarf looped around her neck. She can fly rings around any man and is ready to prove it—until somebody sabotages her airplane and threatens her life. Then the Darling Dahlias (the local garden club, hosting a party for the Texas Star) will have to dig down and find out what’s going on. Lily Dare is a fictional member of an important club of real flying ladies of her era, women who dared to challenge the skies in their own airplanes. In October of 1929, 99 of these women met at Curtiss Field on Long Island and created the Ninety-Nines, to coordinate the efforts of women in aviation. The new organization pledged to do what it could to help in “aeronautical research, air racing events, acquisition of aerial experience, maintenance of…