Jude Deveraux Turns to a Life of Crime with ‘A Willing Murder’ [REVIEW]

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Two bodies are found beneath a beautiful old tree in Jude Deveraux’s A Willing Murder. (Photo courtesy Canva)

When a retired romance novelist, a handsome contractor, and a young realtor move into a sprawling old mansion together, things are destined to get interesting. But when the three of them stumble across the remains of two bodies under a fallen tree, they begin to unravel a decades old mystery that someone doesn’t want them to solve. Will they be able to find the killer before one of them becomes the next victim to bite the dust? Find out in Jude Deveraux’s first whodunnit, A Willing Murder.

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Writing Genre Fiction That Challenges Reader Expectations [GUEST POST]

Every writer has a different end goal in mind. (Photo courtesy Canva)

I’ve loved reading romance books my whole life, even before I knew what they were. When I was eight, I wrote fan fiction of the movie Labyrinth where Jareth and Sarah get together. Basically, I love romance stories because there’s something so satisfying about following two characters through to their happily ever after.

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Novelist Writes Her Own Love Story in ‘Sugarplum Way’ [REVIEW]

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When she falls for a divorced dad, a romance novelist decides to make him one of the characters in her books in Debbie Mason’s Sugarplum Way. (Photo by Paval Hadzinski, Flickr)

In Debbie Mason’s new book, Sugarplum Way, effervescent, exuberant, and eternally optimistic Julia Landon loves watching people fall in love. She’s even played matchmaker once or twice, despite the fact that she has yet to experience a love story of her own. So she does what any good romance novelist would do: she writes her own love story with her secret crush as her hero.
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