What Growing Up Around the Film Industry Taught Me as a Writer [GUEST POST]

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Alexandra Weis, author of Have You Seen Me?, is no novice when it comes to storytelling. However, her path to fiction writing took a more circuitous route than many of her colleagues. Growing up with a filmmaker father may have actually sharpened her skills as a novelist and ultimately given her a leg up on the competition. But that’s for you to decide. We hope you enjoy today’s guest post!—J&H

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‘Aloha With Love’ [EXCERPT]

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A woman returns to her Hawaiian hometown to receive her inheritance. (Photo by Canva)

We love a good, clean Hallmark love story, especially when it is set in a gorgeous destination and populated with characters who are easy to like. In Aloha With Love, one of the channel’s favorite screenwriters, Terence Brody, joins forces with author Lindy Miller to present a feel-good story about a young woman who inherits a dilapidated Victorian house in Hawaii where she must work with her sister and an annoying contractor to restore the building to its former glory. Enjoy the excerpt!

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Kat Martin’s ‘The Perfect Murder’ [EXCERPT]

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Reese Garrett purchases an oil company in The Perfect Murder. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Kat Martin is one of our longtime favorite authors. For us, she ranks up there with Catherine Coulter, Sandra Brown, and Iris Johansen for always providing great suspense with just the right amount of romance thrown in for good measure. If you haven’t given her Maximum Security series a try, you’re missing out. These stories always thrill and keep you glued to every page, until you discover that you very likely consumed the book in one sitting. To tease your literary taste buds, we are excited to offer you this glimpse into the newest chapters of Martin’s ongoing saga. Enjoy! —J&H

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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]

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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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