Birthday celebrations are wonderful. They mark an achievement, look to the promises for the future, and are a reason to get together with family and friends.
So, here is a toast to celebrate and mark the achievement of Knight of Runes, my first published book. Like a proud parent, I can't believe two years ago today it debuted and that the story is still delighting readers. Every fan message makes my heart sing with pride.
The future looks bright for Lord Arik and his Rebeka. A follow up story, Knight of Rapture, is almost completed. I'm not certain if it will be the last we hear about the dynamic pair but I have had a lot of fun writing their stories. So much so, that the short story in the new anthology I participated in with my friends and critique partners, Timeless Keepsakes - A Collection of Christmas Stories, is a prequel to Knight of Runes.
The anthology is the debut for Lita Harris, Emma Kaye, and Nicole S. Patrick. New parents are wonderful to watch. Their excitement is contagious! This time next year they will be celebrating their single title debuts. Lita's Love at Christmas and Emma's Time for Love both released this month.
Julie Rowe, a well established Carina Press author, shares today's birthday celebration with me. Her debut Carina Press book, Ice Bound, also released two years ago today. She is the fifth author in our anthology. With her expertise in teaching creative writing at a local college in Alberta, Canada, she taught us the art of short story writing and also has a story in our anthology.
The experience has been so awesome we are already planning a May release for Timeless Escapes - A Collection of Summer Stories.
Our families and friends have been supportive. More celebrations are planned for this weekend. In case you were so inclined, we've opted for no presence please (just buy our books *smiles*).
Timeless Keepsakes - A Collection of Christmas Stories
The magic of Christmas is in the memories we hold dear and those precious treasures that remind us of the past. Join us as our Timeless Keepsakes take us on five remarkable journeys that heal old wounds, remind us of days gone by, play matchmaker, sweep us back in time and prove that love can conquer all.
Introduction ~ Sharon Sala
Mistletoe and Magick ~ Ruth A. Casie She would give her last breath for him. He would give up everything to guard her well and love her more.
Christmas Spirits ~ Lita Harris A widow's everlasting love is renewed by the memories of the holiday season.
Granting Her Wish ~ Emma Kaye She doesn't belong in his time and he doesn't belong back home. Could they belong to each other?
Letter from St. Nick ~ Nicole S. Patrick She’s trying to save her home and he’s never had one until now. Can an unexpected gift lead their hearts to the same place?
Secret Santa ~ Julie Rowe A nurse grieving the death of her twin brother receives an unusual gift at the staff Secret Santa party: the bullet that killed him along with a message of hope and love.