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Fresh Pick | SUSANA AND THE SCOT by Sabrina York
Fresh Pick / January 13, 2016

Fresh Pick for Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 is SUSANA AND THE SCOT by Sabrina York #RomanceWednesday About SUSANA AND THE SCOT New York Times bestselling author Sabrina York carries readers back to the wild Scottish Highlands in Susana and the Scot, where the bravest of men surrender to no one-except the boldest of women… Scotland, 1813. A SCANDALOUS TEMPTATION Andrew Lochlannach is famous for his conquests, on and off the battlefield. When a fellow warrior challenges him to a kissing contest, he wastes no time in planting his lips on ninety-nine lovely lasses-an impressive feat of seduction that gets him banished to the hinterlands. Still, Andrew has no regrets about his exploits-especially his embrace with the most beguiling woman he’s ever met… AN UNDENIABLE PASSION With flaming red hair and a temper to match, Susana is not some innocent farmgirl who gives herself over easily to a man, even one as ruggedly handsome as Andrew. The wicked Scot may have won a kiss from the headstrong beauty in a moment of mutual desire, but Susana refuses to be just another one of his conquests. Andrew must convince the fiery lass that even though he is not playing a game, losing…

Sonya Weiss | Money Laundering and Attracting the Attention of the FBI
Author Guest / January 13, 2016

One of the things I have a love/hate relationship with when it comes to writing is the research I do. Some of it can be fascinating and some of it’s boring. I learned early in my writing career when I did a lot more nonfiction writing that I needed to contact experts in whatever field I was writing the article in. I had to have their opinion to use as quotes and then fact checkers would make sure the information was accurate. Finding experts was sheer torture. I hated cold calling people I didn’t know to ask them to give an opinion for what I was working on. I always felt tongue-tied. I had to contact doctors and lawyers. I spoke to private investigators and firefighters and the list goes on. For the most part, everyone I spoke to was kind and eager to be helpful. The more I had to reach out to experts, the easier it became. With fiction, I’ll do the same thing I did with the nonfiction writing. When I have a question, I’ll call on an expert if I can’t figure out what I need to know. With STEALING THE BACHELOR, the heroine’s chocolate shop…

Veronica Forand | Scout The Dog’s Christmas Miracle
Author Guest / January 13, 2016

Just before Christmas, my partner in crime, Scout, was diagnosed with a large tumor on his leg. Scout is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, a rare dog breed that looks a bit like a Golden and a bit like a collie with his pointy snout and white paws. He’s my writing companion and the guy I go to for a snuggle on the floor. We’d already taken him to the vet a year ago for a large fatty mass which luckily was nothing more than a nuisance. This time, the growth was cancerous and the tumor was taken out. I prayed I’d get my old dog back in decent health so he could hang with me for years to come. After the operation, my normally fluffy dog had one shaved leg. His entire leg. He appeared like a part poodle, a part retriever. Very strange, but who cares when he’s back in one piece. For Christmas, and his ninth birthday which happens to fall on Christmas day, we had him shaved completely. We started with a fluffy furball who preferred sleeping to playing, and we ended up with an energetic bundle of energy who seemed more lab puppy than…