Heart2Heart Anthology: Volume 5
With Stories By AM Arthur, Daryl Banner, Tal Bauer, SE Harmon, Riley Hart, Kate Hawthorne, Lucy Lennox, EM Lindsey, Louisa Masters, Mia Monroe, Jodi Payne, Spencer Spears, K Webster, Neve Wilder, Alice Winters
Once upon a time, a bunch of authors wondered… what would happen if Heart2Heart, the dating and community app responsible for bringing together couples from all over the world, encouraged people to do something they’d never done before?
#NeverHaveIEver is trending on H2H, and fourteen authors who’ve never before appeared in a Heart2Heart anthology (and one who’s never left) have come together to show how funny, hot, and heartwarming it can be when H2H app users challenge themselves to do something outside of their comfort zones–from singing in public, to skinny dipping, to getting their first real kiss–while they manage to fall in love along the way.
As always, all proceeds from this anthology will benefit LGBTQ+ charities to ensure that love in all its incarnations will be celebrated and protected every single day of the year!
And don’t forget: this volume of the anthology will only be available for 90 days, after which time it will never be offered again!
Exclusive Excerpt from:
Never Have I Ever…Gone Skinny Dipping, by Riley Hart
I ordered, then sat down and waited. How did one man ask another man to go skinny-dipping with him? Oh, yeah. A date. I should start with a date, and holy hell, what made me think I could ask Ronan Winters on a date?
“My favorite customer is back,” he said, breaking through my internal freak-out.
I looked up at him. Ronan’s arms were crossed. God, he had sexy arms. It looked like he spent his time doing manual labor instead of hitting the gym.
I took my glasses off and chewed the end.
“Are you flirting with me, Freckles?” he asked with a grin. “Because that is so damn cute. I love the glasses thing.”
He loved it…which basically meant he would want to do some naked swimming with me.
Huh was right. I had no idea what I’d just said, only I did, and I shouldn’t have said it there, in the middle of his shift, but…he wasn’t wearing his Extra Shot shirt.
“Never mind.” This was stupid. What in the hell had made me think Ronan Winters would want to go on a dinner/skinny-dipping date with me?
“Yes,” Ronan said.
“Excuse me?” I put my glasses back on.
“Yes, I’d love to go on a date with you. Isn’t that what you asked?”
“You would?” I wouldn’t want to go on a date with me if I were him.
He chuckled. “Yeah, I would. In fact, I’m free right now if you’re not busy plotting world domination on your laptop. I’m convinced that’s what you’re doing, by the way.”
“But today is your workday. I’m not stalking you, I swear. I just…come here enough that I’ve learned your schedule.”
“It changed this week.”
“Are you sure?”
“That I’m not currently working? Yes.”
“No, that you want to go on a date with me.”
“Yes, I absolutely want to go on a date with you.”
“I absolutely want to go on a date with you too,” I replied. “Clearly, since I asked.”
All Proceeds Go To Charity
About the Heart2Heart Anthology Series:
Since 2018, and across four volumes, the Heart2Heart anthology has donated more than $100,000 USD to LGBTQ+ charities around the world. From large organizations such as Rainbow Railroad and the Trevor Project, to community programs like Kind Space and One-n-Ten, we’re honored to support their work.
A true passion project, Heart2Heart wouldn’t be possible without the incredible efforts and generosity of our support teams:
- Cover design by Kelley Fox at Sleepy Fox Studios
- Beta reading, editing, and proofreading by the team at LesCourt Author Services and other incredible volunteers
- Promotion by Gay Romance Reviews
- The readers who never fail to bring their creativity when offering suggestions to inspire the authors.
And of course, the author’s time and efforts and the organisational overlord of the project; Leslie Copeland.
As with previous editions of the anthology, we’re honored to be donating our net profits to three deserving charities.
More information on the Charities chosen for Volume 5:
🌈 Pflag Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their LGBTQ2S children.
The “coming-out” process can be a critical time for families. When the adjustment period is particularly long or painful, relationships can become permanently damaged, resulting in a lifetime of emotional scars. People cannot always rise above the challenge of accepting themselves or their family members, and the results can be devastating, even fatal.
🌈 The CHEW Project’s vision is to provide frontline support, opportunities for health and wellness, and to help find hope for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and emerging adults facing barriers related to:
- Mental health
- Substance use
- Sexual health
- Sexual exploitation/sex work
- And others
🌈 The Pride Centre of Edmonton provides a non-judgmental, welcoming space where people of all attractions, identities, and expressions can be themselves, find support, meet new people, and be part of a caring community. The Centre offers resources, education, volunteer opportunities, counselling, and sensitive and expert information and referrals for those seeking help. The Centre also organizes programs to help improve the social, mental, and physical health of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
These are all great Charities and we need to take care of our youth and the next generation. Love is Love. Be safe and kind. No one should have to suffer for who they are or who they love!!
Connect with the Authors:
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