Editor’s Blog

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 >

Books in Any Form

Begin Again By Christy Newton, author of Begin Again I love books! Books in any form are great, but there is just something extra special about a paperback. The feel of the paper pages, the earthy smell, using a good old-fashioned book mark. And going to a library or book store to search for that perfect story that will take you away from your ordinary life. When you find it, you leave with the book or books in hand and smile on your face. Paperbacks will never be replaced in my heart. So it brings me great joy that my book, ... Read more >

Special Promotion on ‘Full Circle’ in Honor of Crimson Author Kay Rogal

Full Circle A few weeks ago, the Crimson Romance family lost a dear friend and colleague, Kay Rogal, author of Sweet Revenge and Full Circle. In memory and honor of Kay and her work, we are offering a special promotion the first week in April. From April 1st through 7th, the eBook version of Full Circle will be just 99 cents at all vendors! Please visit this link for more information about Kay, and how she’s being honored by her friends and fellow authors — and how you can join in.

Overcoming Obstacles and Winning the Gold!

In Plain Sight By Susanne Matthews, author of In Plain Sight and Fire Angel Nothing can take the place of determination and persistence. Putting everything you have into everything you do is the only way to succeed. Half-hearted efforts yield partial results. Never was that more obvious than in watching the Olympics last month. The Russians put everything they had into their bid to host the games, and while not everyone in the world was pleased with the Olympic Committee’s decision to award the games to Russia, the country ... Read more >

Whirlwind Romances

Little White Lies By R.C. Matthews, author of Little White Lies Who doesn’t love a whirlwind romance? I don’t just mean a love story where the hero and heroine meet and fall in love at first sight. But rather an over the top, sweep you off your feet, knock your socks off, this would likely never happen in real life kind of romance. You know what I’m talking about, right? I can’t speak for you, but when I read a love story, I want to go places I’ve never gone before. I want to believe that anything is possible– no ... Read more >

A Bad Boy, or Just a Boy Who is Bad?

The Arrangement By Bethany-Kris, author of The Arrangement and Lynked A bad boy, or just a boy who is bad? There’s a definite difference between the two. The bad boy, he gives off the impression that he simply owns an attitude problem. Cocky, confident, usually tattooed, commonly slumming it with a less than favorable crowd and owns a distinct air of mystery. On some level, he harbors anger, has some trust issues, and all the while, he’s just waiting for somebody to help settle him. All of those things essentially draw the ... Read more >

Why I Love Romantic Suspense

Fatal Snag By Angela Smith, author of Fatal Snag and Burn on the Western Slope Why do I love romantic suspense? It’s a question asked of me often, and I usually have the same spiel as an answer. You know, I’ve always read, always loved romance, liked suspense and then I started working at a prosecutor’s office and yadda yadda yadda, blah blah blah. It’s a difficult question to answer because loving romantic suspense, loving to read and write and loving to write romantic suspense has just always seemed to be a part ... Read more >

A Romantic Treat for St. Patrick’s Day ~ Scones!

Lake Effect By Johannah Bryson, author of Lake Effect There’s nothing I love better than a great romance novel, a good cup of tea, and a tasty scone! They’re really very easy to make and I’ve found that when I follow a few simple rules, I have great success. My first rule is to pre-measure everything I need, and then put it in the fridge the night before, including the dry ingredients. I also put my mixing bowl and paddle in the fridge as well. 2 cups all purpose flour ¼ cup white sugar 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp ... Read more >