Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Lucky Stars author blog takeover

Lucky Stars Box Set
 Amazon – only .99!


 My name is Christine Ashworth, and I’m just one of the authors of the Lucky Stars Box Set that’s been invited by Inner Goddess to invade the blog today.

The Lucky Stars Box Set contains “Seven sexy Sci Fi and Paranormal romance short stories from some of the hottest names in romance.” We thought you’d like a bit of background for how we came up with our stories, and so we oblige…

Louisa Bacio, author of LUCKY CHARMS, has this to say about her story… “I completely blame Kim & Solera, who put out the call with the March 17 release date. I thought, "Yeah, what would they want, a leprechaun romance?" And then I came up with my opening line. It all flowed from there.”

Here’s Kim Carmichael’s insight for MADE FOR LOVE: “I was inspired by what someone who had a lot of emotion could do, if coupled with someone who never learned emotion.”


Solera Winters has this to say about THE LAST DATE: “The Last Date" was inspired by Kim Carmichael’s book Eternity. Back when she wrote her story I started thinking of a cupid story too. After all, the Greek gods were my main interest. When I started doing some research, I ran across Anteros, who definitely intrigued me. I wrote an opening (the part about him avenging an unrequited lover) and put it aside while I worked on other things. When the Lucky Stars Box Set came up, I thought of that story again, and thought it could work as a short. I was one of those women who waited a long time to find love, and while I never had a certain number of dates, I could relate to Vikki's issues. I was delighted Vikki Godwin and Tony Anteros found their happily ever after.”


My story, THORNE’S ROSE, was inspired by a Grimm’s fairy tale called “The Rose.” I took the story, shook it out and twisted it so; rather than the character dying when the rose bloomed, a prize-winning rose bush, one that hadn’t bloomed in a hundred years, wouldn’t bloom until two long-dead lovers were reunited. Hollister and Emmalee have to reverse a curse her ancestor put upon his family, in order for them to achieve their own happy ever after.


Erzabet Bishop says this about her story, TAMING THE BEAST: “It was inspired by my love of fairy tales and the need to bring the modern woman into a place where the tales related to her. BBW (Big, beautiful women) are often overlooked in romance and I wanted the chance to show that we are people too. We love, play with dogs, have fun and can handle anything a wicked witch can throw at us. Especially when it involves the people and animals we love. I hope you enjoy my Beauty and the Beast meets the Bachelor tale and you never know...this one could just very possibly grow from a novella to a novel.”


And we’re on to Fred T.  Kerns’ story, MISSION TO BELLATRIX.  Now, Fred has been in seclusion the past couple of days, working hard on his next book, so here’s a brief blurb…Kolya Mason, a young adventurer with a badly scarred face, has been hitchhiking on starships for several years. Now, she boards a ship leaving Terran-controlled space for the first time, joining a science team investigating the reappearance of a long-lost spacecraft. She's accompanied by a gorgeous young man who insists on tagging along ... but what's he up to? Is he genuinely attracted to her, or does he have some other agenda?” This book features several characters first introduced in GAME OVER. Fred is also looking to expand this story into a full length novel.


And last but not least, we come to the Bad Boy of Romance himself, Sascha Illyvich.  Here’s what he has to say… "The inspiration for SUBMIT TO HIM came from a bratty submissive I once owned, who really believed she was unlovable.  A BBW, though she found herself unattractive, her Prince saw the beauty in her and told her to start changing her outlook by changing what she wore.  I was lingerie shopping for myself one night and convinced her to look at some stuff online.  Her natural curiosity got the best of her and she ended up getting a red lace boyshort and bra set.  Yet she needed more, a real hard lesson in what a gift her submissive tendencies were, so I wrote her into the Reinhold series and gave her what she wanted; to be treated like an adult and forced to deal with real world problems, including her own, by adulting.


This project has been an absolute blast to participate in, and I hope you’ll give us a try.

And to find the Lucky Stars Box Set,
just go to Amazon – only .99!

Blog Takeover Giveaway
Leave a comment; we’ll be in and out all day to say “hey,” and answer questions you may have.
One commenter will win a $15 gift card to Amazon, copy of the Persephone's Song anthology from Solera Winters, and a signed copy of Closure by Kim Carmichael!

As well, from 4pm to 10pm PDT today, March 22nd,
 we’re having a Lucky Stars Facebook Party
click on the link and join in on the shenanigans!


  1. YAY! Thanks so much for having us!

  2. Thanks! Look forward to the party :)

  3. I love getting to hear from the authors! This is such an amazing collaboration!! I'm reading my set now and am blown away at how well the stories mesh. Love these authors! Can't wait for more from them!



  6. Thank you :)

  7. Hello! The project looks fantastic! Well done! It was really interesting to learn about the backgrounds and how each of you were inspired.

  8. I love how these stories are all different. They all sound wonderful.

  9. What a great set of stories!!!

  10. Thanks for hosting us! So much fun.