Lilith Loves

Author Friends

L.j. Shen — Leigh writes dark romances that draw us into her world of bad-boy alphas and strong, desirable woman. I’ve read all four of her books and each one kept me mesmerized (translation: I read, I slept, I ate—not much else got done) from the first word to the last. Leigh is a talented and dedicated writer, and I can’t wait to see what comes next.

Pepper Winters — “Sinful, sexy, heart-breaking, heart-soaring. Each book is an epic journey of pain, passion & forgiveness.” Whomever said this about Pepper’s writing, nailed it. She baits the hook with lots of delicious intrigue and buries it deep as we struggle with equal parts fascination, abhorrence, and wonder. Not for the faint of heart, but definitely worth the ride.

Deborah Cooke — Deb is a talented and prolific romance author writing contemporary, historical, and paranormal. I’m excited to read her contemporary romance (first in the Flatiron Five series), “Simply Irresistible.”

Kelley Armstrong — Kelley is simply the best paranormal and YA author I know. If you haven’t read any of her work, you’re missing a great read.

Morgan Ashbury — Morgan writes steamy romances (I'm fanning myself just thinking about them) and has recently released book #12 in her "Love Under" series. If you like erotic romance novels, you'll love Morgan's work.

Christine D'Abo — Christine writes very hot erotic romances *more fanning*, and I'm a particular fan of her "Long Shots" series. She's working on a book called "30 Days" that I'm just itching to get my hands on. Saucy, heartwarming, and insightful, 30 Days explores the agony—and the ecstasy—of starting over, and how a little encouragement, and a little courage, can go a long way…

Molly O’Keefe — I haven't read a book written by Molly that I haven't loved. She has such a gift for description and just wringing the emotion right out of me. I follow her on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to her sizzling newsletter. If I'm not careful, Molly will accuse me of stalking her.... 🙂


The Bookshelf Muse

Library Thing

Writing Tools

Character Chart — a comprehensive tool to help you develop your characters

How to Write Character Arcs — Just about everything you want to know about writing character.

Romance Beat Sheet — Many of us use beat sheets when structuring our novels. I love that this one separates out the romance arc.

Reading List


When I need a good laugh, I turn to one of Janet's Stephanie Plum novels. I read the recorded books because C.J. Critt's narration leaves me in stitches.


I'm a huge fan of Kelley's, and have followed her since her first book, Bitten (which, by the way, is another of my favourites!). I loved Omens and Visions, which is the second book in the series. I eagerly await book three, which is due out in August 2015.


I haven't read a James Lee Burke book I haven't loved!


I absolutely adore Jack Reacher novels!