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22 November, 2016

Secrets of Moonlight Cove Anthology!


Secrets of Moonlight Cove is an anthology written by six authors.  Every story is set in the small California beach town of Moonlight Cove, where everyone has a secret…
A blurb for each story:

Mr. Valentine Comes to Town by A.G. Reid:  A mysterious vacationer—and supernatural entity—Mr. Valentine is matchmaking despite strict instructions from the goddess Venus to leave the people of Moonlight Cove alone.

Maggie’s Mystery Man by Barb DeLong: Who is the reclusive visitor that has rented the entire Bed and Breakfast in the historic Moonlight Cove Lighthouse and who only appears in public in a bad disguise complete with a ridiculous fake wig? Maggie might find the big story that will save her small town paper. Or she might find much more.

Once Upon a Love Letter by Jill Jaynes:  Chloe Reiser sees dead people, and now that she’s back in Moonlight Cove to make a fresh start, she’s done keeping it a secret. But how is she going to tell her more-skeptical-than-ever high school crush that his dead father has an important message for him?

Surprise Deliveries by Shauna Roberts:  Serious, sensible Mr. Hamasaki left for a trip and never came back. His daughter and an artist must team up to find him.

Second Time Around by Janna Roznos:  A woman with her business on the brink may find more than she bargained for in the old Victorian house left to her by her dead sister.

Lily’s Pad by Kathleen Rowland:  Lily Holmes knows enough tricks to attract celebrities to her beachside bistro, Lily’s Pad. She knows the rules but breaks one when she falls in love with her valued client, reality T.V. star Scarlett Royale’s man, Creed Taylor.
Excerpts:
Maggie’s Mystery Man by Barb DeLong:
         The investigative reporter in Maggie flared to life. She wanted to know the 5 Ws of Mystery Man. Who was he really? What was he doing here? Where was he from? When was he leaving? Why was he so, well, mysterious?

Once Upon a Love Letter by Jill Jaynes
         Chloe blinked up at the guy standing before her. Her glance slid up over the black leather jacket that accentuated his slim waist and broad shoulders, then settled on his face: green eyes, ruffled auburn hair, killer smile complete with dimple. He’d been a heart-throb basketball star in high school, and her secret (okay, maybe not so secret) crush for her whole junior year. He’d apparently grown into the full powers of his charm.
Mr. Valentine Comes to Town by A.G. Reid
         The problem with being immortal is that you can’t vacation in the same place very often. Usually, a couple of weeks every decade was all Valentine allowed himself. More than that, and people started asking too many questions. Moonlight Cove. His research told him this location was ideal for his needs. A coastal city with a Mediterranean climate, extended dry summers and short wet winters. The structures, though old, were well maintained. Best of all, Moonlight Cove has a transient tourist population.
Surprise Deliveries by Shauna Roberts
        “You’re not Jorge!” This UPS man was a stranger.
        The man groaned again and eased himself up onto his elbow. He looked up at her, blinking, his eyes gazing in slightly different directions. “And you’re not Mr. Hamasaki. At least, I don’t think so.” He lay down again, closed his eyes, and took deep breaths.
Lily’s Pad by Kathleen Rowland
         Most everything in Creed Taylor's life came easily. Women? Anyone he'd wanted, but he saved his animal urges for Scarlett. Lately, those urges presented a problem. Was now the time to cut her loose?
Second Time Around by Janna Rosnos:
         "Maybe she left all that when she moved up here. Stranger things have occurred."
          Patrice rolled her eyes at him. "You don't really believe that do you?"
          He shrugged. "Moonlight Cove has a way of affecting people. Remember what we did here?"
           Patrice's face turned bright red.
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About the authors
Jill Jaynes began her love affair with romance when she was a teenager growing up in Southern California, spending many a late-night under the covers with a flashlight and good romance novel. 
Today she writes stories with happy endings her own way--with a dash of magic that means anything can happen.
When she’s not writing, you can find her wine-tasting or hiking with her awesome husband, plotting her next story with her writer-daughter or working at her day job in her spare time.

Shauna Roberts writes historical fiction, science fiction, romance, and fantasy and is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. Her publications include more than a thousand nonfiction articles, three nonfiction books, several short stories, two novelettes, and three novels (Like Mayflies in a Stream, historical fiction, 2009; Claimed by the Enemy, historical fiction with romantic elements, 2014; and Ice Magic, Fire Magic, fantasy with romantic elements, 2015).
A.G. Reid developed a love for romance novels while serving in the military. It helped keep him grounded. He now writes romantic stories with a paranormal twist. Enjoy his short story "Mr. Valentine Comes To Town" in the romance anthology "Secrets Of Moonlight Cove".
Barb DeLong loves all things romance, animals and light-hearted, so she combines the three into her contemporary and paranormal stories. She has published a short story in Romancing the Pages anthology, Secrets of Moonlight Cove anthology, and is currently working on another short story plus a three-book paranormal romance series. 
Janna Roznos writes about the middle-ages: middle-aged women that is! Second chances, life changes and starting over are themes she continues to explore in her writing. Her short story, 'Second Time Around’ for The Secrets of Moonlight Cove is her first published work.  
Kathleen Rowland is devoted to giving her readers fast-paced, high-stakes suspense with a sizzling love story sure to melt their hearts. Kathleen used to write computer programs but now writes novels.   She grew up in Iowa where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and raced her sailboat on Lake Okoboji.  Now she wears flip-flops and sails with her husband, Gerry, on Newport Harbor but wishes there were lightning bugs in California.


6 comments:

Kathleen Rowland said...

Hello Celtic Lady! Thank you for spotlighting our sweet contemporary box set! We appreciate the honor of being here today.

Kathleen Kelly said...

You are most welcome!!

Barb DeLong said...

Thanks for featuring our Secrets anthology today! We had a blast writing our stories that included characters from the other stories and set in the same small, coastal town. I think readers will enjoy the connectedness of the setting and people.

jkroznos said...

Thank you for spotlighting our anthology :-)

Al Reid said...

From A.G. Reid
Celtic Lady, I'm glad to see you referenced our anthology Moonlight Cove in your blog Celtic Lady Reviews. Valentine (Mr. Valentine Comes to Town) did have an unforeseen event while in Ireland. So, it seem appropriate his story found its way to you. Thank you....Al

Kathleen Kelly said...

My pleasure Al!!

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