From: Amanda Jean
To: Megan Derr; Samantha Derr
Would a monster and/or alien collection call be too weird.......
I should have known better than to even ask. Megan and Sam are as big of fans of a good, sexy xeno or anthro story as I am. (Megan bought me a copy of My Monster Boyfriend at a con recently. Look, some jobs, you get a mug with your name on it. My job, you get monster erotica.)
I'm proud to announce that come 2018, I'm unleashing a collection of alien/human stories on the world. I want the weirdest, sexiest stuff an author's brain can come up with for the call. I want tropes, hijinx, worldbuilding, all the orientations and genders, subgenres, and most of all aliens and humans trying to figure each other out and fall in love and stuff.
Subs are due 11/30/17. For more information, check out the submission guidelines and/or email me over at LT3!
The My Dearest Enemy collection (partner to the My Dearest Friend collection) is out! It's been in the works since the end of 2015, and I feel as though I've been simmering in excitement this whole time.
I've always had a thing for enemies to lovers. When I pitched the dual call to my bosses at LT3, I wasn't sure which of the two I'd be running, but as much as I love a friends-to-lovers story (the pining, oh God, the pining), enemies is my jam. I think it's because the concept of enemies is so much larger than life. Who in their day to day can say they have an actual enemy? I think if pressed I could list a handful of people I'd prefer to politely ignore, but an enemy? That's the stuff of myths and legends.
All the MDE stories nail that sense of heightened reality--and stakes--in their own way.
The five stories are all quite different in terms of plot and even genre, but they all show us what a combustible force enemies-to-lovers is as a romance trope. I hope you enjoy the collection as much as I do.