Aftershocks: The Six Alarm Sexy Prequel

"Aftershocks", the prequel novella to my rescue firefighter romance is coming out in just two weeks! It's part of the Romance in the Rain anthology of six novellas, put together by the Seattle-based Rainy Day Writers group. 

I'll talk more about the Rainy Day Writers, but first, let me tell you more about my novella. Aftershocks is the catastrophic incident that sends reverberations throughout my team of rescue firefighters long after the earthquake is over. The series will follow these brave men and women into their personal lives as they re-evaluate what's important to them. Some will delve deeper into existing relationships, while other will take on new and unexpected partners. Believe me, more than a few are in for some big surprises! 

Given that Romance in the Rain is a collective effort, I wrote "Aftershocks" as a romantic suspense. The series that follows is erotic romance.

Available at: Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | Kobo | ARe | Smashwords | itunes 

Rainy Day Writers - Who Are We?

The Rainy Day Writers is a group of six authors that was first put together by Marianne Stillings, award-winning author of humorous romantic suspense. We meet about twice a month to share our stories and get feedback. We help each other stay abreast of publishing news, and we celebrate and commiserate the ups and downs of our respective journeys.

So, without further ado, please meet the Rainy Day Writers!

To fill the need to surround herself with like-minded obsessive-compulsive self-doubting lunatics, in 2005, Marianne Stillings, who writes Romantic Suspense, established what came to be known as The Rainy Day Writers. 

Charlotte Russell joined the group in 2006 at the suggestion of a former member. Charlotte writes Historical Romance.

Dawn Kravagna became a member in the spring of 2007 because of a writers' list where Marianne had posted looking for new members. Dawn writes Comedy and Mystery.

Sherri Shaw found her way to the group in the autumn of 2007 because she and Marianne happened to sit at the same table at the Emerald City Writer's Conference that year. Sherri writes Historical Romance and Paranormal Historical Romance.

Clare Tisdale joined in 2008 as the result of an email Marianne posted on the Greater Seattle Chapter Romance Writer's list seeking new members. Clare writes Contemporary Romance.
Kristine Cayne found the group in 2009 because she won Marianne's raffle basket at the Emerald City Writer's Conference that year. The basket included an offer to critique the winner's manuscript—an evaluation that resulted in an invitation to join. Kristine writes Romantic Suspense.

For more information on Romance in the Rain and the Rainy Day Writers, visit them at

Title: Hearts and Arrows 

Authors: Kristine Cayne, Ann Madden-Walsh, Lou Wellman, David Wailing, David G. Pierce, Cecilia Peartree, Lexi Revellian, Talli Roland. 

My story: "Un-Valentine's Day" 

Available from: Amazon


Hearts & Arrows is an anthology of nine contemporary romance stories written by seven successful Kindle authors and one up-and-coming new author. 

  • Rollercoaster by Ann Madden-Walsh Is life infinite? For forty years she has lived in hope that one day her first love will return. Now she’s about to find out. 
  • Love Transcending by Lou Wellman A disillusioned young man takes some time out to find himself, but discovers more than he ever would have imagined.
  • Roulette by David Wailing Welcome to the Other Halves Valentine’s Day Speed-Dating Event! My name’s Scott Rowley, your relationship assassin for the evening, and I’m here to kill something stone dead.   
  • Puppy Love by David G Pearce Christopher Parker looks back at his first love. Was it just 'Puppy Love' or was it more than that? Tonight he might find out the answer. 
  • A Romantic Quest by Cecilia Peartree In post-war Britain, a man and a woman find themselves on opposite sides of the law. Is the gulf between them too big to be bridged? Or will love find a way? 
  • Un-Valentine's Day by Kristine Cayne It’s Valentine’s Day, and Noah Jensen has a mad crush on Cassie Ames, a woman who vehemently hates the holiday. Even worse, she doesn’t see him as boyfriend material. Can Noah give Cassie a perfect day and move out of the dreaded friend zone—and into her heart? 
  • Donna's Date by Lexi Revellian On leaving the office party, Donna finds a card from a stranger under her windscreen wiper, asking her out… 
  • Relationship Status by David Wailing Like everyone in the year 2022, Amy relies on her auto. It's the digital version of her: filtering the internet, interacting online, organising her calendar and automating every aspect of her life. Even her lovelife. Amy's auto knows who should be her partner - whether she likes it or not...
  • You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Talli Roland Do actions really speak louder than those three little words ... even on the most romantic day of the year?

Title: WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies: Spring Hop Edition

Authors: Kristine Cayne, D.D. Scott, Barbara Silkstone, Tracy Sumner, Jayne Ormerod

My Story: "Guns 'N' Tulips"

Available: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords


In this third edition of The WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies, you’re treated to a terrific, one-of-a-kind approach to the anthology concept. 

You’ll get a variety of genres and story-lengths all packaged together as a wonderful way to discover some of today’s hottest new authors! 

Plus, each WG2E Anthology is based on a different theme. 

In this WG2E Spring Hop Edition, you’re getting stories that yes, have a Spring element, but definitely not in the average way. 

You’ll never think of Spring in quite the same way. For example: 

  • “What about Spring for the Italian Mob? Is it just another season of killing?” for D. D. Scott’s VESUVIUS 
  • “Spring Fling in South Beach means major trouble for Zo White in this fractured fairytale” for Barbara Silkstone’s MIRROR, MIRROR 
  • “And should this heroine, nicknamed Spring Roll, save her friend...or should her friend even be saved?” for Jayne Ormerod’s WHEN WE WERE MIDDLE-AGED AND FOOLISH 
  • “Can sweet serendipity and a Spring festival in South Carolina get this couple back on the steamy side of the tracks?” for Tracy Sumner’s TRUE FATE 
  • “On this particular St. Patty’s Day, an ex-cop, once bribed by the mob, must now beat them at their own game in order to earn back the life and love he’d lost” for Kristine Cayne’s GUNS ‘N’ TULIPS

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