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Welcome to the official website of multi-published author and popular speaker Faye Hughes.  Faye does workshops on writing, among other topics.  She writes non-fiction, usually on writing or relationships, as well as light contemporary romances with a touch of suspense or mystery.  Please explore the website for more information, or scroll down to read breaking news or her latest blog entry.

Can’t Fight the Feeling – Release Day!

Yay!  Somebody start tossing the confetti!  It’s release day for Can’t Fight the feeling, my updated and enhance Loveswept Classic Romance!

Here’s the blurb . . .

Fate brought them together . . .

Six years ago, while working on his doctoral thesis on literary genius E. J. Tremayne, Justin Stone had fallen hard for the deceased author’s daughter, Morgan. After a whirlwind courtship, filled with poetry and passion, they’d eloped . . . only to fly to Costa Rica nearly a year later for a quickie divorce. When Justin finds Morgan sitting on the desk in his office at the Hamilton-Davis University  in Santa Barbara — looking more beautiful than he’d remembered — all of the old emotions come tumbling back. Justin still wants her, but he knows giving in to his feelings this time could destroy them both.  And then Morgan drops a bombshell — their quickie divorce didn’t exactly take, and they’re still married.

Or they will be for the next ten days until her attorney can file the right paperwork.

. . . And then Fate gave them a second chance at happiness.

Morgan feels the same magic, the same attraction when she sees Justin again. She wants him back, and she intends to do everything she can in the next ten days to make him see things her way. First, she convinces him to let her stay in his spare bedroom. Then his department chair — who just happens to be one of her father’s old friends — asks her to work with Justin on a symposium he’s heading on her father’s work.  And her plan works — she and Justin can’t seem to keep their hands off each other. But then Morgan discovers that somebody’s forged one of her father’s manuscripts, which sidelines their rekindled romance . . . maybe even forever.

Can’t Fight the Feeling is the first book in the Circle of Friends series. Look for Book 2, Gotta Have It, coming soon.

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Can’t Fight the Feeling is available at the following e-tailers.  (As the book becomes available at other locations, I will post the links.)

Smashwords

Barnes and Noble Nook

Amazon Kindle

Can’t Fight the Feeling

Such exciting news to share!  I’ve been working on updating Can’t Fight the Feeling for its re-launch as an e-book.  And I’ve decided to add some new content too.  One of the things I had always wanted to do was to make my Loveswept titles part of a series.  You see, in my mind, all of the characters knew each other.  So, now that I’m updating the book, I’m going to add the new content.

Can’t Fight the Feeling will be Book 1 in my new A Circle of Friends series.  I’m so excited!

Here’s the new cover – what do you think?

Exciting News!

2012 is going to be a fabulous year for me. And why do I say that? Well, it’s because I will be putting all of my backlist titles up for sale at B&N, Amazon and other online retailers. Yay!

But that’s not all — I also plan to publish the first book in my new humorous mystery series featuring Maddie Forster, a slightly nerdy computer specialist with a knack for stumbling into the kind of mysteries that can get a geek killed. Along with the humor and mystery, there’s also a little romance. I had a blast writing the first book and hope you’ll enjoy it, too.

~Faye

Complete Woman Interview!

My non-fiction writing partner Christie Craig and I are featured in the October issue of Complete Woman magazine, on sale everywhere this August.  (It’s the issue with Kim Kardashian on the cover.)

Christie and I are a couple of the relationship experts (courtesy of Wild, Wicked and Wanton, of course.  :) ) on an article called 10 Ways to Charm Anyone (& Get What You Want.)

Check it out!

Fun Writing-Related Videos

My non-fiction writing partner Christie Craig and I had a lot of fun creating these fun, but informative, videos about the writing life

First, the Great Agent Hunt — if you’re a writer, or an agent or editor, I’m sure you can relate.  I have to thank not only literary agents Caren Estesen from Caren Johnson Lit Agency and Jessica Faust and Kim Lionetti from BookEnds, but authors Jody Payne, Teri Thackston, Ruth Kenjura and Alison Atwater.  (BTW, Alison was a 2010 RWA Golden Heart finalist for Best Historical.  Congrats, Alison!)

The Great Agent Hunt

Next, is How to Make the Perfect Pitch to an Agent or Editor Without Striking Out.  Romance author Terri McLaughlin is such a hoot as the pitching author in this one.  And I need to send out a special thanks to Senior Editor Christopher Keeslar of Dorchester Publishing and agent Kim LIonetti of BookEnds for indulging us (rather than calling security.)

How to Make The Perfect Pitch:

Hope you enjoy!

~Faye