It's no secret that I enjoy stories, whether written or visual, with strong female protagonists. Well, I'm pleased to announce an exciting new anthology that features exactly that: stories about formidable women. Entitled Gems of Strength, women from all regions and walks of life contributed short stories focusing on strong women and the decisions and situations that helped build their character. These wonderful female authors collectively refer to themselves as The Sisterhood. Released by Metamorph Publishing, Gems of Strength is currently available through Amazon. Click the image for purchasing information.
Here are synopses, written in the authors' own words, of six of the stories included in Gems of Strength:
Any Kind of Velvet by Lilian Surgeson ~ Myrtle Cook was born a man, but she was always a woman at heart. Fabulous and quixotic, she lived and died with a flare of elegant melancholy. Unfortunately, when the police find her body, her ex-lover Chris is faced with a world of questions.
Childish Things by Mistral Dawn ~ A friend in need sends Chessie down memory lane, where she's forced to confront the demons of her past. It's not long before she learns that the oldest wounds can hurt the most, and only someone with access to your heart can break it. Will she find the strength to put aside her childhood pain and help the only person who has never let her down?
Dark Valley by Claire Plaisted ~ How can a young woman release and clear the dark valley with only her precious singing voice which the old crone hates? Read on and find the gems and how she overcomes each obstacle thrown at her.
Focal Point by Christie Stratos ~ Recovery starts with acceptance, but how can you accept a random violent act that ruins your career - and your sense of self? "Focal Point" shines a light into the shadows of devastation, where strength and rebirth are waiting to be found.
The Road to Happiness by Karen J. Mossman ~ Joanna's life was going well, until there was a knock on the door. She needed her best friend for support. Maybe he'll give her more than just that, if she is lucky.
Vanquish by Markie Madden ~ Death looms near; how can I fight what I cannot see? Will I have the strength to overcome this invisible killer?
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