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Sweet Songs of Summer: An Anthology (Part 1)


The Romance Writers Organization of South Africa (ROSA) will release Sweet Songs of Summer, on 20 May 2021. This is my first time being part of an anthology, and I promise you, it is not easy to write a love story in 15000 words! Not for me, anyway. I love long, long stories as you will know.


I wrote Choices, the first story in the On the Sidelines Series for ROSA's anthology which was supposed to be published in 2020. When it was cancelled, I self-published Choices so when ROSA decided to published the planned 2020 anthologies in 2021, I needed to write a new story!


My story is called Chances, and will eventually be the second book in the On the Sidelines Series. Chances is the story of Jesse Summers, the twin brother of my FC, Angie Summers, in my debut novel Eye on the Ball.


Best friends shouldn’t look like Lia Moorcroft, nor should they make you feel things like she does. Jesse Summers realized it the moment the girl he knew, since she was in diapers, crashed into him after disappearing for eight long years. He needed a little time to get used to the new Lia. It isn’t too much to ask, or is it?

Things never turn out the way you imagine them to. Soon, Jesse and Lia find out that Lia will be Jesse’s new intern. Both treasure their friendship and will do anything to protect it, even burying their growing feelings. But how long can they do that?


Over the next few days I will introduce you to my fellow authors in this sweet, romantic collection of stories to happily ever after, namely Alissa Baxter, Lara van Lelyveld, Lorna Kelly, PG Barker, Melissa A Volker, Meg Chronis, Kathy Bosman and Tlalane Manciya


SWEET SONGS OF SUMMER

We all need a little bit of sweet in our lives. And that’s why the authors at ROSA, thought it would be a wonderful idea to bring you the Sweet Songs of Summer! Join me and eight other authors as we bring you romance wrapped up in a beautiful, pink bow!

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This is, however, not ROSA's first anthology to be published.

THE WEDDING SEASON

On 18 July 2019 (Mandela Day in South Africa), the Romance Writers Organization of South Africa (ROSA) released its first anthology of romantic short stories, all themed around weddings, written by ten of their published members. The proceeds of that anthology went to ROSA's scholarship fund and the Athol Williams Read to Rise literacy charity.

https://amzn.to/3hm19RE





SUMMER SINGLES

On the 18th of March 2021, ROSA released its first themed anthology. Summer Singles is a collection of nine steamy romantic short stories, written by a few of our talented members - both published and unpublished. The anthology has been released in ebook format only and is exclusively available through Amazon. It is a limited-time offer and will be removed from Amazon on the 18th of June 2021. Get your copy while you can.

https://amzn.to/3bFW8k0 #steamyromance #steamyanthologies


LOVE, HOPE, ACCEPTANCE : A LGBTQ ROMANCE COLLECTION

On the 29th of April 2021, ROSA released its second anthology for 2021. Love, Hope, and Acceptance features seven standalone novellas where we learn about how to love openly, how to hope for a better future, and acceptance in the unconventional. We hope that as you journey along with each couple, you’ll be as moved by their path to a HEA as we were writing them. Join USA Today Bestselling author, Dani René, along with Dorothy Ewels, Collette Kelly, Marianne Lomberg, Lara van Lelyveld, Marilize Roos, and Jayne Bauling, on a fun, exciting, and at times steamy collection of stories to happily ever after.

https://amzn.to/3y1fcCk

#lgbtqromance #lgbtqreads


Until tomorrow
















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