Q&A: Michelle Valentine WICKED WHITE

Michelle A. Valentine first won readers over with her independently published Black Falcon series about sexy rockers on the road and the ladies who love them and has two other series featuring cocky alpha heroes. This week she celebrates her first foray into traditional publishing with the release of Wicked White. Her fans are thrilled to know she is back on the rocker beat with the start of this new series.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About: Kimberly Lang

"Last movie I cried at was: I cried at the Outlander finale. But I cry at everything. I literally just cried at a Wells Fargo commercial. I'm a leaky bucket of both happy and sad tears."

Q&A: Lauren Blakely’s Forbidden Fruit

Lauren Blakely joins us today to give the inside scoop about putting her own spin on New Adult, why the forbidden appeals to her, and more about how her stories are so darkly alluring.

Q&A: Sophie Jordan and Tessa Bailey Team Up

Here’s the inside scoop! New York Times bestselling authors Tessa Bailey and Sophie Jordan, both fans of the other, decided to team up, to our great benefit, for the collaboration, OFF BASE, featuring two very sexy contemporary romance novellas, linked stories about two soldiers and the women they fall for.


Julia Tagan talks to bestselling author Sharon Sala about her new novella, COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS: "Yes, writers are a tad strange and I make no apologies for it."

Q&A: Christina Lauren’s BEAUTIFUL SECRET

The Beautiful series has become iconic in this new era of erotic romance. It is all thanks Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, who, blended together, form the writing team known as Christina Lauren...

Q&A: Marie Force On Her New QUANTUM Trilogy

Marie Force has 40 successful books under her belt, including multiple series. With her newest series, Quantum, she is switching things up! This is her first foray specifically into the erotic romance genre. It’s not that her existing books are not sexy—they are—but this trilogy is meant to be highly erotic. It has a BDSM theme, and is written in first person, a big change for Force...

Q&A with Alan Smale: CLASH OF EAGLES

Today we welcome astronomer, musician, and author Alan Smale to talk about his debut novel CLASH OF EAGLES (The Last of the Mohicans meets HBO’s Rome!) — and the unique love story at its heart.

Q&A: Rachel Vincent THE LION’S SHARE

Rachel Vincent is a bestselling author of young adult and urban fantasy. As a former English teacher, she is an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who’s been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy—but social media is a close second. Today, Tanya Contois learns a few more things about her...

Q&A with Bec McMaster: OF SILK AND STEAM

Bec McMaster writes sexy, dark paranormals and steampunk. Today she talks to Braine of Talk Supe about her London Steampunk series, enemies to lovers, and the agony of finding the right book title.

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of One Week Girlfriend, Second Chance Boyfriend, Three Broken Promises, Four Years Later, and the new Fowler sister series including her latest, STEALING ROSE. Today, she is here to share ten things we didn't know about her...

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About: Ellen Meister

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.

Talking BREAKING HIS RULES with Alison Packard

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

UPSIDE DOWN: Talking with Lia Riley

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
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Talking with Karin Tanabe, THE PRICE OF INHERITANCE

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

Talking with Daisy Goodwin: THE FORTUNE HUNTER

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

Talking Blacktop Cowboys with Lorelei James

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
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Author Chat: Sidney Halston

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

L. Marie Adeline Reveals her S.E.C.R.E.T.S

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