THE DARCY MONOLOGUES, edited by Christina Boyd, featuring the short story THE BEAST OF PEMBERLEY by Melanie Stanford.










SWAY, a modern-day retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, out now from Samhain Publishing!

Ava Elliot never thought she’d become a couch surfer. But with a freshly minted—and worthless—degree from Julliard, and her dad squandering the family fortune, what choice does she have?

Living with her old high school friends, though, has its own drawbacks. Especially when her ex-fiancé Eric Wentworth drops back into her life. Eight years ago, she was too young, too scared of being poor, and too scared of her dad’s disapproval. Dumping him was a big mistake.

In the most ironic of role reversals, Eric is rolling in musical success, and Ava’s starting at the bottom to build her career. Worse, every song Eric sings is an arrow aimed straight for her regrets.

One encounter, one song too many, and Ava can’t go on like this. It’s time to tell Eric the truth, and make a choice. Finally let go of the past, or risk her heart for a second chance with her first love. If he can forgive her…and she can forgive herself.

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SWAY is shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize!

SWAY is shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize!

SWAY is a 2015 Whitney Award nominee!

SWAY is a 2015 Whitney Award nominee!


“Then comes Winter, with bluster and snow, that brings to our cheeks the ruddy glow…” (Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "The Four Seasons")

If you long for a toasty snuggle on a cold winter’s night, this collection of original short stories inspired by the magic of the holiday season—and more than a nod to Jane Austen—was fancied as a sublime wintertime treat. On the heels of the summer anthology, "Sun-kissed: Effusions of Summer," and in concert with some of Meryton Press’s most popular authors, this romantic anthology introduces several promising writers. With a robust mix of contemporary and Regency musings, "Next Comes Winter," rekindles the romantic fires with equal wit, wonder, and admiration.

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