Saturday, September 7, 2013

Shared Whispers - Anthology of Romance Stories

15 stories of love, romance, mystery and
adventure in the world of yesterday and today. The
collection will touch your heart and mind with
possibilities you've yet to imagine in the quest for
the one meant to travel beside you here, now, and


Welcome to a collection of short stories created by sixteen published authors. We are an eclectic group of award-winning writers from across the globe who create novels in such diverse genres as romance, suspense, mystery, thrillers, paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction, to mention a few. What’s the common theme to the collection you’re about to read? Each story reflects the allure and importance of amore in our lives. That’s right, even the shorts from male authors have romance at their core.

Why the title, Shared Whispers? Every writer has a unique voice in which they reflect the fictional world carried in their mind’s eye. It can be the flow of their words or the rhythm or pulse to their scenes. The elegance of some voices pull you into the story, envelop you with their characters and offer momentary release from the drudgery and the complexity of modern life. In essence, these stories reveal the thoughts, the murmurs, the whispers shared with the Muse, our individual guide that holds our hand from the first to the last word. At the end of each creation, the author offers the Story Behind the Story, the seed from which the idea evolved.

Table of Contents

                                 ~ Contemporary Romance ~

- Beyond Forever by M. W. Davis - Two ill-fated lovers from the past show a modern day couple the real meaning of love.
- Special Delivery by Linda Rettstatt - During a blizzard, a road sign promised sanctuary from the storm until a woman running from her past learns the doctor is a veterinarian.
- The Setup by Victoria Roder - Blowing off a blind date might mean avoiding an unpleasant evening with a stranger—or being saved by one.
- Life at Full Speed by Ute Carbone - Sparks fly when a prosecutor and a man she almost sent to prison meet under unusual circumstances—a  speed dating event.
- Frozen Section by Jane Toombs - An acknowledgement of a past loss does more than thaw a woman’s heart. It opens the path to an unplanned future—and a family she never expected to have.
- After the Tears by Angelica Hart and Zi - Grief darkened the future, until love took a hand.

~ Historical Romance/Western ~

- Colours by Chris Fenge - Historical romance. In this tale, one woman seeks to escape the grey coloring her world and return to the bright colors of yesteryear and her true love.
-Wailing Down the Wall by Julie Eberhart Painter - A Chinese legend comes to life amidst the creation of one of the world’s greatest architectural marvels.
- Journey Home by Linda LaRoque - Historical western. Life is hard and dangerous on the Texas plain for a couple separated by time, distance, and duty. Love brings them together—forever.

~ Fantasy/Science Fiction with a romantic core ~

- Solitude by Ronald Hore - All Keith Sommerville wanted was a little time alone aboard his sailboat. What he found was a future beyond belief.
- Cymru Am Byth (Wales Forever) by Jude Johnson - The freedom of Wales came at a price—love. Centuries later, fate intervened
- Heart of a Rebel by Dani Collins - Plans can be undermined when love and destiny take charge.
- Heaven by Elizabeth Fountain - Angels are not always found in heaven.
- Nimue’s Daughter by Rita Bay - The past and the future collide when the Merlin of King Arthur’s court seeks his true love in a world on the precipice.
- Gods and Zombies by January Bain - Do humans dance at the whim of the gods or do we write our own destiny?

I hope you'll pick up a copy.

Happy Reading and Writing!


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