I first met Ellen Meister at her book reading for Farewell, Dorothy Parker at the fabulous club Wit’s End. That night got me hooked on her magical way of bringing readers back to a different era, and bringing legendary women to life. With the release of her latest novel, DOROTHY PARKER DRANK HERE, it seemed the perfect time to introduce her to new readers, and to share a bit of trivia with her fans.
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery joins us today to celebrate her new release THE GIRLS OF MISCHIEF BAY and to answer our ten 10 favorite questions...
Megan Simpson talks to Ellie Cahill about her New Adult debut, WHEN JOSS MET MATT: it’s a friends-with-benefits story . . . with a twist!
Breaking His Rules is the fourth book in your Feeling the Heat series. If readers are coming to this series for the first time with this book, what do they need to know to jump right in? AP: Although Breaking His Rules is part of a series, I believe it can also be read as a stand-alone. There are references to a few characters in the previous books, but I’ve peppered in just enough information so a new reader can get the gist of who they are without being confused. And hopefully they’ll be intrigued enough to check out the other books in the series. I loved Melissa and Paige so much! Will Paige be getting her own book? AP: I’m so glad you loved Melissa and Paige! I loved them too. I really… Continue
Tell us about your journey to being published with Forever Romance. LR: Last June, my agent and I brainstormed projects. I made an off-the-cuff reference about how my exchange semester to Australia changed my life (and yielded me a husband). I was surprised there weren’t many study abroad stories in New Adult. She went quiet for a second and said, “Go play with that idea.” I got to work, sent her three chapters and a synopsis. Here’s a rough transcript of our next conversation. Agent: Lia, I couldn’t sleep last night because of this book. Me: Woo hoo! Wait, did it give you nightmares? Agent: No, no. I loved it! But I don’t know what to do with you. Me: I don’t know what to do with me either. I kept writing the book while… Continue
The Price of Inheritance is one of my favorite novels so far this summer. Filled with passion, intrigue, art, old money — it’s the best kind of novel. Before we get into conversation with author Karin Tanabe, here’s the story: After eight years in the American Furniture department at Christie’s, twenty-nine-year-old Carolyn Everett is a rising star. But one wrong decision and a scandal leaves her unemployed and broken. Desperate to piece her life back together, Carolyn leaves New York City to work in a tiny antique store in Newport, Rhode Island. One day at a small county auction, she discovers a piece of Middle Eastern pottery, which she purchases for twenty dollars on a hunch. Curiosity sends her on a mission to find its original owner, and she eventually winds up in the town’s… Continue
We’re thrilled to welcome Daisy Goodwin. If you’re not familiar with her historicals filled with rebellious heiresses and the complicated men who tempt them, now is the time to get acquainted. Last year, her debut novel An American Heiress was the only cure for my Downton Abbey withdrawal. Now, with The Fortune Hunter, she created a hero I hated to love – but loved nonetheless. JB: The Fortune Hunter was inspired by the real-life 19th century Empress of Austria, Elizabeth. But the heroine of the novel is a different woman. Did it surprise you that Charlotte took center stage, or was that how you envisioned the book from the beginning? DG: Good question. I started the book thinking that Sisi would be the heroine, but as I started writing about Charlotte she… Continue
What inspired you to write the Blacktop Cowboys series and this particular installment? LJ: I loved the idea of taking the bodyguard trope and flipping it on its head—having a tough woman with a military background protecting a male celebrity. Obviously a tough Wyoming cowboy has an issue with that, so it was really fun with the back and forth between them as they learned to rely on and trust each other. What is your favorite Devin and Liberty “moment”? LJ: I only get to pick one? Their first kiss and first intimate encounter have to win out. But I also love the small moments when they bolster each other when they’re alone on the tour bus. Who is your rock star crush? LJ: In country music? I’m a huge Dierks Bentley fan, and… Continue
Curious about how MMA and Romance go together? Ever wondered how a dog can be just as popular as a hero? This Q&A with Sidney Halston, author of AGAINST THE CAGE (Loveswept, 5/27/2014) answers all those questions and more… 1. What made you decide to write a funny MMA romance – as opposed to any other romance or one with more angst? I don’t think it was really a decision. It just happened. I’ve tried to write stories that have more angst, but I just can’t seem to do it. I don’t know if I ever will. I love my characters, and can’t seem to torture them. In fact “the scene” in Against the Cage toward the end (I don’t want to give too much away), I wanted to prolong the scene a little and… Continue
In anticipation of the release of the final book in the erotic SECRET series, author L. Marie Adeline has answered some of the questions we had about writing erotica, how to keep plots exciting and more. Find her SECRET series here. Q. How does it feel to be publishing SECRET Revealed, the final book in the SECRET series? A. Exhilarating, satisfying, quite sad. I can hardly believe it’s over. I remember working on the first draft of book two, SECRET Shared, and thinking, I will never be able to do this. When I was almost done with that draft, there was talk of a final book three, and I was filled with self-doubt. And yet, I knew I’d need the time to tell the whole story of Cassie’s sexual awakening and… Continue