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Question – What made you decide to participate in this anthology?
Keira Andrews – I’m always game to raise money for a great cause, and I knew Susan Lee would put out a quality product. I’m a big fan of her previous anthology, Another Place in Time. Throw in the holidays, and it was too good to pass up!
Joanna Chambers – Firstly, Susan Lee. She’s a lovely, positive person who brings a wonderful energy to everything she does – I was in the historical antho she arranged last year and it was a great experience. I initially had to say no to this one, but when I learned that the rights for an old Christmas story I’d published under another name were about to revert to me, I got in touch with Susan again because I was so keen to be involved. Secondly, it’s lovely to be sharing space with all the other writers – I’ve read and loved books by all of them and couldn’t be happier to be sharing page space with them.
Amy Jo Cousins – I love Boys in Our Books, I love holiday stories, and I’m always happy to write for a great cause. Plus, I knew I was going to be writing a holiday book in Real World that involved a fair amount of angst and unhappiness (only at first! They totally get an over-the-top HEA!) and I wanted to write something purely happy and full of I’m-so-happy-I-found-you love. I knew it was going to delightful. And it was!
Megan Erickson – I love holiday stories! And I was honored to be asked in this great lineup of authors!
Suki Fleet – I was thrilled to be asked by Boys in Our Books to participate. The proceeds of this anthology will be donated to a great cause—Lost-N-Found Youth, an Atlanta-based nonprofit corporation whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths to age 26 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing. I’ve written about homelessness quite a bit—and helping people for whom homelessness is a reality is something very close to my heart, so participating was a sure thing for me.
Kaje Harper – I love to write holiday stories, and here was a chance to do so alongside other authors whose books I really enjoy. And then to have the royalties go to support a great youth charity is perfect. All without having to do any work myself except write the story. A win-win-win for me. I hope this anthology does as well for Lost-N-Found Youth as the historical one did for All Out. Big thanks to Susan for making this project a reality!
Anyta Sunday – Actually, it wasn’t much of a decision at all, a mail came into my inbox offering me a spot in the charity anthology and I snapped it up. I was so privileged to be asked to contribute something by Boys in our Books, who did such a fantastic job with Another Place In Time the year before. Stoked with the offer, and super happy the proceeds will help Lost-N-Found Youth, I got to drafting an idea for Bottle Boys right away
Kanaxa (cover artist) – A good friend approached me to design the cover for Wish Come True. How could I say no?! I was thrilled that it’s such a noble cause, and feel honoured to be part of it. Even a tiny part.
Lenore DiTrani (editor) – Since it’s for such a good cause, I didn’t hesitate in accepting when I was asked. I also got to work with some incredibly talented authors and it’s been one of my most memorable editing experiences yet.
ABOUT THE ANTHOLOGY:
Title: Wish Come True
Authors: Keira Andrews, Joanna Chambers, Amy Jo Cousins, Megan Erickson, Suki Fleet, Kaje Harper, Anyta Sunday
Genre: Holiday, New Adult, Contemporary
Length: approx. 100k words
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Buy Links: Amazon, ARe, Smashwords
First love. Young love. Holiday love…
Wish Come True is a collection of contemporary, new adult, holiday short stories by some of our favorite authors!
A Very English Christmas by Keira Andrews
Isaac and David have created a new life together outside the Amish world. Living “English,” they’ve left behind the rigid, isolated community where they discovered their forbidden love. Staying with Isaac’s older brother in San Francisco, they yearn for a home—and bed—of their very own. As they experience the bright lights and merry carols of modern Christmas for the first time, can they make their holiday wishes come true?
Mr Perfect’s Christmas by Joanna Chambers
Sam Warren’s new job hasn’t been going so well so the last thing he’s in the mood for is the obligatory office Christmas party, particularly since Nick Foster’s going to be there. Nick–the guy whose shoes Sam has been trying to fill–seems to take very opportunity to point out where Sam’s going wrong. But when Sam receives an unexpected Secret Santa gift at the party, he’s forced to question his assumptions about his rival. Could it be that he’s been misinterpreting Nick’s actions all along? And is it possible that his reluctant attraction to Nick is reciprocated?
The Christmas Ship by Amy Jo Cousins
When a twink who’s finally ready to grow up accidentally catfishes a college football player headed to the NFL, it’s going to take a lot of honesty and all the faith they can muster in their own One True Pairing to set this Christmas ship sailing.
That Thing by Megan Erickson
Helping his wedding planner sister work an event is not Devin Master’s idea of what he wants to do on his winter break from college. But saying no to his sister isn’t in his wheelhouse, which is why he finds himself embedded in a drama-filled wedding. His first task? Babysit the “troublesome” best man.
Adrian Alvarez wants to do just about anything on New Year’s Eve except attending his best friend’s wedding. Ever since Adrian came out, he’s been shunned in his hometown. By everyone but his best friend, Tony. Which is why he finds himself trudging through the airport to fulfill his best man duties. He doesn’t expect to find out his ride to the hotel is a hot blond with a cocky grin.
Devin can’t get involved with a member of the wedding party, or his sister will kill him, and Adrian just wants to lay low and not draw attention to himself. But neither can resist the chemistry between them and they have to decide if they are willing to ignite or let their attraction fizzle out.
Just Like Heaven by Suki Fleet
One rainy night in December, David helps a busker with pretty eyes get his stolen money back. He doesn’t imagine the strong attraction he feels is mutual. But after overcoming his shyness, David discovers Jess is definitely interested.
Jess just isn’t interested in anything but a one night stand. Or maybe two. Falling for David is definitely not part of his plan. But when David gets trapped in a snowstorm the night before Christmas Eve, Jess realises a night or two is never going to be enough.
Not Your Grandfather’s Magic by Kaje Harper
A month away from Zeb Crowe’s twenty-first birthday — just a month before the ceremony that will awaken his psychic heritage — Zeb’s grandfather predicts cryptically, “Hold your mind and heart ready, and something good will come to you.” Shortly afterward, Zeb meets Matt, a smart, gawky, unexpectedly appealing guy who might warm the lonely corners of his heart. But is Matt really the “something good” his grandfather predicted? And is it fair to get close to him, when very soon Zeb’s whole life will change? If Zeb’s dad wasn’t missing, or his grandfather wasn’t such an enigmatic old bastard, his path to love, or power, would be so much clearer.
Bottle Boys by Anyta Sunday
Benjamin Otto is a bottle of liquid luck. Good looks. Good brain. Whatever the challenge: good odds. Except, what happens when those odds change?
Dad’s had enough bankrolling Ben and requests him to get a job. The challenge: make enough money to finance Christmas or face telling his little brother the holidays are dead.
Then there’s Sebastian. The guy from his politics class who is always coming in second after him. The guy who steals Ben’s idea to collect bottles for quick cash. The guy who makes Ben wonder if any amount of luck will be enough to win him what he really wants…
Edited by Lenore DiTrani
Cover by KaNaXa
Proceeds will be donated to Lost-N-Found Youth , an Atlanta-based nonprofit corporation whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths to age 26 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing.
Ebook copies from each of our participating authors’ backlists AND a $50 All-Romance Ebooks gift certificate!