What a great week this past one was! I am currently sitting in a comfy bed that is not my own. Why does that matter to you? Well, today was supposed to be Mary Cunningham’s day to tell you about her short story “Ghost Light,” but I had Mary out in the blazing Georgia sun for the last two days, selling her Cynthia’s Attic Books at the Decatur Book Festival. She is currently somewhere in the house fast asleep. Selling a hundred plus books in two days is exhausting.
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Karen Syed aka Alexis Hart. I am the founder and president of Echelon Press. I’m also an author. For as far back as I can remember I’ve been a story teller. Nothing pleases me more than to entertain others. I think that’s why I knew I was destined to become a writer. I love to write almost as much as I love to talk.
For me, the short story is king. There is nothing more thrilling to me than to be able to sit down and read a full story, with a beginning, a middle, and an end, and it not take hours or days. Don’t get me wrong, I love books, live for them, but I adore short stories. I think that’s one of the reasons we’ve worked so hard to offer a great place for writers to get their short stories published.
I won’t take up a lot of your time going on about all kinds of stuff you don’t really care about, but I want you to know that we are committed to bringing you the very best quality shorts and novellas we can find at the best prices. Hey, we love you guys and gals. We want to make you happy.
Now that I have said that, why don’t you make me happy and go buy one of my short stories. I have a few out there, but I’ll give you the link to my favorite.
I think that Devlin’s Wicked Wish is one of my very best stories. It first appeared in print in the “Romancing the Holidays” Anthology (Elan Press) but I’m pleased to offer it to you from Echelon Shorts for $1.00. Yup. I said, it, ONE LITTLE DOLLAR!! How could you not want to read it?
Here’s a little snippet to wet your whistle. Once you’ve read what it’s about you can hop on over and pick up a download to read. And when you’re done, I’d love to know what you think.
The moon is bright and love is in the air, but Devlin Wilde has no time for it. Nor does he give much thought to what might be missing from his empty life, until a New Orleans’ voodoo priestess offers him the deal of a lifetime–love–a hundred years in the future. “Bring my true love to me.” Level-headed Alayna Pedrieux never expected the wish she’d jokingly made during a Halloween ball to come true. But it had. Standing in her foyer was a man as handsome as the devil, and insisting he’s been brought forward in time. Together, Devlin and Alayna realize true love can exist, but to keep it one of them would have to give up everything.
Buy Devlin’s Wicked Wish here!
Hopefully our couple of short stories will get you geared up for the holiday season that is right around the corner…halloween, that is!