Stories on the Go – An Anthology of 101 Stories by 101 Authors

I am taking part in Stories on the Go, an anthology featuring 101 short stories by 101 different authors. My story is a 1,000 word prequel romance featuring two of the supporting characters from A Play for the Castle.

The anthology is currently free on Amazon.com, and we are waiting for Amazon to price match to free on their other stores. The anthology is also available on Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Kobo.


Description:

This anthology aims to be a showcase of recent indie writing.

Hugh Howey launched the idea on Kboards, a forum for Kindle readers, but also the meeting place of an active community of indie writers.

The result is this anthology of 101 very short stories by 101 authors.

To make it more attractive for you, the reader, we set ourselves a limit of a thousand words. You should be able to read each story in under five minutes — on your desktop computer, laptop, or tablet at home or in the office, but also on your smartphone, on the go, while you are commuting or waiting at a coffee shop for your significant other to arrive.

We included as many genres as we could. We hope that maybe, with only five minutes of your time on the line that would otherwise be wasted anyway, you’ll be tempted to venture outside your comfort zone and try out some new genres and new authors.

The Gardener – A Fillybrook 1950s Romance

The Gardener is a sweet romance set in 1950s rural England. It is available for Amazon Kindle and on Smashwords. I am currently working on a print version and will update this post when it becomes available.

Here are the online retailers where you can find my books: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Apple iBooks, Diesel, FlipKart, Oyster, and Scribd.

Please note – there appears to be an issue with Kobo UK not listing the books, though they are on the US store. As a work-around, Kobo users in the UK can purchase an epub version via Smashwords.


Description:

Sarah Mountlow, a pretty young widow, can’t help but fall for Ben Haythorn. He is good, kind, thoughtful – everything her late husband wasn’t. Ben took her in when she had nowhere else to turn. She wishes she could help him with his own problems, but he’s reluctant to tell her what they are.

Successful market gardener Ben Haythorn accepted an exemption from active service during the war in order to care for his sick mother. He’s often called “yellow as hay Haythorn” by people in the village, but when there’s a crisis involving his family from the manor house, Ben might just have it in him to surprise everyone.

This story is a 20,000 novella published in UK English.

A Fop and His Fortune

A Fop and His Fortune is currently available for Amazon Kindle, and on Smashwords. A print version is also available.

Here are the online retailers where you can find my books: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Apple iBooks, Diesel, FlipKart, Oyster, and Scribd.

Please note – there appears to be an issue with Kobo UK not listing the books, though they are on the US store. As a work-around, Kobo users in the UK can purchase an epub version via Smashwords.


Description:

Sir James Beauleigh hasn’t seen Jenny Davenport since they were children. Arriving to take over his late uncle’s estate, he accidentally overhears Jenny complaining that her family is hoping for a match between the two of them.

When James decides to tease the Davenports by pretending to be a vain and foolish fop of a man, he doesn’t expect the act to last more than a day.

However, when Portia Perrault (a femme-fatale low on finances but not on audacity) falsely declares that James is her long-lost fiancé and threatens to use a local law to entrap him into marriage with her, the foppish pretence may be the only way for James to escape her clutches.

The trouble is, Portia doesn’t care how ridiculous he appears as long as he is rich and titled, and he is fast falling in love with Jenny, who holds him in disgust.

It will take a masked ball, a duel, and more than just a powdering of persuasion to resolve matters.

A Fop and His Fortune is a lighthearted romance set in a Regency-flavored make-believe world.

A Play for the Castle

My first novel, A Play for the Castle, has finally been published!  I first started this story fourteen years ago, and it’s had a long and winding route to the page, but now it’s finally out there!

It’s currently available for Amazon Kindle, and on Smashwords. It’s awaiting extended distribution to the other retailers, but in the meantime, you can buy epub versions direct from Smashwords here. A print version is in the works and will be out as soon as possible.

Here are the online retailers where you can find my books, including this one once it goes live: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Apple iBooks, Diesel, FlipKart, Oyster, and Scribd.

A Play for the Castle Book Cover

Description:

Arthur and his friends are noblemen disguised as traveling players. Raising an army in secret, while dodging mercenaries and cabbages alike, isn’t easy. Neither is keeping secrets from the curious young woman he happens to be falling in love with. She thinks he’s just an actor with a shady past, and if he’s to have any hope of a future, he can’t put her right. Between sword fights and scene changes, life is about to get interesting.

The Scholar and Her Escort

My second title, a novella, is now available from the various e-book retailers, and can also be purchased in print from Amazon. Links here: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Apple iBooks, Sony, and Diesel.

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Description:

The only child of the local village squire, Selina has always thrown herself into her studies, perhaps a little too much. She knows a lot about books but not so much about people. When she receives an invitation to the Gathering of Great Minds in Trevarde, she is desperate to attend. It’s harvest time and no one can be spared from the village to escort her on her travels. Selina sees no reason why she shouldn’t make the journey on her own.
 
Bill is a patient and good-natured gentleman, passing through Selina’s village on his way to Trevarde. The local innkeeper suggests him to the squire as a suitable protector to get Selina safely through the dangerous border lands. On hearing from her father that she is threatening to make the journey alone, Bill volunteers to escort her.
 
Willful, smart, but too sheltered to comprehend the dangers she would face traveling alone—Selina wants to shake off the man she believes her father has hired unnecessarily. Her thoughts are on the gathering and the speaker she hopes to impress. She wants to concentrate on her studies, but when she writes Bill off as a brainless fighter, it might just lead to her most important lesson yet.

My First Story Has Now Been Published

After pretty much a lifetime of thinking of myself as a writer – I have finally published something!  ‘Dimension Jumpers: Wanted’ went live on Smashwords, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and the other European Amazons earlier this week.  It’s been approved by Smashwords for onward distribution, and is now live on Apple iBooks and Barnes & Noble. Still awaiting distribution to Kobo, and various other e-book retailers.

A print version is available via CreateSpace, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and other european Amazons.

Book Cover for Dimension Jumpers - Wanted by Zelah Meyer

At roughly 9,500 words, it’s a long short story/short novella, or a ‘novelette’ if you use that term. 🙂

Here’s the description: “All Amy wants is to blend in, hide her abilities, and stay alive. She’s just met the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, he’s one of the top police agents in the capital, and she’s the top suspect for the recent killing of the king. Even more unfortunately, she doesn’t know whether she’s guilty or not.”

I’m so pleased to finally see it out there after much back and forth with various beta/proof readers and my editor.

Now, on to the next title!