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When you preorder this title, you’ll receive Christina Britton’s exclusive bonus epilogue from WITH LOVE IN SIGHT, the second title in her fan-favorite series on release day!

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Fans of the paranormal, have you preordered DEADLY RISING yet? It’s the much anticipated next installment of Jeri Westerson’s Booke of the Hidden series… What are you waiting for?

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Q&A With New York Times Bestselling Author Penny Reid! | DR. STRANGE BEARD

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Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?

Yes! I read as much as time allows. I love David Sedaris and read everything he writes.

In the romance genre, I adore Lisa Kleypas and Amy Harmon, and actually had a super awkward interaction with Amy Harmon the first time I met her. She walked onto a hotel elevator in the middle of the night (had just flown in for a signing) and I was on the elevator (having just returned from dinner). I saw her, gasped, pointed, and said, “Oh my God. You’re Amy Harmon. I don’t know where to look.” Because, really, where does one look after saying such a thing? It’s the only time in my entire life I’ve every fangirled to such an extent.

The closest I’d come prior was when I met Francis Collins (former head of the NIH and Human Genome Project). I shook his hand but couldn’t seem to form words.

What works best for you: Typewriters, fountain pen, dictate, computer or longhand?

Early chapters are started on my Freewrite (which is an e-ink typewriter). I love it. No distractions, no self-editing, just words on the page. I then transfer the file to Word and edit on a laptop. Once I’m 3-4 chapters in, the rest is usually done on my laptop.

How important is research to you when writing a book?

Oh jeez, so incredibly important. My readers are nerds (which is fabulous), but it means that they’ll let me know if I miss a detail or make an error. Not just that, but when the author pays appropriate attention to the details and minutia of a subject, it allows the overall story to feel more authentic. And, therefore, readers are better able to suspend disbelief and submerge themselves completely in a book.

What is the hardest thing about writing?

Writing is like exercising, or eating well, or knitting. It’s the antithesis of instant gratification. One must write (or exercise, or eat well, or knit) every day in order to see progress. The most difficult part for me is trusting that, eventually, writing every day will actually yield a finished product. Even after 18 books, I still have doubts that I’ll actually finish my current work-in-progress.

What would you say is the easiest aspect of writing?

Dialogue. Oftentimes, when I don’t know where to start a scene, I start with a conversation. For better or worse, I’ve become quite adept at carrying on conversation with the voices in my head.

What makes the Romance genre so special?

To my knowledge, romance is the only genre where happiness and fulfillment are celebrated.


Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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Excerpt: DR. STRANGE BEARD by Penny Reid

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Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He’d also like to forget her entirely, but that’s never going to happen. Roscoe remembers everything—every look, every word, every single unrequited second—and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone.

Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be . . .

Ten years after Roscoe Winston dropped out of her life, all Simone Payton wants is to exploit him. She’d also like some answers from her former best friend about why he ghosted her, but if she never gets those answers, that’s a-okay. Simone let go of the past a long time ago. Seriously, she has. She totally, totally has. She is definitely not still thinking about Roscoe. Nope. She’s more than happy to forget he exists.

But first, she needs just one teeny-tiny favor . . .

Read on for the excerpt…

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Excerpt: HIS TRUE QUEEN by Jodi Ellen Malpas

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The breathtaking conclusion of the Smoke & Mirrors Duology.

A beautiful, defiant princess. A renowned, sinfully gorgeous Hollywood actor.

A love affair that is sure to rock the British Monarchy…and the world.

Their love affair began intensely and passionately. Princess Adeline and Josh Jameson knew any future together was impossible—her status as a princess and his standing as a Hollywood heartthrob dictated that. But the heights of pleasure they could take each other to were wildly unanticipated by them both. Josh’s absolute disregard for Adeline’s status quickly drew her into his hedonistic world. And her perfectly worn mask and false façade captivated Josh to the point of obsession. The boundaries became blurred. The physical became emotional. Their hearts became entwined.

But a cruel turn of events rips their worlds apart and Adeline is more bound than ever by the protocol and expectations her title commands. The army of royal advisors who guard the secrets and scandals of the Monarchy will go to unthinkable lengths to keep the smoke and mirrors in place…and Josh away from Adeline. She knows the power she possesses comes with agonizing sacrifices. Walking away from Josh devastates her…but it keeps him safe from the corrupt institution that has ruled her life.

Yet Josh refuses to lose the woman who has consumed him so completely, distorted his boundaries, and stripped him of all sensibility.

Will the power of the British Monarchy triumph? Or will their fierce love for each other change the course of history? 

Read on for an excerpt!

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Spies, Lies, and Allies by Lisa Brown Roberts

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About Spies, Lies, and Allies: A Love Story by Lisa Brown Roberts:

Summers are supposed to be fun, right? Not mine. I’ve got a job at my dad’s company, which is sponsoring a college scholarship competition. I just found out that, in addition to my job assisting the competing interns, I’m supposed to vote for the winner. Totally not what I signed up for.

My boss is running the competition like it’s an episode of Survivor. Then there’s Carlos, who is, well, very distracting––in a good way. But I can’t even think about him like that because fraternizing on the job means instant disqualification for the intern involved.

As if that’s not enough, an anonymous informant with insider intel is trying to sabotage my dad’s company on social media…and I’m afraid it’s working.

Much as I’d love to quit, I can’t. Kristoffs Never Quit is our family motto. I just hope there’s more than one survivor by the end of this summer.

And now… on to the Q&A! 


What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?

Pride & Prejudice (both the Kiera Knightley movie and the Colin Firth series)

The hand-holding and eye contact…smolder!

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Strong Heroines in Romance | Donna Grant

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One of the things I love about the romance genre is how many strong heroines there are. Gone are the days of damsels in distress. The women of modern romance writers might be from ancient eras, Victorian times, futuristic or fantasy words, or from our own time, but they have one thing in common – they can take care of themselves.

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S.D. Grimm’s Writing Playlist | Phoenix Fire

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About Phoenix Fire:

After spending her life in foster care, Ava has finally found home. But all it takes is a chance encounter with hot nerd Wyatt Wilcox for it to unravel.

Now, things are starting to change. First, the flashes of memories slowly creeping in. Memories of other lives, lives that Wyatt is somehow in. Then, the healing. Any cut? Gone.

But when Cade and Nick show up, claiming to be her brothers, things get even weirder. They tell her she’s a Phoenix, sent to protect the world from monsters—monsters she never knew existed. It’s a little hard to accept. Especially when they tell her she has to end the life of a Phoenix turned rogue, or Cade will die.

With Wyatt’s increasingly suspicious behavior, Ava’s determined to figure out what he’s hiding. Unless she can discover Wyatt’s secret in time and complete her Phoenix training, she’ll lose the life, love, and family she never thought she could have.

Now… onto the Phoenix Fire playlist! 


I just wanted to say thank you to EverAfter Romance for having me on the blog today!! Y’all are awesome.

So I love music. I love how it elicits so many emotions and feelings. I love when lyrics and music line up in perfect harmony. And I have a ton of respect for song writers. Yes. I am one of those writers who listens to music while I write.

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Flight of the White Wolf by Terry Spear

CVR Flight of the White WolfStranded in the wilderness, these warring hearts will be forced to work together—or die together.

 

Gavin Summerfield—an arctic wolf shifter with a fear of flying—has to fly into the vast lakeland wilderness of northern Minnesota to track down his suspect—where his ability to shift will come in very handy. Imagine his chagrin when his pilot turns out to be the woman who tasered him last time they saw each other. Things are off to a rocky start…again.

Arctic wolf shifter Amelia White isn’t entirely displeased to see Gavin again, but priorities shift when their plane is sabotaged and goes down in the middle of nowhere. As their attraction grows, Amelia hopes Gavin doesn’t discover the secret she’s been keeping…she knows he could never forgive her…

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What makes the White Wolf Pack special?

Not only are the white wolf pack the first and only Artic wolf pack I’ve written about, they’re the only pack that is newly turned, none of them having been born as lupus garous. Both conditions—being Arctic wolves in the States (where they normally don’t live) and being newly turned wolves (which means trouble for them with shifting at the wrong times, particularly when the full moon appears)—can cause real conflict for them. It began when two of their PIs, all of them best of friends, went on a bear hunt and disappeared. Cameron and Gavin had to search for them, believing something bad happened to them. As PIs and best friends, they had to find them no matter what.

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Jewel Thieves, Heists & More with Tamara Morgan! | Seeking Mr. Wrong

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SEEKING MR. WRONG by Tamara Morgan

I had a phone conversation with my editor the other day in which I was forced to admit that I am a Follower of All Rules. Sure, I write about jewel thieves and con men, and planning a heist is one of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday night, but when it comes to real life, I’m kind of a stick-in-the-mud. I obey all traffic laws, return found wallets, and defer politely to authority. The closest I ever came to theft was accidentally not paying for a shirt from Target. (Spoiler alert: I went back in and paid for it.)   

Which is why I love to let my jewel thief heroine in the driver’s seat when it comes time to sit down and write. She’s not afraid to break rules and play with what’s allowed. She’ll twist plots and charm her way in (and out!) of any tight situation. If you want to live large—and get away with it—she’s a much better source of information than I am.

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