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If you are in the mood for some love, some magic, and some very special animals...Step inside A May Day Anthology...
.........--Long and Short Reviews
May Day has been celebrated since Roman times with dancing, baskets of flowers, and bonfires.
In this collection of May Day stories, Rogue's Angels--Christine Young, C.L. Kraemer, Rosemary Indra and Genie Gabriel--continue the celebration with humor, faeries and falling in love.
Highland Miracle -- Christine Young
Hurtled through time, Sean Michael Sterling, lands in the midst of a May Day celebration he doesn't understand, assuming the role of Laird Sterling. There he meets Reagan Douglas, an illegitimate child of nobility, who is searching for a way out of her half brother's house.
Defying the Odds -- C.L. Kraemer
The night elves on the hill aren't happy without their magic. They concoct a plan to punish those who were involved in the act that rendered them almost human. Meanwhile, Uther, the rogue night elf, has returned to woo the Librarian to be his eternal mate.
Love in Bloom -- Rosemary Indra
When childhood friends reunite, it takes two fairies and a matchmaking daughter to help them admit their true love for each other.
No More Poodle Skirts -- Genie Gabriel
After drifting for years in the innocent age of the 1950s, a woman struggles to join today's world by finding a career and a new love, with some help from her zany family.
Excerpt from "No More Poodle Skirts"
Maddie added one last brush stroke to the words, "Hawk's Haven," beside an image of Father Jacobs in his Superhawk suit. Nearby, a small green elfenchaun fluttered on the mural, and a painted little dog that looked strikingly like Mr. Razzles sat on the ground watching them through his goggles.
The sign mural that would be attached to the side of the homeless shelter was finished!
The parents and children standing around began to clap and cheer.
Little Jonathan began to clap also--until he spotted the paints, momentarily unwatched while everyone else celebrated. With a mischievous grin, Jonathan dipped his hands into the paint and ran toward Maddie, adding his colorful handprints to the other paint splatters on the shirt that had been white at the start of the project.
Though surprised at first, Maddie quickly began to laugh. Encouraged, Jonathan ran to others, patting his hands on their paint shirts.
When he reached Daphne, she bent down to say something to him and he struck--leaving handprints on her chest.
"Oh!" Startled, Daphne straightened up as Jonathan ran toward his daddy, who had been trying to catch him.
Brenner stared at the handprints on Daphne's breasts. His mouth dropped open. "I--ah..."
Jonathan squirmed in his dad's suddenly loosened grasp and ran across the yard, giggling once again.
In slow motion, Brenner closed the distance between himself and Daphne. "I might as well do something I really need to apologize for."
He dipped his hands in the paint, slipped his arms around her and gripped her derriere, lifting her slightly so his mouth fit perfectly over hers. When he released her to once again chase after his son, the perfect prints of his paint-covered hands branded her backside.
And Daphne stood, stunned, her fingertips resting lightly against her lips.
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