Release Date: July 21, 2020
Ten, never-before-released short stories fill The Glittering World Charity Anthology with tales that will take you away. Created with love, authors S.E. Smith, Elle Boon, Trinity Blacio, Jamie K. Schmidt, Stephanie Burke, Wendi Zwaduk, Lia Violet, Kate Richards, L. Loren, and Barb Shuler have teamed up to support The Navajo Nation fundraising efforts in their fight against COVID-19. These ten unique Paranormal and Futuristic Romance stories are filled with diverse characters you can’t help but fall in love with from a Navajo god to futuristic tales of romance The Glittering World Charity Anthology has a story for everyone.
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The Warrior’s Whisper: The Fairy Tale Series Book 2 by S.E. Smith
Aditsan Claw, adrift in a world he no longer understands, knows his spirit is slipping away. Lost, alone, and near death, he accepts that he will soon leave the world of his people. When the vision of a woman appears before him, he concludes he must be dreaming—until he feels her gentle touch against his skin.
Angeni heard the soft sigh on the wind. Curious, she follows the heartbroken whisper. Her journey leads her to a wounded warrior.
Forbidden to help, but unable to resist, Angeni risks her very existence to help the warrior. Can two souls, bound by different rules, find a way to stay together in a world where neither belongs?
Bio: S.E. Smith is an internationally acclaimed, New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of science fiction, romance, fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary works for adults, young adults, and children. She enjoys writing a wide variety of genres that pull her readers into worlds that take them away.
The Wolf Healer by Lia Violet
Renee is shocked by the results of her ancestry DNA kit. Curious to understand more about her birth family, she travels to the heart of an elusive Navajo shifter pack to learn more. She is shaken when she meets, Mark, the Alpha’s son and the man who has been haunting her dreams.
Mark can’t identify why Renee seems familiar and is perplexed when his father insists that Renee, a newcomer, must try on the sacred jewelry of their tribe. It isn’t until he fastens the necklace and bands around Renee’s delicate throat and arms that he realizes she was meant to wear them.
Mark quickly discovers that not everyone is happy about Renee’s sudden appearance. An attack before an important ceremony threatens not only Renee, but the pack royalty. Can Mark and Renee discover who is behind the attacks before it is too late in this paranormal romantic suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat?
Bio: Lia Violet is the pseudonym for an author of a bestselling Amazon mystery series with recipes who enjoys heat in and out of the kitchen. She is also a librarian and a black belt. Sometimes those skills intertwine in real life, but usually just in her paranormal or contemporary romantic suspense stories.
The Night of the Coyote Moon by Trinity Blacio
One chance to find his chosen.
Every hundred years, Coyote is given one week to find the woman who will complete him—but it is also the time when he is at his most vulnerable. If he doesn’t succeed, he is destined to wait another hundred years. Tired and lonely, he can feel his resolve to stay strong weakening—until he sees Dibe.
Dibe lives to serve her people, but deep in her heart she is lonely. She craves the man in her dreams. A man who will be there for her and only her, but can such a man exist?
Two lonely souls are destined to find each other. Will the short time Coyote has be enough to convince Dibe he is the warrior to stand beside her, or will she choose her tribe over him?
Bio: Trinity Blacio has been writing now professionally for over eleven years and is part of RWA, a Pan member. Currently she has available titles from Riverdale Avenue Books and Decadent Publishing with more to come. She also has many self-published books too. Trinity is always excited to be writing, hearing from readers, and helping fellow authors.
Craving by Wendi Zwaduk
A man of power meets a woman of the sky…
Hawenneyu is the Great Ruler. His power is limitless, except when it comes to love. That is the one power that he cannot control.
Noya has loved Hawenneyu from afar for as long as she can remember. The daughter of Kaakwha, the old man of the sky, she is destined to live in her father’s shadow. This is a place where she can gaze at Hawenneyu at her leisure without fear of being seen—or so she thinks.
Hawenneyu not only sees Noya, he yearns for the warmth of her love. Can the Great Ruler and the daughter of the old man of the sky find love, or will Hawenneyu be forced to banish Noya to the Earth?
Bio: Megan Slayer, aka Wendi Zwaduk, is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and white hot themes.
The The Alpha’s Challenge by Jamie K. Schmidt
Love or war cannot stop this Alpha…
Nizhoni Stalking Wolf is the Alpha Werewolf to her clan and protector of the humans on the reservation. Heartbroken by the man she hoped to spend her life with, she pours all of her energy into caring for her people and trying to ignore the mating heat threatening to overtake her.
Tulley Running Wolf knows he has hurt Nizhoni. It is the last thing he ever wanted to do, but his life was on the road—not settling down on the reservation. He embraces his nomadic life until danger threatens everyone he holds dear, especially Nizhoni.
Sike White Wolf is a healer. He has devoted his life to helping others, but he discovers he wants more when he sees Nizhoni Stalking Wolf. With Nizhoni, he finally finds the mate he has been searching for, but a new danger threatens to take her away—unless he is willing to share.
Devastated by disease and under attack from the Skinwalkers, it will take one very determined Alpha and the two men who want her to save her clan. Will they be able to survive such odds, and if they do, can they learn to live as a family?
Bio: USA Today bestselling author, Jamie K. Schmidt is known for her erotically charged romances, Jamie’s books have been called, “hot and sexy, with just the right amount of emotional punch,” and “turbo-paced, gritty, highly sexual thrill rides.”
The Nadleehi by Stephanie Burke
Under a dark sky…
Ahiga knew that something in his life was about to change—it had to. The scars on his arm matched the one on his heart after the death of his beloved grandmother. His journey under a dark desert sky brings with it a new understanding of who he is and where he belongs.
Monster Slayer hears the call of the lost and wandering soul searching for answers. He is more than an old god of Navajo legend; he is the protector of humanity. What was to be a brief visit turns into something deeper.
Can a god of the Navajo show Ahiga not only what it means to be Nadleehi, but how it feels to be loved?
*Author’s note: this is a M/M Romance.
Stephanie is a multi-published multi award-winning wife and mother of two whose unparalleled imagination causes her no end of trouble. From sex shifting shape-shifting dragons to undersea worlds, up to sexually confused elemental fey and homo-erotic mysteries, all the way to pastel challenged urban sprites, Stephanie has done it all, and hopes to do more. Stephanie is known for her love of the outrageous, strong female characters, believable worlds, male characters filled with depth, and interracial that make the reader sit up and take notice.
Her Way Home by Kate Richards
There’s no place like home….
It didn’t take me long to know that I made a mistake. What I was looking for couldn’t be found in the city. My heart knows I belong back home, but how can I ever return after burning so many bridges? I threw everything that mattered in my life away—and don’t know how to get it back.
I knew Lisa needed to be here, among the people that loved her. The saying if you love someone, you have to let them go is true. I let her go and it was the hardest decision of my life. I can only hope that she comes back.
Love is never easy but the heart knows where home is—if you are willing to listen. It is a journey I must make—but will Hawke be there when I return, and if he isn’t, will I be strong enough to accept that I gave up everything when I had it without ever leaving?
Bio: Kate Richards divides her time between Los Angeles and the High Sierras. She would gladly spend all her days in the mountains, but she’d miss the beach…and her very supportive husband’s commute would be three hundred miles. Wherever she is, she loves to explore all different kinds of relationships in her stories. She doesn’t believe one-size-fits-all, it’s the love, the joy her characters find in one another, that counts.
The Pack Lands by Barb Shuler
A new life….
Ramport knew for his native wolf pack to survive they must move. A war is coming and he must find a place far from the dangers found in the mountains of their current home—but he cannot do it alone.
Sheri is the medicine woman for the wolf pack. She knows the journey to come will be difficult, but she believes the dangers ahead cannot be any greater than the ones the pack leaves behind. Deep in her heart, she trusts her mate has made the right decision.
Ramport and Sheri’s love for each other deepen as they risk everything to foster a new life for their pack in a land filled with danger. Will their love for each other and the pack be strong enough to help the next generation of shifters learn to not only adapt but coexist with other supernatural races, or will their new home be far more dangerous than the one they left behind?
Bio: Barb is a Carolina girl by right and a Texan by birth. By day she’s a desk jockey for a rural transportation company and a book lover, reading through as many books as she can. At night, though, she turns into her alter ego, a writer—cape optional, depending on her mood.
Her stories are a mix of real-life events, personal experiences, and the craziness of her own imagination and those of her best friends. And when their imaginations blend together, it can be crazy. Barb writes in multiple genres, encounters new adventures, creates new worlds, and has a fantastic time breathing life into new stories, creating something she hopes inspires anyone who reads to fall in love with them as she has.
Barb lives by one little rule: tomorrow is never guaranteed, so make sure you live each day to its fullest.
Sunset Moons By L. Loren
In the Year of the Orange Moon 2082…
Joseph’s love for Raven transcends time. Unable to bare the loneliness since Raven’s death, Joseph shares the tale of his and Raven’s life with their granddaughter, a gifted storyteller, to ensure their epic love story is never forgotten as he waits to be reunited with his twin soul.
Raven refuses to allow death to separate her from her soulmate, Joseph. Each night, she visits him as the sun sets and the moon rises, giving him hope, and showing him the power of true love.
In a tale set far into the future, the romantic saga of love, loss, and finding each other lives on each night until destiny brings two lovers together again forever. Find out what happens when love is so powerful that not even time, space, or death can break the bonds that connect them.
This is an interracial tale about a Navajo man who falls for an African American woman on their journey into space.
Bio: Bestselling author, L. Loren created her own brand of erotic romance that she dubbed LoveRotica – Love stories with an edge of sexy. Her catalog of sexy stories is self-published and available on Amazon.
Choosing His Mate by Elle Boon
Two Broken Hearts. Two Lost Souls. One Last Chance.
Dyani Hakun knows about love and loss. As a single mother, she’s put off finding her own happiness for over two decades. Now that her daughter is grown and found love, it’s time she did the same.
As the alpha of the largest pack in his territory, Rasmund Masters has done his duty. But having given up his truemate years before, he’s miserable. Now he’s intends to claim his female once and for all.
When Rasmund’s secrets are revealed, can the love they feel wipe clean the years of hurt and mistrust? Or will the heartache be too much to overcome for Dyani?
Bio: Elle Boon is a USA Today Bestselling Author. She writes what she loves to read, and that’s romance. She loves creating new worlds, and has more stories just waiting to be written. Elle believes in happily ever after and can guarantee you will always get one within the pages of her books.