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Abigail Owen | Which Dragon Shifter is the Best Kisser?
Author Guest / August 1, 2019

Can you judge a man by the way he kisses? A kiss is a personal thing, made even more so by how a man feels about the person he is kissing. As a reader looking for the next great book boyfriend, what kind of kisses pique your interest? Soft and slow? Hard and demanding? Tension filled and fierce? Tender and loving? With my newest dragon shifter book—The Rogue King—out now, I thought I’d let you vote for which of the heroes in my two crossover shifter series—Fire’s Edge and Inferno Rising—you would want most for a book boyfriend…based on the way he kisses. Here are the first kisses between each hero and heroine in each book. Vote below. Which is your fav? Fallon & Maddie – The Mate (Fire’s Edge Prequel) Without turning his head away, Fallon addressed the Council. “I’m sorry, gentlemen. I’m afraid I have to break the rules to prove something to my mate.” Maddie’s lips parted on an indignant gasp at his arrogant assumptions. “You don’t know that I’m your—” She got no further. Fallon yanked her into his arms and claimed her lips in a kiss that immediately burned white hot, like her body remembered…

N.J. Walters | Top 5 Romantic Suspense Series for your Summer Reading Pleasure
Author Guest / July 4, 2019

Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading. Relax on the patio with a cool drink and a book and let your problems drift away. Maybe you’re doing your reading at the beach or at a secluded cabin in the woods. The days are longer and most of us will take some time away from the job to recharge. And even if you decide to stay at home, a good book is the ideal way to unwind and enjoy a few summer hours. It’s also the perfect time to dig into a series. Read the first book and get hooked, and you have time to devour the rest of them. There are so many wonderful series out there to enjoy, but here are a few suggestions to get you started. These are my FIVE picks. All are great romantic suspense series that will leave your heart pumping and you needing a fan to cool down. The KGI series by Maya Banks. The KGI (Kelly Group International) series is centered around the six Kelly brothers, all of who served in different branches of the military. They now have their own elite, top secret business. This is romantic suspense…

Paige Tyler | How to Know When You’ve Found the One
Author Guest / June 20, 2019

From Zane’s Point of View “You want to know how a werewolf realizes when they’ve found The One, that one-in-a million soul mate that’s supposed to be out there for all of us?” Zane Kendrick repeated, sure he must have heard the question wrong. When the woman sitting across the table from him nodded, all he could do was stare, not sure how this situation had turned so personal. Zane had arrived at the SWAT compound that morning thinking a local reporter was there to interview him about the narcotics case his pack had helped with recently, but instead he’d walked into the training room to find a blogger from a website called Fresh Fiction waiting for him. Everything had gone pear-shaped in a damn hurry after that. Especially when it became obvious the woman knew he and the rest of the Dallas PD SWAT team were all werewolves. “Yes,” she said. “I’ve heard it’s already happened to several of your pack mates, so I thought it would be a good question to start with. And I have no doubt my readers are going to find it interesting. In fact, several of them have already asked how they can snag…

Kait Ballenger | Cowboys & Wolves: Why This is the Mashup You’ve Been Waiting For + a GIVEAWAY!
Author Guest / June 20, 2019

Let’s get real for a second: paranormal romance readers are looking for something unique. We all love classic paranormal tropes, but in recent years, the true treasures among the genre have taken those classic elements and turned them on their head. Likewise, if you’re a western romance reader, you’re looking for the sexy tried and true cowboys you love but with an extra special, fresh twist. So what if I told you that you could have the best of both worlds? –Cue collective gasps! Paranormal romance with a western twist is exactly what you’ll find in Cowboy in Wolf’s Clothing, my newest release and the second installment in dark and dangerous Seven Range Shifter series, where the heroes are cowboys by day, wolf shifters by night. Now I’m not really one to sing my own praises, but since I’m here to convince you that cowboy + wolves is the mashup you’ve been waiting for, here are three reasons why I love writing the Seven Range Shifters. All the sexy alpha male angst, none of the alpha-hole bull… We’ve all read it—the alpha-male wolf shifter who is just a little too…alpha. And while I love a sexy alpha male shifter as…

Summer BBQ Recipe Roundup | DRAKON’S KNIGHT by N.J. Walters
Author Guest / June 20, 2019

Who knew that Drakons, the descendants of dragons, from N.J. Walters’ paranormal romance, DRAKON’S KNIGHT, love pasta salad as much as everyone else? This side dish will make the perfect addition to your next Summer BBQ! And make sure you take a look at all of the books in N.J.’s Blood of the Drakon series, too. Be sure to check out our other Summer BBQ Recipe Roundup posts all week! Day 1: http://freshfiction.com/page.php?id=10089 Day 2: http://freshfiction.com/page.php?id=10090 Day 3: http://freshfiction.com/page.php?id=10091 *** I write about drakons. You might be wondering: What’s a drakon? Well, about 4000 years ago, dragons came to our world, mated with human woman, and fathered sons. Then the dragons returned to their own dimension, abandoning their offspring. Feared and shunned, the drakons–or sons of the dragons—have existed among us all this time. They have the cunning, strength, preternatural abilities, and instincts of their dragon sires, along with the intellect and emotions of their human mothers. A deadly combination. The stories about them have become myth and legend. Their existence unknown to all but a select few. But there is a secret group of men and women—The Knights of the Dragon—who are working to capture and cage them. For…

Nadia Diament | Author Reader Match: BLOODSUCKING LAWYER
Author Guest / June 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 Nadia Diament!  Writes: Offbeat paranormal and contemporary romantic comedies. By offbeat, I mean that I like to turn common romance themes on their head while still giving you a satisfying HEA. My debut novel, BLOODSUCKING LAWYER, is a paranormal romance about a vampire lawyer and the snarky mortal associate he can’t help but fall for. About the Author: Nadia is a word nerd living in Chicago, though she’s lived everywhere from Washington, DC, to Rapid City, South Dakota. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading comic books and tinkering with fountain pens. She has no rhythm but is halfway decent at swing dancing when she’s had some wine. Her favorite album is London Calling by The Clash. What I’m looking for in my ideal match: Someone who– Likes creatures that go bump in the night but wants the heat and humor of a contemporary romance Binge watches legal dramas Can’t help but love office romances Savors the sweet torture of a slow-burn…

Terry Spear | A Paranormal Romance Writer Who Loves to Read Historical Romance
Author Guest / May 30, 2019

Historical romance is my favorite romance genre and you probably wonder why when I write so many contemporary paranormal romances. I like variety in my reading and in my writing. But when it comes to picking stories to read, I love historical romance. I do write Highland romances, so I tend to read anything but that. Why? I don’t want to accidentally pick up anyone else’s story ideas while I’m writing, so I read what I don’t write. I love action, adventure, mystery, all things that I watch or read when I have the time. A sweet romance can be fun, but I tend to love more action and adventure, suspense, combined with the romance and historical theme. I was watching the true story about the Viking who beat the Roman Crusaders who tried to take their lands from them. He was in love with a woman, and they had to fight off the invaders, using their wits and fighting skills to win against overwhelming odds, not only from the Roman threat but from the Viking tribes who had been bought off to kill him and his people. He was a good leader, a fair leader, and for a hundred…

R.C. Alvarez | Don’t Mess with Texas… or the Rattlesnakes!
Author Guest / May 23, 2019

R.C. Alvarez here, the paranormal romance writing team of Storm Navarro and Jolie de la Cruz! Picking a location for the setting of our book was not a difficult choice. We chose what we knew best: Texas. Growing up here, we’ve seen all sorts of people and creatures. Big and small. Loud and quiet. A certain respect for others and nature is bred into you. Everybody knows Texas is sweet small towns and rich southern culture, but it’s also wild landscapes and even wilder animals. From salamanders, frogs, and toads to all the different kind of birds. You can hardly drive down a winding back road without spotting a deer or two any time of the year. Cows and horses and sheep are cute in their pastures, but don’t let the quaintness fool you. In the wide expanse of Texas wilderness, there can be dangerous things too. Scorpions, wild hogs, large spiders, venomous snakes, coyotes, bobcats, and mysterious mountain lions. There even used to be wolves that roamed the arid lands of West Texas before they were nearly wiped out about 50 years ago. Neither of us has ever seen a wolf in person or a mountain lion for that…

Donna Grant | Exclusive Excerpt: IGNITE
Author Guest / May 9, 2019

He was a Dragon King. No one should have been able to get to him through magic. No one. But they did. With tragic results. If he’d kept a hold of his sword, he could have checked on the dragons several times. And called them home. V looked up and found himself standing in front of the medical clinic. Sophie, who was mated to another King, Darius, ran it. Many of the Kings hadn’t been sure how Sophie could continue to work as a doctor and keep the secrets of Dreagan, but so far, she’d done admirably. She wouldn’t be able to do that forever, though. As a mate, she was given the gift of immortality. Sophie had a few more years before others started to notice that she didn’t age. Then, she would have to close the practice for a few generations before she could open it up once more. V’s gaze swung to the parking lot as he heard the squeal of tires and a white Mini with black racing stripes pulled to a stop. He sidestepped to conceal himself behind a tree and watched as Claire got out of her car. V couldn’t understand how she drove…

Kristen Strassel | Get to Know Sophie Whynot
Author Guest / May 9, 2019

My name is Sophie Whynot. I’m thirty-two years old, and the last one of my immediate friends group that’s still single. And recently, I ran away from home. I can’t lie—it was much easier when I was seven. Then I just got pissed at my mom, threw my favorite stuffed animals in a bag, and hid out at my aunt’s house until Mom came to collect me. Running away as an adult is much more involved. First I had a nervous breakdown at my best friend’s baby shower. That led to a lot of people unfriending me on social media, but whatever. Then I had to quit my job, break the lease on my apartment, and sell all my stuff. Now I’m at my Gran’s house in Summerland, Tennessee, starting over. It’s totally freeing being back at square one. No one in Summerland knows me. I can be anyone I want to be. Right now, I want to get my sex toy review blog off the ground. It’s more than just the top ten best vibrators (the research was pretty fun, except for that cheap one that short-circuited, but you’ll have to check out my blog for the details.). I…