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Monday, December 29, 2014


Romancing the Genres is well-represented in the new Windtree Press anthology, Gifts from the Heart. Three of the nine stories were written by Genre-istas!

Welcome! I'm Judith Ashley, author of The Sacred Women's Circle novels, romantic fiction that honors spiritual practices that nourish the soul and celebrates the path from relationships to romance.

Sarah Raplee writes scary, funny paranormal and steampunk romances. She writes because she can't help it, and it's more fun than most of the alternatives. Her first novel, BLINDSIGHT, will be available in January 2015.

Paranormal Romance Author Diana McCollum weaves time travel, historical and/or fantasy elements into her stories. Her first novella, THE WITCH WITH THE TRIDENT TATTOO, will be available in January 2015.

The three of us are excited to be a part of the latest Windtree Press Anthology!

Rediscover the magic and romance of Valentine’s Day. Heartfelt stories of best friends, lost chances, first love, love renewed, and new love will bring a tear to your eye and a little skip in the beat of your heart.

Empathize with two different widows as they strive to overcome their past and open their hearts to trust again. 

Follow a survivor of the Titanic as she boards another ship and her past and future collide. 

Shiver with the cautionary tale of the prison of love in the legend of Ann’er from the dark world of Thorn. Laugh at the humorous escapades of a young woman led to find love through the questionable assistance of her cat. 

Then finish this volume by relaxing in the fairy-tale world of a little dog who helps a sad and lonely princess learn to accept the unconditional love of pets.

The Telltale Heart” by Sarah Raplee
How can there be a win-win situation when two young men love the same woman? This story of best friends, lost chances, and found love will bring a tear to your eye and a little skip in the beat of your heart.

Is He the One?” by Judith Ashley
When her best friend and long-time lover proposes, Sophia hesitates to say “yes.” Unable to trust her heart, Sophia analyzes their relationship using Dr. William Glasser’s concept of basic psychological needs. By morning she has her answer.

Saved by the Ring” by Diana McCollum
A soldier leaves for Afghanistan. The love of his life has refused to wait for him. Through war and injury he remains faithful and motivates his recovery with the thought of seeing her one more time.

Be My Valentine” by Susan Lute 
Dancing on the Water” by Mercer Addison 
Heart of a Highlander” by Collette Cameron
The Flaming Heart of Winter” by Pamela Cowan 
Matchmaker Cat” by Jane Killick 
Metro Goes to London” by Susie Slanina

Gifts from the Heart is available in early January 2015! In the meantime, add Gifts from the Heart to your Valentine gift-giving list. We guarantee there is a story to warm the heart of the recipient and maybe garner a kiss or two for the giver!


Diana McCollum said...

Hi, Judith, having had the pleasure of editing the stories in "Gifts from the Heart" I can say these are some amazing stories. Thanks for mentioning "The Witch with the Trident Tattoo". :))

Sarah Raplee said...

I agree that these are great stories! Thank you for mentioning The Telltale Heart.

I'm so excited to be a part of this anthology!

Judith Ashley said...

January 2015 will be a fantastic month with the release of "Gifts from the Heart" and your two stories!