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Melinda Leigh | Why I love Writing a Series
Author Spotlight / March 19, 2019

A question I’m often asked is whether I prefer writing stand-alone novels or books in a series.  The Morgan Dane series was my first continuing character series, and I’ve enjoyed it much more than I anticipated. The slower, more organic progression of the romantic relationship allowed me to focus on the mystery plots in each book. I’m wasn’t forced to resolve every personal conflict in the span of one book. As a result, Morgan and Lance’s relationship feels natural and solid. SECRETS NEVER DIE is Morgan Dane’s fifth book, and I’ve recently finished book six, Save Your Breath, which releases in September 2019. Writing six books about one couple has allowed me to give my characters more complex, deeper arcs. Instead of 300 pages to develop their lives, I’ve had 1,800 pages to bring the cast of Morgan Dane to life. Their personalities are richer and their lives more realistic. If you’re a reader who must read a series in order, Say You’re Sorry is Morgan Dane’s first book. If not, begin with whichever title appeals to you the most. Each book has a stand-alone mystery plot. New readers shouldn’t feel lost if they begin in the middle. Morgan Dane…

Rachel Van Dyken | Author-Reader Match
Author Guest / March 19, 2019

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Rachel Van Dyken!  Writes:  I write contemporary romance and my new book is Risky Play, a sports romance out March 19th. About: I love writing, in fact I get anxiety when I don’t write! I write in multiple genres, have listed on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller lists. I’m addicted to Swedish fish, and I think that life would be more interesting if we all had our own soundtracks! What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: I love making readers cry, in fact, I collect their tears. I’m often found with my Kindle app open at three am with drool running down my face. I will lie and say I’m going to the bathroom, but be reading instead. If you don’t like the smell of real books, we can’t get together. I believe historical romance is the only way to truly cleanse your soul. Mafia romance is my drug of choice. IT SHOULD ALWAYS INVOLVE…

Allie York | Author-Reader Match
Author Guest / March 19, 2019

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Allie York! Writes: I write sweet contemporary romance with a bit of steam. Each book comes as a standalone and with a happily ever after. About: Southern hopeless romantic seeking lovers of swoony romance staring sassy heroines and the tolerant men who love them. Ideal reader match: -Loves books set in the south (mostly) -Understands that every good love story has hills and valleys -Loves sassy heroines -Loves all kinds of heroes from the hopeless romantic to alpha males What to expect: -Swoony happily-ever-afters -couples so madly in love they can barely function *** About the 425 Madison Series Welcome to 425 Madison Ave the perfect place to fall in love. Nine delicious romances set in fast-paced & sexy NYC just waiting for you to read. The series features stories from some of your favorite romance authors: Leigh Lennon, MK Moore, Allie York, Aubree Valentine, Kay Gordon, Lauren Helms, Sylvia Kane, Katy Ames, and C. Lesbirel. Join these authors as they come…