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

What’s Your Favorite Romance Trope?

One of the most common complaints I hear against romance novels is that they’re all the same. If you’ve read one, you’ve read them all. That’s true. Sort of. Yes, romance novels are formulaic, but that’s one of the reasons why people love them! We know that, no matter what happens, the boy and the girl will have at least one pleasant moment—the happily ever after. I have no idea how the events in [...]

An Interview with Book Cover Designer Dan Thornberg

Several months ago I picked up the book, "The Hope of Azure Springs" and fell in love with the cover. It was beautiful! I just had to know who designed it. So after hunting down the name within the pages of the book and discovering it was Dan Thornberg, I contacted him via Linked In and humbly asked him for an interview. He agreed! Dan allowed me to ask him several questions: 1. How [...]

By |March 29th, 2019|Categories: Kelly Scott|3 Comments

Coming soon to a bookshelf near you

Anxiously awaiting… I celebrated a birthday this week. It’s one of those big ones with a Zero at the end of it. 🙂 My oldest daughter, who lives several states away from me, arrived last week to be here for the celebration. From the moment she made her flight arrangements, I counted the days until her arrival. When she did arrive, it was even better than I expected. Don’t you just love the anticipation [...]

Are You A Seasonal Reader?

Technically March 20 is the first day of spring, but as I write this post (on March 10), we have several feet of snow on the ground and a thin layer of ice covering everything. Last week the temperatures were below zero. This week, we should be above freezing. With this kind of weather, it’s hard to remember flip flop days and bonfire nights. It’s also hard for me to relate to fictional characters [...]

Medicinal Romance

Do you have things you struggle with? Problems that keep you up at night sometimes? Things that can't be tidily wrapped up with a bow, but more the kind of thing that feels like it has to be shut in a chest in the attic, only opened in the middle of the night when no one can see or hear it come trashing out? Unwieldy problems you fight alone in the dark? Issues that [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: Austin Ryan|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

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 [...]