Love is in the Air

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Whew! This is probably one of the scariest things I’ve ever done in my writing career. Not to mention the hardest. Let me explain.

I joined a list aim charity anthology. This is scary for a huge amount of reasons, mostly (for me anyway) because of time commitment (and money). There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work that goes into making the USA Today best-sellers list, and time is one of my biggest struggles. This is also what makes it hard–I am easily distracted by any/all shiny things, and it is really hard for me to stay on top of tasks. The second it leaves my sight, it leaves my brain. I am a walking, talking example of “out of sight, out of mind”, haha!

But the hardest thing for me about this, is the constant posting about the c-word. Cancer. Our charity anthology proceeds will benefit breast cancer research, and while that’s something I’ve never personally dealt with (and please Lord, don’t allow me to ever have to have any brushes with it personally or through someone close to me) — I know cancer and the havoc it wreaks.

I don’t talk about it often here, but I lost my mom to lung cancer in 2016. She was diagnosed only a year prior–at stage 4–and the experience changed me. Not necessarily for the better. It’s a trauma I live with often, and the appearance of Covid in the world a couple of years just drilled it home. I honestly work pretty hard to avoid anything relating to that part of my life (and the dreaded c-word). But sometimes, God shoves you pretty hard in a direction that makes you wildly uncomfortable.

It’s how we grow.

My hope is that through this process, we raise a massive amount of money for more research, more options, more hope. I’ve seen an enormous amount of women blessed with second chances after a terrifying diagnosis, and that’s what every story in this anthology is about. Second chances.

I have no idea yet what this story will be about, or where it will take place, but second change love stories are my absolute favorite to write. Something about forgiveness, a new sense of vision, maturity, growth… I love all of it. The world is so dark and ugly these days, I want to share something beautiful in the midst of it all.

Snag your copy now at all major retailers!

Sometimes we don’t get it right the first time around. That’s why life gives us second chances.

This limited edition romance collection features 20+ stories of hope, happy ever afters, and the second chances it took to get there.

Reserve your copy now!

In this collection you will find stories of second chances at love and life as our heroes and heroines embark on life changing journeys, whether changing careers or moving half way across the globe.

What second chance have you been longing for? These stories just might inspire you to go out there and grab it.

About the collection:

All NET Author proceeds are being pledged to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the highest rated breast cancer organization in the United States and largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide.

The organizer of this collection, Mandy Melanson of Amaryllis Media, LLC, watched her aunt go through diagnosis, treatment, remission, then it returned as Stage 4. It was in that moment she watched her aunt refuse additional treatment because it made her so sick she felt the alternative was a better choice for her and she resigned herself to her diagnosis.

It is our collective hope no one will ever have to feel that way again. That is why she’s brought together these 20+ romance authors, who build their careers on hope and happy ever afters, to write this collection of second chances.

Our mission, as the participating authors in this collection, is to use our voices to help BCRF in their mission to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research.

Scroll up now and claim your copy of this collection to help us make a difference in other people’s lives!

Participating authors in this collection are:

Sierra Gamble

Monique Brasher

Ainsley Jaymes

Roxy Wilson

Aurora Paige

TB Mann

Kathleen Ryder

Annee Jones

Rose Fresquez

Rebecca Lovell

Jeanine Lauren

Roxie Clarke

Shannon O’Connor

M Leigh Morhaime

Sharon Wray

CJ McKnight

Mandy Melanson

Colleen Key

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