Editor’s Blog

A Year of Reflection

Wynter's Journey By Jennifer DeCuir, author of Wynter’s Journey, Five of Hearts, and Drawn to Jonah With the release of my third book this month, Wynter’s Journey, I thought this would be a great time to reflect back on what a huge year it has been. I should start off by talking about “the call,” though I guess a more accurate description for the sale of my first ebook would be “the email.” To be honest, it doesn’t matter what form it comes in. When an editor informs you that they want to buy your book, your ... Read more >

Bid on Great Crimson Romance Items for a Fantastic Cause!

Going, Going, Gone In honor of the 10th anniversary of Brenda Novak’s amazing auction for diabetes research, Crimson Romance has donated some wonderful prizes that we hope you’ll consider bidding on to help this worthy cause. According to Brenda’s website, “Almost everything will start at just $3–and all the proceeds will go to benefit the Diabetes Research Institute, which is doing some phenomenal work. There are so many people whose lives are affected by this terrible disease–it’s one of ... Read more >

Weaving in Background Story

Little White Lies By R.C. Matthews, author of Little White Lies As a first time author of a romance novel, or any novel for that matter, I bravely dove in and began writing Little White Lies without a care. I had a story to tell — a story that I felt passionately about. So I wrote … and wrote … and wrote. I was nearly halfway done when I finally let a trusted friend read my partial manuscript. She suggested I search the internet for information on the use of adjectives and adverbs in a book – which then led to general ... Read more >

Hiding Behind a Mask

Just for the Weekend By Susanne Matthews, author of Just for the Weekend, In Plain Sight, and Fire Angel At one time or another, we all hide behind masks—some are real, others are those we create to hide ourselves from the world. As a child, I loved to play dress-up. I’d put on my mother’s old clothes, slip my feet, shoes and all into her old shoes, and pretend I was a lady, a princess, whatever my imagination would suggest that day. My favorite holiday was Halloween because—you guessed it—I could dress up in a costume. ... Read more >

Meet the Heroes of the Emerald Springs Legacy on Facebook!

Daniel's Decision If you’ve read the first few books in Crimson Romance’s Emerald Springs Legacy, you know how HOT these heroes are. (And if you haven’t, what have you been waiting for?!) Well, now each of these (fictional) men has his own Facebook page! Click the links for: Adam Whitman (hero of Adam’s Ambition by Monica Tillery) Alan Prevost (hero of Colleen’s Choice by Holley Trent) Chad Whitman (hero of Chad’s Chance by Elley Arden) Daniel Whitman (hero of Daniel’s Decision by ... Read more >

This Week’s Releases

California Thyme Happy April, everyone! Here are some FANTASTIC series books — and they’re ALL NEW this week! In California Thyme, the fourth book in the contemporary California series by Casey Dawes, Mandy Parker doesn’t want to turn out like her mother, an aging actress desperate for the love of the crowd. Avoiding anything Hollywood related is vital for Mandy’s sanity; however, a bad economy forces her to take a job catering to a movie crew. Since the woman he’d loved married his best friend, James Lubbock has ... Read more >

Food, Glorious Food!

California Thyme By  Casey Dawes, author of California Thyme, California Homecoming, California Wine, and California Sunset My critique partners always get a chuckle when my characters dine. They don’t have eggs, they rhapsodize about the dish in front of them: “Nice presentation,” Mandy said. “Of course, that’s the thing with California. Fresh fruit is always available for culinary artistry. Other places, not so much.” She took a mouthful of spinach and mushroom omelet. “Yum. Good choice!” Or, sometimes they ... Read more >

A ‘Paradise Point’ Prequel, Part I

Paradise Point By Dana Volney, author of Paradise Point and Holiday Hoopla Check out this behind-the-scenes look into the special ops life of Adam Lark from Paradise Point (coming from Crimson Romance April 21, 2014): Time frame: the month leading up to his appearance in Paradise Point. PART ONE: Adam Lark leapt off the C-130 plane like he had a hundred times before. The wind smacked his face and pushed against his entire body. He closed his eyes. The sensation of free falling both exhilarated and terrified him. When he ... Read more >

When It All Ends

Reckoning By Winter Austin, author of Reckoning, Revenge, Retribution, and Relentless Reckoning, the final book in my Degrees of Darkness series released this week. This has been a bittersweet ending for me as I say good-bye to two longtime characters of mine, Detective Remy LeBeau and cowgirl Cody Lewis. These two have walked around in my head for years, pushing me to write their stories. Now their stories are out there for all the world to read and it’s time for me to move on. When I completed the final draft of ... Read more >

Music: The Real Romance Language

His Temporary Wife By Leslie P. García, author of His Temporary Wife, Wildflower Redemption, and Unattainable Having His Temporary Wife: Book Two in the Texas Heart & Soul Series, burst forth into the world is more exciting than I can say—but trust me, there’s a country song for how I feel. Maybe the old, old Ronnie Milsap song—my happiness at having my book born is “Almost Like a Song.” But while country music holds a special place in my heart—and in my heroine Esmeralda Salinas’s heart—something happened on ... Read more >