Category Archives: Carina Press

Sex, Secrets and Slaughter


  Sex, secrets and slaughter. That’s the motto of the organization known as the Seduction Squad. The Seduction Squad is a modern-day version of the sixteenth-century team known as the Escuadrón Volante, or Flying Squadron, who were rumored to work on the orders of the French queen, Catherine de Medici. They were a hand-picked team […]

Writin’ Dirty: Throwing the Bedroom Doors Wide Open


  I don’t remember how old I was the first time I read a book where an amorous couple, after exchanging words crackling with innuendo, swept off together in a passionate rush and…shut the bedroom door. Cut to the next page, and the story continued on its merry way. Wait, I’d think. What the heck […]

Top Five Reasons to Love Male/Male Mystery


Detective and suspense fiction featuring two male protagonists taking “bromance” to its ultimate and most provocative conclusion is known as male/male mystery. If you enjoy mystery, men and romance, there’s a lot here to love… 1. The High Body Count. Dead bodies, yes. Naturally. But the doubly delicious live body count, too. 2. Variety is […]

First-Page Critique: Riches to Rags


Meant to be a sneak peek into a Carina editor’s brain, and critiqued by a different editor each month, we’re going to post these first-page critiques monthly as long as authors are willing to let us use their work and people remain interested. The idea here is to give you a quick insight into how […]

Top Five Things That Make The Bay Area A Romantic, Sexy Setting


I have long loved the San Francisco Bay Area, and when I began the Lessons In Control series, I knew this place had to be a prominent setting throughout the books. For one, the area is simply gorgeous. And two, a lot of the sights here strike me as primed for romantic and sexy moments. […]