Give from the heart…and get something in return
During the month of love, when everyone’s attention is focused on matters of the heart, All Romance eBooks (ARe) is helping to fight the number one killer of women, heart disease, with their 28 Days of Heart campaign.
Beginning February 1, 2010, ARe, the digital bookseller that owns All Romance (www.allromance.com) and OmniLit (www.omnilit.com), will release one new novella per day for twenty-eight consecutive days. All proceeds from the sale of these shorts, which will be offered exclusively on AllRomance.com and OmniLit.com as individual eBooks, will be donated to the American Heart Association.
The stories cover all the genres, from Gay to Interracial, Paranormal to Historical, Contemporary to Sci Fi. They were generously donated by both best selling and up-and-coming authors from some of your favorite publishers including Kensington, Berkley, Pocket, St. Martin’s Press, Ellora’s Cave, Cerridwen, Samhain, Total E Bound, Loose Id, Phaze, Liquid Silver, Torquere Press, Siren, Amber Quill and more!
The stories range between 10,000 and 20,000 words, so they are a perfect sweet (or more accurately spicy) Valentine treat. Each includes a forward by author Charlaine Harris (of True Blood fame) as a show of support for the charity the stories will benefit. Indulge yourself this year for Valentines Day—enjoy one of each, and know you are helping a worthy cause at the same time.
Can their love overcome a legacy of evil…
Anna Benecia can’t escape her destiny. A promise signed in blood binds a Shadow for eternity even if the one bound longs to live in the sunny here and now.
Malcolm Hayes is the new host for the hunger of an evil spirit who has walked the earth for a thousand years. The Darkhaven shade must have the blood of innocents fed upon by the vampires he creates and controls in order to remain manifest. Freshly possessed and cursed to burn with a hunger only his Shadow bride can slake, Malcolm is determined to fight.
Can a young woman destined to marry into darkness bring the light of hope to a man newly cursed to walk the night?
She was dying.
Her health had been failing slowly for five beautiful, free years. She had walked on the sun-kissed sand of a hundred beaches from North Shore, Oahu, to Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
But she hadn’t escaped the life of a Shadow.
She didn’t want to die because death would mean the final irrevocable loss of hope. More importantly, if she broke the promise, her entire family would suffer for it.
“I do,” Anna forced herself to say, giving her consent. She held her hand out, proud that it didn’t shake. She had run for as long as she could, but she wouldn’t cower now that the time for running was past. She wouldn’t cringe—yet.
Haversham took the ring from the box and placed it on the third finger of her left hand. It was heavy and cold. The tarnished silver setting was much chunkier and ornate than modern sensibilities could appreciate. Then again, its purpose might affect her perceptions.
The ring fit her finger perfectly, but its chill was alien and ugly on her hand.
“Darkhaven is waiting,” Haversham sighed.
The house or the man or the curse? Anna wondered. Then she realized there was no distinction, at all.