Title: Love Sabre
Authors: Kristine Charles, Melanie Coles, Megan Jane Colville, Rachael Howlett, Tanya Kean, Nardia Sheriff, L Simpson
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Seven Aussie authors decided the most purple prose phrase they could think of was, “Sheathe your love sabre.” So, naturally, they agreed to each write a story that included the phrase. From those auspicious beginnings, the Love Sabre anthology was born. From spicy hot to sweet, each Love Sabrist has penned a wonderful, yet very different story guaranteed to make you smile, laugh, gasp, or cry. All of them will make you go, “awww.”
Kristine Charles loves telling sexy tales, exploring relationships between complex women and the strong men who love them, then working out just how much pain to inflict before giving her characters their HEA (or, at least, their HFN). She writes and reads to escape into other worlds where coffee (and red wine) is abundant, designer shoes and handbags are cheap, chocolate has no calories, and men always put the toilet seat down. Find her at wordsbykristinecharles.com or tweet her @wordsbykc.
Melanie has always loved stories. While most kids at school spent their lunchtimes climbing tyre walls or playing kiss-chasey, she could always be found in the library with either her nose in a book, a pen in her hand or her head in the clouds. She wrote countless stories throughout her school life, only to lose her mojo sometime after high school. Thankfully she rediscovered it in the dead of night some twenty years later. Now she juggles writing with family life and her job as an Executive Assistant. A hopeless romantic, she is addicted to chocolate and happy-ever-afters, cowboy stories, and *may* have an obsession with Jane Austen novels.
Melanie lives in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne, Australia with her musician husband, two sports-crazed sons, two guinea pigs and a ginger cat named Jack.
Megan Jane Colville loves stories. And words. And how such simple words can create such wondrous stories. Books have always held the dearest place in Megan’s heart, and her earliest memories are those from myth, legend and fairytale. However, above all, Megan loves love and has the privilege of witnessing the miracle of love firsthand as a midwife.
After many years working in hospitals Megan allowed her passion for the written word and her dream of combining her two loves to guide her to complete a Master of Arts degree in writing, editing and publishing with an emphasis on romance fiction. Since completing her degree, she has been dividing her days (and nights) between delivering babies and crafting stories.
Rachael Howlett writes contemporary women’s fiction with a healthy dose of humour, love and adventure. Passionate about books, travel and pop culture, Rachael has had roles as an editor, arts reviewer and Scottish castle underling. Currently she works in The Thick Of It of Utopia while she writes her first romantic comedy novel. She lives in Melbourne because she loves coffee, comedy and winter. You can tweet Rachael @that_rachael or visit her on Facebook @RachaelHowlettAuthor
Tanya Kean writes historical romance filled with smart, passionate, unconventional heroines who are the feminists of their time. Writing about ordinary woman doing extraordinary things, she shines the spotlight on the forgotten women of history. She has self-published several short stories and novellas, and is featured in various anthologies. Tanya is currently completing her Regency trilogy, and has commenced work on her multi-layered romance set in Australia during the swinging sixties, a time of sexual revolution that changed women forever.
She lives in Brisbane with her husband, two wild teenage daughters and an ever-changing assortment of animals. A restless spirit, she is constantly planning her next travel destination and if she wasn’t a writer, she would spend her days travelling the world as a tour guide.
Although her stories are aimed at empowering women, she is a romantic at heart so there is always a happily ever after for her characters. You can find Tanya on social media
t: @aligina9 i: @aligina fb: @tanyakeanauthor
Nardia Sheriff always wanted to be a writer. Well, that and a lawyer in the Navy; thank you, Tom Cruise. Alas, a fear of gigantic boats and rough seas saw her choose marketing over law, but her childhood dream of being an author never faded. Currently writing her first novel, Nardia recently took time out from the rat race to travel around the country in a caravan with her two favourite little people and her truck-driving hubby. Inspired by incredible landscapes, and with a desire to share some of the little known history of our country, Nardia now has dozens of ideas for stories that will no doubt see her writing for decades to come.
Nardia writes rural romantic suspense and contemporary fiction and enjoys creating stories with reversed gender roles or that leave the reader trying to figure out the twist or unexpected element. She dipped her toes in the pool of erotic short story writing in 2017, and as a result features in the inaugural Romance Writers of Australia Spicy Bites anthology.
Nardia blogs about her travels and hangs out in all cool places online under @nardiasheriff and @alifelikeours and with her tribe @lovesabrewrites