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ROSA's Anthologies

Following on from the successful release of ROSA's first ever Wedding Season Anthology we have decided to publish three anthologies during 2020. These will each have their own theme:- LGBTQ, Steamy and Sweet romance stories. 

Applications are open to both unpublished and published romance authors who are ROSA members. All applications will be closing by 31st October 2019.

To submit your application to these anthologies please click on the following links:

LGBTQ Anthology: https://forms.gle/UWG48GAN6rvZtaf1A

Steamy Anthology: https://forms.gle/Nfp1BVgQVx2EineA6

Sweet Anthology: https://forms.gle/m9j3TDjj4R6MzKXa6

You may submit only one entry per anthology, but you may submit applications to each anthology. 

All further details regarding requirements are on the application forms. Queries can be sent to anthologies@romancewriters.co.za

ROSA Wedding Season Anthology (July 2019)

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On 18 July 2019 (Mandela Day in South Africa), ROSA released its first anthology of romantic short stories, all themed around weddings, written by ten of our published members.

The proceeds of this anthology will go to ROSA's scholarship fund and the Athol Williams Read to Rise literacy charity.

The anthology will release exclusively through Amazon on Thursday, 18 July 2019 (Nelson Mandela Day) and will be available in print from September 2019 through Lapa Uitgewers.

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The Fire Inside - Romy Sommer

Firefighter Sam Redfern is quite happy being ‘just one of the boys’. Until TV talent scout and celebrity, Ryan Morgan, shows up for a wedding in her sleepy Lake District village, making her feel very much like a woman—a woman with needs.

A Love Lost - Alissa Baxter

Cruel circumstances separated young sweethearts, Jane and Miles. Now, a decade later, they unexpectedly meet again, and the devastating memories come rushing back. Will they rediscover their lost love, or will the bridge back to one another be impossible to traverse?

Picture Perfect - Sophia Karlson

Professional photographer, Hayley, has a lot on her plate at a celebrity wedding, so having one of the groomsmen mess with her focus is really the last thing she needs…or is it?

Priest - Suzanne Jefferies

Billy Jorge has to face his demons before they destroy him. He’s set to marry Max, the woman of his dreams, but his past still haunts him. How can he renounce one promise to make another? 

Promises of Forever - Natasha Anders

June and Lincoln Taylor’s marriage is buckling—June wants a divorce and Linc wants another chance. Will the magic of her sister’s wedding pave the way for a fresh start? Or is it the beginning of the end for them?

Under the Highland Sky - Tanya Wilde

Spirited, beautiful and entirely convinced she is being dangled on a string, Dianna O’Donnell arrives at Murray Castle for one purpose and one alone—to break off her engagement with Alasdair Murray, rude, imperious, and the fourth Duke of Castleworth. But things are seldom what they seem and rarely ever do they go according to plan. Will her resolve stay steadfast? Or will this Scottish lass fall for the rugged Highlander all over again?

Houdini's Hack - Sharonlee Holder

Melissa St. John has her life together and a job she loves managing the new branch of her family bakery. Until a pockmarked Pitbull with one ear and half a tail destroys her frosted bachelorette cupcake delivery—and brings Wade ‘Hack’ Laubscher back into her life, offering them both a second chance.

Melisende and the Star Warrior - Marie Dry

In medieval France, Melisende, a noble woman, is kidnapped from her wedding by a strange being who claims to be a warrior from the stars. But after this sexy warrior shows her wondrous things like computers and synthesisers, Melisende’s not so sure she wants to escape her alien captor.

Cut The Cake - Ashleigh Giannoccaro

A short story from the world of Ashleigh Giannoccaro's Cut & Blow mafia romance series.

Occupied! - Jo Watson

There are a few things you need to know about Amantha: 1. She hates weddings. 2. She never wears dresses and 3-5. She hates Jack Emory. Unfortunately for her, she now finds herself locked in a bathroom with him at her sister’s wedding, all thanks to that stupid dress she was forced to wear.