Grace Burrowes | A Few of My Favorite Things (about the holidays)

So here we are again, approaching the end of another calendar year, and the beginning of another holiday season in many traditions. My yuletide ...

Mira Lyn Kelly | About My Writing Space…

Hey everyone! So one of the questions I get asked a lot, is what’s my writing space like. And the simplest answer is ...

Katee Robert | My Favorite Annual Re-Reads

Every year, when December rolls around, I find myself gravitating back toward the same books over and over again. They’re my ultimate ...

Emily March | Exclusive Excerpt: The Christmas Wishing Tree

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE Christmas carols played softly in the background. The scent of spiced cider perfumed the air. Shoppers munched happily ...

BookTrib Harlequin Holiday Giveaway!

Many will swoon over this week’s BookTrib giveaway, 20 different Harlequin romances to one lucky winner. As part of BookTrib's Holiday ...

Miranda Owen | Batman & Catwoman’s Wedding That Wasn’t: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

A warm welcome back to Fresh Fiction reviewer Miranda Owen, here to chat about the possibly doomed nuptials of Batman and Catwoman in their ...

Susan Stoker | Becoming a Mountain Mercenary

In my romance series, the Mountain Mercenaries are a group of six former special forces men who were brought together by they mysterious, ...

Jennie Marts | My Favorite Scene from You Had Me at Cowboy

I had such a blast writing this book! I adore Mason and Tess and loved giving them amusing, settings, and witty banter, and writing scenes that ...

Cozy Corner with Kym Roberts | Murder During the Holidays

It sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Yet look at our literary history, we’ve always embraced the ghouls of Christmas past. Our fairy tales are as ...

Debbie Wiley | Cozy Mysteries with a Paranormal Twist

A love for reading was instilled in me at an early age and I remember reading Gothic romances tinged with a touch of mystery as far back as ...

Lauren Helms | Five Reasons Why You Should Date a Nerd

Nerds use to get a bad rap, but I think these days, nerds are everywhere. It’s completely acceptable to be a nerd and society has embarrassed ...

Julia Justiss | History ReFreshed: The Supporting Role

As we head into the holiday season, most of us anticipate sharing time with friends and family: those people who love us, assist us and bring ...

Heather McCollum | Empowering 17th Century Women

I’m very excited to be here on Fresh Fiction today to celebrate the release of A PROTECTOR IN THE HIGHLANDS! This book is the second in my ...

Danielle Dresser | My Year in Reading: 2018

**Today we are joined by Fresh Fiction Reviewer Danielle Dresser and what she’s noticed about her reading trends over the last ...

Michele Pariza Wacek | Top 5 Reasons Why Mixed-Genre Novels are Best

Before I was an author, I was a reader. I read A LOT of books over the years. (In fact, I taught myself to read at 3 years old because I ...

Jane Ashford | Earl to the Rescue Exclusive Excerpt

Alone in her bedchamber later in the day, Gwendeline thought over what the countess had told her. Why had such a sought-after gentleman, the ...

Christy Carlyle | Interview & Exclusive Excerpt

Please welcome bestselling author Christy Carlyle! We have a double feature today: an interview with Christy and an exclusive excerpt from her ...

Elizabeth Heiter | Writing Strong, Modern Heroines

Strong heroines. Deadly villains. Killer suspense. That’s my brand – three things I promise to deliver readers with every book. But what ...

Debbie Burns | My Writing Space

I most often write in the sunroom at the back of my house. It’s a cozy space in my South City St. Louis home that faces out into my backyard. ...

Cozy Corner with Kym Roberts | Mystery Trip (Part 2)

Last week, you learned about the first half the authors I met at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, Arizona.  This week, I have the second group ...

L.J. Evans | Author Reader Match

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the "Reader Match" where we introduce you to authors as a reader you ...

Lynne Marshall | Thankful for THEIR CHRISTMAS MIRACLE

On November 1st, 2018, THEIR CHRISTMAS MIRACLE, book number two in the Charity, Montana trilogy from TULE Publishing, made the USA Today ...

Nina Crespo | Behind the Playlist of The First Rule of Hook-ups

Music is a big part of my writing experience, along with dancing, whenever the mood strikes. My playlists are an eclectic mix of genres. ...

Natasha Moore | Love Can Happen at Any Age

Falling in love is not limited to twenty-somethings. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy reading about young love. I was there once. It can be ...

Danielle Dresser | Books I’m Thankful For…

Welcome Fresh Fiction reviewer and Blog Coordinator, Danielle Dresser, sharing the books she’s thankful for… Stay tuned for more articles ...

Cozy Corner with Kym Roberts | Mystery Weekend at the Poisoned Pen

As an author, there’s nothing more gratifying than meeting readers who take interest in and appreciate your writing. As a reader, there’s ...

Elle Keating | Author Reader Match

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the "Reader Match" where we introduce you to authors as a reader you ...

Julie Particka | Comedic Influences

I have to admit, I am always alternately excited and confused when my publisher decides one of my books falls under the romantic comedy heading. ...

Colleen S. Myers | Author Reader Match

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the "Reader Match" where we introduce you to authors as a reader ...

Kerry Fisher | Author Reader Match

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the "Reader Match" where we introduce you to authors as a reader ...

Miranda Owen | Historical Mysteries

A special treat: we have another lovely article from fresh fiction reviewer Miranda Owen, all about historical mysteries. Enjoy, and be sure to ...

Denise Swanson | Author Reader Match

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 ...

Robert Tate Miller | My Friend Kim

My new novel THE CHRISTMAS LAYOVER is about friendship among strangers. While the terms friendship and stranger seem more like antonyms than ...

Julie Hammerle | 40 is the new 16

Before KNOCKED-UP CINDERELLA, I published four YA novels, three of them rom-coms. I’d always seen myself as a young adult writer, because ...

Debbie Wiley | Military Heroes

Please welcome Fresh Fiction reviewer Debbie Wiley, who is discussing military heroes! Everyone loves a good hero with a happily-ever-after, ...

Abbie Roads | Never Let Me Fall Exclusive Excerpt

In the vanity mirror of her old bathroom, Helena caught sight of her naked torso and wished she hadn’t. She’d known her body looked bad. ...

Erica Cameron | Why Fantasy?

One question I get asked the most is, “Why of all the genres did you choose to write a fantasy series?” I have always loved the ...

Grace Burrowes | Exclusive Interview

Please welcome New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Grace Burrowes! MY ONE AND ONLY DUKE, the first book in her new series, Rogues to ...

Carrie Nichols | Matchmaking Is Hard Work When You’re Seven

My name is Evangeline Fontenot but everyone calls me Evie except my papá, he calls me ’tit ange. Little angel. I have people in my life who ...

Kat Martin | Mining for Stories + Exclusive Excerpt

All year long I search for new and interesting stories.  Each year, they seem more elusive. November 1st, WAIT UNTIL DARK, a digital novella ...

Margaret Mizushima | Exclusive Excerpt: Burning Ridge

In this excerpt from Burning Ridge, Deputy Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo search for the body of an unknown victim. Prior to this ...

Jasmine Guillory | Excluisve Interview

We are so happy to feature an interview with USA Today bestselling author, Jasmine Guillory, author of THE PROPOSAL and THE WEDDING ...

Marnie Blue | Five Things You Can Do NOW to Avoid Christmas Craziness Later

(This article is dedicated to my sister-in-law, who for the past ten years single-handedly prepared the traditional Seven Fishes of Christmas ...

Paige Tyler | My Favorite Scene from WOLF RISING

I’ve always been a sucker for that first “cute-meet” scene in a romance story. You know, when the hero and heroine first make eye ...

Miranda Owen | 6 Bad Boy Boos for Halloween

A special Halloween treat! Fresh Fiction Reviewer Miranda Owen is letting us know her favorite paranormal romance heroes!  “I’m not the ...

Anna Bennett | Exclusive Excerpt: First Earl I See Tonight

Rain pounded the roof of the carriage, lending a cozy, intimate feel to the interior. The earl’s long legs were sprawled in front of him, and ...

Donna Kauffman | Celebrating the Holidays…in 100 Pages or Less

I’m a sucker for holiday stories. Movies, books, music...if it tells a story set around the holidays, I want to know more! Being a romance ...

Author Reader Match | Jenny Hale

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the "Reader Match" where we introduce you to authors as a reader you ...

Dylann Crush | Happy Holidays from Holiday, Texas!

Happy Holidays from Holiday, Texas! The little town of Holiday doesn’t need much of a reason to throw a party. With a name like Holiday, every ...

Jamie Beck | Exclusive Interview the Hero of The Memory of You

Exclusive Interview with Ryan Quinn, the Hero of The Memory of You 1) Greetings Ryan! Thanks for joining us today. We know you have a lot ...

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff | Five Things You Didn’t Know About Vampires

Vampires. Mythical creatures or really great at hiding in plain sight? It’s definitely the latter, and though records of them have been around ...

Jennifer Trethewey | Tall Scots and Big Horses

Horses. I love them. The bigger the better. Horses are featured prominently in my Highlanders of Balforss series. They frequently reflect and ...

Rhenna Morgan | Exclusive Excerpt: Healer’s Need

Elise twisted just in time to catch a muscle at the back of Tate’s jaw twitch. The impact whenever she saw him was always a punch. ...

Vanessa Riley | The Desire to Be Perfect

I read a tweet this week that went something like this: “Meghan and Harry have met, fallen in love, married, and are now having a baby in ...

Where is Kathy Lyons?

Guess where I was this weekend? Home with my feet up, my cat on my lap, as I binged watched Firefly and Serenity. (Again) Dancing with ...

Kat Martin | Wait Until Dark

WAIT UNTIL DARK is a digital novella that introduces my new Maximum Security series, set around a private security company in Dallas, Texas. ...

Jennifer Probst | Exclusive Interview with the Hero of A Brand New Ending

Meet Kyle Kimpton, the Hero from Jennifer Probst's A Brand New Ending   1) Greetings Kyle! Thanks for being with us at Fresh Fiction today. ...

Gena Showalter | Exclusive Excerpt: Shadow and Ice

As Knox sprinted across the frozen tundra, he summoned a thick cover of shadows. In seconds, total blackness shrouded him, hiding him—and ...

Michelle Dayton | Top 5 Reasons Why Fall Is the Perfect Season to Read a Romance

My new book, Quick Fall, is set solely in the timeframe between Labor Day weekend and mid-November.  I was settling in with some recently ...

Hester Fox | Exclusive Excerpt: The Witch of Willow Hall

The town center proves to be that in name only. A run-down dry goods store with peeling letters advertises coffee, and a little white church ...

Naima Simone | How a Pastor’s Daughter Writes Romance

Confession. I’m a PK. For those of you unfamiliar with the acronym, I’m a Pastor’s Kid. A pastor’s granddaughter, too. So, in the church ...

J.S. Scott | Exclusive Excerpt: Ensnared

A few hours later, I began to realize that Eli had some standard skills. He’d surveyed the landscape, using the basic signs to find a small ...

Mira Lynn Kelly | Just This Once

Dear Reader, As an author with more than twenty titles under my belt, I know I’m kind of supposed to have the whole “words” thing down ...

Elizabeth Heiter | When Life Imitates Art: Romantic Suspense in My Life

You’ve probably encountered a character in a book who’s one hundred percent convinced she won’t end up with a particular person (or type ...

Author Reader Match | Mary Ellen Taylor

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the "Reader Match" where we introduce you to authors as a reader you ...

Jeffe Kennedy | A Square Peg in a Round Hole

One of the early reviews of THE ARROWS OF THE HEART notes that the heroine, Karyn—while appearing to have been the meek and obedient ...

Christopher Krovatin | Five Questions to Ask Yourself While Writing Paranormal Fiction

Writing my latest novel, FREQUENCY, was a blast. The book is a YA retelling of the Pied Piper fairy tale that’s steeped in music—hard rock ...

Linnea Hartsuyker | Top 5 Arranged Marriages

Right after we got engaged, my now-husband and I traveled to India with my mother. We met some of her Indian coworkers, and their ...

Kianna Alexander | Couldn’t Ask for More

Hi there! Thanks for having me. There are so many beloved tropes in romance, sometimes it’s hard to choose which ones will fit a ...

Mary Burton | Scene Stealers

In my latest release, CUT AND RUN, medical examiner Dr. Faith McIntyre is called to the hospital when unconscious and critically injured FBI ...

Kathy Lyons | GUESS WHERE I AM!

HOTEL CALIFORNIA (aka Mission Inn) in Riverside, CA How many of you know the cover of the Eagle's album Hotel California? That's actually a ...

Pintip Dunn | The Top 10 reasons Why You’ll Love Star-Crossed

10. The world. The planet Dion is absolutely breathtaking! Although my characters are confined to a small piece of land protected by energy ...

Amber Mitchell | The Name Game

When I was about 15, I remember sneaking into a bookstore with my best friend and peeking around aisles to make sure no one was watching us. We ...

KC Enders Exclusive Excerpt | Tunes

TUNES Excerpt Copyright © 2018 KC Enders Gavin Gracyn’s gone. She fucking left me in the middle of the night, buck-ass naked and in her ...

Laurel Kerr | Wild on My Mind

My debut contemporary romance, WILD ON MY MIND, combines three gifts that my grandparents gave me growing up:  their love and support, long ...

Lena Gregory | Where to Live?

I’ve lived most of my life in a small town on the south shore of Eastern Long Island, along with four generations of my family. My grandfather ...

Shana Gray | Meet Me in San Francisco

Have you been to San Francisco? What about Napa Valley, or Muir Woods? If you haven’t, then I encourage you to pick up a copy of MEET ME ...

Ashlyn Chase | Do Romance Novels Have Value?

Because I’m a romance writer, you can probably guess my answer to the question, “Do romance novels have value?” Of course I believe they ...

Terry Spear | One of My Favorite Scenes from A Billionaire Wolf Christmas

Aidan’s breath came out in a frosty mist as he continued making his way down. Seeing the deep never-ending chasm on either side of their ...

Sara Rider | Top 5 Swoon-Worthy & Sexy Neighbors-to-Lovers Romances

If you’ve ever lived in an urban or suburban area, you’ve probably experienced a neighbor from hell. For me, living next to a man who likes ...

Jody Holford | Never Expected You

Thanks for having me on Fresh Fiction. My newest release in the Love Unexpected Series is NEVER EXPECTED YOU. This story features two ...

Katie Ruggle | Exclusive Excerpt: Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas

Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas; Book 1 in the Rocky Mountain Cowboys series Exclusive Excerpt Why did this keep happening to ...

Donna Kauffman | Trilogy with a Twist

Rules? What rules? When I was first plotting UNLEASHED, I was living in the suburbs of our nation’s capital and dreaming of a life out in the ...

Kari Lynn Dell | Difficult Pasts Lead to a Happy Ever After: Ambitions, Dreams, and Overcoming Adversity

For about the first ten years of my writing career, I collected rejection slips like normal people collect photos from their family vacations, ...

Tara Sheets | Top 5 Flowers That Symbolize Love

While writing Don’t Touch My Petunia, book #2 in The Holloway Girls series, I learned a lot about plants and flowers because the main ...

France, Fashion, And Fortitude

With Paris Fashion Week beginning September 24, lovers of style and all things French turn their eyes to the City of Lights. In addition to ...

Libby Klein | Midnight Snacks are Murder

Fresh Fiction My first short story won a very prestigious award setting my entire writing career into motion. It was called “The Magic ...

Allison B. Hanson | Must-Haves for Writing a Book

Must-Haves for Writing a Book by Allison B. Hanson An idea. Prepare for all the ways the ideas will come to you so you’re ...

Cleo Coyle | Top 5 Reasons Readers Demanded More Haunted Bookshop Mysteries

Some characters haunt you long after the book is done. That’s what fans of our Haunted Bookshop Mysteries told us after we stopped writing ...

Tricia Tyler | Using the Setting as a Character

How many of you have thought of setting as a character?   As readers, don’t we all love to be taken away and sucked into the ...

Author Reader Match | Michele Pariza Wacek

WRITES: I write psychological thrillers that include romance (is romantic psychological thrillers a thing? If it is, that's what I'm writing) ...

Anna Harrington | Top 5 Reasons Why Regency Romances are Sexier Than You Think

I've heard several readers of modern romances say that they don't like to read historicals because they're just not as hot and steamy as modern ...

Jeanne Oates Estridge | When the Carpet Doesn’t Match the Drapes

We've all been told never to judge a book by its cover, but the truth is, that's exactly what we do, especially when we're shopping at an online ...

Robyn DeHart | My Top Five Favorite Tropes

Fake relationships: Fake fiances, marriages of convenience – however you work it, I love me some fake relationships. I've written quite a ...

Pippa Roscoe | A Ring to Take His Revenge

A RING TO TAKE HIS REVENGE started out as a very different story. One that didn't quite work the first time round. But with my editor's ...

Nicole Helm | The Long Good-bye or is it?

Back in early 2014 I first conceived the town of Blue Valley, Montana—the setting of both my Big Sky Cowboys series, and my current Navy ...

Katee Robert | My Top Three Ménage Stories

It's no secret that I absolutely adore ménage stories. There's something just downright decadent about having three (or more) people getting ...

Steven James | The Final Chapter of The Bowers Files

It was 2005 and I was a frustrated wannabe novelist. I'd been wanting to write a thriller for years, but every time I started one, I found ...

Jenn McKinlay | Her Top Three Favorite Libraries

Asking a former librarian to tell you her favorite library is a lot like asking a mom who her favorite kid is. Impossible! I have been very ...