Nine Paranormal Romances
Release date: October 29, 2018
Theme – childhood fairy tales, all with a sexy twist, and a whole lot of love and angst thrown in.
Seven Sexy Christmas Novellas
Release date: December 1, 2018
Theme - the title says it all :)
Early reviews are already coming in for Twisted Fairy Tales, and what are readers saying?
"I loved this anthology of twisted fairy tales. I really enjoyed the Cinderella retelling, and the little mermaid is wonderful. Queen of the Wolves is a unique take on Little Red Riding Hood, and is great. The grandma is a fun twist and the big bad wolf fabulous, he made me smile. Touched by Gold is amazing, loosely inspired by Midas, but imaginative and I loved the heroine. Tower Tango is a steampunk tale, engaging and fun. I enjoyed every single story in the collection and recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fun romantic play on classic tales, with HEA guaranteed."
Woo hoo! Let's look forward to more reviews like that :)
After successfully publishing two short story anthologies in previous years, this year the MRWG decided to produce a novella Box-Set. Our very own, lovely, and deservedly successful Fiona volunteered to project manage its publication—for no recompense other than the pleasure she gets from helping writers over the scary step from unpublished to published. So many people put their hand up to participate, Fiona recommended we run two box sets; a contemporary, and a paranormal. Both with stories ranging from sexy to steamy romance.
Both sets are aiming for:
2) a novella to give away or sell individually after the box set comes down, and
3) a professional experience for participants – $100 buy-in purchased a professional cover design for each story, formatting and advertising costs. Professional editing was organised but at an additional author cost.
But why have our members lined up to participate? I decided to interview a few to find out.
Sandra echoed most author views when she told me. “I entered the Christmas box set to push me out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to write a contemporary romance novella – something I haven’t done before; build a reader base and add to my publishing credits. I also hope to broaden my skills around self publishing, marketing and promotion, and further develop and improve myself as a person and author.”
I'm participating because working with other authors is enjoyable. Savannah agrees. “Being part of a box set is fun. You get to help and promote friends and their stories as well as your own. There is a sense of achievement being part of something bigger than just your own work. Teamwork is required and a strong leader is essential. There is a wealth of expertise within this group and I am eager to see the reaction once this goes live. We have a very strong leader in Fiona, and I am happy to follow where she leads.”
Of course the hero is the beating heart of any romance story. So what heroes can you look forward to in these sets?
Josie’s hero is compassionate, selfless and honest.
Elvina’s hero is a determined, sexy, achiever.
Savannah’s hero is charming, confident and caring. He is Prince charming after all!
A sexy and surprising surfer is Andra’s hero.
Jess (who like me doesn't normally write sexy) has written a hero who is dark, dangerous and delicious!
Rita's hero is a compassionate but tormented soul.
Cole, Sandra’s hero, is captivating, creative and determined.
Did I mention these box sets are full of romance, and on the sexy/steamy side? I asked our participating authors if they'd happily share the unedited stories with their mothers. As an urban fantasy rather than paranormal author I struggled with the required sex scenes myself!
While some of our authors revel in the steam… I felt a connection with Rita when she told me “I will definitely not write a different version for my mother, or anyone else for that matter! It was hard enough to write these two erotic scenes plus all the kissing! Writing these scenes was totally out of my comfort zone but now they are done, they’ll stay no matter what people might think!”
So, mark the dates in your calendar and be sure to download both box sets! October 29 and December 1 or pre-order here.