Anthologies including stories from different authors seem to be becoming more and more popular. They are a great way for authors to get their book in front of a new audience, take advantage of joint promotions, increase visibility. And they’re a great way for readers to try new authors in their favorite genres, usually at little expense.
I have a story, Release Me, in a paranormal romance anthology coming out in February.
20 Shades of Shifter is a limited edition collection of new and exclusive paranormal romance novels guaranteed to suck in you from page one.
A shape-shifting dragon must win over his reluctant mate and stop Jack the Ripper. A Fae trucker becomes allies with an MC member when trying to deliver magical motorcycles to the Fae Queen. A wolf shifter is held captive in a human research lab where he is tortured until he meets one sexy scientist. An angel risked it all to steal the elixir of life and save his mortal love’s life and over two millennia later must get her to remember she once loved an angel. These stories and many more are included in this steamy, hot collection.
Mine’s the angel story and it’s book 3 in my Storm Lords series (though a standalone romance). Here’s a little blurb…
Two thousand years ago, Finn Stanton was cast out of Heaven for stealing the Elixir of Life to save his mortal wife. Now, a wolf-shifter and a demon of the Abyss, he’s found her again, and has a chance of redemption and eternity with the woman he loves—all she has to do is remember that long ago, in another forgotten lifetime, she loved an angel.
2o Shades of Shifter is up for pre-order on Amazon right now for only 99 cents!
So what do you think of anthologies as a writer or a reader? Have you discovered any new and favorite authors through an anthology?
Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of 9-5 work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain.
Nina writes all types of romance often mixed with elements of the paranormal and science fiction.
A year ago, my first book ever, Infamous, was published. It’s been exciting but also a big learning experience. There’s so much we need to know about marketing a book, especially with a small press publisher.
Recently, I contracted the second book in what is now called the Falling Stars series. Because all the characters are either celebrities in their own right or family of celebrities. And…they’re falling in love. Every last one of them, no matter how hard they fight it. The second book is titled Scandalous.
Also I’ve been working on the third and final book. It’s titled Notorious. I am neck deep in this world I created, a mish-mosh of New York City and quaint small towns. I’m so excited to be wrapping this series up because I get to give everyone happy endings. I feel like Oprah.
To celebrate, Infamous is on sale now through January 19th. I’ll include buy buttons at the bottom of this post, if you’re so inclined. It’s reduced from $5.99 to only 99 cents! If you’ve ever been curious about this story, now is the time to check it out. And get pumped, because book 2 will (I believe) be out later this year.
Justine’s infamous for a leaked sex tape, her mom mortgaged the family home, and her ruthless father offers her a job in show business.
Enter Sawyer, Justine’s new co-producer. There’s a spark between them they can’t deny. Will they risk everything for a love neither expected?
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Hi, all! Jennifer here.
Happy New Year!
I don’t know about you, but I love starting the new year with a fresh slate of goals and dreams. I’m not really one for resolutions though. A few years ago, I was introduced to a new concept when creating goals for the new year. That concept was to just pick ONE WORD.
Yes, one word.
You’d be surprised how focusing on something so simple can impact your life. Start by choosing a word that speaks to you. Check out one word for word choices.
What do you feel you lack or need to work on? What is a word that describes how you want to be or live?
For me, the word I chose for 2018 is DISCIPLINE.
I hope to be more disciplined in my writing and in my eating and exercise habits. It’s a word I will think about a lot when I’m making choices this year.
How about you? Have you made a resolutions or goals for the new year?
Or will you choose a word for 2018?
Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling sweet romance author for Montlake and Entangled Publishing who also happens to be a mom, pharmacist, Red Sox fan, P90x grad, and overall nice person. Check out her latest sweet romance: WRONG BROTHER, RIGHT MATCH.