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People, Heritage and The Inspiration Behind The Legion


by A.C. Arthur, author of Awaken the Dragon Whenever I’m asked where the inspiration for my stories comes from, the answer inevitably circles around three things: people, places and things. I’m always people-watching and absorbing character traits and flaws. I read books and watch movies that take me to different places. And I have an […]

8 Magical Paranormal Romances Perfect for Halloween


Halloween is here, and we couldn’t be more excited for this excuse to share some of our favorite paranormal romances! Whether you’re looking for vampires, shapeshifters, psychics or Faerie princes, we have the perfect sexy and suspenseful story for you. Here are 8 paranormal romances you won’t want to miss! Goddess with a Blade by […]

How to Write A Cowboy Hero

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by A.M. Arthur, author of Lucky Break Hey, reading family! I’m A.M. Arthur, author of the Clean Slate Ranch series for Carina Press, and I’m here to chat a bit about my inspiration for this series and its characters. I’ve been a huge fan of cowboys and the Old American West for most of my […]

First-Page Critique: New School, New Me


Welcome to our first-page critiques! These critiques are meant to give insight into how we might look at a manuscript as it comes across our desks on submission. We’ll strive to be critical but not mean. Because it’s only about 800 words, 2 pages at the most, the amount of feedback is necessarily limited—we don’t […]

Creating A Small Town Perfect for Romance


by Vanessa North, author of Hard Chrome When I talk about writing small-town romances, I tend to get really nerdy about the concept of the small-town setting as a character in the book, like it’s living and breathing right alongside the people on the pages. And I think that’s true kind of across genres—anyone who’s […]


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