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VICTORY TALES PRESS is always looking for well-written, engaging tales from all genres.

We release four anthologies per year. Be My Everything, Valentine Collection was our first anthology published for 2016.

Tales wanted for our next anthologies…

Summer themed stories (Title to be announced): The deadline for submissions is May 20th.

Halloween/Fall stories (Title to be announced): The deadline for submissions is Aug. 20th.

Christmas/New Years stories (Title to be announced): The deadline for submissions is Oct. 20th.

The short stories may be any genre as long as there is a romance. The romance doesn't have to be the main focus. The stories may have a western, fantasy, history, time travel or even adventure theme to them. They can be eerie tales and capers, too.

What are we looking for?

  1. A themed romance that fits one of the anthologies listed above.
  2. The romance must be male/female, sweet to sensual romance. Please, no erotica or anything explicit in nature.
  3. Word count between 5000-20,000 words.

When do we need the stories? Now until the deadline listed above for the anthology you wish to participate in. The sooner you can email your submission the better.

***Please note that we will do some light editing only.

Please send submissions to kmnbooks @ yahoo . com (no spaces).

In the subject line place: 2016 (and the theme name of the anthology you wish for your story to be featured in.)

I can't wait to read your tales! Any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

Happy writing!

Karen

VTP Anthology Coordinator

Victory Tales Press

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No Chocolates for Valentine’s Day… Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

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"Maybe, but I see no struggle or blood, and the family dog didn't appear agitated. There's a good chance Sloane is only infected and hasn't fully changed yet." When a woman looked like Sloane McBride, a boyfriend wasn't going to just look at her. He would bet his best dagger, Tim Wilkins had nibbled on her neck sometime in the last few days.

"I'll call you if Tim shows," Wade said with a long sigh as he headed for the door.

Derek stared at the photo of Sloane, who stared back at him with such life. She was happy, but so were Tim and Trent and he knew that didn't help them in the least. His gaze shifted to the laptop with the calendar marked with Valentine's dinner with Tim. She probably hadn't planned on flowers and fangs. He placed the photo where it belonged and headed out of the house, turning off lights and locking up.

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The first thing that popped up was the calendar with a note: Don't forget to pick up Mom, Dad and Seth at the airport. The date was set for next Monday, and the other date that caught his eye was: Dinner with Tim on Valentine's Day.

"The family is out of town. We only have to worry about Sloane." He turned in his seat to look at Wade. "She marked her calendar for the fourteenth: romantic dinner with Tim. That's tomorrow." He only took note of the date because newly turned vamps tended to hang onto their previous life for sometime after the change. Events that were important tended to be amplified into an obsession.

"I wonder if dinner includes a blood cocktail for two," Wade grumbled, then added, "Did she say where they were going for this fabulous dinner?"

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Somehow, I don't believe there will be flowers and chocolates. :)

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Dark hair and a beautiful smile—just his luck, it was the gal he knew from school. He pursed his lips, silencing the stream of curses begging to be voiced and removed the magnet, grabbed the photo and flipped it over. His mother always wrote on the back of their photos and he was pleased to see the McBrides did as well. The McBrides, mom, dad, Seth and Sloane (me), were scrawled on the back. "Too bad we didn't ask Trent if the rest of the family was infected before we relieved him of his head," he said and glanced at Wade. "Since we're in the house, let's take a look and see if there's any evidence the family was here when Sloane's boyfriend came calling."

Just in case they needed to identify the bodies, it was good to know what the victims looked like; he handed his brother the photo.

Wade's low hummed whistle said it all. "Sloane's sure a looker," he said, "and I dig those cutoff shorts she's wearing."

If she'd been turned, it wouldn't matter how shapely her legs were, but Derek refrained from commenting..

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Maybe Derek will reconsider once he sees Sloane in the flesh. lol

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Myths, Legends and Midnight Kiss_Final_mediumMyths, Legends, and Midnight Kisses, 2015 Collection from VTP

Five complete sweet to sensual romances from five multi-talented authors in settings that are sure to warm the heart. There's a story for everyone from historical to contemporary. Let the magic of myths and legends sweep you away to where dreams of midnight kisses spark an unforgettable romance.

Stories included in this Halloween Collection:

Legacy by Gerald Costlow
It's 1956 Appalachia, and Jeremiah Jack is a young man making a life for himself in the holler. Then one autumn morning Susie, his old sweetheart returns from college with her Professor to ask him for his help investigating the legend of how his grandfather, Crazy Jack, came to be born on the mountain.

Thus begins an adventure that will take our group on a journey into a world of legend and myth, and cause Jeremiah to confront a dark legacy from his family's past. All while trying to convince Susie that the biggest mistake he ever made was letting her go and to give him another chance.

The Haven by Barbara Miller
Katrina Haven's bed and breakfast had been struggling even before her mother died, but Kat is determined not to sell the only home she has ever known even if the locals regard it as haunted. Then she has the brilliant idea of making it a pet friendly B&B. Now she has guests almost every weekend, including Will Boyer who stops by with his dog Boo on his way to visit his parents. But this trip, he brings along soap star Fallon Malone who tells Kat privately she is Will's fiancée.

Unaware of this, Will regrets allowing Fallon to come on the trip with him. Somehow a suggested change to the storyline of the soap he writes turned into a PR trip with Will as Fallon's unwilling escort. He'd much rather be with Kat than the drama queen Fallon. He wonders how the New York soap star will handle staying in a haunted bed and breakfast. Maybe if the ghost can dislodge Fallon, he can finally make some progress with Kat.

Pennytook by Sarah J. McNeal
Myths are supposed to be false…but some are terrifying and true.
Pennytook is a war weary Gypsy who longs for peace from the past and wants something meaningful in his life.

Esmeralda, a Gypsy trick rider, has harbored a deep affection for the chieftain, Pennytook, for many years. But her dark secret will never allow him into her life.
A mythological creature is about to unleash its horror and change the destinies of Esmeralda and Pennytook.

Lovely Lottie's Treasure by Rebecca J. Vickery
Dani Adair travels to Seattle at the request of her best friend Abby to help unravel notes from an old journal. The Legend of Lovely Lottie's Treasure has existed for years, but is there a real treasure in Old Seattle? With the help of Abby and the journal, Dani should be able to use her special talents to find out.

Hunter works with Dani's half-brother who asks him to find her and keep her safe. Hunter discovers the favor a bit more than he bargained for when Dani proves to be independent, rebellious, and attractive. Keeping up with both Dani and Abby when they are in danger is enough to give any man nightmares.

Why are they being followed and who is breaking in? Are they after the women, the journal, or the legendary hidden treasure? Will the growing attraction between Dani and Hunter hinder or help their efforts?

 Abraham's UN-DEAD by Karen Michelle Nutt
Adryanna and Bram Graystone encounter the Cantwells, another vampyre couple, who question their motives when their actions spark a legend about angels and miracles. It all began when they saved Abraham, a young lad, who would later become the author of the UN-DEAD.

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StakeandDust_Final4 mediumStake and Dust, Book I-  These are stand alone stories.

A Lamia, a sea creature worthy of John Keats' prose, teams up with a vampire with serial tendencies. When young promising artists are found dead, the Preternatural Bureau sends Cassandra Hayes to the Hamptons to help a fellow hunter track down this lethal duo. She's only spoken to Mr. Green once on the phone and when she meets him in person, he is not what she expects. His hunting skills are spot on, but there is something the man is hiding, and she's determined to find out what it is despite the attraction developing between them.

Tremayne Graystone, a vampire from one of the oldest septs, is not pleased when he finds a dead hunter left on the doorstep of his pub. He should have never answered the hunter's phone, but someone is trying to frame him and he wants answers. Surely he can masquerade as Mr. Green, the hunter Cassandra is supposed to meet, before she figures out his true identity and stakes him. She's a Hayes, from a long line of vampire hunters, and fraternizing with the enemy is simply not done, but as they work together and follow the clues, the lines become blurred when he falls for the hunter's charms.

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Have yourself a Merry Little Romance

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Six complete sweet to sensual romances from six multi-talented authors in settings that are sure to warm your heart. There's a story for everyone. Let magic of the holiday season take you away where romance awaits.
Included in this Romance Collection:

A Time to Give by Linda Swift
The small roadside restaurant where Ellen works is busy with travelers on Christmas Eve. She is counting on a bonus and tips to help pay for her boyfriend's special gift. Bruce needs a typewriter for college class work and Ellen has saved for months to surprise him. A mother and two children stop in while their car is repaired next door. Ellen learns they have a long drive ahead in a worsening snowstorm with little money and no gifts for the little ones. If Ellen helps them, she can't afford the gift for Bruce. Christmas is a time to give, but how can she choose who has the greater need?

A Christmas Wedding by Celia Yeary
Kailey Lovelace, maid of honor in her brother's Christmas wedding, hopes the best man Alex Dunn won't bolt when he sees she is six feet tall and has frizzy blond hair. At the airport, she almost loses her breath when she learns he's even taller and looks like a dream. If only he likes her enough for the week of the wedding to go smoothly.

Alex Dunn, recently discharged from the Army, can't believe his good luck when he meets his partner for the wedding. Kailey is just the right height and gorgeous, as well. He looks forward to a pleasant week in Texas. What could possibly go wrong?

One Foggy Christmas by Barbara Miller
Lady Jane Faraday is conflicted about traveling to Summerhill for the Christmas holiday since the heir to the estate, and the man who was supposed to marry her, has died. But she has other worries than her guilt over not marrying Henry St. Giles. Stephen, the younger son and the one she loves, is still fighting the war in the Peninsula. If only he had written to her she would know where she stands with his affections. She'd wait for him if he'd say the word, but she isn't sure he's still alive.

Stephen St. Giles receives leave to return home since his beloved brother Henry is dead and the war is nearly over, but what of Jane? She has answered none of his letters. Is she now his brother's widow or did she wed someone else? And why has he heard nothing from his mother? As he trudges the last miles toward home through the fog, he feels as confused and uncertain as his misty surroundings.

Jack and the Christmas Journey by Teresa K. Cypher
Tildie Janson lost her husband, Harp, three years ago, and the only joy in her life is Jack, her husband's dog. Without him she'd be lost. With Christmas around the corner, her friends step in to help her move on by badgering her into taking steps toward celebrating the holiday. They mean well, but she wishes they'd leave her alone. On one of their planned outings, a chance encounter, with a man from her past, forces her to face life again, but the prospect scares her and she retreats. She can't let go. However, Fate-or maybe a touch of Christmas magic sends Jack on a journey that changes everything.

Return Engagement by M. C. Scout
Tanner Armitage has been overseas for nearly a year serving his country and can’t wait to come home to surprise the love of his life.

An Army brat, Brynn Josephs looks forward to when he gets leave to come home though she’s sure it won’t be this year.

Christmas is in the air but can he successfully pull off a return engagement?

Third Time's the Charm by Gerald Costlow
4th in the Modern Day Sherritt Witch series.
Trudy Macalester is a young, single schoolteacher living with her newly remarried father. She discovers her new stepmother is a witch when she stumbles upon a book of spells. When Trudy reads from the book, she accidentally summons a charming rogue bent on seduction; a man nobody but she can see or hear.

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Victory Tales Press

We are a select group of authors joining together for the purpose of publishing romance based anthologies. Our readers will always find a M/F couple, interesting situations, and if not a happy-ever-after, at least a happy-for-now somewhere in the tale.

Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery

We are a small Independent Publisher with a host of talented, imaginative authors who offer stories in a variety of genres:

Traditional Romance, Mystery, Adventure, Suspense, Horror, Fantasy, Humor, Historical, Inspirational, Science Fiction, Thriller, Speculative Fiction, Steam Punk, Time Travel, and Paranormal or a mix of them all, as well as carefully selected Non-Fiction.

We strive to bring you quality reads at affordable prices in Digital and Print formats.

If you enjoy our authors, their books, and our site, you may best support us through your visits, book purchases, reviews,

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Going to lurk around all night like a peeping Tom?… Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

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Derek relinquished the gift from his hand and he patted the dog's head. "Good boy." The dog crunched the treat with enthusiasm then trotted behind him as he peeked inside the back windows of the house. He didn't detect any movement within the bedroom.

The creaking of hinges had him swinging around with the crossbow aimed at the back door. When he caught sight of his brother's cowboy hat, he lowered the weapon with a curse.

His brother spotted him and his face split into a grin. "Well, are you going to lurk around all night like a peeping Tom or are you coming inside?"

He shook his head and strode toward him with long strides. "I could have shot you, dim wad."

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Good thing Derek doesn't shoot first and ask questions later. lol

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Always come prepared… Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery #8sunday #snippetsunday

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Derek hated to think it, but if Tim paid a visit to the McBrides, he hoped the vamp ended it here, drained them and moved on because if one of the McBrides survived, the nightmare continued at another poor schmuck's home.

Reaching the gate, his hand gripped the padlock. It wouldn't stop him and he pulled out his tools from his jeans' pocket to pick the lock. He could easily jump the fence, but it was better to take the time now and have an easy escape route, if there proved a need. It took less than a minute.

He opened the gate and slid in, only to halt his movements when he noticed the black lab sitting on his haunches, staring at him with a curious tilt of its head. He was glad he had the heads up on the pet. "Good…boy," he said as he slowly fished into his jacket with multiple pockets containing all sorts or weapons. This pocket just happened to be filled with dog biscuits. He kept a box in his truck. Made it easier to deal with the four-legged animals when he invaded their territory.

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The family's pet is alive and well. Does that seem to be a good sign? Just a thought. :)

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Sure would love your vote… @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery @JudgeYourBook

It’s that time of year again. If you have a moment, I would sure appreciate your vote.

Flowers and Fangs by Karen Michelle Nutt: Best Fantasy/Sci-fi book http://critters.org/predpoll/novelsf.shtml

Stake and Dust by Karen Michelle Nutt: Best Young Adult book http://critters.org/predpoll/novelyoungadult.shtml

 

Other books with Victory Tales Press:

Have Yourself a Merry Little Romance (VTP): Best Book Cover http://critters.org/predpoll/bookart.shtml

Myths, Legends, and Midnight Kisses (VTP): Best 2015 Anthology http://critters.org/predpoll/antho.shtml

Best Publisher: Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery/VTP: http://critters.org/predpoll/ebookpublisher.shtml

***Don’t forget, when you vote you need to confirm the vote with link back from P&E. They send the link to your email. :)

Thanks so much! If anyone else needs a vote, let me know. :)

Karen

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Ready your weapons… Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery #8sunday #snippetsunday

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"Well, don't the place look all nice and cozy," Wade said as he checked his gun. The special weapon was modified to hold iron-filled bullets. Iron could prove lethal to a vampire no matter the sept they belonged to.

He'd documented the differences between the vampire septs, including the vamps choice of weapons if any, their preferences to feeding, and if their bite were lethal to a human's existence. His father told him not to waste his time. 'Son, all vamps are blood drinkers,' his father told him more times than he could count. 'There's not much more you need to know. Stake and dust. End of subject.'

"Are you ready?" Wade threw him the infamous half-tilted grin that said: Let's kick some preternatural arse.

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Seems like Derek wants to know about the vampire septs and how they function. Wade just wants to do his job. lol Wonder what they'll find inside the McBride's home.

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