After months of anticipation, this year’s IWSG anthology, Masquerade: Oddly Suited, has finally been released! The other nine authors and I have been hosting a bloghop for the last few weeks, featuring our characters in masquerade and bonus flash fiction stories. We’re also still holding a blog tour.
My story, “Charleston Masquerade,” is set in Charleston, South Carolina in July 1767 and features a character I created when I was all of 5-6 years old and had shelved for over a quarter of a century.
Find love at the ball…
Can a fake dating game show lead to love? Will a missing key free a clock-bound prince? Can a softball pitcher and a baseball catcher work together? Is there a vampire living in Paradise, Newfoundland? What’s more important—a virtual Traveler or a virtual date to the ball?
Ten authors explore young love in all its facets, from heartbreak to budding passion. Featuring the talents of L.G. Keltner, Jennifer Lane, C.D. Gallant-King, Elizabeth Mueller, Angela Brown, Myles Christensen, Deborah Solice, Carrie-Anne Brownian, Anstice Brown, and Chelsea Marie Ballard.
Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will mystify and surprise even as they touch your heart. Don your mask and join the party…
Available April 30, 2019
$14.95 USA, 6×9 Trade paperback, 200 pages, Freedom Fox Press
Young Adult Fiction: Romance – General (YAF052000) / Paranormal (YAF052050) / Contemporary (YAF052020)
Print ISBN 9781939844644 eBook ISBN 9781939844651
Order through Ingram, Follett Library Resources, or publisher direct
$4.99 ebook available in all formats
“READ IT! There is something for everyone! Do you want Love? Got it! Do you want vampires? Got it! Do you want time travel? Go it!” – Jessica Renfro, book reviewer
“A diverse collection of m/f YA clean-reads romances to transport readers between the past, present, and future, from the sea bottom to the virtual clouds.” – J. Lenni Dorner, author
“Stories that will chill your heart, bring smiles to your lips, and keep you turning pages.” – Beverly Stowe McClure, author
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During our Masked bloghop, I was hosted by Jennifer Lane. This is my character Jinx Wildblood unmasked:
Iynx Praxithea Wildblood, called Jinx, has always been different from the others. She comes from a Deist family; both of her parents attended the University of Bologna; and she and her sister Myrina are receiving an equal education at the Ursuline Academy in New Orleans. So when they come to Charleston to spend a summer with a well-heeled family, conflict is inevitable.
At a masquerade ball, Jinx makes the acquaintance of a mysterious young man who identifies himself as Zedekiah. From the moment they begin interacting, it’s obvious Zed is just as much of a black sheep as Jinx, from an equally unusual family. Jinx would love nothing better than to spend the entire evening in Zed’s company, but when her very prim and proper chaperone forces them to separate, it doesn’t seem likely they’ll cross paths again. Jinx has no idea what he looks like unmasked, or if Zed is his true name. Likewise, Zed doesn’t know her true name either. Will she and Zed be able to find an opportunity to meet again and rekindle their attraction?
Carrie-Anne Brownian, who also writes as Ursula Hartlein, is a proud native Pittsburgher who lives and breathes all things historical. She has a degree in history and Russian and East European Studies from UMass–Amherst, and aspires to a Ph.D. in Russian history. Her stories always feature characters who are outside the norm in some way, and lots of Sturm und Drang.
You can find me at:
L.G. Keltner http://lgkeltner.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Lane http://jenniferlanebooks.blogspot.com
Deborah Solice http://thefabulistdotblog.wordpress.com/
CD Gallant-King http://www.cdgallantking.ca/
Elizabeth Mueller http://elizabethmueller.blogspot.com/
Chelsea Marie Ballard http://www.facebook.com/masqueradeoddlysuited
Carrie-Anne Brownian https://carrieannebrownian.wordpress.com
Myles Christensen www.myleschristensen.com
Anstice Brown http://dustingthesoul.com
Angela Brown http://publishness.blogspot.com/
Since I never use my computer on Shabbos, I unfortunately won’t be able to attend this live panel, but I’ll be most happy to answer any questions either before or after.