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Elizabeth Heiter | Sniffing Out Danger
Author Guest / May 11, 2022

When an out-of-town captain and a rookie K-9 handler team up to stop a bomber, the results are explosive…   I adore writing romantic suspense with lovable, courageous K-9s in the mix. My K-9 Alaska series has featured a Combat Tracker dog who had to retire early from the military, a therapy rescue dog, a Victim Specialist K-9 with the FBI, and a dual-purpose police K-9. I enjoyed writing those K-9s so much that I’m working on two more stories in that series, featuring a narcotics detection K-9 with the Alaska Bureau of Investigation and a search and rescue K-9 who does work with the FBI. But before those books release (sometime next year), I paused to be part of the K-9s on Patrol multi-author series. While all of my K-9 Alaska series heroes and heroines are big animal lovers, Ava Callan from SNIFFING OUT DANGER has no experience with dogs and never wanted to work with a K-9. She sees being paired with a K-9 instead of a human as a punishment for being the newbie who doesn’t fit in when she moves from Chicago to what feels to her like middle-of-nowhere Jasper, Idaho. But as soon as she…

Jennifer Vido | Jen’s Jewels Interview: SUMMER AT THE CAPE by RaeAnne Thayne
Author Guest , Interviews , Jen's Jewels / May 11, 2022

Jennifer Vido: What inspired you to write SUMMER AT THE CAPE? RaeAnne Thayne: I have been fascinated for a long time by the unique relationship between twins. I was interested in exploring what happens to one twin when their “womb-mate” dies. Factor in another older sister who was not part of that twin relationship and I wondered how the dynamics of a family would change with the death of one of the twins. A big subplot of this book involves glamping, something that definitely appeals to me. I love the outdoors and camping, escaping the hectic pace of life in the outdoors, but I must admit I’m of a certain age where I also enjoy my creature comforts. LOL. Glamping seems like a way to have the best of both worlds.   Jen: The novel is set in the fictional town of Cape Sanctuary. From where did you draw inspiration to create this welcoming place? RaeAnne: I live in the mountains of Northern Utah, far from the ocean, but when my family vacations, we tend to head to the coast. Two of our favorite places are Cannon Beach, OR and the Monterey/Carmel-by-the-Sea areas of Central California. When I was trying…

Laney Hatcher | 20 Questions: NEANDERTHAL SEEKS DUCHESS
Author Guest / May 11, 2022

1–What is the title of your latest release? My debut novel and Smartypants Romance title is called NEANDERTHAL SEEKS DUCHESS. It’s a historical romance re-imagining of Penny Reid’s Knitting in the City series, written in Smartypants Romance’s new Out of this World imprint. 2–What’s the “elevator pitch” for your new book? Quirky wallflower tries to avoid scandal in London but meets a mysterious gentleman who shakes things up instead. 3–How did you decide where your book was going to take place? London felt like the obvious choice, so I went with it. 4–Would you hang out with your heroine in real life? Definitely. Jane is a loyal and dedicated friend whose quirks and unique personality make her someone I’d love to hang with. 5–What are three words that describe your hero? Unconventional, brooding, swoony 6–What’s something you learned while writing this book? I really wanted to accurately display and translate the friendships between the Knitting in the City ladies (Penny’s series) to the London embroidery ladies (my series). And I think what hit home while I was writing NSD was that whether you’re in modern day Chicago or 19th century England, true and lasting friendships are rare and precious. 7–Do…

Tracy Sumner | Author-Reader Match: THE WICKED WALLFLOWER
Author Guest / May 11, 2022

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 you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Tracy Sumner!   Writes: Steamy, character-driven, banter-filled historical romance! About: Dating profile-style bio of the author What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: A reader who likes: Slow, burn STEAM High heat, long love scenes Banter, e.g., The Thin Man, Sam & Diane/Cheers, Moonlighting, Lucy & Desi Heroes who fall first Heroines who are independent, feisty and often have their own “careers” in a way that is reasonable for the time period Heroes who aren’t always dukes. (Sometimes, however!) I love writing the rookery boys! A la Peaky Blinders! What to expect if we’re compatible: Comps I’ve heard (and this is from readers, not me!) LOTS of Derek Craven references (which flatters me to no end!) in my latest book,  THE WICKED WALLFLOWER. Xander Macauley is a rookery titan who has climbed from the slums to rule London! I get comps to writers who write edgy, sexy heroes. https://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Kleypas-Gambler-Cravens-Dreaming/dp/1536671312 https://www.amazon.com/Heartbreaker-Hells-Belles-Sarah-MacLean-ebook/dp/B09MD6ZMNX https://www.amazon.com/Crying-Wolfe-Goode-Girls-Romance-ebook/dp/B094RS5SDK THE WICKED WALLFLOWER by Tracy Sumner Duchess Society #3 In this…