A CURVY HOLIDAY charity anthology

A CURVY HOLIDAY

by Lulu M. Sylvian, Barb Shuler, Sarah L. Roth, R. S. James, Lindsey Taylor, Ree L. Diehl, Nia Farrell, Sandra Daniels, Courtney Lynn Rose, Alexis R Craig, and Nicole Garcia

Release Date December 3, 2019

Brought to you by: CMBS Charitable Collaborations

Cover Designed by: T.E. Black Designs

Photography: JW Photography | Model: Joshua Burdick

Photography: CW3 Designs & Photography/Claudia Bost | Model: Courtney Lynn Rose

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Not all scars are visible.

A Curvy Christmas is a compilation of eleven stories brought to you by eleven amazing authors. The characters in these stories aren’t your typical heroes and heroines. These characters are sexy, curvaceous women and men and the people that love them!

Come join us for wildly fun, sexy, and inspirational holiday stories!

Royalties from this anthology will be donated to The National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence. To find out more about the charity, visit their website > https://www.nccafv.org

 

~~ Meet the Authors ~~

 

Lulu M Sylvian

Bio-engineered to be the only redhead in a generation of blonds, Lulu feels that “aliens” may actually be the best answer for a lifetime of being asked, “Where did you get that red hair from?”

She did not come into writing from years of scribbling words on paper. Her background is rooted in visual arts and making pictures. Encouraged to make those pictures out of words Lulu began writing just to see what would happen. What happened was two full-length manuscripts in three months.

Lulu cannot ride a horse, a motorcycle, spin a hula hoop, or play roller derby. Yes, she has attempted all of those, even if it has been decades since she’s been on a horse or a motorcycle. She embraces the crazy that comes with that one little genetic mutation and attempts to live up to the reputation that proceeds her. Lulu would like to apologize for her contribution to the hole in the ozone layer from her use of hairspray in the 1980s.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lmsylvian/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/lmsylvian

Twitter: www.twitter.com/lulumsylvian

Barb Shuler

Barb is a Carolina Girl by right and a Texan by birth. By day she’s a desk jockey for a rural transportation company and a book lover – reading through as many books as she can. At night, though, she turns into her alter ego, a writer. Cape, optional, depending on her mood.

Her stories are a mix of real-life events, her own personal experiences, the crazy workings of her imagination, and the imaginations of her best friends. And with their imaginations together, it can get a bit nutty at times. Barb writes in multiple genres, encounters new adventures, creates new worlds and has a fantastic time breathing life into new stories. Creating something she hopes inspires anyone who reads them to fall in love with them as much as she has.

Barb lives by one little rule, tomorrow is never guaranteed so make sure you live each day to its fullest.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Author.Barb.Shuler/  

Instagram: https://instagram.com/hercountrygirl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hercountrygirl

SARAH L. ROTH

Just a Long Island girl living in a Southern world…..

20 years ago, a Jew moved from the comfort of her Long Island home for parts unknown of South Carolina. She had to learn and adapt to the ways of the South, real quick like. For years, she was on a quest for Northern goodies in a Southern town. The journey for the proper bagel and the perfect NYC pizza always eluded her. The ever-loving theater geek, she craved the bright lights of the big city and planned to return someday. All her plans changed when she attempted to settle down. The “Experiments” came exactly five years apart (one boy and one girl) and both are every bit as eclectic as she. Boy Experiment sings The Beastie Boys and Taylor Swift on demand, while Girl Experiment shouts “Where is Thumpkin” with gusto of a head-banging Metal God.

Once adapted, she made a life with her B.A. in Theatre Performance in hand, and continued to find balance between Faith and the delights of slower Southern living. Now fluent in “Bless your hearts” and understanding the importance of pearl-clutching, she visits the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, but loves coming home to her children. Her family humors her and the kids enjoy her antics. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorsarahlroth

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/sarahlr802

Twitter: http://twitter.com/sarahlr802

R. S. JAMES

An up and coming contemporary romance author and avid reader. A mother of two active kids who keep this sports mom hopping from one event to the next and practice in there also! A wife to a hunter and fisherman who enjoys spending time with our family and friends. I’m a big believer in family and I love being a sister, aunt, daughter, mother. I love to sit on the porch while talking with my friends. The voices of my characters demanded that their stories come to life so here I am letting you in on the going ins and outside of my mind.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Author-RS-James-181793069253274/ 

Instagram: https://instagram.com/R.S.James_

 

LINDSEY TAYLOR

Being a mother of two, wife and full-time employee, Lindsey still manages to find time to write. She is passionate about all genres of writing, earning her BA in Journalism and MFA in Creative writing and English. She has been published in many newspapers and magazines nationwide, as well as blogs and online mediums. Lindsey has also been published with Pulse Publishing for her debut fiction novel, The Novel Within. She has also been a part of two anthologies.  Lindsey is currently working on her second fiction manuscript, a poetry memoir, and another anthology.

Facebook: https://Facebook.com/author.lindsey.taylor

Instagram: https://instagram.com/lindseyjo107

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lindseyjo107

REE L. DIEHL

Ree L. Diehl was born on a misty morning in the mind of a multi-genre author who wanted to pen erotica but put her own stamp on it.  The result was the Unbillable Hours Series, serving up erotica with a dash of romantic comedy.  The She-Wolf on the Twentieth Floor is the first in a series of standalone erotic stories where the best things happen off the clock.  Reviewer: Ree L. Diehl mixes the perfect combo of sizzle, plot & a touch of humor to make the reader want more!

Ree’s story in A Curvy Holiday anthology is Lassie, Come Home, inspired by her Scots-Irish lineage and love of all things Celtic. Description, teasers, and excerpt are here.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReeLDiehl 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/My3Pens 

 

NIA FARRELL

Nia Farrell is the award-winning author of one of The 50 Best Indie Books of 2016, a four-times Golden Flogger Finalist, and a founding member of the Wicked Pens.  She writes hot sex and happy endings in multiple genres and subgenres, including BDSM, ménage (MFM and MMF), paranormal, MC (motorcycle club), and Mafia.  Regardless of genre, ultimately, her books are about the healing power of love.

Nia writes erotic romance as Nia Farrell, historical romance as Erinn Ellender Quinn (the Ellender is a family name), and erotica/romantic comedy as Ree L. Diehl.  Her three pen names share a webpage at https://niafarrell.wordpress.com, where you can view slideshows of tantalizing teasers and read steamy excerpts.  As one reviewer put it, “If you love sensual, emotional and powerful romance with a definite D/s dynamic, you should be reading Author Nia Farrell.”

Nia’s story in A Curvy Holiday anthology is By George, inspired by the holiday classic film It’s a Wonderful Life. Description, teasers, and excerpt are here.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NiaFarrellAuthor/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorniafarrell/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthrNiaFarrell

 

SANDRA DANIELS

Sandra Daniels is a small business owner, mother of three grown sons, and the wife of a Sheriff’s Deputy. She also just so happens to lead a double life as a writer of the books she loves to read—stories with relatable characters, humor, angst, hot sex, and just enough mayhem thrown in to make things interesting. And she manages to do it all with just a touch of southern flair.

When she’s not writing, she loves reading, watching SEC football, lunching with friends, and spending time with her family—that is when she’s not chasing after the family’s chocolate lab, Rosco, who generally has one of her shoes.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SandraDanielsRomanceBooksYouWillLove/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandra_daniels_author/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SDanielsAuthor

 

COURTNEY LYNN ROSE

Courtney grew up in Baltimore and is pretty sure she threw her ability to give a f**k into the Inner Harbor long before high school. Like almost every writer on the planet, she started writing at a very young age. Her “way with words” led to her being the go-to person for writing funeral speeches for a long time. She tried poetry during that typical teenage phase when, like most, she thought it was her sole purpose to contemplate the existence of life and love and all the other things she thought she knew about.

For fourteen years she left the writing world behind and worked full-time as a paranormal investigator and demonologist until retiring in 2014. During that time, she had three children, earned degrees in Abnormal Psychology, Criminal Justice, and English Literature, and eventually got back to writing. While all things paranormal will always be Courtney’s heart and soul, closing the door on that career opened up a plethora of ways to use that knowledge and experience to scare the hell out of people through her writing and public talks.

Today, she lives in East Tennessee with her children and spends a majority of her time writing things that make people smile while cutting their emotions deep, and running her own professional editing company— Full Bloom Editorial. Courtney is also proud to be the Acquisitions Editor for the small press publisher, Knox Publishing, LLC.

Her novels pull from life and bring to light the things she holds fiercely in her DNA— abuse and addiction survival, domestic violence, and above all, the notion and belief that love, loyalty, and friendship are the bonds which hold every relationship together. Courtney also dabbles in the world of cover modeling and is honored and humbled by every cover she’s asked to be on for her fellow authors.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/clynnrose87

Instagram: www.instagram.com/clynnrose87

Twitter: www.twitter.com/clynnrose87

 

ALEXIS R. CRAIG

Author Alexis Craig resides on 10 acres of wooded wonderland in rural North Carolina with her soulmate, who understands her little quirks.  She enjoys reading, hiking, coffee shops, and spending time with her husband. She writes all forms of romance… from sweet to super steamy.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAlexisCraig

Instagram: https://instagram.com/TheAlexisCraig

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheAlexisCraig

 

NICOLE GARCIA

N.Y. Times Bestselling author Nicole Garcia has a degree in Nursing but has been a stay at home mom for the past 10 years. Her passion is reading and decided to make a career out of sharing her love for books. Nicole started writing poetry when she was just a little girl and had always loved the feeling it gave her. She now writes full-time. Currently, she writes steamy Contemporary and Paranormal Romance but plans to write other genres in the future. Hope you will join her in all the fun ahead.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorNicoleGarciafanpage/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authornicolegarcia/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorNGarcia

 

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By George

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BY GEORGE

by Nia Farrell

Length: 5,686 words

Part of A Curvy Holiday anthology (December 2019) with various authors

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Musician George Elliott is in rehab, recovering from the car accident that nearly killed him. So far he’s beaten the odds, learning to walk and talk again (even if it’s with a stutter). He’s on the autism spectrum and struggles with PTSD whenever there’s a change—and everything is new to his injured, amnesiac brain.

He doesn’t know where his home is.  He can’t remember what it’s like to be with a woman, but he very much wants to when he starts sessions with music therapist Carole West.

Plus-sized George finds himself falling hard and fast for a beautiful woman he doesn’t think he can have.  But it’s Christmas season.  In this short story inspired by the classic holiday film It’s a Wonderful Life, miracles do happen.

A heart-warming BBM romance with a heat level of four, written for Ages 18+.

 

Beta-reader Dawn Martin-Smith “God Nia, I don’t know how you do it. The story of George is absolutely fantastic. I had tears in my eyes pretty much from the get go. Your talent is incredible.”

 

Excerpt:

George felt his breath seize and fought the anxiety that made his chest tighten and his heart race.  He’d never had panic attacks before the accident (or so he’d been told).  Any change carried the threat of one—which sucked—because everything was new to his injured, amnesiac brain.

Tina rapped on the door.

“Come in.”

The voice that answered was as rich as dark chocolate and as sultry as a summer night.  Tina opened the door, revealing a wall of musical instruments on the left.  To the right, an electric keyboard sat by a set of shelves lined with drums and percussion.  On the far side of the room sat the source of the voice, a beautiful blonde with a soft smile and compassionate eyes as blue as the azure sky.

“Hi, George,” she said, rising from her office chair and rounding her desk to greet him.  “Do you know who I am?”

Should he?

Anxiety clawed at his chest, tearing ragged holes in his breath.

“That’s okay, George,” she quickly assured him.  “My name is Carole.  Carole West.  Can you say it?”

“Cuh-Cuh-Ca-rrrole W-Wuh-Wuh-WWWest,” he managed, cursing his stutter that the accident hadn’t taken with his memory, damn it all.

She beamed at him like a teacher with a prize pupil.  “Very good, George!  Now, come on in.  Have a seat.  I have some things I want to show you, and then we’re going to try some fun things that I think you’ll enjoy.”

Carole looked at Tina.  “Thanks for showing him down.  I’ll buzz you when we’re through.”

The door closed, shutting the two of them in together.  George lowered himself into an empty armchair.  Carole sat on the piano bench and looked at him sitting white-knuckled with nerves.

“Are you okay, George?” she asked, all solicitousness.  “I know this is a break from your routine.”

Evidently, he was on the autism spectrum, too.

He hated that she knew it.  He couldn’t hide his stutter but he’d become something of an actor, able to convince people that he was just like them.

“I’m f-f-fine,” he grunted, sounding sulky, regretting that he had too much going against him to interest anyone as lovely as her.

“Oh, George,” she sighed, blinking away the moisture that sprang into her eyes.  “You’re here.  You’re strong—stronger than you know.  I want to show you something and hopefully give you some new goals to achieve.”

Rising, she picked up a remote control from her desk, aimed it at the DVD player, and pressed a button.  A concert lit up the screen, starting with a shot of the guitarist’s hands, his fingers dancing over the strings, his soulful voice serenading the fans who’d come to see him perform.

The camera angle shifted, showing the audience.  Carole was sitting in the front row with Tina.

“See anyone you know, George?” she asked, freezing the frame and trying to not grin.

“Th-th-that’s y-you,” he stuttered.  “A-a-and T-Tina.”

“Correct!”  She hit the play button.  The camera panned left until it pointed back at the stage, passing over band members and background vocalists before focusing on the lead singer.

George clutched the arms of his chair and stared.

“I’ve been a fan of yours for years, George,” she said softly.  “You don’t stutter when you sing because there’s music in your soul.  I hope to help you find it again.”

 

 

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Lassie, Come Home

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LASSIE COME HOME

by Ree L. Diehl

Part of A Curvy Christmas Anthology (December 2019) with various authors

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In Edinburgh at Hogmanay, cultures will collide….

Highland athlete Ross Carmichael is a mountain of a man and more than most women can handle. American Nora Taylor isn’t put off by his size, and she loves that he wears a kilt.

Now if she can just see what’s underneath it…

Lassie, Come Home is a 5,000-word erotic romantic comedy short story first appearing in A Curvy Christmas Anthology.  Written for Ages 18+.

 

Beta Reader Dawn Martin-Smith: I find it incredible that you have such a way with words, that under a different nom de plume the stories are so different. Nia, I love Ree L Diehl’s stories.  They are short, sweet and fucking hot!

 

Excerpt:

He’d given thought to what he had to offer a woman, let alone one as beautiful as she was.  His size intimidated most that he met.  Under a bit of paunch, he had enough muscle to tip the scale at three hundred twenty-five pounds and rank in the top ten of any Highland games that he competed in.

He was a mountain of a man.  Lucky for him, she was an avid climber.

After connecting online, he’d managed to talk her into visiting Scotland.  Now that she was here, he hoped that he could get her to stay.

Given her interests, he could tempt her with Harry Potter places, dangle castles and historic sites, and offer to guide her on a number of walking tours.  Today’s weather would have been perfect for it.  With temperatures hovering at fifty degrees Fahrenheit, the average tourist required no more than a light jacket or shawl.  Aussies wore winter coats, and braw souls from Northern climes sported bare legs and arms.

Ross gripped himself under the table and imagined pinning her to the wall of the lavvie and banging her senseless.

Christ.

He couldn’t wait to get her alone again.

 

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