Sunday, February 16, 2014

Astraea Press Love & Diamonds Anthology






Astraea Press Valentine’s Day Short Story Anthology

A challenge was made: write a short story of around 5000 words that incorporates love and diamonds. Using their varied talents and creativity, fifteen Astraea Press authors were up for the task. 

These are their stories…


Sherry Gloag “Queen of Diamonds”


Will Sybil's future be determined by diamonds?

Sherry Gloag writes to The Heart of Romance http://sherrygloagtheheartofromance.blogspot.co.uk/


Patricia Kiyono “Operation Rhombus”


Can a forgetful math teacher find the right formula for love?

Patty is a retired elementary teacher who likes to write about the places she's visited. http://patriciakiyono.com


Heather Gray “Even When It Hurts”


Will he help her...even when it hurts?

Heather loves coffee, her family, God, and writing - not necessarily in that order. http://www.heathergraywriting.com


Kathy Bosman “The Engagement Ring”


Could the object of Rosalee’s pain bring hope and healing?

Kathy writes tender romance in Africa. http://www.kathybosman.com


Jennifer Rae Gravely “Love and Diamonds"


He struck out the first time.

Jennifer writes sweet Southern romance and coaches volleyball, her teams having won 5 state titles in South Carolina. www.facebook.com/JenniferRaeGravely


J. L. Salter “No Love, No Diamonds: The Story I Couldn’t Write”


Is that muscular man digging a mysterious hole next door just a distraction from Susan’s romantic story submission deadline, or could handsome Randy be her story?

Novelist; poet; retired librarian; veteran; former photo-journalist; husband; father; grandfather http://www.amazon.com/J.L.-Salter/e/B00D4F1YTE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1390835362&sr=1-1


Amy Mullen “The Flood”


Sparks fly as the water rises.

Amy Mullen dreams of castles, knights, and interesting ladies - and the writes stories about them. www.authoramymullen.com


Vivian Roycroft “Treasure Hunt”


Men don't do romance worth a hoot. Women don't do adventure…, that is, not until challenged.

Vivian Roycroft is a pseudonym for historical fiction and adventure writer J. Gunnar Grey. And if she's not careful, her pseudonymous pseudonym will have its own pseudonym soon, too. http://taketwoonromance.weebly.com/vivians-blog.html


Liz Botts “Delusions of Love”


Love can make you crazy.

Liz writes YA and adult contemporary romance while homeschooling her three kids in Northern Illinois. www.lizbotts.com


Zanna Mackenzie “One Of These Days”


Is losing something precious about to turn Megan’s world upside down?

Zanna writes contemporary, escapist romance, designed to make you smile. www.zannamackenzie.blogspot.co.uk


E.A. West “The Heart of Africa”


Diamonds are a girl's best friend... unless they’re bloody.

E.A. West is an author providing journeys of hope, one story at a time. http://eawest.mcphitty.com


Brenda Maxfield “Meet Me in the Copy Room”


Beware when your ex returns to charm you!

Brenda Maxfield writes smart and sassy teen reads. http://www.brendamaxfield.com


Kelly Martin “The Best Catch”


One man. His Boat. And the woman of his dreams.

Kelly Martin writes dark inspirational YA fiction. https://www.facebook.com/KellyMartinAuthor


Kristine Cheney “Facets of the Heart”


A Jewel Heist had Never Gone So...Right

Kristine Cheney is a best-selling author of contemporary & inspirational romance www.kristinecheney.com


Nicole Zoltack “All for Love”


Can revenge ever bring back your love?

Nicole Zoltack writes speculative romances for young adults to adults. http://www.facebook.com/AuthorNicoleZoltack




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