I’d love to thank Theresa for having me here today to talk a little about the Borealis II Anthology and my story, “Shadows and Light.”
Just a little about me: After being raised in New Hampshire and growing a wicked New England accent, this Patriot fan joined the US Army. I spent 7 years stationed in Germany and will never find a real gyros here like I did at the Greek restaurants in Germany. In 1991, I married a fair haired California boy and we settled in Castaic, just north of LA in 2000. My wicked New England accent is but a whisper now.
The Borealis Anthologies
Borealis I was released in October 2010 and this month, Borealis II came out. The anthologies contain short science fiction romantic stories which are centered around a futuristic space station. It was born out of a conversation author J. Morgan had with Editor-in-chief Gail Delaney at Desert Breeze. Each anthology contains 3 shorts stories. Each story has the Borealis space station as a backdrop for the setting.
The challenge then is to coordinate with other authors so you mention their characters, they mention yours, and you stay consistent.
I sat down, looked at my story, the story outlines of the other stories and looked at my options. That said, I want to give a big shout out and thank you to fellow Borealis II Authors, Esther Mitchell who worked with me to coordinate our stories and characters. I also worked with fellow author Shae McMaster on character crossovers as well. Gail Delaney helped me immensely with character background between Persephone/Sarina and Theron/Elijah. While it takes a lot of work, the coordination pays off when you see a character you’ve grown to love pop up in another story.
Shadows and Light
Here’s a link to the Shadows & Light Story Teaser on You Tube:
This excerpt contains a scene with Elijah and Libby, Esther Mitchell’s character from her story, “Liberty’s Flight.”
The bar was filled with nameless faces. He glanced at his chronometer. Ten minutes into the night shift rotation. Where was she?
“What would you like?”
Elijah turned in the direction of the voice. The bartender flashed him a casual, practiced smile. He recognized her as the woman Persephone had gone to Garrity’s Hideaway for. “You’re new to Korn?”
“Elijah. I’ll have something tame.”
She raised an eyebrow. “Tame?”
He rubbed his chin, trying to remember the drink Persephone gave him in the booth the other night.
“Beer? Ale?” Libby asked.
“Don’t drink much, do you?” she asked.
“It’s obvious, huh?”
She flashed him a small smile. “It’s admirable.”
Elijah kept his expression even as she poured the drink. So this was Libby. The best.
“How do you like it here?” he asked.
“No complaints,” she replied.
Elijah sipped his drink. She opened her mouth to say something, then quickly closed it.
“What were you going to say?” he asked.
“Tell me. I don’t bite.”
“You wear a TPP uniform. I don’t like them.”
“Yeah, I do. Don’t judge me by the uniform. Judge me by my deeds.”
“Or your eyes, perhaps?” she offered.
“I’ve seen eyes like yours before. Determined, yet compassionate.” She paused, a puzzled look on her face. “Eyes you can trust, even if you don’t want to.”
He raised a curious eyebrow. Another customer called to her and Libby went to serve him.
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The Borealis II Anthology is available for Kindle, Nook, Sony Ebook Reader, All Romance Books and at Desert Breeze Publishing.
Here’s a link to the Borealis II Anthology on the Desert Breeze Site: http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/-strse-121/Borealis-Space-Anthology-Stephanie/Detail.bok
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