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Ready for bite-size reading? Coming soon @ Cafe Nix

24 Mar

14 Escape Publishing authors (including me!), one contemporary romance, 15 happy endings. Welcome to Cafe Nix.

31140939-256-k709664Cafe Nix is a collaboration between 14 Escape authors to bring readers epilogues, extra scenes, and all-new material featuring favourite characters from Escape contemporary titles. Each chapter is an original short story of its own, dropping you straight back into the lives of characters already let loose in the world in previously or soon to be published Escape books as they spend time at Sydney’s harbourside cafe, Cafe Nix.

My story is called Angry Birds and Turtle Doves, and it features Seth and Remy from my next Escape Publishing title, So Far Into You. (No release date unfortunately – this book won’t be out till much later in the year).

Who are the Cafe Nix authors?
In order of appearance they are:
Elizabeth Dunk – The Silver-haired Saviour:  In the style of The Lies We Tell
Juanita Kees – Under His Persuasion:  Characters from Tag Raiders Series
Sandra Antonelli – Niagara Falls at Cafe Nix:  Characters from Driving in Neutral
Jane O’ReillyHunk of the Month:  Characters from The Holiday Survival Guide
Nicole FlocktonBound by Their Wedding Plans:  Characters from Bound By His Desire
Cate EllinkDeeper Diving:  Characters from Deep Diving
Ros BaxterStand and Deliver:  Characters from Lingerie for Felons
Jenny SchwartzKissing Time:  Characters from Hero Duty
Ainslie PatonNo Dick Moves:  Characters from Insecure 
Jennie Jones12 Bells and a Baby:  Characters from Swallows Fall series
Lee ChristineIn Safe Company:  Characters from Grace & Poole series
Lily MaloneAngry Birds and Turtle Doves:  Characters from So Far Into You
Rhian CahillChristmas Wishes Do Come True: Characters from Christmas Wishes
Amy AndrewsRisqué Business:  Characters from Risky Business

Where can you get It Happened at Café Nix?
It will be released on Wattpad on April 2 and later will be available as a complete volume through Smashwords.

I’ll let you know when my story comes up!

 

 

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Posted by on March 24, 2015 in Marketing and promotion

 

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4 responses to “Ready for bite-size reading? Coming soon @ Cafe Nix

  1. readingwritingandriesling

    March 24, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Short stories are hard work…is it any easier with characters you already know?

     
    • Lily Malone

      March 24, 2015 at 11:41 pm

      Short stories are hard work – I agree. I think it may well be easier with characters you know. Also, Ainslie Paton for Escape Publishing came up with the idea – so we all had a central theme to work around – this being “a day at Cafe Nix”. We each nominated an hour/time of day for when our characters would be in the cafe. Mine is there for dinner, around 8pm at night and my character Seth, is actually in the cafe on his own. I think he may be one of the only stories (or Ainslie’s might be on his own also) where only one character is involved. But each character interacts with the owner, ‘Nix’ in the Cafe, or other waiters/cafe characters.
      Writing 3000 words for Cafe Nix was a lot of fun. It actually helped me fight my writer’s block last year – it made my So Far Into You longer novel easier to keep working through somehow. Hard to explain. Interesting question Carol!

       
      • readingwritingandriesling

        March 24, 2015 at 11:50 pm

        I think some times it might help to be given some perimeters/ themes/settings etc I think It might be easier to have a definitive theme than the whole of the universe of permutations you could possibly write about… which I think makes it hard to start…too many options. It certainly forces you to think and write ( I think) 🙂 Stops the procrastinating. I suffer with procrastinating.

         
  2. Kylie Kaden

    March 26, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    What a cute cover. Great initiative! You are a woman of many talents Ms Malone! And commitment phobes will love the idea of bite-sized reads (or simply the time-poor). Great stuff.

     

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