Contemporary

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

Broken Build By Rachelle Ayala

Blog Diva - Thursday, April 25, 2013

Techy Women are Sexy too

Broken Build: Silicon Valley Romantic Suspense features a photogenic build engineer who has the technical savvy of a CEO. Even though she ruined Dave Jewell’s life, Jennifer Cruz Jones is determined to fix what’s broken. Here she lets Dave know she’s the right woman for him by talking tech in his ear.

Here’s the excerpt from Chapter 26:

Jen came up behind him and put her arms around his waist, rubbing her face into his back. “I knew it would work. When we replace the data center, we should get Lystra bladeservers and switches. They integrate the storage, network and server fabric into a single management entity. It’s a scalable, unified, policy-driven computing environment for applications, automated provisioning of compute power with the privacy of VLANs, VSANs, Virtual firewalls, combined with the benefits of Lystra network services, QOS, load balancing and SSL tunneling.” Read More

Together In Starlight By Susan MacNicol

Blog Diva - Monday, April 22, 2013

I’m here with the sexy, sophisticated and, may I say, very talented man about London town, Bennett Saville, the hero from my Starlight trilogy. Evening, Bennett, how are you?
Bennett (grins slightly at my intro): I’m fine, Sue. You can tone down the adjectives, though. I know you’re a writer and it’s in your nature but you’re making me blush.

Sue (spluttering with laughter): You’ve never blushed in your life, Bennett, so can the modesty. What’s on your mind?

Bennett (uncrosses his immaculately clad legs and leans forward): It’s a little strange for me talking about this. It’s the whole ghost thing going on in my theatre.

Sue (sighs): Bennett, we’ve talked about this- Read More