Morning Bites

Morning Bites: Phyllis A. Whitney Born Today!

Phyllis A. Whitney, the “Queen of the American Gothics,” was born on this day back in 1903 (and lived to be 104!). Whitney–along with Mary Stewart, and Victoria Holt–dominated the Gothic Romance genre during the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, books whose covers usually featured a frightened woman in a diaphanous gown fleeing a large, imposing mansion.

Phyllis A. Whitney's Thunder Heights
Your nightie is perfect garb for an escape!

Have you read any of these grande dames of Gothic Romance? Are there any current Gothic Romance authors you recommend?

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Guest Post: “My History With Romance Novels” by Alessandra Torre

Hollywood Dirt Alessandra Torre

Alessandra Torre is the bestselling author of works including Black Lies, Tight, and Hollywood Dirt. She also writes the Deanna Madden series under the name A.R. Torre, a movie based on the first book, The Girl in 6E, recently was announced to be in production! Today Alessandra stops by EverAfter to share her history with the romance genre. Take it away Alessandra!

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Guest Post: “Bad Boy Inspiration” by Shana Galen

The Rogue You Know Shana Galen

The Rogue You Know by historical romance author Shana Galen hit the shelves last week and Shana has dropped by EverAfter today to share where she got the inspiration for her bad boy character, Gideon Harrow.

Also be sure to check out and enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post for the chance to win a copy of the first book in the Covent Garden Cubs series, Earls Just Want to Have Fun! You can also win a giant historical romance bundle featuring Shana’s titles!

We’ll let Shana take it from here!

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Guest Post: “Turning Reality Into Fiction” by Roxy Mews

A Love Worth Biting For Roxy Mews

Roxy Mews writes scorching hot paranormal erotic romance. Her series which focuses on the hybrid vampire/werewolf Hart clan, and the sexy shenanigans that happen when pheromones run wild. But most readers don’t know that she based one of the important relationships in A Love Worth Biting For on her own relationship with her husband. We asked her to tell us more about how she uses her real life as inspiration for the series.

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Morning Bites

Morning Bites: What Did You Devour This Weekend?


Nom, nom, nom!
Nom, nom, nom!

We’re all sad the long weekend is over (sniff!), but on the other hand, it’s already Tuesday! The long weekend is time for barbecues, beaches–and books!

What did you read over the long weekend? What’s the most number of books you’ve consumed in a three-day weekend?

Aural Pleasures

Aural Pleasures: Yasmine Galenorn

Darkness Raging Yasmine Galenorn

Yasmine Galenorn, New York Times bestselling author, is known for her playlists and being a big believer in the power of music during the writing process. Her playlists appear in the back of most of her books as well as on her website for readers to enjoy. Today she stops by EverAfter to share her thoughts on the importance of music.

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Guest Post: “Who Doesn’t Love a Good (or Not-So-Good) Hero?” by Emma Chase

Sustained Emma Chase

New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase’s Legal Briefs series has been a big hit with fans since the first book, Overruled, hit shelves in April, now the second book, Sustained, is out and Emma has stopped by to share her thoughts on knights in shining armor who actually might not be all that shiny, and the heroines that match them. Take it away Emma!

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Morning Bites

Morning Bites: Holiday Weekend, or How I Plan to Be a Sloth

Labor Day Weekend is finally here, and I couldn’t be happier! I’m looking forward to getting to relax a bit after all the prep for this exciting launch! I also plan to use it to catch up on some TV shows and my reading! On deck for my reading pile, “Run to You” by Clara Kensie! For my TV queue, Charmed and Once Upon a Time!

Labor Day Weekend


What do you have planned for the holiday? Do you have a pile of beach reads ready to go? Share below in the comments!