Please welcome author Lauren Linwood to the blog today. So happy to have her here to share with us some tidbits about her research for OUTLAW MUSE. I love history (good thing I write historical romances!), and I enjoy doing research for my novels. One tidbit that sparked some the plot in Outlaw Muse came from reading about English and Scot noblemen who invested in cattle and land in the US between 1867-1887. These wealthy men were always looking to increase their coffers, and many started investing in the US as far back as the 1840s when the building of railroads exploded in America.   BetweenRead More →

Please welcome author Beth Barany to the blog today! So glad to have her here spotlighting her novella “Touchstone of Love”   The Paranormal in Everyday by Beth Barany   As a paranormal romance author, I’m inspired by the paranormal in the everyday. Like my heroine in “Touchstone of Love,” I often see a sparkle out of the corner of my eye, a shimmer that could be a something magical. My logical mind knows that magic is not possible in our mundane world. But my soul wants the whimsy, the surprise, the whiff of something sweet and mysterious.   So I put that wish for whimsy andRead More →

Please welcome author Gemma Juliana to the blog today. Glad to have her here! Halloween & The Paranormal Hi Lis, thanks for inviting me as a guest on your blog!   I love this time of year, when the days grow shorter, evenings are cooler, and soups and chili taste hearty and heartwarming. Pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, cranberries and eggnog are in the stores again, and feelings of harvest and gratitude abound.   Along with the darkness come ghosts, goblins – and nowadays – zombies and vampires. Fun and innocent Halloween costumes have given way to pretty grossed-out blood spatters, guts and gore to a large degree.Read More →

Welcome Martha O’Sullivan to the blog today. So glad to have her here talking about her love of California.   My love affair with California began at the tender age of fifteen and continues today, three decades later. So it should come as no surprise that the book of my heart, which somehow turned into a trilogy, is set there. Maybe it was the indescribable thrill of a Midwestern girl seeing the ocean for the first time (we have a lake in Chicago, but it’s not the same). Or the sight of unapologetically bronzed coeds with movie-star teeth driving silver metallic convertibles and playing volleyball in the sand.Read More →

Please welcome author Kaye Spencer to the blog today. Thanks Kaye for stopping by!   A Cowboy Ghost Story that Spawned a Western Romance   by romance author, Kaye Spencer   It’s October! And that means my favorite holiday is right around the corner—Halloween. Two of my other favorite things are old cowboys songs (such as Marty Robbins’ gunfighter ballads), and western romances.   A particular old cowboy song that I like is Ghostriders in the Sky, which was written by Stan Jones in 1948, and recorded by a plethora of musicians.   The roots of the ghostrider American legend probably comes from Europe, since manyRead More →

Please welcome author Rose Anderson to the blog today to talk about shape shifters. So glad to have her join us. Thanks for having me today Lisa. October is a perfect month to talk about shape-shifters, and I just happen to have two! Why do we find them so interesting? For me, I suppose it began when I read Bullfinches Mythology when I was a child. Myths and legends from around the world are filled with shape-shifting men, women, and gods. From Zeus transforming into a swan to seduce Leto, to Merlin teaching a young Arthur how to fly as a hawk, the idea of becoming anRead More →

Please welcome author Daryl Devore to the blog today as she spotlights CAPRI’S FATE. For a chance to win 1 ecopy of Capri’s fate, answer this question in the comments: Which of the four seasons is Daryl Devore’s favourite? (Please don’t forget to include your email in your comments so we can contact you if you win!)   Capri’s Fate  Erotic contemporary fantasy Blurb What’s a woman to do when a voice follows her home and makes mad, passionate love to her? Corporate business woman, Capricious Gray, is dragged to a sex toy convention by her best friend. Once a shocking, mysterious disembodied voice helps her withRead More →

Welcome author  Karen McCullough to the blog today! So glad to have her stopping by the blog today. Check out her excerpts of two releases, UNMASKING and WIZARD below. Paranormal – It’s More Than Bloodsuckers and Shapeshifters For most people, the terms “paranormal” and “urban fantasy” have come to mean either vampires or were creatures (or both), propelled by the success of the Twilight series, its gazillions of imitators, J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood, Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse, and Laurell Hamiton’s Anita Blake books, along with scores of others. Add a solid dash of zombies and that pretty much defines what a lot of readers think theRead More →

Please welcome author Merissa McCain to the blog today as she introduces us to Rafe, the hero in HERO FOR HIRE.   Meet the Hero   Hey. I’m Rafe. Hero for Hire, written by Margaret Madigan and Merissa McCain, is about me and Gwyn and the boys. It’ll be published by Lyrical Press, released on October 1, 2013.   My life before the zombie-apocalypse wasn’t bad. I worked as a stunt man and stunt double in Hollywood. I probably worked on some of your favorite movies. The job satisfied – mostly – my need for adrenaline, which is pretty intense. I’ve always been kind ofRead More →

Welcome author Marie Higgins to the blog today. So glad to have her stopping by to talk about Memorable Stories. She’ll be giving away a PDF copy of WAITING FOR YOU to one lucky commenter. Memorable Stories When I first started reading romance, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Judith McNaught, LaVyrle Spencer, and Jude Deveraux were my favorites. Even to this day (20 years later) I can remember every book I read. When I first started writing myself, I wanted to write a memorable story just like my favorite authors. I wanted readers to remember my stories 20 years from now. But as I write, that thought neverRead More →