Time to celebrate

Romance in the Rain, our Seattle anthology, was the runner up in the eFestival of Words book awards for Best Anthology. Congratulations to all six authors!!

And to make things even sweeter, our very own Kristine Cayne’s Under His Command placed 1st in the Best Erotica category and her villain from Deadly Obsession won the Best Villain category. Break out the champagne, Kristine!


Award nomination!

3 May 2013– Romance in the Rain has been nominated for an award. This collaboration of the Rainy Day Writers is up for Best Anthology in the eFestival of Words Virtual Book Fair.

Congrats, ladies!!


Splendor in the Moss by Charlotte Russell—By the spring of 1853 Englishman James Caldwell has traveled thousands of miles in a quest to find a place to call home. Newly settled Seattle isn’t that place and he’s ready to move on again when widowed Mattie Jensen marches into his life as somber as a cloudy day. But James can see through the solemn haze to Mattie’s strength and passion. Now he has a reason to stay, if he can just convince Mattie to take a second chance on love—with him.

Final Approach by Marianne Stillings—With the world at war, Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Service pilot Lt. Charlene (Charlie) Thompson faces personal battles as well. Pearl Harbor left her a widowed bride, certain love would never come again – but battle-scarred Capt. Joe Caldwell has other ideas for the beautiful lady flyer, if he can just keep her safe from the secret saboteur who’s already taken the life of Charlie’s best friend.

Love Phantom by Dawn Kravagna—University of Washington, 1983: A great place to get an education and meet single men. Drama major Kara Caldwell prefers to hide behind the characters in her plays, yet feels pressure to live up to the example set by her brave and witty grandmother, a veteran of WWII. Can she learn to overcome her reticence and prejudices to discover which guy truly cares for her–and who is just putting on an act?

Shelter from the Storm by Clare Tisdale—Seven years and one broken heart later, JD Caldwell returns to Seattle to pick up the pieces of his old life, never imagining he will fall like a ton of bricks for Maya — the mysterious woman who lets him into her house and bed but keeps the door to her heart tightly closed. When their summer fling takes an unexpectedly serious turn and Maya gives him his walking papers, JD has to decide whether their love – and his legacy – is worth fighting for.

What’s Wrong with Mr. Perfect? by Sherri Shaw—No sooner did Chef Ivy Turin wish to meet the perfect man than Sam Rockney walked into her restaurant. But is the sexy Seattle quarterback for real or is there something wrong with Mr. Perfect?

Aftershocks by Kristine Cayne—When Seattle is struck by a devastating earthquake, technical rescue firefighter Jamie Caldwell must save his estranged wife and daughter from the wreckage of a collapsed building. He’s defied the odds hundreds of times, but will his luck finally run out for good?

Launch Day!

Today, October 15, is the official release of Romance in the Rain–an anthology of six novellas.  This unique collection of stories–all with Seattle connections–is a collaboration of the Rainy Day Writers. Feel free to explore our website and find out more, especially on the Excerpts page where you can sample each story.

As a thank you to our readers, we’ve put the book on sale for $2.99 at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and ARe. Don’t have time on Monday? That’s okay. The promotional price will continue until December 31, 2012.

Links to retailers:


Barne & Noble



All Romance

Amazon UK

We’re going on a blog tour!

Romantic Maidens Book Tours has scheduled us a fantastic blog tour from Oct. 22-Nov. 21. There’ll be reviews, interviews, chats with our characters, top secret information revealed…  But most importantly, there will be prizes. Free books–of course–and a grand prize basket for one lucky winner.

Check back here for more information, including links to the blog tour dates.