‘Royal Beauty Bright’: Seven Questions with Ryan Byrnes [INTERVIEW]

Ryan Byrnes

Ryan Byrnes wrote his debut novel, Royal Beauty Bright, while he was in high school! (Photo courtesy Ryan Byrnes)

When I finished reading Ryan Byrnes’ new historical novel, Royal Beauty Bright, I was speechless. For such a young writer (he wrote this book in high school), he has penned a story that is by turns heartbreaking, humorous, inspiring, and compelling. As you know, we read a lot of fiction set around World War I, but we seldom encounter characters we enjoy meeting as well as those found here. They make for a brilliant, heartfelt tale that is truly a joy to read. Thus we’re thrilled that he stops by to chat with us about his book, and what comes next. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview! —J&H
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Playboy Cowboy Gets Second Chance at Love in Carolyn Brown’s New Longhorn Canyon Novel [REVIEW]

Snow ranch

Sometimes second chances are more difficult to find than a horse in a snow storm. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A rakish cowboy. A chance encounter. The one woman who stops him in his tracks. Will she be able to tame his wild heart or are some men simply too independent to ever truly settle down? Find out in Carolyn Brown’s latest Longhorn Canyon novel!
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Single Mom Finds Happiness During A ‘Snowfall On Cedar Trail’ [REVIEW]

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Will a single mom protect her secrets or open her heart? (Photo courtesy Canva)

A single mom. A hot cop. The secret that stands between them. Will she be able to deal with her past and embrace a chance at happiness with the man of her dreams? Find out in Annie Rains’ new novel, Snowfall on Cedar Trail. Read more of this post

Debbie Mason Takes Readers On an Upbeat, Emotional Journey to Harmony Harbor [REVIEW]

Handsome man

Sometimes even the most charismatic men have demons to slay. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A charming shopkeeper. A powerful businessman. A proposition that could make or break them both. When the cards are on the table, only one of them will walk away victorious. Discover who holds the winning hand in Debbie Mason’s latest heartwarming Harmony Harbor romance.
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A Lot of Work for a Little Snow [GUEST POST]

Wintertime at the Monastery
Sometimes the smallest detail creates the largest amount of work for an author, like trying to pick the perfect time for a setting to have snow. E.M. Powell explains in this guest post regarding her new novel, The Monastery Murders. (Photo by Paul R. Robinson, Flickr)

Whenever we pick up a book by one of our favorite authors, we may not realize just how much research went into writing a certain character, choosing a setting, or crafting a particular scene, especially when the author does her job as seamlessly as historical mystery author, E.M. Powell. Reading her latest novel, The Monastery Murders, she excels at luring us into the story’s disarming setting and made us ask: How did holiday traditions differ way back in 1176 and how does she utilize these details to build suspense? Thankfully she explains in today’s guest post. Enjoy! —J&H

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