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Katy Regnery | Exclusive Excerpt of GINGER’S HEART
Author Guest / March 22, 2016

Thank you so much for inviting me here today to share an exclusive excerpt from my brand new modern fairytale, GINGER’S HEART, inspired by “Little Red Riding Hood.” Here’s what you need to know: the following excerpt takes place on Ginger’s 12th birthday. The boys she refers to—Cain and Woodman—are cousins with whom Ginger has grown up. They are both 15-years-old, wildly handsome and as different as they can be. Do you feel a love triangle forming? I sure do!! Happy reading! Exclusive Excerpt from GINGER’S HEART by Katy Regnery (Used with permission. All rights reserved.) “Gran!” shouted Ginger, quickening her pace. She’d barely seen her grandmother—her father’s mother—all day, and after Woodman, Gran was her very closest friend. Kelleyanne McHuid had moved into the in-law cottage after Ginger’s parents were married, way before Ginger was born, which meant that she’d been a permament fixture at McHuid’s throughout Ginger’s childhood. Though, she wrinkled her nose with worry, she didn’t know for how much longer. Recently, Ginger had heard her mother and father discussing Gran in hushed tones behind closed doors. Gran suffered from Parkinson’s, and Ginger’s mother seemed to feel that she needed “more care” than they could provide at…

Melissa Schroeder | The Attraction of Opposites
Author Guest / March 22, 2016

With over sixty books to my name, I have written quite a few different kinds of couples, but my favorite is always the “opposites attract” couple. Part of it is because I like the banter that usually goes on between the hero and heroine. The other part of it is that in my own marriage, my husband and I fit this category. He is laid back and hates plans. I think that plans don’t fail; you fail to plan. He is even tempered and loves to be around people. I am an Italian with a creative bent and a temper. Also, people are good in small—very small—doses. But, since we are about to hit our twenty-four-year wedding anniversary, I say we figured out a way to work through those things. We do have a few things in common—our love of the absurd and a totally immature sense of humor among other things. In my March Entangled release, SNOWBOUND SEDUCTION, I have another pair of opposites. First we have Trevor MacMillan, English bad boy chef with a title and has a privileged background. He has always had family support and is the darling of the tabloids. On top of it, he…

Mia Hopkins | A City Girl’s Guide to Rodeo
Author Guest / March 22, 2016

Howdy, Fresh Fiction fans! In my latest release, the erotic romance COWBOY RESURRECTION, Monica Kaur is a marketing executive who’s tasked with planning and promoting a rodeo. She’s also a city slicker who has no idea what a rodeo is. She enlists the help of a local rancher’s son, Dean MacKinnon, who’s a professional bullfighter. Together, they get the show up and running…and spend some private meetings getting to know each other one-on-one. So what is a rodeo anyway? I attended my first rodeo in my twenties, so I can understand a newbie’s confusion. You drive up to the arena, not knowing what to expect. You park your Prius among all the giant dusty pickup trucks. You pay for your ticket, find a seat in the stands, look around and think, “What happens now?” And maybe, “What am I doing here?” And also, “Who are all these cowboys?” No worries—I’ve got you. Here’s a quick and dirty city girl’s guide to rodeo. HISTORY In the 1800s, Mexican vaqueros and American cowboys worked the vast cattle herds in the west. A couple times a year, they rounded up the herds and drove them hundreds of miles to stockyards, where the cattle…

Candy Sloane | High School Reunions…the good…the bad
Author Guest / March 22, 2016

My debut novel with Entangled Publishing’s Brazen Books imprint–BEST FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS–takes place at a high school reunion. Those might be the scariest words in the English language, after We Need to Talk. But they don’t have to be. High school reunions can be fun, entertaining, or downright steamy. Some of my favorite movies feature high school reunions: In Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion two best friends tell crazy lies about their lives now, and hilarity ensues. In Grosse Point Blank an assassin attends his high school reunion and renews an old romance. In Peggy Sue Got Married a woman attending her high school reunion passes out and goes back to high school knowing what she knows now. Something we’ve all wished for. In the case of my book, BEST FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS two best friends get to rekindle an out of control flame 14 years in the making. Maybe you have a crazy or fun story about your high school reunion, or something so embarrassing it would make an audience laugh. Comment below with the best or worst thing that happened at your high school reunion to be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card. It’s the…