Between the Rains – Lilliana Rose
1700 words Fantasy
A pact with Hades to take away your memories may be the best way to live, but the deal comes with a hidden price.
She watches the droplets of rain dribble down the window. The evening shadows conceal me as I watch her, sitting, holding The Record Book. I know what’s about to happen and I swallow the rising bile. Maybe she survived? After the rain is the time for waiting, a time for those left to remember and to nurture those caught in the rain. I wonder how the others are coping. How many were caught this time?
By My Side – Romance Collection
Two 5* reviews on Amazon
By My Side brings you 20 of the best romantic stories from writers around the world.
Be transported to the past in the war-torn Three Months of Summer and back to the present in the gentle modern everyday situation of The Pool Doctor. Feel your heart racing through the ethical dilemmas in Would you Shoot Me? and the danger and drama of Run From the Sun.
These stories will transport you to a world of love and romance and leave you breathless. In far-away locations or in everyday situations there really is someone for everyone.
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Came as ‘Me’, Left as ‘We’ – 21 stories to escape with
‘This Land is My Land’ and ‘Came as ‘me’, Left as ‘we’’ are ‘his and hers’ holiday reads from Alfie Dog Fiction. The collections bring together some of the best short stories from 37 authors across the globe.
‘Came as ‘me’, Left as ‘we’’ contains a mixture of women’s fiction, feel good stories and romance, while ‘This Land is My Land’ is more action and adventure driven and both contain stories to leave the reader thinking. Alfie Dog Fiction’s managing director, Rosemary Kind, says “We know from our readers that they like to stock up on reading matter for their holidays and these collections offer the perfect way to do just that.”
Both collections have a truly international feel, not only through the spread of the writers but the fascinating backdrops to the stories. Within the pages the reader will travel from diamond mining in Australia to a lone tree in an African desert, from the quintessential English seaside Pier to the jungles of Malaysia and coast to coast across America.
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Stories Included: Came as ‘Me’ and Left as ‘We’ – Caroline Scott Collins, Swept Away – Patsy Collins, Signwriting – Angela K Blackburn, Moving On – Jan Baynham, The Button Box – Tina K Burton, The End-of-the-pier Show – Derek Haycock, Marie’s Necklace – Annette Siketa, Nice – Judith Bruton, Coffee with Luna – Jeff Williams, Taking Time – Lilliana Rose, Losing the Past – Tricia Maw, Sam Something – Kate Blackadder, Celebrity Kennels – Gill McKinlay, Something to Move You – Alice Parrant, Pier into the Future – Susan Jones, The Decision – Patricia Fawcett, A Past Life – Susan Wright, Diamond Trail – Suzie Hindmarsh-Knights, Those Pesky Kids – Maggie Jones, The Embers of the Day – Rosemary J Kind, Amanda – Chris Cooke
Following Dreams – Lilliana Rose
2500 words Romance
Ashley has spent the last three years planning and studying to set up her own organic café, Zaphire. Her fear of failing in a tough industry threatens to stop her from following her dream. When she finally rents a shop, Ashley ends up with support from a stranger and more than a café.
This story is included in the collection By My Side
Ashley sat clicking her painted nails on the steering wheel. ‘This is not a good sign.’ She stared at the shop front, the one she’d fallen in love with when searching online. The green door glared back at her as she remembered one of Nan’s sayings, Never walk through a green door. Ashley wasn’t superstitious and hadn’t believed any of the sayings Nan had said. Until now. She leant forward. The seat belt locked stopping her from getting a better look at the door. Her stomach thickened in a bad way, like over whipped cream turning to butter when you don’t want that to happen. ‘I should go.’ But Ashley didn’t start the car.
Taking Time – Lilliana Rose
1700 words Romance
Life is super busy for modern business woman Jenny. She doesn’t have time to stop and smell the roses, but when she does Jenny is rewarded with an unexpected gift.
This story is available in the collection Came as ‘Me’ Left as ‘We’
‘You’ve got to slow down and take time to smell the roses.’ Mum’s voice echoed in my head, even though she had passed away over a year ago. I sat in my car drumming my fingers on the steering wheel to the thoughts. I had turned off the radio so I didn’t have to hear once more how hot the day had been. Traffic was bumper to bumper. To try and cool down I had wound down the windows and put the fan on high. But that didn’t help much. The air conditioning in my blue Suzuki was dead.
Universal Energy – Lilliana Rose
2650 words Fantasy / Romance
The Universe can be a fun place to leave messages of love, creating a game of pursuit between star-crossed lovers, where feelings can unexpectedly change.
She is having trouble finding me. I had left so many signs for her; decorated the Universe and still I am alone. She even missed the circles in Andromeda. Oh Olan’ta why do you resist? You know we are destined for each other. At Jupiter I spent hours commanding the clouds into tessellations, gas swirled in harmony forming the message. Layers of coloured fumes glowed peacefully and spoke of my desires for Olan’ta, told her where to find me; above Earth. And how we would join and give birth to a new energy.