SUMMER RAIN Charity Romance Anthology, Benefiting

UPDATE from the lovely Suzi Wolf: If you buy through before Sunday, June 15th, apparently Amazon will donate an extra $5 to the charity of your choice. So use that link before purchasing.

Guess what dropped yesterday?


What happens when love gets caught in the rain?

In this romance anthology, RITA-Award winning author Molly O’Keefe shows us the power of a city thunderstorm from the top of a skyscraper, while Amy Jo Cousins soaks us in a rain in Spain. New York Times bestselling author Ruthie Knox’s heroine is devastated by a winter storm, while a summer thunderstorm grants Alexandra Haughton’s hero and heroine a second chance at love. Rain sparks self-awareness in the robot in Charlotte Stein’s story and allows Mary Ann Rivers’s heroine to fall in love with her hero and her own art. Rain causes romance between the college students in Audra North’s and Shari Slade’s stories, while romance causes rain in Cecilia Tan’s myth-inspired tale of a sacrifice to a demi-god. Nine romance novelettes, edited by Sarah Frantz.

All proceeds from the volume will be donated to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (, the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States.

This is a book you need to pick up, y’all. Not just because it features several amazing authors, including Audra North (whom I adore), but because this is an important issue, and RAINN is an amazing organization that does so much to help victims of abuse and violence. I’ve already picked up my copy, and even though I haven’t read it yet, it was worth every penny for that alone. (Okay, I’m a filthy liar. I read part of it, and so far it’s a fascinating mix of stories and styles from some very talented authors.) Buy links:


Amazon UK:




And that cover is absolutely gorgeous. I seriously keep going back to look at it. It’s like a sigh painted in watercolor shades.

P.S. Keep an eye out for the second in the series, Winter Rain, coming later this year. Guess who’s contributing a story? Guess who should go finish proofreading that story and send it to Audra before she kills him?

P.P.S. Really sorry I haven’t been around lately, you guys. When I have a lot to get done, I have to go fully dark on socializing–email, Twitter, Facebook, everything. MY CAVE IS A BLACK AND SILENT PLACE. Okay, well, it’s not; it’s usually pretty loud with all the dubstep and electronica and grindcore on top of the keyboard-breaking typing (the M key’s going now, oy), but you get the idea. It doesn’t mean I love y’all any less; it means I love y’all too damned much, because if I let myself get sucked in even once I’ll spend weeks making excuses for why I can totally start on this project tomorrow, because right now there’re Twitter shenanigans! And by tomorrow I mean tomorrow-tomorrow, not actually tomorrow, and…you get the idea. Shenanigans are wonderful for my mood, but terrible for my productivity.

P.P.P.S. Crap, I missed May’s GLABN, didn’t I? Damn it. I might end up retiring it anyway and just doing spontaneous random contests when the mood strikes me. We’ll see.

P.P.P.P.S. These are a lot of postscripts. Post-post-post-postscripts?

P.P.P.P.P.S. Last one, promise.

P.P.P.P.P.P.S. I’m still a filthy liar.


The Crow City Series now has a new cover set – dark, sleek, and just in time for the latest book in the series. See the full series covers here.

Judging yourself? Feeling down on your writing? Over-comparing until you work yourself into a hole and can’t get out? Here are a few reminders to help you breathe and refocus.

Autum6x9AUTUMN (CROW CITY #2.75)
The latest installment in the Crow City series is here – with series favorites Walford Gallifrey and Joseph Armitage returning in a poignant story of reconciliation and newfound love in the first contemporary M/M in the Crow City Series.

5 thoughts on “SUMMER RAIN Charity Romance Anthology, Benefiting

  1. Hey you! Thanks for the link to these books. I’ll definitely be buying them. And yay!! I’m so glad to hear from you. I get the busyness even though I don’t like it! But I suppose maybe I do like it because this means your books will be in our hands sooner, right? So. Carry on. Be productive. Just know that you are missed. Madly. I can’t wait until all your work is behind you, and you can come out to play again. I have some grumpy cat pics for you. Lots of hard love for you. Still. <3

  2. Haven’t missed you, cherished the lack of grief and swearyness. But the elevator did tell me that it is suffering from abandonment issues and someone left it full of glitter and cupcake wrappers.

    I am very impressed you’ve put a UK link on here (everyone forgets us usually) Book purchased, now to find more hours in my day…

    And I may have missed you a teeny bit. But yeah, switching off sometimes is the only way.

  3. Yay!!!! You’re alive!!! I will be purchasing this! And just so you know…you are missed. You’re like my morning cup of coffee. But…we understand. ❤️

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