Evernight Teen Publishing

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

New Release! Summer Crush Anthology

I'm so excited! My short story, SUTTON SUMMER, is part of Evernight Teen's anthology, Summer Crush, and will be out this Friday! 

After losing her mom to a lengthy battle with breast cancer, seventeen-year-old McKenzie Westfall finds herself carted off to Sutton Lake every summer to stay with her Aunt Jenny while her contractor father works out of state.

The problem? The lake was willed to McKenzie’s aunt and her mother after her grandfather passed away and everything about the lake reminds her of what she doesn't have anymore: her mother, her own life and the geeky kid, Dylan Blake, whose heart McKenzie broke last year.

Sutton Summer puts McKenzie on the journey of self-discovery where she must find forgiveness from within before she can find love with a boy who’s not the geeky kid anymore. Returning to the lake for a fourth season, McKenzie’s surprised to find a new guy working the boat docks and rentals. He’s tall, tan and gorgeous. But McKenzie’s in for the surprise of her life when she discovers the new guy is none other than Dylan Blake all grown up. With the acne, braces, and telescope-sized glasses gone, does the heart that used to beat for McKenzie remain?

Full of tenderness, heartache and a dawning realization that beauty goes beyond the surface, Sutton Summer, packs an emotional punch where McKenzie and Dylan will never be the same. As McKenzie still grieves the loss of her mother and realizes love was in front of her the entire time, will the boy at the lake find it in his heart to forgive her?

And here's a gander at the rest of the awesome stories included in Summer Crush: 

Exquisite Torture by S.D. Wasley:

16 year old Ryan thinks he's in for the summer from hell, stuck at his Gran's farm in a remote town ... until he meets the adorable Connie. But why is she so cagey about her past?

Forbidden by Melissa Frost:

The new guy in town has a bad reputation and a bad boy demeanor to go with it. Even so, Olivia can’t help feeling drawn to Gavin. Can she convince her mother he’s not the delinquent everyone believes, or will his past tear them apart?

Taking the Plunge by Diana Stager:

Overwhelmed and alone, Jessica is a teenage mother struggling to give her son the best possible life. Erik, a lifeguard at the local pool, never expected the girl of his dreams to have baby in tow. They have issues, but will it keep them from pursing the relationship, or are they willing to take the plunge?

Boarderline Love by Deanna Dee:

Nearly drowning wasn’t part of Dalya’s vacation plans. Neither was being rescued by a guy with a perfect six pack and a haunted look in his eyes. Mason reminds Dalya too much of her over-protective older brother, but when he offers to teach her to surf, she can’t say no. Can Dalya get past her frustration with her brother to realize how much Mason means to her?

An Ocean of Their Own by Bridie Hall:

Lola spends her days trawling the sand dunes in search of the perfect subject for her art. She finds it in a solitary, beautiful girl. Sarah doesn’t just fill the pages in her sketchbook, she enchants Lola’s heart too. But how can Lola tell her family about Sarah?

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Advance Praise!

'This book is a collection of six short summer love stories by six different authors. I really enjoyed all the
stories in this book; they were cute short reads and perfect for summer reading. I gave the book a 4.5 overall. I really liked all the stories and recommend this book to all my contemporary lovers or if you're just looking for a light summer read.'~Sandra The Bookworm 

'Each story was a little different but all focused on a summer romance and maybe taught you a little lesson along the way. I truly enjoyed each one of them.'~Janis F Book Reviews