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Jodi Thomas | Whisperers and Yellers … Characters
Author Guest / January 25, 2017

While I was traveling around signing copies of SUNRISE CROSSING, a story I dearly loved, characters were lining up in my brain for the next book. Some wait patiently, whispering their story, while others start yelling from the back of the line. The whisperer was Sheriff Dan Brigman. He’d waited his turn. He’d been in other books. Always a good guy. Always a good father and friend, but he never took center stage. He never got his love story. Now, in his forties, he’d given up until he found a fancy boot in the road one night. He took on the mission to find the lady that the boot might belong to. She had to be something special to step out in knee high rhinestone boots. And she was…every fantasy he’d ever allowed himself to have. The character yelling for his story was Cody Winslow, my ex Texas Ranger. He’d lived after his best friend died and he was riding full out along the edge of Ransom Canyon not caring much if he lived or died. When he tumbled into the canyon breaking bones, he prayed for a quiet death but fate sent him Tess Adams. A bossy, no make-up…

Stacy Reid | Heroes: Alpha and Antiheroes
Author Guest / January 25, 2017

Today I wanted to chat about heroes! Tobias Walcott, the Earl of Blade, the hero from my latest novel WICKED IN HIS ARMS, is flawed, arrogant, emotionally controlled, and ruthless, but he is also charming, sweet, and quite honorable despite his imperfections. I love heroes who are alpha and bad ass. The outlaws, the antiheroes, and the rouges who possess a heart of goodness, and believe in the power of family and love, and are willing to do anything to protect those they love. So today I am sharing my top five binge worthy TV series featuring the most swoon worthy, captivating, ruthless, wonderful, and heartbreakingly-flawed, but honorable heroes! Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead (TWD). When I first discovered TWD it had already gone four seasons. I binge watched roughly fifty episodes in two days, and was something of a zombie/walker myself when my hubby and I were through. This series is masterfully designed, and utterly compelling. Its beauty, and savagery as people struggle to survive in a world that cannot be explained must be ardently admired. Each character is developed, and we are taken on such a chilling journey as we watch them struggle to maintain their humanity…

The Ethan Frost series: Get the first 3 for a great price!
News / January 25, 2017

Take it from J. Kenner: “If you’re looking for a hot read, curl up with Ethan Frost.” He’s the mouthwatering alpha male at the heart of this seductive series from New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff. It’s an electrifying journey that pushes two damaged souls to their breaking point—and beyond. Now the first three Ethan Frost novels are together in one up-all-night eBook bundle: RUINED ADDICTED EXPOSED Also includes a preview of the much anticipated new Ethan Frost novel, Flawed! He’s the last man Chloe Girard should love . . . but the first she ever could.   Ethan Frost is a visionary, a genius, every woman’s deepest, darkest fantasy—even mine. And, somehow, I am his. He stole into my life like a dream. Turned my reality upside down and made my every desire come true—especially those I never knew I had. He demanded everything I had to give and gave me everything of himself in return. But dreams don’t last forever, and ours is no exception. Because my nightmares are darker, and my wounds deeper, than I could ever reveal. And as much as Ethan wants to protect me, the secrets we share will only tear us apart.

Tee O’Fallon | How My Job Influences My Novels
Author Guest / January 25, 2017

As a writer of romantic suspense, I truly am fortunate to be a federal agent. Every day, and all around me, is true-life fodder from which to glean a great story and intriguing characters. That said, I don’t write about any of my actual investigations or share any privileged or confidential information. I also don’t describe anything that would compromise national security. Even with these limitations, I’ve seen and done so many interesting and crazy things on the job I’ll never want for topics or characters to write about. Plus, I gotta say, most of my stories and characters spring from my imagination, not something I’ve seen or done on the job. Then there’s procedure. Most suspense novelists who are not in law enforcement or are not married to a cop or a fed have no other option save reaching out to a PD or agency’s public affairs division to obtain a source for procedural information. I’ve heard from other authors that the success of this outreach is dependent upon the individual answering the phone. Sometimes they really want to help out and will go out of their way to assist, including providing guided tours in a patrol car, or…