Fresh FIction Box Not To Miss
Sharon Struth | Location, Location, Location
Author Guest / September 17, 2014

Do you like road trips? This year, we drove 2,138 miles and passed through 11 states—all in one week! Not a relaxing vacation, but it was lots of fun. There were several stops to visit family and friends that we hadn’t seen in a long time, plus a chance to explore states we hadn’t visited before. The multiple driving breaks at Cracker Barrel were an unexpected bonus, and I never did manage to beat the addictive triangle peg game! Visiting so many places made me reflect on why I chose rural Connecticut as the setting for my latest release, SHARE THE MOON. I’m not a native of the third smallest state in the nation, although I moved here over thirty years ago and kind of feel like I’m one. In that time, I’ve lived along the scenic waters of Long Island Sound, sampled the city life in Stamford, and now spend a quieter existence in the folksy town of Bethel. Even in this small state, there’s a great deal to see. I especially adore the more rural towns in the upstate region, where I often go winetasting, kayaking or seeking out a new restaurant. What I’ve noticed is how each…

Annie Seaton | An Exotic Journey
Author Guest / September 17, 2014

A couple of days ago I received an email asking me to write an article for a national newsletter about the exotic locales of my books and how I researched them. The journalist also asked me what it was like to be a successful writer in this digital age. I made a cup of coffee and I sat for a while reflecting over the past three years since my debut book, Holiday Affair was contracted. My writing life is truly wonderful. There is a lot of hard work involved, but the benefits are enormous. Coming late to writing after a career in education meant to make an impact in this digital age, my books have to be of high quality and I had to be prolific. I now have thirteen different books available for sale (including two bundles), four more digital books written and in pre-production, and a three book print series contracted and underway. This has meant a very busy three years for me, but I have loved every minute of it. I have always been an observer of life and people. My online personality is a talkative one, responding to readers and interacting with other authors on a…

Lindsay McKenna | Audible.com Buys Entire Wyoming Series to Put Into Audiobooks
Author Guest / September 17, 2014

Audible.com has just signed a contract with Lindsay McKenna to produce audiobooks on ALL of her Wyoming Series! Plus, a second contract to create audiobooks on her two newest releases (titles to be announced later) for 2015. This is her “cowboy” series, set in Wyoming and mostly around the Jackson Hole area. “I have a great fondness for this town and have spent many happy days on vacation in the Grand Tetons National Park which sits just north of Jackson Hole,” Lindsay told Fresh Fiction staff. “And of course, there is Yellowstone National Park, another fifty miles up the road apiece. I’ve set some of my books in these and other locations that are found around there. I truly hope you enjoy these stories.” It is unusual for an audio company to take an author’s entire back list. Usually they want only the present book. For those who love audiobooks, stand by for Lindsay’s entire Wyoming Series to be produced. More information as Audible.com begins to make them available. Wyoming Series from HQN SHADOWS FROM THE PAST, HQN, December 2009. Beginning of the new saga-series, The Wyoming Series Book #1. Kamaria Trayhern’s book. Morgan’s Mercenaries Saga. Book 42. DEADLY IDENTITY, HQN, December…

Christi Caldwell | Always a Rogue, Forever Her Love
Author Guest / September 17, 2014

Check out this excerpt from Christi Caldwell‘s latest installment in her Scandalous Season series, ALWAYS A ROGUE, FOREVER HER LOVE! Jonathan sucked in his breath as the spirited vixen who’d dealt rather handily with Lord Whitby a short while ago revealed herself. Here, in the closeness of his carriage, he could appreciate that which he’d not noted a short while ago. Her green gaze, the color of the richest emeralds, the fiery crimson curls piled high atop her head, and a smattering of freckles along her high cheek-bones. “You, sir, have something I want,” she breathed. Which was rather good for him, because he rather wanted her as well. A recalcitrant red curl tumbled free from the precarious arrangement of her locks. He followed the path of that captivating strand as it bounced and then fell, nestled in the slight gap in her cloak, between her breasts. Jonathan fixed his gaze on that crimson curl, never more jealous of a slip of hair than in that moment. He reached out and caught the siren’s lock. He raised it to his eyes, wishing it were day so the sun could bathe her in its light and illuminate the vibrancy of the…

Amanda Berry | What’s in a Name?
Author Guest / September 17, 2014

I’m going to let you in on a secret. You may have noticed it. It may have escaped your attention when reading the back cover blurb or if you read FATHER BY CHOICE. Heck, it escaped my attention when I choose the names. Whether through some happy coincidence or my brain having connections already formed that I’m not even aware of, I did something I couldn’t undo. So, here’s my secret. When I wrote FATHER BY CHOICE, I already knew that Penny would be Luke Ward’s heroine in his book, ONE NIGHT WITH THE BEST MAN. I happily wrote Brady’s book and sent it off. It wasn’t until I was putting together the dreaded synopsis for Luke’s story and got stuck. Let me backtrack a little here. My surname choices are generally obtained from the list of most popular surnames in the U.S. I look down the list and pick one I like. Well, when I got stuck I figured I’d try to figure out what nationality Penny’s last name was. So I type into Google (it has this cool feature that shows you searched that were done similar to the start of yours) “Montgomery.” Can you guess what popped…