There is something appealing about buying anthology pieces. There is the chance to sample new authors through anthologies. Sometimes they are paired with an author you already know and love that help sweeten the deal. Usually shorter reads, they are a quick fix for that reader junkie in you. Most anthologies I’ve picked up are set around a similar theme. Take my own foray into this realm with Wild Ride. All western/cowboy type stories that pull you in with their promise of cowboy lovin’. This Christmas anthology did something I haven’t seen before, and while it could totally have simply escaped my notice before now, I am still enthralled all the same.
A Passionate Christmas brings together four authors- Clarissa Yip, R.M. Gilbert, Silke Juppenlatz, and Nina Croft. Their stories range from contemporary to paranormal. That isn’t really what captures me though. What really sold me was the fact that while the stories may be different within the romance sub-genres, they are all set in the same town and there is some slight crossover of characters into the other stories. Now in order to pull something like this off, these ladies really had to communicate with each other before, during, and after the project. (We will learn more about that next week at The Sweet, the Bad, ‘n the Wicked) I myself am looking forward to reading each of these stories. Not only that but I want to know your feedback if you’ve read them and what appealed to you about this anthology. Just click on the post card to be swept away to Decadent Publishing where all books are currently available for purchase!
And don’t forget to stop by The Sweet, the Bad, ‘n the Wicked next Wednesday for a chance to learn more about the lovely authors behind A Passionate Christmas.