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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Anthologies Galore!

We wish and dream of things we’d love to do. As an author, I long dreamed of participating in an anthology with other authors. The concept of everyone bringing something to the table in addition to their novellas, and pooling together to create a successful project, is very appealing. 

My story, Riviera Rendezvous, is in the first RB4U anthology, Entice Me: Luscious Love Stories, along with eight other delightful stories. 

Entice Me: Luscious Love Stories is available on Amazon at this link:

I had so much fun writing my story, a new series called Riviera Romances was born.


Amalie Pallas flees when she runs into danger on the cruise ship she calls home, but soon realizes she can’t afford to buy an airline ticket home from Italy.

Xandros Xenakis is more than the shipping agent everybody thinks he is—he owns the cruise ship and many more. He’s had his eyes on Amalie for months, so when she suddenly becomes a stranded damsel in distress, he is quick to offer her a solution.

Can Amalie be his pretend fiancée without losing her heart to him? After all, their contract is only for a weekend. What could possibly go wrong at a family event on the French Riviera?


This year marks my third story in the Exquisite Quills Winter Anthology, and the 2015 release will be a splendid project. Not only will it contain most of the stories from the earlier volumes, there will be new stories and a fine selection of scrumptious recipes. It will be available in paperback, too. Guess what my friends and family are getting for Christmas this year?

Here's a sneak peek of the stunning cover, but our Exquisite Magician-In-Chief, Rose Anderson, is likely to tweak it further before the release date.

My new short story, Midnight Sleigh Ride, features two characters from Riviera Rendezvous. Decades after they met, they are finally able to acknowledge their love for each other. Set in the exquisite ski resort Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Italian Alps, this short story reminds us that love, like fine wine, grows richer with age.

Exquisite Christmas should be available for pre-order around November 23rd. You can stay tuned by visiting:


Another worthy and wonderful anthology that just went live is We'd Rather Be Writing, a non-fiction collection of tips and recipes from no less than 88 authors. Lois Winston is the Magician-In-Chief, and she has arranged for a donation to No Kid Hungry from the sales. This book is also available in paperback, so guess what else my friends and family are being gifted this year?

If you are interested, you can check it out at this Amazon link. It is also available on other platforms.

As November is the month of gratitude, I wish to thank my fellow authors and readers for all the sharing, support, and enjoyment that is always to be found in this community. The leaves are finally turning ruby and gold in my neck of the woods, and as the days grow shorter, a time of reflection is prompted within me. On a personal level, I'm most thankful for a long overdue reunion with my brother and his family this year. 

What are you most thankful for in 2015?

GEMMA JULIANA is a multi-published author who writes love stories of all kinds, from contemporary to paranormal. She has a penchant for romantic international settings, whether real and fictional. Gemma lives in a cozy cottage in Texas with her very own hero, teen son, and a dog who rules them all. Chocolate and coffee nourish her muse and fuel her creativity. She enjoys traveling for research and spending time with family and friends. Gemma loves hearing from readers and making new friends.



Rose Anderson said...

Working together on projects like these is both fun and rewarding. I've read all your anthology stories and enjoyed the realistic dialogue and smooth and interesting story lines. Best luck, Gemma!

Cara Marsi said...

I loved Riviera Rendezvous. All the stories in the Entice Me anthology are great and I'm proud to be a part of it. It is fun being in an anthology.

jean hart stewart said...

I found such talent and generosity when working on the Entice Me Anthology. I'm so pleased to be a part of it.

Melissa Keir said...

You've been very busy! I love the cover. Rose does a great job! All the best in your endeavors!

Paris said...

Best of luck with all of your new releases, Gemma! I loved being part of the Entice Me anthology and look forward to working with you again!

Gemma Juliana said...

Thanks for stopping by today, Rose, Cara, Jean and Paris! The Entice Me anthology was a most enjoyable learning curve, and it was such fun working with all of you.

Thanks Melissa for your good wishes. You've got an anthology out now, too. Wishing you the best of success with it!

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