03 December, 2012

The Make Believe Anthology

The Make Believe anthology is out today! The blogger heading the launch day celebration is Lynda R. Young, whose story, Birthright, is included in the collection.

About Birthright:
Christa can mask the pain and hide the scars, but running from a birthright is impossible.
   She’s tried to escape her grief by fleeing to a small town in Florida. Much to her frustration, the locals think they recognize her even though she's never been there before. To make things worse, a man named Jack spouts outrageous theories about her.
   Both spur Christa to bolt, to start fresh yet again, but there’s something about Jack that intrigues her enough to stay. The only problem? Someone else wants her to leave, and they won’t stop until she’s dead.

About the other stories:

The Amulet of Ormisez by J. Keller Ford
There is only one way to save Elton Fletcher’s brother from an insanity-ridden death. After years away from home, fighting for his people, Elton returns to discover his only sibling, Cayden, possessed by greed and malice, and responsible for malicious, unthinkable deeds. Cayden, though, isn’t the only one afflicted by the Amulet of Ormisez, and Elton finds himself in yet another battle, where the price of failure could be his own life.

Petrified by Kelly Said
A mysterious storm has replaced summer with winter, devastating crops and smothering Castle lands in snow. Prince Sterling August stands alone as a leader, lost in personal grief as well as a desire to help his people but with an inability to do either.
   The answers he needs await him, but without Lochlyn, a woman who’s just as isolated as Sterling, he’ll never see what stands before him, cloaked in illusion.

Last Winter Red by Jennifer M. Eaton
Emily is a Red, a woman whose sole purpose in life is to produce offspring. When her husband dies and leaves her childless, she risks her life and forsakes the safety of Terra—a disease-free city born after the nuclear holocaust. Beyond its boundaries, she knows, survives a man with whom she can be properly paired.
   The Outside, though, holds secrets the government struggles to keep, and what Emily discovers on her quest for a mate will change her life forever.

Escort to Insanity by J.A. Belfield
From a charity auction, to a stroll in the park, to the craziest night of her life. Nicole Harrington can’t help but wonder how a simple event went so drastically wrong.
   Of course, the male escort she booked is wholly to blame. Not only charming but shrewdly intelligent, Benjamin Gold drags Nicole into a platoon of unimaginable problems—ones from which she’ll have to find the courage just to survive.

Sacrificial Oath by Terri Rochenski
An impetuous act unwittingly makes Alesuela the fulfillment of the Sovereign’s Blood Oath to their Goddess. In five days, she’ll be forced to make the greatest choice of her life: become the virginal sacrifice already promised, or force the man she loves most to die in her place.
   With an impossible choice in front of her, she searches for ways to undo the oath, and in her quest, finds not everything in her life is as she expects.

Purchase links:
Barnes & Noble
All Romance
Books On Board

About Lynda R. Young:
Lynda R. Young lives in Sydney, Australia, with her sweetheart of a husband who is her rock, and a cat who believes world domination starts in the home. She writes speculative short stories and is currently writing novels for young adults. In her spare time she also dabbles in photography and all things creative. You can find her here: Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads

Other people spreading the word about Make Believe:

Do you know Lynda R. Young? Have you read Make Believe yet? Do you check out many anthologies?

-----The Golden Eagle


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lynda rocks! Already purchased my copy.

Pat Hatt said...

Wow sounds like quite the show, will give it a go.

L.G.Smith said...

Yep, very happy for Lynda today. Such a beautiful cover too. :)

Bonnee Crawford said...

Sounds like an interesting little anthology, and I adore the title :) I just went ahead and followed Lynda's blog... another Aussie! Woot!

Lynda R Young said...

Oh, Golden, you are a treasure. Thank you so much for taking the time to find those pesky purchase links (because I couldn't send them to you before I lost my internet connection) and for posting the story blurbs. You are truly awesome!!

Charles Gramlich said...

Great titles. These sound very interesting.

Carrie Butler said...

I'm so excited for Lynda! :)

Trisha said...

This anthology really sounds great! Very happy for Lynda too, and definitely want to read HER story!

Anonymous said...

I'm seeing Lynda all over Blogdom today! Best wishes to her and her new release! Good luck Lynda!

Denise Covey said...

Hey Golden. Amazing support for a caring blogger. I featured her yesterday. :D

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi GE - I'm going to be getting this anthology .. I love the sound of it - and am so pleased bloggers are promoting it for Lynda .. Cheers Hilary

Old Kitty said...

Hooorah for lovely Lynda!! Take care

Connie Keller said...

What gorgeous cover art! And I love the anthology's theme.

cleemckenzie said...

So many super-sounding stories in this anthology! Also the cover is so enticing.

David P. King said...

Wow! This thing is really getting around. This sounds great, Lynda! :)

Angela Ackerman said...

So happy to see this here! Looking forward to reading. Congrats, Lynda!

michelle said...

The cover picture is really captivating... when I first saw it, I couldn't tear my eyes away...
Congrats to Lynda!

The Golden Eagle said...

Alex: Awesome! :)

Pat: Good to hear.

L.G.: I agree--I love the cover.

Bonnee: The title is great. Glad I could introduce you to Lynda!

Lynda: You're very welcome. :)

Charles: I really like the titles, too.

Carrie: Same here!

Trisha: Her story sounds awesome, that's for sure. :)

Stephen: Indeed.

Denise: Everyone on the other side of the world is always so far ahead of those living in North America. :P LOL.

Hilary: It's great to see the support.

Old Kitty: Definitely!

Connie: I was attracted to the theme as well.

Cleemckenzie: I love the cover.

David: Agreed. :)

(And I love your new profile picture, BTW.)

Angela: It sounds like a great anthology.

Michelle: It's striking.