On June 1, 2012, our first original short story, “Once and Future Love”, was published as part of Dreamspinner’s Daily Dose anthology. The theme was time travel, and the word count limit was 18,000 words.
This year, the June Daily Dose theme is sports, and the word count limit is still 18,000 words. We’re proud to have another story in the collection this year, “Love’s Cabers Tossed”, which will be published on June 1, 2013.
To celebrate the first anniversary of becoming professional, published authors, we’re holding another giveaway! This time, the prizes will be a copy of “Love’s Cabers Tossed” and a copy of “Once and Future Love”. The giveaway will begin tomorrow (May 19) and will run through May 31 with the winner being chosen on June 1, when the Daily Dose stories become available.
Love’s Cabers Tossed –
At the Coastal Carolina Highland Games, baker Martin Fletcher receives an unexpected visitor in the form of Fergus, Lyall McLannan’s escaped sheltie. When Fergus accidentally causes Martin to sprain his ankle, Lyall comes to the rescue, helping Martin run his booth at the Games. Unfortunately, Lyall doesn’t know a thing about baking, but he manages to avoid both disaster and Martin’s wrath by attracting patrons with his and Fergus’s showmanship.
Martin accepts Lyall’s invitation to stay in his RV during the fair, getting to know the lawyer-turned-Highlander he’s watched from afar. Martin is captivated by Lyall’s charm… and the tantalizing view of him in a kilt. Entranced by Martin’s dedication to his work and love for Fergus, Lyall sets out to woo him with starlight and bagpipe music, because he’s discovered opposites can attract and love can be found in the most unexpected circumstances.
Once and Future Love –
Anthony Davis, A-list Hollywood star, is adored by millions for his talent and striking good looks. Approaching fifty and feeling the pressure of competing with younger stars, he realizes that despite all he’s achieved, he’s alone and lonely. Then Anthony encounters Rob Harrison, who tutored him in college, at a fundraiser. Despite the chemistry between them back then, Anthony chose his career over love, and he recognizes the mistake he made at last. As he leaves the fundraiser, he glimpses a shooting star and makes a hopeless wish… asking for another chance with Rob.