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PEARL Award Winner 2006 for best short story - "Double, Double, Toil & Trouble"
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Laws Matter Little - When Love Finds a Way! Join with 17 authors on a journey through time - from historicals to futuristic romance stories. Love conquers all despite silly laws still on the books around the world. 17 authors and 27 stories - Profits benefit breast cancer research and treatment. This book is dedicated to all women - and their families and friends - who have had or currently have this heinous disease. Help us to find a cure to wipe out this dreaded disease!
Something for everyone
January 16, 2006
Reviewer: Detra Fitch (USA)
If you have ever found yourself rolling your eyes at some of the more stupid laws, then you are going to adore this novel. Over twenty-five stories fill up this anthology, each one dealing with at least one stupid or outdated law. Let me give you an example: In Florida, USA, there is a law that states "If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle." In Great Britain, "A license is required to keep a lunatic." Yes, you read those correctly. No matter how many times you go back and reread them, the words will remain the same. Those two laws are still legal. Most of the crazy laws in these wonderful stories are still legal. The tales vary in time and place. Some take place in the present date, in the past, in the USA, in England, may contain magic... in other words, there is something for everyone! You simply cannot go wrong. Best yet, all profits from the sales of this novel go to breast cancer prevention. The anthology is not made up of unknown authors either. Here is a list of the seventeen authors (in order of appearance) that contributed stories for you to enjoy: DeborahAnne MacGillivray, Leanne Burroughs, M.J. Sager, Cheryl Alldredge, Marly Mathews, Jeanne VanArsdall, Victoria Oliveri, Cissy Hassell, Kemberlee Shortland, Diane Davis White, Rekha Ambardar, Jennifer Ross, Michelle Scaplen, Jacquie Rogers, Kristi Ahlers, Patty Howell, and Susan Barclay.
***** A stellar anthology that had me laughing, sighing in pleasure, believing in magic, and left me begging for more! Will there be a second anthology someday? I sure hope so! This is one novel that I will go directly to my "Keeper" shelf, to be read over and over again. Very highly recommended! *****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
Funny, Sensual and Delightful - All In the Name of Charity
February 20, 2006
Reviewer: M. Rondeau (West Springfield, MA United States)
Take sixteen very talented authors; mix in some of the most arcane and ridiculous laws that ever existed (some still on the books today); - mix them all up; and you are in for an unbelievably rollicking good time! Yet, the best and most important thing to remember is that these wonderful ladies are doing this all in the name of charity. All proceeds that could have been theirs will be donated to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research.
The stories run the gamut of genres, from contemporary, historical, fantasy, in short there is bit of just about anything you can think of that will tickle your fancy and pertain to one of the ridiculous laws. DeborahAnne MacGillivary opens the stage with a very sensual tale of `Bad Cat' when she tackles the Destin, Florida law of `Any dog or cat which attacks and bites a person or another animal without provocation, shall be deemed a `bad dog or `bad cat' and the owner shall pay civil penalty of one hundred dollars'. Burroughs gives you a sinfully sweet taste of sensuality with `Chocolate in the Afternoon' when she takes on one of Great Britain's laws that says - `It's illegal for a lady to eat chocolates on a public conveyance'. Watch out for the law in North Carolina that Cissy Hassell had a ball with - `If a man and a woman who are not married, go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as Mr. & Mrs, according to state law they are then legally married!' These and many others, from smart-alecky `shady angels'; `lost faeries'; and `fighting Scots' can all be found in this wonderful anthology . These stories and others from the other talented contributing authors of Kristi Ahlers, Cheryl Alldredge, Rekha Ambardar, susan Barclay, Patty Howell, Victoria Oliveri, Jacquie Rogers, Jennifer Ross, M. J. Sager, Michelle Scaplen, Kemberlee Shortland, Jeanne Van Arisdall, and Diane Davis White have combined to make this one unforgettable, funny and sensual delight. This book comes highly recommended!
ZTales for All Types
May 5, 2006
Reviewer: K. Montgomery (Columbus, GA)
Romance lovers the world over can rejoice in this fantastic volume of short stories. Based on obscure and little known laws, each tale of romance centers around one of the laws. It's a fascinating concept for an anthology and one guaranteed to spark some imaginative scenarios!
Sixteen writers, producing twenty-four awesome stories, gave of their time and efforts to aid in finding a cure for breast cancer. There's reason enough in my mind to purchase this volume. Think about it though-twenty-four romance stories-that's quite a bargain! From break out authors DeborahAnne MacGillivray and Leanne Burroughs to fantastic new authors like Kristi Ahlers and Jacquie Rogers, there's plenty here for any type of romance fan.
It was interesting to see what so many different authors could put together in one volume. From Scottish mountain cats in eye patches to travel agent fairies and shady angels, this volume runs the gamut of romance reading fun. Whatever your romance style; contemporary, paranormal, historical, it's all here waiting for you. Get a copy today and curl up on the couch with it. Read it at the gym or enjoy it on a sunny day at the park-however you like to read, just get it and prepare to enjoy! Be on the look out for all these rising romance writers. I predict many happy hours of reading pleasure from their stories and books alone!
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