Thursday, June 23, 2011

Guest author Kate Kindle

Kate Kindle is the author of four romance shorts published in the anthology series by Victory Tales Press, here today to talk about May's release, A Historical Collection Anthology: Sweet/Sensual/

Thank you both for giving me this great guest spot on Sweet & Sexy Divas. I'm really delighted to be part of the group of authors at Victory Tales Press and today I'd like you to see one of VTP's most recent releases in its line of romance anthologies, this one released in May: A Historical Collection Anthology: Sweet/Sensual.

This collection makes number twelve in VTP's production of fourteen romance anthologies during this past year, and this month marks Victory Tales Press's one year anniversary. It was a little more than one year ago that publisher Rebecca Vickery joined with Laura Shinn, both of them authors and editors in their own right, to found Victory Tales Press.

A Historical Collection Anthology: Sweet/Sensual make number twelve in a remarkable series of fourteen anthologies her press has produced this past year. June's release of A Summer Collection Anthology: Sweet/Sensual brings us full circle. In 2010, A Summer Collection Anthology was the first of her anthology line. Most of the books have four great shorts or novellas containing inspirational and romantic stories to give the reader an uplift. These are tucked between memorable covers created by Laura Shinn, and they are good to read year round. Go to the home site of Victory Tales Press to see their large collection of offerings at http://www.victorytalespress.yolasite.com/.

See below the summaries of the stories in A Historical Collection Anthology: Sweet/Sensual:

The Devil's Wolf by Karen Michelle Nutt

When Archie Maxwell is accused falsely of killing a Johnstone, his brother, Waylon, known as the Devil's Wolf, sets out to save him. His bargaining tool is the Johnstone's daughter, Catrione. He plans to ransom her for his brother's release, but once he lays eyes on her, his plans take another turn.Lady Catrione Johnstone knows of the Devil’s Wolf and his ruthless exploits. Catrione vows she will fight him to the end. However, the myth is nothing like the man. In his arms, she forgets he is her enemy.

Will the magic of love finally bring peace to these two feuding clans or will it only inflame the hostility to a bloody end?

A Tale from the Red Chest by Kate Kindle

In the late nineteenth century, in coal mine country in America, men went into the dark mines each morning unsure as to whether they would

come out alive at the end of their workday. Their families lived in terrible poverty due to the avarice of relentless mine owners, robber barons whose goal it was to hoard coal and aggrandize themselves at the expense of the workers.

Jack Barrett and his wife, Maddy, must make a life for themselves and their children during these hard times. Although Jack loves Maddy, his ways are mysterious. He disappears at various times with no explanation to his devoted wife. People say Jack is a little crazy.

Where can he be–what is he doing? Maddy's patience is tried, but her faith in Jack is unshakable. Can the love of a steadfast woman keep her mystery man coming home? The Bible says love never fails. Join Jack and Maddy at this pivotal time in labor history–and find out how this young couple comes through during times not so different from our own.

Deirde by Miriam Newman

Born at a royal banquet for King Conor MacNessa of Ulster, Deirdre is

predicted by Conor’s own druid to be blessed and cursed with a beauty which will make kingdoms contest over her. He names her ―Deirdre of the Sorrows‖ and urges the king to slay her. But Conor, unwilling to murder a babe, takes her under his protection only to fall prey to the curse when she is nearly grown. Captivated by her youth and beauty, the aging king will go to any extreme to possess her.When Deirdre innocently falls in love with one of Conor’s chief warriors, it sets in motion a tragedy that will involve kings and countries, famous fighting men and sages alike: Cuchulain, champion of the CattleRaid of Cooley, King Fergus MacRi of Ulster, Queen Medb of Connaught, Catha the Druid and others. Join author Miriam Newman for her bardic- style version of a legend told countless times in Ireland over the centuries—a classic Irish tale of love, loyalty, betrayal and revenge.

Jason 's Angel by Cheryl Pierson

Two wounded Union soldiers will die without proper treatment. Sabrina Patrick realizes they won't get it at the Confederate army hospital where she helps nurse wounded men. She does the unthinkable and takes them to her home. Jason McCain's pain is eased by the feel of clean sheets, a soft bed, and a touch that surely must belong to an angel. But, what reason could an angel have for bringing him and his brother here?

As for me, Kate Kindle, my print book, an Aidan Bonner mystery entitled Angel's Requiem is a new release at http://www.amazon.com/Angels-Requiem-Kate-Kindle/dp/1453859802/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308723742&sr=8-1. My blog: kindlecloudnine.blogspot.com. Stop by.

Thank you, devoted romance readers, for stopping by today. Leave a comment and you might win an 'Historical' eBook.


Tina Donahue said...

The anthology sounds wonderful - just what I need to enjoy on Sunday, one of my rare days off. Sorry about your cover not posting, but for some reason, blogger just wouldn't take it, no matter how much I tried to get it in.

Tina Donahue said...

Okay - pulled it from pub's website and it seems to be showing up now.:)

Sarah J. McNeal said...

Rebecca Vickery is going to love you for your promo on Victory Tales Press and the anthologies published there. I hope you told her you were here blogging today. I haven't read the Historical Collection yet. I've fallen behind on some of my reading because I'm working full press court on my WIP, but I really look forward to reading your story when I get the chance to read it.
I wish you every success, Kate.

kate said...

Hi, stopped by at 7 a.m. to comment, and it didn't take, I guess. Thanks for having me here, Tina and Sarah.

Delaney Diamond said...

These stories sound good. I like anthologies because I get a bunch of different stories at one time and can sample different authors' works.

Andrea said...

Thanks so much for intoducing me to this anthology and Victory Tales Press.

kate said...

Once again, best to both Tina and Sarah.

Adele Dubois said...

I enjoy these Victory Tales Press anthologies. Congrats and best wishes!


Brenda Hyde said...

I LOVED this anthology! It's a keeper to read again and again. The Victory Tales Press anthologies rock:)