HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO
A sweet romance anthology
By Various Authors
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: May 23, 2016
Keywords: Fantasy, romance, shifters, dragon, elves, masquerade, sweet
What secrets do the Masked Hearts hold?
Affinity by Dana Wright
Behind the shadows lies the truth…
A magic mirror and a houseful of ghosts await Kristen when fate leads her to Wanderly House. Secrets and spirits consume her days, but one look in the magic mirror and her heart falls fast. A mask, a cloak, and a key leading her to an enchanted evening in the faery garden might be Kristen's end as all that glitters may well have sharp teeth.
Magic mirror on the wall…
Connor is trapped in Faery. With only a view through a bewitched mirror to the real world, his attention is nabbed by a curious cat shifter with a ghostly following. Can he find a way to break the spell that binds him so he can reach the girl that haunts his dreams?
When the forces of Faery and Wanderly House collide, will Kristen and Connor's love be enough to save them?
Water Woman by Claire Davon
Sparks fly when a Spanish water woman, and an African two-horned horse shifter meet at a masquerade. Kimoni has gone to ask Isidora to use her skills to aid him with his ailing grandfather. When strangers claiming to be Isidora’s relatives try to force her to share her powers, the pair is plunged into danger. Isidora and Kimoni look for a way to fight the ruthless intruders, while also saving his grandfather.
Using their combined powers, they meet the challenge, all the while conscious of the growing attraction between them. It has been a long time since Isidora has met a man who calls to her as Kimoni does. The strong, handsome horse shifter sings to her senses, and she sees a matching spark in his eyes. Can love between them blossom? Can a water woman and a horse shifter find happiness together?
Dragon Law by Nemma Wollenfang
The kingdom of Baelin is under attack. A terrifying dragon rains fire down on the capital city, burning all in his path. The people’s one hope lies with the Princess Draxa, who – in accordance with an ancient rite – must willingly sacrifice her future to sate the beast’s wrath.
For her kingdom, Draxa will do it. She will leave Andre, the fierce soldier she loves with all of her heart, don her red cloak, and make the treacherous trip into the heart of the mountain, to face the monstrous Lord Siouxlian in his lair.
Feather Fall by Sheryl Winters
Brooke Adair's autism has turned the world into a constant puzzle, especially when it comes to men. When she meets fellow swan shifter Blake Landen in a dream, though, Brooke feels a potential connection to someone who could understand her. If she lets him.
But trusting in Blake takes a whole lot more courage than Brooke has. After all, if she doesn’t take this leap, Brooke might miss out on meeting the one man she could actually learn to understand.
Duty or Desire by Sharon Hughson
Alyona Wyrden dwells contentedly in her elven realm, but when her brother disappears, she travels to Earth to bring him home.
Camden Kerr hunts down magical artifacts, keeping them out of the wrong hands. The amulet that draws Alyona to her brother is just the sort of object Cam’s after. The way his flesh responds to the lithe, blonde necklace wearer is a different matter altogether. When their paths keep crossing, Camden decides they can work together-until he discovers her elven heritage.
Can their attraction defeat prejudice? Which will rule—duty or desire?
Excerpt #3 - Dragon Law by Nemma Wollenfang
Her eyes whipped to the cavern opening. Nothing but blackness, then…a rumble, quiet at first. Then another. The ground shook until each rumble became a boom. Tiny pebbles quaked, Draxa’s breathing shallowed.
Could she see something there? Uncoiling in the darkness? Something vast and powerful and deadly?
“The flag, you fool!” the high priest commanded, flapping his arm at another guard. “Put up the flag!”
No sooner had he spoken than a white flag rose up, waving about.
Andre’s mien had grown stony and tense. Ready to fight, ready to protect. Draxa wanted to reach out, to take his hand, even in view of the priest and guards. But that would not help him fight, so she stayed the urge, clasping her hands together beneath her red robe.
Then, as if some ghastly apparition from her most terrifying nightmares had come to life, a gigantic form slithered from the shadows, larger even than any of her imaginings.
Oh, sweet heavens…
Sharp black horns jutted back on his head, his hide was an array of ruby scales, and his eyes were of a black so deep that no abyss could compare.
In a tremulous voice, the high priest called out, “Oh great and p-powerful Siouxlian! M-mighty Dragon Lord. We come here under a b-banner of t-truce!”
About the author:
Nemma is a prize-winning steampunk short story writer, whose works have appeared in several publications, including: Gothic Fantasy Science Fiction Short Stories (Flame Tree Publishing, 2015), A Bleak New World (Raven International Publishing, 2015), and Come Into the House (Corazon Books, 2015). One of her unpublished novels has been shortlisted in three different novel awards. Another won first place in the Retreat West First Chapter Competition. An MSc postgraduate of Vector Biology and Parasitology, she has studied at Keele, Salford, and Manchester Universities. She also volunteers at an animal rescue.
Nemma can be found on facebook and twitter: @NemmaW. Anthologies she has contributed to are on Amazon and Goodreads.
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