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July 14, 2018

Announcement from Desert Palm Press

New Release from Desert Palm Press

Match Me


AJ Adaire

What do Casey Harrison and Mica Baxter have in common? Apparently pretty much everything. Having known each other since high school, the two peas in a pod, long-time friends and business partners, are a couple in every way but one. That line hasn't been crossed, due to Casey's industrial strength walls and set in stone conviction against becoming romantically involved with a friend.

Hilarity ensues as Mica convinces Casey to enter a contest run by a new start up lesbian dating service called Match Me. The prize at stake is a romantic vacation for two on an isolated island near Key West , and Mica wants to win it big time. Casey, feet dragging all the way, finally succumbs to Mica's pleading and agrees to participate.

It is said that getting there is half the fun. That adage is certainly true about Casey and Mica's journey to their paradise island. Will the two self-described 'unluckiest people in the world', be able to overcome all the obstacles, real and perceived, that stand in the way of their happy ever after? Join Mica and Casey in this romantic comedy, as they struggle with unexpected complications standing in the way of their happiness.


Available at:

Smashwords , Amazon , and soon at Bella Books


Announcement from Ann McMan

Hello, lovelies!

It thrills me that so many of my stories and (even a couple of novels) are still available for readers at the Academy. Way back when you kindly posted my short story, "Falling From Grace," I got literally tons of emails from
Academy faithfuls who begged me to continue the story of Grace and Abbie.

I did kind of leave them hanging . . . for a while. Hey? It was ONLY seven years.

Well. They DO say I am the master (mistress?) of the slow burn . . .


Here's the GOOD NEWS—and I'd be so thrilled if you would share it.. I finally wrote a full-length novel about Grace and Abbie, and it's just been published. It's called *Beowulf for Cretins: A Love Story.* It's out
everyplace—and Audible will be releasing the audiobook version of it any day, too.

Here's the skinny:


If you ever wondered what happened to Grace and Abbie from Ann McMan's 2011 short story, "Falling From Grace," here's your chance to find out. *Beowulf for Cretins: A Love Story* continues their saga. The full-length novel picks up where "Falling From Grace" started. Here's the summary:

English professor and aspiring novelist, Grace Warner spends her days teaching four sections of "Beowulf for Cretins" to bored and disinterested students at one of New England's “hidden ivy” colleges. Not long after she
is dumped by her longtime girlfriend, Grace meets the engaging and mysterious Abbie on a cross-country flight. Sparks fly on and off the plane as the two strangers give in to one night of reckless passion with no strings attached, and no contact information exchanged.

Back home at St. Albans, the college rocks Grace's world when it announces the appointment of a new president, the first woman in its 165-year history. Cue Abbie—and cue Grace's collision course with a neurotic dog named Grendel, a fractious rival for tenure, and a woman called Ochre, in what very well might be Grace's last real shot at happiness.

This full-length novel reimagines and expands on the short story, “Falling From Grace,” which was originally published in the award-winning story collection, *Sidecar* by Ann McMan.

Now available everywhere in paperback, ebook (audiobook narrated by Christine Williams coming soon from


Announcement from Tey Holden

It always feels great to post the publication announcement of one of my books on the Academy's website. As you all know, this is where I began to post the stories that I am now publishing. Forever grateful to all my Academy readers worldwide!
Please, if you read my books and like them, I would appreciate your kind review on Amazon.

Tey Holden

Announcing the publication of One Little Bit, Addy and Karen Series, Book 3. The book is available for sale in all Amazon markets.



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