I was at a convention over the weekend and in a meet & greet when Hildie McQueen mentioned a new Valentine's Day anthology she was about to release. One sizzling hot hero, five different worlds, five fabulous authors...do I have your attention yet? I know I was intrigued! Which Valentino will you fall in love with? And the best part about this anthology- it's just 99 Cents!
Behind The Curtain of Call me Valentino
By Hildie McQueen
Our group of five authors planned and plotted to do a Valentine's Day anthology, but needed something to bring all the stories together. A common thread that will weave each novella and bring them into a theme surrounding Valentine's Day is an easy thing. Coming up with something not done before...not so easy.
The "what if?" came with the conception of my muse, the hero for my story. As I toyed with the idea of a Highlander named Valent, archer, of course (queue the cupid reference) the muse said. "Why can't I be the common thread? Put me in each of the author's hands and I will play whatever role they put me in." What a smart guy that Valentino.
Hence, I take full credit because he can't since technically he is imaginary. I hope that you can catch glimpses of the same character in each story as he is thrown into different arenas to conquer our reader's minds and hearts.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Valentino. Same Hero, Different Worlds.
In The Matron, Kirsten Osbourne's Valentino is a Cowboy in the 1800s
In Undercovers Jamie Lee Scott's Valentino is a modern day Detective
In The Brute and the Blogger Olvia Gaine's Valentino is a real estate developer
In The Vampire's Penance Jordan K. Rose's Valentino is a vampire in Central City
Lastly in Highlander, The Archer, my Valentino is a Highlander in Medieval Scotland