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Sunday, June 12, 2016

When Romance Transcends Time & Space #WRWbuzz

That’s quite a statement, isn’t it? And no, I don’t mean science fiction, but there is a time travel. This is about nine authors joining together in an anthology where each one writes a novelette length story that sweeps through time, and is set in a different exotic location.


I’m thrilled to announce that we, The World Romance Writers, are launching our first anthology next weekend! Letterbox Love Stories Volume I will be the first of many WRW anthologies to come. The heat level ranges from sweet to sensuous.

What thrills me as much as the actual release of this precious first volume is the beautiful experience of nine women working together to create a win-win situation for all concerned.

My story, Abandoned Treasures, is set on the enchanting island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea. What has a reality TV star got in common with a reclusive European billionaire? At the personal invitation of Rico di Carlo, Sophie decides to spend what would have been her honeymoon—had she not ditched her cheating fiancé—jetting off to one of the world’s most exclusive playgrounds. The secret love letters Sophie discovered in the antique desk Rico bought have ignited a desire to experience true love of that caliber. She vows she’ll never again settle for anything less. Rico withdrew from public life following the mysterious death of his wife to pursue a secret passion. A man of many secrets, he’s become Sophie’s biggest fan. He’ll have her to himself for one week. Will it be enough time to convince her to stay forever?


What if a life-changing letter arrived in today's mail? Now imagine it leads to love and adventure! From the northern British Isles, across the mainland of Europe, and on to Turkey, nine international romance writers share spellbinding love stories told across time. And each begins with a letter...

This collection includes contemporary and historical romance, futuristic time travel romance, and romance touched by magic by Award-winning and Multi-published Authors: Rose Anderson, Denyse Bridger, Lynn Crain, Helena Fairfax, Gemma Juliana, Marie Laval, Cara Marsi, Lindsay Townsend, and Jenny Twist.

MORE THAN WISHES by Rose Anderson
Raised on a sailor’s tales of adventure and eager for her own, Stella Cunningham answers an advertisement for a traveling companion to the Orient. There she purchases an ancient bronze lamp with a secret. In the land of flying carpets and genies, Stella is about to have the adventure of a lifetime.

ALL OR NOTHING by Denysé Bridger
Casino Coranthos is a playground for wealthy, bored people, but for some, it’s also a place where dreams and promises change lives forever. When a letter becomes part of an unexpected inheritance for Ryann Thomson, her aunt’s past brings her face to face with Ariston Katsaros, a man haunted by loss and driven by anger. As the attraction between them sizzles and grows, can Ryann convince him she isn’t looking to rob him or his father of anything, or will she become a casualty of Ari’s vengeance? In this dangerous game of all or nothing, her heart is at stake as well as her future happiness…

In 2084, time travelling detective, Tandi Reynolds, tipped off by a letter, needs to stop an assassin before he kills a newly elected leader. When she finds him in 1874, Vienna, it’s clear a cold blooded killer is only one of her problems. Time is fleeting, so falling in love with her contact, the charismatic Count Leopold Radetzky von Radetz, is a bad idea, but keeping her feelings in check is not easy when she relies on him for her every need.

COME DATE ME IN PARIS by Helena Fairfax
When Alice receives a letter telling her she's won a place on a TV blind date show, she should be excited - only trouble is, the show involves cooking for your date...and Alice can't cook. Forced to throw herself on the mercy of her chef neighbour, Edmond, Alice asks him for lessons. But will she be cooking up a romance...or cooking up disaster?

What do a reality TV star and a Sardinian billionaire have in common? Sophie Hayes is jaded from years of buying and selling the contents of abandoned storage units, so after dumping her fiancé she decides the best way to spend what would have been her honeymoon is to accept an invitation to deliver a rare antique desk to Rico di Carlo. The reclusive widower has secrets—when he lures Sophie into his world he has one week to make sure she never wants to leave.

SONS OF THE WIND by Marie Laval 
Provence 1826. Ten years after her brother disappeared in the marshes of the Camargue, Venetia Rigby receives a letter suggesting he is still alive. Will Philippe Dantès, half-gipsy master of Terres Mortes, help her find him when he has his own demons to fight?

A letter inviting Chloe Decker to curate the art collection of the wealthy DiMarco family of Ravello, Italy, lets Chloe begin to picture a new beginning for herself after a tragic loss. But she’d never included her employer’s sexy grandson, Matteo DiMarco, in that portrait. Chloe’s not ready for a relationship, even with a fine Italian masterpiece of a man like Matteo, but can he convince her to paint a new life that includes him?

PLAIN HARRY by Lindsay Townsend
Recovering from a brutal marriage, Esther is living quietly as a widow when a letter from her brother Sir Stephen destroys her contented life. Stephen orders her to marry Sir Henry—but who is this “Plain Harry” and how will he treat her? Set in medieval England in a time when women had few rights, this story shows how love can flourish in the unlikeliest of places and between the unlikeliest of people.

In 1936 a band of students went off to Spain to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Only one came home . . . and he was haunted by the girl he left behind.


This anthology will be available on all the main internet book platforms and also in print on Amazon.

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An eternal matchmaker, Gemma gets great joy from creating love stories where two hearts end up beating as one. She has traveled the world and enjoys adding the extra spice of international settings to her stories, which are set in many genres.
Gemma lives with her true love in a cozy Texas cottage along with their teen son and a crafty dog who rules us all. Her muse is nourished with the finest creativity fuel – chocolate and coffee.


Rose Anderson said...

What fun! Here's to many more world romances. :)

Gemma Juliana said...

I second that thought! :)

Melissa Keir said...

Sounds like a fun set! Who wouldn't love finding a romantic love letter!

Gemma Juliana said...

Hi Melissa, Isn't that the truth? Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Sounds like an excellent anthology! Best wishes.

jean hart stewart said...

This looks really special....lots of success to you all...

Paris said...

Sounds like a wonderful collection. I can't wait to read these stories!

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