Crash and Burn (True love should make you burn...)

Blog Diva - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

 Every love story should have a song...

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Crash and Burn (Love You Like A Love Song Series)

A childhood promise has Chance Walker picking up a guitar once again. Sure, he's been busy growing up, finishing college, and even law school. He made a promise to his dying mother and he’s determined to keep it. While his guitar playing dreams were big when he was a kid, his skill is rusty and he hires Erin Michaelson to bring music back into his life. Not only is she incredibly talented, she's one of the sexiest women he’s ever met. It's hard to focus on correct finger position when her sweet scent threatens to drive him out of his mind. 

Less than twenty-four hours after his first lesson he sees her again, but this time she’s on stage using another name and seducing an entire audience of men. He played the gentleman card once, and it got him nowhere. This time, all bets are off and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her. A single, sizzling backstage kiss will change both of their lives forever, because Chance soon realizes that Erin is not just an itch, she’s an obsession that he refuses to live without. 
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What Makes a Good and Slightly Nutty Heroine by Rebecca Zanetti

Michele Callahan - Tuesday, November 10, 2015

What Makes a Good and Slightly Nutty Heroine by Rebecca Zanetti


Hey all! Don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom of the page! I’m so excited to be here at RomCon celebrating the release of Wicked Edge! The hero in Wicked Edge is Daire Dunne, who’s a tough witch enforcer on a Harley…and is totally grumpy. The heroine is a bit of a surprise. She’s a wild card who drugs Daire, steals from him, and then likes to rob banks. Of course, they’re the perfect match! They just don’t know it right away. 

So, I’ve written a few blogs lately about what makes for a good hero and a good villain, but I haven’t really talked about heroines. Here are my top five characteristics of a good paranormal heroine, and more specifically, Cee Cee Jones. Read More

Horseracing and Romance by Melissa West

Blog Diva - Thursday, October 29, 2015

Hi there! My name is Melissa West, and I am the author of RACING HEARTS, book 1 in the Hamilton Stables series, featuring horseracing. When I set out to write my first contemporary romance, I knew I wanted to focus on a topic outside the norm. Cowboys had been done, and even horse racing had been done, but I didn’t know of any stories that focused on a horse racing family that was all but royalty in that world.

But to create a realistic world, I had to really do my homework. I started by picking up books at the library, reading until my eyes burned, and then reading some more, all the while feeling like I wasn’t getting a clear picture into the racing world. That was when I decided to reach out to horse trainers, and I was fortunate to hear back from legend, Todd Pletcher. Before long, I had a clearer look into what it really took to train a horse. The long hours, the dedication, the community-feel of a farm, and how every person on staff worked themselves to the bone.

Somewhere along the way of researching this amazing sport, watching more Youtube videos than I could count, and asking questions that were all too often idiotic, I found myself loving it. I loved the passion and drive, and I knew I had my story.

A female jockey, daughter to a legendary racehorse trainer, gets hurt and has no one else to turn to than the boy her father had once trained, who was no longer a boy at all. RACING HEARTS captures that thrill of the race, the tension of two towns that both claim to be the best in racing, and the sureness of a first love that never really died.  Read More

Interview: Miss Anne Townsend, Spinster from An Unexpected Wish

Michele Callahan - Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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Interview: Miss Anne Townsend, Spinster from An Unexpected Wish

Blog Diva - Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Interview: Miss Anne Townsend, Spinster from An Unexpected Wish

Miss Townsend, welcome. Thank you for taking the time to speak with us.
So lovely to meet you as well.  I’m delighted to be here. 

Perhaps you can tell us more about yourself?
I am the eldest daughter of a baronet. My father was Sir Walter Townsend.  We grew up in our family estate in Sussex. My mother died young of influenza so I’ve been   responsible for carrying for my younger sisters since her death. Father passed away from heart pains just six years ago. My stepbrother inherited the estate in Sussex. I   have two sisters, Sophia and Juliet. I’m also the companion to Lady Danford.

You no longer live in Sussex? Where are you living now?
We currently reside in Beetham. Due to a misunderstanding with my stepbrother, we were forced to leave. Lady Danford was a friend of my mother’s and was kind enough to help us. I serve as her companion and in exchange, we are able to live in a cottage on her fine estate. Beetham is a beautiful place. I had never visited the Lake District before. The rolling hills and the surrounding 
woods are lovely to walk in. The village is rather small, but adequate. The market town of Milnthorpe is very close by. St. Michael’s the church is very old and quite lovely.