Shannon Sue Dunlap isn't new to rom-coms, and her first book in the Sweetheart Series promises to be a literary riot, and it lives up to that promise. I'm only halfway through it and am thinking mean, ugly thoughts of everything keeping me from being able to escape into the crazy small-town politics Continue Reading
Because Fiction Podcast
What Made This Author Use Hell as Inspiration for His Novel?
When I saw that Bryan Timothy Mitchell had written a book that took inspiration from Dante's Inferno, I knew I'd want to check out Infernal Fall right away. Listen in to see why Bryan decided to write this book! Note: links may be affiliate links that provide me with a small commission at no Continue Reading
Rumor Has It, Murmur in the Mud Caves Promises to Be Excellent!
Kathleen Denly has done it again! Her next book in the Chapparal Hearts series releases on the sixteenth, and with a title like Murmur in the Mud Caves, it promises to be another delightful book. Everyone knows I'm a huge fan of this series, so listen in and learn some of the things Kathleen Continue Reading
What Exciting Things Does This Author Bring to Last Chance County?
The latest in the Last Chance Fire and Rescue series releases soon, and I got to chat with author Emilie Haney about the book, her other books, her cover design business, and a tiny bit about her ghostwriting! Listen in and see why she auditioned to be part of this series and what other genres she's Continue Reading
What’s Better Than One Great Author? How about Two Great Authors?
So a few weeks back, Tracie Peterson and I got on to talk about her upcoming release, and ended up chatting about another upcoming release--The Heart's Choice which is a new series, The Jewels of Kalispell, that she's written with Kimberley Woodhouse. If I recall correctly, this is a three-book Continue Reading
What Would You Like Better Than an Archaeological Thriller? Four?
When I chatted with Doug Powell at the end of February, I had no idea that it would be the last day I'd have internet... for a month. At least I got his Graham Eliot series ordered before it was too late! WHEW! So I got to chat with an apologist who decided to write archaeological thrillers. Continue Reading
What Favorite Romantic Suspense Author Also Defies Geography?
The other day, I got to chat with Dani Pettrey about her new, fan-requested novella releasing... I think on Tuesday! And the whole time we were chatting, I was so sad that I hadn't read this series. Guys. I've read two of the three books. What on earth is WRONG with me? So, listen in and learn Continue Reading
How Did One Author Go from Historical Romance to Fast-Paced Suspense?
Expired Hope by Megan Besing just released today, and she chatted with me about how she went from writing a historical mail-order bride story to part of Lisa Phillips' Last Chance County series with Last Chance Fire and Rescue (part of Sunrise Publishing). Listen in to see why I am CRAZY excited to Continue Reading
What Unexpected Stories Will You Read in This Exciting New Novel?
When I saw the latest book out by Tosca Lee, The Long March Home, I was both excited and confused. I knew her as an author of Biblical/Ancient fiction and a bit of suspense. I didn't know she'd written dystopian, too... and here she was with a new WWII novel about three friends who went through the Continue Reading
What Do a War, Two Vets, and a Beautiful Window Have in Common?
The next book in The Stained-Glass Legacy Series, Window of Peace, released today, and I chatted with Regina Rudd Merrick about it a couple weeks back. Jumping from the 1920s in the first book to 1970s and the Vietnam War, Merrick gives us more of the Dunne family, more of the chapel, and another Continue Reading
Why Did This YA Rom-Com Author Decide to Defect to Amish?
So, when I clicked in to chat with debut Amish Romance author, Christen Krumm, I had no idea what I was in for. How does a woman who has never read an Amish book get a contract for two in blind auditions? Listen in to learn how and to discover why I was sold on the book before I'd read a Continue Reading
Why Did I Love These Two 1930s Novels Set in Hollywood?
Sometimes, you love books enough that you've just got to "download" all the thoughts about them. Well, I've been promising to give my take on Stephanie Landsem's 1930s novels and today is the day. So get comfy and listen in for a spoiler-filled gush about In a Far-Off Land and Code Name Continue Reading