Elephantine Publishing short story contest

elephantinesymbolNew Adult short story contest ends June 25

Are you an aspiring author? Here’s a chance to get published.

Now through June 25,  submit your 5-10,000 word short story along with a $15 submission fee. Winners will be published in a New Adult anthology due out this fall. All of the information (including FAQs for quick reference) can be found  at http://www.elephantinepublishing.com.

Kiss Me Captain cover reveal

I really liked Gwen Jones’ earlier book Wanted: Wife, so I was happy to share in the cover reveal of her latest work. The book will come out on August 26, 2014. From the blurb below, it sounds like another winner.





About the book:

French billionaire Marcel Mercier loves women. And there’s a string of broken hearts across two continents to prove it. But as CEO of Mercier Shipping, he’s got more important things to worry about … like why the charter company he just purchased in the United States is suddenly the center of an international media firestorm. Now that big, bad Mercier Shipping owns Captain Dani Lloyd’s ship, she’s sure her job is at stake. But she won’t go down without a fight—even if it means chaining herself to the mast of the Esther Reed and refusing to set foot on shore. The delectable captain and her newsworthy dramatics are a PR nightmare, but Marcel is happy to let Dani prove her skills on a weeklong sail to Boston. He knows no woman can resist him for that long … in fact, he’s counting on it. But Marcel’s plan to seduce Dani backfires as sparks fly between the billionaire playboy and the passionate captain. Which leaves Marcel realizing that winning her heart is a challenge he can’t afford to lose.

See more at: http://www.avonromance.com/book/gwen-jones-kiss-me-captain


The Bride Wore Size Twelve

I wanted to read The Bride Wore Size Twelve by Meg Cabot since I had enjoyed her earlier book Size Twelve and Ready to Rock so much. Her protagonist, Heather Wells, has a fiancee women of any size would drool over. Her job at a college residence hall, on the other hand, would not inspire envy in anyone. Trust me; I know. I work at a college myself. Fortunately, I have yet to find any dead bodies.

Ms. Cabot’s descriptions of freshmen, their parents, student assistants, and college staff are hilarious and only too accurate right down to the finger samdwiches.