November 1, 2012

Furthermore: An Anthology

Yes, the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT is finally here!

I am so proud and honored to announce the upcoming release of a brand new anthology! Featuring four original stories from The Syrenka Series and The Leila Marx Novels, plus fourteen additional shorts by some amazing authors.

I'm thrilled to present (drum roll please):

FURTHERMORE

Why this title? Well, the name has a double meaning. The first, each author involved in this anthology provides a further look into their series. Perhaps it's a short story told from a different POV. Maybe it's an extra scene. Whatever the case, you're given a new glimpse into their world.

And second, 100% of proceeds will go to further more cancer research. It's as simple as that. After our release on December 11th, all proceeds from paperback, kindle, nook, and any other digital formats will be donated to the American Cancer Society. All proceeds!

For me, the decision was easy. I wanted needed a way to honor the Beth's, Candice's and Janice's of the world who inspired me and so many others to read and write and be creative. No doubt someone was looking over my shoulder when this muse came to visit. :) And when I approached the other authors, the response was instant and overwhelming (tears, sniffles, smiles).

And now we have a complete anthology ready for you!  All stories are previously unpublished and most have been requested by our fans. Would you like to be involved with the release? We'd love to have you participate in a promo post, cover reveal, or an ARC review. The form below provides additional details on how you can help us kick cancer's ass.




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And now it's time to meet the authors of FURTHERMORE: An Anthology
 
Rebekah Campbell 
All in a Day's Work (As part of the Darkness Through the Light series)

Surprise Visitor
While it seems as though everything is crumbling around her, Emily can still see glimmers of light. One particular glimmer takes the form of her hot best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Eric Baker. Unfortunately, Emily’s suspension from school leaves her with a lot of time to fill. What she doesn’t realise is that today is about to fill up quite nicely.

Getting to Know the Heavies 
Normally, you will find the two Sullivan bodyguards running errands for their intimidating employer, leaving destruction and pain in their wake. But Miles and Tai are still human beings underneath it all. And everyone has a weakness.

People Change
Dennis Baker has spent the last sixteen years trying to raise his son the best way that he can. When Eric asks him a question about his mother, it’s time to go back to where it all began and then went so badly wrong.


David Estes
The Runaway - Tawni's Story (As part of The Dwellers Saga)
In The Moon Dwellers, Adele befriended an upbeat and unusual girl named Tawni, whose life was inexplicably linked to hers in ways she has only begun to understand. Wrongfully confined to a juvenile prison—the Pen—together, they began a journey of hope, friendship, and family that would change them both forever. But what happened to Tawni before being sent to the Pen? How did she end up in such an awful place? And why did she run from a life of privilege and luxury? Find out in the short story, The Runaway - Tawni’s Story.

The Life Lottery - A Story from Year Zero (As part of the Evolution Trilogy)
Before the creation of the Tri-Realms, and before there were moon dwellers, the inhabitants of the earth lived in relative safety. But then a massive meteor locked on a collision course with our planet. U.S. scientists had predicted it for years, using a substantial government-funded budget to carry out their contingency plan—a series of extraordinary caves and tunnels deep below the surface of the earth. Despite their efforts, however, when the harbinger of Armageddon arrived, there wasn’t enough room for every U.S. citizen. Not nearly enough, in fact. A mere one percent of the population would be able to enter the hidden sanctuaries and start a new life. Who would be chosen? Who would be left to die above? No one could predict the outcome of The Lottery.

Amber Garr
Cold Feet & Rift (As part of The Syrenka Series)
Eviana and her friends live in a hidden world at the precipice of civil war. Their powers are new, their responsibilities daunting. Forced to decide the fate of their kind, a decision made in haste will have lasting repercussions. When Eviana chooses to run away from it all, she hurts those who love her most, especially her fiancĂ©. Ever wonder how Kain felt on their wedding day? Or how the return trip to California tested the bounds of Eviana’s relationship with her friends? In Cold Feet, Kain witnesses Eviana’s deceit and is forced to deal with the consequences of her behavior. In Rift, Daniel encourages the group to make a detour to the Grand Canyon, as the distance between the friends begins to rival the great ravine.

Discovery & Human Resources (As part of The Leila Marx Novels)
Leila is different. Her touch clairvoyant abilities set her apart from most, but she’ll soon learn that she is not alone. When exploring the psychic community of her new city, she meets Terez. A true clairvoyant in every sense of the word, Terez quickly recognizes Leila’s talents. In Discovery, Leila’s first encounter with her mentor is nothing short of memorable. Excited to be an entrepreneur, Mac overestimates his ability to hire an employee. Tired of interviewing humans, he uses his fae powers to keep himself entertained. That is, until Blake walks through the door. Reminding him of his past, Mac is thrilled to find one of his own. In Human Resources, Blake finds a new job while Mac finds a new friend.

Karen Amanda Hooper
The Sound of Love (As part of The Kindrily Series)
Glimpse into one of Nathaniel’s previous lives and see how his soul mate reacts when tragedy strikes.

Stephanie Judice
Rapture (As part of the Saga of the Setti series)

Muirne's Melody
1352 A.D. — Muirne is a slave in the land of Icelandic barbarians. Captured from her Celtic clan, she now serves in the home of Torvald—watchful and silent. On this night’s gathering, her angelic voice and beauty entrances everyone, especially her master. Torvald’s desire sets her on a path toward her true destiny, one that will bind her to a green-eyed stranger and a perilous future. As a dark evil approaches, Muirne is given the power of a Sounder, the first one to ever walk the earth.

Jeremy's Heart 
Present Day — Jeremy is the cocky, confident Sounder of Homer’s clan. Nothing can touch Jeremy, or so they think. Behind the suave, swaggering exterior, there are fractures threatening to pull him apart. The lack of love as a child, the loss of a dear friend, and the unknown future loom before him as the Setti prepare for the next battle with the Reapers. The last thing he expected at this point in his life was... love.

Fall from Grace
Near Future—Svegja was once a Setti, having lost the right to call himself a soldier of light. He walks in the dark, accepting its cold embrace. For over a millennium, he has been content with his loss, with his lot, but meeting the Guardian Clara has changed things. She reminds him of himself before the change, before the darkness. Recognizing this aching feeling inside, he does not want to go on alone. He longs for a future where he no longer bends his knee to the King of Beasts, Bolverk. He wants the crown for himself. Now he must plan to win Clara’s obedience by persuasion or by force.

Leigh Michael
Fate (As part of Annabelle's Story)

Annabelle Walsh thought she had it all. She was living every girl’s dream – until her life was turned upside down. All starting with finding out that she's not just a human, but also a water spirit. Half-human, half-sprite to be exact. Although not just any sprite, Annabelle is prophesied to be the only one who can save both the sprites and mankind.
Annabelle’s Story is a two-part tale that chronicles Annabelle’s mission to fulfill her fate. Through Annabelle’s first person prose, we’re given an inside look into her fears, her hesitation, her disbelief, her courage, her hopes, and ultimately her dreams.
But what about the other characters that bring Annabelle’s Story to life? Each character whose destiny becomes a reality upon setting eyes on Annabelle? Fate retells this beloved story through the thoughts of Adrian, Aurelia, Blake, and Katherine. These are their parting words.


Mayandree Michel
(As part of The Descendants)

1 comment:

  1. This anthology sounds amazing! I'm glad I got to be a small part of the cover design. :)

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