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 Orleans. D&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.”
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!