Fresh FIction Box Not To Miss
Jamie Beck | After “Happily Ever After”
Author Guest / January 30, 2018

Thank you for inviting me to speak to your readers about ALL WE KNEW, the second book in my Cabot series, which is set near Portland, Oregon, and revolves around the dysfunctional Cabot family. This book differs from most romance novels because Hunter and Sara are already married. Theirs was a love-at-first-sight union, having met by chance on campus on a sunny afternoon. After graduation, Sara moved away from her close-knit family in California to move to Oregon to be near Hunter. They married at twenty-five but, at thirty-four, have yet to start a family of their own. We first meet Hunter and Sara in the first book of the series, where we learned that a failed IVF cycle is creating a lot of stress. At the opening of their book, they are undertaking a second IVF cycle at the same time that Hunter is fighting to keep his father from selling the family business—one he considers his family legacy and wants to retain for future Cabots. The strain of these events is reaching a crisis point, and communication between Hunter and Sara is breaking down under its weight. Writing this story was an interesting challenge because it wasn’t about…

6 Online Dating Do’s and Don’ts
Author Guest / January 30, 2018

Online dating isn’t going anywhere, and with one in three people meeting that way (and that number is growing every year) not being online is a problem if you want to mate/date. If you want to meet someone, get your butt online! Yes, it has its challenges. Yes, it’s time consuming. Yes, it’s depressing at times when you have to sort through the riff raff to get to the goods. BUT it is worth it and is fun, and you can meet someone really great there, lurking in the pond. Here’s the quick and dirty of what to do and what not to do when online dating. DO use recent photos! This cannot be stressed enough. Nobody needs a five-year-old pic of you lingering online. Be straight up about who you are today, right now. Five pounds heavier? So what. You are beautiful as you are, so show them all that. Confidence is sexy. Fact. DO write an upbeat profile that says a bit about who you are, what you want, and that showcases your bright, vivacious personality. Not the place to man bash, be negative, or talk down about your ex. Call your girlfriends for that session. DO be…

Kat Martin | A Party to Remember
Author Guest / January 30, 2018

Since my hero in BEYOND DANGER, Beau Reese, is a mega rich playboy, a once-famous race car driver, I thought it might be fun to write about a mega-wealthy party I got invited to a few years back. Well, more than a few, considering it was a millennium party celebrating the thousand year change in our calendar. My husband and I wanted to do something really special for that night so I had been looking at different trips, hotels, and cruises. We wanted to do something we would never forget. Fortunately, about that time, I ran into an author friend I hadn’t seen in a while. When I told her I was on a quest to find something memorable to do for the millennium, she invited me to a weekend party at her parents’ home in Aspen, one of several they owned. I knew they were worth billions of dollars, had actually been to their incredible New York apartment, so I excitedly accepted. It was a magical weekend, with everything paid for by the party givers except our room–which cost a small fortune but was worth it! The party was poolside, held around an indoor swimming pool since there was…