I am thrilled to announce I have been part of a wonderful project aimed at raising money for the charity Planned Parenthood. Five historical romance authors (myself, Eve Pendle, E. Elizabeth Watson, Evelyn Isaacks and Diana Lloyd) were given the following brief- write a novella (around 30,000 words in length) set in the Regency era featuring romantic Christmas reunions and the parlour game of “snapdragon”.
And this is what we came up with.
Christmas is a time for rekindling love in five new historical romance novellas. These couples will be sheltering from blizzards and hiding in wardrobes, reuniting with old flames, stealing mistletoe kisses, and falling in love. Passions are reignited by Snapdragon, a fiery Regency party game, but who will receive the best Christmas present of all—a happy ending? Immerse yourself in the romance, snow-covered landscapes, and blazing hearths of a heart-warming, sensual, Regency Christmas.
All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Planned Parenthood. The authors have worked hard to raise funds for this praiseworthy charity.
A bit about Planned Parenthood
When you get to my age- yes, I’ll admit it, I’m over 50- that’s when many things start to go wrong in your body. Not only do you have the discomforts and embarrassments of menopause but, as a woman, you also have to worry about cervical and breast cancers, urinary tract infections and various other nasties. For men of my age, testicular and prostate cancer are big fears, so access to affordable health care is essential.
As is looking after all aspects of your reproductive health, which is where the charity Planned Parenthood comes in. It’s not all about birth control, pregnancy care and sexually transmitted diseases. It can help both men and women with just about any issue they might have with their reproductive systems. The clinics don’t just offer advice, but educate and raise awareness of such issues before they even get to the stage of needing medical treatment. Check out their website and you’ll see what I mean- https://www.plannedparenthood.org/
You can help Planned Parenthood by buying this anthology. You can help still more by donating, or you can let them help you, with problems you just don’t want to discuss with anyone else, because they’re simply too personal.
The world needs charities like this one, which are not afraid to tackle awkward problems head-on. In my opinion, they need all the support they can get.
Love Rekindled at Christmas
The book will be available for pre-order soon, and I’ll be able to provide more details shortly on each of the five individual novellas. Watch this space! But here’s a hint of mine…
A MIDWINTER WAGER by Elizabeth Keysian- coming soon as part of LOVE REKINDLED AT CHRISTMAS.