Release Blitz including Review – Heart2Heart Anthology Volume 3

 


Title and cover:
Heart2Heart: A Charity Anthology Volume 3

Publisher: self-published

Release Date (Print & Ebook): October 1 – December 30, 2019 only. This collection will be available for only 90 days before it’s gone forever.

Length (Print & Ebook): 200k words, 818 pages (each story is approximately 12k words)

Subgenre: contemporary romance

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Book blurb

Once upon a time, a group of authors wondered… What if the Heart2Heart app — the dating app with a glitch that matched up the oddest, most perfect couples, and sponsored the charity date raffles that helped dozens of people find love — offered a classifieds section, too?

Need a handyman who knows how to wear a tool belt? Have a closet of drag costumes that needs a new home? How about finally tracking down that guy who made the perfect drink, or who’s just the right height to reach the top shelf?

Join some of your favorite authors of gay romance as they bring you sixteen brand-new stories inspired by reader suggestions!

Once again, all proceeds from this collection will go to the authors’ favorite LGBTQ charities, to ensure that love in all its forms will be celebrated and protected every single day of the year!

 

Charity information

With this third volume we are proud to be donating a portion of our proceeds to each of the following charities:

🏳️‍🌈 LGBT Youth Line: a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit* youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 and under) across Ontario. We do this by:

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-Training youth to provide support to other youth; and

-Providing resources so youth can make informed decisions.

 

🏳️‍🌈 Kind Space: committed to providing accessible resources, events, social, and educational programming to celebrate and support people of No photo description available.all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

 

 

 

🏳️‍🌈 The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity: aspiring to support and transform Canadian and indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast in a shared vision of a discrimination-free gender and sexually diverse world.

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More info

The first 2 volumes of Heart2Heart made a combined total of more than $50k USD. The net proceeds were donated to six incredible charities, including One-n-Ten, Ali Forney Center, Trevor Project, Rainbow Railroad, Trans LifeLine, and the Bisexual Resource Center. These volumes are no longer available, but thankfully the passion for the project hasn’t faded. Every step of the process has been donated:

  • Cover design, logo, and promotional graphics by AngstyG
  • Beta reading, editing, proofreading by the team at LesCourt Author Services, as well as Allison Roy
  • Promotional posting by LesCourt Author Services and the ANTPR group
  • And of course, the authors’ time and efforts

16 all-new stories, written by some of the biggest names in gay romance, supporting three amazing charities, for a limited time.

 

4 of 5 Stars Overall

I didn’t read each story – I’m not familiar with each author and just read those I am familiar with. I may go back at some point and read those I missed as anthologies can be a good way to get a taste of an author’s work but aren’t always a fair way to judge what they can do.

The Date – Annabeth Albert – 4 Stars
Marine and a shy, awkward, nerdy foodie meet for a surprise dinner date for a food blog. This is predictable but cute.

The Family Reunion – K.M. Neuhold – 4 Stars
I loved both the characters in this one and their opposite outlooks on life. Roman living life to its fullest and Lawrence studying all the time and never living. There’s a bit of heaviness with Roman’s family baggage but it’s mended quickly. My only complaint is the abrupt ending.

The Last Drop – Layla Reyne – 3.5 Stars
For those of you that have read Ms. Reyne’s Dine With Me (DWM), you’ll have a bit of a spoiler for this one as the main characters are Greg (Miller’s best friend, who makes an appearance) and Tony. Greg is a side character in DWM and we know the outcome of his meeting Tony from that book. This is a prequel to that story. There is a lot about food and drinks in this book too…just like dine with me. It’s cute and there is a lot of passion between Greg and Tony. Thankfully this is a novella, so we get to the passion quickly.

The Dog Walker – Lily Morton – 4.5 Stars
This is a May to December romance; heavy on the feels and true to a couple other books I’ve read by Ms. Morton chock full of family drama and sadness. Both characters are surprisingly complex and perfect for each other. I would love to read a full version of this story!

Those are all the stories I read. There’s definitely someone for everyone, this is only available for a limited time and it’s for charity. You have no excuse not to get it today!

Author Bios

Annabeth Albert

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.

Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter.  In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two children.

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May Archer

May Archer Logo.jpgMay is an M/M author who lives in Boston. She spends her days raising three incredibly sarcastic children, finding inventive ways to drive her husband crazy, planning beach vacations, avoiding the gym, reading M/M romance, and occasionally writing it. She also writes MF romance as Maisy Archer.

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Mary Calmes

Mary CalmesMary Calmes believes in romance, happily ever afters, and the faith it takes for her characters to get there. She bleeds coffee, thinks chocolate should be its own food group, and currently lives in Kentucky with a five-pound furry ninja that protects her from baby birds, spiders and the neighbor’s dogs. To stay up to date on her ponderings and pandemonium (as well as the adventures of the ninja) follow her on Twitter @MaryCalmes, connect with her on Facebook, and subscribe to her Mary’s Mob newsletter.

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Charlie Cochet

Charlie CochetCharlie Cochet is the international bestselling author of the THIRDS series. Born in Cuba and raised in the US, Charlie enjoys the best of both worlds, from her daily Cuban latte to her passion for classic rock.

Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found devouring a book, releasing her creativity through art, or binge watching a new TV series. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.

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Eden Finley

Eden FinleyEden Finley is an Amazon bestselling author who writes steamy contemporary romances that are mostly full of snark and light-hearted fluff.

She lives to create an escape from real life for herself and her readers.

She’s also an Australian girl and apologises for her Australianisms that sometimes don’t make sense to anyone else.

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Susan Hawke

Susan HawkeAs an avid reader and big romance fan myself, I love sharing the stories of the different people who live in my imagination. My stories are filled with humor, a few tears, and the underlying message to not give up hope, even in the darkest of times, because life can change on a dime when you least expect it. This theme comes from a lifetime of lessons learned on my own hard journey through the pains of poverty, the loss of more loved ones than I’d care to count, and the struggles of living through chronic illnesses.

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Sloane Kennedy

Sloane KennedyAlthough Sloane Kennedy always dreamed of being a writer as a teenager, she didn’t take the plunge until 2015 when she released her first novel. Since then, she has released nearly 30 books including the Amazon best-selling “Pelican Bay” and “Protectors” series. While she initially began writing M/F romance, she found her true passion writing gay romance and nearly all of her most recent releases reached the #1 spot on Amazon’s Gay Romance bestseller list and several have made it to Amazon’s overall bestseller list. Sloane was born in Germany but grew up in the U.S. and although she currently lives in Wisconsin, the place where she has always felt most at home is Seattle and many of her books take place in the Emerald city. When not writing, a menagerie of 2 dogs, 3 cats and 2 horses takes up what little time she has left in the day!

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Lucy Lennox

Lucy LennoxAfter enjoying creative writing as a child, Lucy didn’t write her first novel until she was over 40 years old. Her debut novel, Borrowing Blue, was published in the autumn of 2016. Lucy has an English Literature degree from Vanderbilt University, but that doesn’t hold a candle to the years and years of staying up all night reading tantalizing novels on her own. She has three children, plays tennis, and hates folding laundry. While her husband is no shmoopy romance hero, he is very good at math, cooks a mean lasagne, has gorgeous eyes, looks hot in his business clothes, and makes her laugh every single day.

Lucy hopes you enjoy sexy heroes as much as she does. Happy reading!

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Lily Morton

Lily MortonLily writes contemporary romance novels, and specialises in hot love stories with a good dose of humour.

Lily lives in sunny England with her husband and two children, all of whom claim that they haven’t had a proper conversation with her since she bought her first Kindle.

She has spent her life with her head full of daydreams and decided one day to just sit down and start writing about them. In the process she discovered that she actually loved writing, because how else could she get to spend her time with hot, funny men!

She loves chocolate and Baileys and the best of all creations – chocolate Baileys! Her lifetime’s ambition is to have a bath in peace without being shouted by one of her family.

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K.M. Neuhold

No photo description available.K.M. Neuhold is a complete romance junkie, a total sap in every way. She started her journey as an author in new adult, straight romance, but after a chance reading of an MM book she was completely hooked on everything about lovely- and sometimes damaged- men finding their Happily Ever After together.

She has a strong passion for writing characters with a lot of heart and soul, and a bit of humor as well. And she fully admits that her OCD tendencies of making sure every side character has a full backstory will likely always lead to every book having a spin-off or series.

When she’s not writing, she’s a lion tamer, an astronaut, and a superhero…just kidding, she’s likely watching Netflix and snuggling with her husky, Lola, while her amazing husband brings her coffee.

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Nora Phoenix

No photo description available.Nora Phoenix is a bestelling author of MM romance. She writes in various subgenres of gay romance, including contemporary, mpreg, and sci fi. Nora is known for a mix of steamy romance, all the feels, and often a dash of suspense.

Proud ally. Hopeful romantic. Book addict. Eternal optimist. Unapologetic feminist.

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Layla Reyne

RITA Finalist Layla Reyne is the author of the Fog City, Agents Irish and Whiskey, Trouble Brewing, and Changing Lanes series. A Carolina Tar Heel who now calls the San Francisco Bay Area home, Layla enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline-fueled suspense and heart-pounding romance. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and its Kiss of Death and Rainbow Romance Writers chapters. Layla is a RWA® RITA® Finalist in Contemporary Romance (Mid-Length) and Golden Heart® Finalist in Romantic Suspense.

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Piper Scott (writing as Emma Alcott)

Piper ScottPiper Scott debuted as a trio of authors looking to write together for fun. Their collaboration led to three novella-length books (Love Me, Save Me, and Keep Me,) before life sent them in different directions, leaving just one author with an omegaverse plot bunny that wouldn’t leave her alone. Obey was born several months later, but the plot bunny never left—it multiplied.

Left to her own devices, Piper Scott writes scorching but heartfelt contemporary omegaverse romance about men you can’t help but fall in love with.

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Damon Suede

Damon SuedeDamon Suede grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America, and escaped as soon as it was legal. He has lived all over and along the way, he’s earned his crust as a model, a messenger, a promoter, a programmer, a sculptor, a singer, a stripper, a bookkeeper, a bartender, a techie, a teacher, a director… but writing has ever been his bread and butter. He has been happily partnered for over a decade with the most loving, handsome, shrewd, hilarious, noble man to walk this planet.

Though new to gay romance, Damon is an award-winning author who has been writing for print, stage, and screen for two decades, which is both more and less glamorous than you might imagine. He’s won some awards, but he counts his blessings more often: his amazing friends, his demented family, his beautiful husband, his loyal fans, and his silly, stern, seductive Muse who keeps whispering in his ear, year after year.

Damon is a proud member of the Romance Writers of America and the Rainbow Romance Writers. He would love to hear from you… you can get in touch with him here.

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Hailey Turner

Hailey TurnerHailey Turner is big city girl who spoils her cats rotten and has a demanding day job that she loves, but not as much as she loves writing. She’s been writing since she was a young child and enjoys reading almost as much as creating a new story. Hailey loves stories with lots of action, gritty relationships, and an eventual HEA that satisfies the heart.

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Aimee Nicole Walker

Aimee Nicole Walker I’m a wife and mother of three teenage kids. I’ve been married to the same wonderful man for twenty years. I’ve decided that if I can survive raising three kids then I can survive anything!! I haven’t uttered the Mama’s curse yet, but it could happen any day now. You know the one…”I hope you have a child just like you someday.”

I’m an avid reader and lover of all things romance. I’ve spent my entire adult life waiting to follow my dreams of becoming a writer. One day this past summer, I decided to just do it. No more wishing and hoping. I haven’t quit my day job, but that is my ultimate goal…make a living telling stories of love.

I write contemporary gay fiction. I hope you will love reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.

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