This past spring I was given the opportunity to participate in an anthology, “Hope Harbor”, with proceeds going to Operation Underground Railroad. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity. While subgenre and time period were my choice, all stories had to include a magic ring, a pirate, and a lighthouse . . . and no sex scenes. From historical fiction, to paranormal, to contemporary, six authors came together with six stories to benefit a worthy organization that works to rescue stolen and exploited children. https://ourrescue.org/
Thus was born my story, “A Light In The Darkness”: An artist and lover of lighthouses, Annalise Hopewell O’Shay gave up on love when her fiancé was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg. When her beloved grandmother passed away seven years later, she inherited a legendary pirate’s ring and a train ticket to Hope Harbor, the town where the ring’s story is said to have begun. The ring is believed to bring untold wealth to anyone who possesses it. It brought the pirate Gideon O’Shay wealth in the form of a great love, Temperance Hopewell. Will it do the same for their many times great-granddaughter?
Connor Hunter moved to Hope Harbor with his ten-year-old son Andrew after his wife died, looking for a fresh start as the Hopewell Lighthouse keeper. When he meets Annalise, they both feel an instant attraction. Could it be the power of the ring?
I’m proud to be a part of this collaboration and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good read. It’s available in both paperback and ebook at Amazon.