This collection of short stories highlights strong characters meant to inspire the reader and remind them dreams should always be chased. Evil Queen is an annual celebration of women’s empowerment.
All proceeds from the sale of this year’s Evil Queen anthology will be donated to WriteGirl – a Los Angeles-based creative writing and mentoring organization that “spotlights the power of a girl and her pen.”
2022 Evil Queen Featured Authors:
Amanda Cuff | Aubree Valentine | Cali Melle | Chasity Tarantino | Daisy Allen | Dee Lagasse | Ellie Isaacson | Georgana Roland | K Leigh | K. Peters | KF Hassall | Kandi Steiner | Kat Singleton | Kay Blake | M Leigh Morhaime | Malynda Schlegel | Mignon Mykel | Persephone Autumn | Renee Dyer | Savannah Stewart | Shannon O’Connor | Sutton Bishop | Tori Fox
Evil Queen Anthology is an amazing collection of unforgettably spicy short stories. With bold, sassy and strong heroines ready to be hard working, fierce and let nothing stand in her way of accomplishing her dreams. This charity anthology, with all its proceeds going to a truly amazing organization, is sure to inspire, embolden and lift other women up. Encouraging them through the power of the written word. These stories have characters you can’t help but to be drawn to. I will highlight a couple of my favorites but I recommend everyone grab this amazing collection to support this great cause and enjoy this remarkable collection.
Ember by Kandi Steiner
Ember gives us the short story of a chief stew on a charter yacht in the Mediterranean. She has worked her fanny off to get where she is at the lady in charge. While catering to the super rich and hot Ember finds herself at essentially a crossroads of sorts. She has been the one thus far to provide her charter guests will all the luxury and lavishness she can and now she is being offered a chance at being spoiled like that. But at the same time for a while Ember has been in a constant battle with the cook, Finn. Mr, hotter than anything coming out of his kitchen, Finn and Ember have been battling each other in some smexy tension filled banter for a while now and they just need to bang it out already. His whispers in her ear of the things he wants to do to her are hotter than anything he could possibly have cooking up on the stove. It is just the perfect short, but oh so explosive encounter!!
Camilla~ Cali Melle
Camilla is the short novella where we are introduced to Camilla Knight and Owen Hart. Camilla is a hard working single mom to a young, Hockey loving son, Logan Knight. ( who eventually grows up to be our Hero in Cross Checked Hearts. Wyncote Wolves #1) She has spent years working hard and building a successful business and now at twenty-nine is CEO of her own company. When a business meeting introduces her to Owen Hart, who is obviously attracted to her. She shares in that attraction but where Owen is upfront about it she is more uncomfortable and tries to put distance between them. Let’s just say his persistence pays off, and Camilla decides to give into what she really wants. I love how it literally goes from dinner to down and dirty so fast. YUMMY!! If you haven’t met the Wyncote Wolves Hockey series by Cali Melle you absolutely NEED to ASAP.
FOUR FLAMING FUN, FLIRTY, FEISTY, AND FIERCE STARS!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Holy Hot Hockey Pucksl!!🔥🔥 I am beyond obsessed with August and Poppy’s addictively sweet and unforgettable story. I am allured by August, and Poppy is just positively perfect. This is a steamy and dreamy second chance romance with all the feels. A must read surprise pregnancy/sports romance that’s hotter than H-E-double-hockey-sticks!! 🏒🏒
August is loving life, living his dream playing hockey for the Wyncote Wolves hoping it will lead to playing professionally one day. He lives, eats, and sleeps hockey and has no plans of letting anything get in the way of that. However, things just got complicated. Because when he runs into the hookup he hasn’t been able to get out of his head his thoughts about what matters most for his future just might start to look completely different. For months he searched for Poppy and now here she is in front of him with an obvious bun in her oven…and It’s pretty likely that August is the one that put that bun in Poppy’s oven.👶🏼
Then comes the sweet and swoony side of August and oh he just stole my heart. ♥️ This is a reformed playboy (with a heart of gold). Take note, I said play boy as opposed to Fork-boy. I always knew he was a good guy to his core. Even when he and Poppy were just hooking up, they were only hooking up with each other.
Oh my sweet Poppy. 🥺 My heart just hurt for all she’d been through. She knows how August feels about commitment and that is fine with her until she finds out her future is about to change in a big way. 🤰🏼She felt she couldn’t do that to August so she did the only thing she could think of, she ran. She knew she needed to confront the truth and tell August one day. But a few months passed and she would confront him whether she was ready or not when they happened upon each other. While it seems like August quickly wants to jump right into the deep end, Poppy just wants to tread lightly in the shallow end and guard her heart. But she sees the changes in August. He is going out of his way to prove to her what is most important to him and that is quickly crumbling the walls she’s put up. He wanted to take care of her.
Oh my heart! I legit ATE.IT.UP. He just made me melt. The way he went after what he wanted. His patience with her, he was smexy, sweet, and sensitive. He went from a non-committal guy to just the guy that knows how to love you wholly. Mind, heart and body. Unselfishly. WOW! Is my love for August obvious or what?! 🥰🥰
I can not get enough of this series. These Wyncote Wolves are everything. My hubby was never into hockey but boy do they have me wishing he was. Lol It’s just so aggressive and testosterone filled and HOTT!! Good GAH! What a great group of guys too. They are just amazingly written characters and I want ALL of their stories. So far in each book we get enough snippets of the ones with stories to come to be intrigued and anticipating the days until we get them. I love that they are all so aggressive and alpha when they need to be. I find myself binging hockey teams on TikTok and picking out I think who would be my who.
Deflected Hearts is told in dual POV ( my personal favorite) and is the second standalone book in the Wyncote Wolves series. I am in love with how Cali Melle’s writing just sucks you right into the story and I cannot get enough of her panty melting, heart stealing heroes and the strong willed and sassy heroines that bring these men to their knees. While you don’t have to read Cross Checked Hearts before reading this book I would definitely recommend checking out Logan and Isla’s story. It is a fantastic brother’s best friend’s romance as Isla is August’s sister and Logan is his best friend.
My Cr8zysockbookblock Blog Wrap Up
⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️~FIVE!Falling Hard and FastSTARS!!
Love MesomeWYNCOTE WOLVES! This is a must read for all surprise pregnancy, sports/hockey, and second chance romance fans alike. Unforgettable characters, great storylines, and witty banter makes for a fun and engaging story that will grab you from start to finish.
🌶HEAT~🌶🌶🌶 Steamy,Sweet and Scrumptious.🔥
🥰HEA/CLIFFY🧗♀️~No Cliffy. Happy Ever After Perfection!!🥰♥️🥰