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 ...

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 ...

Emma Castle on her sexy, ‘otherworldly’ romances

Emma Castle's latest, MIDNIGHT WITH THE DEVIL, reimagines the Devil as a tortured -- and hot -- anti-hero looking for the right woman to soften ...

Cozy Corner | Getting Cozy with Every Wicked Man

I hope you've enjoyed our wonderful summer of guest bloggers at the Cozy Corner! I can't thank my fellow mystery authors enough for stopping by ...

An Interview with Cheryl Brooks

Your new book – MAVERICK – is a spin-off of your “Cat Star Chronicles” series. What made you want to revisit that world? How are the ...

An Interview with Ashley Weaver

About Ashley Weaver ASHLEY WEAVER is the Technical Services Coordinator for the Allen Parish Libraries in Louisiana. Weaver has worked in ...

Interview with hero Gray Rogers from DEFENDING ALLYE by Author Susan Stoker

So you are the infamous Gray Rogers -- former Navy SEAL, current "Mountain Mercenary". What can you tell us about this group you belong to and ...

Karen Rose Smith | Tea and a New Cozy Mystery Series

I've been drinking tea all my life. My mom served me tea with lemon in winter after I played in the snow. She added orange juice when I caught a ...

Mysteries in the Garden

By Rebecca Adler Try not to judge…but I'm having an affair with my air conditioner. In spite of my desire to cling like a limpet to this ...

Confessions of a Die-hard Mystery Lover

I have something to confess. I. Love. Mysteries. Not only do I write them, but I read them. Um, a lot of them. Not only do I nibble at their ...

Dog Days of Summer

I hope you and your loved ones enjoyed the festive Fourth with a bit of fun, relaxation, and a good book. Now that the fireworks are behind us, ...

An Interview with L.P. Maxa

Our reviewer Miranda Owen had a chance to chat with L.P. Maxa. Listen in as we find out some of the behind the scenes scoop on the three ...

Meet the Author: Carolyn Brown

You have been a full time writer for several years. What's the best and worst parts of your job? The best part is when my characters talk to ...

Rebecca Adler

Declare Your Independence

Guest writer: Rebecca Adler First, a big howdy to y'all from Texas. Second, a big thanks to the lovely Kym Roberts for this opportunity to ...

Brooklyn Ann chats ‘Tempting Beat,’ sexy drummers, and her love of movies so bad they’re good

I love a Brit hero and Rod in TEMPTING BEAT is especially charming. How does he rate compared to other heroes you've written? Which are your ...

The Golden Years

Whoever said these were our golden years, was either living on martinis on the beach or hadn't reached the gilded age when every bone and joint ...

Kendra Elliot

“Meet the Author” with Kendra Elliot

How old were you when you started writing? I was 38 when I started my first book. I had no intention of being an author when I started; I ...

School’s Out Mysteries

The last homework assignment has been completed. The last drive line has been driven. And the last school bell has rung…until August. Mom's ...

Elizabeth Heiter

Elizabeth Heiter | An Interview with FBI Profiler Evelyn Baine

Today, I’m sitting down with the heroine of The Profiler series, Evelyn Baine, to find out more about how she balances her job with the FBI ...

Magick in the Barn

by Sharon Pape and Kym Roberts It always amazes me when I approached an author I don't know with a hairbrained idea, and she actually says, ...

Stephanie Laurens | Introducing ‘The Cavanaughs’

Fresh Fiction’s Miranda Owen recently sat down with Historical Romance superstar, Stephanie Laurens, to discuss the first book in her ...

Spring for a Cozy Mystery!

Everyone is more than ready for the trees to bloom and the flowers to sprout. The temperatures are finally rising and hopefully *fingers ...

Interview with John Adler, the Hero From Mary Burton’s HER LAST WORD

Greetings, John. You are a homicide detective. Can you tell us a little about your job and what brought you into law enforcement? I didn't ...

An Interview with Laura Cutty

My name is Daralyse Lyons and I am the author of 20 novels and, today, I've decided to sit down with one of my characters, Laura Cutty, for a ...

The Joy of Spring Mysteries

It's springtime! Although many of us are not feeling the effects yet, we can benefit from all of the hard work mystery authors did while ...

Recipes for Cinco de Murder with Rebecca Adler

One of the great thing about cozy mysteries are the recipes! Everyone loves to delve into the scrumptious foods authors describe in their books, ...

Teen Drama at its Best—and Deadliest

A Review of S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett, is a fast-paced mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to ...

Sweet Teasers for New Mysteries

This week I'm featuring four new mysteries you can't pass up. These four authors have supplied a variety of different types of mysteries to ...

Q&A with Xavier Stirling from XAVIER: THE CONTRACT

Here's a Q&A with Xavier Stirling, the (fictional) hero in the steamy romantic suspense book written by Miranda P. Charles called XAVIER: ...

Lost and Found

A Review by Kym and Gidget Today's blog was a special treat for me. I read the book along with a young reader, and then we sat down and wrote ...

Baby it’s Cozy Inside

The first week of February is always cold. Even in Texas, we're in the thirties and I have to say, the temperature is the one number I want to ...

Interview | Lynne Connolly talks SINLESS, M/M romance, and love in Georgian England

Monique Daoust: It is my pleasure to welcome Lynne Connolly to Fresh Fiction! Congratulations on your new book SINLESS, which I ...

Meet Mercy Kilpatrick (of self-named series by Kendra Elliot)

A MERCIFUL SECRET is the third book in my Mercy Kilpatrick series about an FBI agent who was raised in rural Oregon by survivalists. In SECRET, ...

Cozy Corner | It’s a Cozy New Year!

The new year is always filled with fresh prospects, new beginnings and hope for a better tomorrow. Yet sometimes, you just want to hang onto ...

Getting Cozy with the Best of 2017

It's hard to pick the best mysteries of the past year, especially when I'm limited on space. I don't feature a book I don't love, so if you've ...

Tis the Season to Get Cozy

The rat race has begun! For many, the menorah is lit. Or the tree is decorated. The lights are hung. The list is complete. (Until they add to it ...

Thanksgiving Escape

You know it's going to happen. You're going to need to escape. Because on Thursday afternoon, Uncle Bill will be deep in the eggnog—except he ...

Fall Back and Get Cozy

The week of Readers & ritas is always a busy one in North Texas. Games to prepare, baskets to put together, and the dreaded hunts through ...

Fall into a Cozy

The cozy temps of fall are just starting to reach Texas, bringing with them one of my guilty pleasures—snuggling up with a fuzzy blanket and a ...

Interview: Marie Harte talks about her newest romance ALL I WANT FOR HALLOWEEN

As fall finally starts to creep in we turn our attention toward new holiday reads. Of course Halloween arrives weeks for Thanksgiving and ...

Meet Bethany Turner, author of THE SECRET LIFE OF SARAH HOLLENBECK

About Bethany Turner Bethany Turner is the director of administration for Rock Springs Church in Southwest Colorado. A former VP/operations ...

Interview with Anna Bradley, Author of ‘Lady Eleanor’s Seventh Suitor”

Anna Bradley debuted her new Sutherlands series with LADY ELEANOR’S SEVENTH SUITOR on September 5th. She stopped by Fresh Fiction to talk with ...

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It’s Raining Cats & Sofie Kelly

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing the author of A Magical Cat Mystery series, Sofie Kelly. Her latest mystery, A TALE OF TWO KITTIES, ...

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A Puniful Name

This week I’m featuring three cozies that caught my attention with their titles. I love a good, quirky title. To be specific, one that can ...

Meet Ann H. Gabhart, author of THESE HEALING HILLS

About Ann H. Gabhart Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several Shaker novels—The Outsider, The Believer, The Seeker, The ...

Meet Shawn Smucker, author of THE DAY THE ANGELS FELL

About Shawn Smucker Shawn lives in Lancaster, PA, along with his wife and their six children. He is the author of Building a Life Out of ...

An Instrumental Interview with Alexia Gordon

It’s time to travel across the pond with author Alexia Gordon to the land of shamrocks and leprechauns. Actually, we won’t be visiting any ...

Getting Cozy in the Heat

The best way to deal with the heat of summer is to find a place in the shade, or the air conditioning;), and read an incredible mystery. ...

Sherrilyn Kenyon chats ‘Dragonsworn’

Miranda Owen: In DRAGONSWORN, Falcyn and Medea are both warriors and have both known bone-deep grief. Do you prefer writing a hero and heroine ...

Women’s History in Mystery

For Women’s History Month, I felt it was only fitting to pay homage to the female authors of the past who continue to captivate mystery ...

Interview with Kate Baxter, author of ‘The Lost Vampire’

Miranda Owen: What is it about vampires that capture your imagination? Kate Baxter: I’ve always been a fan of vampires! I read Anne ...

Q&A with Bestselling Author Jeaniene Frost on her latest title THE SWEETEST BURN

Miranda Owen: What had you doing a series about demons, angels, and other biblical themes? Jeaniene Frost : I’ve loved all things ...

Getting Cozy in the Shade

Is it hotter than Hades everywhere? Sweltering heat that makes the pools feel like bathwater, and the lakes a petrie dish for bacteria? We’ve ...

Summer Mysteries

Whether you like to sit on the porch with a hardback book in your hands, or with your Kindle or Nook on your lap, this week I’ve chosen four ...

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Cozy Corner | Summer Treats

The summer months are full of new treats from fresh fruit at the local market to new flavors of ice cream, all of them mouth-wateringly ...

Interview: Jenn McKinlay gets cozy and romantic in ABOUT A DOG

Miranda Owen: When you have two successful and entertaining cozy mystery series, what made you decide to write romance? Do you read romance? If ...

Amanda Ashley talks shape-shifters, romance, and who she’s reading today!

Miranda Owen: For readers like me, who are unfamiliar with your books written as Madeline Baker, could you please describe what your historical ...

Time for a Mystery Vacation

By Kym Roberts You don’t need to plan a vacation or a staycation this week. Take the week off and relax from all the hubbub that has had ...

A Purely Public Interview with Darcie Wilde

One of my favorite authors is sitting down in the Cozy Corner this week. Darcie Wilde’s tales of regency England enthrall readers with layers ...

Interview with Winnie Archer

Kym: Welcome to The Cozy Corner, Winnie! Kym: Many readers may not know that Winnie Archer is a pen name for your new series, and that ...

A Chance Interview with Susan Wittig Albert

Every now and then I go for broke—take a chance that the biggest names in the industry will answer my requests for an interview. I’ve never ...

Meet Sonia Taitz, author of GREAT WITH CHILD

GREAT WITH CHILD tells the story of ambitious, driven Abigail Thomas. The hard working daughter of immigrants, Abigail is up for partnership at ...

Cozy Corner | Spring is HERE!

It’s almost here! Can you feel it? Can you smell it in the air? Well, you can definitely see it in all the fresh new cozies popping up ...

Something Sweet with Sandra Bretting

Missy Dubois is the definition of southern charm in the small town of Bleu Bayou, Louisiana. She’s got sass and spunk, with a style everyone ...

Meet Wendy Lee, author of THE ART OF CONFIDENCE

Liu Qingwu doesn’t set out to commit a crime. He only wants to sell a painting—something more substantial than the Impressionist knockoffs ...

My Mission: Peachy Cozies to Blow You Away

As a reader, book covers catch my eye. As a writer, titles draw me in. My three features this week were complete head-turners that had me hooked ...

Cozies for the Dead of Winter

January is one of those months I find myself snuggling up in front of the fire with a good book instead of doing my grocery shopping. A good ...

Meet Ella Joy Olsen, author of ROOT, PETAL, THORN

Ivy Baygren has two great loves in her life: her husband, Adam, and the bungalow they buy together in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Salt ...

Meet Caroline Leavitt, author of CRUEL, BEAUTIFUL WORLD

It’s 1969, and sixteen-year-old Lucy is about to run away to live off the grid in rural Pennsylvania, a rash act that will have vicious ...

Meet Barbara Claypole White, author of ECHOES OF FAMILY

Marianne Stokes fled England at seventeen, spiraling into the manic depression that would become her shadow. She left behind secrets, memories, ...

Meet Holly Robinson, author of FOLLY COVE

The Bradford sisters are famous in Rockport, Massachusetts: for their beauty, their singing voices, their legendary ancestors, and their elegant ...

The Best of 2016

It’s almost time to sing Auld Lang Syne and as I reflect over the blogs I’ve posted for 2016, I realize what an amazing year I’ve had on ...

Getting Cozy with Charli Rae

Kym: “Today I have the pleasure of sitting down with Charli Rae Warren in her hometown of Hazel Rock, Texas for an interview. Charli is a ...

Small Press Cozies for Cyber Monday

What better way to celebrate Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, than by featuring a few of my favorite e-book authors and publishers! I ...

Getting Cozy and Giving Thanks

Getting Cozy and Giving Thanks November is an important month for our country. It’s a month of freedom and expression. It’s a month of ...

A Royal Interview with Rhys Bowen

I’m very excited to have one of the leading historical cozy mystery writers here at the Cozy Corner. She’s polite and funny, hard-working ...

Pick Your Treat

Halloween doesn’t have to mean adding inches to your waistline, although that certainly is a delicious way to celebrate the holiday;) Our cozy ...

Mysteries Pets Make Fall Thrillers

There are a few things that are an absolute must in the world of cozy mysteries, but first and foremost are the animals. A quirky, troublesome ...

Writing a Woman’s Life with Julie Lawson Timmer

When Char Hawthorn's husband dies unexpectedly, she is left questioning everything she once knew to be true: from the cozy small town life they ...

A Spicy Honeymoon with a Brew

Fall is almost here, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it! The summer heat has dug in its heels and driven me to a cozy air-conditioned ...

Meet Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

From the outside, Sycamore Glen, North Carolina, might look like the perfect all-American neighborhood. But behind the white picket fences lies ...

Erika Kelly | ‘Rocking’ the band scene

Erika Kelly is best known for her sexy Rock Star Romance series, but in October she launches a brand new series about hot and bothered brothers. ...

A Dream Interview with Mary Kennedy

I must be dreaming; otherwise Mary Kennedy wouldn’t be sitting in the Cozy Corner answering all my questions. Yet a pinch of my arms proves ...

Woman on a Mission

It doesn’t matter where you are, what century you live in, or what culture you embrace, you will always find a woman on a mission—to better ...

Meet Weina Dai Randel

At the moment of the Emperor's death, everything changes in the palace. Mei, his former concubine, is free, and Pheasant, the heir and Mei's ...

Time for a Gala in the Garden

Since I’m a secret readaholic who loves cloak and dagger mysteries, my choices this week shouldn’t put you at death’s door or make you ...

Caroline Angell | All the Time in the World

"Writing a Woman's World" Charlotte is a gifted and superbly trained young musician who has been blindsided by a shocking betrayal in her ...

Meet Lorraine Bartlett (aka LL Bartlett, Lorna Barnett)

A mystery is not an easy endeavor to take on as a writer, and writing one great mystery after another, is even harder. Yet for a few exceptional ...

Cozy Corner: Summertime Crime Spree

There’s nothing better than sitting on the porch reading a mystery with a summer breeze and a tall glass of iced tea. Unless of course, I’m ...

Bonnie Vanak | ‘The Mating Season’ and why Montana Shifters are the sexiest

Bonnie Vanak is no stranger to a full plate. She released two new novels in her Werewolves of Montana series this spring, and she is already ...

A conversation with SARAH-JANE STRATFORD

If you're a fan of Foyle's War or other period pieces on PBS / BBC, then check out RADIO GIRLS for a glimpse behind the scenes of the start of ...

Author Interview with Janet Finsilver

What genre do you write in? I write a cozy mystery series with an amateur sleuth. I like the elements of this genre. There are interesting ...

Meet Anita Hughes, author of ISLAND IN THE SUN

Juliet Lyman is a senior executive at Yesterday Records. Music is her passion and she's very good at her job. That's why her famously ...

Meet Kat Martin

Last week Kat Martin published her latest novel INTO THE WHIRLWIND to great fanfare here at Fresh Fiction! Reviewer Helen Williams instantly put ...

Tosca Lee | On The Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory, Traveling, and Suspense

Tosca Lee, author of THE PROGENY, sits down with Fresh Fiction reviewer Debbie Wiley to talk about her new thriller. Debbie Wiley: Hi, Tosca! ...

Irish’d for a New Cozy from Kylie Logan

And it came true! Kylie Logan is just one of the many pseudonyms used by National Bestselling Author, Casey Daniels. To the enjoyment of ...

Meet Jennifer Ashley

Miranda Owen: First, let me say that I am such a huge fan. How do you find the time to write so many different varieties of romance books, in ...

Meet Amy Sue Nathan

Things are a little rough for Izzy Lane. Still reeling from the break-up of her marriage, the newly single mom moves back to the Philadelphia ...

Cozy Corner: I Checked Out A Fatal Chapter, Ripped From the Pages

The various story-lines of cozy mysteries never get old for me. Carving, cooking, knitting, sewing, surfing, travel, witches. What’s not to ...