Friday, July 12, 2013

A May Day Anthology - Review Tour and Giveaway

(Paranormal Romance)

This review is done in conjunction with the authors' virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. They will be awarding an E-Book copy of A St. Patrick's Day Tale to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour and a $10 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter at every stop., so comment here today for your chance to win! Click the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour to increase your chances of winning!

May Day has been celebrated since Roman times with dancing, baskets of flowers, and bonfires. In this collection of May Day stories, Rogue's Angels--Christine Young, C.L. Kraemer, Rosemary Indra and Genie Gabriel--continue the celebration with humor, faeries and falling in love.

Highland Miracle -- Christine Young

HURTLED THROUGH TIME, Sean Michael Sterling, landed in the midst of a May Day celebration he didn’t understand, assuming the role of Laird Sterling.

ILLIGITAMATE CHILD OF NOBILITY, Reagan Douglas searches for a way out of her half brother’s house.

Defying the Odds -- C.L. Kraemer

The night elves on the hill aren't happy without their magic. They concoct a plan to punish those who were involved in the act that rendered them almost human. Meanwhile, Uther, the rogue night elf, has returned to woo the Librarian to be his eternal mate.

Love in Bloom -- Rosemary Indra

When childhood friends reunite it takes two fairies and a matchmaking daughter to help them admit their true love for each other.

No More Poodle Skirts -- Genie Gabriel

After drifting for years in the innocent age of the 1950s, a woman struggles to join today's world by finding a career and a new love, with some help from her zany family.

Do you like a short book you can read in one day? Do you like sweet romances? Do you like romance that gets a little nudge from the magic folk? Then this anthology is the book for you! Each of these books is just right for an afternoon or evening's reading. And, there's not a bad story among them.

Sean Michael Sterling, in "Highland Miracle," switches places with the actual Laird of the manor with the help of a pair of fairies and a stray dog--just so a couple can find their soulmates.

"Defying the Odds" finds some night elves in a quandry--two of them have had their magic removed because they kept causing mischief...and they are not happy. Even without magic, they still manage to cause trouble for their cousin and the human he has grown to love. Love the way Uther solves the problem!

Rosemary Indra's "Love in Bloom" was a very very sweet story about a little girl who has two "imaginary" friends--the only thing is, her dad doesn't realize they are real fairies. And, the three of them are on a mission--to get dad a new wife.

The final book may be last--but it's defnitely not least. You will have fun with the quirky characters and the way they work together to find Happy Ever Afters for more than one person in their town.

All the authors have done a wonderful job with these four stories themed around May Day and the magic that it brings. I give this anthology a rating of 4 flowers.

About the Authors:

C. L. Kraemer

C. L. Kraemer is a wanderer, a way of life started when her father served in the U.S. Marine Corp. She’s carried on the tradition seeing most of the continental United States as well as Hawaii and Alaska.

Three contemporary romance novels written under the nom de plume, Celia Cooper: Old Enough to Know Better; Sun in Sagittarius, Moon in Mazatlan; and If Only were gifts from the writing gods. A fourth novel, Cats in the Cradle of Civilization, written as C. L. Kraemer is her first venture to the mystery genre. Wings ePress, Inc. is the publisher of these four offerings.

Healthy Homicide, the October 2008 launch book for a new publishing house, RoguePhoenixPress, picks up the torch again in the mystery world. In February 2010, she contributed writings to two Valentine’s Anthologies at RoguePhoenixPress: A Valentine Anthology, with The Lending Library and A Different Kind of Valentine with The Prize.

She completed the base story in a Dragon fantasy series, Dragons Among Us, for RoguePhoenix Press. The second in the series, Dragons Among the Eagles, was released June 2011.

Meadows of Gold, another faerie story, was released March 2011 as part of A St Patrick’s Day Tale. A novel based on one of the first mass shootings, which took place in Salem, Oregon in 1981, Shattered Tomorrows, was released August 2011. Currently in the works for publication is a commuter book featuring a motorcycle poker run, Joker’s Wild, and the third in the dragon series, Dragons Among the Ice.

Rosemary Indra:

Ever since her mom gave her a romance book when she was a teenager Rosemary has enjoyed happier-ever-after stories. She has been writing her own happy endings most of her adult life. When she’s not writing she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and crafts. She has two grown children and a three year old grandson who keeps her busy. Her and her husband live in a small town in Oregon.

Christine Young

Born in Medford, Oregon, novelist Christine Young has lived in Oregon all of her life. After graduating from Oregon State University with a BS in science, she spent another year at Southern Oregon State University working on her teaching certificate, and a few years later received her Master's degree in secondary education and counseling. Now the long, hot days of summer provide the perfect setting for creating romance. She sold her first book, Dakota's Bride, the summer of 1998 and her second book, My Angel to Kensington. Her teaching and writing careers have intertwined with raising three children. Christine's newest venture is the creation of Rogue Phoenix Press. Christine is the founder, editor and co-owner with her husband. They live in Salem, Oregon.

Genie Gabriel

For years I've been fascinated by the puzzle of why some people collapse under life's traumas and others emerge triumphantly stronger. In a job surrounded by social workers and in my personal life, I was exposed to the darker side of life. Yet amid the stark realities of abuse, addictions, violence, and betrayal shone the bright light of strength, hope and forgiveness. These triumphs of the human spirit over the ugliest of adversities became the basis for my stories. My passion for writing became an outlet for the powerful message that people can overcome great difficulties and forge their own happy endings.

C.L. Kraemer
Rosemary Indra
Christine Young
Genie Gabriel
Rogue's Angels
Rogue Phoenix Press


  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to enter our crazy world of inventor geniuses; poodle skirts, Lairds of the manor, imaginary friends, night elves and mermaids.

    So glad you enjoyed the stories.

  2. These all sound sweet! I love a good short romance and these sound fun!

    mnark111 AT gmail DOT com

  3. Thank you for hosting us today and the lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed the stories.

  4. Good morning! So pleased to be here today. Many thanks to It's Raining Books for hosting us today and taking the time to review our anthology! I'll be in and out today to respond to comments.

  5. Thank you for hosting and the lovely review.

  6. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sounds really good!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    1. Hi, Natasha! Being part of this anthology was such a treat! A good project that turned out well. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. What a fascinating anthology! Will be putting this book on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing.


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