Andi Marquette and I are wrapping up our review of All You Can Eat: A Buffet of Lesbian Romance & Erotica. The layout is fabulous and seeing the stories within the design was really exciting. And in reading the stories again in the typeset stage reminded me of what a really great collection of stories we have.
There’s no real money to be made from anthologies and it’s a lot of work. And if you are not the organized type, it would be a really challenging project. Doing an anthology is something that you really want to do—because you love anthologies, because you like short stories, because you’re interested in the theme or subject matter. And when you mold and shape and grow your project, it’s an amazing feeling.
If you haven’t seen the discussions about AYCE, all the stories involve food in some way, either directly or as a vehicle, for a romantic and/or erotic romp. Here is the first reveal of the table of contents:
“Fresh Fruit” by Ashley Bartlett
“The Luscious Tarte Aux Fraises” by Historia
“Whining and Dining” by Jae
“Burn” by Rebekah Weatherspoon
“Tomato Lady” by Cheyenne Blue
“East Meets West” by Karis Walsh
“Dessert Platter” by Victoria Oldham
“Appetizing” by Cheri Crystal
“Sugar and ’Shine” by Andi Marquette
“Vanilla Extract” by Jove Belle
“Smorgasbord” by R.G. Emanuelle
“Crème Brûlée” by Sacchi Green
“Turn the Tables” by Yvonne Heidt
As you can see, we have an amazing line-up of writers and a wide array of stories. There’s something here for all tastes.
I am now counting down to release time, which is still a little vague but will be some time in August. I can’t wait to have a print copy in my hands. Andi and I worked very hard with our cover designer to get our cover to be exactly what we had envisioned—and she did an awesome job in bringing it to fruition. We also made very specific requests to our interior designer to carry our theme through the book.
Soon it will be time to enjoy the fruits of our labor (no pun intended), and I think it will be one of the best projects I’ve been involved in.