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Our romantic short stories are designed to take our readers away for about a half hour. They are complete stories unto themselves and aren’t related to each other. That means that you can duck into our Reading Room for a quick escape any time, and make it back to your real life before anyone knows you’ve gone.

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Our Cowboy’s New Romance- Maps of Fate, Just Released!

I had the good fortune and pleasure of being able to read an advance copy of Reid Lance Rosenthal’s Maps of Fate, the second book in his Threads West, An American Saga series. If you’ve followed Romantic Shorts at all, you’ll know we’re a fan. Or at least we thought...

How I Met Your Father

Sometimes the human quest for love takes us along a new path, leading us to the place we belong, even though we had no idea how to get there. So it is for Joe Sweeney‘s heroine in How I Met Your Father. With smooth and flowing dialogue, and warm and engaging prose,...

This Cowboy Knows Romance

It was Reid Lance Rosenthal’s tweet about being the only male writer at a romance writers’ convention that caught my attention. I checked out his website, liked what I saw, and dared to ask him if he would be willing to write a guest post for Romantic Shorts’ authors....

What The Darkness Proposes

As second place finalist in last year’s New Year New Story Writers’ Competition, What The Darkness Proposes, by Kirsten S. Blacketer sets a standard for which Romantic Shorts would like to be known. Suspenseful and engaging, this romance is one that will have the...

The Wizard

Our inaugural story, The Wizard, by Helen Chapman, was chosen as our launch story for many reasons. An historical setting is both pleasantly complimented by its delectable fantasy, and brightened with its quick wit and dialogue. With a satisfying finish, this short...

This Journey Of A Thousand Miles

You know, the best advice to someone who wants to start on a venture, yet know nothing of what to do or how to do it, is simply, “Start.” The old saying, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step,” will never hold more meaning. And so it has been with...

The Worst Is Over

Woohoo! And there you have it – the site has been successfully transferred to its new hosting service. No small feat for this amateur web designer extraordinaire! Will be rounding out the Reading Room over the next couple days, completing contracts as soon as humanly...

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