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Crissy Smith | Shifter Love
Author Guest / March 3, 2016

To me, shifter love is intense, commanding, and all consuming. When you have heightened senses it makes sense to me that everything you do is just that much more intense. So when a shifter falls in love, whether with a human or another shifter, it’s all about the passion and connecting. That is why I love writing about shifters. While I love any paranormal element in books that I read or write there is just something about a strong alpha male falling in love that draws me in. I enjoy the entire process from when our shifter meets his love interest, the internal struggle of putting his heart out, the moment he realizes he’d be lost without her, to the final confession of being in love. The bigger and badder the shifter the more fun it is to watch him fall. Am I right? Cole Babcock is the shifter in WOLF PACK, book five in the Shifter Chronicles series, which is my brand new release. Cole is one of those characters that thinks he likes being alone. Only to find out he had no idea what he was missing. He has his new position with the Shifter Coalition, new friends…

The heat is on . . .SUMMER HEAT
Guests , News / March 3, 2016

The SUMMER HEAT that is with 16 sexy stories by 16 bestselling authors, including Caridad Pineiro’s UNDER THE BOARDWALK, a scorching hot story of a husband and wife trying to rekindle the passion they once shared under the boardwalk. Now available at Amazon. Additional retailers coming soon! [see below] Join the SUMMER HEAT authors at their release party for a chance to win a Kindle Fire and lots of other prizes and fun. 16 All New Contemporary Romances from NY Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors. Guaranteed to make your blood run hot. Passion, steamy nights, excitement, and suspense. Something to suit every reader’s taste. Grab a cool drink (you’ll need it!), find a hammock, and curl up for an unforgettable escape. Caridad Pineiro, UNDER THE BOARDWALK A passionate night under the boardwalk brought them together, but can Chase and Natalie rekindle that lost love in just one night? Nina Bruhns, FAST AND FLIRTY The top-secret package STORM Corps transporter Kade Maddox is hired to deliver turns out to be way more trouble—and a whole lot sexier—than he ever anticipated. Rebecca York, OUTLAW JUSTICE Will a surprise reunion with her old lover save her life when she flees from…

Gloria Craw | Be Like Water
Author Guest / March 3, 2016

A couple of years ago I happened upon an interesting yard sale. It was made up entirely of books. Back in the olden days, before the advent of digital readers, a yard sale exclusively of books was like my own personal nirvana. I ended up buying an odd assortment of paper backs. They were mostly mysteries, some sci-fi, a few westerns (yes, I read them) and a couple of tame romances. When I got home, I found among the fiction, a book on home decorating according to the concept of Feng Shui. For young readers, Feng Shui was a really big thing fifteen years ago. I couldn’t imagine how the book made it into my purchases, but I was intrigued. And let’s face it…a book is a book. If it’s around, I’m probably going to read it. The first few chapters dealt with Chinese numerology and determining from your birth date and birth year, your element. I turned out to be the water element, meaning I would be most comfortable surrounded by gray and blue in my home. Quite content living in a house painted with warm brown tones, I kept reading. Sadly, I found being a water element was…

Jennifer M. Eaton | Top Ten Heroes in Popular Culture
Author Guest / March 3, 2016

My teenage son and I have been discussing pop culture lately. Mainly, we’ve been chatting up how real life spices up entertainment and how different forms of entertainment feed off each other. (Books becoming movies is an example of this.) These discussion always end up focusing on characters, and we get into lively discussions about real and fictitious people, and how they would interact with each other, or how they would react in a different setting. My argument is usually that a hero would be heroic, no matter what setting they are put in. It is not the circumstances that make the hero, it is the inner strength they have that drives them to do the right thing. Did Catniss need to be in the Hunger Games to be selfless? No. She was already this way. How do you think she got into those gosh-awful games to begin with? So lets talk for a bit about my personal favourite heroes from pop culture. I’m going to list them off the top of my head, because if I have to think about it too much, then the character were probably not strong enough to stay with me for one reason or…

Paige Tyler | How do you celebrate release day?
Author Guest / March 3, 2016

To be honest, release day itself is somewhat stressful. It’s typically a day full of chaos, phone calls, blog interviews, Facebook parties, and emailing all the people out there that are helping to spread the word about the new book. Then there’s that horrible thing known as the SALES RANKINGS. Like pretty much every other author out there, I peek at my sales rankings—Amazon and Barnes and Noble mostly—the moment I get up, agonizing over what the total number is and what category I’m ranking in. “Oh goodie, I’m ranking number five overall in the category of romantic/suspense/wolf shifters/who are right-handed/and part their hair on the right!!!” “Yikes, is that good enough? What if I never get up to number four in that most sought-after category?” My publisher and agent tell me stop looking at the numbers and that my books are selling fine. I agree with them, then immediately check to see if my ranking has changed in the last three minutes! Fortunately, release day is only twenty-four hours long, though it can seem longer. After it’s over is when I really celebrate. For me, that celebration usually means a good movie (preferred an animated one…Disney if possible) and…

Maeve Greyson | The Risks of Research
Author Guest / March 3, 2016

  Hey all! I’m happy to be here at Fresh Fiction. I’m still celebrating my newest release, MY TEMPTING HIGHLANDER. It’s the third book in my Highland Hearts series, Mairi Sinclair and Ronan Sutherland’s story. If you’ve been following the exploits of the time-traveling Sinclair family, you know that Mairi’s one of the last two Sinclair sisters still residing in the twenty-first century. She’s also determined to stay in that century but matchmaking Granny and cursed but wolfishly sexy (as in shifter type hotness) Highland Chieftain Ronan decide otherwise. Even when writing romances with such fantastical elements as time-travel, magic, and shape-shifting, research has to be done to make sure the story is just right. That’s why I’m so thankful for the internet and online writer groups these days. “Sensitive” inquiries can be tossed about without any drop-jawed stares or threats to call security. When I first started writing, some thirty odd years ago, the bulk of data hunting had to be done at libraries. Here’s a few questions that I’m glad I didn’t have to ask my local librarian. Could you direct me to the section on poisons or would you happen to know if arsenic has enough smell…