The Second Sentence is Available for Preorder!

As you may recall, last year I embarked on a new venture with four other authors. Misty Simon, Vicky Burkholder, Victoria Smith, Allison B. Hanson, and I all started with the same first sentence to write five independent stories.

It was really cool to see that while we wrote wildly different types of stories—from college students to married couples to space pilots—there were some overlapping themes and concepts. And of course, because they’re all romances, they all end happily.

We loved it. So we made it A Thing. And on February 14, The Second Sentence will be released, and all five stories have the same SECOND (duh LOL) sentence. Later this year, we’ll have The Third Sentence, and so on.

Here’s the best part: Net proceeds will be donated to organizations dedicated to helping women in need, like Mary’s Shelter in Reading, PA.

If you go to our anthology website, you can learn more about Mary’s Shelter and even suggest additional organizations to benefit from the sale of these anthologies.

You can get The First Sentence here, if you don’t already have it, and pre-order The Second Sentence here. (We can’t do a preorder for Amazon, so keep an eye out for that release directly on February 14.)

Here’s more about the stories in The Second Sentence:

The premise: That if 5 authors start with the same sentence, they will all write vastly different stories. The results: A series! After the success of The First Sentence, we upped the degree of difficulty. These romantic novellas run the gamut of genres but all are inspired by the same SECOND sentence.

Catch of a Lifetime by Vicky Burkholder
Maren spent her year above the waves searching for a mate before her father marries her off to a stranger. Then she meets the one. When Kai meets Maren, the water around them sparkles with magic. Then he finds out who she is. With family honor at stake, can they trust their love to the fates?

Sing to My Soul by Allison B. Hanson
Ariah Bentley’s life is all about music, so of course she’s fallen for a musician. In the past, the guys she’s dated have pretended to be into her just to gain access to her record-producer father. She’s certain Jackson Slater is different. Not only has he asked her to move in with him, but she never told him who her father was. But could he still be using her to get to the top?

Written in the Cards by Misty Simon
Lydia’s broken heart does not need to be at a Ren Faire, but her friend Penelope insists. Codpieces and men in tights shouldn’t do it for her, but when she meets a tarot card reader who seems to see right into her soul, she might just have to rethink this romance thing and see what the future holds.

In the Heart of Chaos by Victoria Smith
When the residents of her small town begin exhibiting zombie-like symptoms, Mari will do whatever is necessary to survive. She meets up with Jason, the boy-now-man she has loved forever, and they work together to help their community survive. Along the way, they discover the feelings that had always simmered under the surface are real.

The Tempest Turtle by Natalie J. Damschroder
Using time travel to right wrongs has filled Amaya and Brody’s lives for 12 years. But when they learn what The Charge, their employer, is really doing with the power they’ve tapped, everything changes. Their purpose. Their choices. And their feelings for each other.

Central PA Authors at Women Helping Women

9th Annual Women Helping Women

(Click the link above to open the PDF of the flyer)

Sunday, November 19, noon to 4:00 p.m.

Event held at Riverview Nursery and Garden Center

to benefit Mary’s Shelter

Come meet authors and buy signed copies of our books! The event features entertainment, a variety of vendors, and a FANTASTIC raffle. The first 100 people get gift bags, and you can donate to the shelter while you’re there. Need ideas? Access their wish list and other information here.

Books, Giveaways, and More at Inside Romance

Hey, everybody! I wanted to take a moment to talk about a new romance novel retailer, Inside Romance.

It can be nice to shop at a bookstore that features exactly what you’re looking for, and Inside Romance has all genres of romance, including erotica and LGBTQ+, in whatever format you prefer.

If you subscribe to their newsletter, you can get 10% off your first order as well as exclusive author content.

But wait, there’s more! Check this out:IR Site Book Giveaway

Here’s a little bit about the company, in their own words:

ABOUT US
InsideRomance.com is primarily a global distribution site of electronic books, mainly in the genres of romance, erotic romance, LGBTQ romance, erotica and all sub-genres. We also categorize according to popular themes to enable readers to easily find the books they love to read.

It is the dream and brainchild of three passionate romance readers to create a bookstore that will not only make book-buying an easy, convenient and pleasurable experience, but also a place where readers can connect with the authors, including getting exclusive information about the authors and their books.

I hope you check them out!

The New Tiny Treats Is Here! A St. Patrick’s Day Collection

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A Free Collection of Holiday Micro-Stories

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Google Play | Kobo | Smashwords

Free at all retailers!

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Our first holiday collection of micro-stories was such a success, we decided to bring you another one! St. Patrick’s Day isn’t nearly as hectic as the winter holidays, but these are still great reads that fit into the small bits of down time when we always wish we had something to do. These satisfying little stories are our seasonal gift to you.

Included in this collection are contemporary, historical, and paranormal stories by the following wonderful authors:

Love and Corned Beef by Heather McGovern
Haint and Begorrah by Maureen Hardegree
The High King’s Cauldron by Joan Kayse
Probability of Love by D.B. Sieders
Getting Lucky by Jenna Bennett
Her Pot of Gold by Lindsey Brookes
To Love a Leprechaun by Sophia Henry
Springs Love by Sydney Carroll
Pinch for Good Luck by Lori Waters
Lucky Enough by Natalie J. Damschroder
A Perfect Lucky Charm by Anna Sugden
His Good Luck Charm by Janice Lynn
Green Beer by Nancy Northcott
Blueberry Delight by Monica McCabe
Date at McCabe’s by Jody Wallace
Lucky in Love by Tanya Michaels
One Magic Kiss by Jeanne Adams
Green Beer and Shenanigans by Sally Kilpatrick
The Ides by Nicki Salcedo
A Gift from County Cork by Michelle Monkou
Lucky Day by Trish Milburn

The Gilt By Association Giveaway

 

Hello, everybody!

I am very excited to be participating in Karen Rose Smith’s Launch Party and Book Giveaway to celebrate the release of the newest book in her Caprice de Luca Home Staging mystery series.

As you can see by the below banner, there are ELEVEN authors giving away books and prizes, and the grand prize is a $100 Amazon gift card! You’ll definitely want to get in on this action. So mark your calendar for Karen’s party on February 3 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST. The giveaway starts today and runs through February 7.Gilt Ad all

 

 

Introducing Tiny Treats—a FREE Collection of Micro Stories!

Tiny Treats: A Holiday CollectionI am really excited to be part of a new collection of very very short stories, all set during an end-of-year holiday.

These stories are “micro” because they’re satisfying presentations of the most exciting moments at the beginning of a romance, and they can be read in just a few minutes. Perfect for this busy time of year!

Most are set at Christmastime, but there are several holidays represented. Most are contemporary, but some are paranormal or historical. Some are prequels or sequels or related to the author’s existing worlds. And all are wonderful! (And I wouldn’t say that if I hadn’t genuinely enjoyed every single one.

The collection is COMPLETELY FREE anywhere e-books are sold. Get direct links to the retailers here.

And happy holidays! However many of them you celebrate. 🙂