Fake Romance Turns Into Real Love

One of my favorite romance tropes is the "fake romance-turned-real" trope. It is often called the "fake engagement" trope, but with contemporary ...

Delish Drummers and the Women Who Love Them!

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odxIZpFn-Pg[/embed] I blame Fred Astaire. Years of listening to records entranced by the sublime ...

What was in the Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss – August 2017

[caption id="attachment_15208" align="aligncenter" width="600"] August Fresh Fiction Box Not To Miss[/caption] August's Fresh Fiction Box Not ...

Hot, Smart Reads from Entangled Publishing

Hot, Smart Reads from Entangled Publishing THE BEST FRIEND BARGAIN by Robin Bielman Kindle Barnes ...

Did You See the April Fresh Fiction Box Not To Miss!

Can you believe it's already spring? Our Fresh Fiction Box subscribers are enjoying the great weather with these latest releases. April's ...

Miranda Owen | The Antihero in Romance: The Most Unlikely Hero

I'm a comic book fan, and that's where I first heard of a character described as being an antihero – discussed at some length in the pages of ...

Two New Bliss Releases available today

At Entangled's Bliss line, we've always focused on telling amazing stories of modern women and men, finding their happily ever after in a ...

This Week In Romance: Lauren Dane, Ruthie Knox and Kelly Jamieson

This week in romance it feels like spring has finally sprung, doesn't it? Don't know about you but we're feeling the spring fever itch already ...

Fresh for your After Valentine Reading

With Valentine's Day still fresh in our hearts, we can enjoy several charming, sexy, new to paperback love stories to help keep the romance ...

Sizzling in July

The weather is hot. . . and reading one of these erotic tales could make it even hotter. WOLF TALES 10, Kate Douglas (Aphrodisia, July 2011 ...

Hot Romances in October…

Life can be frustrating, especially at this time of year with vampires, goblins and wizards--both real and imaginary. Sometimes a girl's gotta ...

Get Your Sizzle On… What’s new in sensual romance… Sensual, Erotic and Romantic in April

The showers of April will probably be required when you take a look at some of the HOT books on sale now. From feral beasts to dangerous ...

Karen Kelley l Remembering the Hippie Days

Headbands, bell-bottoms, love beads, and Janis Joplin. Don’t worry about tomorrow, enjoy today. Getting back to nature, organic food…. I ...

TJ Bennett |An Interview With

TJ Bennett is the author of "Dark and Daring Romance" and a former Romance Writers of America Golden Heart nominee. TJ writes "outside the box" ...

Karin Tabke | Bouncing Off the Walls!

If someone doesn’t glue me down soon I’m going to hurt myself. Why all the extra energy? Lot’s of reasons. Despite this economic downturn ...

Joy Nash | Birth Order and Writing

Oldest? Middle? Youngest? Only? Does your position in your birth family determine aspects of your personality? May psychologists believe that ...

Dana Marton | Daydreaming

I love a great many things about romance, but I like the fantasy aspect the most. Daydreaming is such a wonderful pastime, isn’t it? And ...

Deidre Knight | It’s a Crazy, Small, Connected World!

Recently Samhain Publishing released a true book of my heart, BUTTERFLY TATTOO. This edgy and genre-bending contemporary romance is my seventh ...

Lauren Dane | Relentless

We’ve all got tropes we like – assassin heroes, marriage of convenience, small town romance, older man/younger woman (or vice versa), uber ...

Bella Andre | The one where she becomes a romance writer….

My mother and I don't always see eye to eye, but the one thing we always have agreed on are romance novels. We absolutely love them. One of my ...

Vanessa Kelly | WHAT IS IT ABOUT SISTERS?

What is it about the topic of sisters that causes so much controversy? My new Regency-set historical, Mastering The Marquess, is partly a story ...

The Heroes of Touch a Dark Wolf, Lure of the Wolf, Kiss of Darkness, and Bride of the Wolf by Jennifer St. Giles.Looking over the four scowling, ...

Elizabeth Hoyt | The Middle Child

So my May book is the third in a four book series set in Georgian England. The series is The Legend of the Four Soldiers and the book is To ...

Shayla Black | BOUND AND DETERMINED

I’m thrilled that on Tuesday, March 3, one of my favorite books will re-release in trade paperback: BOUND AND DETERMINED. Let me give you the ...

Linda Winstead Jones | BRIDE BY COMMAND

First, thanks to Fresh Fiction for inviting me to be here to blog about Bride by Command, which will be officially released tomorrow. It’s ...

Maxine Sullivan | THE LONG JOURNEY

If anyone had told me in the early 1980s that it would take me over 20 years to be published, I probably wouldn't have kept on writing. Perhaps. ...

Diane Whiteside | Once Upon A Time in A Place Far, Far Away

Historical authors always write about someplace that can’t be seen or felt by their reader. For KISSES LIKE A DEVIL (just published in ...

Natale Stenzel | Between a Rock and a Heart Place

First of all, thank you, thank you to Fresh Fiction for hosting me here today. I love visiting this site for scoop on all the latest romance ...

Kimber Chin | Invisible – A Race Against Time

Excerpt From Invisible:“No TV. Sleep Hagen,” she advised. She felt like she was talking to a five year old.“You tired?” Blond eyebrows ...

Carly Phillips | Romance

Today is my favorite day of the year. Forget the hype. Forget the sensationalism. Forget the commercialism and the chocolate, the roses and ...

Lauren Willig | Driving by Misdirection, or Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Most things in my life happen when I’m trying to do something else. I don’t even mean the big things, like planning to write a dissertation ...

Cathie Linz | The Appeal of the wild bad boy hero

What is it about wild bad boys that is so appealing? One multi-published author friend of mine told me early on in my career that if a hero is ...

Beth Kery | Do You Believe in the Magic of Romance?

Does true romance really exist? Or is it just the stuff and nonsense of romance novels?I do believe in romance, or I wouldn’t write romance ...

Cynthia Eden | Let Your Inner Demon Out

"Let your inner demon out"—That’s what Cara Maloan, the heroine from my new Kensington Brava release, MIDNIGHT SINS, would really like to ...

Sara Bennett | Angst or Not

Thanks for inviting me to blog! My name is Sara Bennett and I write historical romance for Avon. I have to confess that I tend to write books ...

Tessa Radley | O for a beaker full of the warm South…

I wasn't thinking about Keats' Ode to a Nightingale when I first started to write MISTAKEN MISTRESS. But when I conceive of a story one of the ...

Sharon Ashwood | Making Paranormal Sandwiches

There’s a lot to be said for the submarine sandwich. There can be as much bread, cheese, veggies and cold cuts as the maker desires. If you ...

Deborah Cooke aka Claire Delacroix | New Worlds from Familiar Names – and Familiar Faces with New Names!

One of the interesting things about the popular fiction market is the way that it changes. Tastes in fiction are fluid, and constantly on the ...

Bella Andre | The Idea Bank

Have you ever read a really great book and asked yourself, "How'd she come up with that fantastic idea?" I know I have. Which is why I thought ...

Barbara Pierce | A SILENT CHARACTER: THE ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE

In many ways, I view the country house as a silent character in my books. Although its role is often relegated to the background, the country ...

Michelle Maddox | Bad Boys

I'm not sure what it is about bad boys that make them such great characters. In real life, the bad boys - at least to the extent they're shown ...

Angie Fox | How I sold my first book.

Or: Everything I needed to know, I learned from George CostanzaI’ve always loved to read, so it was no surprise to anyone when I eventually ...

Kimberly Killion | Curse it!

Let's talk about Expletives."God's Hooks"'''Ods toes""Piss 'n nettles""Christ-all-bleeding-mighty!"Little curses and habitual ticks can bring a ...

Karin Tabke | Hot Cops and Hot Knights

I want to start off by thanking everyone here at Fresh Fiction for inviting me as a guest blogger today! I’m really happy to be here.So, let ...

Shari Anton | Whatever made you think you could write a novel?

How often have you read a bio where the author states she's been making up stories since she was in elementary school? I'm not one of those ...

Jenna Petersen | Accidentally Dark: Or I Didn’t Mean to Make Him Alpha

I am funny. Okay, I may not be stand-on-a-stage-do-The-Last-Comic-Standing funny, but I can tell a funny story and I have a quirky sense of ...

Cindi Myers | Research and The Writer

I started my career writing historical romances for Berkley and Kensington, under the name Cynthia Sterling. I’m a history buff and I loved ...

Lisa Plumley | Isn’t it funny?

I have a confession to make: Most of my friends don't read romances. For one reason or another, they simply...don't read romances. Period. ...

Susanna Carr | Readers and Writers Getting Together

Last weekend I went to the Reader & Writer Get Together Lori Foster and Dianne Castell host every year in Cincinnati, Ohio. To read more ...

Cherie Feather | The Freedom of Erotica

I’ve been reading romance novels for over twenty years and writing them for over ten years. They are a significant part of my life. I’ve ...

Isabel Sharpe | My Two Hats

During a recent newspaper interview, the reporter made an observation that completely surprised me: “Your romance books are about finding men ...

Gail Barrett | Advantage, Women

When the man sitting in the front row raised his hand, I was curious about what he would ask. There weren’t many men in the audience, mostly ...

Book Club Rewind – Susan Wiggs

Susan Wiggs was the Plano (Texas) book club's author for our April get together. I was really looking forward to this month's call because I had ...

Kathryn Caskie | Romantic Frame of Mine

Sometimes it's hard to get into a romantic frame of mind when its time to sit down and write, even when a deadline looms. For instance today. ...

Michelle Monkou | Sauntering Down Memory Lane

A friend recently celebrated her wedding on the beach of Cayman Islands. The bright blue sky, turquoise water, and white sandy beach provided a ...

Sherry Thomas | Am I a paranormal reader? Sure I am!

A couple of weeks ago, I called a local romance-friendly bookseller to invite her to have lunch with the published authors of my RWA chapter. ...

Diana Holquist | What Makes You Mad?

Some writers start their books with a character they love. Others start with plot. Then there are the folks who look to the market to see ...

Joanne Rock | Hunger for Historicals

It’s a good time for historicals. Or at least, it should be. I’ve seen more historical shows and movies in the last few years than at any ...

Cynthia Eden | Why write romance?

Have you ever gotten this question before? Have you been asked just why you decided to write in the romance genre? There are so many different ...

Rachelle Chase | A Life Full of Hot Men, Wild Sex, and Romance-Drenched Days

Since I write erotic romance, the question I’m asked most often is “Do you write about real-life experiences?” And, if it’s a guy doing ...

Amanda McIntyre | Perceptions

As I step ever so lightly toward another birthday this week, the one that comes "after" the milestone one we all remember our parents getting ...

Hope Tarr | Keeping it in the family-or at least together: Writing the romance series

To paraphrase the late great John Lennon, life is what happens while you’re making other plans.To directly quote my mother—and mothers ...

Stephanie Bond | Why Romance and Mystery Make Great Bedfellows

I just finished writing the third book in my Body Movers sexy mystery series (Three Men and a Body, due out August 2008) in which the main ...

Sabrina Jeffries | Rakes Are Just Hell on a Writer

I don’t write many rakehell heroes. The hero of my upcoming book, Let Sleeping Rogues Lie, is really only my third. And why is that, you may ...

T. Sue VerSteeg | Ah, love…

This one tiny word encompasses all from which romance novels are made. It doesn’t matter what genre, category or heat level. It all comes down ...

Carly Phillips | What is Romance?

It’s Valentine’s Day so of course the subject of the day is Romance. What is romance? Is it the perfect gift? The bouquet of flowers? The ...

JoAnn Ross | Why I Hate Valentine’s Day

I’ll admit it. I’ve always hated Valentine’s Day. The pressure began back in first grade, when I stayed awake all night, worrying that ...

Anne Gracie | On Beloved Books and Banter

I write in a room lined with beloved books - it's like being with old friends. I know chunks of some of these keepers by heart. For some reason ...

Chris Marie Green | MIDNIGHT REIGN, Vampire Babylon, Book Two

Years and years ago, when I still played with Barbies, Saturday nights were a magical time. They were all about steak dinners with the family ...

Melody Thomas | Happy Endings find us all happier. What could be wrong with that?

Some years ago I sat in a movie theater watching, The Perfect Storm. I must have been the only one present who did not know this was a true ...

Anna Campbell | What a Beauty Is This Beast!

Great romances often have a mythic underpinning that adds depth and resonance. So a road romance can echo The Odyssey or a Harlequin Presents ...

Susan Stephens| Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everyone!It’s great to be here so I can wish you all the very best for 2008.I’m thrilled to announce the release of 3 books ...

Laura Drewry | Self Discipline

Last year, I set three goals.1. Sell more books2. Lose weight3. Learn self disciplineWell, to quote the always quotable Meatloaf, two outta ...

Patrice Michelle | Always evolving…

The great thing about being an author is that the learning curve on your job is limitless. You’re probably wondering why I think that’s a ...

Kerry A. Jones | Love, Magic, Honor….

At the start of each new year, my thoughts linger on endings and beginnings. I think of memories and changes and the finite things about which ...

Angela Steed | "What is a 1080 Kiss?"

I’ve been asked that quite a few times and have come up with several different answers. I came up with one in particular that I thought was ...

Sherry Thomas | A very fine setting

After a voracious romance reader had read an advance copy of my debut historical romance, Private Arrangements, she emailed and told me that she ...

Louisa Burton | BOUND IN MOONLIGHT

It’s December 26, Boxing Day, one of my all-time favorite holidays. Not that I know what it’s about—I looked it up in Wikipedia and I ...

Claudia Pemberton | "LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND" – A CREED OF HONOR AND INSPIRATION

First of all, I wish a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone who happens upon my blog. I’d also like to thank the folks at ...

Brenda K. Jernigan | Christmas and Other Stuff

OK – I do have a new book out - Southern Seduction by Alexandria Scott, so I probably should talk about the book first.It’s what I call an ...

Francis Ray – The Graysons of New Mexico

First of all I'd like to thank the wonderful folks at Fresh Fiction for making this possible. It's always a pleasure to reach out to readers. ...

Shirley Jump | The Ugly Duckling and Victoria’s Secret Models–Really Something to Talk About

The Ugly Duckling. Poor little guy, ostracized by the ducks because they thought he was ugly, not knowing he’d grow up to be a beautiful, ...

Colleen Thompson | The Best Job on Earth

As a long-time visitor to the Fresh Fiction site, I’m thrilled to be guest blogging in celebration of my new romantic suspense novel, The Salt ...

Lucy Monroe | James Bond Meets the Geek Squad

Cue the James Bond music and call the Geek Squad! If you like your espionage with thrills, romance and a touch of humor look no further. You'll ...

Tracy Anne Warren | Back to Back to Back . . .

Trilogies are an interesting beast—especially back-to-back trilogies. Readers enjoy them since it means they don’t have to wait long ...

Sylvia Day – Reaching Out

Hi Everyone,I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, if it was that time of year where you live. If not, I hope it was simply a beautiful day for ...

Julianne MacLean | On Romance and You Tube

So here's the deal. I am a Romance writer (I write historicals), and I do what most writers feel a compulsion to do -- I make an effort to ...

Jennifer Colt | The Con Artist of Catalina Island

Good morning. I am so pleased to be here blogging to you. You will notice that I use no contractions in this blog. This is because, while ...

CJ Lyon | Help a starving writer!

No, I’m not going to ask you to buy my book—you couldn't even if you wanted since it doesn’t come out until March.I need a different kind ...

Jacquie D’Alessandro | Time for the TOP Three Questions — Author to Reader!

Hey everyone! I’m really excited to be here blogging with you! I thought it might be fun to reveal to you the top three questions I’m most ...

Linnea Sinclair – THIS IS MY HALLOWEEN COSTUME…

Trick or Treat! I’m disguised as a blogger today. Usually I look like a science fiction romance author, which means I look a lot like a ...

Carla Neggers | Travel Tales: Writing on the Fly

I'm on the road. I just arrived in beautiful Salt Lake City on not such a beautiful day, but what incredible scenery. It's my second time out ...

Shari Shattuck | Men in Fiction

When I was asked to do this chat I politely requested some subject ideas. The ladies at Fresh Fiction very kindly hinted that most writers talk ...

Bonnie Vanak | When Romance Authors Cheat On Their Heroes

The heroes of Bonnie Vanak’s Egyptian books stood outside their creator’s house. Jabari of The Falcon & the Dove gave the door a blank ...

Lucy Monroe | Trying Something New

Why an eBook? I get that question a lot since I decided to publish Annabelle's Courtship with Samhain Publishing. My first reaction is: Why ...

Terry McLaughlin | A Kiss is Still a Kiss

Ahh, another day in the life of a romance novelist, spending long hours fantasizing about a lingering kiss--that all-important first kiss ...

Susan Grant | Ever Yearn to be Swept Away?

I’m often asked how an airline pilot/ex-USAF jet jockey ended up writing romance. “Easy,” I say. “Too little time on the ground coupled ...

Robyn Carr | Want to Live in Virgin River?

A lot of readers have written to ask if Virgin River is based on an actual town, because they’d like to move there. Unpack those boxes – the ...

Vicki Lewis Thompson | How I killed off the "Reading With Ripa Book Club"

It’s not my fault. I swear, I wasn’t the one who killed Kelly Ripa’s book club. Sure, I know it looks suspicious. In 2002 she was ...