Summer Loving (1)

I live in Australia, where we are lucky enough to have a pretty decent free health system. But for ten years, I lived in the States and I remember well the horrors of the healthcare system, and the fucking unfairness of it all. Companies take your money when you’re well, but when you’re sick, or just sick of reading the small print, you’re dropped like a wormy apple. Faster.

Sommer Marsden, whom you doubtless know and love (and if you don’t, well, you should), has a husband, and her husband has cancer, and their health insurance company is doing what health insurance companies do best and not paying. Bastards.

But Sommer has a friend, Alison Tyler, whom you also doubtless know and love (and if you don’t, well, welcome back from outer space) and Alison has put together an anthology. It’s a fantastic anthology. Amazing. Look at the cover! Look at the table of contents. Drool a bit. And then go and buy it. Because, not only is the anthology stupendous, not only is it only 99c, but (and this is the best bit) all the proceeds go to Sommer and her family.

It’s winter here in Oz, but it will always be a steamy summer as long as Summer Loving is in the house.

Alison says that Sommer will get the most royalties if you buy from Amazon. So buy it. Please. There’s also a paperback version.

Foreword: Angell Brooks
Moon Lovers by Donna George Storey
Housework Can Wait by
Sophia Valenti
Heat Upon Heat by Lucy Felthouse
Fireworks Display by
Summer Surrender by Jodie Griffin
Tell Me by May Deva
Summer Lightning by Teresa Noelle Roberts
To Hell with Sunset by A.M. Hartnett
The Chaperone by Primula Bond
Hot as Ice by Sammi Lou Thorne
Protection by Elise Hepner
An Oven on Broil by Tenille Brown
Summer in December by
Tamsin Flowers
Hot Tomato by Thomas S. Roche
Arizona, Ireland, New
England by Cheyenne Blue
Baby, It’s Hot Outside by
Delilah Night
Summer School by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Night Swimming by Justine Elyot
When In Nice by Alison

Willsin Rowe did the remarkable cover. And Selena Kitt at eXcessica will be publishing the anthology with all proceeds going to benefit Sommer and her family.