Announcing the 2013 holiday anthology lineup


Months ago, I announced an open call for our 2013 holiday anthologies. Each year, the holiday collections are a special project for me–very much a labor of love and something I adore doing–and my goal is always to bring together both returning Carina Press authors and new Carina Press authors who have written holiday novellas that evoke the spirit of the winter holidays, provide a bit of respite from the stress of the holidays, delivery a quality romance and generally give that happy book sigh. After reading hundreds of fantastic submissions, and making a lot of tough decisions, I’ve chosen 12 novellas that I think have all of those qualities and that readers will enjoy not just during the holiday season, but year round.

I’m pleased to announce that these 12 novellas (titles subject to change) will be published both together, in 4 collections, and separately in November and December 2013.

Erotic romance holiday collection:

Menage on 34th Street by Elise Logan and Emily Ryan-Davis (Welcome to Carina Press, Elise and Emily!)

Matzoh and Mistletoe by Jodie Griffin

Naughty Nicks by Christine d’Abo

Oro by Jeffe Kennedy

Military romance holiday duology:

Craving for Cookies by Stacy Gail

Love at Last Sight by Rebecca Crowley

And in 2 contemporary romance holiday collections we’ll have:

Tinsel My Heart by Christi Barth

A Christmas for Carrie by Alison Packard

Nothing Without You by Brighton Walsh

Mine Under the Mistletoe by Kat Latham

Kissing Her Scrooge by Kinley Baker (Welcome to Carina Press, Kinley!)

And a special congratulations and welcome to Shari Mikels whose novella, Christmas Pitch, will be her debut book!



4 thoughts on “Announcing the 2013 holiday anthology lineup”

  1. Marcy says:

    Sounds like an awesome lineup. Congratulations to all the authors.

  2. Congrats to everyone, especially Shari Mikels with her debut book!!! And a big smoosh for Stacy Gail – I *knew* the cookies would make it! *glomps Stacy*

    P.S. Loving some of those titles!

  3. Bill Bolton says:

    Glad to see Elise and Emily added, they are great reads.

  4. Hi there!

    This is awkward, as on the one hand I don’t want to pester, but on the other I’d like to get some clarification on something.

    I sent in a submission for the contemporary holiday collection, and while it didn’t make the cut, I was enormously encouraged, as I was informed that it was being sent to another editor to look over for potential publication at a later date.

    My question is this: in the email, I was given the option to either pull the submission, or wait a few more weeks for a final answer – I of course took the second option! – but I am unclear as to what sort of waiting period a few more weeks actually means. If, as I suspect, I need to allow the usual sixteen weeks to pass, do I start the countdown from my initial submission date (March 14th), or do I count from the date of the response email (April 16th)?

    I’m more than happy to wait out whichever option, but having a more definitive idea (give or take) for the end date would be so much better for my nerves!

    I sent this query to the submissions inbox on May 14th, but as I sent it as a reply to an exisiting email ‘conversation’, it may have got lost.

    Again, sorry if this is an annoying question! I really hate coming across as a ‘pesterer’, but the waiting is slightly less traumatic when there is end date in sight. :D


    Tara (Amber T. Smith)

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