BREAK ME Release Day!

China Mack is back! BREAK ME, book two in the Corrupted Hearts Series, is out TODAY! I’m celebrating with giveaways on my Faceboook page, so make sure to stop by and check it out. BREAK ME is already getting great reviews from readers: “Tiffany Snow is my favorite author. Her books always make me get all in my feels. Break Me is no exception! I have heard people say that this series, The Corrupted Hearts series, is reminiscent of The Kathleen Turner series. I couldn’t disagree more. There is more action, suspense, and overall awesomeness. China, Clark, and Jackson are some of my favorite characters of any book that I’ve read. Tiffany has once again outdone herself with her writing, character depth, and storyline. Do yourself a favor, and snatch this book up quickly!” – Frances Ryals, Amazon Reviewer Grab your copy today! –> Amazon.com...

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Love Triangles

Rhett, Scarlett, Ashley. Bridget, Daniel, Mark. Pacey, Joey, Dawson. Katniss, Peeta, Gale. Bella, Jacob, Edward. Buffy, Angel, Spike. Sookie, Bill, Eric. Damon, Elena, Stefan. As a romance reader, love triangles create strong feelings and attachments, which may be why we love them so much. Most everyone can relate to unrequited love: he loves her but she loves him and he loves somebody else … Tales of fiction allow us, the reader, to fall in love not once, but twice. And not just with the good guy, but with the bad boy, too. Looking back at that list of names, it’s easy to pick out those common characteristics. Maybe it’s a childhood friendship that turns into something more, or a love-hate relationship that begins with hostility and ends with undying devotion. Either way, it’s easy to feel for characters caught up in such emotional upheaval. However, one can only have so much sympathy for a woman like Kathleen Turner — torn between two handsome, successful, extraordinary men who love her and put their lives on the line for her. What woman wouldn’t want to be Kathleen?… Read the full article at USA Today’s Happily Ever After...

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An Open Letter to Readers

***Warning!  Contains Spoilers for POINT OF NO RETURN!***   I have so many wonderful readers who’ve followed Kathleen, Blane, and Kade on this journey and I am ever so grateful to them for loving these characters as much as I do.  I know lots of people, particularly Blane fans, have questions about how I chose to end the series. Some of these fans have vented hurtful and vitriolic messages to me via Facebook or messages or Amazon reviews. To those readers, I have nothing to say. To the Blane fans that understand someone had to win and someone had to lose, I want to talk with you about the why. I feel you deserve that much. I completely understand what it’s like to be so invested in a character that their tears feel like your own and your happiness hinges on theirs. I’ve been reading romance novels since I was eight years old. Believe me, I get it.  When I set out to write this love triangle, I knew very well that only one man would end up with the girl. Love triangles are tricky, as any writer of them can attest, and I’m sure some writers shy away from them for this very reason—the angry readers whose guy doesn’t win. The easy way out, of course, is to write the story so that one man does something awful, something unforgiveable, so that the heroine’s choice is easy. I didn’t want to do that. That’s not Blane and it’s not Kade. All three characters have made some poor choices over the course of the series, but they’ve also grown in who they are and in their love for one another. In the end, The Kathleen Turner Series is a story about love, redemption, and sacrifice—and not just for Kathleen, but between the brothers as well. Blane is a wonderful man and it’s been a joy to create him as a character, change his life, and turn him into an even better man than he was in NO TURNING BACK. Kathleen did that, and his love for her. Could Kathleen have been happy with either brother? Yes, absolutely. Was there a brother more suited for her? Yes, absolutely. Kade and Kathleen clicked from the moment I wrote their first scene together. Kade “got” Kathleen and Kathleen understood Kade. While I may have wavered in my own decision of how the series would end, Kathleen and Kade never stopped clicking. Them being together was…inevitable. Can we love more than one person in our lives? I think so. I know I have fallen in love more than once. Do you ever really fall...

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Triangularity

This article originally posted as a guest blog on Romance Around the Corner for Valentine’s Day. Love triangles.  They’ve been around forever – in literature, movies and real life.  I adore love triangles (except the real life ones – my heart still breaks for Brad and Jen).  Seldom do I get as worked up as when I’m debating the merits of Eric versus Bill (Eric all the way) or Damon versus Stefan (Dalena, anyone?).  As a romance reader, love triangles produce strong feelings and attachments, which may be why we love them so much. Seeing as how I have such a fondness for love triangle, it will come as no surprise that there is one in my Kathleen Turner Series.  Book one, NO TURNING BACK, introduces the characters – Kathleen Turner, Blane Kirk and Kade Dennon.  However, it’s not until the end of NO TURNING BACK that you can see the hint of a possible triangle.  I love spending lots of time with characters, developing who they are and their relationships to one another, so in Book two, TURN TO ME (to be released on 4/24/12), we see Kathleen’s relationships with both Blane and Kade grow deeper and more complex.  After all, how are you going to know which “Team” to be on unless you get to know both men?? Below are five of my favorite love triangles.  I’m sure all or most of them are going to be familiar, but let’s rehash the details anyway, today being Valentine’s Day and all. 5.  Les Misérables – Éponine Thénardier, Marius Pontmercy, Cosette Les Mis is my favorite musical of all time.  I am embarrassed to say I’ve never read the book, but can quote (and sing) the musical by heart (I’ll have you know that I think my impression of Gavroche is spot-on).  We meet Cosette as the poor, orphaned little girl awfully abused by the Thénardiers who coddle their spoiled daughter, Éponine.  But Cosette gets the last laugh when Marius Pontmercy falls in love with her.  Marius is oblivious to the fact that his good friend Éponine is hopelessly in love with him.  Ah the “friend” box – we’ve all been there, haven’t we?  Poor Éponine is shot while delivering a letter to Cosette from Marius and dies in his arms, confessing that she doesn’t mind dying, so long as he’s there holding her.  *sob*  Pack your bags, Marius, you’re going on a Guilt Trip.  Of course, guilt doesn’t last long in fiction and Marius and Cosette marry and ostensibly live happily ever after. (A footnote – Hollywood is once again putting Les Mis on the big screen, slated...

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