Taryn Scarlett’s Lucky Seven!


We are so excited to introduce you to our newest Studio author, Taryn Scarlett. Her series, SIN AND HONEY, a collection of erotic retellings of biblical stories, is coming out this year. SEVEN YEARS OF LONGING is free and available here, and THE TOUCH OF BETRAYAL is available for pre-order here!

1. If you were a dessert, what would you be?

A rose-flavored macaron from Ladurée!

2. What’s the next place on your travel Bucket List?

There are so many places I haven’t been so this is hard to answer. I love old European cities, though, so I’m going to say Spain. I love learning about the history of a place by getting lost in the streets and of course, eating the delectable cuisine. So I suppose you could say an authentic paella sepia (squid ink paella) is what’s actually high on my bucket list.

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Anna Kendrick, because I’m betting she would have no problem frequently breaking out into song. (And because she’s short like me.)

4. What book has inspired your writing the most? 

Another difficult question! The Red Tent by Anita Diamant is a book that has had a profound impact on my writing; I wrote my thesis in college on Biblical women as well, which you could say led me to writing Sin and Honey! After reading that novel, I felt like a light had been clicked on inside of me, and it’s led my way ever since. I’ve also been very inspired by The Sound in the Fury by William Faulkner, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and of course, the great tome of my childhood, Harry Potter. (In fact—ahem—I got my start writing romance by composing some very illicit HP fanfiction!)

5. Who is your secret cartoon crush? Taryn Scarlett cropped website

Prince Derek from The Swan Princess and Prince Cornelius in Thumbelina are tied in the epic battle to win my heart.

6. Favorite TV show right now? 

I’ve been marathoning The West Wing pretty intensely for a few weeks now, so let’s go with that. (As for TV show currently on the air, probably House of Cards. I like my political intrigue!)

7. When you were six years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Basically I wanted to be Jennifer Lawrence and have two Oscars by the time I was 30. (She still has five years to go, guys. It’ll happen.)

SIN AND HONEY is available for free here!

Check out some of our other Studio authors and their Lucky Seven interviews: Jenna MullinsShana Norris, Lida James,Carina Adly MacKenzie, and Anya Allyn.

11 Tragi-Romantic Quotes from LOST NIGHT

Our latest literary obsession is LOST NIGHT, the free prequel to LOST GIRLS by Kate Ellison. In this New Adult short story, troubled teenage runaways-in-love Bird and Sapphire collide during a reckless and romantic adventure— but Sapphire grows more fearful of Bird’s possessive nature and drug addiction.

Here are our top 11 (because 10 wasn’t enough) quotes, and remember, you can download LOST NIGHT for free here, and the follow-up novel LOST GIRLS is only 99 cents until 7/21 hereLost Night_That's Bird

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RIVAL, the FEUDS Novella, is FREE!


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Can you believe the sequel to Avery Hastings’ FEUDS is coming out on 7/21? So close, and yet—so far away. We can’t wait!

While you’re holding your breath until you can read what happens to Davis and Cole, and whether they are able to conquer the odds and be together, we decided to make RIVAL, the FEUDS-universe novella FREE until publication!

You can read RIVAL below. To purchase FEUDS and TORN, visit the Paper Lantern Lit Bookshop.



BFF Bracket_Final Round

After some tough competition, we have the two final competing BFF pairings. They are:

Harry, Ron and Hermione from Harry Potter….

and Lena, Carmen, Bridget and Tibby from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

This is going to be a very tough competition. I don’t even know if I could vote! Both of these BFF sets are so spectacular in their own way and remind us of the very best parts of friendship: when we need our BFF’s most, they are always there.

But one of them has to win, so get voting! Voting ends next Monday, 6/8, at 7pm.

PROOF OF FOREVER by Lexa Hillyer, a novel about best friends, second chances, and summertime, is available for purchase now! 

YA BFF’s 4Ever: Round 2!

BFF Bracket_Picture VS - R2It’s time to vote on Round 2 of the YA BFF’s Bracket Challenge! Which 2 sets of BFF’s will make it to round 3? You decide:

Lena & Hannah vs. Lena, Carmen, Bridget, and Tibby

Augustus & Isaac vs. Harry, Ron and Hermione

Mia & Lily vs. Cinder & Iko

Voting ends Friday 5/29, so make sure to cast your votes before then! And remember, Lexa Hillyer’s PROOF OF FOREVER is available for pre-order now.