Dreams and Desires 3

I’m currently reading (and loving every story!) Dreams & Desires 3 – a Collection of Romance Tales.  This anthology is a great example of the diversity of romance novels.  Each stellar tale is unique in style and all the contributing authors are multi published in a variety of genres, some with two pseudonyms.

The cover page prior to each new story categorizes the genre & rating.  Before I begin reading I know if the story is Contemporary, Paranormal, SciFi or Chick Lit and rated as Sweet, Tangy, Spicy or Sizzling.

This year’s proceeds go to the St. Bernard’s Battered Woman’s Shelter in New OrleansD&D 1 and D&D 2, also published by Freya’s Bower, did not designate a specific shelter in their dedication but this is why these anthologies were created, and yes, I own and love all three.

“By purchasing this collection, you can help turn someone’s nightmare into the pursuit of dreams. Every year, four million women are assaulted by their partners. At Freya’s Bower, we want to do our part to bring this statistic down to zero. To this end, all net proceeds from every Dreams and Desire anthology purchased will go to a battered woman’s shelter. Through education and support, we can make a difference.”

Included after the Forward is “Signs of an Abuser” and there are 16 points followed by Hotline numbers and websites for the U.S. and Britain.

These anthologies are available in a variety of electronic formats and print versions.  I love how anthologies introduce me to new authors.  I also love the story behind the books so if you haven’t bought a fun book in a while, buy one of the Dreams & Desires anthologies.  You’re guaranteed a fun read and are helping women and children who need some fun in their lives.  Everyone wins!

About Terri Patrick
Writer of Romance and Memoir. Life is an adventure, take that journey.

3 Responses to Dreams and Desires 3

  1. zz says:

    Hi Terri, the anthology sounds like a fun read and a great cause.
    I saw in one of your previous posts that you’ve written a romance novel, is that exclusively or do you interweave romance with other genres? What drew you to writing romance?

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  2. terripatrick says:

    How to answer?!? Most romance novels are interwoven with other genres. What makes a story into a romance is two elements. There is a strong romantic relationship that is integral to the plot, and gets at least as much focus as the other elements of the story (action, crime, scifi, etc), and the relationship has an uplifting ending.

    Yes, I’ve written contemporary romance novels and probably should incorporate other genres into my stories so I have enough conflict and drama to get published. 🙂

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