With the recent terrible events in Ukraine, many people have been looking for ways to help. To that end, the team at Romantic Fantasy Shelf has put together two massive limited-edition anthologies, Fierce Hearts and Adamant Spirits. These anthologies are now available, and let me tell you, they are epic! Each volume contains over half a million words of short fiction, novellas and novels, and sneak peeks at forthcoming works by up-and-coming and bestselling authors. All proceeds from sales will be donated to the International Rescue Committee to help the Ukrainian people who are suffering as a result of this war. None of the authors or organizers are receiving compensation for their work on these collections, and all book production and advertising is being covered by monetary donations and volunteer work.
Fierce Hearts is devoted to romantic fantasy and fantasy romance set in "fantasy" worlds or fantasy versions of historical earth. Adamant Spirits contains paranormal romance and romantic urban fantasy (set in the equivalent of modern-day earth) and science fiction romance. Both collections are available at multiple stores in ebook format, with more stores being added as they go live, and will also be available in paperback and special-edition hardcover, coming soon!
My own contribution, in Fierce Hearts, is a newly revised and expanded version of my older story, "A Cure for Nel."
I love this new and improved version, which will be exclusive to Fierce Hearts during the time the anthologies are available.
When Leya's daughter falls deathly ill, their only hope is the man who abandoned them to follow his dreams of magic. But a deeply corrupted Source and a tower full of heartless wizards stands in Leya's way, and in the meantime she must trust the village witch, who doesn't believe Nel can be saved, and Daris, the gentle blacksmith whose love Leya might never be ready to accept, to keep her daughter alive.
I also had the privilege of proofreading some of the stories, and I can tell you there's a lot of wonderful reading in these collections! The fantastic team at Romantic Fantasy Shelf has worked tirelessly over the last month to put these anthologies together, and it's an honor to be a part of this.
Pick up one or both of these epic, limited-time collections, discover new authors or even a new genre, and help people who are desperately in need of help. The authors and admins of Romantic Fantasy Shelf thank you <3
Note: Each collection contains stories in a range of romantic heat levels, from mild to scorching. Heat levels are clearly indicated in the table of contents and on the title page for each story, so you can choose what you want to read.
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