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Wed
Oct 16 2013 1:30pm

Preventing Hypothermia: Unusual Locations for Love Scenes

Rhythm and Bluegrass by Molly HarperToday, author Molly Harper joins us to share her nominations for the most unusual places for a hero and heroine to get romantic. Molly's latest release, Rhythm and Bluegrass, is a novella in her contemporary romance Bluegrass series, and she's in the midst of writing the third Bluegrass title—which inspired this post. Thanks for joining us, Molly!

I just finished writing my first sex scene to take place in a pillow fort. In my third Bluegrass contemporary story, my characters are snowed-in at a work retreat and build the fort to escape the coworkers who are driving them crazy. Small enclosed spaces combined with lots of available pillows leads to nakedness.

Hypothermia has to be prevented somehow.

With this scene, I join a long and distinguished history of romance writers who set love scenes in unusual locations. Sex on a horse, sex in a carriage, sex in an elevator—basically sex on any form of transportation—have become commonplace in the romance genre. Romance characters are getting it on anywhere and everywhere, particularly as more erotic titles require more creativity from the authors.

[Let's talk Alice Clayton, Jaci Burton, and more...]

Mon
Feb 27 2012 1:30pm

Bloody Good Fun: Molly Harper on Vampire Nuptials-Planning

Wedding flowers image by katclay via FlickrMolly Harper’s Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors is out tomorrow, so we’ve asked author Molly Harper to stop by to gives us the deets on how to plan a vampire wedding. Guessing the toast will be red...

Planning a wedding is difficult enough, but planning a wedding for vampires?  This is not a job for amateurs.  Yes, in some cases, the fact that the bride’s parents have been dead for more than a century can make some decisions easier. But just imagine how an undead happy couple can complicate issues. Do you serve bottled or donor blood at the reception? How do you serve solid food to the human guests without nauseating the vampires? And forget wedding silver, because it will burn every guest it touches.

So, to recognize the efforts of Jane’s wedding planner, Iris Scanlon, we will share a page from her “reminder list” for the Jameson-Nightengale nuptials:

[How to plan a successful vampire wedding...]

Thu
Feb 23 2012 2:00pm
Excerpt

Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors: New Excerpt

Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors by Molly HarperJust as Jane Jameson’s unlife seems to be stabilizing, fate sinks its fangs firmly into her butt. Despite her near-phobia of wedding planning, her no-frills nighttime nuptials to her sexy boyfriend, Gabriel, are coming along smoothly. That is, until she turns a fatally wounded teenage acquaintance, and the Council pronounces her responsible for the newborn vamp until he can control his thirst.

Jane’s kitchen barely holds enough Faux Type O to satiate the cute teen’s appetite and maintain Gabriel’s jealous streak at a slow simmer. As if keeping her hyperactive childe from sucking the blood out of the entire neighborhood isn’t enough to deal with, the persnickety ghost of Jane’s newly deceased grandma Ruthie has declared war on the fanged residents of River Oaks. Suddenly choosing monogrammed cocktail napkins and a cake she can’t even eat seem downright relaxing in comparison.

Tensions inside the house are growing…and outside, a sinister force is aiming a stake straight for the center of Gabriel’s heart. Most brides just have to worry about choosing the right dress, but Jane fears that at this rate, she’ll never make it down the aisle for the wedding all nice girls dream of… 

Get a sneak peek of Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors by Molly Harper (available February 28, 2012) with an excerpt of Chapter 1.

Chapter 1

Whoever said childbirth is the most difficult thing a parent can go through has never dealt with a moody teenage vampire.

—Siring for the Stupid:
A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Newborn Vampires

Three months after he moved into my ancestral home, Gabriel Nightengale’s last box was finally unpacked. The catch was that we could never break up, because I had run out of friends who were willing to help us move.

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