A Little Dose of Summer Love (+ A Giveaway)

I don’t know about where you are, but around here, it’s suddenly gotten quite cold. Yesterday, we had almost 10 inches of snow! If you’re anything like me, you’re definitely looking for something to warm you up. Coffee. Tea. Hot cocoa. Or…a short romance story perhaps?





That’s right! Each of the remarkable romances included in The Summer Love Anthology is now available as a standalone story, in the perfect size for getting a little summer in your veins during the dark winter nights ahead. As someone in love with exploring all the unique methods of literature delivery that our digital realms provide us. I am beyond excited for this venture, and I really think you should check the stories out. They are only $1.99 each, and available on a multitude of different platforms: the IP Web Store, Amazon, All Romance e-Books, Smashwords, and the Apple iBooks Store.

For those of you who remain unfamiliar with the collection, the stories are as follows:

Beautiful Monsters (Rachel Davidson Leigh): A campaign volunteer is assigned to assist his high school’s Gay Straight Alliance for the Pride Parade, forcing him to face the students he had previously avoided, and the truth about himself. M/M; Gay, Queer

The Willow Weeps for Us (Suzey Ingold): At the dawn of World War II, Jack, the young son of a grocer, falls for a charming piano teacher. M/M; Gay, Bisexual

The Fire Eater’s Daughter (Amy Stilgenbauer): When a traveling carnival comes back to town, Ruth must choose between caring for her mother and a life with the beautiful and mysterious Constance, the fire eater’s daughter. F/F; Lesbian

Surface Tension (Ella J. Ash): Logan just wants a summer where he can be anonymous and fit in without labels, but that all changes when he meets out-and-proud Dave at summer camp. M/M; Gay

My Best Friend (H.J. Coulter): In a letter to his best friend, a young gay man reminisces about their relationship. M/M; Gay, Straight

What the Heart Wants (Naomi Tajedler): A young student discovers attraction and desire through her experience drawing figures in a summer art class. F/F; Lesbian, Pansexual

The Most Handsome (S.J. Martin): Carter, a Cape Cod boy who recently came out as transgender, meets and falls in love with a college student visiting for the summer. M/M; Transgender, Gay

Something Like Freedom (Caroline Hanlin): After he is kicked out of his family home, Gabe experiences freedom for the first time in his life, thanks in part to a new friend. M/M; Gay, Bisexual

On the Shore (Rachel Blackburn): Poppy retreats to her parents’ beach house to nurse a broken heart, but instead meets the vivacious Eva, who helps her find joy again. F/F; Lesbian

And! A special treat! I will be giving away  a copy of “The Fire-Eater’s Daughter” to some lucky soul! All you have to do is comment here and tell me what you miss most about summer. * (Closes at midnight on 12/1/2015 – Winner chosen at random <3)


*if you’re in the southern hemisphere, tell me what you’re most looking forward to with summer just around the corner!