I have a free read available today from Desert Breeze Publishing- there are quite a few over there and I encourage you all to head over and download them- it will give you a chance to check out the writers’ styles and see if you like their work. Mine is called Christmas on St. Charles Avenue and takes place in New Orleans. I love that DBP gives us the option to do this each year (the free reads from prior years are available, too). This was my first year to do it and I love this little story – Here’s the blurb and cover: Isn’t the cover wonderful? The present means it’s a present to you- FREE! Merry Christmas from the Gambler and his family as well as the author.
New Orleans, Christmas Eve, 1947: Brothers, Dirk and Beaumont McSwain are both about to become fathers. Dirk’s wife has had a number of miscarriages and at thirty-six years old, is afraid this is her last chance for a healthy baby. Bo’s wife is pregnant for the first time. Both are due to give birth soon. The brothers arrange a surprise ride for their women in Papa Noel’s sleigh which is actually a horse drawn carriage with fake reindeer. The evening starts out merry and bright but before the night is over, they will need a Christmas miracle.
I’m gonna share a bit of news from the sfcatty vault- And Sayde, feel free to post above me-
Anyway, wrote a short story last night called Rumpelstiltskin’s Quest for an anthology called Free Range Fairy Tales. It is an anthology along the lines of the old Fractured Fairy tales of the Bullwinkle show. Anyway, mine is a romance for Rumpelstiltskin. I edited it at lunch, submitted it at 2:00 and by 4:30, I had an email from the editor. She said my story is “a charmer” and it is definitely a go for the book. She’s sending a contract. So, I can sell the hell outta shorts- just gotta get someone to like a long!