Posts Tagged ‘contemporary romance’

Giveaway, Guest Post

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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Aural Pleasures

Aural Pleasures: Candis Terry

Truly Sweet Candis Terry

Candis Terry’s Truly Sweet is the fifth book in her Sweet, Texas series, and as you might expect with a series set deep in the heart of Texas, the music that inspires Candis to write is firmly set on the country side of things. So don your cowboy hat and get your best dancing cowboy boots on and join Candis as she shares her playlist for Truly Sweet. Thanks, Candis!


How do you make your playlists for your books?

Usually when I’m writing a scene I see it like a movie in my head (scary, I know). Most of the time it comes with a soundtrack, and the lyrics of the song usually match what’s going on in the scene. Or sometimes a song will come into my head that will set the mood for a scene. It’s all very spontaneous.

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Exclusive Excerpt, Q&A

Exclusive Excerpt: THE WEDDING PACT by Katee Robert (Bonus Q&A!)

The Wedding Pact Katee Robert

The first book in Katee Robert’s The O’Malley’s series, The Marriage Contract has been received to great critical claim. Fans also can’t wait until the second book, The Wedding Pact, is released in April (so close, yet so far!). To help whet your appetite until the release, we’ve got an exclusive excerpt from The Wedding Pact for you to enjoy!


The VIP room was far from packed and, even if it hadn’t been, no one would blink an eye at two people hooking up in the shadows. But it wouldn’t get him anywhere with Carrigan, aside from a few moments of pleasure. Then she’d be gone and he had the feeling he wouldn’t be seeing her again in the near future—if ever.

That didn’t suit his purposes one goddamn bit.

So he pressed a soft kiss to the sensitive spot behind her ear and backed the fuck off. When she turned and blinked those big green eyes at him, he almost threw caution to the wind and kissed her. Only the knowledge that it wouldn’t stop with a kiss, wouldn’t stop until he was buried between her thighs, kept him from giving in. “I’ll be seeing you, Carrigan O’Malley.”

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Exclusive Excerpt, Giveaway

Exclusive Excerpt: Lia Riley’s INTO MY ARMS

Into My Arms Lia Riley

Lia Riley writes smokin’ hot New Adult romance and is best known for her Off the Map series. Now she’s back with Into My Arms, a new Off the Map novella, and she’s shared an exclusive excerpt with us. (After you read scroll down to enter our giveaway; we’re giving away three sets of the original Off the Map trilogy, Upside Down, Sideswiped, and Inside Out.)

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Guest Post

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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Exclusive Excerpt

Exclusive Excerpt:
Lora Leigh’s WICKED LIES!

Wicked Lies Lora Leigh

Lora Leigh’s Wicked Lies is out this week!

From #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh comes Wicked Lies, a sizzling novel of the Men of Summer-their ways and means, and the women they desire…

HE’S TEMPTING FATE
Jazz Lancing is the stuff of legends. A mountain-bred ex-Navy SEAL with rugged dark looks, a tall muscled frame, and gorgeous blue eyes, he can have any woman he wants in the state of Tennessee. Except Annie Mayes. The beautiful, innocent teacher refuses to fall for Jazz because she’s hiding a secret more powerful than her own temptation …

SHE’S IN TOO DEEP
Jazz knows that Annie isn’t who she says she is-that she’s lying about her identity, her past, and her motives. But can she be trusted? Little does he know Annie has been craving his kiss for years, dreaming that Jazz would take her in his arms and save her from her demons. But telling Jazz the truth could put both of them in peril. In this deadly game of danger, deceit, and darkness, is desire worth the risk of losing…everything?

Check out this exclusive look at the third chapter:

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