Love, Lattes, Mutants…And a Chance to Win a Prize

LovelattesCoverRomance author Sandra Cox is giving away unique raffle prizes to celebrate the release of her fantasy paranormal book, “Love, Lattes and Mutants.” (more…)

Cover Reveal: A.S. Fenichel’s “Deception”

DECEPTION_hi-res by Morgan Pielli jpegIn A.S. Fenichel’s paranormal historical romance, “Deception,” demons threaten regency London and only the beautiful Lillian Dellacourt can stop them. (more…)

Cate Masters Will Take You to the Edge of the World in Her New Novel

TwiceInABlueMoon-MDCate Masters brings together extreme sports, the Arctic, and two people who are dealing with grief and pain in her new novel, “Twice in a Blue Moon.” (more…)

Alleigh Burrows Takes a Leap from Avid Reader to Regency Romance Author

Dare To Love Cover Alleigh Burrows has always been an avid reader of regency romances, but didn’t start writing a novel until she read Julia Quinn’s “Bridgerton” series, whose flawed characters inspired her. (more…)

Romance Author Gemma Brocato Finds Peer Support, Wants to Pay it Forward

Gemma Brocato-ETP CoverAs a writer, Gemma Brocato has paid her dues, spending many years as a copywriter in the insurance sector. Today she’s living every writer’s dream: working as an author full time. Despite the fierce competition in the publishing industry, she has found support from other romance authors. “That’s something I want to pay forward,” she said. (more…)

Writing Contest: Harlequin Seeks Unpublished Romance Novels

Strands by Nina Fazzi

“Strands” by Nina Fazzi. Copyright © 2014 by Nina Fazzi. All Rights Reserved.

So You Think You Can Write? It’s not just a question. It’s the name of a contest for unpublished romance writers sponsored by Harlequin/Mills & Boon. The winner will receive a two-book series contract from the publisher. (more…)

Cover Reveal: “Hellish Haven” by L.K. Below

HellishHaven_500x750Earlier this year, I read a sizzling little book called “Beauty in His Bed,” a contemporary take on “Sleeping Beauty,” by L.K. Below. If you’ve read it, don’t expect more of the same from the author, who writes in different genres, from YA and MG to adult urban fantasy. Her latest book, “Hellish Haven,” shows yet another facet of her writing: dystopian romance. (more…)

Debut Author Elise Cyr’s Biggest Publishing Lesson: Be Your Own Advocate

siegeoftheheart_elisecyrAs a teenager, Elise Cyr wrote a story about a girl, her horse, and their desperate escape from a powerful warlock. It wasn’t your typical adolescent musing. It became the basis of Cyr’s debut novel, “Siege of the Heart,” recently published by Lyrical Press. (more…)

Author Cate Masters Wants to Empower Women to “Follow Their Bliss”

Goddess-Awakened-MEDCate Masters not just writes, but concocts stories. Her books combine magic, mayhem, and romance. She writes fantasy, historical, contemporary, and speculative fiction. (more…)

Publishing Breakthrough: What it Feels Like to be Finally Accepted by a Publisher

"Cupcake" by Nina Fazzi

Being accepted by a publisher is sweet. (“Cupcake” by Nina Fazzi. Copyright © 2014 by Nina Fazzi. All Rights Reserved.)

It was a Thursday like any other—eight hours in the office, dinner with the family at home, and a treadmill workout, while I watched Brad Pitt’s “Killing Them Softly” on DVD. The movie was abysmal, but Brad looked good, and I burned some calories. What happened next, however, was what made April 10, 2014, one of the best days of my life. (more…)