Category Archives: Contemporary romance

Coming Together Through Music


by JN Welsh, author of In Rhythm The O’Jays had it right when they wrote “I Love Music.” This is not only my own personal sentiment but one that makes a cameo in my upcoming release, In Rhythm, book two in my Back on Top series. The novel is set in the Electronic Dance Music […]

Nothing Personal: Character Creation and Being Your Own Person


by Ruby Lang, author of Open House A few weeks ago I talked to someone who really wanted me to be my characters. We’d been sitting on the playground benches watching our kids run around, swapping stories about how we met our spouses. When I told her about my first date with my husband, how […]

6 Holiday Romance Recommendations From Author Shannon Stacey


by Shannon Stacey, author of One Christmas Eve The holiday season is a hectic time for adults, and for many it’s not only very busy, but also a time of emotional and/or financial stress. Nothing kickstarts my festive mood like a holiday romance because, whether the pages are filled with angsty emotion or humor and […]

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 […]

How I Wrote a Strong Alpha Heroine

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by Angelina M. Lopez, author of Lush Money I have always written strong female characters. As an oldest child, a Virgo, the only woman in a household of men, and the granddaughter of two oldest daughters—one who was an ER nurse with her pilot’s license, the other who went from cleaning houses to being a […]