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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: #34 – Build Your Own Anthology…

Boys in our Books Friday Question of the Week!

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*background* As I found a new love for m/m historical romance, I wanted more and more people to give it a chance. So, I called upon some of my FAVORITE authors…a veritable all-star team…to write their own historical short stories that I could put together in my “dream” anthology. The result: “Another Place in Time” (reveiwed HERE by Sara). This anthology features works by Tamara Allen, Joanna Chambers, KJ Charles, Kaje Harper, Jordan L. Hawk, and Aleksandr Voinov, along with a powerful foreword by Alex Beecroft. All proceeds donated to AllOut.org. Available at AMAZON, SMASHWORDS, B&N, KOBO, and ARe.




If you could put together an anthology of your THREE favorite authors, writing stories in one category/genre, which authors and what genre?


I want a sequel to the anthology Irregulars, full stop. So, that would mean dragging Astrid Amara, Ginn Hale, Nicole Kimberling, and Josh Lanyon back from their other projects for another go at this urban fantasy world. (I’m not counting the Christmas codas as sequels. I want more! *grabby hand*)


I would want a dystopian science fiction anthology written by Ginn Hale, SA McAuley and Manna Francis. All the stories would take place in the same world with some character crossover just like Irregulars.


Theme: Circus/Slight Fantasy/Steampunk where the magic and wonder of circus life combines with romance… Must have that magical like not exactly this world kind of situation.

I am going to go with different set authors who are my favorites but have not been mentioned a lot by me during these QotW sessions: Cornelia Grey, Anyta Sunday, and Kim Fielding.


Dystopian set enemies to lovers theme. By Manna Francis, S.A. McAuley and Jordan Castillo Price.


I’d like to see what Manna Francis, Aleksandr Voinov and Dani Alexander would do with paranormal.


I’m your one friend that always orders the same thing at every restaurant, SO: I’d ask Harper Fox, Josh Lanyon and Edmond Manning to write me a collection of super sexy…mysteries. ;D


Oooo, I would gorge myself on a trio of Heidi Cullinan, Jaime Reese and Marie Sexton. Wait! Can I top it off with LA Witt please? And I would take ANY genre. I can’t be greedy and picky.


Well, as mentioned above, I kinda already got to build my dream anthology! BUT…if I could do it all over again, I’d do a “Broken Characters/Anti-Heroes” bundle by Jordan Castillo Price, Santino Hassell, and KA Mitchell.



10 comments on “QUESTION OF THE WEEK: #34 – Build Your Own Anthology…

  1. Idamus
    October 10, 2014

    I would like a ghost story anthology with Josh Lanyon, Jordan Castillo Price and Kaje Harper please :-)

    I can only pick one anthology? *Sad face*

    (I would also love a British road trip adventures with Jo Myles, Lillian Francis and JL Merrow)

    And, and, oh well, I’ll stop now

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  2. Jennifer B
    October 10, 2014

    I’m really into the mafia/gangster theme. I would love an anthology written by Aleksandr Voinov, Avril Ashton, Rachel Haimowitz and Rhys Ford. And the darker and more taboo, the better.


  3. Barbra
    October 10, 2014

    I’m with Tracy. I would absolutely do (almost) anything for more Irregulars. :-)

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Susan Ford
    October 10, 2014

    Oh how about cyberpunk science fiction? Aleksandr Voinov, LA Witt, Jordan Castillo Price, and Rachel Haimowitz. Put in my vote for more Irregulars, too, please. I just recently read it for the first time. Amazing anthology.


  5. Kaje
    October 10, 2014

    A rip-your-heart hurt-comfort steampunk (why not, right?) with Amy Lane, KJ Charles and Ginn Hale :)

    Liked by 1 person

  6. kfieldingwrites
    October 10, 2014

    Ami, I’ve had a circus plot bunny in my idea file for some time now. And I certainly loved Anyta’s Love’s Landscapes story.

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    • Ami
      October 10, 2014

      So it is a possibility? A circus/alternative reality/magic story? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLOT BUNNY MADE YOUR WAY TO GIVE MORE INSPIRATION FOR KIM FIELDING TO WRITE IT!!! And heck, maybe even she could ask Anyta Sunday and Cornelia Grey to make the anthology *LOL*


      • kfieldingwrites
        October 10, 2014

        The story’s a definite possibility! It’s an idea I really like. But I have so many plot bunnies….


  7. H.B.
    October 11, 2014

    I want to see Mary Calmes, Amy Lane and Cardeno C all write something together. I’ve seen them write with others and in collabing in a two person team but not all three together.


  8. Carolyn
    October 12, 2014

    Total love to Susan for putting together such a fabulous team for Another Place in Time. I ADORED it. I loved historical romance before this, but I can’t imagine someone not being converted after reading that anthology. So, honestly, can I have APiT 2, but with Alex Beecroft doing a story as well instead of just the intro. :-D


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