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Release Day! Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea: 11 Beaches – Anything Can Happen!

I’m so excited to announce that today is release day for Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea!  Eleven authors have come together to create this romance anthology of 11 beach stories.  It has been my privilege to work with these wonderful ladies.

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Here’s where you can nab your $.99 copy:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Collection Blurb:

A summer breeze, sandy shore, and sparkling waters. Is it the perfect setting for love or something more dangerous? First loves, second chances, mystery, and intrigue, even murder. Drift away with this collection of stories about Sun, Sand and Sea to 11 beaches…where anything can happen.

Story Blurbs:

Whispers in the Wind by Angel Sefer

Blackmailed by a ruthless mastermind, Emily Stone finds herself on the Greek island of Alonnisos, impersonating the golden heiress of a luxury beach resort. Seductive Captain Andreas Aliveris is torn between his irresistible attraction to the stunning imposter and his need to protect a loved one. Can passion overcome suspicions and regrets in this game of danger, betrayal, and greed?

Amanda’s Revenge by Julie Sarff

One Hollywood heartthrob, one happily married woman and one very vindictive ex. Amanda is back looking like Winged Victory in a business suit, and Lily Bilbury is the only one who can stop her from ruining her husband’s career.

Beach Baby Blues by Stephany Tulis

In the midst of the sublime, an unexpected malady infiltrates the LaMagnifique cruise ship and bride to be, Honor Mattison’s, bachelorette party.

Will older sister Shelby’s promise that what happens on the ship stays on the ship hold true or are some secrets just too dangerous to keep?

Judith Lucci

Kat had been counting the days until her beach reunion in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her college friends from New Orleans. It would be the first time she’d seen major heart-throb Liam Cross since Christmas. She dreamed of a diamond engagement ring as she tucked her new bikini into her suitcase. Little did she know that in a few hours her life would change forever. Fire and Ice, Love and Murder. The Ocean can be Deadly.

Love Notes in the Key of Sea by Anna Celeste Burke

Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler have a second chance at love if Georgie can let go of her past. A new mystery brought them together, will an old one drive them apart?

Pandemonium on the Peninsula by Valerie Clarizio

Talia Johnson is living her dream in Door County, WI. But, being a Park Ranger comes with sacrifices.

Deputy Ryan Larson loves his job but worries about the attraction he feels for the surly Talia Johnson.

When pandemonium breaks out, Talia’s life becomes endangered. Ryan races to help her. Will her stubbornness prevent Ryan from saving her?

Copper Moon – The Meeting by PJ Fiala

Looking for solitude and the perfect sunrise is all that’s on Brie’s mind, until she stumbles into Hank James, that is. Winning the Copper Moon Cup is all that Hank has ever wanted, this year is his last year to get it right. Will bumping into Brie ruin his chance?

Love on the Rocks by P.J. MacLayne

Carena Galloway has big city ambitions and a broken heart, and men have no place in her agenda. Aiden Wade is only in town to help his grandmother and his schedule doesn’t include the local ladies.

But Fate, it seemed, had other plans.

The Art of Getting Away by Nicole Sorrell

When her SUV leaves her stranded, Carlos helps get it running again, then can’t stop thinking about the sassy girl with the blue-green eyes. After discovering she’s in the cross hairs of the most violent outlaw motorcycle gang in the Midwest, Carlos is in way over his head when he tries to help her get away.

After the Storm by Kinsey Corwin

Charlene “Charlie” McCann isn’t looking to repeat her mistakes and all Beck Holland wants is to tear down the walls she’s built. Can they survive what comes after the storm?

Dead End Beach

The last beach at the end of the road and the last party of the summer. Some people are leaving when the embers die. He wants to stay. Will she welcome him into her life?

 

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Character Interview with Fawke DeSantos from Dead End Beach and GIVEAWAY!

Dead End Beach is a short story included in a romance anthology entitled Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea:  11 Beaches – Anything Can Happen The anthology is set for release on June 28, 2016 and is up for pre-order now!  Just $.99 for these 11 beach tales!   Click here to pre-order!

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Follow the post to the bottom to learn more about the rafflecopter celebration for the upcoming release of Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea!

Now, let’s hear about Dead End Beach

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The road on Homes Spit is the end of the line in South Central Alaska. Between you and the rest of the world lie the Gulf of Alaska and wild mountains.

Fawke DeSantos rode his motorcycle from Louisiana to the end of the road in Alaska. It’s as far in the United States as he could go. What was he looking for?

Fawke Interview:

Cherime: “I’m sitting here in the Old Salt Bar with a beer and ready to interview someone who has become a bit of a local sensation with the ladies of Homer, Fawke DeSantos. Fawke makes lunch deliveries for a local restaurant and has claimed a bit of fame while buzzing around town.”

Cherime: “Hi there. What’s your full name? How did you decide on Alaska as a destination?”

Fawke: “My name’s Fawke Layn DeSantos, I’m 28 years old and after spending nearly twelve years of my life taking care of my aunt, it was time to go somewhere else. I pointed the headlight north and kept on going.”

Cherime: “What did you expect to find up here?”

Fawke: “Other than icebergs and igloos?” He stops and rubs one hand down a bare arm. “I didn’t expect to find a little blonde bomb working in a bar as a bouncer. I heard Alaska women were different, but that was something else.” Fawke grins at me.

Cherime: “I suppose that was a real surprise.”

Fawke: “Sure as hell was! That is one jolie blonde in a tightly wrapped package. To be truthful the only reason I’ve been camping out on the beach and working for barely enough for gas money is little Ornery.”

Cherime: “That brings me to my next question. Are you planning on staying in Alaska?”

Fawke: “That’s one question I can’t answer for you. Little Miz Maddox holds the key.”

Cherime: “Do you think you can take winters in Alaska. You know the riding season is short up here.”

Fawke: I get a huge belly laugh from the man and his dark eyes sparkle. “Riding is an interesting concept. A person can ride a lot of things; just saying. After all, isn’t life the wildest ride of all? As to my staying in Homer, the end of the season party on the beach may be when I get my answer. I’ll be sure to let you know. Are you going to be there?”

Cherime: “Sure. It’s the end of summer, we have to send it out right. See you there, Fawke.”

Bio: I’m Cherime MacFarlane and proud to call myself an Alaskan. I’ve spent more than half my life in this state and it is home. I’ve done a lot of things while living here, the opportunities were endless.

Come and look around my sites. At the least I can guarantee you a lot of beautiful pictures of my home.

http://alaskaromance.blogspot.com/

https://cherimemacfarlane.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCherimeMacFarlane/?fref=ts

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Character Interview with Beck Holland the Leading Man in After the Storm

After the Storm is a short story included in a romance anthology entitled Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea:  11 Beaches – Anything Can Happen.  The anthology is set for release on June 28, 2016 and is up for pre-order now!  Just $.99 for these 11 beach tales!   Click here to pre-order!

Follow the post to the bottom to learn more about the rafflecopter celebration for the upcoming release of Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea!

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Lets meet Beck Holland from AFTER THE STORM!

Beck Holland is the leading man in After the Storm, which will release as part of our anthology, Stories of Sun, Sand, and Sea. He comes from a well-known family and resides in Ember Cove, Alaska, where he’s lived his entire life. When he’s not playing handyman, you can find him playing guitar and singing in the local bar.

Q: “Pull up a chair and let’s break the ice shall we? If you were stuck in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and you had three people to help you fight of the zombie horde, who would they be?

A: “Do they have to be real or fictional? Don’t believe in zombies, but should all my intuition on such things be wrong…I’m going to mix it up with some real and some fictional people. First I would choose Charlene McCann, because she’s pretty fierce when she wants to be and I hear she’s a wicked shot. That guy from the Walking Dead that all the chicks go nuts for…what’s his name? Right, Daryl Dixon. Last I would have to choose Travis because although he’s a pain in the ass, he’s good in a fight.”

Q: “So Beck, are you a clothes in the hamper or on the floor?”

A: “Typically the clothes go in the hamper, but it would depend on my day went and how anxious I was to get out of my clothes. My mother was firm on certain things when I was growing up, and now that I live on my own, they’ve kind of stuck.” 

Q: “What is your biggest fear? What frightens you the most?”

A: “Never being able to outrun the legacy of womanizing that the Holland men are known for. I would love to be able to prove my dad wrong and make a relationship stick for the long haul.”

Q: “What’s your favorite guilty pleasure?”

A: “Watching a movie, in bed, with my girl cuddled up next to me. There is nothing like it.” Beck leaned back in the chair. “Wow. Never thought I’d hear something like that come out of my mouth.”

Q: “What’s your favorite comfort food?”

A: “Homemade Barbeque Chicken Pizza. Has to be on a thin crust though. Most people in my family think it’s disgusting, but once I was introduced to it, I was hooked.”

Q: “Have you ever Googled yourself?”

A: “No. Don’t want to know what exists out there on the World Wide Web about yours truly. I’m sure there are plenty of things that depict a side of me, I’d rather forget.”

Q: “If I give you a time machine, what time period and in what place would you travel to?”

A: “I wouldn’t go back too far. I wish I was living in the fifties. Classic cars, chicks in poodle skirts or pedal pushers, leather jackets, and old fashioned rumbles.”

About Kinsey Corwin

Kinsey Corwin is a contemporary romance author who lives in Las Vegas with her two boys. She dreams of moving back to Texas, where she and her kids could enjoy the waters in the Gulf of Mexico. You will find that Kinsey is really drawn to small town stories, beaches, and cowboys…she blames this on her love of Texas and the character one can find in the small town settings.

Keeping Up With Kinsey

kinseycorwin@gmail.com

Kinsey’s Website & Blog

Kinsey on Facebook

Kinsey on Twitter

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11 Beaches – Anything Can Happen

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We’re so excited about this limited edition box set that it’s only .99 cents! We want as many people as possible to enjoy these stories, and we’re offering some great prizes as we hit our preorder goals.

No purchase necessary in order to enter to win. On June 28th, when Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea, 11 Beaches – Anything Can Happen releases (shortened to #11Beaches), we’ll see how many preorders we’ve received and give out the prizes accordingly.

Here’s what you can win!

One winner will win the box set (you can gift this if you’ve preordered it already!)

If we hit 1,500 preorders: One lucky winner will win $25.00 in Paypal money.

If we hit 2,500 preorders: One lucky winner will win a $50 Paypal money plus 10 signed paperbacks from the authors participating in #11Beaches.

If we hit 3,000 preorders: One lucky winner will win $100 plus 10 signed paperbacks from the authors participating in #11Beaches.If you would like to help us reach our preorder goals, you can grab your copy for only .99 cents on:

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/11Beaches-Amz

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Disclaimer: *Emails may be distributed to the nine participating authors for them to add to their mailing lists.*

I have joined together will ten fabulous authors to bring you Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea – 11 Beaches, Anything Can Happen.

These are short stories by best-selling and award winning authors pulled together for your beach reading enjoyment.  The collection includes a bit of suspense, mystery and yes, romance.  Available at all major retailers, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.

Blurb: 

A summer breeze, sandy shore, and sparkling waters. Is it the perfect setting for love or something more dangerous? First loves, second chances, mystery, and intrigue, even murder. Drift away with this collection of stories about Sun, Sand and Sea to 11 beaches…where anything can happen.

The individual stories and their authors are:

Whispers in the Wind by Angel Sefer

Blackmailed by a ruthless mastermind, Emily Stone finds herself on the Greek island of Alonnisos, impersonating the golden heiress of a luxury beach resort. Seductive Captain Andreas Aliveris is torn between his irresistible attraction to the stunning imposter and his need to protect a loved one. Can passion overcome suspicions and regrets in this game of danger, betrayal, and greed?

Amanda’s Revenge by Julie Sarff

One Hollywood heartthrob, one happily married woman and one very vindictive ex. Amanda is back looking like Winged Victory in a business suit, and Lily Bilbury is the only one who can stop her from ruining her husband’s career. Join Lily as she travels to sunny Miami and loses a very important missive that could get her husband fired. But that’s okay, because she has a plan to get the letter back.

Beach Baby Blues by Stephany Tullis

When bride to be, Honor Elin Mattison, threatens to boycott her Caribbean cruise bachelorette party, matron of honor and older sister Shelby dismisses her sister’s idle threat reminding her that the cruise is her last chance to let loose and live it up.

Celebrating her last few days as a single woman with a bikini clad bridal party that could make a professional model feel like an ugly duckling depresses Honor even more than the family made decision to include her father’s love child, (her 18 year out of control step sister) in all the wedding festivities.

A mystical ambiance permeates the LaMagnifique cruise ship that not only transforms the bridal party but infiltrates old, newly formed and promised relationships.

In the midst of the sublime, an unexpected malady called blues on the beach, infiltrates the ship.

Will older sister Shelby’s promise that what happens on the ship stays on the ship hold true?

Or are some secrets too dangerous to keep?

Beach Blanket Murders by Judith Lucci

Kat had been counting the days until her beach reunion in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her college friends from New Orleans. It would be the first time she’d seen major heart-throb Liam Cross since Christmas. She dreamed of a diamond engagement ring as she tucked her new bikini into her suitcase. Little did she know that in a few hours her life would change forever. Fire and Ice, Love and Murder. The Ocean can be Deadly.

Love Notes in the Key of Sea by Anna Celeste Burke

Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler have a second chance at love—despite the fact they met during a murder investigation. Decades earlier, Georgie lost the love of her life in an attack on the beach that left one man dead and two others missing including her fiancé, Danny Farrell. When Georgie returns to Corsario Cove, more than memories haunt her as a song Danny wrote just for her echoes in the air: Love Notes in the Key of Sea. Who else, other than she and Danny could know that song? A new mystery brought Georgie and Jack together, will an old one drive them apart?

Pandemonium on the Peninsula by Valerie Clarizio

Talia Johnson is living her dream in Door County, WI. But, being a Park Ranger comes with sacrifices.

Deputy Ryan Larson loves his job but worries about the attraction he feels for the surly Talia Johnson.

When pandemonium breaks out, Talia’s life becomes endangered. Ryan races to help her. Will her stubbornness prevent Ryan from saving her?

Copper Moon – The Meeting by PJ Fiala

The Artist…

Brie Spencer is in need of solitude and scenery to help her heal from the loss of her sister. Feeling she will never be able to move on from this heartache, and the torment of the night her life changed forever, she makes the trip to Copper Moon, to paint and heal.

The Biker…

Hank James has always wanted to win the coveted Copper Moon Cup. But having the fastest time has eluded him, that is until this year. Having spent every waking moment tinkering on his baby, he thinks he’s finally going to bring home the elusive trophy.

The Problem…

Looking to capture the perfect sunrise, Brie tumbles into the path of Hank James – literally. Making final adjustments on his bike before the race begins, Hank heads to the beach for a trial run. Almost running over a woman and dumping his bike is the last thing he needs.

Love on the Rocks by P.J. MacLayne

Carena Galloway has big city ambitions and a broken heart, and men have no place in her agenda. Aiden Wade is only in town to help his grandmother and his schedule doesn’t include the local ladies.

But Fate, it seemed, had other plans.

The Art of Getting Away by Nicole Sorrell

When her SUV leaves her stranded, Carlos helps get it running again, then can’t stop thinking about the sassy girl with the blue-green eyes. After discovering she’s in the cross hairs of the most violent outlaw motorcycle gang in the Midwest, Carlos is in way over his head when he tries to help her get away.

After the Storm by Kinsey Corwin

Charlene “Charlie” McCann isn’t looking to repeat her mistakes and all Beck Holland wants is to tear down the walls she’s built. Can they survive what comes after the storm?

Dead End Beach by Cherime MacFarlane

The last beach at the end of the road and the last party of the summer. Some people are leaving when the embers die. He wants to stay. Will she welcome him into her life?

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/11Beaches-Amz

B&N: http://smarturl.it/11Beaches-BN

Kobo: http://smarturl.it/11Beaches-Kobo

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner…..why not get warmed up for it with a LOVE ANTHOLOGY!!

 

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 $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway 

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**Award winning & USA Today Recommended**

When love drops in unexpected, the strangest things can happen. Nine short stories from sweet to sultry, full of romance, magic and love from award winning and USA Today recommended authors.

Book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0ZAPJCBubw 

Buy Links:

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Under The Mango Tree: (Historical Romance) by Meredith Bond

Lakshmi is a good 18th c. Indian girl who should not be hiding among the branches of the mango tree avoiding her chores. She truly should not be seen by a man who is not a member of her family–an Englishman, no less. And she absolutely should not even contemplate speaking with this man. But Lakshmi has never been one to follow the rules.

Website: http://www.meredithbond.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meredithbondauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/merrybond

Rolf’s Quest: (Historical Romance) by Aubrey Wynne

Time is running out for the royal wizard of Henry II. Rolf’s quest: find genuine love and lift the enchantment that has imprisoned his ancestor, Merlin, for centuries. Now he must win Melissa’s heart without the use of magic. She desires him, but will she defy her family and refuse her betrothed? Or will Rolf be doomed to a life of bitterness like his ancestors before him.

Website: http://aubreywynneauthor.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aubrey.wynne.7

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Aubreywynne51

Fall Into Darkness: (Paranormal Romance) by Valerie Twombly

Eli, bounty hunter for the Tribunal, is sentenced to earth to find his humanity. But when temptation is thrown in the angel’s path in the form of the soft curvy Ashley, he is unable to resist. Fate may bring them together, but desire could bond them for eternity.

Website: http://www.valerietwombly.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FangedFantasy

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fangedfantasy

Roses Are Wrong, Violets Taboo: (Southern Romance) by Kris Calvert

When Alexander Chase Tabeau and Rose Westwood meet by chance, neither planned on stumbling into the best night of their life. But timing is everything and fate has a cruel sense of humor. With love on the line and nothing to lose, will one night together change their destiny forever?

Website: www.kriscalvert.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kriscalvert30

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/kriscalvert

Alphabetical Disorder: (Fantasy Romance) by Katie Stephens

When a trick horseback rider gets caught up in a dangerous prophecy that jeopardizes the circus, she believes she can solve the problem by dating alphabetically. Now all she has to do is figure out how to manipulate her flawed interpretation so she can be with the man she loves.

Website http://standardishue.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katie-Stephens-Author/1633141843579542

Twitter https://www.twitter.com/standardishue

Love’s Not Viral: (Contemporary Romance) by Nessie Strange

When a crazed Hollywood star puts Aster Sanderson in the media crosshairs, her home becomes a prison. With her life out of control, the last person she expects to rescue her is her captor’s brother, James. Is their attraction a result of circumstance…or could it be something more?

Website: http://nessieslivingdeadworld.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorNessieStrange

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NessieStrange

Taking The Plunge: (Contemporary Romance) by Kishan Paul

When Pete, Eve’s high school crush, shows up in her life, she pepper sprays him. Despite her efforts to push him away, Pete finds himself drawn to the red haired beauty. When logic and emotion don’t agree, which path should she follow?

Website: http://www.kishanpaul.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KishanPaulAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/@kishan_paul

The Trouble With Never: (Southern Romance) by Isabella Harper

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When Summer and Caleb run into each other after a long absence, sparks fly. Her painful past makes it hard for her to open up, but he’s more than willing to help. He’s loved her most of their lives. Can she learn to love and trust him, or will her fears push him away.

Website: http://www.isabellaharper.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IsabellaHarperAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BellaHarper13

Keep Calm And Eat Chocolate: (Contemporary Romance) by Michaela Miles

When institution residents Elle and Chris meet, their personalities clash. During a quiet moment in the garden together, secrets are shared and a bond is formed. Will their connection be their downfall or lead to the fresh start they deserve?

Website: http://www.michaelamiles.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/michaela.miles.author

Twitter: http://twitter.com/_MichaelaMiles

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 A Love Letter 

My dearest Melissa,

I have a confession to make and pray to my gods that you will believe me. Our first meeting was never accidental. Fate pulled you to that hilltop. I had waited for you since the day Merlin took over my training at the age of ten. You have haunted my dreams and filled my heart with hope. I knew the curve of your cheek, the softness of your lips and the kindness in your soul before I ever laid eyes on you. 

My quest is essential to end the curse upon my family line. The urgency to break the spell, holding my ancestor Merlin in a tree, has ruled the first born of each generation since the time of Arthur. I have been driven to find and claim you, make you fall in love with me without the use of my magic.  

And then you appeared before me and time stopped. The cold casing around my heart cracked a little more with every shared glance. 

I realized with each conversation, each touch of your hand that the quest no longer took precedence. If I did not make you mine, my future would be empty. I now see how barren my life has been and cannot live with such a void again.  

I willingly give up all my power, all my possessions of any worth, to hold you in my arms and call you my wife. Please, my love, wait for me. Have faith in our destiny. I will come for you.  

Your devoted wizard,

Baron Rolf Arbrec

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 Excerpt: 

The surrounding mist climbed Melissa’s boots and swirled in and around her legs like an affectionate cat. Gentle but firm, it pushed her inside the magical forest. The stillness of the place struck her. The kind of hush that fell over a room when something significant was about to happen. Her heart raced in anticipation. In front of her towered a massive Hawthorne tree with charred branches that seemed to welcome her. Between the gnarled limbs was a large blackened hole that filled the center of the trunk.

“I have been waiting for you.” She jumped at the sound of an old man’s voice. She screamed as a face appeared in the tree. “I do not mean to frighten you, child. I admire your courage. It’s a quality essential to your future.”

“Why am I here?” Melissa asked.

“To meet your Fate,” answered the raspy voice. The distant sound of hoof beats distracted the ghost-like image. “And he has arrived.”

Melissa turned toward the forest opening in confusion. “The mist . . .”

“Yes, it conceals our home from trespassers on the outside but does not impede our view from within.” The elderly man chuckled. “Rolf did not exaggerate your beauty.”

“Rolf?”

The pounding of hooves grew nearer.

“Ah.” The old man shook his head, regret in his eyes. “I must go.”

Horse and rider burst through the tree line. The great beast halted before her, and the stranger dismounted. In one fluid motion, he wrapped a powerful arm around her waist and pulled her hard against his chest.

He spoke only one word. “Melissa.”

The blood pumping through her veins throbbed in her ears. “Rolf?” she whispered, clinging to him, afraid to raise her eyes.

His fingers lightly stroked her cheek and sent a shudder through her body. He lifted her chin, bent his head, and then paused. Uncertain, she looked up, her mouth half-open in a silent question. The intensity and passion in his eyes told her he now claimed her as his own. Their breath mingled for a moment before his lips brushed hers. Then she threw back her head, surrendered to the sheer pleasure of his kiss, and her world shattered.

The soft touch of his mouth sent a shiver through her that made her knees buckle. His chest was hard beneath her palms. He buried his fingers in her hair and forced her head back, demanding more. She clutched at his tunic to hold herself up.

“I must have you.” His teeth nipped her earlobe; the whispered words tickled and teased her neck. One hand roamed the length of her back, sending waves of heat through the core of her body. His manhood pushed against her skirt. She struggled against this desire; her betrothed waited beyond the trees. Her mind told her to run, yet her heart begged to remain. She stopped resisting, leaned into him and gave way to pure passion.

Her mouth opened to return the kiss, only to feel him slip away. Her eyes flew open, and his image wavered then faded into the darkness. “Come back to me. Do not leave me like this.”

Melissa awoke, tears wet upon her cheeks. Emptiness burned in her stomach. She wrapped her arms around herself and curled into a tight ball to shield her body from the pain. She should not have hesitated.

FROZEN – New Release – Romance Anthology

 

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Just for fun I asked each author to describe their hero and heroine with one word – The results are in and can be seen below each story blurb:

The Ice Hotel Wedding Test by Charmaine Pauls  – Jess and Derrick have been together for twelve years. When Jess finally gives Derrick an ultimatum, tie the knot or set her free, he proposes a bizarre test to decide their destiny.

Hero Derrick: Stubborn

Heroine Jess: Caring

Love Thaws a Frozen Heart by Valerie J. Clarizio  – Casey is hell bent on getting Noah to sign divorce papers. Hiding out at his camp, Noah is hell bent on not signing. Procuring a snowmobile, Casey sets out in a blinding snowstorm to find him. After crashing, she is near death when Noah finds her. Will a few cabin-bound days cause either of them to change their mind?

Hero Noah: Patient

Heroine Casey: Clueless

Lord of Ice by April Marcom  – Jack Frost gave his heart to Lilly the day she was born, making her the perfect leverage for a fire spirit whose heart is set on becoming Lord of Ice.

Hero Jack: Immortal

Heroine Lilly: Winter-obsessed

Frozen Moments by Nancy Pennick (‘A Waiting For Dusk’ story) – Drew keeps proposing. Kate keeps saying no. It’s their little game. Can the holiday season change that? Kate has lost her best friend, and Drew does his best to cheer her up in this delightful story of love and memories.

Hero Drew: Romantic

Heroine Kate: Determined

Frozen In Time by Christina Kirby – Lizbeth travels the world as a freelance photographer and answers to no one. After her last relationship, that’s exactly how she wants her life to be, easy and all her own. Jonas is staying at his family’s cabin while he deals with the loss of a fellow fallen solider. He wants nothing more than to be left alone and to avoid Christmas. Neither plan on spending Christmas with a stranger or finding the person who’s exactly what each other needs.

Hero Jonas: Reserved

Heroine: Lizbeth: Adventurous

Frozen With Possibilities by Rhonda Brutt  – A resort on the shores of Lake Superior in the middle of December was not exactly what Tiffany had in mind for a mid-winter vacation. But when she agreed to accompany her progressive grandmother on this frozen trip, she discovered that life is filled with possibilities, if you only go after them.

Hero Chad: Hard-working

Heroine Tiffany: Shy

Frozen Heart Thawing by Nicole Angeleen – In the depths of winter, Thomas Everett grudgingly meets his betrothed, Nila Sarvani, the daughter of a powerful sheikh. The passion they share takes them both by surprise, but the ruthlessness of American business threatens to tear them apart. Nila must decide if her dreams can be realized if she allows herself to fall in love.

Hero Thomas: Headstrong

Heroine Nila: Determined

Frozen Dreams by Elena Kane – In a world surrounded by snow and magic, Cara finds herself grossly out of place. Ridiculed by all, she lives her life in terror from perpetual bullies until she runs into a stranger in town. Ben is everything she always wanted, but never expected. Better yet, he sees past her differences. Could Ben be her dream come true?

Hero Ben: Caring

Heroine Cara: Different

Her Frozen Heart by Tara Fox Hall  – Alaric has always loved the winter season, second only to his love of spells and sorcery. When his beautiful neighbor Cassandra reveals she’s a natural witch, he’s instantly smitten, even as he despairs of attracting her interest. Is there hope for a magical couple who thrive in different seasons?

Hero Alaric: Courageous

Heroine Cassandra: Mysterious

The Thawing of Holly’s Heart by Marilyn Gardiner  – What happens when a single mother meets an old friend and, despite the conviction that she will never again open her heart to another man, finds herself falling in love?

Hero Will: Successful

Heroine Holly: Courageous

Falling On Ice by Bess Kingsley – After the horrible year ice sculptor Sam McLeod has had, falling off a ladder at Nationals into the arms of her nemesis is the absolute last thing she needs. Or is it?

Hero Jake: Gracious

Heroine Sam: Tough

CONTEST – For a chance to win an ecopy of Frozen, comment below this post, describing your ideal hero and/or heroine with just one word.

Frozen Bios

Nicole Angeleen is a writer from Shawnee, Kansas. When she is not writing, she spends her time reading on the beach, traveling, and being a rabid and obsessive sports fan.

Rhoda Brutt – Rhonda lives in the Minneapolis metropolitan area and enjoys swimming, concerts, and making up excuses to get out of cooking!

Valerie Clarizio – I grew up in the north woods in a house full of brothers. I can hunt, fish, and survive in the great outdoors with the best of them.

Marilyn Gardiner – Marilyn has published in many newspapers and magazines, taught a creative writing class, tutored adults learning to read, and volunteered in the public school system. Her book shelf holds eleven published novels, and two more not yet published.

Tara Fox Hall – Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.

Elena Kane – A country girl living each day to the fullest; creating characters that touch the heart and stick with you.

Bess Kingsley – Bess Kingsley is a contemporary romance writer living in North Carolina

Christina Kirby – A stay at home mom who loves books and traveling, though with two small kids the love of books is more convenient.

April Marcom – April Marcom is a teacher, author, and mother of three who enjoys the slow, peaceful life of the countryside.

Charmaine Pauls – South African born Charmaine Pauls is a gypsy at heart who loves to look at the world through the lens of her camera. Before taking up writing full time, the novelist worked in public relations, advertising, journalism and marketing. She resides in Chile with her husband and children.

Nancy Pennick – After a great career in teaching, Nancy found a second calling as a writer. She loves to travel, garden and have a good cup of tea nearby.

Buy Links:

Satin Romance: http://www.satinromance.com/authors/anth/2014/frozen.html

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/486761

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OR2AGLK

Happy Release Day!

FROZEN is a romance anthology featuring eleven authors and stories of different romance genres!

Included in the anthology is a contemporary romance story by yours truly – LOVE THAWS A FROZEN HEART

Blurb: Casey is hell bent on getting Noah to sign divorce papers. Hiding out at his camp, Noah is hell bent on not signing. Procuring a snowmobile, Casey sets out in a blinding snowstorm to find him. After crashing, she is near death when Noah finds her. Will a few cabin-bound days cause either of them to change their mind?

Review Crew Call-Out! I’ve got a couple digital copies of “Frozen” – If you’d like to receive a copy in exchange for giving an honest online review during the next two weeks, please comment below and I’ll draw names from the commenters!
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