Three novellas released just in time for Valentine's Day.
The Lending Library-a fantasy. By C. L. Kraemer
Faeries try to fit into the human world when the forest where they make their home is destroyed by a mysterious enemy.
Chasing Rainbows-a contemporary romance. By Genene Valleau
An eccentric aunt, an inventive uncle, a mother who wears poodle skirts, and a brother who wears pearls provide a hilarious backdrop for the courtship of a young woman who yearns for a "normal" family.
The Gift-a historical romance. By Christine Young
A man and a woman on opposite sides of the Civil War get a second chance at love after one final battle returns soldiers to their war-torn homes to rebuild their lives.
C. L. Kraemer has been a gypsy all her life. From her military child beginnings to her might-not-get-this-chance-again attitude after she left home, she’s seen most of the continental United States as well as Hawaii and Alaska. She hopes to travel the world but is content to stay close to her family in the great Northwest. Three novels written under the nom de plume Celia Cooper, Old Enough to Know Better, Sun in Sagittarius/Moon in Mazatlan, and If Only were gifts from the writing gods. A fourth novel, Cats in the Cradle of Civilization, written as C. L. Kraemer is her first venture to the mystery genre followed by Healthy Homicide written as C.L. Kraemer. The winds of writing have directed her to concentrate on the fantasy and sci-fi worlds in the near future.
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For years Genene Valleau has been fascinated by the puzzle of why some people collapse under life's traumas and others emerge triumphantly stronger. Her dramatic action stories explore the lives of heroes and heroines who overcome those traumas, often using touches of humor. With Chasing Rainbows, one of the novellas in this anthology, Genene jumps funny bone first into romantic comedy. Writing this story was such fun that another humorous novella is in the works for 2011.
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Born in Medford, Oregon, novelist Christine Young has lived in Oregon all of her life. After graduating from Oregon State University with a BS in science, she spent another year at Southern Oregon State University working on her teaching certificate, and a few years later received her Master's degree in secondary education and counseling. Now the long, hot days of summer provide the perfect setting for creating romance. She sold her first book, Dakota's Bride, the summer of 1998 and her second book, My Angel to Kensington. Each fall, Christine returns to the classroom-and the pool-as a math teacher and high school swimming coach. Her teaching and writing careers have intertwined with raising three children. Christine and her husband of 32 years live in Salem, Oregon.