Debut Novelist Emmy Grayson Dishes on the History of Polvorones

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These sweet treats have a long history. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Anyone who has followed us for any length of time knows that we have two great passions: books and food. So when a novelist writes about a dish in such a way that we can nearly taste it ourselves, their work captures our imaginations. Such is the case with debut author Emmy Grayson. In her new book, His Billion-Dollar Takeover Temptation, she writes about polvorones. Ever heard of them? We hadn’t either, at least not by that name.

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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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Jennie Marts’ ‘When A Cowboy Loves A Woman’ [EXCERPT]

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New beginnings are possible wherever there is love. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We’ve known enough friends who have been wounded by love that we totally believe in the need for second chances. In Jennie Marts’ new addition to her wonderful Creedence Horse Rescue series, When A Cowboy Loves A Woman, that’s just the kind of sweet hope she doles out. This is the kind of story that proves even the most fragile hearts can heal with a bit of TLC, even after something as tragic as losing a spouse. But don’t worry, this isn’t one of those books that gets mired down in loss. Rather, it is filled with joy and lots of fun banter. We hope you enjoy this excerpt! —J&H

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Beware of the Deadly ‘Huntress Moon’ [REVIEW]

Crescent moon over Golden Gate Bridge

There’s a killer on the loose in San Francisco… and she’s no lady. Discover her true identity in Alexandra Sokoloff’s Huntress Moon. (Photo by Christian Arballo, Flickr)

There’s no forgetting her. She’s alluring, riveting, and elusive. But just like a poisonous blossom for which there’s no antidote, she’s also beautiful and deadly. Join the pursuit to capture this mysterious woman in Alexandra Sokoloff’s addictive thriller, Huntress Moon.  Read more of this post