Fresh Pressed Posts2018-02-01T15:19:22+00:00

Winter Reading Recommendations

Cuddling up with a good romance. I’m not a big fan of winter weather. The cold that creeps into my bones. The gray days that snuff out the suns bright light. I just want sunlight and nice breezy days. Having spent most of my life in Michigan where winter and its cold grip is inevitable, I do have an appreciation for the glacial beauty that can accompany the season. More importantly I have an [...]

Valentine’s Day: Grand Gestures or Something Sweet?

I’m pretty sure every single (as in unattached) girl dreams of the time when she has a Valentine to celebrate the unofficial day of love. Flowers, candy, romantic dinners. Oo, la, la! Yeah, right. I used to be that schmuck. In high school and college I often wore black on St. Valentine’s Day. The universal protest of the single, flowerless, jealous girl, because let’s be honest—I wasn’t protesting the holiday, I was protesting the [...]

What to do When the Perfect Story Formula is Missing

As an accountant (my day job) I live and die by formulas. It’s how I know that I will arrive at a conclusive answer. Everything has order which I love. This thought process is how I approach books. When I first began to write a story, I just wrote. And wrote. And wrote. When I let an agent read those first few pages, oh my. That dear story is safely tucked away never to see [...]

By |February 8th, 2019|Categories: Kelly Scott|3 Comments

The Heart of the Matter

So, in honor of Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to get to the heart of the matter…of writing, that is. Ask just about any writer, even the published ones, and they’ll most likely tell you is wasn’t the money or fame that spurred them forward on this path. Okay, maybe J.K. Rowling and Stephen King can claim those factors as motivation at this stage in the game, but I’d almost guarantee [...]

Chasing Happy Endings

January has five weeks. You might already have discovered that, but it keeps tripping *me* up. I harbor a bit of an adventurous spirit. Which is why I’ve lived in three different countries, and sometimes find myself in peculiar situations (like alone in a snowstorm, or on the deck of a tall ship with nothing but ocean as far as the eye can see, or using a wringer washer for laundry and… well, you [...]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Austin Ryan|Tags: , , |7 Comments

What do romance books offer us?

The benefits of romance books The romance genre is one of the largest categories of fiction. It has loads of sub-genres and even makes its way into other genres right under reader noses. Romance is also one of the most ridiculed genres. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who has felt the need to defend my tastes in literary works.) It’s a shame, really, because romance is a wonderful thing and makes [...]