Apple Bites Romance Anthology Available Now

Apple_Bites_Cover_FinalToday is the day! Romance is in the air and it’s back to school time… oh and Apple Bites romance anthology is out today too. Are you ready for some steamy romance? Check out this contemporary romance anthology.

Back to school takes on new meaning in this collection of eight mini-stories which run the gamut from sweet to spicy! No children in these tales, they’re for adults only! And each one features an apple in some way.

In this mixed bag of apple bites, you’ll find seasoned authors as well as newcomers. Teachers and students. Both M/M and M/F. There’s something for everyone’s taste.

Going back to school has never been so naughty!

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Apple Bites Anthology Cover Reveal!

Well, you’ve heard me talking about it for a few months, now the time is close for when a super awesome anthology I’ve been working on with Denise Wyant is almost here. These short eight stories are filled with back to school romances (only adults are allowed folks!) ranging from male/male romances to regular female/male (me, me, I did one of those!), and it’s brimming with hot steamy relationships that leave you panting for more. I know it’s not my normal science fiction or speculative fiction, but sometimes you just got to do something fun and writing Gatekeeper was a whole lot of fun.

But I didn’t just stop at contributing a story to this anthology. On no. I also did all the graphics as well, including a teaser, an advertisement, and this super awesome cover that’s coming up. Did I mention I do graphic designing on the side (the way side folks because writing is my true passion)? But what can I say, I like to mix things up, because just writing can get a little boring sometimes (come on you know it can!). lol…

Anyways, if you like a good juicy romance (or eight of them). Look for Apple Bites coming up on August 25th. And without any other annoying delays (or words in parenthesis), here is my super awesome cover (because let’s face it black and white is totally super cool and sexy half naked guys is always an awesome thing.. and ha ha I lied about the words in parenthesis part).

Drum roll please!

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Book Spotlight: Dark Faith Invocations

I am currently reading an anthology that I’m just loving and thought I’d share. Dark Faith: Invocations an anthology of 26 stories with authors like Tim Waggoner, Max Allen Collins, Jennifer Pelland, and Tom Piccirilli. These stories test the faith and expose the soul as they delve into the world of giant Buddas, human machine robotnicks, a man renting an apartment in God’s head, the cost of expelling one’s soul, and so much more. Reading each story is like opening a brand new shiny treasure of deep characters, strong emotion, and beautifully crafted worlds.

You can also join me and others as we spending the next few weeks discussing each story on Goodreads. I’ve been enjoying the chance to chat with others about these remarkable stories. It’s been a fun and enlightening experience as I get a chance to hear other people’s impressions and have the opportunity to share mine.

Two Short Stories Worth Reading

In the year of 2011, I headed up a project for our writer’s group. It was a collaboration of 12 authors who came together with the common goal of compiling an anthology of short stories with a theme of December 32nd. It was a wonderful experience that lead me to deeper friendships with already great friends and gave me a new appreciation for the writing process. The project was a roller-coaster of deadlines, successes, critiques, correspondence and working towards a common goal. Unfortunately the anthology project disbanded at the beginning of 2012, because of conflicting goals and writing processes, but out of the experience came something unexpected.

The project helped create a great fire deep within most of the participants. People found they no longer needed the push of a group project, but felt they could keep the flame lit all on their own. I know of at least 2 participants who recently finished and published their anthology stories (and others who are striving to do the same thing). So I want to give out a huge shout of congratulations to Roxanne Crouse and Candi Byrne. You can find their stories online now through kindle at Amazon.

Fortune By: Roxanne Crouse
If you received a fortune cookie that said you were going to die, what would you do? Unlucky Sarah goes on a hunt to find out who gave her the fortune and why. What she discovers will change her forever.

Fortune is an 11,000 word story that will keep you at the edge of your seat. YA and adult fiction fans alike will enjoy the ride this story will take you on. You won’t be able to put it down. 

For the Record By: Candi Byrne
When Bridgit O’Rourke learns her 2 1/2-year-old grandson, Piper, may be carrying a genetic time bomb, she initiates a search for her birth mother, hoping to find clues to Piper’s mysterious illness.

Bridgit’s anguish and frustration amplify when she’s faced with legal and ethical roadblocks and denied access to the information in her sealed adoption records. Desperate to save Piper, Bridgit circumvents the system, shocking herself at the lengths she’ll go for Piper…for her family…for the record.

Congratulation ladies! Keep up the wonderful work! And I anxiously await for when more of the anthology project participants get their stories out there too!