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Elle James: “Rescuing Alaska” from STRANDED (Contest)

Elle James: “Rescuing Alaska” from STRANDED (Contest)

I got my story idea from a Halibut fishing trip I took off Homer Spit, Alaska in 2012. The deckhand on the boat was a pretty redhead with some serious skills fileting fish! She was spunky and so darned cute I had to put her into a story. And we’ve seen shows about the Coast Guard guys rescuing people in Alaska. Yummy heroes, dangerous waters—a combination that makes the heart pound! Elle James Excerpt from “Rescuing Alaska” A Coast Guardsman…

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A.C. Dawn: “A Stranger’s Kiss from STRANDED (Contest)

A.C. Dawn: “A Stranger’s Kiss from STRANDED (Contest)

I couldn’t believe it when Delilah picked me for the Stranded: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology. I began writing as a ghostwriter, cranking out ebooks on everything from mythology to critical thinking to erotica and romance. It’s been fun, but i really wanted to put my name on something! I’ve been writing since I was kid (which translates to a long, long time…) and have always been fascinated with the power of words. I love to put them together to…

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Kenzie Mathews: “Hourglass” from STRANDED (Contest)

Kenzie Mathews: “Hourglass” from STRANDED (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner of the Amazon gift card is…Mary Preston! Congrats! *~*~* I had 1930 screwball comedies in mind when I wrote “Hourglass.” I love those movies. The hero has a great sense of humor, the heroine is a hot mess like me, and craziness ensues. I also wanted to include my other love, Science Fiction/Fantasy. I grew up devouring Theodore Sturgeon, Harlan Ellison, Tolkien, and numerous other fantastical authors. Blending these two loves was fun. Kenzie Mathews Excerpt from…

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Kimberly Dean: The Things You Learn (Contest)

Kimberly Dean: The Things You Learn (Contest)

UPDATE: And the winner is…Latifa Morisette! *~*~* If you ever start writing romance, there’s one question you’ll inevitably hear. “How did you research that? Heh, heh.” And the person asking the question will think they’re so original and so funny. They’re neither, but what they don’t understand is that there can be a lot of research required when writing romance. For my story, “Out of This World,” in the Stranded: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology, I read a lot about…

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Melanie Jayne: “A Change of Predicament” from STRANDED (FREE READ)

Melanie Jayne: “A Change of Predicament” from STRANDED (FREE READ)

I’m Melanie Jayne, the author of “A Change in Predicament” that is a part of the Stranded Anthology. The two characters are introduced in my book Better which part of the seven-book Change Series. I fell in love with the suave gang leader, Vador Ulloa, but I couldn’t come up with a way to redeem him in the series. The plan was to forget about him and consider it a baby-author lesson learned— Don’t fall in love with the irredeemable…

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Sam Heathers: “Too Deep” from STRANDED (Contest)

Sam Heathers: “Too Deep” from STRANDED (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Tamara Kasyan! *~*~* I am so excited to be included in Stranded: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology. For the most part, I don’t consider myself a fiction writer. I’m a lawyer. I started working with fiction as a way to improve my legal writing. But the more I do it, the more I love it. I saw the call for submissions just three days before they were due, and my mind started racing with different ideas. That…

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STRANDED is FREE in KU! Contests are still open!

STRANDED is FREE in KU! Contests are still open!

These contests are still open! Enter now! Here’s a reminder to enter these contests before they close: Michal Scott: “Put It in a Book” from STRANDED (Contest) Kimberly Lithe: Burning Stars (Contest) *~*~*~* I’m just popping in to tell you that STRANDED is now available in Kindle Unlimited for FREE! So, if you haven’t purchased a copy but would like to read it, pick it up now! Although, I do think the $0.99 price is very, very, very low! And…

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Kimberly Lithe: Burning Stars (Contest)

Kimberly Lithe: Burning Stars (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Keri Richards! *~*~*~* My writing journey… Fantasy, sci-fi and supernatural stories have been my literary escape for as long as I can remember being able to read. When I was in secondary school my friend recommended Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon. This was the first taste of my new addiction. Adult paranormal romance. I then read every paranormal, supernatural, and urban fantasy romance book I could get my parents to buy for me. Then it was historical romance,…

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Michal Scott: “Put It in a Book” from STRANDED (Contest)

Michal Scott: “Put It in a Book” from STRANDED (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is Fedora! *~*~* My writing journey resembles a spiral that took me from writing for newspapers through seminary and ministry to writing romance in retirement. I have a journalism background and worked as a stringer for awhile. Writing fiction during that time had always been a way to make the world come round right after a day of covering stories when everything in the world was all wrong. When I became involved in the church, writing remained…

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STRANDED: A BOYS BEHAVING BADLY ANTHOLOGY is out today! (Contest & Excerpt)

STRANDED: A BOYS BEHAVING BADLY ANTHOLOGY is out today! (Contest & Excerpt)

UPDATE: The winners is…Latifa Morrisette! *~*~* It’s finally here! 322 pages of goodness! My latest anthology, filled with wonderful stories—some action-packed, some poignant, some funny! All of them are sexy! I can’t wait to hear what you all think. And after you’ve had a chance to dive in, I want to hear what you’d like to see me do next. My plan is to publish at least one a year, depends on how busy I am. As always. 🙂 Anyway,…

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