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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: “Embarrassing First Meets” by Keri Ford

Tequila and Tingles by Keri Ford

Thanks for having me here today! I’m excited to talk about my new book, Tequila And Tingles. It came out Tuesday. I hope you grabbed a copy! If not, you have a chance to win it at the end of this post.

I didn’t really have a lot of direction when I started this book. Nothing overly unusual, but it started with daring myself. I don’t know why I do these things, but I do. I sat down to write with the writing rule in the back of my head that states:  You can’t start a book with a character waking up.

So I did just that.

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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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Guest Post: “Standalones and Overlaps: Telling Several Stories at Once” by KJ Charles

A Seditious Affair KJ Charles

My Society of Gentlemen trilogy is the story of three interconnected groups of people. The gentlemen: Lord Richard Vane and his well born friends Julius Norreys and Dominic Frey. The radicals: Harry Vane, Richard’s long-lost cousin, brought up in poverty, and Silas Mason, an extremist of the lowest possible class. And the servants, like David Cyprian, Richard’s valet, moving silently around in the background.

What I planned to do was tell the story of each couple in turn. First Julius making Harry into a gentleman and finding himself changed in the process (A Fashionable Indulgence). Then A Seditious Affair, starring Dominic and Silas, whose anonymous sexual encounters turn into a dangerous love. And finally A Gentleman’s Position with Richard and David, who would breach every rule of class and morality if they admitted their feelings for each other.

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Guest Post: ‘Woman’s Problems’ in the 1800’s by Bronwen Evans

A Whisper of Desire Bronwen Evans

I, along with about 1/3 of women, suffer from endometriosis. As I write Regency historical romances and I work for a surgical association, I began to wonder what my life expectancy would have been, given how serious my endometriosis is, back in the 1800’s. I came to the conclusion I would probably have been dead by forty-five, and for the last seven years of my life I would have been very ill.

I got to wondering was endometriosis understood in the early 1800’s and what was the treatment? Can you imagine how the doctors would conduct examinations? The historic taboo associated with the examination of the female productive organs and genitalia has long inhibited the science of gynaecology. This 1822 drawing by Jacques-Pierre Maygnier shows a “compromise” procedure, in which the physician is kneeling before the woman but cannot see her genitalia. No wonder misdiagnosis was rampant.

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Guest Post: “What Makes a Romance?” by Shae Connor

Nobody's Son Shae Connor

One of the ongoing discussions surrounding the romance genre is what, exactly, constitutes a romance. For those who publish romance, and for most authors and readers, the answer is clear: a romance is a story that focuses on a romantic relationship that has a happy ending. For many years, that meant a “happily ever after” ending, with marriage and babies and all that, though that’s been scaled back over time. “Happily for now” endings, with the couple together and committed to each other but not necessarily headed for an altar, qualify as well. In particular, until recently, legal marriage wasn’t even an option in same-sex romance.

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Guest Post: Military Heroes and Strong Women by Emmy Curtis

Blowback Emmy Curtis

I think my favorite military movie in the past 10 years has been Zero Dark Thirty, the movie about the search for Osama Bin Laden. Even though it’s not a romance, to me it has all the ingredients of a great romance. A difficult situation, a hard-nosed covert military operative, and a balls-to-the-wall analyst—Maya—who lives and breathes her work.

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Guest Post: “The Freshness Factor” by Grace Burrowes

Daniel's True Desire Grace Burrowes

If I have a chance to ask other authors one question, often it will be, “How do you keep the creative well from running dry?” Authors like Jennifer Ashley, who does high-quality, prolific work across several fiction genres, fascinate me. How does she dooooo that? Carolyn Jewel spans both paranormal and Regency sub-genres, and other authors—Julia Quinn, for example—can go back to the Regency, and even to the same family groups in the Regency, over and over and come up with one excellent tale after another.

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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 rebekahweatherspoon.com or find her on Facebook or Twitter.

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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 meredithwild.com.