Contemporary

Hold On My Heart By Tracy Brogan

Blog Diva - Monday, July 01, 2013

Twelve Months Later…

By Tracy Brogan

On July 1st, 2012, I was pretty happy. For one thing, it was the middle of summer. It’s far easier to be happy in Michigan in the middle of summer than it is in the middle of winter! Trust me on that, you southerners, with all your fancy-shmancy, year-round sunshine.
I had some other lovely reasons to be happy, too. Soon, I’d be heading off to Anaheim, California, to attend the Romance Writers of America® conference. I’d be sporting my second Golden Heart Finalist ribbon, this time for my historical novel, HIGHLAND SURRENDER. (The year before that, I’d been nominated in the Novel with Romantic Elements category for my contemporary romance, CRAZY LITTLE THING.) Read More

Pastors' Wives By Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

Blog Diva - Monday, June 17, 2013

What If You Can’t Be What Your Man Wants and Deserves?

My husband Chris is a musician. Before your mind jumps to long hair and groupies, let me clarify: he’s a classical musician. He makes his living playing the clarinet in orchestras, operas and chamber groups.

I am not a musician. Despite the best efforts of my Asian mother, I never mastered an instrument. My sister and I took piano lessons for twelve years. Toward the end, our progress was so painfully lacking that our teacher refused to take our mother’s money. Read More

Can't Stop Believing By Jodi Thomas

Blog Diva - Thursday, June 06, 2013

Probably the most asked question of writers is “Where do your ideas come from?” For me, they come in bits and pieces often written on note cards all over my house. I picked up a few today as I walked toward my study: “Ice storm in Harmony---someone falls.” –was on the landing. “If he had double the horse sense, he’d still be too dumb to make change.”-was on by my bed. “Your eyes are so blood shot they look like a map of Georgia.”-was written in my notes where I’d copied a line from an old song. Read More

Once Upon A Prince By Rachel Hauck

Blog Diva - Monday, June 03, 2013

Every little girl dreams of being a princess. Every woman longs to be treated like royalty. We’re all just a little bit fascinated by royal weddings and the princess that lives in every woman. That’s why I hope readers will fall in love with Once Upon a Prince, the first release in my Royal Wedding Series.

I hope you enjoy this sneak peek into a very special scene!


She wore the only white gown in a sea of color. She tried not to notice she’d missed the dress code as she turned about the floor—on gold Louboutin tip toe—in Nathaniel’s arms. And everyone watched. Gawked. Read More

Drawing The Line By Kimberly Kincaid

Blog Diva - Monday, May 27, 2013

Getting Hot In the Kitchen with Jason Morgan

To detective Jason Morgan, being a police detective isn’t everything—it’s the only thing.

So when he’s tasked with keeping a local restaurant owner safe as part of a huge case, he knows he’s the man for the job. But Serenity Gallagher isn’t any ordinary witness, and as the danger twists and the stakes get higher, the heat between them extends far outside of the kitchen… Read More

Meant To Be By Terri Osburn

Blog Diva - Thursday, May 23, 2013

Why I Put The Love Of My Life In My Book

The year before my daughter was born, I got a puppy. Though my family had an awesome dog when I was growing up, this was my first dog as an adult. Kind of kid training with four legs and fur. A coworker’s black lab had knocked up a stray mutt, so she was giving away the little fur balls for free. I don’t remember the moment I picked my boy out, but I know it was love at first sight.

Because he was always either barreling through something, or passed out in a heap, I named him Dozer. He quickly became the love of my life. Read More

Sold As Is By Holley Trent

Blog Diva - Monday, May 20, 2013

Rise of the Rom-SitCom

I’m a romance writer with a humor writer’s heart. I’m George Carlin with a sprinkling of Jerry Seinfeld…and maybe a bit of Sarah Silverman thrown in for estrogen.

Most of my humor is observational. It relies on me creating a conspiratorial bond with my readers. I like to imagine me sidling close, covering my hand with my mouth, and whispering, “Did you see what she just did? Can you believe it?” I really do want readers to put down my books, go pop some popcorn, then return ready to read the sitcom unfolding. Read More

The House that Love Built By Beth Wiseman

Blog Diva - Monday, May 13, 2013

Brooke has only loved one man, her late husband. Owen’s rebuilding after a painful divorce. Can a mysterious house bring them together for a second chance at love?

In the charming town of Smithville, Texas, Brooke Holloway is raising two young children on her own, supporting them by running the family hardware store. The last thing on her mind is falling in love. But she’s intrigued when a stranger moves to town and buys the old Hadley mansion. She’s always heard that house holds a secret—maybe even a treasure—and she can’t wait to see inside. When she meets the new owner and they spend time together, she can’t deny the attraction. Could God be giving her another chance at happiness? Or is she betraying her late husband’s love by even thinking that way?  Read More

Straddling The Line By Sarah M. Anderson

Blog Diva - Thursday, May 09, 2013

Meet the Bolton Brothers!

I’m thrilled to introduce the Bolton Brothers—Ben, Billy and Bobby—the heroes of my newest Harlequin Desire series! Ben’s story, Straddling the Line, just released on May 7. He’ll be followed by Billy’s story, Bringing Home the Bachelor, on September 2. Bobby will wrap up the series with Expecting the Bolton Baby on November 5. They live fast, ride hard and love fiercely!

So who are the Bolton Brothers? Let’s ask them!

Sarah: Hi, guys. Tell us about yourself.

Bobby: Well, as the name implies, we’re the Bolton Brothers and we run the Crazy Horse Choppers, a custom-built motorcycle shop based in Rapid City, South Dakota Read More

More Than This By Shannyn Schroeder

Blog Diva - Sunday, May 05, 2013

My Unexpected Love for Beta Heroes

Hi, Everyone!

Thank you so much for letting me join you today to talk about my recent release, More Than This, and my love for beta heroes.

Like many readers, I love a great alpha hero. There’s so much to fall for when it comes to alphas. They’re strong and powerful and they take charge of every situation. I believe that part of the draw with alphas is their need to redeem themselves because so often their need to protect and possess makes them come across as an alpha-hole. As readers, we love to watch that transformation take place. Plus, if you add in a good grovel scene, we’re putty in the author’s hands. Read More