Tuesday, September 10, 2013


 SharedWhispers-Ebook-180x280Why bring up SHARED WHISPERS on The Writers Vineyard (TWV)? Because both are the brainchild of Michael Davis who writes mystery/suspense/thrillers and SciFi for Champagne.  Several years ago, Big Mike established TWV to provide a platform for Champagne authors to share information and meet their readers. It’s a lot of work for Mike, ably assisted by Jude Johnson, to coordinate the efforts of thirty authors to publish daily posts.  So thank you, Mike, for all your work. Shared Whispers would not exist without you.
This week Champagne Book Group released SHARED WHISPERS, an anthology of fifteen short stories about romance, mystery, adventure, and the paranormal contributed by authors of the Champagne Book Group. Michael Davis was the project coordinator. Last year, Mike brought up the idea of the anthology to introduce readers to Champagne authors. He developed the idea into a cohesive plan with a timeline, recruited the authors, kept us on track throughout, then coordinated the publication of SHARED WHISPERS with Champagne.
For now, check out these short blurbs from Shared Whispers:
Beyond Forever by M. W. Davis – Two ill-fated lovers from the past show a modern day couple the real meaning of love.
Special Delivery by Linda Rettstatt – During a blizzard, a road sign promised sanctuary from the storm until a woman running from her past learns the doctor is a veterinarian.
The Setup by Victoria Roder – Blowing off a blind date might mean avoiding an unpleasant evening with a stranger—or being saved by one.
Life at Full Speed by Ute Carbone – Sparks fly when a prosecutor and a man she almost sent to prison meet under unusual circumstances—a speed dating event.
Frozen Section by Jane Toombs – An acknowledgement of a past loss does more than thaw a woman’s heart. It opens the path to an unplanned future—and a family she never expected to have.
After the Tears by Angelica Hart and Zi – Grief darkened the future, until love took a hand.
Colours by Chris Fenge – One woman seeks to escape the grey coloring her world and return to the bright colors of yesteryear and her true love.
Wailing Down the Wall by Julie Eberhart Painter – A Chinese legend comes to life amidst the creation of one of the world’s greatest architectural marvels.
Journey Home by Linda LaRoque - Life is hard and dangerous on the Texas plain for a couple separated by time, distance, and duty. Love brings them together—forever.
Solitude by Ronald Hore - All Keith Sommerville wanted was a little time alone aboard his sailboat. What he found was a future beyond belief.
Cymru Am Byth (Wales Forever) by Jude Johnson – The freedom of Wales came at a price—love. Centuries later, fate intervened
Heart of a Rebel by Dani Collins – Plans can be undermined when love and destiny take charge.
Heaven by Elizabeth Fountain – Angels are not always found in heaven.
Nimue’s Daughter by Rita Bay – The past and the future collide when the Merlin of King Arthur’s court seeks his true love in a world on the precipice.
Gods and Zombies by January Bain – Do humans dance at the whim of the gods or do we write our own destiny.
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Anonymous said...

Wow, how sweet, Rita. We're so lucky to have such a great group of authors. Also, TK Toppin deserves a shout out for her efforts in getting us on Facebook and maintaining the page.

Good job everyone, and thanks Rita.

Michael Davis (Davisstories.com)
Author of the Year (2008 and 2009)
Award of Excellence (2012)

Liz Fountain said...

Big Mike, your work on this project was nothing short of awesome. Helen's editing helped us shine. Jude and TK both earn our appreciation every day. Rita, what a lovely introduction to this anthology! As a contributing author I can honestly say Shared Whispers is one of the best collaborative experiences I've ever had.

You all are the main reason I feel so lucky to have landed with Champagne!

Liz Fountain (Heaven)

Rita Bay said...

I agree with you, Liz. Mike really pulled it together for us, then managed the contract work for us. I, also, am so happy to be associated with Champagne. R

Julie Eberhart Painter said...

Thank you, Mike, again, for getting this off the ground. This has been great promotion for everyone, and Ellen made it a professional effort.

Jude Johnson said...

Thank you, Rita, you are so nice to do this.


Anonymous said...

Your right JP. Where else will a publisher work with you on new ideas to experiment and push forward into untried avenues. CBG Books has always been open to supporting their authors in exploring new arenas.

Michael Davis (Davisstories.com)
Author of the Year (2008 and 2009)
Award of Excellence (2012)