The Shades of Pink Anthology is an ebook that gathers 22 short stories and that we offer as a gift to any person who donates in any amount to our fundraiser for research against breast cancer. During the month of October, we'll be posting excerpts, interviews with the authors and characters and blog posts about why we wrote these stories. Today, here's a peek at the blurbs...
SEAL IT IN THE PAST by Natasza Waters
After an injury takes Navy SEAL Matt Saunders from active combat, he flourishes in his own business. Some call him a gigolo. He prefers escort. The Navy wants him back, but it's not until a customer turns out to be the first girl he loved that he reconsiders his path.
PURE ROSE by Vivien Dean
When her company decides to throw a Grease-themed party to celebrate the national attention they’re getting, lead developer Rose Meszaros opts not to go since it will mean dealing with her ex. Devilmaycare, one of her gaming buddies, thinks it’s a mistake. The party is to celebrate her work, after all, and why should she deny herself the glory just because the guy she used to date is a jerk? Though she eventually caves, it comes with a price. Rose will be facing her fears the same night she finally gets to meet Devilmaycare in person…
NO CRAYONS ON THE FRONTLINE by Kallysten
When Samuel gets his class of elementary students to write letters to soldiers on the frontline, they coax him into doing the same. Lieutenant Williams soon answers his letter, and it’s only the beginning of a long exchange of thoughts, anecdotes and feelings…
PAINT IT PINK by C. Deanne Rowe
A prized possession of Phillip Michael Evans, owner of Evan Restoration, ends up in the hand of socialite Madeline Frazier and she wants to Paint it Pink.
TATTOOED HEARTS by JJ and TA Ellis
Two hearts, two tattoos, and a dash of fate
Francesca can’t accept that Jackson volunteered to go to Vietnam and their relationship ends. He returns a changed man - but his love remains true. When they reunite, fate once again leads them toward forever.
THE RIGHT DECISION by Cynthia Sax
For four long years, Lisa Sadler has lusted after Roch Voclain, her sexy sophisticated boss. Today, she’ll finally end her erotic obsession with this frustratingly attractive man. She’s handing him her letter of resignation.
His reaction will surprise and thrill her.
A STUDY IN PINK ANTEATERS by Angela Yseult
A teen taking his girlfriend to the zoo… It could be a fun weekend outing or the chance to reveal a long-held secret, if she didn’t fancy herself a detective determined to solve the mystery of the pink anteater…
BLOOD LOST (Book 2 in The Rhinestone Tiara series) by DJ Shaw
Catriogwyn is a Vampire/Succubus hybrid who has found her perfect mate in Demetrio, a Genie. But while the two of them are trying to figure out their relationship they find new demands in domesticated bliss. Will they be able to survive? Or will they find it to be too much and call it quits?
THE GESTURE by Sabrina Garie
Heidi Brian was thrilled when SaccoRoso, led by the enigmatic Blaise DeVito, bought up her employer, Blank Slate. She had idolized DeVito’s work for years. When she receives a dismissal letter, she storms up to Blaise’s office. But things don’t go as planned.
FAITH AND TRUST (Highland Wolves 3.5) by Catherine Bowman
This is the story of Marcus and Michelle, the Beta and Enforcer from the Four Claw Pack. It is a sizzling tale of love, lust, fear and freedom. After twenty years of growing up, training, living and working together, these two finally take the leap and express their love.
THE LONG ROAD HOME by Nina Day Gerard
Sheriff Dane McCall couldn't believe it when his best friend Carter Thompson called to tell him that he'd be attending their high school reunion in Anderson--along with his twin sister Catie. But when a horrible car accident just outside of town ruins their plans, Dane vows to find out who or what caused the accident. And more importantly, he must find a way to deal with his feelings for Catie, and convince her to come home to Oregon for good, and be his.
THE BROKEN HIGHLANDER (A Nightkind Prequel 0.5) by Laura Hunsaker
In the darkest hours after waking from death to his life as a vampire, Nevin MacLachlan has to learn to survive. He adapts quickly to his enhanced senses, but how can he overcome a lifetime of hating the Nightkind? Eternity is a long time to hate what you’ve become.
BLUSH by T. Hammond
Detective Gil Westfield is intelligent, protective, and ruggedly handsome. What’s a girl to do when the unattainable, older man of her dreams finally looks her way? If you’re Ash, you blush with shy pleasure and hope to hold his attention.
Blush features characters from the Team Red series.
TOUCH ME by Zoe York
Ember's only had a few hours to wrap her head around being Gage's girl, and already she feels threatened. But her bond with the up-and-coming rock star is greater than any doubt, and Gage is happy to demonstrate just how much he wants and needs her—body and soul.
THE PINK BOOKMARK by Gill Taber
Librarian, Jack, has a girl who haunts his dreams. He also has pink bookmarks haunting his daily life. Milly works in the local dry-cleaners, and has a dream man. Genny, dream girl extraordinaire, is their only connection, for now…
THE WORDSMITH by Deelylah Mullin
When the demons of the past and the pleasures of the present collide, Danielle Rollins is firmly caught between her two realities. Toss in a hot foreign bartender, a creative Dominant husband, and pink latex? A world of uncertainty, unerring trust, and most of all, love between a husband and wife conquer all.
IMPERFECTLY PURE by Ashley Suzanne
There’s one person out there for all of us. This statement got me through some pretty tough times in my life… things that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, but those nine words saw me through.
PLUCKED by Alice Stark
Plucked follows a florist named Rosalia as her life goes down the drain when her boyfriend of six years leaves her for his mistress. When she meets an Airmen by the name of Zachariah, could she begin to patch herself up? Or will he leave her too?
BREKKAH Of The Seven Uniters (Volume IV in The Seven Uniters: The Originals) by Alicia J. Love
After losing one of their comrades, the Seven are lost. Now only six, there is something missing. Brekkah struggles with her connection with the others, their feelings threatening to swallow her whole. Just as she almost loses herself, Nathid comes to her rescue.
A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS by Mitzi Calderone
True love is put to the test in this story that spins a tale of tragedy and a family coming together to bring a son home to his wife.
FLYING FREE by Susan Harris
Abbie Hawke thought the shifter games would be her salvation, but coming face to face with the boy who broke her heart was not on the agenda. Along with her twin brother Alexei, the two hawks are about to learn that love might be the biggest prize of all.
GABRIEL’S ROSE by Amara Lebel
Following a close call with a life threatening illness, Amanda Jarvis realized it was time to revaluate her life, and live it to the fullest. Not everything is as easy as she would have hoped, however, and she finds herself warring with her inner demons. Luckily for Amanda, the gorgeous Gabriel is there to take control and make her submit.