inspiration
  • Maya Blake on the Movie Inspiration Behind Signed Over To Santino Posted on June 13, 2016

    by Maya Blake, author of Signed Over To Santino From the moment I watched Chef, starring Jon Favreau and Dustin Hoffman, I knew I would write a scene featuring a food truck and a Cuban sandwich. Like the title suggests, this ... Read More…

  • Creating A Starting Scene Posted on June 6, 2016

    by Tara Pammi, author of The Surprise Conti Child The starting scene for The Surprise Conti Child came to my head so vividly that I couldn’t wait to write it. I wanted to do a secret baby/child trope but in this ... Read More…

  • Forbidden Love Posted on May 23, 2016

    by Rachael Thomas, author of The Sheikh’s Last Mistress As a horse lover, I was really excited by Zafir and Destiny’s story when it first formed in my mind. It’s a story that came to me several years ago after I’d ... Read More…

  • Opera and A Tycoon to be Reckoned With Posted on May 16, 2016

    by Julia James, author of A Tycoon to be Reckoned With Writing A Tycoon to be Reckoned With has been a particular pleasure for me, as it allowed me to revel in one of my most favorite of the arts, ... Read More…

  • A Heroine Inspired By Poetry Posted on May 11, 2016

    by Jennifer Hayward, author of Claiming the Royal Innocent It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me ... Read More…

  • Music and A Diamond Deal With The Greek Posted on April 13, 2016

    by Maya Blake, author of A Diamond Deal With The Greek Music is a fundamental part of my and my family’s life. I grew up surrounded by my father’s LPs, which comprised everything from Frank Sinatra and Miles Davis to Osibisa ... Read More…

  • Q&A with Sharon Kendrick, Author of The Billionaire’s Defiant Acquisition Posted on April 1, 2016

    Time to take a look behind the scenes of a Presents book! Today, Sharon Kendrick (The Billionaire’s Defiant Acquisition) reveals what inspires her books, writing tips and more! Do you have a writing routine? My most creative time is early in the morning, ... Read More…

  • Redemption Stories at Christmas Posted on November 6, 2015

    by Caitlin Crews, author of Unwrapping the Castelli Secret I love redemption stories. Especially at Christmas. There’s just something about the end of the year, isn’t there?  The inky black nights that come sooner and last longer.  The bright lights that try to ... Read More…

  • The Fairy With the Matchstick For a Wand Posted on November 2, 2015

    by Sharon Kendrick, author of The Sheikh’s Christmas Conquest The idea for a story can start with something as small as a matchstick.  In this case, a matchstick painted black with a sparkle of glittery gold stars tip exploding from the ... Read More…

  • Abby Green on Perfume and the Inspiration Behind An Heir Fit for a King Posted on October 5, 2015

      by Abby Green, author of An Heir Fit for a King I came up with the idea for this book about three years ago, so it had a long gestation. I was in Dublin and walking through a little shopping arcade ... Read More…