October 2018
October Editorial:  No Fear

PHS Founder and Managing Editor Trish Wylie, talks about recognizing the fear which is holding you back and finding the courage to overcome it...

Creating Magical Worlds

Reading can transport us to new and wonderful places, some of them literally magical. We ask authors how they build the worlds in their novels and what they consider most important.

My Editor & Me

The relationship between an author and editor is a vital to your success. We talk to some of our writers about that very special bond...

Carina Press is Acquiring

We're delighted to welcome the editorial team of Carina Press to PHS, as they talk about what they look for in paranormal, fantasy and science fiction romance!

Keeping the Love Alive

What life lessons would you pass on to the generation of women growing up after the #MeToo era? Trish Wylie and Sherri Skanes consider what they would say to the youngest members of their families in the month which celebrates the International Day Of The Girl Child.

PHS Reader Challenge

Ready to try something new? Ali Williams and Nicole Locke recommend some books you might not know to kick start our reader challenge!

October Book Reviews

It's October book reviews time! And our #PHSBookReviews team had another corking collection of reads for us to add to our TBR piles.

Monster(ous) Love

Some romantic relationships can be a monsterous disaster. Some literally involve monsters. Keith Bowden examines some of the worst romantic pairings in comic books over the years.

Love & Loss

We've all lost someone we love and know that grief can be overwhelming. Kali Anthony discusses how harnessing that emotion can help you get through it and keep going.

Giveaways & Free Books!

On a tight budget? Would like to sample a new-to-you author's writing before you invest in their series? Then our #FreeBooks page is the place to be!

Different Strokes

In Part Two of the Different Strokes series, Holly March talks about The Fallen Commander and the Princess. Two more archetypes for your arsenal!

Rise and Shine

As autumn begins to shorten our daylight hours, Aleksandr Voinov talks about his experience with Seasonal Affective Disorder and how he learned to adjust his inner body clock.

Aspiring Authors Update

Have you visited our Aspiring Authors Group and Forum yet? Christy Kate McKenzie catches us up on everything that's been happening there and what's coming up next.

Exclusive FREE READ

You read it here first! Our FREE READ for October is from frequent contributer Mollie Blake. Part of her Cheshire Love Series AN UNCONVENTIONAL AFFAIR BOOK 2: A RISK WORK TAKING is published on the 26th January 2019, but you get to read a snippet of it right here:

My Romance Roots-Carolyn Hector Hall

Author Carolyn Hector Hall traces her Romance Ancestry roots from Sweet Valley High to the fabulous Beverly Jenkins, through series, drama, sagas, heat, and historicals...


It's poll time and this month we're asking what makes you choose one book over another? Is it the shiny cover, the author, the price, the back blurb or a sneaky peek at the end?