Seduction Under Fire by Melissa Cutler

Blog Diva - Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cowboys and Soldiers

Melissa Cutler here, and lately I've been thinking about what makes a man a Real Man. I know, as opposed to what…an Old Navy mannequin? The thing is, when you live and breathe romance novels, you spend a lot of time pondering rippling abs, cocky confidence, and that low-down rumbling laugh that turns me melty. You know what else a real man needs, at least a hero in my books? Tools.  Read More

My Sister's Boyfriend by Sylvia McDaniel

Blog Diva - Thursday, October 11, 2012

For many years I was a historical writer. I loved to read contemporaries, but I was drawn to the past and well, I didn't want to live in the here and now. But eventually, I decided to try my chances with a short contemporary. Parent Trap was always one of my favorite movies so I decided I would write about a set of twins, and what would happen when one sister pretended to be the other.  Read More

Until There Was You by Jessica Scott

Blog Diva - Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Late 2008
Colorado Springs, Colorado

“So this is hell? Very scenic.” Claire shivered and slouched over a steaming mug of coffee, wishing it were a bathtub she could crawl into. The lobby of the Evergreen Lodge was polished ski-lodge elegance and pretty much guaranteed to give the budget overlords coronaries. A huge stone fireplace in the middle radiated a welcoming heat from all four sides. Overstuffed chairs were intermixed with coffee tables and potted plants. Tiny white lights decorated the rafters and looked like diminutive stars against the dark oak. The dining room took up half the lobby, and dozens of windows let the wild mountain view in while keeping the cold out.  Read More

Autumn Winds by Charlotte Hubbard

Blog Diva - Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Seasons of the Heart Book 2

Lord, if this rain’s gonna cause another flood like ya sent Noah, I hope You’ll give me a sign to get to higher ground. Can’t have my bakery blowin’ off the face of the earth in this wind, either, as we’re countin’ on these pies and cakes for the big party tomorrow!

Miriam Lantz slammed the whistling window shut. When was the last time they’d seen such a fierce wind? Rain pelted the roof of the Sweet Seasons Bakery Café, not quite drowning out the troubling thoughts that had wakened her in the wee hours. Too often these past weeks she’d dwelled upon Bishop Knepp’s vow to somehow get her out of this business and into his home. Ordinarily it wasn’t her way to fret so, but Hiram Knepp could stir up more trouble than a nest of ornery hornets, if he had a mind to. It hadn’t made him one bit happy, when an English fellow had outbid him to buy this building a month ago.  Read More

The Nurse He Shouldn't Notice by Susan Carlisle

Blog Diva - Wednesday, September 05, 2012

I was recently in a discussion about desires and goals. The question was asked: Are desires and goals one in the same? I don’t think they are. I desired to be a published author. I dreamed of it, wished for it, worked for it. That desire was out there just at the tip of my fingers. In order to capture my desire, I had to actively move toward it. Create a plan. That’s where my goals came in. Goals are what I used to reach my desire. I set a word count for each day, or a page count. I planned to have the book done in X number of weeks so my critique partners could review it. My book contract states I have to have my manuscript in on a certain day.  Read More

Nanny For The Millionaire's Twins by Susan Meier

Blog Diva - Tuesday, September 04, 2012

My books THE TYCOON’S SECRET DAUGHTER and NANNY FOR THE MILLIONAIRE’S TWINS have stirred up a lot of discussion among my readers. For the first forty-five of my books I stayed on point. I write category romance, so I stuck with category romance hooks…or rich guy, cowboy, millionaire, doctor, baby, nanny, rancher, secretary, secret baby, etc. The same was true for books 46 and 47, a duet about brothers who reunite after fifteen years apart. THE TYCOON’S SECRET DAUGHTER, obviously has a secret daughter.  Read More