One of the greatest gifts my parents gave me was the love of reading they instilled in me at an early age. I was one of those kids the library (at school and in town) let borrow as many books as I could carry, because they knew I needed a supply to get me through the week. Some of my favorite teachers in school were, in fact, librarians. Their love of books was infectious, and it felt so wonderful to hang out with people who got it.
That’s why when my fellow Romance Divas decided to get together and write a collection of short stories to benefit a literacy charity, I was thrilled to participate.
On August fifth, the LOVE IS… anthology will release at e-tailers near you. A collection of 300,000 words, and more than 40 authors, covering all heat ranges and genres, there’s something in here to appeal to everyone. And all of the proceeds are going to charity — specifically, to:
Reach out and Read which prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.
Reine knows marriage isn’t about love. It’s about making the best bargain you can with what you have and then living with the consequences. Wedding vows are alliances given voice, and I do is on the tip of her tongue.
Ennis is a man on a mission to woo the future Araneidae maven, whether she wants him or not. Her clan is wealthy, prosperous and in dire need of the one thing his people have to offer—protection. But one look at her and all thought of his obligations vanish. He’ll court Reine, but he wants the feisty heiress all to himself.
Forced to entertain offers from her bevy of suitors, Reine is torn between duty to her people and loyalty to herself. Ennis is the man she wants, but is he the future paladin her fragile clan needs? She can choose to lead with her head or, for once, she can follow her heart.
I’ve wanted to write this prequel story for a while, and this was a perfect opportunity. If you love Isolde, you’ve got to check out her younger self in this short.
GIVEAWAYLeave a comment telling me what your favorite book was as a child (along with your email address), and I’ll enter you in a drawing to win a digital copy of any title from my backlist, in winner’s choice of format, and a $5 Amazon gift card. A winner will be announced on August 12th.