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Release Day: May I Have This Dance Excerpt

Hi All!

Welcome to the release day for First Frost, A Lyrical Press Anthology! This is a gift from several of Lyrical’s very talented authors and editors as well as Lyrical Press itself to our lovely readers out there. You can click here to read blurbs on all the stories and get download links.

Today I have included an excerpt from my very own May I Have This Dance for you all to read. This novella is available within the First Frost Anthology so if you like what you read, download it free! You’ll get several other great novellas too!

Enjoy and thank you readers out there. You make writing so much fun!


“If you think I’ll sit by and watch you throw away everything, you’ve got another thing coming.” His father’s dark gaze lingered on Gemma. “You’re better than that.”

Sebastian pressed his lips together. The pointed remark pushed him past his breaking point. He returned his father’s stare. “I won’t say I agree with the stance Grandfather took, but history shows he didn’t have much luck convincing you of that once upon a time.”

“I behaved young and foolishly, much like you.” His father basically had wished away his only son’s existence. Who was he kidding? Father would never understand him. Any passion for what life could bring had died with Mom.

“Then you should know I need to figure out life on my own.”

“Don’t be stupid. Why repeat my mistakes?”

“Stupid? First I’m irresponsible and now I’m stupid? What you don’t understand is I don’t see them as mistakes. I take no issue with them and they define me as much as my achievements do.”

“I’m telling you, it’s not worth the trouble.”

“I don’t know about that.” He turned and slipped a hand around the back of Gemma’s neck, leaned in and kissed her. He’d meant it to be rough and angry and short, but she responded, taking him off guard. He lost himself in the kiss, deepening it then reluctantly pulling away. The sleepy, stunned look in Gemma’s eyes mirrored how he felt. He forced himself to face his father. “I’d say she’s damn well worth it.”

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Cover Reveal: First Frost Anthology

Check out Lyrical Press’ Cover for their First Frost Anthology, set to release November 11th! This truly is a gift from nine of us authors and Lyrical to all you wonderful readers out there. Thank you for reading our stories and supporting the art of writing, we hope you’ll enjoy this gift.

Note: Each short story is labeled with it’s genre, the anthology does include erotic romance.


First Frost

Melt away the winter chill with a little help from Lyrical’s authors.

A Lyrical Press anthology

Keep the Fire Burning Fantasy romance by Daisy Banks A flame of passion turns into an ever-burning fire of love. Devastation unites a Prince and a village maiden and together they discover the sweet fire of the flame of love.

Three-Way Tie, a Neighborly Affection short BDSM erotic romance by MQ Barber Strong knots hold love fast. Henry gives his submissive lovers a day filled with the best kind of tension.

In His Embrace Contemporary romance by Wendy Ely When life’s glow threatens to die in a person, love’s light guides the way. Tori expected Friday to be completely ordinary: a quick goodbye to her best friend who was going away on a business trip for the weekend, a routine checkup at her doctor’s office, and the rest of the day filled with work. But she was wrong. Ben’s hand rested on her hips a little longer than usual during their goodbye, igniting sparks she’d tried to ignore for years, and then her tests came back abnormal. Scared and alone, she wishes for one person’s hand to hold–Ben’s. He is trying to make it back before her next doctor visit, but can he?

May I Have This Dance Paranormal romance by Toni Kelly The right partner makes all the difference…in love and dancing. Tired of hiding who and what he is, half-demon Sebastian Reyes is determined to find happiness. Easier said than done, though—his true identity could drive away the only woman he loves.

A Keeper Contemporary sweet romance by Charlotte McClain Some things are worth keeping. Some guys are keepers. Dina Paxson has a few days before going back to work on the cruise ship to straighten out a billing snafu at the storage facility. Paul Hanover is baby-sitting the facility for his mother when Dina comes in. She’s a little odd, but in a way that makes him want to know more about her. Too bad his need to know conflicts with her desire to be a little more anonymous.

Like Autumn Leaves and Campfires GLBT erotic romance by Elle Parker Mysterious neighbors, scheming wives and bar fights. This was not Dino’s idea of a relaxing vacation. All Dino Martini wants is to enjoy his vacation with best friend turned boyfriend, Seth Donnelly. But when he stumbles across a mystery, it feels like business as usual. If Dino wants to spend his time focused on Seth instead of fighting in bars, he might have to get back to work.

Ripe for Trouble Contemporary romance by Autumn Piper Are they ready for love this time around, or just ripe for trouble? When Ivy Leeds takes a job in her hometown, few things have changed…but Ridley, the bad boy of her graduating class, has cleaned up his act. Or so everyone else thinks. After hearing him and his friend practicing pickup lines, she has her doubts. Ridley Tucker can hardly believe his eyes. Ivy, the president of the Brainiac Club, has returned to town. Some things never change—she’ll barely give him the time of day, and she still looks as fine as she did that night at Prom, when they almost… Well, when he blew their chances forever. Or…did he?

Slip the Skin Paranormal romance by Tera Shanley His curse is her cure. Just when Linden Ashby finally accepts her impending doom, a handsome stranger gives her another chance at life. But will it be at the expense of her soul?

Highlander’s Captive Historical romance by Joanne Wadsworth His mission is to capture. Hers is to turn the tide. Julia MacLeod is held captive by a Highland warrior, a man whose deep-seated honor may just turn him into becoming the captured instead.

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