Anthologies

Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Spring Vacation Collection. Readers will love this collection of six sweet contemporary romance novellas, centered on a Spring Vacation, all with one thing in common: Romance.

In Moonlight Kiss, a delightful story by Josi S. Kilpack, Sarah is looking forward to the company retreat, namely because she’ll finally meet Clint—the man she’s been Instant Messaging for a few months. As a single mom, Sarah gets out . . . well, never. So adding vacation days onto the retreat so she can spend time with Clint is daring, yet exciting. She just hopes that the suave on-line Clint will live up to the man she hopes to share her heart with.

In Annette Lyon’s charming novella, Chasing Tess, Tess had been patiently waiting through three years of law school for James to pop the question. The night has finally arrived—at his graduation party. But his big announcement turns out to be completely unexpected . . . and devastating. Tess flees the party, promising herself she’ll never let herself waste time on James again. But as she makes a desperate cross-country drive, James makes his own plans on how to win her back.

Dancing at the Flea Market is a sweet romance by Heather Justesen. Mara, fresh out of the cold North Dakota tundra, spends her spring break in Texas with close friend, Anna. When the two women run into Carter, an impatient man with a painful past, it takes hearing Mara’s stunning voice at the local Karaoke club to thaw his heart. But as Mara gets to know Carter, she has to decide if the distance between their lives and homes is worth trying to bridge.

In Sarah M. Eden’s captivating novella, The Best Laid Plans, Madison gives up a vacation to Cancún with her office friends to return home and babysit her mother, who is in another sketchy relationship. The only problem with returning home is running into Derek, her ex-boyfriend who she decided to break up with before he could break up with her—Madison believes in always being one step ahead. When Derek teams up with Madison to investigate whether her mother is dating the right guy, Madison has a hard time ignoring what her heart is telling her about giving Derek another chance.

Picture Perfect, an exciting story by Heather B. Moore, follows Gemma who has never done anything out of the ordinary, until her boyfriend Randy starts to ignore her. But even cutting and dyeing her hair doesn’t get his attention. She decides to join her old high school friends for spring vacation, only to be faced with Drew, her best friend who suddenly seems interested in her as more than a friend. Gemma must determine if her heart is on the rebound or if it’s finally met its true match.

In Aubrey Mace’s enchanting romance, The Science of Sentiment, Rosie will do anything to forget Kevin, his completely perfect kisses, and the fact that he dumped her. When she arrives at her grandfather’s mountain cabin for a spring getaway, she discovers her worst nightmare—Kevin has been invited to stay the weekend too. Since there is only room for one in such a small space, Rosie is determined to kick Kevin out. But Kevin has other plans . . . which might include a reminder of why he’s the perfect kisser.

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Title: Spring Vacation (A Timeless Romance Anthology)

Author: Heather B. Moore, Aubrey Mace, Heather Justesen, Sarah M. Eden, Josi S. Kilpack, Annette Lyon

Publisher: Mirror Press

Release Date: January 31, 2013

ASIN: B00B7TN8IE

Size: 260 pages, ebook

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Enslaved by their own fears, the characters in this riveting collection are straining for redemption. Their choices reflect the well-worn patterns we carve for ourselves through our idiosyncrasies—our dominant traits.

A basketball coach teaches moral ambiguity; a divorce clutches at sanity; a mother struggles with her son’s paternity; a childless man regrets his youthful onanism.

Through their shared experiences these tangible characters undergo the sad, hilarious search for wholeness and security.

Set in the stark isolated landscape of Southern Alberta, Eric Freeze’s debut collection is a deftly-crafted study of desperate mortals careening through their liminal moments, grasping for certainty.

Title: Dominant Traits: Stories

Author: Eric Freeze

Publisher: Dufour Editions

Release Date: March 15, 2012

ISBN: 978-0802313508

Size: 192 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover

Genre: Short story collection; literary fiction

Short story collections are not eligible for Whitney awards.


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Tell Me Who I Am: Stories of Faith, Family, and Identity by DeNae Handy, et al

February 23, 2012

Tell Me Who I Am is a collection of stories and essays depicting everyday life for sixteen LDS writers. Told with humor and sensitivity, these stories offer a glimpse into a religious culture that is alternately criticized, admired, and misunderstood. While dogma may define a people, it’s individual stories that ultimately tell us who we […]

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Out of the Picture and Into the Picture by Ilyan Kei Lavanway

January 23, 2012

  One thing leads to another as we weave our lives into the tapestry of eternity. An actual event inspires a painting, which in turn inspires a story, which in turn inspires a sequel involving another painting. Paintings have two sides. One of those sides is not the back of the canvas. Worlds overlap. Time […]

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Totally Cliché by Mormon Mommy Writers

December 15, 2011

Title: Totally Cliché Author: Mormon Mommy Writers (Kasey Tross, Debra Efert, Cathy Witbeck & More) Publisher: Mormon Mommy Writers Release Date: December 8, 2011 ISBN: 978-1468024753 Size: 160 pages, 6×9, paperback Genre: Short Story Collection Read excerpt What do an escaped convict, a vampire, a zombie, and Prince Charming all have in common? They are […]

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Wasatch by Douglas Thayer

November 24, 2011

Title: Wasatch: Mormon Stories and a Novella Author: Douglas Thayer Publisher: Zarahemla Books Release Date: November 19, 2011 ISBN: 978-0984360345 Size: 246 pages, 5.5×8.5, paperback Genre: Short stories Read excerpt Douglas Thayer’s third collection presents a dozen of his career-best stories, including several that have never before appeared in print. Wasatch is the next chapter […]

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The Year of the Boar by Anneke Majors

May 31, 2011

Title: The Year of the Boar Author: Anneke Majors Publisher: Self Release Date: May 31, 2011 Size: 142 pages, eBook Genre: Short Story/Memoir Read excerpt Stories of the twists and turns of life span decades and continents in this drama about religion, culture and family. The story of four women and their families and friends […]

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A Matter of Tea and Other Stories by Charles T. Whipple

April 14, 2011

Title: A Matter of Tea and Other Stories Author: Charles T. Whipple Publisher: CreateSpace Release Date: April 13, 2011 ISBN: 978-1461088721 Size: 132 pages, 5×8, paperback Genre: Short Stories This book is not eligible for a Whitney Award. “Delicate as bisque china, dangerous as a snake den, Charles T. Whipple’s writing resonates across the seven […]

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Water and Other Stories by Daron D. Fraley

November 21, 2010

Title: Water and Other Stories Author: Daron D. Fraley Publisher: Self ISBN: 978-1452394633 Release Date: September 2010 Size: ebook Genre: Short story collection, Contemporary, Speculative, Historical Short story collections are not eligible for Whitney Awards. This anthology was put together specifically for Smashwords as a free ebook offering. It contains the following stories: PETITIONS: A […]

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A Sense of Order and Other Stories by Jack Harrell

August 17, 2010

Title: A Sense of Order and Other Stories Author: Jack Harrell Publisher: Signature Books Release Date: August 7, 2010 ISBN: 978-1560852094 Size: 300 pages; hardback Genre: Short Story Collection This book is not eligible for a Whitney Award. Read an excerpt here. The author asks a big question: Who is responsible? One person in need […]

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Light of the New Day by Darin Cozzens

July 9, 2010

Title: Light of the New Day and Other Stories Author: Darin Cozzens Publisher: Zarahemla Books Release Date: June 30, 2010 ISBN: 978-0984360321 Size: 220 pages; 5.5×8.5, softcover Genre: Short Story Collection This book is not eligible for a Whitney Award. In the shared setting of fictional Balford, Wyoming, the characters in Darin Cozzens’s stories demonstrate […]

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Dispensation: Latter-Day Fiction by Angela Hallstrom

January 18, 2010

Title: Dispensation: Latter-Day Fiction Editor: Angela Hallstrom Publisher: Zarahemla Books Release Date: January 3, 2010 ISBN: 978-0984360307 Size: 482 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover Genre: Short Story Anthology This book is not eligible for a Whitney Award. Read the Introduction here. Dispensation: Latter-day Fiction anthologizes the best Mormon short stories written near the turn of the twenty-first […]

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