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New Free Story Available in Exquisite Quills 2014 Holiday Anthology…and Other Stuff

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I’m pleased to report that the Exquisite Quills Holiday Anthology, 2014 edition, is available now at Smashwords.

Why do I care? It’s simple. I have a fantasy/romance short story in there called “Marja’s Victory,” featuring a shapeshifter, Marja, and her Mountain Troll lover, Tomas. They’re bounty hunters, and are very good at what they do, but it’s Yule and they really didn’t want to be bothered. However, the guy who needs to be brought in conned Tomas’s mother years ago…so it’s personal.

“Marja’s Victory” is a good, solid story that I was never able to place. So when the Exquisite Quills romance writing group asked for submissions, I immediately thought of it.

After two rounds of revisions, the story was accepted. And it is available now, along with the rest of the anthology, over at Smashwords. (I’ve been reliably informed that it will be made available at BN.com and a few other places in the very near future, too.)

Best of all, reading “Marja’s Victory” along with the rest of the Exquisite Quills 2014 Holiday Anthology will cost you nothing. Nada. Zero.

Because it’s absolutely free.

The Exquisite Quills group does holiday anthologies for one reason: author promotion. The hope is that if someone reads your story who otherwise would never have heard of you, they’ll want to go buy your other stories.

And as my style is funny, romantic, and original, I thought “Marja’s Victory” a perfect example of what makes my writing interesting to read. I hope you’ll feel the same…do let me know what you think of my story, will you?

Aside from that, I have a bit more news to report as my guest blog “Ghosts in AN ELFY ON THE LOOSE” was posted by Aaron Lazar over at the well-known writer’s blog Murder By 4 a few weeks ago. This didn’t come to my attention until a few days ago, so if you want to read more about why I found writing about ghosts in AN ELFY ON THE LOOSE to be such an interesting thing to do, please feel free to visit Aaron’s blog.

Finally, it’s the last day of the ninety-nine cents sale for AN ELFY ON THE LOOSE, so if you haven’t bought your copy yet, please head over to the e-book retailer of your choice and do so.

Have an excellent Thursday, everyone!

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