It's almost Valentine's Day. And while I can't say I'm a fan of the commercial version of the holiday, I do love the idea of spending time letting those we care most about know how we feel.
If you'd asked me when I first started my writing career if I wrote romance, I would have laughed and said "ah, no." It's not that I don't like the genre. But it's one of my dirty little secrets. You know those books you read when you're away at the beach, or when you just need to escape to a perfect world. I would have told you that I wrote fantasy.
As you can probably tell from the blog's tag line ("Stories about characters that live . . .and love."), I've had to readjust my thinking. I kept noticing that romance always crept into my stories. In those early ones, romance wasn't a main plot line, but a subplot.
Now I have three fantasy/romance short stories published in collections or an anthology and one fantasy/romance novella in print, and my current work in progress is an erotic romance. So, I write romance stories or ones with strong romantic elements most of the time. And for the Love Is In The Air Giveaway Hop, I'm giving away e-book versions of two of them: Shots At Redemption and Apollo Rising.
To enter the contest, please comment below. The contest will stay open until midnight EST on February 14 (of course), and the winner announced on this blog on February 16.
Shots At Redemption Blurb:
We all make mistakes. In this collection, a witch, a goddess, and a dragon take their shots at redemption in the hope of reclaiming lost love.
In "Best Dressed and Obsessed", Janelle, a graduate-level witch, chooses a magic dress to enthrall her professor. Sadly, the dress is cursed. At her graduation ball, will she kiss the man she loves? Or kill him?
Eons ago, Zeus decreed that Odysseus leave Kalypso. In "Kalypso's Song", Odysseus is reborn as a scholar. Can Kalypso convince him to reclaim the love they were denied?
The sea dragon Ryu spares a ship crossing her domain when a human child aboard reminds her of her own lost children. Ryu finds an unlikely surrogate family in "A Sea Serpent's Tale". When her new family is attacked by another dragon, can Ryu save them?
Shots at Redemption. We want them. We need them. But, do we get them?
Apollo Rising Blurb:
Shot by Cupid's golden arrow, Apollo has only truly loved Daphne. He visits her each eclipse, and longs for reunion. He seeks the Fate's advice and learns he may finally restore Daphne to her true water nymph form by enlisting other gods' assistance.
If Apollo fails Daphne will be lost to him forever. To regain Daphne's soul, Apollo must deal with the devil, King of the Underworld. Love-torn and treacherous, Hades would slay the pantheon to remain with his wife for the full year. Apollo's quest might just give Hades the leverage he needs to do so.
Will Pheobus Apollo surrender the sun to reclaim love? Can he break Daphne's curse or will his attempt destroy her forever? Will she still love him after millennia as a soulless tree? Will the end of the quest see Apollo rising, or in sunset?
Don't forget to check out the other great blogs in the hop for more chances to win.
Love is in the Air Blog Hop 2013