Contemporary

I Do Or I Die By Donna Cummings

Blog Diva - Monday, December 10, 2012

Every bride wants her wedding day to be perfect. It's a showcase for her dreams of true love and a happily-ever-after.

But sometimes the perfect day has a few little glitches.

Many years ago I was the maid of honor in a wedding with a beautiful outdoor setting, and absolutely perfect weather. Just as the bride handed me her bouquet, so she could hold her groom's hands while repeating her vows, a bee flew up the back of her waist-length veil. Fortunately it didn't sting her! But it buzzed at the top of her veil throughout the rest of the ceremony. I tried to subtly lift the back of her veil to show the bee the only way out, but it wouldn't cooperate. I couldn't be more forceful about extracting it since the wedding was being videotaped, and I didn't want a permanent recording of their perfect day marred by me whipping her veil up and down to dislodge the bee.  Read More

The Green Eyed Doll by Jerrie Alexander

Blog Diva - Friday, December 07, 2012

How the longest drought and hottest summer on record influenced the story of THE GREEN-EYED DOLL

As I developed Catherine McCoy, the heroine in The Green Eyed Doll, Texas was having a record breaking year. Little did I know when the plot started taking shape that summer would be exactly as I was describing in the book. The weather and setting can provide an additional external conflict to heighten the tension and danger. Catherine had to survive the hottest summer and the longest drought on record. Almost broke, she took what work was available and still didn't have enough money to fix her car's air-conditioner when it went on the fritz! To test her determination, tenacity, and will to live, I created a serial killer who intended her to become his next doll. Read More

Reunited By Helen Hardt

Blog Diva - Monday, December 03, 2012

REUNITED…AND IT FEELS SO GOOD…

I can’t help but think of that Peaches and Herb song from the seventies when I write about my contemporary romance novella, Reunited. Originally written for an anthology called Love Notes, Reunited explores the second chance at love. The hero of the story, Brett, has carried a love letter he wrote to the heroine, Kathryn, in his wallet for the last twenty years.  Read More

Under Her Spell By Eliza Daly

Blog Diva - Monday, November 26, 2012

Deck the Halls with Stress Balls: How to Bring Inner Peace and Joy to Your Holidays (& Giveaway!)

The following advice column is brought to you courtesy of Monica Jackson, the heroine in my debut romantic comedy, Under Her Spell.

When you punch out an innocent snowman on the way home from work, it’s time to get a grip, especially if you have a history of panic attacks. I suffered my first attack several months ago when Reed, a divorce lawyer, opened his practice next door to my new romantic event planning company, Enhance Your Romance. Reed eventually ended up being good for my stress and panic attacks. Then today, my soon-to-be divorced cousin and roomie Hope informed me that she’s spending Christmas on a two-week cruise. Who was going to play domestic elf--baking cookies, decorating, making Christmas dinner, etc.? Surprisingly, the holidays are a busier time for my company than Valentine’s Day. Everyone who has been naughty all year wants to play nice (or maybe a bit naughty) and romance their significant other. Unlike Hope, I don’t want to avoid the holidays. I love the holidays. So here are a few stress reducers I’ve come up with.  Read More

Marked By The Mob By K. Victoria Chase

Blog Diva - Friday, November 23, 2012

Marked by the Mob (Virginia Justice Book Two) Blurb
FBI Agent Sara Deckker returns to the home she abandoned more than ten years ago, at the request of her father -- a man she loathes. Dying of cancer, Jim Deckker is on the run from a criminal family who wants his testimony silenced. Knowing he has little time left, he wants to reconcile with the daughter he failed to protect, in hopes of being forgiven.  Read More

Into The Fire by Donna Alward

Blog Diva - Monday, November 19, 2012

Pumpkin Pie, Apple Crisp…and Hunky Firemen

Growing up in a small rural community, one of my greatest memories of fall were sales and bazaars that the various women’s groups held as fundraisers. Most times it would be at the community hall or at the church. There were always handicrafts, homemade gifts, and oh, the food. I remember my mom baking for the church bazaar and making bread, cakes, cookies, squares….we’re talking BOXES of baking. It was EPIC.  Read More

Gilt By J L Wilson

Blog Diva - Friday, November 16, 2012

It's great to be here talking about books! For those who don't know me, I've been writing for publication since about 2006, and I just celebrated my 25th book release. I write mainly mystery/romance, but I also have a reincarnation/time travel series, and a futuristic series. And I'm working on a mult-book futuristic series that I hope to release in 3 volumes, with 3 books per volume.  Read More

Secrets Of A Mayan Moon by Paty Jager

Blog Diva - Friday, November 09, 2012

Why an Action Adventure? Why Not!
I don’t write the traditional Romantic Suspense. My books are action adventure with romance tossed in to make it interesting. Think Romancing the Stone, Indiana Jones, or more recently Sherlock Holmes. There are bad people, good people, and different cultures mixed into a tale that is fast-paced, action-packed, and sizzles with romantic chemistry.  Read More

Baby Decision By Tina Gayle

Blog Diva - Monday, November 05, 2012

Who Inspires You?
In today’s world there are many women that we could look up to and try to emulate. But I find that the women that most inspire me are women that I know personally. Their stories have a way of connecting to my life in ways that a stranger’s can not.
For instance, I look at my female relatives. All these women are part of my family. Each worked hard to make a difference in the lives of their children.  Read More

Burning Up By Anne Marsh

Blog Diva - Tuesday, October 30, 2012

For Jack Donovan, the hero of Burning Up, smoke jumping is a way of life. He lives for the adrenaline rush of flying over the burning California wildlands and diving straight into the inferno. There’s no room in his life for love—until an emergency call from his hometown of Strong brings him face to face with the one woman he can’t forget… Lily Cortez never got over the handsome rogue who once kissed her senseless—and then left. She vowed she was done with love ‘em-and-leave ‘em men and small town life. Until a series of malicious fires set by a stalker has her running home to hide. Now, their summer is heating up as Jack fights to save her from the stalker’s fiery threats and to convince her to give the passion between them a second chance.  Read More