Under The Mistletoe By Katherine Garbera

Blog Diva - Thursday, December 18, 2014

I love the holidays and always have. When I was growing my family didn’t have a lot of money so Christmas was one of those times that really stood out. There was more food on the table that I could ever imagine and my mom always managed to make sure that our tree was full of presents on Christmas morning.

True some of those gifts would be practical things like pjs, underwear (my family is infamous for gifting it), and socks but there would also be a gift that seemed so far out of our family budget that was a huge surprise. The magic of Christmas was born for me on those many early mornings.

I have been lucky in that I haven’t had really “hard” times as an adult but those early Christmases stuck with me. My kids have grown up “adopting” a family for Christmas to give gifts to and by giving all of their change to the Salvation Army bell ringers. Seriously, I doubt there is one in my city that we haven’t visited! Read More

Hollywood Princess By Dana Aynn Levin

Blog Diva - Thursday, December 04, 2014

Happy Holidays! It’s a great season to discover new books. With winter vacations on the way, I’m thrilled to be on RomCon to introduce you to Hollywood Princess, the first book in the Hollywood Princess series. Whether you’re headed to the beach or the slopes, or if you’re home enjoying a stay-cation, this New Adult novel is the perfect companion.

I love the New Adult genre. It’s such a great age to explore. The protagonists are embarking on their adult lives. They’re either in college or at first jobs. Every day presents new challenges. Every decision impacts the path they will ultimately find themselves on. How will they embrace their new freedoms?

Elizabeth Jacobs is trading in her personal chef for a meal plan, her Chanel bag for a backpack, and an estate for a dorm room. Growing up in the Hollywood spotlight, her life has been an enviable one – famous parents, entrée to everything, and getting whatever she wants. Now Elizabeth just wants to escape, to leave behind the glamour and glitz of her childhood, and enter a world where no one knows her name. Read More

Give And Take By Alisa Anderson

Blog Diva - Thursday, May 22, 2014

Give and Take: A New Adult Romance (Book II, Give and Receive Series.)

Blurb:


Young, talented, ambitious. Wild.

Three friends, who struggled for fortune and fame, have finally found themselves thrust into mega-stardom.

What is right if there is no wrong…

For Ty, Lena and Danny, they're about to find out as they cross the boundaries from all things safe to an arena testing love, friendship and loyalty. An arena that's forbidden, taboo…and oh so tempting.

They’re riding hard and fast in a world where sex, money, love and rock & roll are all a game of give & receive, where any wish can be granted if you just ask...

Open, honest and raw, this is a rare glimpse of what happens behind the fortune and the fame, beyond the limelight, past the adulation and acclaim.  Read More

A Cadence Creek Christmas By Donna Alward

Blog Diva - Monday, November 04, 2013

Christmas Weddings… by Donna Alward

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

It’s also the most stressful time of the year, especially when you throw in a wedding. I mean, we all know that December is a crazy month. Decorating, shopping, baking, entertaining… and then there are the Christmas concerts, special church services, community events. You’d have to be nuts to throw a wedding into all that, right?
I had a blast writing A CADENCE CREEK CHRISTMAS, out this month from Harlequin Romance. After all, despite the stress, Christmas weddings ARE incredibly romantic. There’s so much potential after all! Beautiful colours, snow, candlelight, the crisp scent of evergreen boughs, the hush of velvet, the twinkle lights that just seem to fit. Candlelight and satin ribbon and the overall feeling of peace and goodwill adding to the romance. But things can go wrong, too. There’s the potential for winter weather (especially in Canada!) and for things to not turn out quite right, especially since the holidays are naturally a very busy time for businesses. Screw ups happen. Timelines are too tight and people are left scrambling at the last minute. This happens at any wedding at any time, but it’s a bit riskier as you get close to a major holiday! Read More

Twins Under The Christmas Tree By Marin Thomas

Blog Diva - Monday, October 28, 2013

Twins Under The Christmas Tree (Oct 2013)

Sneak Peek!


A sixth sense told Conway he was being watched. He opened his eyes beneath the cowboy hat covering his face. Two pairs of miniature athletic shoes stood side-by-side next to the sofa. He played possum—not an easy task when his legs were numb from dangling over the end of the loveseat all night.

"Is he dead?"

The question went unanswered.

"I bet he's dead." The same voice spoke again.

"Poke him and see." A second voice, slightly higher in pitch than the first, whispered.

Conway grinned, glad the hat hid his face. Read More

Because Of Audrey By Mary Sullivan

Blog Diva - Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thank you to RomCon® for allowing me to post an excerpt today from my new October Superromance, BECAUSE OF AUDREY! Enjoy…

“How can I have my father deemed unsound of mind?” Gray asked, unable to mask his distaste. “Unfit to run his own business?”

“For God’s sake, Gray,” John Spade said. “Stop pacing. I’m nervous just looking at you. This isn’t like you.”

No, it wasn’t. He had a cool head for business, but business problems had never hit so close to home. His father had never been blackmailed before, and Gray had never had problem after problem dumped on him until he was drowning in an ocean of anxiety, barely hanging on to bits of flotsam by his fingernails. Read More

Date With Destiny By Helen Lacey

Blog Diva - Thursday, August 01, 2013

My fourth book for Harlequin Special Edition, Date With Destiny, is released this month and I’m delighted to be able to take readers back to the small Australian beachside town of Crystal Point. Particularly because I love small towns. I live in one much like the town depicted in my books, which sits at the southern most point of the Great Barrier Reef. It truly is a little slice of paradise. I see dolphins and whales in migration season and get to indulge my passion for horses by riding on the long stretch of beach.

But I’m an avid reader of most small town books. I love the chemistry and sense of community between the characters. I love how there’s often a secondary character who’s quirky and unusual. Or how very often other characters get their own happily-ever-after down the track. And I love how very often animals feature in these kind of books. In Date with Destiny, my police officer hero owns a very large dog named Jed….he’s a Dogue De Bordeaux (like from Turner and Hooch) who is a huge shock to the uptight New-York-business-woman heroine who has no idea how to handle a large hound with a dribbling problem. There’s a scene where the dog invades her bath time which was so much fun to write.  Read More

Father By Choice By Amanda Berry

Blog Diva - Thursday, May 02, 2013

A Million Reasons
by Amanda Berry


In trying to write this blog post, I have found a million other things that need to be done. Not necessarily first, but far easier than coming up with a blog topic. The puppy needed to go outside. The kids needed stuff. (Kids always need stuff) Oh, had to watch the latest episode of Castle. Clothes needed to be cleaned. I had to pack for the RT Convention in Kansas City. My guest bedroom bed needed to be made. Had to watch the latest episode of Bones. Need to go to the store for a new coffee maker and medicine for the sick kid. The list goes on and on.  Read More

Home To Laura By Mary Sullivan

Blog Diva - Thursday, March 14, 2013

In February, my first book in a new series about a fictional town called Accord in Colorado, IN FROM THE COLD, came out. It was the first story about three brothers, Gabe, Tyler and Nick Jordan. I imagined what I thought were good plots and good characters.

I soon faced a couple of challenges with this series, though.

One problem was that I couldn’t come up with a full enough story for the middle brother, Tyler, for the new 85,000 word length of Harlequin Superromance. What to do? I really liked Tyler and really wanted to tell his story. I decided to make Tyler’s story arc over the two books, which meant that his story didn’t finish in the first book and that, if readers wanted to know what happened to him, they would have to read March’s release, HOME TO LAURA.

This was not a ploy to get people to buy more of my books, but rather a way to give Tyler his story as written without having to use a lot of filler to write a separate, full-length novel. As a reader, I don’t like a lot of filler. I want story. Tyler became the peacekeeper, the go-between helping the two brothers. He wanted them to be a cohesive family. At some point, though, the two brothers had to learn how to heal themselves and their sibling rivalry. Read More

Still The One By Michelle Major

Blog Diva - Thursday, February 21, 2013

I like winter. I really do. During the dog days of summer when I’m sick of being hot I can’t wait for the temps to cool. I love the first snow, a good fire, hot chocolate, lazy weekend mornings snuggling in bed. I love jeans, boots, scarves and I don’t believe it’s possible to have too many jackets. Maybe that’s because I live in Colorado where the weather can change a dozen ways in a matter of hours. Seriously, though, how is it possible to have too many jackets??

But somewhere in the long months after the holidays, I start yearning for spring. Let’s face it, although February only has 28 days, we’ve still got a few more weeks of winter, with lots of gray skies and short days. Sigh. I’ve got the winter blues, no doubt about it. But since it happens every year and I’ve found that spooning up an entire bowl full of raw cookie dough doesn’t leave me feeling any better, I’ve developed some ways to deal with the cold weather blahs.
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