July 2016 e-Newsletter
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Feeling the Heat

Immortal Dance The People's Champion
Immortal Dance
Lifetimes converge when Sam Wyatt, a disgruntled ad exec, is thrust into an ancient world & straight into the arms of an Anasazi Chief’s daughter. learn more
The People's Champion
After learning everything in her life is a lie, Mara sets a new quest for herself & partner Dalin, who has come to mean more than she ever could have imagined & whose life is on the line along with hers. learn more
Mist Luxury Model Wife
Mist
Undercover Op Ren Navarro is in Bristol, TN, to find who’s running drugs through a popular blues club. His prime suspect? Beautiful musician & widow Kylie Richards, whose bank account is suspiciously large. learn more
Luxury Model Wife
A trophy widow is navigating treacherous social waters & wants nothing more than the stability & love she craves. Perhaps the man she is learning to trust & who is helping her put the estate to rights is the One. learn more

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WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS IN THE GENRE OF WOMEN’S FICTION, INCLUDING THE BADLY NAMED CHICK LIT.

Boroughs About Town
(& Country)

San Diego - RWA 2016

WE HAD A BLAST

Photos from San Diego - RWA 2016

Photo Credits: Loren Moore & Charles Mims –
to whom we are eternally grateful

E-Musements

A short monthly piece to show what's happening in the editor-in-chief's brain...and in his office. Besides reading. Lots of reading.

Perspective

Chris KeeslarAt the moment social media feeds are full of vitriol. Quite rightly, the presidential race fills people with passion, both because posts are powerful and also because it seems we’ve begun to look at everything like a game. Blue vs. red? Does anyone remember Color Wars from summer camp?

There is a similarity in literature. In novels, the story often requires an antagonist, a character who thwarts the hero and heroine and is generally opposed to all they desire. It is easiest as a writer to attribute these actions to the characters being “crazy” or “evil,” but it is more satisfying for a reader to see the living, breathing person behind the dark decisions, and perhaps even to imagine they too might be redeemed.

It is true that there is joy in simply seeing the bad guy defeated and the “good guys” win, and there certainly are those in this world who are past reclamation, but the best books remember that everyone is the hero of his or her own story. The richness of the world—and the enrichment of it—comes from seeing as many people as possible finding their happy endings.

P.S. Apart from the election, one of the reasons for this topic’s relevance to me is that I recently saw what I thought was a wonderful handling of an antagonist who in many other books would have been much less engaging. Curious? Check out A Hero to Hold by Sheri Humphreys.