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Guest Post: “The Heart of the Matter” by Anise Eden

All The Broken Places Anise Eden

With due apology to all of the writers who have labored over the books I’ve read, I have been known to flip past beautifully written passages about very important things just to find out what happens next in the romantic subplot. Even as a child, before I was reading about romantic love, what I cared about in stories were the relationships—between friends, siblings, parents and children, characters and their pets—anything that made a heart-to-heart connection.

When I wrote my first novel, All the Broken Places, I didn’t set out to write a romance, but I suppose it should come as no surprise that I did. The heart has always been where I live, and it is also where the wellspring of my inspiration lies.

One of the best things about writing romance is that the subject of love is so rich. It includes many of our most compelling human experiences—loyalty, sacrifice, intimacy, generosity, humor, forgiveness, persistence, empathy, and sympathy, among other things. Love is a dazzling kaleidoscope of our existence. Perhaps that is the reason why it has been the driving force behind so much of our behavior, including so many of our creative endeavors.

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Guest Post: “About Words” by Amy Lane

Selfie by Amy Lane

I love words—most writers do. There’s something magical that happens when both sides of a writer’s brain conjoin.  The language centers and the imagination centers–which are in opposite hemispheres—work together to create a reality that did not exist before phoneme and morpheme collaborated to paint a picture.  Suddenly words shape the things we imagine, and the things we imagine search desperately for…


Words equal ideas.

In a lecture about Orwell’s essay Politics and the English Language and his book 1984  I used to do the following exercise with my classes—everybody follow along.

Okay, everybody think of the word “color”.  What comes to mind?

Now everyone think of the word “red”.  What do you think about?

Now think about “dark red”.  What do you think about now?

Now think about “candy-apple red.”  What images do you get?

Now think about “crimson”, or “vermillion”, or “burgundy”.  What do you think about now?

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Cover Reveal & Exclusive Excerpt: “The Sutherlands: One Family Saga, 11 Sexy Stories”

The Sutherlands Robin Covington Terri Osburn Avery Flynn

Pre-order this set full of brand-new contemporary romances for only 99 cents! Twenty percent of the royalties earned will go to the Reach Out and Read charity.

Meet the Sutherlands, a Texas oil family that doesn’t break the rules…they make their own. Preorder this box set of sizzling hot, never before published full-length novels and novellas about the Sutherland family alpha heroes and kickass heroines that are sure to melt your e-reader and help you find your next book boyfriend. But act fast—this set will only be available until April 15, so pre-order yours today!

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Aural Pleasures: ILLUSION by Lea Nolan

Illusion Lea Nolan

Thanks so much for having me here at EverAfter Romance! I’m so excited to introduce you to Illusion, the third and final book in my Hoodoo Apprentice trilogy, which is out now, and to share a little insight on the music that inspired this book and the others in the series, Conjure and Allure.

Things aren’t always as they appear…

New school. Cross-country move. Broken heart. If only these were Emma Guthrie’s worst problems. Instead, she must battle a trio of enemies–human and spectral–who may or may not have joined forces against her and everyone she loves. All while pretending to be over Cooper Beaumont, her ex-boyfriend and true love, to shield him from her arch-nemesis’s revenge.

Worse, when the fight escalates, Emma is tempted to use black magic, which will endanger her soul. As her enemies close in, join forces, and fight with new and dark magic she’s never seen before, Emma must harness the power within her to fulfill an ancient prophecy, defeat a centuries-old evil, save her family, and reclaim the only boy she’s ever loved.

1. How do you make your playlists for your books?

I start with the book’s theme or what I have planned for the characters’ emotional arc and then try to match the tone of the music to what I expect the book will be about. So if there’s going to be a lot of sad or scary stuff happening I’m not going to pick a fun, up beat song. Instead, chances are I’ll find a tune that makes me want to curl into a ball and rock in a corner under a ton of blankets. In Conjure, the series’ first book, Emma had a massive and unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper Beaumont. She loves every single thing about him and nearly falls to piece whenever he looks her way. To me, that feeling was captured by Colbie Caillat’s Bubby.

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Guest Post: “Real Talk about the Modeling Industry” by Serena Yates

The Model Serena Yates

Today Serena Yates joins us to share parts of her research and the inspiration behind her newest release from Dreamspinner Press, The Model! Serena is also generously giving three lucky commenters on this post their choice of an e-book of their choice from The Workplace Encounters series or a $5 Amazon/All Romance eBooks gift card! Be sure to comment by September 30th for your chance to win!

Real Talk About Modeling and the Inspiration Behind THE MODEL

Writing about types of different blue collar jobs for this series has been an exciting adventure for me. And while being a model might not be the first job you think of when hearing “blue collar”, it is one of the jobs that requires absolutely no education. You are either discovered and end up making a career of it, however long, or you are not. No amount of studying can make you a fashion model.

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Giveaway: Enter to Win a Copy of SO SWEET by Rebekah Weatherspoon!

So Sweet Rebekah Weatherspoon

Hey guys! The awesome team here at EverAfter Romance was nice enough to let me kick off 7 Days of So Sweet with a rockin’ giveaway. SEVEN, yes 7 copies of So Sweet are up for grabs. Enter to win and find out what I have in store for the young and beautiful Kayla Davis and her billionaire boo.

Desperate times call for desperate measures…

And desperate is the only way to describe Kayla Davis’s current situation. Out of work and almost out of money to cover her bills, Kayla finally caves to her roommate’s nagging and follows her to Arrangements, an online dating site that matches pretty young women with older men of a certain tax bracket.

Convinced this “make-rent-quick” scheme will surely fail—or saddle her with an 80 year old boyfriend—Kayla is shocked when Michael Bradbury, Internet billionaire and stone-cold salt and pepper fox, offers her a solution to all her financial troubles.
It’s hard enough for Kayla to accept his generosity, but what’s a girl to do when the wealthiest man she’s ever met is a dream in and outside of the bedroom?

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Rebekah Weatherspoon was raised in Southern New Hampshire and now lives in Southern California with a great human, one cat whom she loves dearly and another cat she wants to take back to the shelter. You can find out more about Rebekah and the steamy, funny romance she writes at or find her on Facebook or Twitter.

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Guest Post: Alison Kent on Anticipation in Romance Series

The Comfort of Favorite Things Alison Kent

Alison Kent’s Hope Springs Series continues with The Comfort of Favorite Things, a second-chance romance set in Alison’s fictional Texas town. Like all of us, Alison is an enthusiastic reader who loves series, and is always interested in what — or more importantly, who — is next. She’s here to talk about series romance, and why she keeps returning to Hope Springs. Don’t keep US waiting, Alison!

(Also, check out the giveaway at the end of Alison’s post for a chance to win a copy of The Comfort of Favorite Things! US residents only)

Anticipation … it’s keeping me waiting.

How many times have you read a book series, and kept waiting and waiting for the author to tell the story of your favorite character? Virgin River, the Black Dagger Brotherhood, the McCloud Brothers.

Series pull us into the worlds authors create. We fall in love with the characters. We smell the enchiladas they eat in their favorite restaurants. We hear the beans grinding in their favorite coffee shop. We watch the sun set across the pasture behind the house that is the focal point of their lives.

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Giveaway: Win Meredith Wild’s Complete Hacker Series!

Hard Love Meredith Wild

Meredith Wild’s Hacker Series follows Blake and Erica’s journey, from the boardroom to the bedroom. Meredith’s latest release, Hard Love, finds Blake and Erica coming up against the biggest challenge of their lives–and you’ll want to be with them every step of the way. We’re thrilled to be hosting a giveaway for one set of all five books in the Hackers series, along with signed bookplates, so you can find out for yourself just what Blake and Erica are getting up to (it’s hot!). Giveaway is for United States residents only, and ends September 29th. Enter now!

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Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of romance. Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey-appreciator, and hopeless romantic. When she isn’t living in the fantasy world of her characters, she can usually be found on Facebook. You can learn more about her upcoming projects at


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Guest Post: “The Long Running Series: How Hard Can It Be?” by Marie Force

When you’re writing a long-running series, how do you keep the chemistry between reoccurring characters genuine, and, well, sexy? We asked contemporary romance author Marie Force to tell us how she manages to keep us loving the characters in her suspenseful Fatal Series through nine books and two novellas. (And, as an added bonus, Marie gave us two sets of the print editions of the Fatal Series to give away! See the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.)

Today is the release day for Fatal Frenzy, book 9 in my Fatal Series, which is now five years old with no end in sight. It’s a tiny bit surreal to consider that this series has now gone to nine books—and two novellas—when you consider its somewhat inauspicious beginning. I wanted to write a series that featured the same couple in every book—a female homicide detective who is romantically involved with an up-and-coming politician. Editors love the idea for the first book, but weren’t too keen on the idea of the same couple headlining every book in the series. “It’s simply not done in romance,” one editor famously told me.

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Giveaway: Win a Set of Christine D’Abo’s 30 Days Challenge Cards!

30 Days Christine D'Abo

In Christine D’Abo’s 30 Days, her heroine is set on a sexy journey to move on from the memory of her ex-husband who passed away two years. Think P.S. I Love You but with more sex! Looking for something to spice up your life in the bedroom? Take the 30 Days Challenge!

Enter to win the exact same cards Alyssa uses on her journey to a second chance at love and sexual satisfaction in 30 Days at the bottom of the post!

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