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First Love: The Art of Making Doughnuts
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology
The sweetness of first love…
Could a fiercely independent cop’s heart be stolen by the guy who makes her favorite doughnuts? Will a maid who used deceit to snare a mail-order husband get a dose of her own medicine? Can her handsome neighbor rescue a modern-day “princess” from a tenacious ex-boyfriend? Can two strangers in a rideshare be honest enough to fall in love for real? Can you remember your first love? How about your second? Third? Fourth?
Featuring the talents of Linda Budzinski, Melissa Maygrove, Michael Di Gesu, Sylvia Ney, Katie Klein, Kim Elliott, Templeton Moss, S.E. White, Denise Covey, and Sammi Spizziri. Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will touch your heart and rekindle lost feelings. Prepare to return to that first love…
Release date: September 6, 2022
Print ISBN – 9781939844880, $14.95
eBook ISBN – 9781939844897, $4.99
Romance - Clean & Wholesome (FIC027270) / Contemporary (FIC027020) / Historical (FIC027050)
186 pages, Freedom Fox Press, an imprint of Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
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Congratulations to the anthology authors.ReplyDelete
And thanks for co-hosting today!
I've never heard of Magical Realism. Thank you for introducing me to a new genre. Thank you for co-hosting this month.ReplyDelete
Lynn La Vita @ http://la-vita.us/
You're a step ahead of me. I couldn't write in either of those genres - but love to read them. Thanks for co-hosting!!ReplyDelete
Well, fortunately magical realism is a type of fantasy. So you're close.ReplyDelete
I love reading and writing magical realism. For me, it has a sort of parallel to cyberpunk, in that it feels like "this, only moreso" (which is to say, reality dialed up to 11), with the moreso being fantasy instead of science fiction.ReplyDelete
Sharing... I'm up for doughnuts any day.ReplyDelete
Yes, it makes sense that MR is associated to F. Either one is fun to read. Thanks for co-hosting, Constantine.ReplyDelete
Magical realism is a huge challenge--one I haven't attempted.ReplyDelete
I love magic realism, have written a novel with those elemnts.ReplyDelete
Hi, I look forward to reading the anthology. Thank you for co-hosting.ReplyDelete
Pat G @ EverythingMustChange
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman is one of my favorites. I can see why the hybridity of Magical Realism would make it hard to write. Thank you for co-hosting!ReplyDelete
I have a few stories written in the genre of magic realism. There is a very fine line between it and fantasy, one of my main genres as a writer. I think the difference is in the depth to which magic permeates the society you write about. If the society is steeped in magic, can't exist without it, at least on some level, it's fantasy. But if magic is just a sprinkle in our mundane world, a flavoring of sorts, it is magic realism.ReplyDelete
Olga Godim from https://olgagodim.wordpress.com
I'd probably do better with magical realism than fantasy. I rarely read fantasy, but magical realism is a genre that I have read and enjoyed and even made attempts to write.ReplyDelete
Tossing It Out
Bravo to all the authors of First Love. What a beautiful cover! All the luck with this new release.ReplyDelete
I like your collection of favorite reads on your blog side panel. I loved Kathryn Stockett's The Help also. Thanks so much for cohosting this month's IWSG question. All best to you!
Thanks for co-hosting! And why wouldn't magical realism turn into fantasy? Wouldn't fantasy be more interesting shaded with realism? My gritty historical fiction (and probably my newer series on art crime mysteries) is most likely shaded by social realism. I'll echo what others have said this month: Write what you love and have fun doing it! Have a great month.ReplyDelete
Thanks for co-hosting and for boosting the IWSG book -ReplyDelete
Congrats to the anthology contributors. Thank you for co-hosting IWSG this month!ReplyDelete
Funny how the genre your mind wants to really write steers you that way. Thanks for co-hosting.ReplyDelete
Thanks for co-hosting today, Cathrina. Magical realism ~ I have to go find out what that is. Have a happy and creative September!ReplyDelete
Oh my, I wouldn't even know the difference between magical realism and fantasy. LOL.ReplyDelete
Congratulations to all the winners of the anthology! I will have to go get my copy :)
You know, I don't quite get magical realism either. Why not just give in to the fantasy elements and let it be fantasy? @samanthabwriter fromReplyDelete
I had a go writing MR once, but never quite hit the mark. I'll leave it to the experts. Thanks for the feature!ReplyDelete
A good fantasy writer is a gem to treasure, though. So I'm glad fantasy comes more easily to you! Thanks for co-hosting this month. Happy IWSG Day!ReplyDelete
Thanks for co-hosting this month. Magical Realism is tricky but I do think it is a form of fantasy so you're close.ReplyDelete
Thank you for co-hosting! Magical realism as a genre, would not be my first pick. But some books like "Midnight’s Children" by Salman Rushdie really did a number on me. So I'm open to reading more from that genre. But write? I never will :DReplyDelete
Hi Cathrina! Thanks so much for featuring FIRST LOVE , today, and for hosting! Michael Di GesuReplyDelete
Congrats to all the anthology authors! I like to try all sorts of genres through short stories, but my longer works always seem to melt into fantasy and/or paranormal. *LOL*ReplyDelete
Woot for the anthology release!ReplyDelete
I don't do well with magical realism either. Then again, I don't do subtle very well. Thanks for co-hosting!
I love magic realism! The line between that and Fantasy can be blurry anyway. Very honest and true answer. Have a great September!ReplyDelete
Congrats to the anthology authors. This books looks like lots of fun!ReplyDelete
Magical Realism? I must be living under a rock because this is the first time I've hard of it. lol
I'm not sure I really know the difference between magical realism and fanatsy. I'd better look them up :) Thanks for co-hosting this month!ReplyDelete
I don't think I could write magical realism either. I'm not a big fan of reading it, and I have to enjoy a genre to be interested in writing it.ReplyDelete
So glad the IWSG anthology is out! Congrats to all the authors whose stories were selected!